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bcoz Off-Air Montages

edited July 2009 in Downloads & Audio
Some of you may have these already in your collection, as I've posted them here in the past. However, we have a lot of new folks around, and I thought I'd post them again.

These are a series of off-air jingle montages from my travels around the United States as a teenager in the 1990s. While I became hooked on radio in the late 1980s listening to the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavilers (and Bruce Williams afterwords) on WWWE via skywave in North Carolina, jingles really became my passion in the 1990s...and, of course, they have been ever since.

The audio quality on these isn't the best...as 1). I was just a teenager and didn't care that much. 2). Most of them were recorded via a radio/tape recorder I'd take with me wherever I went (traveling in the car) with battery power always suspect. and 3). I edited them tape deck to tape deck using the same machine (no digital editing then for me) and 4). Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them back in the day.

Have a great weekend!

bcoz

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  • Great selection, bcoz! :D

    I do have a question concerning your fourth montage: What were the call letters for "Oldies 104" that you included in that montage? I know an "Oldies 104" in Dayton called WYMJ back in 1989-1994, but there could be others... (HINT: That station also included a few jingles from Otis Conner's Drake Series '88 package)

    Please clarify if you have the time to do so. Thanks! :)
  • Where did the WMJI cuts came fron, bcoz?
  • Glad you all enjoyed the montages!
    Diana B wrote:
    Great selection, bcoz! :D

    I do have a question concerning your fourth montage: What were the call letters for "Oldies 104" that you included in that montage? I know an "Oldies 104" in Dayton called WYMJ back in 1989-1994, but there could be others... (HINT: That station also included a few jingles from Otis Conner's Drake Series '88 package)

    Please clarify if you have the time to do so. Thanks! :)

    The Oldies 104 cut is from KODS in Reno, NV. You'll note that the cut is sandwiched in between cuts from KJOI in Fresno, CA and KRNO in Reno, NV. I recorded them as we were heading up through Yosemite on a family vacation in 1996.
    am850wruffan wrote:
    Where did the WMJI cuts came fron, bcoz?

    I believe most of them are Tony Griffin cuts, but there may be a few Otis Conner cuts thrown in there as well.

    bcoz
  • And I also like the 3WE cuts in the montage! Can you do a WWWE montage?
  • hey bcoz, what was that news station 610 columbus jam cut, it was used in the real talk news package and WGY albany. it was also used for a music station, WOGL philidelphia. Nice to see KOST, and KOLA, and you put me right in the mind of that because i just moved to riverside 3 weeks ago! you forgot one of my faves. WJMK chicago, WIXX green bay, WRQN toledo, WROR boston, WQSR and WBAL baltimore, WAYV atlantic city, and next time i want to show my friends and family something. Mom's from shreveport, my coworker rose from phoennix, my cousin hope from atlantic city, now living in dallas, she loves KONO, but like to show her some KLUV cuts! my friend ingrid, she's from norfolk, so some more cuts from there. Plus my friend tracey daniels from tampa FL. She also lived in ST. pete, saint petersburg. and some from new york! have you been to wichitaw or flint, and or saint louis? The flint one is for my friend whitney, she's from there, barely reached detroit! and my family is also in gary.
  • yea there is 1 otis conner cut. also that 610 cut was WTVN. and that version of real talk was awesome! and now a different problem. in montage 3, when you went to the canton stations, the oldies station, what were the call letters, and the city name before canton? sounds like they're saying alliance? i know it's cool 92. In fact if you can remember, could you do a list of the stations played in all 4 montages? a few of them i know but what the heck.
  • the jingle man wrote:
    yea there is 1 otis conner cut. also that 610 cut was WTVN. and that version of real talk was awesome! and now a different problem. in montage 3, when you went to the canton stations, the oldies station, what were the call letters, and the city name before canton? sounds like they're saying alliance? i know it's cool 92. In fact if you can remember, could you do a list of the stations played in all 4 montages? a few of them i know but what the heck.

    Sorry it took so long to respond. I was out of town for the weekend.

    Back in those days, WTVN was using a wide variety of JAM cuts. I wish I had more (and better recordings), but I rarely went to Columbus. Most of the cuts I presented in the montage were recorded while traveling on I-77 or from my grandparent's place near Cleveland. I've often said that if I ever got some time in the JAM vault, TVN would be one of my first stops.

    As for the Canton-area oldies station (the TM Century Classic Oldies top-of-hour)... It's WZKL... licensed to Alliance, Ohio.

    I'll try my best to go through and ID the stations, company, and packages in all the montages if I can this week. It actually will be a neat challenge given that most of the stuff was recorded between ten and fifteen years ago, but it will take some time.

    Glad you enjoyed them! I'm always looking for more folks with off-air montages from that era (about 1989-2000) as that is part of the golden age of jingles for me.

    bcoz
  • bcoz wrote:
    if I ever got some time in the JAM vault, TVN would be one of my first stops.

    We can only hope and pray !
  • Well, this didn't take as long as I originally thought. Below is a log of my four off-air montages posted earlier in this thread. Some notes on how I put these together:

    -I don't guarantee the accuracy of my information, although unless items are followed by a "??," I am relatively certain of the information. If an entire field is a "??," I simply have no idea (or simply forgot) the name of a package or company.

    -The log isn't a log of every cut. Instead, if a series of cuts from the same station, package and company "aired" in a row, it gets only one entry. However, if any one of the three criteria changes (i.e. station, package or company), I created a new entry.

    -In the case of many of the Thompson Creative series jingles (i.e. Houston Mix I, II and III, etc), I haven't included the actual package, but rather the series to which I believe the cut belongs. Despite the fact that the first jingle demos I ever received were from Thompson thanks to Ben Freedman, my knowledge of Thompson's product is perhaps the weakest.

    -In the case of jingles produced by TM or its many incarnations and absorbed companies (read: Century 21), I have simply used "TM Century." Why? It was easier that way.

    -Out of all the cuts in my montages, there was only one I was unable to identify in terms of the station. That's a JAM Be Kool cut for "Cool 105.5." I could have sworn that was from an oldies station in Las Vegas, but I've had trouble finding it.

    -I'm sure there are more notes I want to include, but its been a long day and my brain is fried.

    If you have any information on the items I'm unsure of, please feel free to post or message me.

    I've got a few JAM-only off-air montages (some of it is repeated material... some is not) that I'll try to post in the next few days.

    With that, here you go!

    bcoz

    BCoz Off-Air Montage #1

    WGZR Savannah, GA Ridin' With KSCS TM Century

    WAEV Savannah, GA Houston's Mix Series Thompson Creative

    WEZL Charleston, SC K-102 Series Thompson Creative

    WTCB Columbia, SC New York's Mix 105 TM Century

    WCOS Columbia, SC US 99 TM Century

    WOMG Columbia, SC Oldies 94.9 TM Century

    WTCB Columbia, SC Madison Ave TM Century

    WTCB Columbia, SC The Hottest Mix of NY TM Century

    WOMG Columbia, SC Oldies 94.9 TM Century

    WNCI Columbus, OH LA'S #1 Hit Music Station TM Century

    WOMC Detroit, MI Goodtime Classics TM Century

    WQAL Cleveland, OH The Pinnacle of New York TM Century

    WLTF Cleveland, OH Big Time Radio TM Century

    WQAL Cleveland, OH The Pinnacle of New York TM Century

    WMJI Cleveland, OH Winning Formula Tony Griffin

    WLTF Cleveland, OH Big Time Radio TM Century

    WGAR Cleveland, OH Cleveland's Country Thompson Creative

    WKNR Cleveland, OH Imus In The Morning TM Century

    WQAL Cleveland, OH The Pinnacle of New York TM Century

    WBBG Youngstown, OH The Hottest Mix of NY TM Century

    WHOT Youngstown, OH LA'S #1 Hit Music Station TM Century

    WBBG Youngstown, OH The Hottest Mix of NY TM Century

    WBBG Youngstown, OH All Hit Kit TM Century

    WSHH Pittsburgh, PA New York's Best Mix TM Century

    WJPA Washington, PA Rock And Roll Classics TM Century

    WSHH Pittsburgh, PA The Hottest Mix of NY TM Century

    WDSY Pittsburgh, PA K-102 Series Thompson Creative

    WSHH Pittsburgh, PA The Hottest Mix of NY TM Century

    WBBG Youngstown, OH The Hottest Mix of NY TM Century

    WBBG Youngstown, OH New York's Mix 105 TM Century

    WKNR Cleveland, OH Imus In The Morning TM Century

    WQAL Cleveland, OH The Pinnacle of New York TM Century

    WMJI Cleveland, OH ?? Otis Conner?

    WMJI Cleveland, OH Winning Formula Tony Griffin

    WMJI Cleveland, OH Radio 1 Tony Griffin

    WMJI Cleveland, OH Winning Formula Tony Griffin

    WBIG Washington, DC Big FM TM Century

    WFRE Fredrick, MD California Country Thompson Creative

    WWZZ Washington, DC Wildfire Thompson Creative

    WINX Rockville, MD Oldies 94.9 TM Century

    WDAR Darlington, NC ?? Thompson Creative

    WKML Fayetteville, NC K-102 Series Thompson Creative

    WQSM Fayetteville, NC The Pinnacle of New York TM Century

    WFBC Greenville, SC The New WPLJ TM Century

    WNKT Charleston, SC Cleveland's Country Thompson Creative

    WRVA Richmond, VA News/Talk WRVA TM Century

    WOKV Jacksonville, FL ?? Tony Griffin

    KYW Philadelphia, PA ?? ??

    KPLA Columbia, MO Houston's Mix Series Thompson Creative

    KFRU Columbia, MO WBBM Newsradio 78 TM Century

    KPLA Columbia, MO Miami's WAXY TM Century

    KCLR Boonville, MO Cleveland's Country
    Thompson Creative

    WBBM Chicago, IL WBBM Newsradio 78 Update TM Century

    WUSN Chicago, IL Young Country 2 TM Century

    WBBM Chicago, IL WBBM Newsradio 78 Update TM Century

    WUSN Chicago, IL Young Country 2 TM Century

    WMC Memphis, TN ?? Thompson Creative

    WWST Knoxville, TN Southern California's KIIS
    TM Century

    WSB-FM Atlanta, GA ?? TM Century

    KPLA Columbia, MO ?? Thompson Creative

    KOQL Columbia, MO Oldies 94.9 TM Century

    BCoz Off-Air Montage #2

    WWMG Charlotte, NC ?? Axcess??

    WSSS Charlotte, NC Seventies Session TM Century

    WWMG Charlotte, NC ?? Axcess??

    WBT-FM Charlotte, NC The New WPLJ TM Century

    WWMG Charlotte, NC ?? Axcess??

    WTCB Columbia, SC New York's Mix 105 TM
    Century

    WTCB Columbia, SC Madison Ave TM Century

    WCOS Columbia, SC American Mix JAM

    WWMG Charlotte, NC ?? Axcess??

    WMAG Greensboro, NC Digital Mix JAM

    WCNN Atlanta, GA CBS LA TM Century

    WSB-FM Atlanta, GA The Hottest Mix of New York TM Century

    WSB-FM Atlanta, GA Y98-FM TM Century

    WTCB Columbia, SC Madison Ave TM Century

    WMAQ Chicago, IL Hot Buttons JAM

    WWWE Cleveland, OH We Talk New York JAM

    WHTT Buffalo, NY Stay Kool JAM

    WBEN Buffalo, NY ?? Tony Griffin

    CHUM Toronto, ON Be Kool JAM

    CISS Toronto, ON Country Express JAM

    WFGO Erie, PA Class Action JAM

    WRTS Erie, PA Hyperlink JAM

    WLTF Cleveland, OH Light Favorites JAM

    WMJI Cleveland, OH Winning Formula Tony Griffin

    WGAR Cleveland, OH It's Your Country JAM

    WGAR Cleveland, OH Country Favorites JAM

    WGAR Cleveland, OH Orlando Country Series
    Thompson Creative

    WGAR Cleveland, OH Q-Cuts JAM

    WGAR Cleveland, OH ?? Thompson Creative

    WGAR Cleveland, OH Orlando Country Series Thompson Creative

    WQAL Cleveland, OH Houston Mix Series Thompson Creative

    WNCI Columbus, OH LA's Number One Hit Music Station TM Century

    WHOK Lancaster, OH KUSA Series?? JAM??

    WGRR Cincinnati, OH ?? Axcess??

    WTVN Columbus, OH WGY Collection JAM

    WTVN Columbus, OH Do It Again JAM

    WSLQ Roanoke, VA New York's Best Mix TM Century

    WSLQ Roanoke, VA Madison Ave TM Century

    WFMX Statesville, NC California Country Thompson Creative

    WTQR Greensboro, NC Star Spangled Country TM Century

    WSOC Charlotte, NC Star Spangled Country TM Century

    WSSS Charlotte, NC Seventies Session TM Century

    WSSL Greenville, SC Q-Cuts JAM

    WBT Charlotte, NC KPRC Package TM Century

    WBT Charlotte, NC ?? ??

    WLS Chicago, IL Talk Action JAM

    WWSW Pittsburgh, PA Radio 1 Tony Griffin

    WTQR Greensboro, NC Star Spangled Country TM Century

    WZPT Pittsburgh, PA Seventies Session TM Century

    WKYE Johnstown, PA Winning Formula Tony Griffin

    WBZZ Pittsburgh, PA Hyperlink JAM

    WBT Charlotte, NC ?? ??

    WBT Charlotte, NC Pro Basics TM Century

    WJUK Charleston, SC The New WPLJ TM Century

    WBT Charlotte, NC KPRC Package TM Century

    BCoz Off-Air Montage #3


    WTMA Charleston, SC WABC Talkradio 89 TM Century

    KDKA Pittsburgh, PA New Day JAM

    WOWO Fort Wayne, IN Digital Mix JAM

    WCHS Charleston, WV WBBM Newsradio 78 TM Century

    WLS Chicago, IL Christmas Kit JAM

    KDKA Pittsburgh, PA New Day JAM

    WWWE Cleveland, OH We Talk New York JAM

    WOWO Fort Wayne, IN Digital Mix JAM

    WOWO Fort Wayne, IN The Only One JAM

    WWWE Cleveland, OH We Talk New York JAM

    WBT Charlotte, NC Pro Basics TM Century

    WBT Charlotte, NC WHDH Package TM Century

    WWWE Cleveland, OH We Talk New York JAM

    WBT Charlotte, NC WHDH Package TM Century

    WJUK Charleston, SC The New WPLJ TM Century

    WZKL Canton, OH Classic Oldies TM Century

    WTCB Columbia, SC Madison Ave TM Century

    WGCO Savannah, GA Q-Cuts JAM

    WOCW Hilton Head, SC Oldies 94.9 TM Century

    WOMG Columbia, SC Right On Q JAM

    WFOX Atlanta, GA 2 Kool JAM

    WOMG Columbia, SC Right On Q JAM

    WSOC Columbia, SC Mile High JAM

    WWXM Myrtle Beach, SC The New WPLJ JAM

    WONO Walterboro, SC ?? ??

    WJCL Savannah, GA Mile High JAM

    WHAS Louisville, KY Do It Again JAM

    WHAS Louisville, KY Capitol Idea JAM

    WBT Charlotte, NC WHDH Package TM Century

    WHAS Louisville, KY The Only One JAM

    WHAS Louisville, KY Capitol Idea JAM

    WWJ Detroit, MI WWJ Package Axcess

    WGAR Cleveland, OH Q-Cuts JAM

    WKDD Akron, OH Hit Power JAM

    WOMX Orlando, FL Houston Mix Series
    Thompson Creative

    WDBO Orlando, FL New York Fan JAM

    WOMX Orlando, FL Houston Mix Series
    Thompson Creative

    WHKR Daytona Beach, FL Star Spangled Country TM Century

    WOCL Orlando, FL Get a KLOU TM Century

    WDBO Orlando, FL Imus In The Morning TM Century

    WWKA Orlando, FL Country Express JAM

    WCIR Beckly, WV ?? TM Century??

    WVAF Charleston, WV The Hottest Mix of New York TM Century

    WLTF Cleveland, OH Big Time Radio TM Century

    WGAR Cleveland, OH Q-Cuts JAM

    WGAR Cleveland, OH Country Favorites JAM

    WGAR Cleveland, OH Q-Cuts JAM

    WGAR Cleveland, OH ?? JAM

    WGAR Cleveland, OH It's Your Country JAM

    WJR Detroit, MI Superstation JAM

    WCOS Columbia, SC It's Your Country JAM

    BCoz Off-Air Montage #4

    WNOK Columbia, SC ?? TM Century

    WTCB Columbia, SC Madison Ave TM Century

    KRLA Los Angeles, CA Back Seat Music JAM

    KFWB Los Angeles, CA ?? ??

    KNX Los Angeles, CA KNX Package Axcess

    KABC Los Angeles, CA ?? ??

    KIIS Los Angeles, CA ?? TM Century

    KABC Los Angeles, CA ?? ??

    KOLA San Bernardino,CA Winning Formula Tony
    Griffin

    KABC Los Angeles, CA ?? ??

    KOST Los Angeles, CA Today's Coast JAM

    KBIG Los Angeles, CA Pittsburgh's Variety 2
    Thompson Creative

    KOST Los Angeles, CA Today's Coast JAM

    KOST Los Angeles, CA Keep On Coastin' JAM

    KOST Los Angeles, CA Today's Coast JAM

    KSL Salt Lake City, UT ?? ??

    WBAP Fort Worth, TX The Spirit of New England
    JAM

    ?? ?? Be Kool JAM

    KBGO Las Vegas, NV The Winning Score TM Century

    KFMS Las Vegas, NV Young Country TM Century

    KERN Bakersfield, CA Winning Formula Tony Griffin

    KUZZ Bakersfield, CA Right Now JAM

    KJOI Fresno, CA The Coast Approach JAM

    KNAX Fresno, CA Wildfire Thompson Creative

    KJOI Fresno, CA Along The Coast JAM

    KJOI Fresno, CA The Coast Approach JAM

    KODS Reno, NV ?? ??

    KRNO Reno, NV Coast to Coast JAM

    KABL Reno, NV ?? Thompson Creative

    KRNO Reno, NV Coast to Coast JAM

    KALF Chico, CA Hot Country TM Century

    KGBY Sacremento, CA ?? ??

    KFBK Sacremento, CA ?? ??

    KSAN San Francisco, CA California Country Thompson Creative

    KSAN San Francisco, CA Z+ JAM

    KSAN San Francisco, CA K-102 Series Thompson Creative

    KGO San Francisco, CA ?? ??
  • thanks bcoz. i needed that. now it's clear as a bell. I was right on canton. hahahahaha! nice! a couple more suggestions, if you do orlando again, WOCL is using home of the hits cut 12 as a toh. if you did wichitaw, those KEYN fm cuts did the job. They used jam, tm, and now tony griffin i think. KXLK was doing fine with it's KDWB resings from jam. that was early 90's. and do you remember zz99 in kansas city? plus you could've done q104 in Kansas city when jam was doing that. they used from what i know hot kiis resings. if gulfport/biloxi was a destination, you should've heard WGCM "coast 102" an oldies station. From what i know, in the 90's they were using aca's. but now they dropped those and are using some TM resings. and somehow, i have a feeling, they're gonna drop TM soon and either do tony griffin or jam.
  • hey, already have a few cuts from those packages. but trying to find now, oldies 94.9, clevelands country, ridin' with KSCS, and others from TM.
  • if you can remember what the words were for the cleveland resing of the first christmas cut that appeared there for WLTF? it was from big time radio. and those WCIR cut sound like hot KIIS resings.
  • just to be clear on this, KODS was drake 88
  • it was cut 5 of the series they used! shame reno doesn't stream! have any more new airchecks?
  • if you listen closely to the second WWMG charlotte in montage 2, you'll here the pams WLS 70's launch pad! and that might be drake 88 and 89
  • it's the WWMG jingle after WCOS!
  • "you here resings you thought never existed." QSM was one! got any more Pinnacle of New York cut 22 resings? i'm thinking of doing a montage of that cut. I love near the end where the slogan line "the brightest mix" KATF or "Fayetteville" WQSM, those vocals and the instrumental track gets ya!
  • darn! you should've got KOLA when they were using super hits/rapid fire/oldies radio!
  • here's what i'm talking about, this is the KATF dubuque IA resing of Pinnacle Of New York cut 22

    http://jinglemad.com/e107_files/public/1254379073_13633_FT73172_katf.mp3 filename:katf.mp3
  • there might have been a time when i've passed you on the freeway, the 91/60/110
  • remember this?
  • don't know why it didn't upload, let's try again! remember this station in pittsburgh? there using these same jingles! and in high quality!
  • for "wish 99.7" they have a top-of-hour ID, 2 to be exact, that use those same packages you posted, but in high quality! it's on tophour. check it out!
  • just a suggestion, you should do a montage of the "popular cuts." you know, like TZ turbo z cut 10, flame thrower cut 6, skywave cut 12, home of the hits cut 12, priority1 cut 4 and 10, proMod cut 20, those cuts and the other populars. that is if you have airchecks of stations in different markets.
  • WNOK and KIIS both used TM's we play the hits.
  • Impressive bcoz! Just how many 'BT airchecks do you have?
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