I can’t recall if we’ve been given a name but if we have its probably something like a jinglephile – people who love jingles.
Whether an advertising jingle or a radio station jingle, if it’s good I’ll hum it and play it forever. It started back when I started in radio in 1982…I used to go into the PD’s office and listen to all the new demos. There are now message boards and web site’s all over the place filled with wackos like me…obviously all brilliant and talented people 😉 .
I don’t collect these jingles like some folks but I know the ones I love. There are some commercial jingles here in town that I’d probably voice for free because I’d just love to have my voice on those jingles. Of course I’d snap into invoice mode when the negotiations started, fear not!
I bring this up because I found myself at the TM Studios web site recently. I go to most of the jingle websites and listen a couple of times a year to hear what new stuff they have.
This time I found a smooth jazz radio station package that may have been around for a while but we don’t have that format any more in Buffalo. But the package’s first cut is just terrific and I thought I’d play it for you here to hear. This is the 40 second version. I love the singer’s voice and the use of the flute.
Smooth Jazz Jingle Package from TM Studios Cut 1 (:40 secs)