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