The College of Professional Studies is excited to announce the publication of a new piece of research by one of our Mass Communications faculty.
Dr. Kwasi Boateng’s article, Radio in Accra: Communicating among Linguistically and Ethnically Diverse Audiences has been published in Intercultural Communication Studies, the journal of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS).
Dr. Boateng’s article examines a paradigm shift in local radio programming in Accra, Ghana. Private radio in Accra has been evolving, and stations have been using the Akan language to reach a wider population that includes Akans and non-Akans.
Dr Boateng argues that what has been happening in Accra has set a precedent, and local language use is spreading on private radio. Consequently, a wide-reaching communication network has been created that has had a transformative, democratizing effect on Ghanaian communities, and has used the sharing of information to help empower local people.
Dr Boateng’s article appears in Vol. XXII, Issue no. 1 (2009) of Intercultural Communication Studies.