If you’re paying attention to radio, and all things media, you probably know the name Fred Jacobs. As President of Jacobs Media, he’s worked with clients like CBS Radio, Premiere Radio Networks, Greater Media, MTV, Amazon, Electronic Arts, and NPR, just to name a few.
He’s also spearheaded the annual Jacobs Tech Survey, AQ - Radio's First Comprehensive Study of Air Personalities, his annual CES tours in Vegas and many other forward-leaning projects.
With this appearance, Fred becomes the most frequent guest in our first 100 episodes, and he's also the first radio consultant ever to be inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame…FRED JACOBS!
Free Beer & Hot Wings started as an afternoon show hosted by former college roommates Gregg Daniels and Chris Michels at a non-commercial station in Omaha. Soon, they moved to mornings before heading on to WBON in Knoxville, TN. Next stop was New Jersey, where they were simulcast on two stations. The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show began full syndication in 2004 with the addition of WGRD in Grand Rapids, MI. Joe joined the show in 2005, followed by Steve in 2009 and Kelly in 2019. The show is now making mornings sound funny on radio stations in 26 different states, and making extra money in ways very few radio people do. Hear how!