Quiz #3 Answers
1. If current audience trends continue, public radio will reach more Gen X and Gen Y listeners than Baby Boomers in 2010.
True. Audience 2010 explores this and other generational listening trends on page 9 in its report “Historic Sources of Growth.”
2. Which activity is done by more public radio listeners?
B) Playing a musical instrument
C) Gambling at a casino
C. Gambling. According to NPR’s Profile 2005 (PDF), in the past year, 17.6% of public radio listeners gambled in a casino, 15.3 % went golfing, and 14% played a music instrument.
3. Which of the following statements about Carl Kasell are true?
A) He is a magician
B) He still writes his newscasts on a manual typewriter
C) He has his own jingle
D) His mentor was Andy Griffth
A, C, and D. Carl has performed his magic act a few public radio events. “The Carl Kasell Show” jingle – from his early career as a commercial radio personality – was once featured in an NPR fundraising segment. Wikipedia, and other sources, cite the Andy Griffith relationship.