Fred Society Media Coverage

The following is a partial list of media coverage The FRED Society has received over the past 25+ years. A few of the listings have links to reprints or other inFredmation.

NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES
11/12 The Villages Style Magazine. The Villages, Florida. Story by Fred Hilton called ‘A Boy Named Fred.’
08/07 The Washington Post – Yes, that newspaper!! Article about the name ‘Fred’ and the prospects of a ‘Fred’ in the Whitehouse – Fred Thompson.
01/03 The Press Enterprise – Southern California Newspaper – The Head Fred
12/01 Maxim Magazine – International Publication – Calling All Carls?
12/01 The Desert Sun – Palm Springs, CA area – A Fred by any other name
05/01 The Los Angeles Times – Fredmania
07/95 The Denver Post – CO – Freds invade Frederick!
07/95 Frederick CO Newspaper – Fredfest in Frederick
07/95 Rocky Mountain News – CO – Coloroddity, Freds come to Frederick, CO
02/94 The Desert Sun – Palm Springs, CA area – Fred Society founder works toward a more positive
12/93 The Desert Post – Palm Springs, CA area – Fred Society holding Food Drive
11/92 The Desert Sun – Palm Springs, CA area – Fred Society works toward a more positive image of Fredness
01/90 The Desert Voice – CA – It’s more than just a name
05/89 Newsday Magazine – New York area – The Agony Of Being A Fred
12/88 St. Joseph News -Press/Gazette – MO – The Fred Society on the loose again
02/88 The Desert Sun – Palm Springs, CA area – What’s in a name? Just ask The FRED Society
02/88 Palm Springs Life – National Distribution – Why Palm Desert? Residents explain the attraction
12/87 The Orange County Register – CA – What are Freds for?
10/87 The Times-Picaynune – LA – Harried Freds: A Society For You
10/87 San Jose Mercury News – CA – 160 Freds reach out to the rest of them
09/87 Evening Outlook – Santa Monica, CA – Frustrated Freds unite to boost name’s image
09/87 Long Beach Press-Telegram – CA – Have you heard of The Fred Society?
08/87 Ashbury Park Press – NJ – What’s in a name? Just ask Fred
08/87 The Raleigh Times – NC – The Importance of Being Fred
07/87 Chattanooga News – TN – Freds of the world fight nerd image
05/87 The Sentinel – FL – Freds band together to save what’s left of their name
04/87 Insight Magazine – National Magazine – Name Droppers
04/87 Ft. Lauderdale News – FL – If your name is Fred, this story’s for you
04/87 The Orange County Register – CA – People named Fred are fighting back
03/87 The Houston Chronicle – TX – Freds of the world unite
03/87 Australian Newspaper – Freds of the world unite
03/87 Grand Rapids Times – MI – Fred deserve better, group says
02/87 L.A. LIfe – Daily News – CA – You Can Call Us Fred
02/87 Marin Independent Journal – CA – Looking for a few good Freds, Mikes, Susans
02/87 Philadelphia Inquirer – PA – Fred Society
01/87 The Tribune – Oakland, CA – Fred-ophile society out to prove sticks, stones
and name won’t ever hurt it.
01/87 The Boston Herald – MA – Better Fred than dead
01/87 The Odessa American – OK – Fred unite to battle caveman image
01/87 Mansfield News Journal – Hey, I’m a Fred, too
01/87 The Petaluma News – CA – Worldwide Fred Society burgeoning
1986 Starting a Home-Based Business – Book – The Ultimate in market segmentation
12/86 Nebraska Newspaper – What’s in a name? Ask Fred Society members
12/86 The Los Angles Times – Year-End Update – Well, what’s in a name, anyway?
11/86 L.A. Daily News – CA – Freds find fulfilling fellowship
11/86 Have a Good Day Newsletter – National – Overcoming Fred
11/86 Daily News – Whittier, CA – Fred Society challenges name’s negative image
11/86 The San Francisco Chronicle – Sunday Punch – CA – Non-Fred need not apply
11/86 St. Joseph News-Press/Gazette – MO – When all Freds get together
11/86 The St. Augustine Record – FL – Fred Society battles name’s negative image
10/86 The Sacramento Bee – CA – You can call me Fred like in Frederick the Great
10/86 San Luis Obispo County Telegram -Tribune – CA – What a fellow Fred needs
09/86 The Fresno Bee – CA – His Name’s His Game
09/86 Turlock Journal – CA – The world’s Fred fight back
09/86 The Orange County Register – CA – Card-carrying Fred flaunt their name
09/86 The Contra Costa Times – CA – Respect has fled from the name Fred, but society
seeks to change that
09/86 The San Diego Union – CA – Society fights for rights of Freds around world
09/86 The Hour – CT – Fred Society fights negative image
09/86 Visalia Times-Delta – CA – Freds see much in a name
09/86 The Bakersfield Californian – CA – Group says it’s better to be Fred than dead
09/86 The Press Democrat – Northern CA – Just call him Fred
09/86 The Ventura County Star – CA – Ready for Fred – Fed-up, frustrated form society
09/86 Brisbane Queensland Australian Newspaper – If he’s a Fred, he’s a friend
08/86 Kiwanis – A Magazine for Community Leaders – The ‘Offbeat’ Clubs’ Club
08/86 National Banner – TN – Freds of a feather
08/86 Bellingham Washington Newspaper – WA – No Respect – Freds fight ‘caveman-nerd’ image
07/86 The Press-Enterprise – Southern California – A day in the life at the Fred Society
07/86 A Canadian Newspaper – Spirit of Fredness
07/86 St. Louis Post Dispatch – MO – Freds looking for some respect
06/86 Grand Rapids News – MI – Freds are uniting
06/86 Huntington Beach Independent – CA
06/86 University of Pennsylvania School Newspaper – PA
06/86 Chicago Tribune – IL – Fred Society battles image
05/86 Indianapolis Star – IN – Band together to fight Fred-ophobia
04/86 Star Magazine – National – Calling All Freds
04/86 Us Magazine – National Quote in’ Loose Talk’
04/86 Argus-Courier – Northern CA – Mayor inducted by Fred Society
04/86 Sky West Midflight Magazine – Western U.S. – A Fred by any other name is still a Fred
03/86 Orlando Sentinel – FL – Freds band together to save what’s left of their name
03/86 Daily Pilot – Southern CA
03/86 The Daily Pennsylvanian – PA
03/86 Star Magazine – National – Fred’s no Tom, Dick or Harry
03/86 Escondido Times-Advocate – CA – Freddys ready to stand up for their name
03/86 Dispatch Newspaper – NY – Defender of Freds take on the world
03/86 Santa Fe New Mexican – NM
03/86 Philadelphia News – PA – Freds of the World
03/86 Minneapolis Stars – MN
03/86 The Santa Fe New Mexican – NM
03/86 National Banner – TN
03/86 St. Petersburg Times – FL – Fred Society
03/86 Sun Sentinel – FL – Fred Society
03/86 Rochester Democrat and Chronicle – NY – A plea from Fred: Don’t spell it N-E-R-D
02/86 The Los Angles Times/Calendar Section – CA – The Bottom LIne, He’d rather be Fred than Dead
02/86 Gannett/Westchester Newspapers – Lifestyles – NY – Defender of Freds takes on the world
02/86 Las Vegas Review Journal – NV – We would rather be Fred than dead
02/86 San Jose Mercury News – CA – Freds of the world fed up with their frumpy image
02/86 Fort Myers News – FL – Freds of the world ant a little respect
03/86 Philadelphia News – PA
02/86 Tulsa World Action Line – OK
02/86 The Denver Post – CO – If you name is Fred, read this; it could restore your
self-esteem
02/86 The Detroit News – MI – Uniting the Freds of the world
02/86 Minneapolis Star and Tribune – MN – Sick of the jokes? Call the Freds
02/86 The Oregonian – OR – Fred Society rallying point for maligned
02/86 Columbus Dispatch – OH – Freds of America Unite
02/86 Daily Mail – London England – It’s no joke being Fred

RADIO
11/13 WSPD Toledo, OH – Fred LeFebvre Freducation and the Morning News
08/07 WSPD Toledo, OH – Fred LeFebvre and the Morning News
02/06 KBOI Boise Idaho Radio Program – The Paul and Chris Show
03/02 Mark and Brian Radio Show – National Program – Spoke with guest Fred Willard
12/01 Power Radio – St. Louis, MO – Fred Lebvere Show
05/00 Krazy Jay Internet Radio Show
11/90 KTOK
09/99 Howard Stern – National Radio Show
10/99 Mark and Brian Radio Show – National Program – Spoke with guest Wes Craven about Freddy Kruegar
11/88 NBC Radio Network – Chicago, IL – Fred Saunders Show
05/88 KXOX Radio – St. Louis, MO
05/88 WWL – New Orleans, LA – Katie and Bob Mid-day Show
05/88 CRPL – London Ontario Canada
04/88 KNWS – Southern California – Rene Mathis Show
04/88 KPSI – Palm Springs, CA – Bob “Frederick” Clark Radio Show
01/88 CJOR – Canada – Tom Marks Show
01/88 Power 105 – Los Angels, CA – Jay Johnstone Show
12/87 KING – Seattle, WA – J. Michael Kenyon Show
08/87 KCLS – Anthony DeFazio Show
08/87 KDLX – St. George, UT – Rick Stratton Show
04/87 Paul Harvey Radio Show – National Program
04/87 KOY – Phoenix, AZ – Michael Dixon Show
03/87 KJOR – Vancouver, Canada – The Mike Cambell Show
03/87 MCRDJ – Tasmania, Australia – The Mike Dodd Show
03/87 KLOS – Los Angeles, CA
07/86 KMOX – St. Louis, MO
07/86 KBST – Chatanooga, TN
07/86 Talk Radio – Los Angels, CA
07/86 94Q – Atlanta, GA
07/86 Kopley News Service – National Radio Service
04/86 WMAL – Washington D.C. area – Trumble and Core Show
04/86 KGIL
03/86 KSTP – Minneapolis, MN
03/86 WLS – Chicago, IL – Fred Winston Show
03/86 CKO – Toronto, Canada
03/86 KGIL – Los Angeles, CA
03/86 CHUM FM – Toronto Canada – Jeff Howard Show
03/86 KSTP – Minneapolis, MN
03/86 KWHL – Anchorage, AK – The Mark Rainey Show
03/86 WTCH – Wisconsin
03/86 KGIO – Southern CA
03/86 K-59 Radio – Honolulu, HI – Dick Wainwright Show
03/86 KSBK – Sacramento, CA
03/86 KTKO – Oklahoma City, OK
03/86 WROW – Albany, NY
03/86 Larry King Radio Show – National Broadcast
03/86 Radio 3MP – Melbourne, Australia – The Margaret Peacock Show
02/86 WYNY – 97 FM Radio – New York
02/86 KBST – Los Angeles, CA – Charlie Tuna Show
02/86 CSPL – London Ontario Canada
02/86 WMAQ – Chicago, IL – Doug James Radio Show
02/86 CKIK FM – Alberta, Canada – Karen Alexander Show
02/86 KTOK – Bob Riggins Show
02/86 KCCK – Sacramento, CA

TELEVISION
03/05 Wheel of Fortune – National Television Show. FRED Society member spoke of club
07/95 Channel 2 News – Erica Wilner, Reporter – Denver CO
07/94 Leeza Gibbons Television Show – National Broadcast – “What’s in a Name”
12/93 Coachella Valley Evening Report with John White – Colony Cable – Southern CA
04/90 KESQ Television – Michele Gille, Reporter – Palm Springs, CA area
10/88 KMIR TV News – Heidi Mithchell, Reporter- Palm Springs, CA area
07/87 Good Morning Canada – National Canadian Morning Television Show
05/87 CBS Sunday Night News – National Broadcast – The Osgood Files with Charles Osgood
10/86 NBC News Center – Los Angeles – Fritz Coleman and Fred Roggin
08/86 CNN National Broadcast – Ann McDermott, Reporter