Tag: robert wagner

I'm not dead yet: Cort and Fatboy return to podcasting with That Whole Thing

Sometimes, people choose to walk away from something at which they are exceptionally gifted. Such was the case, last year, when popular Portland podcasters Cort Webber and Bobby “Fatboy” Roberts put nearly a decade of day-in-day-out work to rest with cortandfatboy is dead. Read More

Robert Wagner: “I was a Silicon Lumberjack.” The WordPress one. Not the Tumblr one.

One of the biggest backchannel conversations of 2011 was the drama around Silicon Lumberjack, a blog designed to cover the Portland tech scene without pulling punches. First it was on Tumblr. And then it was on WordPress. But it was always anonymous. Until now. Read More

Poo-tee-weet! Portland podcasting purveyor publicizes purchase of prized podcasting platform, Cascadia.fm

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.

That’s right. Today, Robert Wagner announced that Cascadia.fm (nee pdx.fm) has been sold to an unnamed buyer from southern California. Read More

Spoiler alert: pdx.fm is very likely metamorphosing into cascadia.fm

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.

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. Read More

OurPDX goes on hiatus as management plans for ‘doing it right’

And so it is with a bit of a heavy heart that I have to report that Portland Oregon blog OurPDX has been shuttered. I say “a bit” because there is a silver lining to this cloud. You see, there is the promise that the shutters may be reopened once they retool.

As much as I love cheerleading new ventures on Silicon Florist, there are times when I have to talk about less than happy news. Because they affect you, they affect the Portland tech scene, and they deserve to be covered.

And so it is with a bit of a heavy heart that I have to report that Portland-focused blog OurPDX has been shuttered. I say “a bit” because there is a silver lining to this cloud. You see, there is the promise that the shutters may be reopened once they retool. Read More

OurPDX: Ensemble Portland blog relaunches under new management

But the great ensemble blogs with unique insights about Portland are few and far between. And that’s why I’m happy OurPDX is coming out of the mothballs

When it comes to blogging about Portland, there are well known individuals like Bojack and Dave knows Portland. And well know topic blogs like Food Carts Portland, Portland Food and Drink, and Bike Portland. And, of course, there are some great news sources in town that cover all the Portland happenings.

But the great ensemble blogs—the blogs that focus on the unique views of the writers and their insights about Portland—are few and far between. And that’s why I’m happy to report that one of those great group blogs—OurPDX—is coming out of the mothballs, rising from the ashes, and beginning anew. Read More

pdx.fm: You got your podcasting in my radio schedule, you got your radio schedule in my podcasting

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

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