Could a new year present a new career opportunity for Jen Royle?
You may have seen her work on ESPN, as well as the regional sports networks NESN, YES Network and MASN, and the SBNation website. Recently, she’s been concentrating on her new venture, Sports Reel Boston, the ultimate portal for the New England sports fan.
And while Royle has far from a face made for radio, it appears she’s trying her hand at the medium once again.
This week, the Boston native has been co-hosting the morning show on the city’s rhythmic/top 40 station WJMN/”Jam’n 94.5″ alongside regular morning show host Ramiro Torres.
But it’s far from her previous radio work covering the Baltimore Ravens for WJZ-FM/”105.7 The Fan.”
“Jam’N” is usually ranked in the top ten radio stations in the Boston market. Not too long ago, it even went all the way to number one in a PPM book.
So even if it’s only for the three days following New Year’s Day, it should pay off for a popular radio station to extend this opportunity to a popular personality in the area. Usually, a personality-driven morning show on a music station consists of a certain amount of time devoted to talk, plus news updates and the all-important traffic and weather reports. In order to appeal to the target demographic of the format (aged 25-54), the hosts may choose to discuss relevant topics during their talk breaks.
In other words, just because Royle has a vast sports background doesn’t mean she would be limited to talk about sports.
Could this three-day stint at “Jam’n” be a chance for Royle to branch out, and possibly open herself up to other non-sports media opportunities, like Michelle Beadle (who, incidentally, her new daily program on NBC Sports Network was announced today)?
We shall find out as the young year progresses. In the meantime, there’s still one more day to catch Jen Royle crossing outside of her sports universe.