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JAM's Delta Rock Package

Here are all main cuts JAM created for German Alpha/Delta Radio, a rock outlet that started off in the 90s. A coproduction of Top Format and JAM, and one of the first European custom packages. I didn't find this demo on the JAM site, maybe I overlooked it.

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  • New to me certainly!
    Actually some very "marketable" cuts amongst those - wonder if any have cropped up within other JAM packages but with say some brass or synth added?

  • edited May 16

    I wouldn't know Iain, maybe ESPN or KS95 - those packages come in mind when thinking of rock orientated jingles.

  • Thanks for posting Marc.

    @IainJohnston said:
    New to me certainly!
    Actually some very "marketable" cuts amongst those - wonder if any have cropped up within other JAM packages but with say some brass or synth added?

    Three cuts from the JAM “Alpha Rock” package were re-sung in 1993 as add-ons for BBC Radio 1, namely the cut at 0:00 for the “The Great British Bank Holiday” (AR-3), the cut at 1:01 for “The Top 100 Albums” and “The Great British Bank Holiday” (AR-12), and the cut at 1:43 for the Simon Mayo “Not Yawning In The Morning” (AR-13). :)

  • edited May 16

    Thanks for this insight Mark, always a pleasure reading your posts. As you mentioned the package was originally sung for Alpha Radio ('Alpha Rock'), but Top Format demoed it later for Delta Radio ('Delta Rock'). Both stations were German, I thought even part of the same radio group.

  • Thank you Marc for your kind words.

    For the record, Delta Radio was just a rebrand of Alpha Radio, so actually the same station. The story is that Alpha Radio was launched in 1993 as the second private radio station in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, but had to change its name to Delta Radio a few months after the start of broadcast. This was because the Alpha name was already a registered trademark by a company of the Kirch Group, a former German media group.

  • Very interesting, never knew it was a re-brand. Thank you.

  • Seemed appropriate to upload and post the original "Alpha Rock" demo as presented by Top Format Productions:

    Would love to hear from anyone who has a cleaner/better quality copy of this demo please. :smile:

  • Brilliant! Some differences though. It seems they had the same vocalists in the studio, but do I hear a female voice? Some cuts like the one at 1'00 is missing in the Delta Package as the music bed at 2'35. Narrator seems to be Bart van Gogh himself, the #1 Top Format producer at the time.

  • Following on from my post yesterday, here are the JAM "Alpha Rock" resings from 1993 for BBC Radio 1 FM:

    In order of appearance, the AR (Alpha Rock) cuts are as follows:

    AR-02 - 1FM's Top 100 Albums
    AR-20 - The UK's Top 100 Albums
    AR-12 - The UK's Top 100 Albums / Great British Bank Holiday
    AR-03 - Great British Bank Holiday
    AR-13 - Simon Mayo Not Yawning In the Morning

  • Thanks Mark, very nice to hear those cuts with the 1 FM logo melody.

  • @MarcMannetje said:
    Some cuts like the one at 1'00 is missing in the Delta Package as the music bed at 2'35.

    Delta Rock (Alpha Rock)

    Intro (Cut #25)
    Cut #01 (Cut #17)
    Cut #02 (Cut #03)
    Cut #03 (Cut #24)
    Cut #04 (Cut #19)
    Cut #05 (Cut #05)
    Cut #06 (Cut #21)
    Cut #07 (Cut #20)
    Cut #08 (Cut #10)
    Cut #09 (Cut #11)
    Cut #10 (Cut #12)
    Cut #11 (Cut #01)
    Cut #12 (Cut #04)
    Cut #13 (Cut #06)
    Cut #14 (Cut #08)
    Cut #15 (Cut #13)
    Cut #16 (Cut #23)
    Cut #17 (Cut #22)
    Cut #18 (Cut #07)
    Cut #19 (Cut #14)
    Cut #20 (Cut #29)

    The next cuts were not used in the Delta Rock demo:
    Cut #02
    Cut #09
    Cut #15
    Cut #16
    Cut #18
    Cut #26
    Cut #27
    Cut #28

    Peter

  • Thanks Peter. The instrumentals in the Alpha demo were indeed all new to me.

  • All new to me - really appreciated. G

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