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Jack Jacobson

Jack Jacobson, American television executive. Decorated Bronze Star medal; recipient Silver Medal award Tucson Advertising Club, 1988.


  • Jacobson, Jack was born on April 2, 1921 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Max and Lillain Jacobson.

  • Career

    • Vice president Ultra Tone Broadcasting, Inc., Dallas, 1945-1948. Producer talent Station WHIO-television, Dayton, Ohio, 1949-1962. Program/promotion manager Station KGUN-television, Tucson, 1962-1979.

      Station manager Station KTVK-television, Phoenix, 1979-1986. Television consultant Station KDTU-television, Tucson, 1986-1993. General manager Station KTTU-television, since 1993.

      Member promotion advisory board ABC television Network, 1976-1978. President Metropolitan Phoenix Broadcasters, 1984-1985.


    Member advisory board Salvation Army, Tucson, since 1967. Member executive board Muscular Dystrophy Association, Tucson, since 1969. Active Casa de los NiƱos, Tucson, since 1987.

    Sergeant United States Army Air Corps, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Arizona Broadcasters Association (board directors 1985-1986).



    Fishing, writing.


    • Married Doris Mae Erhard (deceased). 1 child, Steven J.
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    • 1945 - 1948
      Vice president, Ultra Tone Broadcasting
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1949 - 1962
      producer talent Station WHIO-television
      Dayton, Ohio, United States
    • 1962 - 1979
      program/promotion manager, Station KGUN-television
      Tucson, Arizona, United States
    • 1979 - 1986
      station manager, Station KTVK-television
      Phoenix, Arizona, United States
    • 1986 - 1993
      television consultant, Station KDTU-television
      Tucson, Arizona, United States
    • 1993
      general manager, Station KTTU-television