In the years I've been doing this show, I've always kept it short & sweet. We all seem to have a short attention span these days, so we don't have a lot of extra time to waste. Bingo ! Get in, get to the point, make it interesting & get out !! Our listeners are the same way, they have busy lives too. That said, everybody likes to be entertained, plus it's nice to have something to look forward to each day. It's also nice to hear songs that didn't get played to death on the radio ...
Enter B-Side Trax:
A new concept for radio; a roughly 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 zero.
Here's what aired last week and a link to a recent B-Side show:
Monday: 'Round Here - Counting Crows
Tuesday: English Civil War - The Clash
Wednesday: Bubble Toes - Jack Johnson
Thursday Living on Video - Trans X
Friday: Tomorrow - Silverchair
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.