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B-Side Trax Episodes – Week of JAN 1st

I had originally intended to call this show ‘Off The Beaten Trax’.  For over 10 years, my design was supposed to be an hourlong classic rock show with certain genres represented at different parts of the hour pie.  Imagine my disappointment when I went to trademark the name & found out that the name had already been taken …  Bemoaning this to a drummer friend, he suggested ‘B-Side Trax’.  How ’bout that ?  I liked that even better !

Sometimes when you don’t get what you thought you wanted, you get something even better.  As we start the new year, here’s to family, friends ( even drummers ), new beginnings and even better things – cheers !!

Welcome to the B-Side:

A great way to add some spice, AND, 23 unique songs to your station’s format without touching your playlist !

The show features songs that, while not totally obscure, were less played, refreshingly diverse and compelling in the array of songs and artists, PLUS an interesting story the listener probably never knew !  A once-a-day program, roughly 6 minutes long, the show delivers a roughly 45 second story, the song itself, and done.  The tune-out factor is next to zero.

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

Hella Good – No Doubt – – Click To Play Show

Monday:                Hella Good – No Doubt
Tuesday:                So Why, So Sad – Manic Street Preachers
Wednesday:           Devil’s Haircut – Beck
Thursday               Anything, Anything ( I’ll Give You ) – Dramarama
Friday:                  Walk – Pantera

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.

Listeners will also be able to hear each week’s shows on podcast coming soon.

B-Well,

Mike

B-Side Trax Episodes – Week of DEC 26th

There are various theories for the origins of ‘Boxing Day’, none of which has ever been proven as fact.  The custom did originate in Britain where it was customary for tradespeople to be given “Christmas boxes” of money or presents on the first weekday after Christmas. A thank you for good service throughout the year.  The origins of B-Side Trax go back to a little boy in Miami, FLA growing up ( kinda ) listening to his parent’s Andy Williams, Herb Alpert & Johnnie Horton records.  Later, those records became Led Zeppelin, Def Leppard & Blue Oyster Cult.  Later still, those CD’s became Stone Temple Pilots, The Offspring & Green Day.

No matter what your religion or preference, the holidays are a time where people make time out of their otherwise busy lives to spend it with friends & families.  Here’s to yours, mine & everyone else’s, I hope you all continue to have a wonderful holiday season – cheers !!

Welcome to the B-Side:

A great way to add some spice, AND, 23 unique songs to your station’s format without touching your playlist !

The show features songs that, while not totally obscure, were less played, refreshingly diverse and compelling in the array of songs and artists, PLUS an interesting story the listener probably never knew !  A once-a-day program, roughly 6 minutes long, the show delivers a roughly 45 second story, the song itself, and done.  The tune-out factor is next to zero.

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

All You Zombies – The Hooters – – Click To Play Show

Monday:                All You Zombies – The Hooters
Tuesday:                Young Folks – Peter Bjorn
Wednesday:           James Brown is Dead – LA Style
Thursday               The Hand That Feeds – 9″ Nails
Friday:                  Girl U Want – Devo

B-Well,

Mike

B-Side Trax Episodes – Week of DEC 19th

Have you ever wondered why the cows come back to the yard at roughly the same time every night ?  It’s programming.  There’s something there that they want and it’s available at the same time.  Now I’m not saying your listeners are bovines, but, if you give them something they want, they will show up at the same time every day …

Welcome to the B-Side:

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

All Mixed Up – 311 – – Click To Play Show

Monday:                Zero – Smashing Pumpkins
Tuesday:                The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades – Timbuk 3
Wednesday:           All Mixed Up – 311
Thursday               Urban Struggle – The Vandals
Friday:                  Thieves In The Temple – Prince

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.

Listeners will also be able to hear each week’s shows on podcast coming soon.

B-Well,

Mike

B-Side Trax Episodes – Week of DEC 12th

I send out these emails every week as a marketing tool of course, but I also send it to all of my fellow programmers as an aid.  Business & commerce move fast here in the 21st century and it’s easy to get caught up on the hamster wheel.  Each week has been carefully programmed for balance, texture and viability, months in advance, with occasional tweaks to fine tune as needed.  I like it every so often when one of my PD brothers sends me an email thanking me for reminding them of a song or two that they’ve added to their rotation.  I want you to use this as a tool too …

Welcome to B-Side Trax:

A great way to add some spice, AND, 23 unique songs to your station’s format without touching your playlist !

The show features songs that, while not totally obscure, were less played, refreshingly diverse and compelling in the array of songs and artists, PLUS an interesting story the listener probably never knew !  A once-a-day program, roughly 6 minutes long, the show delivers a roughly 45 second story, the song itself, and done.  The tune-out factor is next to zero.

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

Don’t Need a Gun – Billy Idol – – Click To Play Show

Monday:                Redemption Song – Bob Marley
Tuesday:                She Don’t Use Jelly – Flaming Lips
Wednesday:           Click, Click Boom – Saliva
Thursday               Responsibility – MxPx
Friday:                  Don’t Need a Gun – Billy Idol

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.

Listeners will also be able to hear each week’s shows on podcast coming soon.

B-Cool,

Mike

B-Side Trax Episodes – Week of DEC 5th

It’s all about love, so the songs say.  When Grandma set out to cook & bake, she did it with the full intention that everyone was going to love what she was making !  So, she put a lot of that special ingredient into everything she made.  It’s like that in the B-Side studio too.  I have every week planned out months in advance, making tweaks to the lineup as needed along the way.  The songs, the stories & how they’re arranged, all done with love.  The love of a Man who has loved music his entire life.  Just like Grandma’s pies, have as many helpings as you like.  I won’t complain, I’ll happily make more …

Welcome to B-Side Trax:

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

Dirty Water – The Inmates – – Click To Play Show

Monday:                  Dirty Water – The Inmates
Tuesday:                 The Passenger – Siouxee & The Banshees
Wednesday:           Falling Away From Me – Korn
Thursday                Bound For The Floor – Local H
Friday:                    One – U2

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.

Listeners will also be able to hear each week’s shows on podcast coming soon.

B-Cool,

B-Side Trax Episodes – Week of NOV 28th

In financial planning, they have a term called “Opportunity Cost”.  Money spent on one thing will not be available for something else, regardless of how much or how little the investment returns.  The same is true with time.  You have 1440 minutes available in your programming day. I take roughly six of those minutes, five days a week & tell your listeners an interesting story.  Then, I play them a song they likely know, but haven’t heard in a while ( I don’t play stump the chump, not very often anyway ).  Since your monetary investment would be zero, Mr. / Ms. station programmer, may I suggest that your return on investment has got to be good …

Welcome to B-Side Trax:

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

Walking On Broken Glass – Annie Lennox – – Click To Play Show

Monday:                Finest Worksong – R.E.M.
Tuesday:                Walking On Broken Glass – Annie Lennox
Wednesday:          Point #1 – Chevelle
Thursday               It’s My Life – Talk Talk
Friday:                   Steady As She Goes – The Raconteurs

Listeners will also be able to hear each week’s shows on podcast coming soon.

B-Well,

Mike

B- Side Trax Episodes – Week of NOV 21st

Back in 1980, I was living in Miami & wanted to get into radio.  Even then I knew that it would be nearly impossible to get into a major market without any sort of formal training or an uncle in the biz.  So I developed a plan.  I moved to Ft Myers, FLA ( the 126th market at the time ) I sat at my stereo intro’ing & outro’ing songs, got a job dj’ing at a club & lo & behold, I got on the air at WINK AM/FM/TV.  It was a TM automated rock format on the FM side, and get this, ‘The Music of Your Life’ live assist on the AM side.  The experience was invaluable.  Since then, I’ve always had broadcasting in my veins.  If you’re reading this, you have the passion and probably a similar story.  It takes a unique sort of person to be in this crazy industry of ours, it takes passion …

Welcome to B-Side Trax:

A great way to add some spice, AND, 23 unique songs to your station’s format without touching your playlist !

The show features songs that, while not totally obscure, were less played, refreshingly diverse and compelling in the array of songs and artists, PLUS an interesting story the listener probably never knew !  A once-a-day program, roughly 6 minutes long, the show delivers a roughly 45 second story, the song itself, and done.  The tune-out factor is next to zero.

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

 Badfish – Sublime … Click Link To Play Show

Monday:                 Badfish – Sublime
Tuesday:                 Lust For Life – Iggy Pop
Wednesday:           Nearly Lost You – Screaming Trees
Thursday                Block Rockin’ Beats – Chemical Brothers
Friday:                    Smash It Up – The Offspring   

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.

Listeners will also be able to hear each week’s shows on podcast coming soon.

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