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Fred Jacobs, Rich Meyer To Receive 2012 Rockwell Awards!

The Conclave is proud to announce that Fred Jacobs, President Jacobs Media, and Rich Meyer, President & CEO of Airplay Intel are recipients of the 2012 Rockwell Award. They will be honored at the annual Awards Luncheon during the Conclave Learning Conference Friday, July 20 in the MusicMaster Room of the Doubletree Park Place Hotel in Minneapolis. 

Mark Bolke, Conclave Board Chairman said, “I am thrilled to see Fred Jacobs and Rich Meyer named as this year’s recipients of the Rockwell Award. They have distinguished themselves as industry leaders, innovators, and most importantly, benchmarks of integrity and character. It will be my honor and pleasure to see them both formally recognized in front of their industry peers this July in Minneapolis.”

Jacobs, whose company Jacobs Media has been an active part of the Conclave Learning Conference and since 2010 has presented its Jacobs Media “Summer School” series said, “As a lifelong radio guy and student of the game, I am so humbled and excited to be named a Rockwell honoree. Thanks to the Conclave for this special honor.” 

Rich Meyer, who in 2009 founded Airplay Intel said, “I am extremely honored and grateful to be receiving the Rockwell Award this year. It is a true testament to the hard work of the hundreds of talented individuals I have had the privilege of working with for so many years. If the award could be broken up into tiny little equal sized pieces, I would give a piece to every single person that has been there along the way.”

Fred Jacobs and his company, Jacobs Media, is known for the creation of the Classic Rock format. Founded in 1983, Jacobs Media consults leading broadcasting companies in North America and conducts research for both commercial and public radio stations, Arbitron and other organizations and companies. Also, Jacobs Media has become a major player in mobile applications forming jacAPPS in 2008. To date, jacAPPS has developed 530+ apps primarily on the Apple and Android platforms generating more than 13 million downloads. 

Rich Meyer founded Airplay Intel in 2009 and now consults more than 100 major market PPM measured radio stations. In 1985, Meyer and his wife Nancy co-founded Mediabase, the highly successful airplay monitoring service. Meyer’s experience also includes major market Program Director positions in Columbus, Chicago, Denver and San Diego.

Awarded annually by the Conclave’s Board of Directors, the Rockwell Award is the Conclave’s highest honor. Since 1989 this lifetime achievement award has been given in memory of one of the Conclave’s founding members, Mike Rockwell. 

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