Program Director and Host of First Hour
Stewart Jacoby is a Colorado native and U.S. Navy veteran. He is the Director of Radio Programming for South Texas Public Broadcasting and he begins our classical music programming every weekday morning at 9:05 a.m., as the current host of First Hour. He also hosts Moonlight Serenade on Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m.. Jacoby’s radio and television news career spans more than 40 years. While in the Navy, based in Japan and the Philippines, he established two permanent shipboard radio stations and a library. With an extensive background in Broadcast Communications, English and History, Jacoby began his broadcasting career in Casper, WY, before moving into Television News in Denver, CO. As a television news Cameraman, Reporter and Bureau Chief, Jacoby has covered significant news events throughout the United States, Eastern and Western Europe and the Middle East. His work has been featured on the three major television networks and NPR. He is a former Television Newsfilm Cameraman of the Year, and a co-recipient of one of journalism’s most prestigious awards, a Sigma Delta Chi Gold Medallion. Jacoby is one of a handful of journalists to be honored for his body of work by the Colorado State Legislature. He is a member of the Public Radio Association of Development Officers (PRADO), and the Association of Music Personnel in Public Radio (AMPPR). Jacoby’s outside interests include Ancient, Maritime, Biblical and Western History, Writing, Cartooning, and Ship Modeling.
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