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You Package for Beacon Radio
  • martinlestermartinlester March 2013
    The You Package from TM is one of my favourite Classic TM Packages

    I was going through my old recordings yesterday and wondered if anyone knows the background to this
    As the Tracks sound different to the original so was this re created?

    (Like some of the Alfasound Cuts that Len has previously spoken about)

    or Re mixed from the Original master?
  • wixy1360wixy1360 March 2013
    Yamco? :-(
  • SeanMartinSeanMartin March 2013
    Who knows if it was ever legit, but the tracks and the vocals were recorded in the UK. My first thought was that someone may have thought that the Atlantic not only divided continents, but copyright issues too!! These were outright copies.

    Would be interesting to know from those "in" the know ;)
  • LenGroatLenGroat March 2013
    I believe the deal was totally 'legit'? Jay & Alan the 2 bosses at Beacon used UK 'musos' using the original parts of the scores, so could claim it against their MU budget?

    Of course (as we all knew) no one could replicate the class, style musicality, tightness of the original tracks - it was like 'seed pearls' instead of real pearls. I'll leave someone else to comment on the vocals....
  • IainJohnstonIainJohnston March 2013
    I think the Beacon "You" topic came up on JM a very long time ago?

    In the meantime, with apologies for the "reference-only sound quality", a bit of the Beacon stuff to judge on the "production quality".

    I can't look for any "proper" US You station stuff at present (it'll be "somewhere"...) but if anyone can post something definately the TM Dallas article for comparison?

    Beacon-You by wixy1360
  • IainJohnstonIainJohnston March 2013
    Thanks TC - well, discernably different - but the UK ones' tracks are closer to the originals than they might have been! A better effort than some "other" attempts of the time at reproducing US production by UK (Musicians Union approved) producers.

    Some of the brass at least was performed with as much "gusto" as the originals :)
  • ratnobratnob March 2013

    Thanks TC - well, discernably different - but the UK ones' tracks are closer to the originals than they might have been! Some of the brass at least was performed with as much "gusto" as the originals :)



    I agree - it's big and brassy and sounded like nothing else on British radio, so all credit to all involved for the sheer ambition of the project.
  • mbmb March 2013
    Well i'm going to stick my two penneth in I like the vocals especially on the "special friend" song both the male and female vocals are clear, crisp and sound great.
  • Very interesting. Do you think the singers were trying to sound American? Check out the word "like" on cut 3's "we like what you like." Almost has a U.S. southern dialect.
  • AndyWAndyW April 2013
    I'm sure these were legit like the PAMS re makes for Orwell around the same time. I heard that Tom Merriman kept the multitrack but later gave it to Muff Murfin when he started re selling TM in the UK. They were made by Yamco, an off shoot of EMIson when it closed.

    The much more interesting topic is the Beacon EMIson sign on package that 'borrows' heavily and not very legitimately from some mid 70's Jam tracks. I'm sure Jon has a few words to say on that matter as he did in the Radio Mag a couple of years ago.
  • enerjeeenerjee July 2013
    I always reckoned the Beacon resings were better than the originals, however, I am biased as they were some of first the jingles that I heard as I began listening to Beacon a couple of months before they introduced them on air, replacing their "Sunshine" package.

    Brilliantly produced in my opinion and, in my young teenage naivety, I used to think it was Olivia Newton-John and Andrew Gold singing on the beautiful "Wanna Sing Your Song" cuts ! ! !
  • martinlestermartinlester September 16
    I have dug out some of my old You packages and one thing I have noticed

    Almost all of the versions I have , with the exception of beacon that changed 24 hours to 19 hours a day have the same basic lyrics

    Why was that ?

    Was it because the Demo Lyrics was so good

    Or

    No PD’s could spare the time to write anything better

    If you take any other package from TM or PAMS you will always find several versions but with You package the one set of lyrics are used on every station
  • IainJohnstonIainJohnston September 16
    I've heard versions where the station call has clearly been sung as an "insert" into the main body of the cuts,
    i.e. just a small bit to sing instead of the entire cut long lyrics, and the difference in sound/voices/texture
    has been detectable.

    To be fair, the "You" package WAS one that TM designed to have the long cuts chopped-down to shorter
    versions, c.f. as with earlier era long Heller jingles.

    Not being in any way critical, but I think on some of the JAM Christmas Kit cuts the plugging-in of simply a
    station's call letters is sometimes also "detectable" - but as an economy measure for a budget mini-package
    that DOES make sense. [I stand to be corrected there?]

    As for the Beacon Yamco "You", as far as I know it was all done quite legitimately "in association" with TM - and
    it IS instrumentally & vocally "fresher" than the US original - shame the only copies I've ever heard are just a bit
    "mushy" or artifacty (darn those MP3 rip days!)

    PS - would I be right in saying the Emison custom for Swansea Sound was also a UK "co-operation" with TM?
  • martinlestermartinlester September 16

    I've heard versions where the station call has clearly been sung as an "insert" into the main body of the cuts,
    i.e. just a small bit to sing instead of the entire cut long lyrics, and the difference in sound/voices/toexture
    has been detectable.



    I have also noticed that as well for example on the TM in Japan the Insert while vocally fine is on the track at a higher level than the rest of the track

  • IainJohnstonIainJohnston September 16
    "at a higher level than the rest of the track"

    Indeed; I'm thinking of a Canadian station version like that.
  • enerjeeenerjee November 1

    As for the Beacon Yamco "You", as far as I know it was all done quite legitimately "in association" with TM - and
    it IS instrumentally & vocally "fresher" than the US original - shame the only copies I've ever heard are just a bit
    "mushy" or artifacty (darn those MP3 rip days!)



    The MD of Beacon at the time (Jay Oliver) was an American who had good contacts in the US. Apparently, after being told he couldn't use non-UK-based jingle singers, he flew singers over from Dallas and had them sing in London to get around the MU rules. I also believe the orchestration had to be done in the UK too. I have some very good MP3s of most of Beacon's "You" package.

    Regarding lyrics, there were several adaptations for some US stations KACY152 changed "you are the sunshine" for "you are the beaches" and "you are the freeways". There were other stations which used similar changes to the lyrics as well.

  • ratnobratnob November 2
    enerjee said:


    The MD of Beacon at the time (Jay Oliver) was an American who had good contacts in the US. Apparently, after being told he couldn't use non-UK-based jingle singers, he flew singers over from Dallas and had them sing in London to get around the MU rules. I also believe the orchestration had to be done in the UK too. I have some very good MP3s of most of Beacon's "You" package.



    As a loyal Beacon Radio listener from 1976 to when I left home in 1981, and a young jingle freak, I'd always thought those 'UK singers' sounded far too good to be true. This is the first time I've read someone confirming what my instincts told me - that they may not in fact be UK singers. Is it hearsay or definitely the case?
  • IainJohnstonIainJohnston November 2
    Was this about "flying in singers" perhaps triggered by JMW's anecdotes on Rewound Radio the other day?
  • enerjeeenerjee November 2
    I know an ex-journalist from Beacon who was there and kept in touch with Jay Oliver. They chatted and Jay revealed this was the case. The journalist in question was about to co-author a book chronicling the station's first three years (when Beacon had received two serious broadcasting breaches and a third would have closed the station down in 1979) with Jay, but unfortunately Jay died in 2007 before anything could be coordinated.

    Here's some dialogue I had with the said journalist only a few weeks ago confirming what Jay had said to him . . .


    "ME: - though in my opinion the Beacon "You" production is tighter and stronger. Rumour has it that Jay Oliver's connections allowed him to fly the singers over from the US and have them sing here to get around the MU rules."

    "EX BEACON JOURNO: "that is more than rumour! I did have a handle on all this 15 years or so ago - had talked to Jay about it. But, yes - that is what happened, I think. No doubt I’d have got it all down and out there if I’d done the book with him he wanted to do. Biggest regret of my professional life. I was concerned he was not clear about libel laws in this country. But should have done it and then put it past the lawyers!"

    "ME:- shame he's no longer with us to verify. At the time I fancifully assumed the singers on the minute-long "I Wanna Sing Your Song" were Andrew Gold and Olivia Newton-John as Beacon played so much country rock and the "Grease" soundtracks were dominant. It'd be interesting to identify who they actually were."


    Incidentally, Barry Manilow was a jingle writer and apparently worked at TM for a while. A Beacon presenter told me in 1978 that Manilow had some involvement in the production of the "You" jingle set, but I have no way of verifying that.


    Jay is quoted as saying while he was MD at Beacon that the name of the game when running an ILR station was to abide by the rules just enough to avoid breaking them. Beacon certainly did that, which made it such a great station, however, rules were perceived to have been broken and September 1979 brought in dramatic programme changes in order to save the franchise.
  • enerjeeenerjee November 2
    I found this interesting anecdote too regarding Beacon's first jingle package:

    "The original TM version of "You" was made in 1975. There's a much more interesting story of Jon Wolfert (he of "Jam" fame) coming to the UK to plan the launch jingle package of Beacon Radio.

    The Musicians' Union vetoed it as Jon was not a UK citizen. Jon, still in the UK, had to cut his losses. He took a chance and went to London where he blagged a meeting with a young Johnny Beerling and ultimately came away with the accounts for BBC Radios 1 & 2.

    Who knows what would have happened if he'd not been invited by Jay and Allen to work on that first Beacon package."
  • ratnobratnob November 2

    A few years back I put together a silly little montage of 'You' jingles for various stations, including Beacon. I wanted to see how easy it would be to spot different singers. You can hear it here and be reminded of just how impressive the Beacon resings are:
    http://www.geoffbarton.co.uk//files/_IDs/You-medley.mp3

    I played it to Jon Wolfert who - as well as inevitably being able to talk about the various vocal combinations - told me something I hadn't realised. The long male/female-piano based songs ("I wanna sing your music ...") weren't part of the original TM package. They were written by Otis Connor who, in the late 70s/80s, produced jingles with a definite Barry Manilow vibe. I have a few of those Otis Connor Productions packages if anyone wants me to post them.
  • enerjeeenerjee November 4
    ratnob said:


    A few years back I put together a silly little montage of 'You' jingles for various stations, including Beacon. I wanted to see how easy it would be to spot different singers. You can hear it here and be reminded of just how impressive the Beacon resings are:
    http://www.geoffbarton.co.uk//files/_IDs/You-medley.mp3


    Thanks. And referring to Martin Lester's question regarding lyric changes, your very clever medley includes (at 55 seconds in) the KACY 152 main theme with the words "you on the freeways" and "you on the beaches" instead of "you in the sunshine". There are other lyric changes I've heard (which aren't in your medley), but I can't remember where, however, I'll have a look and post a link as soon as I find them.

    ratnob said:

    I played it (the medley) to Jon Wolfert who - as well as inevitably being able to talk about the various vocal combinations - told me something I hadn't realised. The long male/female-piano based songs ("I wanna sing your music ...") weren't part of the original TM package. They were written by Otis Connor who, in the late 70s/80s, produced jingles with a definite Barry Manilow vibe. I have a few of those Otis Connor Productions packages if anyone wants me to post them.


    The Manilow connections were mentioned to me by a former presenter at Beacon while he was still on air back in 1978. Yes Ratnob, could you post those Otis Connor Productions packages please?

    Finally, I reckon your medley really highlights how much beefier and tighter the Beacon resings of the "You" package are in comparison to the others.

  • martinlestermartinlester November 4
    Enerjee I would be interested in listening to any examples you have as this was / still is my Favourite TM package from the 70’s

    When I asked about Lyric changes I was wondering if any station Re Lyric one of the 60 sec songs in whole not just the odd line

  • ratnobratnob November 4
    Here you go, as requested, an introduction to the work of Otis Conner circa 1978-1981, I think. You'll see there's a strong Barry Manilow vibe.

    Close to you:
    http://www.geoffbarton.co.uk//files/_IDs/GB-Otis-Conner-WASH.mp3

    Come Home:
    http://www.geoffbarton.co.uk//files/_IDs/GB-Otis-Conner-KLIF-Come-Home.mp3

    Let's Make the Music Together:
    http://www.geoffbarton.co.uk//files/_IDs/GB-Otis-Conner-Lets+Make+The+Music+Together++KMPC.mp3

  • martinlestermartinlester November 4
    Thanks for posting Geoff

    You can definitely hear the Barry Manilow vibe in the tracks !

    Regards

    Martin
  • AndyWAndyW November 4
    enerjee said:

    I found this interesting anecdote too regarding Beacon's first jingle package:

    "The original TM version of "You" was made in 1975. There's a much more interesting story of Jon Wolfert (he of "Jam" fame) coming to the UK to plan the launch jingle package of Beacon Radio.

    The Musicians' Union vetoed it as Jon was not a UK citizen. Jon, still in the UK, had to cut his losses. He took a chance and went to London where he blagged a meeting with a young Johnny Beerling and ultimately came away with the accounts for BBC Radios 1 & 2.

    Who knows what would have happened if he'd not been invited by Jay and Allen to work on that first Beacon package."



    Yes, I said that. It was confirmed in an interview Stephanie Hirst did with Jon Wolfert a couple of years ago.
    The original package is definitely sung by all UK vocalists. I have the session tapes and the talking between the cuts is all very English. I wouldn't be surprised if the You Package bent the rules a bit. Standard Sound did much the same in subsequent years.

  • martinlestermartinlester November 6
    While it was great that JAM Jingles did end up on the BBC I still don’t understand how Jon was Vetoed for Beacon but Ok’d For BBC
  • PKPK November 6
    As far as I’m aware it was the strange rulings of the Musicians Union that were the problem, same as the Musicians Union and the Needletime rules!
  • mbmb November 6

    While it was great that JAM Jingles did end up on the BBC I still don’t understand how Jon was Vetoed for Beacon but Ok’d For BBC



    The rules that came in after the BBC had been using Dallas for a number of years and they were somehow exempted
  • IainJohnstonIainJohnston November 6
    Not just Dallas, but Memphis (P-T) and Los Angeles (Audio Producers)
  • enerjeeenerjee November 7

    AndyW said:

    The original package is definitely sung by all UK vocalists. I have the session tapes and the talking between the cuts is all very English. I wouldn't be surprised if the You Package bent the rules a bit. Standard Sound did much the same in subsequent years.


    Yes, the "Sunshine Sound" package was, as you must know, based on US station WMGK and some of the cuts were complete rip offs. Produced by JAM the same package was used on BBC Radio 2.

    Here you can hear that some of the cuts are identical to Beacon's first package, especially the cut at 2 minutes and 10 seconds in:





  • IainJohnstonIainJohnston November 7
    Sadly the "format" really no longer exists for the Magic packages, so I don't think they'd "work" on radio today. Too laid back.

    But By Gawd, MUSICALLY they're still GREAT to listen to in their own right!
  • IainJohnstonIainJohnston November 7
    A quick refresher of the Beacon You cuts

    The first is a 19 and 24 hours comparison I posted 9 years ago, from mushy MP3 sources.

    The second a very good quality compared with some dubs selection, but unfortunately
    isn't in-the-clear. Sorry I don't know where I got it from to give the person a "credit".

    https://soundcloud.com/allthebestjingles03/beacon-tm-you-19and24hours/s-0TcoN

    https://soundcloud.com/allthebestjingles03/beacon-you-yamco-tm-2/s-rhblW

    Whoever the UK musicians & sound engineers were on the Yamco/whatever were, they
    did a very good job - as discussed before, possibly did a cleaner, sharper version &
    mix than the US original in my view. The brass particularly is very sharp and full of presence.
    Shame other Yamco "clones" weren't up to this standard.

    And, the singers must surely be US, even if they either weren't allowed to "stack" (ref Len G) or
    DID stack but at extra cost under MU Rules.

    PS - if anyone still has the Beacon package in full, in good quality, and in-the-clear, I'm sure many
    of us would much like a dub! Please check those old boxes-in-attics!



  • mbmb November 7
    Are these by YAMCO as well for Orwell - There are what sounds like reworks of some TM jingles in there - one fron the TM Gneric Disco LP but a couple of others I recognise from Demos.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-664168539/radio-orwell-jam-1978-package

    If anyone has a copy I'd love a trade :)
  • ratnobratnob November 7



    PS - if anyone still has the Beacon package in full, in good quality, and in-the-clear, I'm sure many
    of us would much like a dub! Please check those old boxes-in-attics!



    You mean the 'You' package or 'Sunshine Sound'?

  • IainJohnstonIainJohnston November 7
    "You mean the 'You' package or 'Sunshine Sound'?"

    Mainly the You package Geoff, although listening to enerjee's audio confirms the Beacon You items seem to be scattered
    around and not in a concise all-inclusive dub!

    I've got some Emison Sunshine Sound partially for both Beacon & Metro on a 7.5 IPS reel I mooched from Emison
    away back in 1976! It also has some Tees and Pennine.

    Also the Beacon Sunshine Sound on a much fuller dub that I think is probably "Embargoed" ;^)

    MB:-
    The Orwell ones are "new to me" - I recognise one cut as definatily TM from a couple of ones I have for CHML Hamilton Ontario circa 1978.
    The track on that one sounds more "authentic TM" than a UK re-record to me.
  • ratnobratnob November 9
    This is the Beacon 'You' package that I have:
    http://www.geoffbarton.co.uk//files/_IDs/Beacon%20_You_.mp3

    And this - among various other bits and pieces - is the main Beacon 'Sunshine Sound' compilation I have - straight from the studio carts (I'm told):
    http://www.geoffbarton.co.uk//files/_IDs/Beacon-Sunshine.WAV

    I can't vouch for quality as I'm deaf in one ear.

    I think these are the two packages that transformed UK independent radio. But I'm happy to be corrected.

    Geoff
  • rakrak November 9
    ratnob said:

    This is the Beacon 'You' package that I have:
    http://www.geoffbarton.co.uk//files/_IDs/Beacon%20_You_.mp3

    And this - among various other bits and pieces - is the main Beacon 'Sunshine Sound' compilation I have - straight from the studio carts (I'm told):
    http://www.geoffbarton.co.uk//files/_IDs/Beacon-Sunshine.WAV

    I can't vouch for quality as I'm deaf in one ear.

    I think these are the two packages that transformed UK independent radio. But I'm happy to be corrected.

    Geoff



    I think the Metro Radio versions of the Sunshine Sound work much better, 261 scans better than 303, The North East Sound works well. Likewise The Music in the North East fits well. Which came first, or was it a joint project from the outset? They're 12 minutes into this montage I made a few years ago
    https://soundcloud.com/metro40/metro-radio-40-years-in-48-minutes
  • ratnobratnob November 9
    Wow. I can't believe that after all these years I hadn't heard those Metro versions of a jingle package that resonated so much with me via Beacon as a teenager.

    It's fascinating - and a reminder of why this website can be so brilliant.

    Any chance of getting those Emison cuts as an MP3 so that I can add them to my iPod playlist?

    Geoff
  • rakrak November 9
    ratnob said:

    Wow. I can't believe that after all these years I hadn't heard those Metro versions of a jingle package that resonated so much with me via Beacon as a teenager.

    It's fascinating - and a reminder of why this website can be so brilliant.

    Any chance of getting those Emison cuts as an MP3 so that I can add them to my iPod playlist?

    Geoff



    Amazed you've never heard the Metro versions. I'll drop you a PM.
  • enerjeeenerjee November 10
    rak said:

    I think the Metro Radio versions of the Sunshine Sound work much better, 261 scans better than 303, The North East Sound works well. Likewise The Music in the North East fits well. Which came first, or was it a joint project from the outset? They're 12 minutes into this montage I made a few years ago
    https://soundcloud.com/metro40/metro-radio-40-years-in-48-minutes



    As far as I understand it the Metro "Music in the North East" were resings of the Beacon Sunshine Sound package. It was Beacon's first package in 1976 and went through to the end of 1977 before it was slowly replaced by "You" in the first couple of months of 1978 when they integrated to the two packages during their 9-week 24 hour experiment from February to April.

    I disagree strongly that they're superior as I think the Beacon cuts were better.

    These are the cuts I have from Beacon's "Sunshine Sound":

    https://soundcloud.com/user-320722229/beacon-jingles1976-jingle-package-emison/s-EnER6

    There's also the 1 minute "Sunshine Sound" theme donut, but I no longer have a copy of it.

  • petewilsonpetewilson November 10
    The Original Dallas (PAMS/TM) sings were far superior to the UK (Yamco) re-sings for Beacon, Orwell, etc.... bought about by the IBA (via the Poxy MU)
  • mbmb November 10

    "You mean the 'You' package or 'Sunshine Sound'?"


    MB:-
    The Orwell ones are "new to me" - I recognise one cut as definatily TM from a couple of ones I have for CHML Hamilton Ontario circa 1978.
    The track on that one sounds more "authentic TM" than a UK re-record to me.



    Ahhhh they sound quite interesting and I've never heard them or heard them discussed before.

  • enerjeeenerjee November 10
    ratnob said:

    Wow. I can't believe that after all these years I hadn't heard those Metro versions of a jingle package that resonated so much with me via Beacon as a teenager. Geoff



    There are more of the Metro cuts on the Metro Radio nostalgia website also including the "Shaft"-style news jingle used on Beacon with the same package: http://metroradio261.blogspot.com/p/metros-history-1970s.html

    Here's a direct link to them: https://www.mediafire.com/file/nadv4vck0jobpi3/Metro+Radio+Jingle+Montage+-%2CEMISON%2C+YAMCO%2C+North+East+Sound+Package%2C+1976.mp3

  • enerjeeenerjee November 10

    The Original Dallas (PAMS/TM) sings were far superior to the UK (Yamco) re-sings for Beacon, Orwell, etc.... bought about by the IBA (via the Poxy MU)



    That's evidently a matter of opinion, but a lot of us experience a much tighter, brassier and beefier sound on the Beacon "You" resings.

  • enerjeeenerjee November 10
    rak said:

    I think the Metro Radio versions of the Sunshine Sound work much better, 261 scans better than 303, The North East Sound works well. Likewise The Music in the North East fits well. Which came first, or was it a joint project from the outset? They're 12 minutes into this montage I made a few years ago
    https://soundcloud.com/metro40/metro-radio-40-years-in-48-minutes



    One of those cuts rhymes "everyone" with the "one" in 261, so of course it scans well as does "you and me" with the "three" in 303 The comments below your upload on Soundcloud largely disagree that they sound better than Beacon's.

  • ratnobratnob November 10
    enerjee said:


    There's also the 1 minute "Sunshine Sound" theme donut, but I no longer have a copy of it.



    Ah, yes - always did love this, often used by Mike Baker as a filler into the news - a special track complete with jazz flute.
    http://www.geoffbarton.co.uk//files/_IDs/Beacon-Song.mp3
  • IainJohnstonIainJohnston November 10
    I have that long cut on my 1976 sampler reel from EMISON - but was there a Metro re-sing of that cut?

    Saw a remark on the Metro website above that many EMISON cuts were based upon songs /records that
    EMI had the rights/distribution in the UK. Hence easier to use the copyrighted material / scores I guess.

    E,g, the "Shaft" movie theme done as a news jingle.
    Radio Clyde in Scotland had at least two "Shaft" derived news instrumentals in their 1973 launch package
    from EMIson.
  • rakrak November 10
    I sent ratnob these jingles, then thought it might be nice to share the folder on here as well, as they're 40+ years old. They aren't going to end up on air anywhere, so here goes...

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PRX9DMxAP-FCQio35MHGgJWCQ1FUXdtA - it looks like a spammy link, but it's a folder on my Google Drive account. The 'Shaft' News Intro in on there. I didn't give the files names, so it's a case of E&OE with these. I'll take them down if anyone has a problem with these antique Metro jingles being shared.
  • ratnobratnob November 10
    rak said:

    I sent ratnob these jingles, then thought it might be nice to share the folder on here as well, as they're 40+ years old. They aren't going to end up on air anywhere, so here goes...



    David
    Thanks for sharing. And how great to see the JingleMad site doing what it was set up to do - celebrating and sharing these silly but wonderful little station songs, whether old or new.
    GB
  • IainJohnstonIainJohnston November 10
    Just to supplement the items provided above, these are the jingles on my 1976 EMIson sampler reel.
    There's Beacon examples, Metro, then Pennine Radio, and finally Radio Tees.

    https://soundcloud.com/allthebestjingles03/ij-classic-emison-1976-sampler/s-bW6bJ

    Note:- at the end there's a Tees acapella - around the same time Radio Clyde in Glasgow had a very strange custom package
    by EMIson, written (according to legend... ) by Clyde staff and a well-known local piano player / singer.
    There were acapellas done by the same male vocalists with that custom.
    Should anyone have a good quality dub of those acapellas, or even the custom package (which is another story entirely).....
  • mbmb November 10
    rak said:

    I sent ratnob these jingles, then thought it might be nice to share the folder on here as well, as they're 40+ years old. They aren't going to end up on air anywhere, so here goes...

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PRX9DMxAP-FCQio35MHGgJWCQ1FUXdtA - it looks like a spammy link, but it's a folder on my Google Drive account. The 'Shaft' News Intro in on there. I didn't give the files names, so it's a case of E&OE with these. I'll take them down if anyone has a problem with these antique Metro jingles being shared.




    rak said:

    I sent ratnob these jingles, then thought it might be nice to share the folder on here as well, as they're 40+ years old. They aren't going to end up on air anywhere, so here goes...

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PRX9DMxAP-FCQio35MHGgJWCQ1FUXdtA - it looks like a spammy link, but it's a folder on my Google Drive account. The 'Shaft' News Intro in on there. I didn't give the files names, so it's a case of E&OE with these. I'll take them down if anyone has a problem with these antique Metro jingles being shared.





    Thanks i'm going to take a listen :) Appreciate you making available