Dr. Jerold “Action” Jackson is an American author, public speaker, and radio personality.
After graduating from Michigan State University with a B.A. in telecommunications, Jackson spent the next four decades in radio, working his way up from a board operator to eventually having his own radio show. Over his broadcasting career Jackson has interviewed some of the biggest names in music including Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Rick James, Drake, TLC, Prince, and Jennifer Lopez. He has also worked with some of the largest radio stations in America such as WHYT Detroit, WENN Birmingham, The Big DM in South Carolina, and spent an eleven-year tenure at KMJK in Kansas City. Jackson later achieved his doctorate at Charter University in Business Administration. Today, Jackson hosts shows at KRRQ (Q95.5) and KNEK (Magic 104.7), a station just outside of New Orleans in Lafayette, Louisiana, and currently serves as Program Director for Cumulus Broadcasting for over 21 years.
As an entrepreneur, Jackson owns several media and marketing ventures, including, a marketing and publishing company. In 2011, Jackson founded Infinite Blue Ocean with business partner Steve Welter, an organization focused on success coaching and business mentorship.
Jackson is an active public speaker and philanthropist, booking up to 20 engagements a year, and often speaking at large events such as the Primerica Conference. Jackson regularly volunteers and partners with charitable groups like the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of America, and Surviving the Odds. In 1994 he hosted a 24-hour live on-air fundraiser and raised $19,000 for CASA, an organization devoted to domestic violence victims. Jackson is frequently featured by the press as an ambassador for his community and a recognized name in his industry in magazines such as Deluxe magazine, Radio, and Records magazine, All Access online magazine, and the Flint Journal.
Jackson currently lives in Lafayette Parish with his wife.