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About

Every day, in every media market in America, there are folks known as editors who decide the most important news of the day. The decisions made by these editors determine the lead story in television and radio newscasts, and what runs on the front page of the newspaper. If it’s a big story, it always runs on Page One.

Page One is a unique media venture, combining original reporting with the tools of technology to deliver Page One-level news about Kentucky politics and media.

The site was founded by Jacob Payne but he is by no means the only contributor to the site’s content. Working journalists, political insiders and regular folks help populate the daily flow…


Insufferable. Well-hated. Commentator. Entrepreneur-Type. Nice guy. Scary. Provocateur. That’s Jake! And that’s how he’s been recently described. Otherwise known as Jacob Payne, he’s a certifiable geek (of the Apple Fanboy variety), a political nerd and a registered Independent — counting numerous high-ranking Democratic and Republican officials and operators as regular readers. He’s a native of Eastern Kentucky and resident of Louisville who likes to talk about those two regions a lot.

A former political consultant and campaign finance professional, Jake’s a regular guest and go-to guy for media in Kentucky and his work has been featured on every news program and in every publication under the sun. Whether focused on uncovering political scandal, spotting corruption in higher education or making a government audit funny, he’s the Commonwealth’s very own opinionated (but annoyingly educated) blowhard. The love-him-or-hate-him guy that government, law enforcement and media rely on for the latest gossip.

You should refresh the site every five minutes to see what he’s got to say.

Have something to say? Send him an email. Feel like stalking? Follow him on Twitter.

As seen on MSNBC, CNN, FOX or a station near you. Also seen in the New York Times, Washington Post, Talking Points Memo, The Nation, Chronicle of Higher Education, your local paper and all up in your technology.

NOTE: Jake is the majority stakeholder of Full Signal Media Group, an independent media holdings and development company that owns this website.

Rick Redding is not affiliated with this website or Full Signal Media Group, LLC.


This site is based on a modified design originally developed by Chris Pearson.