Episodes – B-Side Trax – Week of OCT 23rd: What Was Your 1st Job in Radio ? B-Side Trax …

I was working on a fish farm ( yes, there really is such a thing ! ) in Miami, but I really wanted to be in radio. I knew even then that without training or an uncle in the biz, I’d never get in in a big city. So I moved to Ft Myers, got a job dj’ing in a bar & guess what ?

I started at WINK, an AM, FM, TV combo, playing 97 Rock on a TM automated format on the FM.  And ‘The Music of Your Life’ on the AM side.  Hey, it got me in !  39 years later …

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, 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:                Hitchin’ a Ride – Green Day
Tuesday:                Carnival – Natalie Merchant
Wednesday:          Gone Daddy Gone – Violent Femmes
Thursday               Lump – Presidents of the USA
Friday:                   People Who Died – Jim Carroll Band

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:                Sole Survivor – Asia
Tuesday:                She’s Got Issues – The Offspring
Wednesday:          Portrait ( He Knew )
Thursday               Vehicle – Ides of March
Train Kept a Rollin’ – Aerosmith




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