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Jingle Packages That Fit With Unintended Radio Formats

Hello guys! I was listening to the WJXA 2004 package from Reelworld, and I realized that this package sounds very Urban AC, nowadays.

I was wondering if you guys know any jingle packages that would fit a radio format, other than intended. For example, After Burner from JAM Creative Productions is currently designated as a CHR package, and I heard it on an 80's station from the mid-2000's.

Do you guys know any jingle packages that fit with any unintended radio formats?
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  • Not sure if this fits the exact description... but WGN Chicago (primarily a news/talk station) is currently using a JAM composite package of cuts from both news/talk packages like Top News, Talktrax, Talking Points AND cuts from Top 40/AC and Oldies packages such as Follow The Leader, Variety Pack, Non-Stop Power, Back Seat Music, Nothing But Class, and others.

    I may post some of their fantastic JAM re-sings in a montage at some point here on the forum if that sounds interesting? My collection is just recorded from WGN's stream but they sound great... and they just recently added some new ones from JAM about a month ago! The first part of their package was done in Fall 2019.
  • edited November 2020
    After Burner is definitely quite a versatile package, and works well on Classic Hits/'80s stations, as well as Country.

    Other than that, I feel like some cuts from JAM's Country packages from the late '90s (Overdrive, Full Access, Country Buzz) could work well on Classic Hits today. Some cuts from Talk packages of that era like Hot Buttons, Attitude Control, and Data Seek could also work for that purpose. And throw Evolver in there too (in fact I've heard some stations use beds from that package as weather cuts).

    Another example is TM's Mix 107.3 packages, which ended up working well for Classic Hits 94.7 The Drive in Washington DC. The WPLJ packages of the '90s also got used on Oldies stations at the time, and could still work for Classic Hits today.
  • Any theoretical examples?
  • Any examples that have not been tried, but would still sound good, such as the WJXA 2004 package being used on an Urban AC station or Reelworld One AC on an Adult Top 40 station?
  • I always thought Hit Power/Hit Country, Hot Wired and Maximum Power would work well on classic hits stations depending on the playlist.
  • WNSR Sports radio in Nashville is using Jam Top News package. The sign of excellent jingle aka JAM/TM is that can do jingle packages that multi functional. That is why they are the best!!!
  • Any hypothetical examples modern jingle companys, such as Reelworld?
  • There is more jingle companies besides RW, that are modern. And alot better vocals a instrumentation.
  • edited November 2020
    Brandy's Kick Up packages, which were originally intended for CHR, sound quite good on AC WNIC. I think Ignite KROC wouldn't be a bad choice for an AC station that wants a more upbeat sound, either.
  • glen wrote: »
    There is more jingle companies besides RW, that are modern. And alot better vocals a instrumentation.

    You are definitely right there Glen...Or as I like to call them Squeelworld! :D
  • Pete ; Fingernails on a chalkboard is good term for RW also.
  • I just meant Reelworld as an example. I also was thinking about Brandy and WiseBuddah.
  • Not sure if this is the type of thing you're looking for, but ReelWorld's KIIS LA 2004 (CHR) was being used on WLTW New York (AC) in early 2019. You can hear those cuts as part of this montage.

  • ntcarver0 wrote: »
    Not sure if this is the type of thing you're looking for, but ReelWorld's KIIS LA 2004 (CHR) was being used on WLTW New York (AC) in early 2019. You can hear those cuts as part of this montage.


    That is a great example.
  • B101 Philly had some CHR packages.
    Kiss Cincinnati
    KIIS Mainstream
    KIIS 2007
    Kiss 2013

  • WAVA wrote: »
    B101 Philly had some CHR packages.
    Kiss Cincinnati
    KIIS Mainstream
    KIIS 2007
    Kiss 2013

    Just curious: Do you have an aircheck of them using any of these packages, including their Reelholiday resing?
  • Not an aircheck, but here's a montage of their 2012 jingles.
    http://aircheckdownloads.com/WBEB_JingleMontage_2012.mp3
  • edited November 2020
    What was B101's format?

    Edit: Right, I'm dumb. Google is my friend. WBEB is an AC station.
  • mjb1124 wrote: »
    Not an aircheck, but here's a montage of their 2012 jingles.
    http://aircheckdownloads.com/WBEB_JingleMontage_2012.mp3

    This is from their usage of the Triple Kiss package from Reelworld.
  • edited November 2020
    Here's an interesting one. TM's Metroplex was originally demoed as a classic hits package, but now it's listed on the TM Heritage page as an AC package. Uncountry uses the same backing tracks and is marketed at (surprise) country stations. As far as I can hear, the only differences between the packages are very minor changes in instrumentation, a change in logo, and what sounds like a slightly different vocal group.
  • JAM Breakthrough was on KMLE in the 90's.
  • When I worked for Country WGNA-FM Albany, NY, in 1993-94 we used Thompson Creative jingles for the first time. WGNA used cuts from both Thompson Creative packages Houston Mix I & II, CHR packages for Mix 96.5 Houston. Thompson Creative also marketed those cuts on their "Country Jingles" CD Demo. It was know as "Albany's Hot New Country"

    Here's the demo feating the WGNA-FM cuts.
    https://soundcloud.com/rockinrichie/05-albanys-hot-new-country/s-B3TjSo3EhhZ
  • Richie - how do you get your S/c link to stay "private"?
    If I do that it doesn't allow access from JM!

    Private:-
  • Richie - how do you get your S/c link to stay "private"?
    If I do that it doesn't allow access from JM!

    Private:-

    Hi Iain, I just corrected it and made the link public, hopefully you should beable to play it now. :smile:
  • edited December 2020
    Slight confusion here Richie!

    I WAS able to play yours no bother, even though it was originally flagged as "private".

    I CAN get MY S/c links to work as "public", as anybody can.
    BUT I cannot get my "private"-flagged links to work here, as seen by the S/C "not valid" message above.

    Yet somehow, you're able to manage it.
    I cannot fathom out where I'm going wrong! (and its only since the JM system rebuild).

    PS - I preferred "private" mode, which could only be "read" from specific links (i.e. on JM)
    as opposed to "public" ones, why attract all sorts of "heid cases" and unwanted "followers"
    who have no interest in jingles per se>
  • Back in 1990, when I drove out to JAM to be "client in" for a couple of cuts I had done for REC, I sat in on other sessions taking place. One of those sessions was Q Cuts being sung for a country station. That was my first real exposure to an unintended format. Over the years, Q Cuts would eventually get done for KMLE Country 108 in (Chandler) Phoenix, KIIS 90 would end up on oldies KOOL-FM in Phoenix and the many "format violations" for jingles that have been heard on the montages of other collectors.
  • I worked for a station that had been southern gospel which used the Miami's Oldies WMXJ jingle package, when they transitioned to news/talk/classic country and later news/talk/classic hits (news talk by day, classic country at night) they used the Miami's Oldies WMXJ package.

    During WGGH's southern gospel days, the full jingle would single "positive and family friendly, AM 1150 WGGH".. and during the subsequent formats, we used the jingle sings without the "positive and family friendly" part in them
  • As mentioned in previous discussions, Ocean / Southern on the the south coast of England using JAM country (KSON etc) cuts on their MOR-ish format in the 1990s - and they worked well on air!
  • As mentioned in previous discussions, Ocean / Southern on the the south coast of England using JAM country (KSON etc) cuts on their MOR-ish format in the 1990s - and they worked well on air!

    Do you have an MP3 sample from their use of that package?
  • I think sometimes stations get jingles that fit the area they serve, and not necessarily for their format.
    WKHK had a country format using Breakthrough, like KMLE in the 90s.
    There was another station that was basically a full-service AM station in the 80's with Heller jingles. The jingles were urban, I guess because they served a highly urban area.
    An oldies station in Texas back in the 90's was using edited generic oldies jingles followed by Pepper Tanner country jingles. I thought it was unusual and didn't really get it. When I stopped I noticed a lot of people wearing cowboy hats.
    Then I got it.
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