Update on the 2006 People’s Choice Podcast Awards

Honolulu, Hawaii – July 31, 2006 – /PR Newswire/ — Podcast Connect, Inc., a leading podcast marketing firm and manager of the People’s Choice Podcast Awards at PodcastAwards.com, today announces an update on the progress of the 2006 People’s Choice Podcast Awards.
Over the 15 day period from the 1st to the 15th of July, 3285 shows were nominated from a submission pool of 875,000 nominations. A team of volunteers reviewed, listened and graded over 500 podcast sites and shows in order to determine the final voting slate. Recognized were the top five shows in 22 categories for a total of 110 shows representing a very diverse range of subjects. New categories for this year included the Best Podcast Directory and Best Mobile Podcast. Voting commenced on the 28th of July and will continue through the 11th of August at http://www.podcastawards.com.
Podcast Connect congratulates all of the nominees and looks forward to announcing the winners on the 15th of August and presenting the Awards at the upcoming Podcast and Portable Media Expo in September.
Todd Cochrane, founder of the Awards, explains that the nomination review process was tedious, but laced with anticipation. The makeup of the slate of nominated shows has changed dramatically from last year which is to be expected due to the number of new shows making their debuts in the podcasting space over the past 12 months.
The 2006 People’s Choice Podcast Awards has been made possible by the generous support of fine sponsors, including StreetIQ.com, our platinum sponsor for a second year in a row. The sponsors have donated trophies and prizes to recognize the hard work and creativity of podcasters worldwide. Stephen Malaster, the host of Raising Your StreetIQ, will be on hand to co-present the Awards to the winners during the awards ceremony.
About Podcast Connect, Inc.
Podcast Connect Inc. (www.podcastconnect.com) is the world’s leading innovator in podcast marketing. The Podcast Connect Team has developed itself into a powerhouse marketing arm for the Podcasting Community. Its mission statement is simple: “Podcasters do the work; podcasters get paid.” Its model is based on trust and respect with good moral and family values.
About StreetIQ.com
The mission of StreetIQ.com is to create a marketplace of compelling audio content that empowers investors and businesspeople. Visitors to StreetIQ.com will discover an enormous range of audio content produced by both large media companies and independent podcasters that includes everything from the latest business news to stock talk and from CEO interviews to earnings calls. The audio programs are organized into channels, updated frequently, and tagged for categories, sectors, and stock ticker symbols. Users can listen to the audio programs online or download them to portable media players as podcasts. For more information, please visit the website at http://www.streetiq.com. StreetIQ.com is a wholly owned subsidiary of FinancialContent, Inc. (OTC BB:FCON), which is publicly traded on the over-the-counter market under the ticker symbol FCON.
Todd Cochrane
Podcast Connect, Inc.
Stephen Malaster