Disciple Interview This Week On TheBlast.FM

The Blast’s Colin Cruz interviews Disciple this week on TheBlast.FM.  The first 3 segments of the interview are Wednesday August 18, 2021 in the 1 PM hour.*

Oh, and…we’ll have a surprise special guest from another band in segment 2 Wednesday.  Hint D +DD= D3.

On Thursday the second set of interview segments will air in the  12 Noon hour.*

On Friday, the third set of interview segments will air in the 2 PM hour.*

*All times= USA/Canada Central Time.

TheBlast.FM Is On Telegram, Gab, Gettr, Rumble and MeWe

TheBlast.FM believes in free speech!

So, look for TheBlast.FM on some new social media channels.

The Blast Dot FM on Telegram;  TheBlastdotFM on Gettr; TheBlastdotFM on Rumble; TheBlastFM on MeWe;  On Gab, find our group: https://gab.com/groups/48340

*Gab is supplanting Facebook.

*Rumble is where we are now uploading all of our videos.

*MeWe is where we are uploading archives of audio programming (mainly artist interviews).

*Gettr and Telegram supplant Twitter.

Also, if you want to funnel your giving through a platform that IS a Christian ministry, you may want to switch your giving over to the MyWell giving platform: https://www.mywell.org/give/theblastfm/

Options are coming soon for non-USA citizens to give through MyWell, and in the meantime…

You can also donate via cryptocurrency via Engiven:  https://platform.engiven.com/give/432/widget/295



Relent Interview Wednesday August 11, 2021 On TheBlast.FM

The Blast’s Colin Cruz caught up with Relent at TheBlast.FM booth at the Kingdom Come Festival recently.  On Wednesday in the 12 Noon hour (USA/Canada Central Time), we will air that interview.

Internet Outage At San Diego Datacenter: Cause Of Dead Air-Alternate Stream

A car accident near the San Diego data center where our main streams are hosted caused a block-wide power outage, knocking our main streams off the air.

Use this stream address in Winamp or VLC Media Player to get Blasted in the meantime:

This stream is now in our Android, iOS, and Roku apps in the third position, notated as 128k!!!

So the others may have dead air, but this is hosted on the other side of the USA and has live streaming audio.

Paypal Merchant Fees Increase August 1, 2021: Switch To MyWell

Paypal is effectively increasing its merchant fees that it will be charging us, starting on August 1, 2021.

If we can get the remaining 48% of our monthly automatic Paypal donors to switch over to the MyWell giving portal*, we will save nearly $200 a year in fees.

Here is a chart showing amounts donors are still giving through Paypal monthly:

Current New Paypal Paypal MyWell donation Amount saved (per donor at
Gift Amount Calculation Calculation Current Fee New Fee via elec. check each month this gift rate)
$100 2.2% +.30 1.99% +.49 $2.29 $2.48 $0.30 $2.18
$35 2.2% +.30 1.99% +.49 $1.07 $1.19 $0.30 $0.89
$25 2.2% +.30 1.99% +.49 $0.85 $0.99 $0.30 $0.69
$20 2.2% +.30 1.99% +.49 $0.74 $0.89 $0.30 $0.59
$10 2.2% +.30 1.99% +.49 $0.52 $0.69 $0.30 $0.39
$5 2.2% +.30 1.99% +.49 $0.41 $0.59 $0.30 $0.29

Notable: for those donating $100 a month, this takes our fee from $2.48 to 30 cents!

For those donating $5, how do you feel about the fact that Paypal takes over 1/10 of that starting next month?


To switch over to MyWell, click on the button that looks like the above picture, found in the lower right corner of our website.   (Or click on the handy link next to it).

*Assuming everyone gives via electronic check, with the exceptions of: if your gift amount is $7.50 or less or if you are outside the USA, please donate with a debit card on the MyWell portal, as the fees will be even less than $0.30.

Thank you for helping to maximize your contributions to The Blast Ministries, Inc.!

The Letter Black Interview Part 3 on Friday July 2, 2021

On Friday July 2, 2021, Colin Cruz (pictured here with Sarah Anthony and Mark Anthony) of The Letter Black, airs part 3 of his interview with this band.  It will be on TheBlast.FM in the 9 AM and 10 AM hours (USA/Canada Central Time).

If you missed the first several segments of the interview, those are archived on TheBlast.FM MeWe page:  https://mewe.com/p/theblastfm


The Letter Black Interview On The Blast, Wednesday Through Friday With Colin Cruz

Colin Cruz sat down with Mark and Sarah Anthony of The Letter Black at Kingdom Come Festival.  It was an eventful, fun, and entertaining 17 minutes, and we are breaking it up into multiple parts that will be on The Blast Wednesday through Friday (June 30-July 2, 2021).

The first segments will air Wednesday in the 11 AM hour (USA/Canada Central Time).

David Pataconi Video + Interview Are Up

If you missed the interview The Blast’s Colin Cruz did with industrial artist David Pataconi, we have archived it on our new MeWe page for TheBlast.FM:   https://mewe.com/p/theblast.fm

And we have a video of him performing his hit song To Follow Our Own, here:  https://fb.watch/6rfyNlvwVa/


The Letter Black Interview Wednesday June 30th On The Blast / Concert Footage Link

The Letter Black was the headliner Friday night at Kingdom Come Fest near Greentown, Indiana.  We have the video of them performing Rise here:  https://fb.watch/v/1dJudYn2o/

The Blast’s Colin Cruz talks to Sarah and Mark Anthony from The Letter Black on Wednesday June 30, 2021.  Time: TBA (sometime between 9 am and 3 pm USA/Canada Central Time).

Skillet Interview On The Blast Tuesday

Tuesday, a look back at the conversation Colin Cruz had with John Cooper of Skillet, talking about when Cooper met one of his favorite childhood rock stars. And it was that rock star that wanted to meet Cooper.  Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 1 pm USA/Canada Central Time.