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  • No offense to TM, but Jon did such a better job with the sonos in all of JAM's packages for Power 99! The sono quality just isn't as good at TM, nor is it mixed with the tracks as well. Still an interesting listen!
  • topcattopcat May 2006
    I dunno. I think the sonovox's sound okay for the Dallas Power packages. Here are a few "lifts" from 4 reels of the raw original sonovox sessions for the package "in the clear" (i.e. no reverb, processing and so on). Here's what they sound like without the spice poured on!

    http://www.jingles.org/DPSono.mp3

    Enjoy!

    -TC
  • Tracy, thanks for the samples, but I am confused, as usual.
    I always heard that pkg called SUPER STAR RADIO and WNBC CUSTOM 1974.
    Additionally there were cuts aired that replaced the "WNBC" with "66NBC".
    I know from other packages Toby did there were name changes along the line; I'm assuming this is one of them?
    Thanx,
    joe c.
  • topcattopcat May 2006
    Sometimes it's more fun to answer eMail questions publicly with examples. The following are two examples from WABC's PAMS Series 25 "The Happy Difference" Sonovox cuts. First we have the full mix of the cut with the Sono driver mixed in.... and then we have the sono driver solo.... since this is what was asked about.

    http://www.jingles.org/PAMSsono.mp3

    Enjoy,

    -TC
  • topcattopcat May 2006
    From TM Productions, here are a few sample cuts for WCHV's Sounds Like package from Jan 5, 1983.

    http://www.jingles.org/tm_WCHV.mp3

    Enjoy!

    -TC
  • topcattopcat May 2006
    I have always said (and probably even said it earlier in this thread) that you remember the first version of a package that you heard. In this case, the package is PAMS Series 34 as produced for WFBG Altoona, PA. While this wasn't one of PAMS most popular packages, it utilized all-male harmonized vocals... and rocked!

    http://www.jingles.org/wfbgpams.mp3

    Enjoy!

    -TC
  • BarrasBarras May 2006
    topcat wrote: From TM Productions, here are a few sample cuts for WCHV's Sounds Like package from Jan 5, 1983.

    http://www.jingles.org/tm_WCHV.mp3

    Enjoy!

    -TC



    Thanks for posting these cuts TC. For anyone else who doesn`t know, there is a package called "Sounds Like" from Kershaw-West. Here`s the start featuring KNBR 68 San Francisco.

    www.streamload.com/davidbarras/KershawWest_SoundsLike_Edit.mp3

    David Barras
  • topcattopcat May 2006
    Here are a few PAMS cuts for WABC New York, NY. Some aired -- most didn't! :)

    http://www.jingles.org/WABCpams.mp3

    Enjoy!

    -TC
  • topcattopcat May 2006
    As many know, PAMS packages were sometimes used for commercial purposes. In Seattle, THE BON MARCHE had PAMS Series 23 "Animagic" sung. Here are some examples.

    http://www.jingles.org/bonm23.mp3

    Enjoy!

    -TC
  • topcattopcat May 2006
    Tipping my hat to the late Toby Arnold, here are shotguns he produced for WCAV. At the time, these shotguns were heard everywhere.

    http://www.jingles.org/wcav-taa.mp3

    Enjoy!

    -TC
  • topcattopcat May 2006
    In another thread, I mentioned that I was in the middle of a DAT transfer project. This is the "side project" that fills in when I want a break from other projects. We've got two stand-alone computers that are used exclusively for DAT-to-Disc transfers. They utilize digital S/PDIF ports so that we're going digital-to-digital instead of digital-analog-digital in the transfers. There are also a couple other computers for the Reel-to-Disc projects and so on.

    Okay... enough about the technical stuff. A couple of people emailed me and asked what could possibly be on the hundreds of DATs that I'm transferring. I decided to publicly answer with a database listing:

    http://www.jingles.org/bigproj.html

    At this point, I'm maintaining several different databases for various jingle projects. At some point, I hope to combine them all into one... along with a few hundred more CDs we're creating. I refer to this as "THE BIG PROJECT". A little lofty, perhaps... but why not?

    -TC
  • topcattopcat May 2006
    With everyone posting their samplers... I thought we could take a litle time out for a "blast from the past" with a sampler done by KenR almost thirty years ago. This is back before we could just pop-up CoolEdit and have the sucker assembled in a nano-second. Keep that in mind as you listen. So... Without further explaination....

    http://www.jingles.org/KenR0677.mp3

    Enjoy!

    -TC
  • thtwinethtwine June 2006
    topcat wrote: From TM Productions, here are a few sample cuts for WCHV's Sounds Like package from Jan 5, 1983.

    http://www.jingles.org/tm_WCHV.mp3

    Enjoy!

    -TC




    Wow! I supervised that session!

    Great memories of Regal Row. Thanks, TC!


    Tom Twine
  • topcattopcat June 2006
    I enjoy opening boxes. You never know what you're going to find....




    -TC
  • thtwine wrote:
    From TM Productions, here are a few sample cuts for WCHV's Sounds Like package from Jan 5, 1983.

    http://www.jingles.org/tm_WCHV.mp3

    Enjoy!

    -TC




    Wow! I supervised that session!

    Great memories of Regal Row. Thanks, TC!


    Tom Twine



    I always enjoy your Jingles TC any Idea who was the soloist that sang in the style of the beach boys
  • thtwinethtwine June 2006
    While we're mentioning TM's "Sounds Like"...

    I visited Baltimore a few weekends ago and am pleased to report that Orioles flagship station WBAL is incorporating their quick sing line "WBAL and the Orioles" (from the sports cut of Sounds Like) a couple of times into their present-day opener for O's baseball.
  • topcattopcat July 2006
    Here are sample cuts from 6KY/6NA's PAMS Series 25, The Happy Difference.............


    http://www.jingles.org/6KY-6NA.mp3

    Enjoy!

    -TC
  • topcattopcat July 2006
    I love dusting off old unlabeled DATs I made in 1994 and seeing what's on them. Here are some cuts from K-104's various JAM packages.

    http://www.jingles.org/k104.mp3

    Enjoy!

    -TC
  • topcattopcat July 2006
    As I continue to dust off old DATs... here are selected cuts from B-106's JAM package.

    http://www.jingles.org/b106.mp3

    Enjoy!

    -TC
  • davewdavew July 2006
    Thanks for posting those bits TC your a good man

    Cheers

    Dave w
  • AdminAdmin July 2006
    Thank you TC! These sound great. I know how much you have on your plate at the moment, so finding the time to post the latest files is appreciated.
  • topcattopcat August 2006
    As I sit here going through old DATs from long ago... I find that I can kill two birds with one stone:

    1. Someone emailed me and asked me if I had examples of cuts in the clear (i.e. acapellas that were laid over tracks); and

    2. Another person asked me about a particular production for UBN - "The Home of Good Baking". Pete Wilson posted versions of PAMS 28 for them over a year ago.

    So -- To kill both birds, here are acapella lifts from the PAMS multi-track for UBN's Series 28.

    http://www.jingles.org/UBN28.mp3

    Enjoy!
  • BarrasBarras August 2006
    ANOTHER "thank you" to TC !

    Thanks for posting these UBN jingles - never heard the acapella versions before. Just to keep the British obsession with "tea-time" alive, I`m listening to this montage with a cup of tea and a biscuit, furthermore, there`s a great website all about UBN (United Biscuits Network) check it out at:

    http://www.ubn.org.uk/

    David Barras
  • BarrasBarras August 2006
    topcat wrote: Yup... I've got lots of boxes with those labels. Even as I type, the original reels are being baked and transferred to CD by my audio archivest. Even after baking, the reels are only good for one final play.

    Eventually, we'll probably compile a set of these to sell through Media Preservation Foundation.



    (((click http://www.jingles.org/jw2.jpg to see a higher resolution picture)))

    Best,

    TC



    TC,

    hope you don`t mind me quoting you from July 2005, just wondered if there was still a chance of a Kershaw-West compilation to be released from the Media Preservation Foundation ?

    David Barras

    [ Edited Mon Aug 14 2006, 02:59AM ]
  • topcattopcat August 2006

    David,

    Eventually I'll get around to getting the clearance to release those materials. Right now I've got to finish up the CRC box set for release... as it's been ready for production for a couple of months... and also have a couple of other TM selections ready for release.

    Also I need to follow up on the TM Reference tapes. Almost all of the analog reference masters are done. I think I posted through #291 online. We're up to disc #472... so there's a lot of data entry to be done.

    -TC
  • BarrasBarras August 2006
    Thanks TC, IMHO I think the Kershaw-West stuff would "sell" very well as a box-set. There`s quite a few examples of their material on Jingle Mad from you and me and it always seems to go down well with fellow Jingle Madders.

    Must admit, I`ve only just recently starting listening to CRC material and enjoying their sound. I`ve got the olde VISA card ready for the CRC box set.

    David B
  • SpartacusSpartacus February 2007
    Do you have any 1970s-era WIBC jingles?
  • tvnutboytvnutboy April 2007
    Lovin' the K104 "Hot Kiis" Cuts, sounds exactly like the ones I grew up with in Poughkeepsie. If you have any K104 cuts with a "Warp Factor" flavor, I'm all ears!
  • topcattopcat May 2007
    It's been a long time since I've added to this thread.....

    What if the jingle singers sang contemporary songs? I've already posted examples of the singers doing Christmas tunes. But how 'bout the TM Singers (circa early/mid-seventies) doing contemporary songs. To me it sounds like muzak... but what do you think? Here's a five minute sample to gauge by......

    http://www.jingles.org/TM-Songs.mp3

    -Tracy
  • Hi Tracy

    I know it's not everyone's cup of Tea but I never get fed up of the Dallas sound !

    in fact if you bought it out on CD I would buy it !

    Where / How did this come about ?
  • topcattopcat May 2007
    Martin,

    The cuts were in some things that I was archiving. These are obviously edits of a longer version that I have.

    I would never take the time and expense to license the songs for commercial release.

    I'm not sure of the songs' origin. I do have a multi-track or two labeled "The McLendon Singers" which I believe these were likely culled from.

    Glad you enjoyed them.

    -Tracy
  • topcattopcat June 2007
    I don't believe I've posted this before. Here are two accapella lifts from TM's multi-tracks for grins and chuckles. I took the time to mix 'em into stereo. Here's an opportunity to hear the voices behind the cuts, as these particular cuts usually weren't provided in this manner.

    http://www.jingles.org/TMvoices.mp3

    Enjoy!

    PS >> A gold star goes to anyone who can correctly identify the packages/cuts these were lifted from. :)

    -Tracy
  • glenglen June 2007
    Does anybody know if any other stations are using
    JAM'S TOP NEWS?
    Thanks
  • that's a great question. Top News is the greatest news package in 2006.

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  • topcattopcat June 2007
    As I'm sitting here boxing up CDs, I've come upon a case of discs from WPOP in Hartford. We had their original master reels in hand... and naturally we copied them all to CD.

    Here are a few sample cuts from their version of TM's Phase III. Instead of including the normal sweeper cuts, I've included the DJ, ID and Weather cuts.

    Enjoy those great TM voices.....

    http://www.jingles.org/WPOPp3.mp3

    -Tracy
  • TServo2049TServo2049 August 2007
    The WXYZ cut is, IIRC, from Design '72. The WCFL one is, of course, from Plays the Hits.
  • topcattopcat August 2007
    Actually, the WXYZ cut is from Sound of Chicago. :)

    -Tracy
  • topcattopcat August 2007
    Here's the question of the morning...

    What do you do when you're on the wrong end of the radio dial with low power and no budget for jingles?

    Answer: Make nice-nice with your TM Productions sales representative and buy an acappella or two... get a copy of the pre-record reel for a jingle package... and do some clever cross fading and editing to "create" your jingle package. Sound far fetched? Could you possible put together your own package BEFORE the piece it together methods of Ben Freedman??

    Here is the result... a few cuts of the "final product" as aired here in West Springfield on WTXL in the early seventies.

    http://www.jingles.org/WTXL-sw.mp3

    Enjoy... and comment!

    -Tracy
  • wixy1360wixy1360 August 2007
    "Enjoy... and comment"

    Ouch! definately taking the concepts of "Phase II"
    to their logical conclusion TC! (yes I know, that those
    pre-records were probably Phase III!)

    Just as well that WTXL didn't apparently get hold of any
    of the non-call-letter acapellas that other stations would
    get in their "mix-and-match" TM bundles (as in the huge
    WCOL Columbus Phase II set from circa 1970?)
  • topcattopcat August 2007
    The package is actually SHOCKWAVE with all of those lovely electronic sound efx. :)
  • TServo2049TServo2049 August 2007
    It sounds like W*E*XL. Looks like they weren't that successful...

    I heard that WGNG in...Providence?...ordered some jingles from a Dallas company back in the 70s, and they came back sounding like "WDND," so someone had to record a "G" sound and drop it in to make it sound like "WGNG."
  • topcattopcat August 2007
    Here's a classic goodie from the Julian Breen Collection, maintained by Media Preservation Foundation. To learn more about Julian, feel free to google him.

    Anyway... Here's a JAM Logo Audition for WPEN Philadelphia... from the master reel. Comments are always welcome!

    http://www.jingles.org/WPEN-JAM.mp3

    -Tracy
  • topcattopcat August 2007
    When I was just a young teen, the shift started to be made from AM to FM as far as rock and roll stations. The first one in the Springfield market was WAQY/FM -- known as Wacky One Oh Two. The FM'er was the first in the cluster for what would become the national chain, Wilks-Schwartz Broadcasting. When they went Rock 'n Roll in 1972, they utilized a "custom" package produced by Shaggy Dog Productions. I believe the group's name that sung the jingles was Shanandoah... but I could be wrong. Rumor has it the package cost two hundred bucks and a case of scotch. (laughing)

    The jingles were used on the station, which was automated 24/7. In addition, the cuts were later resung for WRQN -- their sister station that was also automated.

    http://www.jingles.org/WAQY.mp3

    In addition to having WAQY, Wilks-Schwartz also operated an AM'er - WTYM in East Longmeadow. The daytimer was originally a country station, I believe... but by the time I came along, they were playing "beautiful music". There were only two acappellas on cart by the time I arrived on the scene. However, I was able to dub their full jingle package... which was produced by Tom Merriman. All these years, we assumed it was a Pepper-Tanner production, but I finally found the demo for the acappellas (though WTYM's full package has full length cuts and pre-records) in the TM archives.

    http://www.jingles.org/WTYM.mp3

    Comments are always welcome...
  • JingleMadJingleMad August 2007
    topcat wrote: Rumor has it the package cost two hundred bucks and a case of scotch



    I thought we were talking about Shaggy Dog, not Groove Addicts...

    The WAQY jingles are probably the worst I've heard in a longtime. The vocals are weak and lifeless.
  • InfernoInferno August 2007
    topcat wrote:
    Here's a classic goodie from the Julian Breen Collection, maintained by Media Preservation Foundation. To learn more about Julian, feel free to google him.

    Anyway... Here's a JAM Logo Audition for WPEN Philadelphia... from the master reel. Comments are always welcome!

    http://www.jingles.org/WPEN-JAM.mp3

    -Tracy



    Thanks very much for sharing that TC. Being offered a choice of logo is brilliant! Just shows how much love and care goes into a jingle when Jon Wolfert is doing it.
  • topcattopcat August 2007
    Here's a quick sampler of PAMS jingles from the archives......

    http://www.jingles.org/aussie2.mp3

    Enjoy!

    -Tracy
  • ratnobratnob August 2007
    Wow, TC, some really exciting goodies here - especially the JAM logo audition for WPEN. Fantastic radio history - thank you.

    Geoff Barton
  • topcattopcat September 2007
    As I sit here, trying to cascade several hard drives and trash the computers they were attached to... I've come upon a sub-directory of various DAT tapes I transferred years ago.

    So... since I'm playing around, I've created a mini-PAMS sampler. One note... once upon a time I discussed the "grid" concept of jingles. I've thrown in three cuts of WLOF's grid with all the pots wide open where the call letters and frequency are sung. It should be a good demonstration piece.

    Enjoy!

    http://www.jingles.org/minipams.mp3
  • ronfilronfil September 2007
    TC,
    As always thanks for all of your contributions. Love the 'PEN Demo. Great! :)
  • topcattopcat June 2008
    Three years ago I tried to transfer a DAT I'd made at WTIC-FM in 1998. The digital dropout was massive. I wanted to extract WTIC references I'd dubbed at the station. I never finished copying all of their reels before they moved their studios --- and then it was too late. Their jingle masters were "lost" in the move.

    I shelved the project because it was becoming too tedious digital editing every cut. But -- the materials didn't exist elsewhere and I was determined to rescue as many cuts as possible.

    Guess what last night's project was? I present for your listening pleasure selected cuts from the WTIC-FM jingle masters as dubbed in 1998. This is a cross section of a few TM Production packages from the seventies and eighties. THE ACTUALIZERS package later became known as HOT HITS. The rest you can sort out for yourselves.

    WTIC-FM Hartford, CT - Misc TM Package Cuts




    WABC had a custom package done at one point by Frank Gari Productions. While cleaning out reels at the station, a 4-track sub-master of the package was discovered. How could I resist taking the original mono package and remixing it, as best I could, into Stereo. Here are a couple of cuts from that session.

    WABC New York City - Frank Gari Productions - Stereo Mixes




    I hope you all enjoy this stuff as much as I do.

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