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Solid Gold GEM - JAM & PAMS jingles for... 2017 !
  • LenGroatLenGroat April 11
    Well it's taken a few months this year but we've broken a host of (jingle) piggy-banks so are able to add even more great JAM and PAMS tracks to our 'jingle library'. I believe we have (and use) the largest collection of JAM jingles on any UK-based radio station now!

    They are not on-air until May but allow me to first post a new '1960s Cafe' personal cut - I've promised myself this Omni Trax classic for YEARS - and it's turned out PERFECT - what a track, what vocals, what a great transition ... and it fits perfectly with Graham Collins post on 'pretty' jingles.

    https://soundcloud.com/len-groat/slide-1960s-cafe-m-s

    THANKS Jon & the JAM team..


    (A classic medium to slow transition jingle from JAM's SUPERB 'Omni-Trax' package, originally created for Magic 106 Los Angeles. Copyright JAM Creative Productions, Dallas)
  • glenglen April 11
    Always the best!!
  • ratnobratnob April 13

    That is glorious. Duly added to my wish-list. G
  • Davey_wDavey_w April 15
    Excellent jingle - well done JAM!
  • LenGroatLenGroat April 24
    If you are on Facebook and a friend of Johnny Beerling's you will have seen he was reunited with Jon & Mary Lyn Wolfert on a recent trip to Memphis/ Noo Aweleens !

    Jon & Mary Lyn flew in especially for the reunion. So today seems a good day to unveil a re-sing of a VERY special Radio 1 jingle, we have JUST received, from the days it was really GREAT

    https://soundcloud.com/len-groat/across
  • Indeed, Jon's trusty M20T was "spotted" eastbound near the Tennessee border on a flight tracker
    ...amazing stuff this internet thingy!
  • tyty21tyty21 April 25
    aside from our own JMR, Gem AM is truly a jingle Madder's station! loving these new jingles!
  • LenGroatLenGroat April 29
    Thank you TyTy !

    As it's a holiday weekend 'Across the UK' ..... here's another of our new cuts which goes on-air 8 May..

    It's from a JAM package I've not heard re-sung. Well done any JMer who can identify it !!??

    https://soundcloud.com/len-groat/rita-solo-s-m

    There's also a group only version !

    https://soundcloud.com/len-groat/rita-group-s-m
  • ratnobratnob April 29
    Got it in one - Country Proud. I love the station logo on this package. Nice choice, Len.
  • scotronscotron April 29
    Am now in the mood for another personal cut. But which to choose!!!!! Still listening to all the Pams stuff, but there is one Radio 1 cut I have been toying with.
  • LenGroatLenGroat April 29
    Well spotted Geoff !

    It's the standout cut in the package - and the melody at the end is only for the 'FKF' of the 'KFKF' call-letters, so 'GEM Ay Em' fits perfectly!

    The brass and drums on it to me sound like the Right Direction package which I also love...
  • OnyxPaulOnyxPaul April 30
    Very, very nice. I like that a lot.
  • tyty21tyty21 April 30
    ah! annagrey putting in some lovely solos here! love it! and yes, this package has been resung! 2 stations i know have had it, or still do have this package in play. WTKM in the Milwaukee WI market, and WLOH in Lancaster, OH. I suppose you'll be getting the B version for the 4th?
  • scotron said:

    Am now in the mood for another personal cut. But which to choose!!!!! Still listening to all the Pams stuff, but there is one Radio 1 cut I have been toying with.



    Go on then - give us a clue.
  • tyty21 said:

    ah! annagrey putting in some lovely solos here! love it! and yes, this package has been resung! 2 stations i know have had it, or still do have this package in play. WTKM in the Milwaukee WI market, and WLOH in Lancaster, OH.



    KNEI is another one that had (has?) the package.
  • Thanks TyTy - I agree Annagrey's voice is perfect on so many JAM cuts, yet she can't even have been at school when JAM started! As the vocal group ages it must be hard to find singers with the amazing accuracy and versatility needed to re-sing so many jingle styles - she's superb

    Any chance of an aircheck of a few of the Country Proud re-sings?

    Our new package is ALL JAM - save for one cut - as well as being bright, and sharp, the brass 'trail' at the end makes it perfect to go into a TON of oldies!

    https://soundcloud.com/len-groat/takeoff-f-f

    We also introduce an extra 'strap-line' "It's All About the Oldies' but the dozen or so others we use all continue - we are the antithesis of stations with ONE 'strap-line !
  • Ahh, a "Heritage" PAMS Re-sing...:)
  • PKPK May 6
    I have no idea why but that 'take off' Souncloud link won't open up on my iPhone? :-(
  • As it's a 'Bank Holiday Weekend' in the UK, here's a treat - we got some very short sharp classic JAM for our new jingles. Who can name the package first !? + what was the original lyric?

    https://soundcloud.com/len-groat/clapton-f-f

    It really is All About the Oldies !
  • OK, if nobody else will. When Radio 1 went FM (Sep 1st 1988) the lyrics went "There's only one FM, Radio 1 FM"- now known as JAM #54.
  • tyty21tyty21 May 31
    again, you do magic with your cuts, sir! great stuff!
  • Len, is there a problem with the stream when listening via an internet browser e.g. Firefox?
    This stream URL was working up until recently: http://173.244.209.143:8130/live; - but now it's dead.
    Via a browser, for me GEM AM wont load on any of the following sites players on the TuneIn, InternetRadioUK & LiveOnlineRadio sites.
    Even the player on your own site doesn't play the stream. The play/stop buttons are "dead", with only the volume slider seeming to work.

    GEM AM currently only works via TuneIn app on android.

    Anyone else have this problem, or can provide alternate stream URL?
  • Fine for me (19:54 UK time) on FFox and even on scabby AOL-UK using the normal names and DNS, and believe me
    AOL-UK is extremely fussy about what it lets me play compared with FFox!

    DOESN'T work on that stream address you're quoting though...

    Serenade running fine too.
  • Hi Games Wiz !

    I'm 100% non-technical but one of our Engineers explains ...

    The address you quote is not one of ours, I guess it must be a relay that has lapsed.

    The player on the website is working fine for me on all major browser, try this direct link: http://cloudrad.io/solidgoldgemam/player

    Or, if you wish, try the direct shoutcast link with a player of your choice:

    http://4483.cloudrad.io:8130/listen.pls?sid=1


    Hope that helps...

    Hope it helps

    Now you can once again: "Sing along , with every Golden Song!"

    https://soundcloud.com/len-groat/whistle-full

    Len

  • This is strange. I've ruled out a browser problem.
    Because even using standalone program players like RadioSure or TapinRadio with the shoutcast link you provided wont connect.
    Hmmm... will investigate this further.
  • Just a thought...Are you browsing at home or from the office? Many corporations (mine included) block the UDP ports which are required for streaming.
  • Always from home. The TuneIn app on android works. Just nothing else.
    As the stream is not HTTPS, I cant see it being a Windows XP thing. Like I said previously, it was working fine.
  • "XP" !?!?!?!

    All these fancy "apps" and their providers didn't exist when XP came out - and there's every chance one of the recent
    "fixes" to even XP due to the recent hacks could well have blootered your backwards compatibility.

    I know there's JMers still using XP (and earlier) for non-online stuff (e.g. heritage-but-damn-good audio editors)
    but I wouldn't let an XP machine anywhere near an RJ45 plug never mind the actual web!
    :^)