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:
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.