Sunday, August 29, 2010

Off The Rack Jingle Pt 2-Generic Station Promos

For future posts, I am going to rotate between radio commercial jingles and "Off the Rack" generic jingles (at least until the lawyers come after me for posting copyrighted "dated " material that is outdated and has little value other then talking about it and nostalgic reasons for the hard cores fanatics like myself) Yeah, this is worth spending big bucks on a lawyer for isn't it? PUHLEASE! I'm broke, I make no money from this venture...if you have a problem with this stuff please email me.

We Get Letters...


Speaking of email, I love hearing from people who have comments or requests. I've received two emails so far from people who have tripped across The Jingle Jetsam. One is from a guy in BC who actually runs a jingle company. He found my first post online about "Bunsmaster" Bakeries. Apparently there's a company in BC who still owns the name and was looking to get a jingle produced similar to the original from the 80's but he had no reference and "Googling" came across the Jetsam. Well, now he has heard the original jingle.

I also received a letter from someone in Montreal who is a fan of classic radio and enjoyed the Lang Worth post of 50's generic jingles. He also says interesting things about "Cheeze Pleeze" (time for a shameless plug - that's my online podcast/syndicated show dedicated to cheezy music... there is a link on the blog for the Facebook group). He was comparing the male character Snarfdude to Classic top 40 DJ's Dick Biondi and Joey Reynolds... really? Geesh, I know SD sounds like he drinks too much Red Bull, but I never thought it was to that level..... thanks..... I think.....

Right Off the Rack...

This leads me into thinking would Dick or Joey use the following posted jingles in their day? Possibly.

The Pepper Creative Library Sales Service was a series of generic jingles and sound effects for local radio stations for everything from clients who ran drive ins, car washes, supermarkets... you get the idea... to station promo material. Like anything else with "Off The Rack" intent, the lyrics are generic, nothing specific and then the announcer comes on with local client customized copy. Big important sound, low price for the client.

Over the years, the name changed from Pepper to Pepper/Tanner to Tanner, then eventually TM and these days likely Jones TM (love these corporate mergers!) but like anything dated at a radio station, it often meets the dumpster far sooner then it really should, and we're left with the memory and not much else. But wait, there's a bit of a happy ending.

Thanks to a ex-radio station former co-worker who kept a few boxes of these LP's in his basement for decades we have some excellent examples for the Jetsam.

I'll post more eventually, but let's start off with a sample of the Pepper material I have with 2 full LP offerings of mainly station promo material - it falls into the catagory of "I can't believe someone aired that". Well, just goes to show you how times really have changed in the last 50 years. Maybe this is what the late Bill Drake, the co-creator of the "Boss Radio" Format in the late 1960s meant when he said he "cleaned up radio" - way to long jingles that sounded great, but took a bit too long to get where they were going. Who knows. It's all about camp these days, so enjoy!

Pepper LP # 5315



SIDE ONE:


C & W Radio Promo Information



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C & W Radio Promo-General



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C & W Radio Promo-Car Audience



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Radio Promo Sales Information



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Radio Promo Companionship



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Radio Promo Music



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SIDE TWO


Radio Promo General


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Radio Promo News



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Radio Promo Sports



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Radio Promo Weather



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Radio Promo Music



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Radio Promo General



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Pepper LP # 5321


SIDE ONE




Bloodmobile Promo



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Station Promo



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Phone In Show Promo



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Radio Promo



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Radio Promo



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SIDE TWO


Electronic News Effects-12 very short cuts-all in one file



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1 comment:

  1. I have 5311, from the Pepper era. Side 1 is short "Thematic News Intros", and side 2 is shorter "News Sounds". These are orchestrated tracks using the same 4-note motif. Side 1 has different news themes such as sports news, community news, weather, and "School / Teen News Intro", which has to be heard to be believed - and you probably still won't.

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