Fred Jacobs

Jacobs Media Strategies President Fred Jacobs has been announced among the 2018 inductees to the National Radio Hall of Fame. He will be formally inducted during ceremonies on November 15 in New York City.

Fred has emerged over the past two decades as one of radio’s leading visionaries. He founded Jacobs Media in 1983, when he had the notion that Album Rock could be fragmented by the creation of the Classic Rock format. Today, Classic Rock stands out as the most successful radio format in the last 20 years.

Prior to launching Jacobs Media, Fred spent the majority of his time designing and managing research projects as the Director of Research for the Radio and Publishing divisions for Frank N. Magid Associates, a leading research and consulting firm. Later, Fred became Director of Radio Research for the ABC-FM Owned and Operated Radio Stations. From there, Fred gravitated to the station side, becoming program director for legendary WRIF-FM in Detroit, before forming Jacobs Media. Along with providing the creative and intellectual direction for the company, Fred consults our major market Classic, Mainstream, and Active Rock clients, while having input in every client relationship. Fred has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, and a Master’s degree in Telecommunications from Michigan State University.

Read more about the National Radio Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 here.