The role of radio in the development of rural areas. The roles of radio in the development of rural areas (a case study of ——- local government area). The Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS) Enugu like many other electronic media establishments in Nigeria has been carrying out its communication function of informing, educating entertaining, persuading and public enlightenment and advertisement and other social programmes using the social scientific method of questionnaire survey and in-depth interview method on the project work. The work is handled in five chapters. Chapter one introduces the electronic media and the guide on the handling of the topic and the significance/rationale of the study. The chapter two continued with reviewing literature which ex-rayed the summary of related literature reviewed chapter three explained the research methodology used to study the topic. The research method includes the questionnaire and survey method and interviews while in chapter four data presentation and result findings are made relevant to the research questions. Chapter five finally handled the discussion, implication, recommendation, discussion of result and conclusion.