New Jersey Stage reached out to Lazlo to see how he plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary in December , talk about highlights from over the years , and see how the music industry has changed since the site began .
BlowUpRadio . com was one of the first NJ based music sites and very likely the longest running . How does it feel to be celebrating two decades ? Strange ... in large part because 2020 is a strange year . Before the pandemic hit , the plan was for BlowUpRadio . com to celebrate turning 20 with a series of live shows . Obviously we are not able to do that , so I am looking for other things we can do to celebrate . Hopefully the pandemic will be over before December 2021 and we can do it up big when we turn 21 ... maybe even talk to a local microbrewery about doing a limited edition
BlowUpRadio . com brew since BlowUpRadio . com will be old enough to drink next year . Twenty years also feels like it went by in the blink of an eye , until I stop to think how much has changed in 20 years . When I started BlowUpRadio . com people were buying CDs , or stealing music from Napster . There was no iTunes or streaming music sites , outside of other internet radio stations . There was no YouTube , and the only social media were chat rooms and message boards . Most everyone on the internet , myself included , was using dial up connections , which meant downloading an MP3 took 10-15 minutes . In December of 2000 the service I use to broadcast didn ’ t have capability to do live internet radio , so I prerecorded a 3-6 hour show each week and spent every Sunday afternoon uploading the entire show to the server so it could run on a loop .