October 7th, 2010
Spoiler alert: pdx.fm is very likely metamorphosing into cascadia.fm
Okay. So I’m a blogger. And one of the requirements of being a blogger is rumor mongering. Sorry. It’s true.
So even though I have absolutely no confirmation of anything of any sort. It’s almost a pre-requisite that I start making unsubstantiated assumptions. And casting some aspersions willy nilly. That’s right. I said “aspersions.”
You see, it appears to me—like some nutty game of Clue—that there’s something a brewin’ with that pdx.fm crew.
So before I get to rumoring mongering, here are the facts:
- Someone—and I assume that it is Robert Wagner, patriarch of the pdx.fm internet radio empire—posted that big changes were coming for pdx.fm.
- The copyright of pdx.fm has changed to reference another entity.
- The header of pdxsucks.com, Robert Wagner’s blog, has changed to reference a new .fm site.
So just like Clue, I’ve got three cards. And it may not be the person, the object, and the location, but I’m going to guess anyway.
I know that Robert has a lot of connections in the Seattle area. That’s my one additional piece of knowledge. So here goes.
Tomorrow morning, listen to Suck It™ at 8:30 AM PT and I will bet you money—even though I’m not a betting man—that Robert will announce that pdx.fm is transforming into something new. And that something new will be cascadia.fm.
What will that entail? Well, my guess is that Robert has recruited talent from the Seattle area to complement the talent he’s recruited from the Portland area. And that the combined result will be something that appeals to the entire western seaboard and beyond. And that entity will continue to cause terrestrial radio a whole ton of heartburn.
But we’ll just have to wait and see if my rumor mongering is close or dead on or whatever. So see if pdx.fm emerges from the chrysalis as I predict it will. Tune in tomorrow at 8:30 AM to find out.
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