TheBlast.FM New Console Helps Improve In-Studio DJ Sound

Thanks to a generous one time monetary donation, TheBlast.FM was able to replace its aging (and failing) studio mixer with our first ever broadcast console.   It’s brand new, it’s small, simple, functional, and beautiful.  And it sounds fantastic.

It is made by Arrakis, which is a pillar in the broadcast industry.

The Colin Cruz radio show instantly sounds better.  The price tag was a bit over $700 with shipping and tax.  We are so grateful that as God guides, God provides.  And God is using you to help fund ministry as we reach people all over the globe with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through radical, aggressive Christian music!

We haven’t forgotten about the encoders we talked about.  We haven’t had time to implement that, as we are catching up on some other urgent projects, but those are still in the works.

If you feel led to donate to The Blast Ministries, Inc, you can go here:  https://www.theblast.fm/home/donations/

Thank you!

Book Review: The Kingstone Bible

The pictures above, snapped with a cell phone camera, do not do justice to the incredible artistry in these volumes.

 

BOOK REVIEW:  The Kingstone Bible (Volume 1)

 

By Colin “Cruz” Strombeck TheBlast.FM Program Director

 

If you grew up on comic books and/or if you sometimes find yourself getting distracted by the cares of life while trying to read the Bible…Kingstone Comics has a Bible for you.

 

Here is a Bible that has pictures on every page to visually describe what you are reading about…which may be a big help for some readers to stay focused on the content…and for other readers, it may breathe fresh life into the text that they’ve read many times.

 

And not just any pictures.  Beautiful, amazing artistry.  Dark, when the scene calls for it, and always compelling and very descriptive.   This Bible adds that visual layer of context to what’s going on…in rich detail.

 

Published in 3 volumes, every book from Genesis to Revelation is covered.  Every major story of the Bible is covered…and in our brief time holding the volumes, everything looks to be Biblically accurate.  

 

This will make a great addition to the family library.  And to your church library.

 

This will be the first in a series of reviews we write about this 3-volume edition, as we are just getting started.   

The Blastification Shop Teepublic Sale Tonight ONLY!

You can save a bundle of money TONIGHT in the Teepublic secion of The Blastification Shop.

Shop for swag for your favorite station:  The Blast; The Blast Blender; The Implosion; or The Blastozoic Era.

We have 8 colors and 8 sizes to choose from: short and long sleeved t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, coffee mugs, onesies, etc.

Go to The Blastifcation Shop and click on the Teepublic link.

Or just click  here:  https://www.teepublic.com/user/theblastfm

 

 

Spoken Interview Friday at 2 PM USA/CAN/MEX Central Time

Friday, The Blast’s Colin Cruz chats with Spoken lead singer Matt Baird about some of their recent songs; their next album; the possible inclusion of a re-worked old song on the new album; about the impact of Covid-19, and about guitarist JR Bareis.  It’s in the 2 PM Hour, in the USA/Canadian/Mexican Central Time Zone.  To compare that to when it is in your time zone, use this page:  https://www.timeanddate.com/time/map/

 

Disciple Interview Wednesday, 1 PM USA/Canada Central Time on TheBlast.FM

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 in the 1 PM hour (USA/Canadian/Mexican Central Time)…Colin Cruz interviews Disciple lead singer Kevin Young about Love Letter Lockdown, covid, and their current Blast hit, “Chemical Wisdom”.  Listen in on:  https://TheBlast.FM

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 straight hours.   We’re still dreaming of building an air staff!

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, app or system on which TheBlast.FM stations don’t seem to be working anymore, and you can load our new streaming addresses manually, those are found here:  https://www.theblast.fm/home/all-streams-all-major-media-players/

Please notify us of any stream aggregators you use that need to be updated with streaming addresses.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

War Of Ages Interview On The Colin Cruz Radio Show Wednesday

Colin Cruz does a War Of Ages interview Wednesday at 12 Noon (USA/Canada/Mexico Central Time) on the Colin Cruz Radio Show on TheBlast.FM!

Righteous Vendetta Interview With Colin Cruz Today on The Blast

Righteous Vendetta talks with Colin Cruz on his show today.  The Colin Cruz Radio Show airs from Noon to 3 pm USA/Canada/Mexico Central Time.