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Power98 FM’s ‘The Flipside’: For the Masses, Not the Media

By  June 24, 2011

When I was younger, I faintly remember, there was a radio show in 987FM hosted by Vernon A during the weekend. It played songs I'd only hear surfing around the Internet for musical pastures greener. Having claimed he played songs which would be famous in the near future, Vernon A showcased the likes of, I recall, Empire of the Sun and the Whitest Boy Alive. Well, at least Walking on the Sun is occasionally played on the radio. Now the Edge's shifted to 10pm - 11pm every Sunday night. I wouldn't trade sleep for something which didn't satisfy my hipster needs.

So here's The Flipside, a radio segment co-hosted by Sonja Steinmetz and Emily Teng running from 5pm to 6pm every Sunday, and instead of playing what they think will be future hits, they play those that they think won't; singles and non-singles that could really be mainstream hits if the bloody major labels and current trends permitted it. These songs run a fine line between being radio-friendly and radio-unfriendly. It's made for the masses but not for the media.

Last week, Emily's made a mix documenting all the tracks that make her feel like "jumping on a plane", a move driven about by Sonja's concurrent sabbatical over in Hong Kong with her friends. A trace of longing or loneliness is apparent; she clues the listener in by playing dance queen Robyn's hit Dancing on My Own. The theme carries on now in hip-hop, with non-single Walé track 90210's solemn keyboard loop. Then alluding to getting through a tough day in the form of an inspirational story brought about by Jack Mannequin's Bruised? Plaintive.

For those such as I who have long since left the radiowaves for the Internet, the commercials haven't changed much. An unnerving Australian accent (and another one which tries its hardest to - more so unnerving) coolly describe the fatal chemicals present in cigarettes. But the commercial breaks spread far and wide throughout the one-hour radio show. Ah, the irony in the catch-22 of there being less commercials when there's less listeners when here I am telling people about The Flipside.

So much music, so little time. Right. The garden-variety alternative quasi-folk pop-rock scene punctuated by a few hip-hop and dance tunes and Emily's succinct anecdotes and music advertisements and (ugh) radio commercials - One hour isn't enough for Singapore radio's representation of the Internet. I'll be tuning in next week to see how things go, "to be together next again", as Emily tries to make her most poignant and desperate tone while remaining amicable and presentable. Plaintive.


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