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May 24, 2023

In conversation with: The Proud Show

The Proud Show, based out of UK, is a recurring show hosted by Stephen and DJ. Stephen Ireland is the founder and Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Pride in Surrey. His co-host, DJ, is a Pride Hub Assistant.  The show, which has become a listener favorite, features everything from showtunes to global news, music to celebrity gossip. An act of passion, both Pride in Surrey and the show are non-profits with a mission to, celebrate, educate and connect the LGBTQ+ community and allies across Surrey and the surrounding counties.

Mar 23, 2023

In conversation with: CPowers

Cecilia Powers, or fondly known as CPowers, has been a DJ since she was 11 years old. She’s also spent much of her life  within the tenant organizing and union organizing worlds – namely Don’t Evict Portland. She’s been a regular on the Blast Radio airwaves for more than a year, streaming live DJ sets for listeners around the world.   We recently spoke with Ceclia to learn more about her, her streams, and what she’s got coming down the line. Read on to learn more about the DJ keeping you moving. 

Feb 7, 2023

Corey Gumbs + The Black Podcasters Association x Blast Radio 

If you don’t know Corey Gumbs, put him on your list of interesting people to meet (or at least listen to, which starting this week is now possible right here on Blast Radio).  In addition to being a web developer and  independent hip-hop producer, he’s been making waves in the podcast world for years.  We couldn’t be more excited that Corey is bringing two of his already well-loved shows to Blast Radio. 

Feb 6, 2023

Carl Craig: All Black Vinyl 2023

If you’re a fan of music – and especially techno – you certainly know Carl Craig. Since day 1, the grammy-nominated DJ and producer has used his influence to tell the inspiring stories of Detroit’s illustrious music scene – and the black creators that made that scene so influential. One way he tells those stories is through his annual ‘All Black Vinyl’ project during which he selects and spotlights a record from a black artist for every day of February for Black History Month. 

Feb 3, 2023

In conversation with: Josh Taerk

Josh Taerk is a billboard charting singer/songwriter from Toronto. He’s released several albums including his latest full-length, Beautiful Tragedy, which has been streamed more than 150,000 times on Spotify.  He built a loyal following doing video livestreams on Twitch and last summer decided to add Blast Radio to the mix for fans that prefer to listen instead of watching (something we recommend all video streamers do).  We recently spoke with Taerk to learn more about him, his taste, his inspirations, and what he’s got going on. Read on to learn about the man singing the songs. 

Jan 20, 2023

Using QR Codes to Promote your Blast Radio Profile & Streams

As a Blast Radio streamer you automatically get a unique URL specific to you –  If someone has the app and clicks on it, they will be taken directly to your profile. If they don’t have the app, they will be taken to a web player specifically about you – and be encouraged to download the app and follow you.  The unique URL is a great tool for promotion. A good way to get more value out of the link is by turning it into a QR code. Read on for more info!

Jan 18, 2023

In conversation with: Corey Cummings (livefromcocoscabinet)

Corey Cummings is a high school English teacher who also teaches courses focused on Sci-Fi literature and Fantasy literature.  A lifelong film fanatic with a special adoration for the weird and wonderful world of horror, he's been a part-time podcaster for about 7 years and has always dreamed of hosting his own radio show. We're thrilled to see Blast Radio help fulfill that dream.  We recently spoke with Corey to learn more about him, his two radio shows, his massive VHS collection, and the self-help radio show he started when he was 7. 

Jan 12, 2023

4 Tips for Getting More Tips

We frequently hear that Blast streamers love the platform simply for the joy of being able to share what they love – music, thoughts, political musings, guest callers, and more.  That said, making some cash along the way certainly doesn’t hurt. That’s why we created Fan Mail – a unique take on tipping where listeners can send you a personalized message with a financial token of their appreciation for your stream.  If you're not seeing the tips roll in just yet, don't fret... here are 4 tips to help you fill the tip jar. 

Dec 21, 2022

Promote your audio streams with visual audiograms

If you’re a streamer on Blast Radio (or thinking about becoming one) then you likely know that audio is your superpower. You’re able to harness the power of sound to capture your audience’s attention – be that through your voice, your music, captured sound, or otherwise. That said, you’ve likely also got a presence on visual platforms like Instagram, TikTok, or Twitter – networks where you’ve built a following and stay in touch with your audience through photo and video. Audiograms are the perfect tool for merging those two worlds – highlighting a portion of your audio content in a visually appealing way.

Dec 12, 2022

Turn your Blast Radio stream into a podcast

One reason creators love Blast Radio is that streams are only available to listeners for 24-hours before they expire. The ephemerality of the platform creates a low-pressure environment to share audio without worrying about it being perfectly planned out, polished, and edited.  That said, those low-pressure streams often turn out really great – and when they do, you will likely want to get more life out of them. One easy way to do that is by turning them into a podcast. Read on for examples of folks already doing this, why it works, and how to do it.

Dec 6, 2022

In conversation with: Wigflippa

Wigflippa has been a staple of the Blast Radio airwaves for more than a year now. He walks the walk on his tagline, “Not the new school or the old school, the whole school,” with streams covering a lot of musical ground – his own original music, his friends' music, his label mates’ music (Sunday Dinner Records), and music he just loves.  We’ve written about Sunday Dinner Records in the past, but this week we’re going deeper with Wig. Read on to learn about the emcee.  

Nov 15, 2022

Introducing Blast Mic

Today, we're thrilled to announce the launch of Blast Mic, our newest product for broadcasting high fidelity audio to listeners around the world. With Blast Mic, we're collapsing the capabilities of a multi-million dollar radio broadcast studio into a handheld, portable device.
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