The Classical Radio Workforce

Where is the talent to host and run our stations going forward? What skills are needed to engage with 21st-century audiences? Classical Music Rising’s Workforce working group explored opportunities and challenges for recruiting and diversifying the makeup and skills of those working in classical music presentation and production.

WQXR host Annie Bergen with pianist Daniil Trifonov in The Greene Space at New York Public Radio. Photo: Daniel Cassady

Classical Radio Workforce Working Group Report

  • The report summarizes the Classical Radio Workforce survey results, and provides recommendations for next steps in building and sustaining a strong classical music radio workforce (Feb 2017)


Classical Radio Workforce Survey Findings

  • The survey illuminates current size and demographics, plans for future hiring, Issues regarding recruitment, training, and more (Feb 2017)


21st Century Host Connection

  • Download the presentation from PRPD 2017 (Bill Lueth)
  • Know the audience, radio is social, and air checks! Hear comparative air check examples from KBAQ/Phoenix, KDFC/San Francisco, KING/Seattle, KUSC/Los Angeles, KSJN/Minneapolis, KXPR/Sacramento, WDAV/Charlotte, WFIU/Indianapolis, WFMT/Chicago, WUOL/Louisville, and WQXR/New York.


Classical Radio Jobs

  • See the latest listings in All Things Classical, Classical Music Rising’s newsletter.