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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” !!

Las Vegas, USA – September 4, 2014: Aerial view of Las Vegas Strip resorts and casinos at night. Large dancing fountain of Bellagio is a major attraction on the Las Vegas Strip.

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” !!

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” !!

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 !!

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 !

“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 …

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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Episodes – B-Side Trax – Week of MAR 19th: More Contest Details & Last Week On The B-Side …

The contest will run from April 1st 2018 through May 31st.  All new affiliates who sign a 1-year minimum agreement to air this show will be eligible to win.  The Grand Prize will include, 4 Days, 3 Nights at a top resort, 2 tickets to a local Las Vegas show, dinner for 2 !  But wait, there’s more !!  Stay tuned …

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 story behind each track. The tune-out factor is next to zero !!

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

The Fly – U2 / Click To Play Show

Monday:                The Fly – U2
Tuesday:                Hold On – Ian Gomm
Wednesday:          Fat Lip – Sum 41
Thursday               Turning Japanese – The Vapors
Friday:                   On a Plain – Nirvana

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.

B-Well,

Mike

www.bsidetrax.com