Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Jacobs Webinar To Explore Talent Attraction To Radio

At this year’s “Morning Show Boot Camp” in Chicago, Jacobs Media and Talentmasters/Morning Show Boot Camp released the findings of its comprehensive online study of on-air talent and producers from commercial radio stations across the United States – AQ2.

Respondents were asked a wide range of questions on their attitudes about the state of the radio industry, their careers, how they define their ever-changing job duties, and even if they have a “face for radio.”

Fred Jacobs
Fred Jacobs presented the study to the capacity Boot Camp crowd, eager to see research that reflects their aspirations, concerns, and their lives. The full results of the AQ2 study will be unveiled on a webinar scheduled for Wednesday, September 4th at 2pm EST.

Click Here to register for the webinar.

“Last year’s debut AQ study – radio’s first talent on talent research study – turned out to be a milestone project,” says Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs. “This year’s follow-up survey provides tracking, as well as new questions to help inform both talent and those who manage them.”

There are great insights in AQ2 including why on-air talent have chosen the radio profession. The top three reasons are that “it’s fun” (79%), “to entertain” (75%), and because it’s “emotionally fulfilling” (56%). The least important reason? “Sex and relationships,” mentioned by only 1% as a main motivator for being on the radio.

Don Anthony, host/creator of Morning Show Boot Camp/Talk Show Boot Camp and publisher of Jockline Daily, notes, “Our second annual Jacobs Media/MSBC AQ2 (“Air Talent Questionnaire”) proved once again to be the perfect lead-off session for this year’s 31st annual event. And what a perfect source of material for sessions that followed. Considering the second year in-a-row that more than 1,000 on-air talent completed the nearly 15-minute survey speaks volumes about them, as well as the quality of work provided by Jacobs Media. I’m already looking forward to AQ3.”

AQ is an online study sent via email to both the Jockline Daily and Jacobs Media databases (and lots of word of mouth). The fieldwork took place between June 13 and July 18, 2019. There were 1,035 responses in total; 988 commercial radio air personalities and 47 commercial radio show producers in the U.S. AQ2 is a web survey and is not intended to reflect the attitudes of all air personalities and on-air producers.

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