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Offline SCWolverine

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I'm Done (podcast)
« on: February 11, 2018, 07:09:05 PM »
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                              2-10-18

Friends,


In 2011 I achieved a nearly lifelong goal; I became an Amateur Radio Operator.

In 2014 I began, as a means to scratch an itch, an Amateur Radio Podcast.

The podcast, then named 'Fo Time' was never supposed to succeed.  I had no intention of releasing any more than 5 to 10 programs.  Almost 4 years later, 90+ shows, and over a 3/4 million downloads, I'm still wondering how I got here.

Through that time, I was a small part of promoting the Amateur Radio Hobby via the medium of podcasting.  What began as a bad joke soon became a platform for a New Ham Operator to learn the ropes.  Along the journey I was blessed with the opportunity to connect with and learn from some of the most brilliant and entertaining people on the planet.

I have been continually astounded by my listening audience and their contribution to the efforts of what became the Ham Radio 360 Podcast and brand.  Not only was I afforded the opportunity to learn from the best, I was able to share in those experiences with many others as the brand's influence grew.  Additionally the platform allowed other programs to be birthed for the good of the hobby that continue to educate and entertain the masses.

Progressively, I began to realize just how much of Me it took to produce quality content and maintain the brand.  In October of 2017 I took a break from my regular show production with a promise to return in 2018.   I upheld that promise but soon realized that the continued pressure to perform and create was more than I was willing to give anymore.

With that understanding I have decided to discontinue, in it's entirety, the Ham Radio 360 Podcast.  I plan to maintain the HamRadio360.com Website and Podcast Feed of past shows and content as a contribution to the Amateur Radio Hobby.

I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to have served you and the wonderful Amateur Radio Hobby.

73

K4CDN

Offline Greekman

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Re: I'm Done (podcast)
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 06:07:19 AM »
wow and fck!

I can feel you, sometimes i feel my hobbies have consumed too much of my life too, and hurt it at a certain extend.
Congrats for taking the hard decision.
I just hoped that you would already have found yours successors to run it. You know, when one thing ends it is not guaranteed it will ne replaced of something as good.
anyway....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsM_VmN6ytk

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Re: I'm Done (podcast)
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 07:05:02 AM »
Sorry to see this end Cale, but I understand.  It's hard to come up with new material, put it together and present it, and still keep up with the more important things in life, like family and actually getting to talk on the radio from time to time.

Thanks for the 90-ish episodes, hope you can keep on some with this forum.

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Re: I'm Done (podcast)
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 08:54:40 AM »


 :'(

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Re: I'm Done (podcast)
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 04:07:23 PM »
I will miss you Cale and HR360.

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Re: I'm Done (podcast)
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 01:58:48 AM »

I learned so much from your show!  Thank you.  All the spinoffs are great too. 


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Re: I'm Done (podcast)
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 04:56:34 AM »
Sorry to see a quality show go away when there are so many podcasts that are utter crap.

Any chance you can put out a call for a successor?  Maybe someone else can run with the mission?

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Re: I'm Done (podcast)
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 07:07:54 AM »
Sorry to see a quality show go away when there are so many podcasts that are utter crap.

Any chance you can put out a call for a successor?  Maybe someone else can run with the mission?

Or maybe a semi occasional show?? You know you enjoy it.

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Re: I'm Done (podcast)
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 08:13:25 AM »
Or maybe a semi occasional show?? You know you enjoy it.

I think I'm gonna allow this one to rest, but

I have launched 2 new shows in the last 24 hrs.

you can find them listed on http://6arn.com/

and there will be more to come!