The video is dark, the flashlight casts ominous shadows, and the mysterious soundtrack is loaded with X Files-like tension.
Leading into Halloween, KNUC Seattle host Cory "Fitz" Fitzner retooled an element of his morning show by posting an "artist interrogation" video to Facebook. Jon Pardi was the first on-camera subject, fielding random questions in uncomfortably tight quarters. The underlying attitude is ultra serious, though both interviewer and interviewee break frequently into the kind of laughter morning hosts crave.
"If someone is in there and maybe they're not amusing for the interview, then I'm not doing my job," says Fitz. "The interrogation is going to be entertaining no matter what if I'm really doing my job with the question."