Cascadia.fm, the local Robert Wagner-masterminded podcast powerhouse, officially launched just over a year ago. It was preceded by about two years by the not quite so geographically ambitious PDX.fm. And today Robert Wagner has announced that Cascadia.FM has been sold.
It’s with a bit of both trepidation and reluctance that I must announce that on Thursday, November 10th, 2011, Cascadia.fm was sold to an Internet radio start up based in southern California.
The new owners are purchasing the Cascadia.fm name, website and social media assets, and streaming servers and all related software (both proprietary and not). The sale did not include any contracts with any existing Cascadia.fm podcasts or personalities as none exist, nor does the purchaser wish to retain any of the existing programming.
Cascadia.fm as we know it now will be turned off at 5pm on Friday, November 18th, 2011. What this means for individual podcasts has yet to be determined (though Knit Happens and Cort & Fatboy have already assuaged fears), but Wagner has made his own resources available to the podcast hosts, and, he has promised, Portland Sucks will continue.