April, 1973/TM Custom Acapellas
(Dallas) - This was a series of six short, acapella cuts specifically
for use on Big D FM.
spring 1974/Tanner Land of the Free (spec) - Pepper
Sound Studios, Inc., of Memphis, was a well-known producer of economical
station jingles which were frequently provided for barter rather
than cash. At this point in its history, Pepper had merged with
Tanner Productions and produced a demo tape for a new package. This
version never aired at WDRC but a re-lyriced version did (see next).
summer 1974/Tanner Friendly & Free - The first station
to air this package was WCOD on Cape Cod. WDRC's version used different
lyrics and an entirely new musical logo from TM's "Friends"
1976/PAMS #42A (Dallas) - For the second time,
WDRC turned to PAMS for an energetic series known as The Igniters.
26, 1981/Toby Arnold shotguns (Dallas) - Arnold's jingle company
was well known in the industry. WDRC FM turned to them for this
package of shotgun, or short, energetic jingles.
1983/PAMS-CPMG #18/25/26 re-dos (Dallas) -
By 1983, both AM and FM were using fulltime oldies formats. The
original PAMS was out of business but a company called CPMG had
acquired the rights to sing new lyrics on classic tracks. WDRC mixed
some of their original Series #27 cuts with newly produced jingles.
Since WPOP had used both Series #18 (Sonosational) and #25B
(Happy Difference) in its heyday, many of the cuts were already
familiar to listeners.
1984/PAMS-CPMG First class re-sings - CPMG
introduced some new material with classic PAMS tracks and marketed
them as the "First Class" package.
First Class - Like the previous package, these were designed
for an oldies format and were lyriced specifically for WDRC FM.
to July 13, 1986/PAMS-Century 21 "KB" Package (Dallas)
- During the 1980s, Century 21 became a leading jingle producer.
This series was originally sung for WKBW Buffalo and was aired in
Hartford on Big D FM.
25, 1988/TM Century 21 custom (Dallas) - There are just two
1988/TM Century 21 Breakfast Club custom (Dallas) - These three
cuts were customized for the Brad
Davis morning show. Real fans of old radio will recognize the
similarity between these jingles and the show open for ABC Radio's
longtime show, "Don McNeill's
this clip is from August 2, 1957.
to July 7, 1989/PAMS-CPMG Special Delivery (Dallas) - This was
another FM package produced specifically for FM. It utilized the
lyrics "Big D 103, Solid Gold."
19, 1989/TM Century 21 "Miami's WAXY" Package (Dallas)
- This was a syndicated package.
1994/Thompson Creative-Oldies Combo (Dallas) - This demo,
in the mp3 format, comes from the company web
site where you can download a lyric sheet; few of these cuts
actually made it to the air. Larry and Susan Thompson also syndicated
this package as "The Edge" for contemporary hit
2000/JAM Creative Productions, Inc.-Do It Again (Dallas)
- For years, JAM has been a leading producer of syndicated and custom
jingle packages. In its first partnership with Big D FM, this is
the current package. In August, 2000 the package was resung to reflect
the lyrics "102.9."
April 30, 2008/JAM Creative Productions, Inc.-Home of the Hits (Dallas)
- After a long period without jingles, DRC FM began airing
a syndicated package first heard on WCBS FM in New York in 2004.
Creative Productions, Inc.-Right Direction (Dallas)
- Program Director Grahame Winters
narrates this demo (in the mp3 format) for DRC FM's latest
jingle package with a slant toward the station's 60s, 70s and 80s
music. Like the "Home of the Hits" package, "Right
Direction" contains a cut for WDRC HD 1.