What do ESPN Radio, Pandora, iHeart, Slacker, TuneIn Radio and The Blast have in common? All of these entities are finalists in at least one of the categories of the RAIN (Radio And Internet Newsletter) Internet Radio Awards 2013, which will be held at the RAIN Summit in Orlando, Tuesday September 17th.
This is the second time The Blast has been a finalist. It was a top 5 finalist in 2011, the only other year The Blast entered the contest, and this year it is a Top 3 finalist in the category of "Best Single Stream Webcaster".
While The Blast simulcasts a bunch of streams at various bit rates (to suit various intenet connection speeds, data plans, and bandwidth usage limits), it only has 1 stream of original content.
Here is the link to the story on RAIN's website: http://kurthanson.com/category/issue-title/9913-here-are-finalists-2013-rain-internet-radio-awards
A quick trip to Orlando was not in the budget. We skipped the first awards ceremony we were nominated for, for that reason. Who would like to send our founder to this ceremony and RAIN Summit? You can make a secure online tax-deductible donation here: http://www.theblast.fm/wp/donations/