Fred Hobbs, Author
   A graduate of the University of Colorado School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Hobbs began his longtime broadcasting and public relations career as a teenage student disc jockey on KFEL-FM in Denver (the first FM radio station in the city) in 1948.   During his college days, he worked at KBOL-AM in Boulder, where he eventually became program director.  From 1954-1956, Hobbs served in the US Army, as a disc jockey and feature reporter on the American Forces Network’s station in Berlin, Germany.  He worked at radio stations KDEN and KLZ. Denver and in the news departments of television stations Channel 2 and 7. Later, he formed his own public relations firm, while serving as part time instructor in the CU Journalism School.  
   After retirement, Hobbs retained an involvement in broadcasting by combining “old time radio” with the modern technology of the Internet.  He hosted a monthly on-line program of selected vintage radio network shows, interviews and special features on behalf of the Radio Historical Association of Colorado.  Hobbs married the late Mary Ellen Rostetter in 1963. He left two sons, Lawrence Hobbs in Folsom, Califonia and Fred Hobbs, Jr., Erie, Colorado; a daughter, Jennifer Shouse, Denver and five grandchildren. 
All writings are copyright of the author and may not be used or reposted without permission. 
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A Master of Mischief (March 2013)

Real Riches (February 2013)

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A "Perfect" Cast (February 2013)

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Take Me Out to the Ocean (01/13)

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Writing About Writing (12/12)

Three Teachers (12/12)

To Plan or Not to Plan (12/12)

Hey Sol, What's Up (11/12)

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The Great Worsifier (10/12)

Money in Words and Music (10/12)

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Sidekick (10/12)

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Misery Abroad (September 2012)

Autumn's Long Lost Aromas (September 2012)

To Tattoo or Not Tattoo (August 2012)

Mr. Dupp and Mr. Dover (August 2012)

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Beer, Brats & a Little Brouhaha (August 2012)

The Elusive Dollar (July 2012)

The Big Trip of '75 (July 2012)

My Friend Bob (July 2012)

Ice Cream, a Religious Experience (July 2012)

A Writer's Quest:  Explaining the Inexplicable (July 2012)

Summer Solstice in a Tire Shop (June 2012)

Uncle Herbert (June 2012)

Solitude Is No Fun When You're Alone (June 2012)

The Uncivil War (May 2012)

In America, We've Got It Made (May 2012)

Everyone's Parade (April 2012)

Mrs. Brogan (April 2012)

War for a Preteen (April 2012)

Ode to the Pancake (April 2012)

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The Chase (March 2012)

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WG, A New Beginning (February 2012)

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What If (January 2012)

Wind (January 2012)

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Blending (January 2012)

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Winter in Evergreen (December 2011)

What Matters in Life (December 2011)

Three Weeks in Foggy Bottom (Nov 2011)

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Just Consider It Fun (October 2011)

Just Call Me Jack (October 2011)

Single Parent (October 2011)

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My Career Then and Now (September 2011)

A Broken Record (August 2011)

Thrills for Flatlanders (August 2011)

Whatever Happened To...? (August 2011)

E-mail 2111 (August 2011)

Einstein Got It Wrong (July 2011)

What's the Matter with Kids Today? (July 2011)

A Frightening Experience (July 2011)

The Necklace (July 2011)
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Releasing Doris and Johnny (11/14)

The Big Yellow Blob (11/14)

Forgivings (11/14)

A Drink at the Castle (11/14)

A Fall, a Wrong Turn, and a Dancing Mouse (11/14)

Home is Where You Find It (10/14)

It Doesn't Have to be a Burger (10/14)

A Tale of Two Trains (10/14)

No Spanking Zone (10/14)

Picky Picky (9/14)

The Trash Collector & The Supreme Court Justice (9/14)

Facing Adversity in a Small Town (9/14)

A Myth is as Good as a Mile (9/14)

Rites of Passage (8/14)

The End is Not the Reward (8/14)

The Truth Is Not Out There (7/14)

Your Passport to Madness (7/14)

Escapes from Disaster and Other Close Calls (7/14)

Dancing With Three Feet (7/14)

Junior Entrepreneur (7/14)

Name Dropping (7/14)

Steven's Unforeseen Incident (7/14)

That's America to Me (6/14)

The Thing Is... (6/14)

Puzzling Over Puzzles (5/14)

Five Different Paths (5/14)

The Spider Man of Moncrief Place (5/14)

Baking Bread (4/14)

Robots to Yarnstorming (4/14)

A Tale of Two Summers (4/14)

A Secret First (4/14)

The Close Call (4/14)

Theater of the Mind (4/14)

Untying the Knot (4/14)

A Touching, Beautiful History (3/13)

The Frog Has it Right (3/14)

The Values of Science (3/14)

The Belt (2/14)

Two Marches and a "Bickwack" (2/14)

The Big Centennial Trip (2/14)

A Congenial Environment (1/14)

Rare Moments With the "Clown Prince" (1/14)

White Lies Redux (1/14)

The Definitive Top Ten (1/14)

The Greatest Unanswered Question (1/14)

Paper or Plastic (12/13)

Go Figure (12/13)

Uncle Sam's Payback (12/13)

The Three Amigos (12/13)

Mitzi, Nappy and Charlie (11/13)

Holiday Magic on Jasmine Street (11/13)

Teeter Totter (10/13)

A Master of Imagination (10/13)

The Fly That Can Lie (10/13)

Mothers In Law, Fact and Fiction (10/13)

A Letter from Ben's Descendant (9/13)

The Limits of Trust (9/13)

Where Have All the Funnies Gone? (9/13)

Gifts While Growing Up (9/13)

The Unexpected Prize (8/13)

Fun in Big Red (8/13)

Codswallop and Godwottery (8/13)

Lions of Labor (7/13)

Clarence and Essie (7/13)

Big, Bells, Bay: Beautiful Blue (7/13)

What's With Bauer (7/13)

The Influencers (7/13
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The Tragedy of the Three Bells (6/13)

Please Don't Take Smiley Away (6/13)

You Don't Say? (6/13)

Bolly's Follies (4/13)
Farewell to Fred Hobbs
Windsor Life, January, 2015