Barren Cross Interview Starting Today On The (Early) Blastozoic Era Radio Show

Colin Cruz, host of The Blastozoic Era, recently interviewed Michael Drive (aka Mike Lee) of the bands Gale Force and M24, and of course he is most well known as the lead singer of top 80’s Christian metal band Barren Cross.

The first few segments of the interview air on Tuesday September 21, 2021 in the 3 pm hour, USA/Canada Central Time, and focus on the band Barren Cross.   More segments will air on this weekly show over the next few weeks.

The show is rebroadcast on Saturday nights on Sunny Radio, 93.3 FM and 1520 AM Sioux Falls and on http://www.SunnyRadio.com  at 6 pm (USA/Canada Central Time).

Alternate Blastozoic Stream To Use During San Diego Data Center Power Outage

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:

http://208.85.240.85:80/128

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.

All Christmas 80’s And 90’s Show Today on The Blastozoic Era, 3 PM CT

The Blastozoic Era goes all Christmas today for 2 hours, from 3 to 5 pm USA/Canadian Central Time.

 

 

The Blastozoic Era Stream Address Changes

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://blastozoic.theblast.fm/home/other-streams/

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

HTTPS Streaming Is Here: Stream On Chrome, Brave, Etc Again With HTML5 Players

If you had trouble recently listening to TheBlast.FM radio stations with our HTML5 players labeled 128k, 64k and 32k on our websites, those troubles are gone, as we have upgraded our streams to make them HTTPS-compliant. 

The streaming addresses have also been updated in our Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Blackberry apps so you may need to restart those apps to make sure the new stream addresses are loaded.  The old streaming addresses will go away soon. 

We have a request in to our Windows/XBox/Alexa Skills app developer to change the addresses in those apps.

CHROME 80 WON’T BLAST; HERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER BROWSERS AND OPTIONS THAT WILL!

So, Google has decided to make life difficult for streaming radio and its listeners.  The station won’t play in our HTML5 players on Chrome 80.

Well, guess what?   You CAN listen to TheBlast.FM radio stations via our HTML5 players in these browsers: Brave, Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Microsoft Edge, and probably a host of others.

On on any Windows 10 desktop or laptop computer, download the free TheBlast.FM Windows 10 app.

The Windows 10 app now supports our lyrics, album art and song ratings features!

If you are trying to listen on a phone or tablet, use Duck Duck Go, Firefox or download TheBlast.FM app in lieu of using the HTML5 players.

35-Year Old Treasure Discovered At The End Of The 1984 Prodigal Album Electric Eye

Like a deep sea diver scouring a sunken ship for buried treasure, a Canadian classic computer aficionado has discovered treasure buried at the end of Christian new wave band Prodigal’s 1984 album called Electric Eye:  a Commodore 64 program.  Yep, software that will work on one of those ancient computers called the Commodore 64!   Polygon 64 has more on the story:

https://www.polygon.com/2019/10/20/20923280/christian-rock-band-commodore-64-easter-egg-prodigal-program-download

TheBlast.FM Stations Featured In Sioux Falls Argus Leader Newspaper

TheBlast.FM group of stations are featured today in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader online edition:

https://www.argusleader.com/story/entertainment/2018/05/15/blast-fm-sunny-radio-sioux-falls-blastozoic-era-christian-music-colin-strombeck/570794002/

The Blastozoic Era Expands To FM Radio/ Show Moves To Sunday Nights

The Blastozoic Era is not only a classic Christian rock internet radio station…it is also now a weekly radio show heard on its first affiliate, Sunny Radio of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Blastozoic Era radio show airs Sunday evenings from 10 pm to Midnight. If you live in the Sioux Falls metro area, tune in to tune in to the show on 93.3 FM. Coverage map:
(see map)

Colin “Cruz” Strombeck, program director of TheBlast.FM stations, is also the host and producer of The Blastozoic Era radio show. The Blastozoic Era plays Christian rock, alternative and metal music from the 80’s, 90’s and early 00’s.

If you live anywhere else in the world, you can hear the show from 10 pm to 12 Midnight USA/Canadian Central Time on Sundays online at: SunnyRadio dot com .

TheBlast.FM Now Has Seven Apps! The Latest Is Apple TV

Apple TV is the latest platform where you can find TheBlast.FM app.

On Apple TV and on all of our other apps, you can find all four of our stations:

The Blast; The Blast Blender; The Implosion; and The Blastozoic Era.

Get the free TheBlast.FM Apple TV app here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/theblast-fm/id1347705618

TheBlast.FM also has apps for:

*Android (phones and tablets)

*iOS (phones and iPads)

*Windows (Windows Phone 8, 8.1, 10; Windows Desktop/RT 10; Xbox One; Hololens; and Surface Hub)

*Roku TV streamers

*Amazon Fire phones and tablets (also playable on newer Blackberry devices)

*Alexa Skills for Echo and Alexa devices