Episodes – Episodes – B-Side Trax – Week of JUN 25th: I Don’t Play ‘Stump The Chump’ … B-Side Trax !

My goal is not to be the smartest guy in the room & play songs that nobody has ever heard ( well, once in a while maybe … ).  The goal here is to come out of an interesting story & have the listener say, “wow, I haven’t heard that song since college !”

We can’t make a living playing obscure tunes as an ongoing format, but, when you take those lesser-played songs that people remember & combine them with a fascinating story, you have a mini-feature.  A feature that will hold the interest of the audience.  A feature that your station’s sales dept can sell as a feature.

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, 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:

Drops of Jupiter – Train / Click To Play Show

Monday:                 Bitchin’ Camaro – Dead Milkmen
Tuesday:                Connected – Stereo MC’s
Wednesday:          Drops of Jupiter – Train
Thursday               Rock Me Amadeus – Falco
Friday:                   Again – Alice in Chains
  
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:

We Gotta Get Out of This Place – The Animals / Click To Play Show

Monday:                Mystify Me – INXS
Tuesday:               What’s On My Mind – Kansas
Wednesday:          Living in The USA – Steve Miller Band
Thursday               Slick Black Cadillac – Quiet Riot
Friday:                  We Gotta Get Out of This Place – The Animals

B-Well …

Mike

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