President, Jacobs Media
Fred Jacobs founded Jacobs Media in 1983, when he had the notion that Album Rock could be fragmented with the Classic Rock format. Classic Rock has become the most successful “new” radio format in the last two decades, and its invention was listed as one of the top 35 most pivotal events in radio history by Radio & Records. Jacobs Media consults the leading broadcasting companies in America, including CBS, Entercom, Emmis, Greater Media, and Cox Media Group. The company also conducts research for National Public Radio and Nielsen while also consulting Vh1 Classic. It also advises companies on their digital strategies and has developed iPhone applications for radio, Internet streaming stations, and other businesses. Jacobs has been named one of the “100 Most Influential Broadcasters” by Album Network, and in 2006, was inducted as a member of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame.