Obscure Grooves #6: Radio Jingles
Remember back when all radio stations had a DJ, and he or she didn't have Cumulus Radio or Viacom choosing their play selection? Back then, you knew the voices on the air like old friends, and Johnny Fever or Venus Flytrap never let you down. But the stations weren't just identified by their genre and their "on air personalities".... they had varied and rather interesting sets of jingles and station identifications.
Well, someone out there (God knows who) put together over 200 of these little ditties from the 1960s and 70s. Not something I'd necessarily want to listen to more than once, but rather interesting nonetheless. You can download the zipped file HERE. It's divided into about 40 or so individual mp3s, each file containing several jingles.
Listen to a few samples:
(when you click the link, click "open" to play or "save" to download to your computer)