Episodes – B-Side Trax – Week of DEC 31st: This Hall of Fame Band Got Turned Down By a Pub – B-Side Trax …

Believe it or not, this band tried to get a local Birmingham pub to sponsor them in their early years.  The pub, Mitchells & Butlers, politely declined, but the band carried on anyway. 

16 studio albums & a Hall of Fame career later, the band did just fine.  The pub seems to be doing okay too, but I’ll bet they’d like another shot at that sponsorship ….  

Oh yeah, by the way – Merry Christmas !!

B-Side Trax:

A new concept for radio: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week.  Aside from 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 zero !!

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

Monday:                Middle of The Road – The Pretenders
Tuesday:                19 – Paul Hardcastle
Wednesday:          1 Step Closer – Linkin Park
Thursday               King of Swing – Big, Bad VooDoo Daddy
Friday:                   Police & Thieves – The Clash

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:                The Other Side of Life – The Moody Blues
Tuesday:                The One I Love – REM
Wednesday:          Lady – Beck, Bogert & Appice
Thursday               If I Fell – The Beatles
Friday:                   Hurricane – Bob Dylan




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