Episodes – B-Side Trax – Week of SEP 25th: Yeah, I Used To Play American Forces Radio – B-Side Trax …

I did 2 full 6-month cruises aboard the USS Carl Vinson.  When you’re at sea working 7 days a week & nowhere to go, you look for things to do.  So naturally, I volunteered to work at the ships radio station.  It was fun, certainly something to pass the time, and I think we did 3-hour shifts in those days …

But I learned a few things too; our equipment was really old, their music selection was an interesting mix and I just loved providing music for the enjoyment of others …

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:                Good – Better Than Ezra 
Tuesday:                Dig In – Lenny Kravitz
Wednesday:           Synchronicity 1 – The Police
Thursday               Linger – The Cranberries
Friday:                  Bang & Blame – REM

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:                Bloody Well Right – Supertramp
Tuesday:                Rock Lobster – The B-52’s
Wednesday:           Still The Same – Bob Seger
Thursday               Jesus Christ Superstar – Murray Head
Friday:                  Bargain – The Who

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