Saturday is usually a slow news day in the Portland startup scene. Usually. But today was different. There was big news. Of another acquisition. But this time, it’s someone else acquiring a Portland company.
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.”
When I wrote about pdx.fm launching an Internet radio station, I got a lot of people who were excited about the concept. And then, a quizzical look would cross their face and they’d scrunch up their brow and ask, “It sounds like a good idea and I love the content. But how the heck am I supposed to listen to that in the car?”
Okay. Actually nobody said that. I just made it up. People said the first two things, just not the whole “in the car” thing. It’s a literary device. I was trying to make a point.
What’s that? Oh right. The point. The point being that if there were people who had said something like that—and honestly there should have been—I would now be able to answer them with this.
I don’t think I’ll be causing any of you to burst into any awe inspired epiphanic fits when I say “radio is broken.” I mean, let’s face it. The format is outdated. And the idea of force feeding folks advertisements and only providing content on the broadcaster’s schedule? It smacks of ludditism. At best.
That’s why new models are emerging. Satellite radio for one. Podcasting for another.
But what if you could get the best of both worlds? What if you could get your regularly scheduled radio program and could still listen to shows on demand whenever you wanted? And what if you could still get all of that for free? Now, you can. Introducing pdx.fm. Read More
Anyone who follows my tweet stream known that I’m a huge fan of what Robert Wagner and Sabrina Miller are doing with the PDX Sucks podcast. I’d even describe it as irreverent—if only I knew what that word meant. Maybe I will anyway. I like the meter of it
So imagine my excitement when I heard that Robert was working on a new project called pdx.fm, which—although a wee bit cryptic—seems to be a station of sorts that will use the magic of the world wide Web to broadcast podcast content. Read More