The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #514: January 4, 2010

FIR5years-smContent summary: Welcome to the 5th anniversary episode; how FIR started; first test audio from Dec 2004; clip from FIR #1 on Jan 3, 2005; some listener comments; please vote for FIR at Podcast Alley; acknowledging our correspondents, past and present: Lee Hopkins, Michael Netzley, Dan York, Eric Schwartzman, David Phillips, Sallie Goetsch; the Media Monitoring Minute from CustomScoop; a five-year retrospective (details below); more listener comments; thanks to our sponsors Ragan Communications and CustomScoop; acknowledging our voice talents: Donna Papacosta, Heidi Miller and Krishna De; diary notes: FIR Live on Jan 23, FIR Interview with Andrea Weckerle later this week; music from NOFX; and more.

FIR 5-Year Retrospective

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for January 4, 2010: A 64-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Thursday January 7…

(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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