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About Jacob Dean


Jacob Dean is the founder and creator of Filter Free Radio. Jacob was born in Portland, Oregon (before it was cool.) He has worked at various radio stations in the Portland area including KPAM, KEX, KRSK, KMHC, KDOX, KBPS and KXL. Jacob went to Benson Polytechnic High School and majored in Radio Broadcasting at KBPS. AM 1450 KBPS is the second oldest radio station in Portland. Jacob's first paid radio job was at KBPS, on air Summer Sound 2005. During his senior year, Jacob was part of the SkillsUSA National Radio (Audio) Production championship team, winning the SkillsUSA National competition in Radio Production in Kansas City, MO. Students were given three different radio station formats and target audiences and had to write, record, and produce three :60 spots in two hours. He graduated from Benson with a 3.8 GPA. View his KBPS alum profile at

Jacob continued studies in Radio Broadcasting at Mt. Hood Community College and graduated in 2008 with a 3.98 GPA. Jacob hosted "The House Party" the mid-day show on the college's radio station KMHD. Jacob was one of the lead students behind "The Quarry - We Break New Rock" a new brand for the Mt. Hood C.C. station. The station is currently available on HD radio in Portland and online at

During the summer of 2009, Jacob was asked to come back to KBPS AM 1450 to host the live afternoon drive program 2-5p Monday-Friday on "Summer Sound 2009." Jacob and co-host Abe were called "The Most Entertaining Live Radio Show in Portland" by the Portland Radio website - Jacob was one of the first to announce the death of Michael Jackson live on air on KBPS to the city of Portland.

Jacob was hired as a board op and became Associate Producer for the Thom Hartmann Program, the number one progressive political talk show in the country in April of 2009. Jacob produced for the THP as the in-studio producer and engineer, managed technically operation of the live daily broadcast, managed and produced podcasts and highlights for affiliates and listeners, and helped move the show to Washington, DC in October 2010 - Building brand new broadcasting studios with help from the head engineers of NPR in DC.

Jacob created Filter Free Radio in August of 2011. Jacob left the Thom Hartmann Program in June 2012 to move back home to Portland to help family. Jacob is currently a news anchor and reporter for FM News 101 KXL and continues to look for work in broadcasting, radio, and civics.

Jacob loves music, his dog Joy, fishing, the outdoors, the Portland Trailblazers, news, civics, philosophy, learning new things, peace, and the truth. Jacob believes the secret to life is love, hope, faith, and being content.

Jacob met Skeptical Scott at a Drinking Liberally event in Washington, DC shortly after moving there and now considers him to be his brother from another mother. Scott is a born and raised DC native who still lives and works in the nation's capital.

Contact Jacob or Scott at 503-746-TALK that's 503-746-8255 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.