Entries by colincruz

Skillet Reimagines “Save Me”

Skillet has “reimagined” their song Save Me.  It’s an EDM remix, right?!  Nope.  It’s pop.  In fact, this could make it on to Christian Adult Contemporary radio, even. Have a listen here:

Random Hero Unboxes The Tension

Random Hero’s song Tension, which enjoyed a long run in current rotation on both The Blast and The Blast Blender, enjoyed an 8-week run at number one on the Christian Music Weekly Christian Rock Radio chart (a USA radio airplay chart).  

Colin Cruz And Brandy Radio Shows Shift Times

Colin Cruz, founder and program director of TheBlast.FM has moved off of his Noon-3 pm time slot to a 9 am to Noon slot, every weekday.  Brandy moves to Thursdays from Noon to 3 pm.  (USA/Canadian Central Time).  So, today, for the first time ever, we have on air personalities on the air for 6 […]

TheBlast.FM New Stream Addresses

TheBlast.FM stations recently changed streaming addresses for better connectivity from our main encoding site in Portland. Streams are now hosted in San Diego and are much smoother, as internet routing changes had made the connection from Portland to the Washington, D.C. metro much less stable. If  you are listening on a third party media player, […]

TheBlast.FM Listener Locations Over The Last 9 Days

Each purple circle represents one listener location over the last 9 days of us testing some new listener geo-mapping software.  Most of the world is completely blanketed, sans Siberia, The Outback, northern Canada, Greenland, central Asia, parts of Africa and Antarctica.  This is composite picture of listening on all 4 of TheBlast.FM stations.     […]

The First New Nine Lashes Song In Over 2 Years…Is Also Blasting

Nine Lashes is back with a vengeance!   They have a new song Now Blasting called Guilty Hands. With Guilty Hands, Nine Lashes wanted to go back to its core:  in sound and in message. With heavy tones, soaring melodies, and purposeful lyrics, they’re coming out of hiding with a bang. Guilty Hands is a plea. Stop […]

New Lacey Sturm And Skillet Songs Are Blastin’

It’s been 18 months since we’ve had new music to Blast from former Flyleaf lead singer Lacey Sturm.  And she comes out screamin’ on The Decree like she did on I’m So Sick.  Sturm co-wrote The Decree with Korey Cooper of Skillet.   Speaking of Skillet, we just added a new tune from them, too:  Never Going Back.   We were far […]