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WGN Chicago's 45+ JAM Jingle Cuts (Produced in 2019-2020)

edited November 2020 in Jingles Today!
Hi everyone!

Being a WGN fan and a JAM fan, I've been recording some JAM jingles off of WGN Chicago's TuneIn livestream for the past year or so. Back in 2019, when Nexstar acquired Tribune Media, WGN added JAM jingles from a variety of packages. JAM recently added to the original WGN composite package (done in 2019) and there are still more cuts I haven't heard in full, but, considering the collection has grown, I figured I'd post what I have for anyone who may be interested. 90% of the cuts in the following montage were recorded for free off of the WGN TuneIn stream and the other 10% are from Mr. Jonathan Wolfert's free Rewound Radio internet broadcast on January 12, 2020 where he talked about -- and played -- some WGN jingles for about 10 minutes. The cuts are labeled in the order they play, below. The last jingle's tag was re-sung in November 2020 as a gift from JAM to WGN's John Landecker who formerly worked at WLS Chicago. Enjoy!

SOUNDCLOUD MONTAGE LINK

The cuts in the montage are labeled in order as follows:

Top News #1
Top News #2
Top News #3
Top News #4
Top News #5
Top News #8
Top News #9
Top News #13
Top News #16
Top News #18
Top News #19
Top News #19 V2
Top News #24
Top News #24 V2
Talking Points #6
Talktrax #3
Talktrax #4
Talktrax #5
Talktrax #6
Non-Stop Power #1
Non-Stop Power #4
Non-Stop Power #21
Non-Stop Power #21 (Alternate Mix)
Non-Stop Power #24
Non-Stop Power #24 (Alternate Lyric)
Back Seat Music #6
First Step #16
You'll Like Our Style #7
PAMS 40C - WFIL
Ameritalk #17
Ameritalk #15/16
Nothing But Class #3
Nothing But Class #9
Variety Pack #2
Variety Pack #3
Variety Pack #4
Variety Pack #5
Variety Pack #6
Variety Pack #8
Variety Pack #11
Variety Pack #13
Follow The Leader #9
PAMS 1975 - Boogie Check (WLS)
PAMS 1975 - Boogie Check (WGN Re-sing 2020)

-- All from JAM and WGN Radio

http://jingles.com/
https://wgnradio.com/
https://rewoundradio.com/
http://www.jingles.com/audio/rr/rewound-20200112-sc.mp3

Comments

  • Thank You!!!!!!!!!
  • Superb montage, thanks for posting! The one you were unsure about is AmeriTalk cut 16.
  • Great montage; thanks for sharing. I had no idea they had so many cuts. Nerd overload!
  • Nothing like that old "77 WABC" logo theme.
    and in Chicago no less.


  • mjb1124 wrote: »
    Superb montage, thanks for posting! The one you were unsure about is AmeriTalk cut 16.

    Thanks! Does anyone happen to know what package this cut is from? I think it is a short version of something but unsure of what package it comes from.
  • Over the summer, I began listening to WGN when Rollye James started her stint to (originally) fill in for a while, which seems to have become an ongoing gig for her. I noticed over the past few months more & more of these jingles were being rolled out, & they've made the station more enjoyable to listen to.
    Thanks for posting this montage livelocal247, It's Terrific!
    ~JT
    ((RadioBoy))
  • edited November 2020
    mjb1124 wrote: »
    Superb montage, thanks for posting! The one you were unsure about is AmeriTalk cut 16.

    Thanks! Does anyone happen to know what package this cut is from? I think it is a short version of something but unsure of what package it comes from.

    That sounds like Variety Pack Cut 9 with the VOA Europe instrumental logo. A lot of the cuts in Variety Pack were originally written for VOA Europe, and cut 9 appears to be one of them.
  • ntcarver0 wrote: »
    mjb1124 wrote: »
    Superb montage, thanks for posting! The one you were unsure about is AmeriTalk cut 16.

    Thanks! Does anyone happen to know what package this cut is from? I think it is a short version of something but unsure of what package it comes from.

    That sounds like Variety Pack Cut 9 with the VOA Europe instrumental logo. A lot of the cuts in Variety Pack were originally written for VOA Europe, and cut 9 appears to be one of them.

    Interesting... thanks for identifying that cut! It sounded like it would be from Variety Pack but I couldn't find an exact match. It makes sense now that I know there have been multiple mixes done!
  • edited November 2020
    ntcarver0 wrote: »
    mjb1124 wrote: »
    Superb montage, thanks for posting! The one you were unsure about is AmeriTalk cut 16.

    Thanks! Does anyone happen to know what package this cut is from? I think it is a short version of something but unsure of what package it comes from.

    That sounds like Variety Pack Cut 9 with the VOA Europe instrumental logo. A lot of the cuts in Variety Pack were originally written for VOA Europe, and cut 9 appears to be one of them.

    Interesting... thanks for identifying that cut! It sounded like it would be from Variety Pack but I couldn't find an exact match. It makes sense now that I know there have been multiple mixes done!

    Of course. Happy to help. The WGN version was also a shorter mix of that cut.
  • Congrats to Randy Bell from JAM and the folks from WGN who selected the cuts. Randy helped to make sure the lyrics fit..
  • Of course, a couple days after I post the original compilation, WGN debuts some of their holiday jingles. If there are more, I'll be sure to post them once I hear!

    SOUNDCLOUD MONTAGE LINK HERE

    The above cuts, in order, are:

    First Step #16 - Merry Christmas Chicago - From WGN
    Nothing But Class #3 - Merry Christmas - WGN
    Nothing But Class #4 - Christmas is - WGN
    Variety Pack #3 - We're Chicago's Very Own - Home For The Holidays - WGN

    All from WGN's Free TuneIn livestream; jingles produced by JAM Creative Productions. Dallas, TX.
  • Nothing like that old "77 WABC" logo theme.
    and in Chicago no less.


    It is good to hear! Does anyone have any airchecks of jingles from Top News, Talking Points, or Talktrax actually being used on WABC back in the early 2000's around the time they were being produced?
  • Nothing like that old "77 WABC" logo theme.
    and in Chicago no less.


    It is good to hear! Does anyone have any airchecks of jingles from Top News, Talking Points, or Talktrax actually being used on WABC back in the early 2000's around the time they were being produced?

    I can point you at these top-of-the-hour IDs:

    http://www.tophour.com/audio/New York City NY/am0770_2006-01_wabc_sfybush.mp3
    http://www.tophour.com/audio/New York City NY/am0770_2008-05_wabc_sfybush.mp3
    http://www.tophour.com/audio/New York City NY/am0770_2008-11_wabc_wharms.mp3

    I'll post with more if I find anything.
  • Thanks for posting, Great Montage
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