Classic JAM jingles return to BBC Radio 2

BBC Radio 2’s Pick of the Pops programme with Tony Blackburn has ordered a number of classic American JAM jingles for the show.

Jingles by the Dallas company dominated Radio 1 and Radio 2 in the 80s and 90s, but have not been on air for over a decade.

They will be used to provide an authentic classic sound from the eras featured on the programme. The cuts were chosen by Tony and Radio 2, to complement the existing Pick Of The Pops PAMS resings which S2blue have produced over the last few years.

Sung in Dallas at JAM, the cuts were chosen from original packages from the time.

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Jonathan Wolfert, president of JAM Creative Productions in Dallas, said: “JAM created the jingle imaging heard on Radio 2 for 21 years, spanning the 70s, 80s and 90s. An entire generation of UK radio listeners grew up hearing JAM jingles along with their favourite songs. Now, as that music is played again by the legendary Tony Blackburn on “Pick of the Pops”, I think it’s great that our jingles will once again be heard on Radio 2.

We have always been very proud of the quantity and quality of work JAM has done for the BBC through the years, and look forward to a new and continuing relationship.”

Simon Prentice, Managing Director, S2blue, commented: “JAM and PAMS relationship with the BBC goes back to the 60s and these authentic classic cuts will really resonate with the Pick Of The Pops audience as JAM jingles were heard across the nation on the BBC and many ILRs. I’m sure they will bring back as many happy memories and smiles as they do for us in the industry that love that famous JAM sound”.

Hear the cuts below, and every featured every hour this week on JingleMad Radio – the radio station playing nothing but radio jingles 24 hours a day.

Posted on Monday, January 7th, 2013 at 4:55 pm by RadioToday

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