JAM Creative Productions

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JAM Creative Productions, Inc.
Type Producer of jingles and other music for radio and television
Founded 1974
Headquarters Dallas, Texas, United States
Key people Jonathan Wolfert and Mary Lyn Wolfert, founders
Website www.jingles.com

JAM Creative Productions, Inc., is an American company that produces radio jingles, promo music for television, and commercial jingles for advertisers. It has made more radio jingles than any other jingle company and has become part of American pop culture.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1974 by husband and wife Jonathan M. and Mary Lyn Wolfert. Prior to the formation of JAM, Jon worked for PAMS and was a fan of their work. Jon also worked briefly at TM Productions (now TM Studios) and did freelance work for several other studios.

JAM is the only production house of its type which has been continuously owned and operated by its founders for over 35 years. It produces jingles for clients ranging from local DJs to the most influential radio stations in the world.

WPEN and WMGK Philadelphia were among the company's earliest major-market clients. Within a few years, JAM jingles were used by many of the most listened-to radio stations of all time including WABC New York, WLS Chicago and BBC Radio 1 and 2 in the UK. JAM also created themes and jingles for many syndicated radio programs, including those hosted by Casey Kasem, Dick Clark, Rick Dees, Dick Bartley, Bob Costas, Scott Shannon, Dan Ingram and others. In addition, JAM has worked for various TV clients including ABC, NBC (David Letterman), VH-1 and more.[1]

Popularity[edit]

In the UK, almost all jingles heard on BBC Radio 1 and 2 between the mid 1970s and mid 1990s were made by JAM.[2][3]

In the United States, JAM has produced more custom jingles for KOST in Los Angeles than any other station, although WLS in Chicago is very close. JAM's top-selling package has been "Warp Factor," created for Z100 in 1985. Since 2001, both XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio (now Sirius-XM) make extensive use of JAM jingles on their music channels.[4]

JAM jingles have also been used in movies and TV shows to add authenticity to the era or location of a scene.[5]

The JAM building, which houses two recording studios, offices, and a large media archive, is located in Dallas, just east of the downtown area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VH-1 Jingles on youtube.com". Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  2. ^ "Radio Rewind Radio 1 1970s jingles". Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  3. ^ "Radio Rewind Radio 2 1970s jingles". Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  4. ^ "JAM Talk FAQ: Which radio station has JAM done the most custom jingles for?". Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  5. ^ "JAM Talk FAQ: Have JAM jingles been used in any movies?". Retrieved 2010-05-10. 

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