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NAB Podcast 83: NAB’s Auto Initiative Committee – Driving the In-Car Experience

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NAB Radio Board Chair and President and CEO of Tri-State Communications Randy Gravley sits down with Jacobs Media president and NAB Auto Initiative Committee advisor Fred Jacobs to discuss the committee’s inception, goals and how it is deepening the long-standing relationship between radio and the automotive industry to drive the future of radio.

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  • Josh Miely

    As Director of Education, Industry Affairs for the National Association of Broadcasters Josh serves as the host and producer of The NAB Podcast and The Radio Show Podcast. He is also a producer of NAB PILOT Technology Webcasts designed for the association’s radio and TV membership and a producer of conference education. 

  • Randy Gravley

    Randy Gravley is president and chief executive officer of Tri-State Communications, Inc., Exponent Broadcasting, Inc. He is also vice president of BMG Broadcasting, Inc. Randy's companies own and operate five radio stations in north Georgia and publishes Enjoy Cherokee Magazine. Randy is also the Chair of the NAB Radio Board of Directors. 

  • Fred Jacobs

    Fred Jacobs is the President, Jacobs Media, which provides research and consulting guidance to brands throughout North America, including commercial, public, and digital media companies. Fred’s mobile app company, jācapps (JAKE-apps), has been at the forefront of helping radio participate in the mobile revolution. In eight years, jācapps has developed more than 1,000 apps on both the Apple and Android platforms, generating more than 28 million downloads. In 2013, jācapps entered into a partnership with the Ford Motor Company to develop apps for compatibility in Ford’s SmartDeviceLink ecosystem.