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WQAM Jingles Needed
I am desperately looking for the following WQAM jingle
Ullman “One-derful” Series
Pepper Fun Series
CRC Series 34 Holiday Series
Futursonic Time and Temperature Jingles
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 temperature jingles.
Any jingles prior to 1962
If you have any of these please contact:
QSL Reception Cards
EKKO and Bryant Reception Stamps
One of the big fads of the 1920s was the radio verification stamp. With a letter to a station about their programs and a dime, a listener
could get a handsome stamp with the station's call sign, made for the EKKO Company. The EKKO Company made an album to put
the stamps in, and the hobby blossomed into a craze in 1924. For an excellent guide to EKKO stamps by czelbst, go here.
Radio verification stamps fall into three categories: EKKO stamps, Bryant stamps and stamps produced for individual stations. Most
EKKOs are relatively common, as are many of the individual stamps (though a few are quite rare). Bryants, on the other hand, are
uncommon. Here's why.
EKKO stamps were selling like hotcakes in 1925 when the PM Bryant Company decided to compete
with the EKKO Company. Bryant, based in the Wrigley Building in Chicago, decided to issue its own
stamps and stamp album. Bryant's stamps and first album appeared September, 1925. The Bryant
stamp was smaller then the EKKO version, and required only two print passes to manufacture
(EKKOs required three). The second pass, when the call sign was applied, was sequential (WBAA,
then WBAB, then WBAC, etc.), which meant that the blanks remained in the press, and printing was
more efficient. The stamp album for Bryants was smaller and less expensive to produce as well.
Those advantages were offset by the fact that the EKKO Company already had radio stations giving
out their stamps. Although there is some limited evidence that a few smaller stations gave out Bryant stamps, most if
not all Bryants were purchased directly from the Bryant Company. This may be one of the reasons the EKKO Company
decided to sell directly to the public as well.
The EKKO Company decision apparently spelled doom for the Bryant Company. They issued at least two different albums and just
under 600 different stamps, but were gone before 1927.