Radio Station ID Jingle Collecting

My interest in radio station jingles started in 1962. My parents moved our family from Ohio to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1962. I was in my early teens and was just getting interested in Rock and Roll music. Of course, that involved listening to the radio. By far, the best station for Rock and Roll in South Florida was WQAM. One thing I noticed right away were the unusual (to me) jingles they played. They had this weird voice singing the station's ID, "Wonderful WQAM". I was fascinated. I called the station and asked how they made that sound. I wasn't aware that those jingles were used on stations all around the country and the world. The DJ explained to me that the sound was produced by a Sonovox. The singer held "speakers" against his throat while a musical instrument played the station's id through the Sonovox. He then sang the jingle and the sound of the instrument, piano, sax, trumpet, guitar, whatever, came out of his mouth producing the "weird" sound I heard. I found out that those jingles were made by a company in Dallas named PAMS. The name of the series in question was "Series 18 Sonosational". From then on I was hooked. I wanted to know everything there was to know about the jingles. I bugged the DJs with request for jingles instead of records. I listened so often that I memorized the sequence the jingles played in the carts and was able to predict the next jingle that would play. When WQAM got a new series, I listened every possible minute so I could to hear them all. At night, when WQAM broadcasted the boring Alan Courtney talk show instead of playing music, I scanned the radio dial listening to stations all around the country to hear their jingles. I heard the same jingles WQAM used on stations like WABC, KAAY, WLCY, WLS, WTIX, KXOK, etc. After graduating college, jingles took a background position in my interests. Sometimes when I made 8 tracks or cassettes of music to listen to in the car, I'd mix in a few of WQAM's or PAMS demo jingles but never really thought about collecting. In the early 90s, my interest was rekindled. I wanted a complete collection of WQAM's jingles. I found a radio chat group on the internet and asked if anyone knew where I could obtain WQAM radio jingles. The answer was to try Ken R in Toledo.  I found out Ken R had thousands of jingles from PAMS and other companies. Unfortunately, he didn't have many of WQAM jingles. I found other people who collected jingles and started trading. Now, I have amassed a huge collection of jingles from radio stations all around the world. But I still haven't found all of WQAM's jingles! Please visit these pages: Jingle Trading, My Personal jingles PAMS Numbered Series Samples
Jingle Collecting
WQAM Jingles Needed   I am desperately looking for the following WQAM jingle packages: Ullman “One-derful” Series Pepper Fun Series CRC Series 34 Holiday Series Futursonic Time and Temperature Jingles PAMS Series 25B “The Happy Differnce” - Sonovox Version PAMS Series 25D “Cheerleaders” - Male Vocals PAMS Series 17 and 18 - Instrumental Cuts A 1963 package by a group called the Skipjacks It was a complete set of jingles including new time and temperarure jingles. If you have any of these please contact me: wqam@560.com
© Copyright 1999-2016 Steven M. Geisler

Radio Station ID Jingle

Collecting

My interest in radio station jingles started in 1962. My parents moved our family from Ohio to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1962. I was in my early teens and was just getting interested in Rock and Roll music. Of course, that involved listening to the radio. By far, the best station for Rock and Roll in South Florida was WQAM. One thing I noticed right away were the unusual (to me) jingles they played. They had this weird voice singing the station's ID, "Wonderful WQAM". I was fascinated. I called the station and asked how they made that sound. I wasn't aware that those jingles were used on stations all around the country and the world. The DJ explained to me that the sound was produced by a Sonovox. The singer held "speakers" against his throat while a musical instrument played the station's id through the Sonovox. He then sang the jingle and the sound of the instrument, piano, sax, trumpet, guitar, whatever, came out of his mouth producing the "weird" sound I heard. I found out that those jingles were made by a company in Dallas named PAMS. The name of the series in question was "Series 18 Sonosational". From then on I was hooked. I wanted to know everything there was to know about the jingles. I bugged the DJs with request for jingles instead of records. I listened so often that I memorized the sequence the jingles played in the carts and was able to predict the next jingle that would play. When WQAM got a new series, I listened every possible minute so I could to hear them all. At night, when WQAM broadcasted the boring Alan Courtney talk show instead of playing music, I scanned the radio dial listening to stations all around the country to hear their jingles. I heard the same jingles WQAM used on stations like WABC, KAAY, WLCY, WLS, WTIX, KXOK, etc. After graduating college, jingles took a background position in my interests. Sometimes when I made 8 tracks or cassettes of music to listen to in the car, I'd mix in a few of WQAM's or PAMS demo jingles but never really thought about collecting. In the early 90s, my interest was rekindled. I wanted a complete collection of WQAM's jingles. I found a radio chat group on the internet and asked if anyone knew where I could obtain WQAM radio jingles. The answer was to try Ken R in Toledo.  I found out Ken R had thousands of jingles from PAMS and other companies. Unfortunately, he didn't have many of WQAM jingles. I found other people who collected jingles and started trading. Now, I have amassed a huge collection of jingles from radio stations all around the world. But I still haven't found all of WQAM's jingles! Please visit these pages: Jingle Trading, My Personal jingles PAMS Numbered Series Samples
© Copyright 1999-2016 Steven M. Geisler
Jingle Collecting
WQAM Jingles Needed   I am desperately looking for the following WQAM jingle packages: Ullman “One-derful” Series Pepper Fun Series CRC Series 34 Holiday Series Futursonic Time and Temperature Jingles PAMS Series 25B “The Happy Differnce” - Sonovox Version PAMS Series 25D “Cheerleaders” - Male Vocals PAMS Series 17 and 18 - Instrumental Cuts A 1963 package by a group called the Skipjacks It was a complete set of jingles including new time and temperarure jingles. If you have any of these please contact me: wqam@560.com
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