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Fred R. Hobbs, Denver area broadcaster, passed away December 4, 2014 in his beloved home town of Denver. Fred was able to live and turn his passion into a successful broadcasting and public relations career. Fred's career started at the first FM radio station in Denver, KFEL, and went on to positions with other area radio and television stations including; KBOL, KDEN, KLZ, KMGH and KWGN. Fred also was able to pursue his passion for broadcasting while serving his country in Germany on the Armed Forces Network. Fred was a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Journalism (1954) and following his broadcasting career founded Public Relations Associates serving the PR needs of Denver clients until his retirement in 2000. Fred served as the President of the Broadcast Professionals of Colorado, Society of Professional Journalists and was a member of the Radio Historical Assoc. of Colorado, the Denver Press Club and Lions Club. Fred follows his beloved Mary Ellen Rostetter, whom he married in 1963, and is survived by their children, Jennifer, Fred Jr., Lawrence and his five grandchildren. Services will be held 11 am Thursday Dec. 11 at Horan & McConaty, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd. Denver. Please share condolences at horancares.com. In lieu of flowers donations suggested to The of Colorado and The University of Colorado School of Journalism.
Published in Denver Post on Dec. 10, 2014
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