The Implosion Streaming 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://implosion.theblast.fm/home/other-streams/

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

War Of Ages Interview on The Blast Wednesday

On our brother station, The Blast, Colin Cruz interviews War of Ages on Wednesday.  The band enjoys airplay on both The Implosion and The Blast, with the heaviest tracks landing only on The Implosion.   On the Colin Cruz Radio Show, Colin will chat with lead singer Leroy Hamp.  Listen at 12 Noon (USA/Canada/Mexico Central Time) on https://TheBlast.FM

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.

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/

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

TheBlast.FM Now Has Amazon Fire App; Works On Blackberry, Too

Now you can listen to all of the radio stations of TheBlast.FM on its own Amazon Fire app.

TheBlast.FM Amazon Fire app works on Amazon Fire phones and Amazon Fire tablets.

It also works on newer Blackberry phones.

You can download the free TheBlast.FM Amazon Fire app here:

https://smile.amazon.com/Invubu-Solutions-TheBlast-FM/dp/B079KHLSSM/ref=sr_1_493?s=mobile-apps&ie=UTF8&qid=1518033618&sr=1-493&refinements=p_n_date%3A2479571011

TheBlast.FM group of stations is comprised of:

The Blast (Christian Rock/Alternative/Metal): https://TheBlast.FM

The Blast Blender (Christian Hot CHR/progressive pop):  https://Blender.TheBlast.FM

The Implosion (Christian Metal/Hardcore/Metalcore):  https://Implosion.TheBlast.FM

The Blastozoic Era (Classic Christian Rock/Alternative/Metal):  https://Blastozoic.TheBlast.FM

Listening In A Fire-walled/Secure Environment? Try This Stream:

Our HTML5 players on our home page should work for most listeners on most browsers in most environments.  These streams are on ports that are not typically blocked by networks. But if you are having trouble listening, copy and paste this stream address into  your Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera, or Safari browser (if it doesn’t open there by clicking on the hyperlink below):

http://184.154.255.68:80/stream

TheBlast.FM Alexa Skills Are Live On Amazon Echo And Alexa Devices

The first one of our apps that includes all four of our radio stations is our latest app, TheBlast.FM Alexa Skills, which includes The Blast (Christian Rock/Alternative/Metal); The Blast Blender (progressive Christian Pop); The Implosion (Christian Metal/Hardcore/Metalcore) and The Blastozoic Era (Classic Christian Rock, Alternative and Metal).

TheBlast.FM Alexa Skills are free to enable to your Amazon Echo and Alexa devices.  

Head here to enable it on yours:

https://www.amazon.com/Chris-Gonzales-TheBlast-FM/dp/B078JYKTF5/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-skills&ie=UTF8&qid=1515288587&sr=1-1&keywords=theblast.fm

The Implosion Now Available In All 4 Of TheBlast.FM Apps: Roku Added!

You can now Implode inside TheBlast.FM Roku app!   Yep, now, all three of our radio stations can be listened to in the app:  The Blast (Christian Rock); The Blast Blender (Christian Pop); and The Implosion (Christian Metal).    You can get the updated TheBlast.FM app by by visiting the Roku Channel Store or by using this code: theblastfm .

The Implosion can also be heard in TheBlast.FM apps for iOS, Android, and Windows devices.  Full stories on these are in our news archives.