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jingles – smooth jazz jingle from tm studios

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)

the jingle news show


There are many reasons I am odd in spite of my usually relatively composed demeanor:

* There are certain restaurants (many actually) where I always have the same thing everytime I go there. This makes some people in my life nuts because of my sameness and my disinterest in cooking

* I am fascinated my many aspects of design but I have always been fascinated by TV set design (side note: great web site here about set design). This fascination is especially odd because I am not handy at all…I couldn’t build a bird house let alone a news set.

* Finally (at least for this current list) I love jingles…commercial jingles, TV network promo campaign jingles and especially radio station jingles

Now maybe this last oddity is a hazard of my bidnez but I have always been drawn to it. I have collections of reel to reels and cassette demos of radio jingle packages from all the major companies and to this day I still have book marked sites for TM Studios , Jam Creative Productions, Reel World, M-Edge (which used to be N2 Effect), Studio Speak and others.

Prior to the internet, I thought I was alone in my enjoyment of all things jingle…but I am not.

There is a blog and podcast for us jinglephiles or jinglites or jinglonians (or what we’re supposed to be called): The Jingle News Show hosted by Stuart Barret with voice imaging for the show done by friend, voice over great Bob Taylor. It’s an especially cool show because it features radio jingles from around the world. I may not understand what they are saying by I like the musicality of many of them.

There are probably more but right now this is the one I subscribe to so if you’re interested, there you go.

If not, well, I am sorry but I can’t give you those wasted three minutes of your life back.