Gabe Hobbs’ passion for working with radio talent is evident – he helped launch talk radio stars Glenn Beck, Lionel and Brian James, to name a few. More recently Gabe has assisted Nexstar Media in Chicago with the launch of NewsNation, formerly WGNAmerica. With his drive to discover, nurture, and re-invent talent, this media veteran been the President of Gabe Hobbs Media, LLC, for over 12 years. The company does talent management, content development and media consulting. He works with television, radio and digital media.
Gabe has counted among his clients such brands as The Wall Street Journal, The Dave Ramsey Show, the Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Club, The Blaze, ABC, CBS, Mike Huckabee and dozens of others including several of the top radio station groups. He has worked with technology companies in Silicon Valley and elsewhere such as Listener Driven Radio. Gabe also works with individual talent like Todd Schnitt, Deminski & Doyle, Dennis Miller, Marilu Henner, The Fabulous Sports Babe and a few you may not know…..yet! He teamed with Don Anthony’s Talent Masters to present the annual Talk Show Boot Camp for talent, now in its 12th year.
National radio and television star Glenn Beck says, “Gabe is a programming genius. There are very few people who understand what audiences like. He can really help hosts deliver it on a consistent basis without compromising their unique talents.”
“Gabe is one of the most knowledgeable and insightful people in talk radio today,” says national radio and television personality Sean Hannity. “Plain and simple, GABE GETS IT. He has a passion for talk radio that truly inspires me and many others.”
Hobbs started out in music radio, programming Top 40, rock, and adult contemporary stations. While at Jacor Communications, he added news/talk/sports stations to his responsibilities while managing the southeast region. After a merger with Clear Chanel (now iHeartMedia) Hobbs oversaw the programming of Clear Channel Radio’s 280 news, talk & sports stations. In addition, he served as the in-house consultant for Premiere Radio Networks, the company’s syndication division, where he oversaw the launch of Fox Sports Radio and was involved with such shows as the Rush Limbaugh Show, the Glenn Beck Program, Trumped with Donald Trump, Costas on the Radio with Bob Costas and The Dr. Laura Schlessinger Show.
Hobbs was named one of the top 10 corporate radio programmers in America by Radio Ink Magazine and they named him as one of America’s top 10 media consultants only two years after opening his own firm. His industry peers named him as Radio and Records Magazine’s “News/Talk Executive of the Year” five times and Hobbs was also the first recipient of The Andrew Ashwood Award, which is given to an industry professional each year who has made a positive impact in electronic media. In addition, he served on the Associated Press Board of Advisors from 2000 to 2008 and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Music Tampa Bay.