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Solid Gold GEM - JAM & PAMS jingles for... 2017 !
  • LenGroatLenGroat April 2017
    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 2017
    Always the best!!
  • ratnobratnob April 2017

    That is glorious. Duly added to my wish-list. G
  • Davey_wDavey_w April 2017
    Excellent jingle - well done JAM!
  • LenGroatLenGroat April 2017
    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
  • IainJohnstonIainJohnston April 2017
    Indeed, Jon's trusty M20T was "spotted" eastbound near the Tennessee border on a flight tracker
    ...amazing stuff this internet thingy!
  • tyty21tyty21 April 2017
    aside from our own JMR, Gem AM is truly a jingle Madder's station! loving these new jingles!
  • LenGroatLenGroat April 2017
    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 2017
    Got it in one - Country Proud. I love the station logo on this package. Nice choice, Len.
  • scotronscotron April 2017
    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 2017
    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 2017
    Very, very nice. I like that a lot.
  • tyty21tyty21 April 2017
    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?
  • Davey_wDavey_w May 2017
    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.
  • mjb1124mjb1124 May 2017
    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.
  • LenGroatLenGroat May 2017
    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 !
  • nleibonleibo May 2017
    Ahh, a "Heritage" PAMS Re-sing...:)
  • PKPK May 2017
    I have no idea why but that 'take off' Souncloud link won't open up on my iPhone? :-(
  • LenGroatLenGroat May 2017
    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 2017
    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.
  • LenGroatLenGroat June 2017
    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.
  • CanadaJimCanadaJim June 2017
    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!
    :^)
  • LenGroatLenGroat November 2017
    I've not posted on our jingle topic for 6 months, for a simple reason - my partner of 13 years passed away in the summer.

    The fantasy world of jingles all of us on here love is, however, a distraction away from reality, and so in that spirit I'd like to share a cut I love. a VERY old one...

    We ordered it back in the Spring and have saved it for now as we revamp our station for its FIFTH ANNIVERSARY - on 5 November.

    I won't spoil the 'guessing game' - who can 'name that package' ?!

    First you have the JINGLE version of it..

    https://soundcloud.com/len-groat/sharp-wlto

    And then the way we are using it - as a new Top of the Hour - some hours we don't carry news, and it will be followed by the DJ namecheck, other hours it's followed our (amazing) Top News cut from 2012, which we are reviving.

    https://soundcloud.com/len-groat/toh-with-news

    Being an older cut I feel it is melodic and musically perfect for our 60s and 70s based music style.

    Lastly, thanks to Graham Collins for the voice-over! And of course all the good people at Jam Creative Productions.
  • ratnobratnob November 2017
    Len
    Very sorry to hear of your sad loss.
    I love that new jingle and will spend the rest of the day trying to remind myself which package it is from.
    G
  • nleibonleibo November 2017
    Isn't that the Legal ID/News Open from WABC (NYC) from the mid 90's?
  • LenGroatLenGroat November 2017
    Yes it is THE classic News jingle first made for WABC in the 'Top News' package

    https://youtu.be/cmINAhMud4c

    We bought it in 2012 - and we've revived it to go into our 5th year!

    I think it's the BEST News intro ever made in Dallas....
  • nleibonleibo November 2017
    "Browser does not recognize Video format"--what's that all about?
  • nleibonleibo November 2017
    never mind, Len--I got it--had to disable Flash in Google Chrome...
  • star+tetleystar tetley November 2017
    Sorry to hear of your loss Len.
  • mjb1124mjb1124 November 2017
    The Top News package is from the 2000s actually. But both of these are among the greatest TOH IDs ever. First heard the cut you just got on WOGL - theirs sounded great and so does yours. I know it was originally from a WGY custom and later syndicated as part of the WHP Real Talk package.
  • LenGroatLenGroat November 2017
    Thanks MJB - I'd completely forgotten about the WHP versions when I ordered the cut.

    http://www.jingles.com/audio/d_RealTalk.mp3 (It's at the end of the demo)

    I based our version on the WGY one - loved the way they sang (the mouthful) "Schenectady" on it!
  • tyty21tyty21 November 2017
    Sorry for your loss, and it's good to know you're doing well on the jingle front! as for this, this cut has been a favorite of mine, ever since I heard it on WOGL. If only they had a lot of the jam cuts in the clear for WTVN, which also had this cut! LOL! WTVN, along with its sister in Kentucky, WHAS, were huge composite jam junkies. aside from demo stuff, you got additional out of the box choices!
  • tyty21tyty21 November 2017
    I based our version on the WGY one - loved the way they sang (the mouthful) "Schenectady" on it!
    Pams did that as well. I think WSNY-AM back in the 70's did use a series.
  • ratnobratnob November 2017
    LenGroat said:


    I think it's the BEST News intro ever made in Dallas....



    Agreed.
  • tyty21tyty21 November 2017
    ratnob said:

    LenGroat said:


    I think it's the BEST News intro ever made in Dallas....



    Agreed.


    I second that!
  • LenGroatLenGroat November 2017
    To give this topic a 'stir' and keep it 'simmering' (as all good jam needs to...)

    ...here's the original from 'The WGY Collection" #10

    https://soundcloud.com/len-groat/wgy-collection-10

    "Schenectady"!!

    Any chance of hearing the WOGL or WTVN versions!?
  • mjb1124mjb1124 November 2017
    Never actually heard the original until now... thanks! Those JAM singers sure know how to enunciate.

    Here's a TOH aircheck featuring WOGL's version: http://tophour.com/audio/Philadelphia%20PA/fm0981_2005-12_wogl_jlehmann.mp3
  • LenGroatLenGroat November 2017
    Thank you ! That works so well.... But it certainly helps when you can say...

    "From the top of 'Liberty Place', to the Atlantic, and everywhere in-between..."

    Has more of a 'ring' to it than 'From Bulwell to Beeston"* or "From "Durham to Consett"** !!


    * Trent '77

    **Metro '74
  • IainJohnstonIainJohnston November 2017
    "Has more of a 'ring' to it than 'From Bulwell to Beeston"* or "From "Durham to Consett"** !! "

    Still doesn't beat...

    # From Barry Port, to Port Talbot... #
    # Llannelli, to The Mumbles... #
    # From Neath, to the Swansea Bay #
    https://soundcloud.com/allthebestjingles04a/ij-swansea-emisontm-mumbles

    Or even...

    # From Auchngatt to Cruden Bay #
    # Peterhead, The Broch, and Far Away... #
    https://soundcloud.com/allthebestjingles04a/wavesfm-oops-auchnagattwav
  • LenGroatLenGroat November 2017
    Iain:

    You win !
  • IainJohnstonIainJohnston November 2017
    Nah! Not at all...

    The "A1 Song" re-do to PAMS Solid Rock still tops it :^)
  • LenGroatLenGroat November 2017
    Well our station has not been able to get any new orders from JAM since May :-(

    BUT many of our DJs do buy their own namechecks!

    John Palin is a HUGE JAM fan, and got this cut from "Right Direction"

    It was on my wish-list, he beat me to it

    https://soundcloud.com/len-groat/john-palin-rd

    I love the arrangement, energy and Fun it has!
  • mjb1124mjb1124 November 2017
    Great cut, great resing!