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’The Road to Ready’ Radio Show Wins 1st Place National Award


On November 3, 2009, Rick Tobin received the 1st Place Public Outreach Award for his Internet radio program, The Road to Ready. The honor was given by the International Association of Emergency Managers during their annual conference in Orlando, Florida.

Rick Tobin was the host and developer of the show in 2008 and 2009. The program focused on aiding the public, business and government to increase their readiness each week for emergencies, disasters and other interruptions.

At its closure, The Road to Ready had over 10,000 listeners each week. People from 94 countries have used the free archives of The Road to Ready. The archives for all 53 shows remain available for open access and download at

When asked about the possible return of The Road to Ready, Rick stated: “I continue to seek out a strong partner willing to provide the financial and marketing support needed to support the robust five-year plan I developed originally for the show. The Road to Ready made a real difference and reached a strong international audience. People everywhere want the information the way I presented it: in small, interesting, palatable bites. ”

Rick Tobin is the President and CEO of TAO Emergency Management Consulting. He is also the owner of High Hope Publishing, in Spring Branch, Texas at . His publishing interest has released three books on Amazon since September of this year including Curse of the 8th Buddha (An action-adventure novel), Heather ‘Round the Stone (poetry), and The Cat with Fourteen Kittens (song lyrics).


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