West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 18, 2010
Streamline Publishing, publisher of top radio-industry trade publication Radio Ink, launches the PastBlast application for the Apple iPad. PastBlast, based on Streamline CEO B. Eric Rhoads' book Blast From the Past, is the first app to be devoted to radio's Golden Age.
"Radio has a rich history, embraced by people around the globe," Rhoads said. "This application is a way to relive some of the great shows and personalities from radio over the decades."
Have a seat in a retro radio studio, and take the controls! In this beautiful application, designed by Kilby Designs' Terry Kilby, users navigate by clicking items in an accurately reproduced 1950's radio studio, complete with mic, turntable, and control board.
Relive every era of radio broadcasting alongside great personalities like a young Howard Stern (before he grew his hair long), Casey Kasem, Dick Clark, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, and George and Gracie Burns before their television days. Almost 1,000 rare, historic photos from radio's golden past, plus audio clips of hundreds of your favorite old shows, like The Shadow, The Adventures of Superman, and The Lone Ranger.
PastBlast features top radio songs from every decade of radio's 80-plus-year history, along with historic clips such as Lindbergh's landing in Paris, the death of John F. Kennedy, and the moon landing.
PastBlast is available for $4.99 in the iTunes App Store now.
More information and a video trailer at http://www.pastblastapp.com
About Streamline Publishing Inc.
Streamline Publishing, based in Florida, is the publisher of Radio Ink, Fine Art Connoisseur, and Artist Advocate Magazine. Founded in 1985, Streamline is also a leading producer of business-to-business and consumer books, conferences, and websites.
About B. Eric Rhoads
Eric Rhoads started his radio career in 1969 at the age of 14, working as a DJ in Fort Wayne, IN, and Kalamazoo, MI, and his "big break" came when he joined the inaugural staff of Heftel Broadcasting's Y-100 (WLQY and later WHYI) in Miami. Rhoads' first programming gig was in Fresno, CA, where he beat legendary programmer Bill Drake with K104 (KIOY). Soon thereafter Rhoads and programmer Jerry Clifton formed New World Communications, a program consulting firm. Rhoads owned his first radio stations at age 25: KLRZ/Salt Lake City, KEYY/Provo, UT, and KHAA/New Orleans. He sold those properties in 1986 to found Streamline Communications Corp. In 1987 Rhoads purchased magazine The Pulse of Broadcasting and founded Streamline Publishing, changing the magazine's name to Radio Ink. In 1997 Rhoads published his first book, Blast From the Past: A 75 Year Photo History of Radio. Rhoads was featured on CBS, USA Today, The New York Times, and hundreds of media outlets. He is also a published author in the Columbia University Media Studies Journal.
About Radio Ink
Radio Ink is a radio-industry trade publication that is published bi-weekly for the radio management sector of the radio broadcasting industry. Its mission is to provide relevant management information, tips, and ideas for those operating radio stations. The publication has become known for its industry leadership, controversial editorials, and annual list issues, such as the "40 Most Powerful People in Radio." Radio Ink prides itself on creating change within the radio industry through the exposure of fresh ideas and leadership.
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