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About Us

AccessWDUN is a division of Jacobs Media, a family-owned media company based in Gainesville, Ga. Jacobs Media also owns three radio stations, WDUN AM550, WDUN FM102.9 and The Lake FM94.5 and AM1240.

Jacobs Media was founded in 1949 by the late John W. Jacobs Jr., a successful businessman and philanthropist. Under his guidance, Jacobs Media brought North Georgia its first FM radio station, its first cable company, and the region’s first online newspaper. Generations of North Georgians have grown up getting news, information and entertainment from the Jacobs Media family of radio stations and websites.

Today, WDUN AM/FM is a popular news/talk station, offering a great mix of local and syndicated talk, and The Lake offers adult contemporary music, the best music from the hottest stars of the 80s, 90s and today.

In 1999, Jacobs’ son, John W. “Jay” Jacobs III, the current president and CEO, brought the company into a compelling era of new media, launching, the region’s first Internet news service. In April 2015, the website was rebranded as AccessWDUN to combine the site’s consistent news coverage with the rich history of WDUN radio.

Today, AccessWDUN is North Georgia’s most-read news website for local news. In 2020, AccessWDUN had another record-setting year. The site averaged nearly 354,000 unique visitors to the site each month, over 1.4 million visits per month and over 4.1 million page views per month. Visitors to AccessWDUN spent more than seven minutes on various pages of the site. That's a lot of time and a lot of visits for your ad to make an impact.

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John W. “Jay” Jacobs III, President/CEO 
Elizabeth Higgins, Secretary 
Gwynn Taylor, Business Manager 
Anna Jacobs, Board Member

Bill Maine, Executive Vice President and General Manager
Austin Eller, Director of News
Sandy Griffin, Director of Engineering
John Jacobs IV, Director of Social and Media Strategy
Gwynn Taylor, Director of Finance
Lori Thompson, Director of Sales

Phone: 770-531-0604
Email: Send the newsroom an email

Austin Eller, Director of News Operations
Caleb Hutchins, Assistant News Director
Christian Ashliman, Anchor/Reporter
Hamilton Keener, Anchor/Reporter
Logan Landers, Anchor/Reporter
Bryan Pirkle, Anchor/Reporter and Traffic
Lawson Smith, Anchor/Reporter
Steve Winslow, Anchor/Reporter

Bo Wilson, Sports Director
Jeff Hart, Sports Reporter 
Seth Chapman, Sports Videographer

Phone: 770-532-9921
Email: Send advertising an email

Lori Thompson, Director of Sales
Dick Huff, Account Executive
Lauren Hunter, Account Executive
Wendi Strickland, Account Executive
Craig Shoemaker, Account Executive