Episodes - Episodes - B-Side Trax - Week of JUL 10th: Imagine These Songs ( er, stories ) Being Played On Your Stations !! B-Side Trax ...

We all know that the most popular stations play the most popular music.  So what happens when all of the stations are playing the same songs ?  You can tighten up your format & streamline your quarter hours etc, but in the end, aren't you really just rearranging chairs on the deck of the Titanic ?

Nowadays, talent & content are King ( or Queen if you will ).  You need to have something the other stations don't to stand apart, and I think I have just the answer for you ...

Welcome to B-Side Trax:

A new concept for radio: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week.  Besides digging up songs unburnt, there's also a fascinating, 30-second story behind each track. Because it plays to the 'Short Attention-Span Theater' we all have nowadays, the tune-out factor is next to zero !!

Here's what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show: 

Long Way Down - Goo Goo Dolls / Click To Play Show

Monday:                Long Way Down - Goo Goo Dolls
Tuesday:                Fire in The Twilight - Wang Chung
Wednesday:          Miss World - Hole
Thursday               Bleed it Out - Linkin Park
Friday:                   Hell - Squirrel Nut Zippers
  
Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week's shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.

Here's a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link: 

Hell is For Children - Pat Benatar / Click To Play Show

Monday:                 Hell is For Children - Pat Benatar
Tuesday:                 ETI - Blue Oyster Cult
Wednesday:           Love is All Around - The Troggs
Thursday               Watching The Detectives - Elvis Costello
Friday:                   Diary of a Madman - Ozzy

B-Safe,


Mike

www.bsidetrax.com

Imagine These Songs ( er, stories ) Being Played On Your Stations !! B-Side Trax ...

We all know that the most popular stations play the most popular music.  So what happens when all of the stations are playing the same songs ?  You can tighten up your format & streamline your quarter hours etc, but in the end, aren't you really just rearranging chairs on the deck of the Titanic ?

Nowadays, talent & content are King ( or Queen if you will ).  You need to have something the other stations don't to stand apart, and I think I have just the answer for you ...

Welcome to B-Side Trax:

A new concept for radio: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week.  Besides digging up songs unburnt, there's also a fascinating, 30-second story behind each track. Because it plays to the 'Short Attention-Span Theater' we all have nowadays, the tune-out factor is next to zero !!

Here's what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show: 

Long Way Down - Goo Goo Dolls / Click To Play Show

Monday:                 Long Way Down - Goo Goo Dolls
Tuesday:                Fire in The Twilight - Wang Chung
Wednesday:          Miss World - Hole
Thursday               Bleed it Out - Linkin Park
Friday:                   Hell - Squirrel Nut Zippers
  
Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week's shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.

Here's a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link: 

Hell is For Children - Pat Benatar / Click To Play Show

Monday:                 Hell is For Children - Pat Benatar
Tuesday:                ETI - Blue Oyster Cult
Wednesday:          Love is All Around - The Troggs
Thursday               Watching The Detectives - Elvis Costello
Friday:                   Diary of a Madman - Ozzy

B-Safe,

Mike

www.bsidetrax.com

Episodes - Episodes - B-Side Trax - Week of JUL 3rd: Is It Possible To Be Everything To Everyone ? B-Side Trax ...

Those who try to be everything to everyone will ultimately become nothing to no one.  You have to stand for something.  That doesn't mean you can't do what you do well, but the listener won't be fooled if you water things down too much. 

This is a retro-alternative show, plain & simple. 80's & 90's centric, we leak back into the 70's & cross into this century every so often.  Each song is at least 10 years old and did I mention that every one of these retro songs comes with its own really fascinating story ??

Welcome to B-Side Trax:

A new concept for radio: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week.  Besides digging up songs unburnt, there's also a fascinating, 30-second story behind each track. Because it plays to the 'Short Attention-Span Theater' we all have nowadays, the tune-out factor is next to zero !!

Here's what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show: 

52 Girls - The B-52's / Click To Play Show

Monday:                52 Girls - The B-52's
Tuesday:                Liar - Henry Rollins Band
Wednesday:          If You Could Only See - Tonic
Thursday               Keep Away - Godsmack
Friday:                   Memphis - Joe Jackson
  
Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week's shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.

Here's a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link: 

Turn Up The Radio - Autograph / Click To Play Show

Monday:                The Warrior - Thin Lizzy
Tuesday:                Let Me Roll It - Paul McCartney
Wednesday:          Catch My Fall - Billy Idol
Thursday               John Barleycorn - Traffic
Friday:                   Turn Up The Radio - Autograph

B-Safe,

Mike

www.bsidetrax.com
 

Episodes - Episodes - B-Side Trax - Week of JUN 25th: I Don't Play 'Stump The Chump' ... B-Side Trax !

My goal is not to be the smartest guy in the room & play songs that nobody has ever heard ( well, once in a while maybe ... ).  The goal here is to come out of an interesting story & have the listener say, "wow, I haven't heard that song since college !"

We can't make a living playing obscure tunes as an ongoing format, but, when you take those lesser-played songs that people remember & combine them with a fascinating story, you have a mini-feature.  A feature that will hold the interest of the audience.  A feature that your station's sales dept can sell as a feature.

Welcome to B-Side Trax:

A new concept for radio: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week.  Besides digging up songs unburnt, there's also a fascinating, 30-second story behind each track. Because it plays to the 'Short Attention-Span Theater' we all have nowadays, the tune-out factor is next to zero !!

Here's what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show: 

Drops of Jupiter - Train / Click To Play Show

Monday:                 Bitchin' Camaro - Dead Milkmen
Tuesday:                Connected - Stereo MC's
Wednesday:          Drops of Jupiter - Train
Thursday               Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
Friday:                   Again - Alice in Chains
  
Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week's shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.

Here's a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link: 

We Gotta Get Out of This Place - The Animals / Click To Play Show

Monday:                Mystify Me - INXS
Tuesday:               What's On My Mind - Kansas
Wednesday:          Living in The USA - Steve Miller Band
Thursday               Slick Black Cadillac - Quiet Riot
Friday:                  We Gotta Get Out of This Place - The Animals

B-Well ...

Mike

 

 

Episodes - Episodes - B-Side Trax - Week of JUN 18th: Play the 'Non-Hits' & They Will Come ... B-Side Trax !

We in the radio biz know why stations play the hits.  In the real business world, it's all about the numbers and the numbers must add up in the bottom line.  It would be extremely tough for a station to survive say, just playing (gulp) B-Sides ...

However, when we turn those lesser-played tunes into their own feature and add to that, fascinating stories behind the music, all of a sudden they take on a whole new life. They even allow stations to add 23 or so "Deep Cuts" to their format without touching their playlists. If you think about it, it also gives stations a program that their sales departments can sell to their local clients as a feature !

B-Side Trax:

A new concept for radio: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week.  Besides digging up songs unburnt, there's also a fascinating, 30-second story behind each track. Because it plays to the 'Short Attention-Span Theater' we all have nowadays, the tune-out factor is next to zero !!

Here's what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show: 

Black Coffee in Bed - Squeeze / Click To Play Show

Monday:                 Black Coffee in Bed - Squeeze
Tuesday:                Pain - Jimmy Eat World
Wednesday:          How Do You Tell Someone ? - Cowboy Mouth
Thursday               Nice Guys Finish Last - Green Day
Friday:                   Holidays in The Sun - Sex Pistols
  
Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week's shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.

Here's a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link: 

Last Night - Traveling Wilburys / Click To Play Show

Monday:                 Zombie Zoo - Tom Petty
Tuesday:                Last Night - Traveling Wilburys
Wednesday:          Somebody Get Me a Doctor - Van Halen
Thursday               Ride The Wind - Poison
Friday:                   Space Truckin' - Deep Purple

B-Well,


Mike

www.bsidetrax.com

Episodes - Episodes - B-Side Trax - Week of JUN 12th: It's The Stories ... B-Side Trax !

As the old saying goes "Every Picture Tells a Story".  Think of every band as having a thousand pictures.  There are so many great songs that didn't get burned up on our beloved radio and with them, so many great stories.  

With the eyes & ears of love, I tell the stories behind these great bands, albums & songs.  I also do my best to keep it short, after all, I just want the listener to stay plugged in to hear if they've figured out what the song/band is ...

B-Side Trax:

A new concept for radio: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week.  Besides digging up songs unburnt, there's also a fascinating, 30-second story behind each track. Because it plays to the 'Short Attention-Span Theater' we all have nowadays, the tune-out factor is next to zero !!

Here's what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show: 

Daughter - Pearl Jam / Click To Play Show

Monday:                 Naked - Sprung Monkey
Tuesday:                Daughter - Pearl Jam
Wednesday:          Holiday in Cambodia - Dead Kennedys
Thursday               Black & White - INXS
Friday:                   Cherry Bomb - Runaways

Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week's shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.

Here's a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link: 

'Round Here - Counting Crows / Click To Play Show

Monday:                 Fixing a Hole - The Beatles
Tuesday:                Magic Power - Triumph
Wednesday:          Wasted Words - Allman Brothers
Thursday               'Round Here - Counting Crows
Friday:                   Uncle Salty - Aerosmith

B-Well,


Mike

www.bsidetrax.com

Episodes - Episodes - B-Side Trax - Week of JUN 4th: Programming - Yeah ( it's kinda ) Important ... B-Side Trax !

Here's a question:  Is programming really important if I'm only playing one song a day 5 days a week ?  You're damn right it is !  

It's tough to program a station no matter what the format. You need have hit factor / artist separation / AQR & Cume considerations / talent, plus a host of other factors to balance.

As a 1-song vignette, I don't have to worry about those dynamics as much & yet, song selection is vital.  The stories carry each show, but the songs & artists carry the weeks & the longevity of the show itself. There's has to be a balance - hard & soft, 80's & 90's, male & female, big band & 1-hit wonder and oh yeah, it helps if the audience recognizes the songs.  Most of 'em anyway ....  

B-Side Trax:

A new concept for radio: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week.  Besides digging up songs unburnt, there's also a fascinating, 30-second story behind each track. Because it plays to the 'Short Attention-Span Theater' we all have nowadays, the tune-out factor is next to zero !!

Here's what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show: 

Orinoco Flow - Enya / Click To Play Show

Monday:               Orinoco Flow - Enya
Tuesday:               Unglued - Stone Temple Pilots
Wednesday:         Ship of Fools - World Party
Thursday              Generals & Majors - XTC
Friday:                  Bodies - Drowning Pool
  
Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week's shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.

Here's a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link: 

Promises - Eric Clapton / Click To Play Show

Monday:                 Promises - Eric Clapton
Tuesday:                Hey Baby - Ted Nugent
Wednesday:          Balls To The Wall - Accept
Thursday               The One I Love - R.E.M.
Friday:                   Fire - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

B-Well,


Mike

www.bsidetrax.com

Episodes - Episodes - B-Side Trax - Week of MAY 29th: The 500th "B-Side" Show Will Air This Friday !!

Nothing good ever comes easy.  The same can be said for this show.  What started out (in theory) as a 1-hour, Classic Rock weekend feature, has grown to be a multi-city vignette that is aired in just about every important day part.  You start with an idea and like a whittler you hone the presentation ( both the on-air product as well as your target marketing )  as you go, never losing sight of the end game.

I listen to the feedback from my affiliates and if it makes sense, I tweak a little here & there to improve the product.  I'm true to my word, if I say the show will be delivered on a certain day & time, it is.  Trust and consistency are key, you don't get to 500 shows without them.  A certain amount of relentlessness is helpful too ...

Oh yes, and love.  I love radio, I love music and I love adding more B-Side Family members !

B-Side Trax:

A new concept for radio: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week.  Besides digging up songs unburnt, there's also a fascinating story behind each track. The tune-out factor is next to zero !!

Here's what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show: 

Follow Me - Uncle Cracker / Click To Play Show

Monday:               Man Who Sold The World - Nirvana
Tuesday:               Never Let Me Down Again - Farmer Boys
Wednesday:         Red Skies - The Fixx
Thursday              Follow Me - Uncle Cracker
Friday:                 O L' Amour - Erasure
  
Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week's shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.

Here's a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link: 

The Wizard - Black Sabbath / Click To Play Show

Monday:                Black - Pearl Jam
Tuesday:                Stayed Awake All Night - BTO
Wednesday:          The Wizard - Black Sabbath
Thursday               Midnight Rendezvous - The Babys
Friday:                   Rain Song - Led Zeppelin

B-Well,


Mike

www.bsidetrax.com

Episodes - Episodes - B-Side Trax - Week of MAY 22nd: Only 6 Days Left To "Add a Side of The B-Side" !!

First off, I'd to thank everyone who wants add my little show !!  For those of you who have yet to pull the trigger, there's still time, but not much.  You can contact Amy in the Affiliate Relations Dept or even email me ( I'll make sure she gets it ! ).  I can guarantee that the trip to Vegas will be an event of a lifetime !  

As far as the show is concerned, I just recorded my 500th show !  Many thanks to all of the faithful stations who've been carrying this show for years !

We've never lost an affiliate once they signed up to become a part of the happy B-Side Family !

B-Side Trax:

A new concept for radio: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week.  Besides digging up songs unburnt, there's also a fascinating story behind each track. The tune-out factor is next to zero !!

Here's what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show: 

Alison - Elvis Costello / Click To Play Show

Monday:                Transistor - 311
Tuesday:                Frustrated - The Knack
Wednesday:          Rock The Party - POD
Thursday               Alison - Elvis Costello
Friday:                   Date Rape - Sublime
  
Here's a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link: 

Time Has Come Today - Chambers Brothers / Click To Play Show

Monday:                Shot Down in Flames - AC/DC
Tuesday:                Light Up - Styx
Wednesday:          On a Plain - Nirvana
Thursday               The Zoo - The Scorpions
Friday:                   Time Has Come Today - Chambers Brothers

www.bsidetrax.com

Episodes - Episodes - B-Side Trax - Week of MAY 21st: Only 6 Days Left To "Add a Side of The B-Side" !!

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First off, I'd to thank everyone who wants add my little show !!  For those of you who have yet to pull the trigger, there's still time, but not much.  You can contact Amy in the Affiliate Relations Dept or even email me ( I'll make sure she gets it ! ).  I can guarantee that the trip to Vegas will be an event of a lifetime !  

As far as the show is concerned, I just recorded my 500th show !  Many thanks to all of the faithful stations who've been carrying this show for years !

We've never lost an affiliate once they signed up to become a part of the happy B-Side Family !

Here's what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show:

Alison - Elvis Costello / Click To Play Show

Monday:               Transistor - 311
Tuesday:               Frustrated - The Knack
Wednesday:         Rock The Party - POD
Thursday              Alison - Elvis Costello
Friday:                  Date Rape - Sublime
  
Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week's shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.

Here's a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link: 

Time Has Come Today - Chambers Brothers / Click To Play Show

Monday:                 Shot Down in Flames - AC/DC
Tuesday:                Light Up - Styx
Wednesday:          On a Plain - Nirvana
Thursday               The Zoo - The Scorpions
Friday:                   Time Has Come Today - Chambers Brothers

www.bsidetrax.com

Episodes - B-Side Trax - Week of MAY 15th: Only 12 Days Left To "Add a Side of The B-Side" !!

Only 12 Days Left To "Add a Side of The B-Side" !!

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It was 1980 and I was working at a fish farm in Miami ( yes, there really is such a thing ).  I wanted to get into radio, but even then I knew without any training or an uncle in the biz, it wasn't likely.  So I moved to Ft Myers, got a job dj'ing in a bar & in less than a month I was on the air at AM/FM/TV combo WINK. 4 years there (plus a cup of coffee at WRCC) & it was off to the Navy & beautiful San Diego.  

Post-Navy, I did a couple of years of traffic at Shadow Broadcasting. During that time I started  drafting a Classic Rock show called "Off The Beaten Trax".  It was designed as a 1-hour show similar to B-Side without all the back stories. I had the epiphany while I was on the golf course to go to 1-song, 5 days a week with "Behind The Music-esque" stories.  When I went to trademark the show, "OTBT" was already taken, "B-Side Trax" however, was not.  Funny how things work out ...

Introducing B-Side Trax:

A new concept for radio: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week.  Besides digging up songs unburnt, there's also a fascinating story behind each track. The tune-out factor is next to zero !!

Here's what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show: 

(Tribute) - Tenacious D / Click To Play Show

Monday:                Goodbye Goodbye - Oingo Boingo
Tuesday:                (Tribute) - Tenacious D
Wednesday:          I Hate Everything About You - 3 Days Grace
Thursday               Lost Again - Dance Hall Crashers
Friday:                   Pretty Noose - Soundgarden
  
Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week's shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.

Here's a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link: 

Walking On The Moon - The Police / Click To Play Show

Monday:                Poison Whiskey - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Tuesday:                Walking On The Moon - The Police
Wednesday:          You're in Love - Ratt
Thursday               Hymm 43 - Jethro Tull
Friday:                  No More Mr Nice Guy - Alice Cooper

B-Well,


Mike

www.bsidetrax.com

 

 

Episodes - B-Side Trax - Week of MAY 6th: Afterthoughts on MusExpo & WWRS from B-Side Trax !!

Only 19 Days Left To "Add a Side of The B-Side" !!

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If you haven't gotten your station in the running for the contest, you're running out of time !!  There's less than 3 weeks remaining to qualify and the prize will be fantastic for whoever gets to go on this trip of a lifetime !  Get in touch with one of our staff & make sure you don't miss out ! 

Meanwhile, I try to attend the Radio Summit every year, it never disappoints !  This year I added in the Musexpo which takes place a few days prior.  They. Were. Both. Awesome !  The people, the panels, the showcases & the fellowship at both were simply outstanding.  There were parts of each conference that really were important to the other.  If you get the chance next year, I suggest you attend both. 

And now, let the show go on ...

B-Side Trax:

A new concept for radio: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week.  Besides digging up songs unburnt, there's also a fascinating story behind each track. The tune-out factor is next to zero !!

Here's what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show: 

Porcelain - Moby / Click To Play Show

Monday:                 Say it Isn't So - The Outfield
Tuesday:                Brain Stew/Jaded - Green Day
Wednesday:          Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
Thursday               Take it Off - The Donnas
Friday:                   Porcelain - Moby
  
Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week's shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.

Here's a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link: 

El Diablo - ZZ Top / Click To Play Show

Monday:                Haitian Divorce - Steely Dan
Tuesday:                Wildflower - The Cult
Wednesday:          Fresh Garbage - Spirit
Thursday               Metal Gods - Judas Priest
Friday:                   El Diablo - ZZ Top

B-Well,


Mike

www.bsidetrax.com

Episodes - B-Side Trax - Week of APR 30th: Join Me at the Radio Summit & Be Sure To "Add a Side of The B-Side" !!

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Yes !!  I made it to MuseExpo and it is even better than I had hoped.  Everyone here has such a great sense of camaraderie it's contagious !  I came here mostly for the Worldwide Radio Summit later in the week, but I thought " what the heck ", why not learn something new ?  As hard as it is to believe, I'm doing just that.  If you ever get the chance, I suggest you do the same.

Stop me & say hi,

Mike


B-Side Trax:

A new concept for radio: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week.  Besides digging up songs unburnt, there's also a fascinating story behind each track. The tune-out factor is next to zero !!

Here's what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show: 

Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode / Click To Play Show

Monday:               You & Me The Bottle Makes 3 - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Tuesday:               Texarkana - R.E.M.
Wednesday:         Angry Chair - Alice in Chains
Thursday              Little Miss Can't Be Wrong - Spin Doctors
Friday:                 Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode
  
Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week's shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.

Here's a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link: 

Rock Show - Blink 182 / Click To Play Show

Monday:                Damage is Done - Foreigner
Tuesday:               The Window - Steve Miller Band
Wednesday:          Something in The Air - Thunderclap Newman
Thursday               Rock Show - Blink 182
Friday:                  Too Rolling Stoned - Robin Trower

B-Well,


Mike

www.bsidetrax.com

Episodes - B-Side Trax - Week of APR 23rd: Stop in & See B-Side Trax Host Mike Mewborn at The Worldwide Radio Summit Next Week !!

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If you happen to be at the Radio Summit in LA next week from May 2nd to the 4th, be sure to stop me & say hey.  We can chat about all things music, radio, golf or even Sailor Jerry rum.  If you've never been to the Summit you should.  The panels, the people and the parties are all well worth your time & effort.  Stop in if you can and if you can't don't worry, you can still tune in to the B-Side 5 days a week !! 

B-Side Trax:

A new concept for radio: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week.  Besides digging up songs unburnt, there's also a fascinating story behind each track. The tune-out factor is next to zero !!

Here's what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show: 

Candlebox - Far Behind / Click To Play Show

Monday:               Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Tuesday:               Falls Apart - Sugar Ray
Wednesday:         Far Behind - Candlebox
Thursday              BYOB - System of a Down
Friday:                  Friday I'm in Love - The Cure
  
Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week's shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.

Here's a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link: 

Dreams I'll Never See - Molly Hatchet / Click To Play Show

Monday:                Keep Yourself Alive - Queen
Tuesday:                Red Hot - Motley Crue
Wednesday:          Hitchin' a Ride - Green Day
Thursday               Dreams I'll Never See - Molly Hatchet
Friday:                   Journey To The Center of The Mind - Amboy Dukes

B-Well,


Mike

www.bsidetrax.com

Episodes - B-Side Trax - Week of APR 16th:  Anatomy of The B-Side", Plus, 4 Days & 3 Glorious Nights in Vegas !

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"Add a Side of The B-Side" is in full swing.  Call your B-Side rep to get your station in ! 

Most of us in the radio biz did not get here by accident.  We got here by virtue of a deep love & respect for the medium.  We grew up listening and then deliberately became part of the magic. 

B-Side Trax is a product of that love & respect.  We all know why so many of today's songs are overplayed and even crossover to other formats - it's survival.  With ever-increasing competition & tiny margins for error, programmers do not have the luxury to take chances.  

As a retro show featuring those lesser-played ( but still great ) tunes, that can't seem to find a place on today's format-driven radio, B-Side Alternative features songs at least 10 years old, is 80's & 90's centric while adding an occasional tune from the 70's and/or the 21st Century.  When you factor in the great stories 'behind the music', it's a great way to bring in 23 unique songs every month without touching your library.  

B-Side Trax:

A new concept for radio: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week.  Besides digging up songs unburnt, there's also a fascinating story behind each track. The tune-out factor is next to zero !!

Here's what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show: 

Ends - Everlast / Click To Play Show

Monday:                Ends - Everlast
Tuesday:                I Know What Boys Like - The Waitresses
Wednesday:          Dead Leaves & The Dirty Ground - The White Stripes
Thursday               Spirits in The Material World - The Police
Friday:                   Infected - Bad Religion
  
Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week's shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.

Here's a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a link to a show: 

Kick - INXS / Click To Play Show

Monday:                 Where To Now St Peter ? - Elton John
Tuesday:                Kick - INXS
Wednesday:          Rock Candy - Montrose
Thursday               Stone Cold - Rainbow
Friday:                   Day After Day - Badfinger

B-Well,


Mike

www.bsidetrax.com

Episodes - B-Side Trax - Week of APR 9th: The "Add a Side of The B-Side" Contest Has Begun & Classic Rock is Coming ...

 

As the old saying goes, "you're either growing or you're dying".  Same goes for us in the music industry.  The Alternative show has been going great for years and the stories are a fascinating part that the listener probably didn't know.  Now it's time to bring different stories and different songs to a whole new audience.  Welcome B-Side Classic ... 

Also, be sure to contact any staff member via phone, email or social media for details on how to qualify your station for the "Add a Side of The B-Side" contest !

B-Side Trax:

A new concept for radio: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week.  Besides digging up songs unburnt, there's also a fascinating story behind each track. The tune-out factor is next to zero !!

Here's what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show: 

Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne / Click To Play Show

Monday:               Precious Declaration - Collective Soul
Tuesday:               Friends of P - The Rentals
Wednesday:         Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne
Thursday              My City Was Gone - The Pretenders
Friday:                 Mr. Cab Driver - Lenny Kravitz
  
Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week's shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.

Here's a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a link to a show: 

Suavecito - Malo / Click To Play Show

Monday:                Seagull - Bad Company
Tuesday:                In-Between Days - The Cure
Wednesday:          The Last in Line - Dio
Thursday               Suavecito - Malo
Friday:                   Bron Y Aur Stomp - Led Zeppelin

B-Well,


Mike

www.bsidetrax.com

Episodes - B-Side Trax - Week of APR 2nd: The "Add a Side of The B-Side" Contest Has Begun & Classic Rock is Coming ...

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Contact any staff member via phone, email or social media for details on how to qualify your station for this Once-In-A-Lifetime Event !

Also in the offing is the new Classic Rock version of the B-Side.  Same great song programming, tons of new stories, same great writing !  This time from your favorite (and a few little-known) Classic Rock artists ...


B-Side Trax:

A new concept for radio; a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week.  Besides digging up songs unburnt, there's also a fascinating story behind each track. The tune-out factor is next to zero !!

Here's what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show: 

Catch My Fall - Billy Idol / Click To Play Show


Monday:               Catch My Fall - Billy Idol
Tuesday:               Stupify - Disturbed
Wednesday:         Polyester Bride - Liz Phair
Thursday              Little Black Backpack - Stroke 9
Friday:                 Good Thing - Fine Young Cannibals
  
Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week's shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.

Here's a look at what a week on the B-Side Classic Rock looks like, plus a link to a show: 

Walkin' The Dog - Aerosmith / Click To Play Show

Monday:                Cities on Flame - Blue Oyster Cult
Tuesday:                In The Year 2525 - Zager & Evans
Wednesday:           18 & Life - Skid Row
Thursday               Unglued - Stone Temple Pilots
Friday:                 Walk The Dog - Aerosmith

B-Well,


Mike

www.bsidetrax.com

The “Add a Side of The B-Side” Contest Begins April 1st ( No Foolin’ ) !! 

B-Side Trax is happy to announce a new affiliate contest for all stations who contract to add the show to their programming between APR 1st & MAY 31st !!  Featuring:

  • 4 Days & 3 Nights at a  Luxury Resort in Las Vegas  
  • Round-trip Airfare From Most Major Cities
  • 2 Tickets to One of Las Vegas’ Most Popular Shows
  • Dinner For 2 at One of  Vegas’ Exclusive Restaurants
  • The Best Has Yet To Be Announced

For more information on how to become an affiliate for one of the most popular up-and-coming shows, and also qualify for this once-in-a-lifetime trip, simply click on the affiliate or contest buttons on our website or Facebook page.  The winning station may gift the prize to its own staff or air talent, or use as its own on-air promotion as a listener giveaway (as allowed by state and local laws).

Said host Mike Mewborn, “what better way to give back to those who make our future possible than a once-in-a-lifetime party …  In Vegas !!”.  C’mon out, we look forward to meeting you !”

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