When you’re a kid and not feeling well you’re likely to get gifts. Hey kids, adults are guilt ridden!
Actually, when you’re a grown-up you get get well gifts as well. We just got a delivery of amazing brownies. Earlier last week I got a beautiful fruit/goodies basket from the folks at work. And then there’s the jingle.
A jingle isn’t a traditional get well gift. In fact this jingle probably wasn’t even meant as a get well gift. It is one anyway.
My jingle comes from JAM Creative Productions in Dallas. JAM makes the jingles radio stations play between songs.
We use the finest team of vocalists, musicians, writers and producers, and our custom-built facilities, to create musical images heard around the world. – JAM website
JAM stands for Jon and Mary Lyn. I have known them since the 70s.
This jingle started its life before JAM existed! It was originally PAMS Series 29 Cut 6 and was customized for morning drive at WABC. I played it when I did nights on 1100 WBT Charlotte. Back then the lyrics were:
From Canada to Florida, Carolina and the USA. 11-10. Double-youuuuuu Beeee Teeee
When I worked in New Haven, Jon cut a custom version for me. Now at FoxCT it’s been sung again. Each version has become my all time favorite jingle! How could it not?
I love this jingle on a variety of levels. Yes, I worked on a 50,000 watt station heard from Canada to Florida… and we bragged about it! Yes, it’s very cool to know singers have sung your name.
This must be a get well gift because I can’t play it on-the-air until I get well. I’m hoping one more week will do it.
Thanks Jon and Mary Lyn. It’s even cooler than you think.
Go ahead, play the jingle!