First and foremost, The Blaze is the place music fans can come to when they want to hear the best up-and-coming artists, deeper tracks from better-known acts.
In addition, no other station in The Valley of the Sun compares when it comes to support for local music. Bands like The Gin Blossoms, Jimmy Eat World and What Laura Says… have all received major support in their early years and continue to be friends of the station today.
The Blaze is also known for its sports and news coverage that caters to our main audience, the ASU students and surrounding community. With extensive coverage of ASU Football, Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Baseball and Ice Hockey, no other station in town covers Sun Devil Athletics like The Blaze. Although news can be found on various stations in town, our news department brings stories and discussions from the unique perspective of today’s college student.
The Blaze has always been and will be known for our support of local music.
In 1990, The Blaze won the Phoenix New Times award for “Best Radio Station”. In 2008 and 2009, The Blaze was named by the Phoenix New Times as the “Best Station for Local Music“. Throughout our history, we have formed great bonds with local acts, some of who have gained nationwide population. As a champion of the local music scene, we serve an important role of helping new local bands spread the word about their music and this is a flag we proudly fly.