Monday, December 16, 2013

The Thiefs Have Stolen Some Air Time This Week From The Blitz!

When we say The Thiefs have stolen some airtime on The Blitz this week, we aren't kidding and we're damn glad about it! 
From Dec 16th thru the 20th you can catch these rock awesome artists from Rockville, MD with their hit song Good For My Age, on our new show, The Midnight Hour @ Noon.  

Join Tom Slick as he introduces you to, Ben Wolfgang, Mike Eudy & Matty Bryson and hear why they don't follow the rules! They're here to save you, steal your hearts and minds while blasting open your ears with guitar rock goodness! No need to worry about rock n' roll zombies taking over the airwaves while The Thiefs are in the building! 
The Thiefs on Reverbnation

We've got em on Facebook
Twitter & Soundcloud

So be sure to join Tom Slick and The Thiefs all this week on The Midnight Hour @ Noon and rock your pants off!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Have I Mentioned This Job ROCKS?

Six months and counting! Radio Rock 92.6 The Blitz is fast becoming a destination for Indie Artists from all over the world! As you know we're a classic rock station featuring music from the sixties, seventies and eighties while at the same time focusing all our energy on promoting authors, filmmakers and musicians and this last week our music scene has exploded. Over The weekend I was introduced to several new musical acts that truly have put the rock in my roll!  

Our new show, "The Midnight Hour @ Noon" is drawing the attention of artists as close as Los Angeles and as far off as Moscow! In between we've got Holland, the UK, Canada, Germany and even Nashville. The great thing about being the on air talent, I get to not only introduce YOU to these amazing new artists, but I get a chance to help someone who simply needs just one person to take a chance on them. I get the biggest smile when I see the artist shouting on their Facebook page that their song is being played on Radio Rock 92.6 The Blitz! Believe I'm just as excited as they are. Our listener base is building daily. Thanks to the artist Cinja, Germany came out in droves to support their girl! 

So if you're just finding out about Tom Slick and The Blitz and you're an indie artist, get in touch and let's get you some new fans!

Sensation from Germany Cinja

21 Year old Melissa Hollick from the UK
Ella Mae Bowen from Nashville

The SongWriters from Moscow

Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Midnight Hour @ Noon

So, looks like we got us a new show! In our original conception of Radio Rock The Blitz…we had always intended on making this a place for Indie Musicians as well as authors and filmmakers. We put together "The Midnight Hour" with the idea being, that most musicians are night owls and everything cool happens at the witching hour. Well, truth be told, Tom Slick just doesn't stay up till those hours any more and, I thought, if we only play these amazing artists in the wee hours of the night…only Australia and the insomniacs will hear them! 

The last week of November we began to get a lot of indie music tracks and began playing them during our news segment on The Morning Brew, and while listeners liked it, I did get requests to give them their own show and not disrupt the format of The Morning Brew, (which is all classic rock). I agreed, the indies deserved their own time slot. So, the return of The Midnight Hour was at hand only it would be at noon. We kicked it off, Thursday December 5, 2013 and listeners LOVED IT! 

We think here's the reason why; the people who stayed after The Morning Brew was over really wanted to hear the new music and the ones who were tuning in for the classic rock didn't get their groove interrupted while listening at work, home or play. Everybody wins! 

We were blessed right out the gate getting to play some amazing new talent!
Bands like: 
Circe Link, Swami Lushbeard, RockSauce, Willamena, Stereo Reform, Fahran, Neely,  and solo artists such as,  Josh Damigo, Eric Halter, Jessica Campbell,  Melissa Hollick, Natasha Nicholls, Jim Vierra, Layden Robinson, Kiera Ostment, Matthew Heller, just for starters.

Already next week we have new music from some of the artists I've just listed and we have new musicians coming to play as well! Get ready for great new music!  

We ask all listeners please let the bands, singers, know you like them, or you listen on The Blitz, it's a huge help!

Thanks and Rock On! See you Monday on "The Midnight Hour @ Noon"

Tom Slick!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Matthew Heller This Week On The Blitz

Singer/songwriter Matthew Heller from Portland, Oregon is hanging out on The Morning Brew this week! You can catch his original track, "Father's Son" during our Indie News Segment which aires at 10:30am PST. 

His performance dates on our show are as follows: December 3, 4, 5, 6, & 9th.
Beginning December 10th Matthew will be part of our afternoon rotation of original indie tracks. If you just can't wait until our broadcast, you can always get his track on places like, Bandcamp and iTunes. For more information about Matthew and his work, visit his official website.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Rocking it with Swami Lushbeard

Swami Lushbeard Official Website
Last week, we got the opportunity to meet another original band. "Swami Lushbeard" out of Los Angeles. One of the things we love most about our radio station, The Blitz, is we get to meet the most awesome artists. So many diverse talented people out there, and Swami Lushbeard ranks right up there with some of the coolest musicians on the planet! 

Swami Lushbeard has been appearing on The Blitz during our news segment and will be with us until Tuesday December 3rd. We've proudly been promoting their song: My Best Thinking

We've got their official website linked up on our Midnight Hour Page but we will put a link here too so you can be certain to find this awesome band.  
Swami Lushbeard is:
Don Sprouls  Guitar & vocals
Danny Kopel plays Keys, Synth & Accordion,
Andre Howie plays Bass & Backing vocals
Matt Sachs plays Piano
Ian Michaels play Drums

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Four Months Old and already Running!

So, just what in the heck has The Blitz been up to lately? Well aside from being blessed with lots of new listeners from around the world. (Poland on Friday!) We've gained several new advertisers that are offering amazing services and products. 

But what's been really exciting has been the indie artists that are coming to The Blitz and making it their station! Recently we were followed on Twitter (@926theblitz) by Melbourne Australia's amazing indie musician, Aylin Eser. We followed back, exchanged a few DM's and wow she was so personable and with her music partner Will Larsen, they allowed Tom Slick to play some of Aylin's original tracks! My favorite being "Arrows of Desire". We've added a link to her official site on the Midnight Hour page. We're hoping for an interview in the future with her and Will. 

We're also following musician, Grant Lee Phillips of Grant Lee Buffalo. Grant is doing an east coast tour in January if you have a chance to catch him!

So this is cool! On Monday 11/25/13 Tom Slick will be featuring the music from indie band: Willamena on The Morning Brew at 10:30am PST. Don't miss out!

We've expanded our listening hours from 7:30am to 5:30pm PST
and on Friday nights now we have, "Friday After Dark" with DJ, Arabella Fox. She plays soft romantic sounds and love songs for your Friday nights. So if you've got a Friday night date and need some romantic music tune in to Arabella Fox and Friday After Dark. 7:00-8:30pm PST

As we continue to grow and more and more indie artists find us, you will be learning about new films, more music and of course amazing new authors and books! Keep us posted as to what you're up to and we will gladly share your news to the world!

~ Tom Slick

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Just Exactly What is The Blitz?

The Blitz is YOUR radio station! As an indie author, I understand how difficult it is to get your work seen in an ocean of books. While places like Pixel of Ink, ENT, or Bookbub can give your work a boost, sadly it's only a temporary spike. Obviously if we could keep our work in view then it would continue to sell-right? So I decided It was time to do something different. 

Now, what's different about internet radio? Doesn't everyone pretty much have a blog, or a talk show? True, however, they suffer from the same problem as your books, music and films do...getting seen or being heard. This always seems to be the problem. Hence the creation of Radio Rock 92.6 The Blitz! I decided create a radio station that was like the radio most of us all grew up with. 

Remember those days when you had to get up early to go to school? What's the first thing we did? We turned on the radio and for some of us it was AM radio. None the less, it's how we got our day started. Good tunes, while we prepared ourselves for the day. The Blitz is no different, except the station is geared 100% towards the Indie arts scene. 

We play classic rock and roll from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, while doing nothing but promoting YOUR work! Often times I wished I could get my work featured on a cool station everyone listened to. Then I thought why can't I? The answer was simple: YOU CAN! 

 It's our mission to be your go to place to help get the word out about your book, film, music! We're here to announce: YOUR EVENTS BOOK LAUNCHES FILM SCREENINGS LIVE CONCERTS FEATURE INTERVIEWS We do shout outs throughout the entire broadcast and we are WORLDWIDE! If you've got internet, then you can hear The Blitz! 

The Blitz is NOT a 24/7. Currently we are on Mon-Fri 9-12 PST with our show: The Morning Brew. Then from 12-1pm PST is The Midnight Hour @ Noon.  So if you've got a book you want mentioned, be interviewed, a band with original tunes, a film that needs some exposure, then get in touch and let's get new fresh eyes on your work! Join me, mornings to listen to the best in classic rock and roll and learn all about what's new in the indie scene! Sincerely, your Blitz, DJ—Tom Slick!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Emma—The Bravest Little Girl In The World!

Hey Folks, as you all know we launched Radio Rock 92.6 The Blitz two weeks ago today. It's been awesome so far but nothing compared to the feeling and emotions I experienced this morning on my show.

you see I follow an author named Jennifer Minar Jaynes, and in her FaceBook feed I learned about this adorable little girl named Emma. Emma is only 10 years old and she was born with a really rare disease called Fanconi Anemia, which causes complete bone marrow failure, as well as different cancers. There is no cure yet, just treatments to extend her life. She's gotten sicker as she's gotten older and is to the point that her body hardly has any bone marrow in it at all, and it makes hardly any white blood cells, platelets, or red blood cells.
She's had to travel almost 1000 miles for a bone marrow transplant, at a center that specializes in her illness, leaving most of her family behind. Being gone 5-7 months, if all goes well. Longer, if not. Her parents keep a FB page for her as
Well I spent a long time on their FB page, looking at all the photos and videos her parents have shared with all of us. As a dad, naturally it breaks my heart to see someone so sweet deal with something so relentless. Naturally I wanted to do something for her. Like so many of us, due to distances and circumstances we're unable to do something physical for Emma, but all of us can follow their page, and share her story. I shared some emails with Emma's mom, Teresa, and asked her if she had a favorite song and her mom was kind enough to share that with me. So as a very small way to let Emma know that she has fans who love her, and support her family through what is obviously a very faith-testing struggle, I dedicated my morning show to her and her mom surprised her with our broadcast this morning. Emma didn't know anything about and her mom snapped this photo when she heard her name on the radio....I have admit folks the moment I saw it...I cried! This little angel touched my heart and soul from all the way across the United States!  

If you have the time, please go to their FB page and like it, let Emma know you care, give her family the encouragement they deserve....and most important...say a prayer for Emma...your breath won't be wasted.

Her mom told me when she heard the song...she got up and danced...Thank you Teresa and Tyler for being so brave to share your little girl with the world!

We love you Emma!
Tom Slick and the crew of The Blitz!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

This Week on "Let's Do Lunch" Tod Purvis of the indie film "DRIVING BLIND"

Hey Blitzer's —our very first segment of "Let's Do Lunch" is now on podcast on the Let's Do Lunch page. It features a conversation with Tod Purvis about his indie film, "Driving Blind" You've been hearing the mentions on The Morning Brew and the trailers, now get inside the details all about this groundbreaking film.

Click Here to go to the podcast

Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Blitz—Indie Arts News Radio

Thanks for stopping by to check out Radio Rock 92.6 The Blitz!
The Blitz is an internet radio station dedicated to Indie artists. We focus on the authors/filmmakers and musicians. We understand how difficult it is to get your work read, heard and seen. The Blitz and DJ—Tom Slick are here to help with that.

If you are a self-published author, indie musician, or filmmaker who needs some promoting then we want to hear from you. 

If you love classic rock and roll from the 60s, 70s, and 80s then come and be a part of Radio Rock 92.6 The Blitz!

More information is coming SOON, meantime if you need to talk to us:  Stop, introduce yourself, let us know all about you and what you're up to!

Just click the link above and that will take you to our radio station at Loudcity.  (If you don't hear anything...that's okay...there's nothing wrong...we aren't broadcasting 24/7 yet. But we will always try announce at least an hour before we go live.) Our station won't get in your way of all the other important things you're doing. You can leave the station page up and minimize it into the background or click on one of the Tune In Links and choose your preferred player.

These were some of the amazing folks who were mentioned on our broadcast this morning.
Chelsea Fine - Winner of the "Honey Darlin" Award!
Juliette Sobanet - Author of the Paris novel series.
Marni Mann - author of Memoirs Aren't Fairytales
The Geekery Book Review - Blogger of the week!

Shouts and Mentions in our first week!
Raine Thomas - author of Daughter of Saraqael Trilogy
Ebook Korner Kafe - Kim
Bookish More & Things -Book bloggers Katrina and Vanessa!
Lena Speckmann- International DJ -based in Germany
(Lena broadcasts in German and Spanish)
Dennis Sharpe - author of Destroyer of Worlds
Scott Cherney—author of Red Asphalt
M.E. Franco—author of The Rustler's Daughter
Michelle Muto—author of The Haunting Season
Jean Booth—author of Zombie War series.
Susi Weisz—lead singer of Dakota Nights
Tod Purvis—actor in the indie film Driving Blind
Belinda Frisch–author of the Zombie series Cure & Afterbirth
Rachel Shepard—actress and model
Zoe Harrington—model, author and actress.

These are just a few folks we mentioned time it could be you, your book, your film, your music, your events!