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A personal note from The Content Guy

It has been six years since that first morning when I used a new laptop and a pot of coffee to fuel the first edition of MorningNewsBeat. That day, the Wake Up Call went out to fewer than 200 people…while this morning, it went out to more than 23,000. And that’s mostly because of you…the MNB community, and sponsors that make all this possible, have been unfailingly generous, supportive and passionate in creating and nurturing this enterprise. For which I am and will continue to be grateful.

I’d like to think that MNB has evolved over the years, that I’ve learned from all of you while being able to provoke thought and discussion among those of you who read MNB each day. One new piece of MNB’s evolution is on view today – MorningNewsBeat Radio commentaries are now available on iTunes, which also means that you can download and subscribe to these weekly podcasts. Just click on the tile ad on the left hand side of the page.

And, we inaugurate the iTunes podcasts with a special, extended MNB Radio segment, featuring Michael Sansolo and me as we look back at the last six years on MorningNewsBeat. (Sort of like the way Johnny Carson used to do it, except without Ed Ames and the tomahawk.)

To hear it, click on the “MNB Radio” icon on the left hand side of the home page, or just go to:

(Because of the discussion format, this MNB Radio piece is only available in an audio format, albeit one that is a lot more accessible via iTunes.)

MNB also now is available via an RSS (really simply syndication) News Feed. Just click on the “RSS” button on the left hand side of the home page.

And once again, thanks. And now, we move forward. The coming year holds some exciting innovations and opportunities that Michael Sansolo and I are looking forward to.

In the words of the great troubadour Jimmy Buffett:

Oh, yesterdays are over my shoulder,
So I can't look back for too long.
There's just too much to see waiting in front of me,
and I know that I just can't go wrong…

KC's View: