Mon, 14 April 2014
This is a re-issue of a file first published in 2012, but which was buried on the site. Following comments on Facebook, I have re-released it.
This is what you get if you take three production CDs that I used in the Media Network studio from 1995-2000 and fire them off one by one. It turns into 85 minutes of nostalgia with the daft jingles and promos we made to parody international broadcasting in the nineties. Ised the Dalet Workstation to make most of these - because it was the only way to do multirack mixes at Radio Netherlands. Before that we made jingles in the studio using complicated mixes of bit of tapes spliced together using razor blades. Was it efficient? No. Was it fun. Yes.
Radio Netherlands had a broadcast licence to use commercial music, so that made it possible to make these kind of jingles. We weren't trying to make any money out of the montages. We tended to use new music, the idea being that new music would pop up on commercial stations later and that might trigger some people to ask "Where have I heard that before?". My thanks to the voice talents of Jim Cutler, Lou Josephs, Diana Janssen, Dennis Powell, Peter Barsby, Peter Spinks, George Wood, Gene Reich, the late Paul Holmes (before he was famous in New Zealand), Spike Milligan (who was trapped in a studio during a news bulletin), Pete Myers, and Kenny Everett (broadcasters prayer). I wrote the other scripts. Enjoy.
Direct download: GiganticMediaNetworkJingleCollection.mp3
Category:Media Network Archives -- posted at: 12:21pm CET
Frabjous joy. Thursdays at 13.51hrs were the highlight of my week in the eighties. And how I regretted not winning one of the CDs of the MN Jingle Collection. So much, I thought about tracking down the named winners and begging for a copy. At last I have my own - thanks JM. The imaging (as they might call it nowadays) still sounds fresh, witty and vibrant. Superb choice of music and V.O. artists that made the prog zip along and bolstered its authority. Now, time to apply some 90's tech to slice it all up into the original parts for casual random listening. Mini-disc anyone?