I write these words with great sadness, as what I've created must come to an end. Snazzy.FM will be disassembled and sold off in the coming weeks. It isn't that the project was a failure, in fact, it was/is more successful that almost all of my other projects (with the exception of ThatSnazzyiPhoneGuy) combined, netting over 70,000 weekly listens the first few months of develpment. Amazing. We transferred over 13 TB of data to listeners in 128 countries.
It isn't a failure. It isn't something I am simply giving up on. As many of you know, I'm preparing to leave for two years on an LDS mission to Bolivia. I cannot manage all of the Internet propreties that I'm actively involved whilst on said mission. Yes, I could still retain ownership and have someone else manage it, although that is not something that can be done easily with hosting, legal ownership, taxing, regulation, domain registration and a flurry of other issues and concerns.
Snazzy.FM is just the first of my projects to go by the waysides, and many other projects I actively work, including TSIG, will disappear in the coming months as well. It isn't an easy thing to do—having to give up what I spent years building up—but it's something I must do for myself, and for those that I have closely worked with over the years.
Rather than sell the existing site with the current shows, I'm giving independent freedom to my hosts allowing them to continue the shows on their own accord. I'm working closely with them to help this happen for those that are interested, and I'll keep you all updated with shows that stay on the airwaves. Because of this, Snazzy.FM will most likely go for auction—I haven't decided yet, although I am accepting monetary offers by email.
I thank every single person that was involved: show hosts, syndication managers, application developers, and especially my avid listeners and supporters. It was a fun ride, and one that I'm sad to see go by the waysides, but everything that's good must end, and Snazzy.FM is something I have to end sooner rather than later.