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Sky Radio’s Power To Higher Top-of-mind Positioning

When you’re aiming to energise your playlist while connecting your brand to top  songs, consider the use of power intros! Sky Radio in the Netherlands has received  another couple of batches of these branded hit songs.

Power intros are memorable

“Power intros are excellent tools to claim your ‘A’ category songs as a part of your  station’s brand”, Thomas Giger of PURE Jingles explains. “Distinctive branded intros  that have been repeated often enough will stick in people’s minds. Chances are they  will associate that great-testing song with you.”

This strategic branding value can also translate into ratings: “Hearing the normal  version of that song, even on another station, listeners who know your power intro  will often hum YOUR station name along the melody of your branded version. It’s one  of those miracles of audio branding! Sung melodies are memorable, research shows.”

Branded intros work everywhere

“In diary-measured, recall-based markets, your station can get extra listening credits  as people may THINK they’ve been listening to you – while it may actually could have  been a competitor. Especially when the other station doesn’t have their own power  intro version or doesn’t precede the song with imaging.”

Branded intros also add value to PPM-market radio: “Power intros are contributing to  higher top-of-mind positioning. And just as important: they’re flow-friendly. Dropping  the imaging on the song, instead of in between two songs, helps to achieve forward  momentum. Short jingle cuts work well too, especially in front of ‘no-intro’ songs.”

Sky Radio’s new power intros

Check out highlights from Q2/’22 at purejingles.com/showcase/skyradio-2. And when  you’re looking for branded intros tailored to your own radio station, you can explore  the monthly-updated ‘PURE Intros’ service at purejingles.com/intros.

News Theme 1 2022 Package from RadioImagingShop.com

RadioImagingShop.com presents News Theme 1 2022. 

News Theme 1 contains 6 tracks, produced with a distinctive 5  note logo.

News Theme 1- Main  Bed (03.11)
News Theme 1- Main light Bed (03.10)
News Theme 1- Backsell/ Drone (01.48)
News Theme 1- Sounder 1 (00.21)
News Theme 1- Sounder 2(00.09)
News Theme 1 – Closer( 00.14)

Full package here: https://radioimagingshop.com/product/news-theme-1-based-on-5-notes/

YouTube Video link: https://youtu.be/JYiZjHBk478

Chérie Belgium Get New Soft AC Package from PURE Jingles

A jingle package to cherish

When you’re programming a Soft AC format and looking for inspiration for its sound,  take a listen to Chérie Belgium! They’ve now put the cherry on the cake with custom  imaging from PURE Jingles.

Part of the Belgian NGroup (Nostalgie, Nostalgie+ and NRJ), Chérie is a digital radio  station launched online in 2015 and on DAB+ in 2019. It’s the cousin of Chérie FM in  France with a specific strategy and positioning for the Belgian radio market.

Chill, smooth and easy-listening, Cherie’s musical programming is tailor-made for  young adults between 25 and 45 who want to slow down the rushy rhythm of their  lives. Reflected in their slogan Chérir la vie en Musique (Cherishing Life in Music).

Brand & format promise

“As a pop-soft format, we aim to conciliate this relaxing feeling to new music trends,  which PURE Jingles has perfectly understood”, brand manager Lydwine Derny says.  “It’s also very important to us that our brand & format promise is being translated  through our imaging. PURE’s sound design is a huge part of our station’s identity.”

“They have worked on the basis of inspirational tracks and made very good creative  propositions. The team knows very well what it’s doing, is always looking forward to  feedback and deals with it fast and easily. We were also invited to attend the vocal  session, which has been a great pleasure. Efficient in a relaxed atmosphere.”

Listen to the complete package here: https://purejingles.com/showcase/cherie-2022

Magic FM 2022 Jingle Package from Pors Impact Creative

THE SUMMER IS MAGIC!

Magic FM’s on air sound has been freshened up. Summer has officially started and that includes new summer jingles from Pors Impact Creative.

Nico Silvius, director of Magic FM: ‘With these jingles, we can hear where we are and what we stand for. Not only the station but also the summer of 2022 is MAGIC! ‘.

Click here to listen to Magic FM’s new summer lineup: www.pors.nl

Pors Impact Creative’s  2022 Hot AC Jingle Package is both Timeless and Trendy for RADIONL

RADIONL in the Netherlands has been broadcasting quality on air content and music for over 17 years. And being a recipient of the prestigious Gouden RadioRing, audience award for best radio program of the Netherlands, the station extends its commitment to excellence into their jingle imaging.

In 2022, Pors Impact Creative took the challenge of creating an extensive custom jingle package for RADIONL, reflecting their core sound of Dutch music, and multiplatform programming, that reaches out to both adult and young listeners who tune in from across all forms of media: online, cable and FM radio.

Pors Impact Creative delivered a massive 15-theme package, complete with shotgun, ramp and full mixes and includes News, Weather and Traffic IDs.

This feel good package is now available to be resung for stations around the world, be it for the Hot AC format, Classic Hits or for stations that want to stand out.

“RADIONL has a completely new sound.”

“We have worked on a very extensive custom made jingle package . A feel good package with a cool edge.”

“This package is now available for syndication for stations outside of the Netherlands”, says Ellen Pors, Managing Director for Pors Impact Creative.

Listen to the demo and hear the complete package and all the individual cuts at the website: https://www.pors.nl/albums/12/details/146/radionl.htmlContact the team and learn how to get this timeless and trendy package for your station.

Benztown, McVay Media Launch Timely Podcast about Recovery with Host Matt Pinfield

Benztown + McVay Media Podcast Networks announces that it has launched a new podcast today, Sound, Sobriety & Success, hosted by Matt Pinfield, renowned Rock journalist, national television and radio personality, and music executive. The former MTV host – currently heard on hundreds of radio stations across the country as host of Westwood One’s Rock radio show, “Flashback” – has been a fixture in the music scene for three decades and has been on the road to recovery along the way, with a little help from his friends. Vocal about his sobriety journey, Pinfield talks to people from all walks of life who have hit rock bottom and are finding their way back from addiction in this inspiring podcast. Kicking off the Sound, Sobriety & Success podcast are Pinfield’s guests Jeff Jampol, Dr. Drew Pinsky, and Shireen Janti, with upcoming episodes to feature Matt Sorum, drummer for Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, and sports agent Leigh Steinberg.

Matt Pinfield, Host of Sound, Sobriety & Success, said: “Living clean and sober is a beautiful gift for those of us who have struggled with addiction. Through this podcast, I am grateful to share the success stories of people in recovery to help others fight and understand their battles with alcoholism and addiction. I want to help people identify similarities in others’ stories to understand how they have successfully made their life changes.” He added: “This podcast is a natural for me, as I have been transparent about my own struggles and journey in recovery and how it has completely changed my life for the better. I think this podcast is a great way to be of service through storytelling – sharing the faith, strength and hope that many of my contemporaries and friends have experienced.”

Pinfield explained: “The success we are speaking to in Sound, Sobriety & Success is not financial, but success in living your life in a manner that moves you forward in a positive direction. It is important that we let people who are struggling know that they can do it and are not alone. Through the experiences of others, they can become their own architects in a new design for life – a life that is about progress, not perfection.”

Dave “Chachi” Denes, Producer and Co-Founder, Benztown + McVay Podcast Networks, commented: “The Sound, Sobriety & Success podcast is all about open and honest discussions about recovery and addiction, and offers raw and unfiltered information and insight, paired with deep empathy, compassion and support to anyone living with addiction and trying to turn their lives around. As producer of Matt’s successful Rock radio show, “Flashback”, nationally syndicated by Westwood One, we are proud to produce this inspiring new podcast that takes listeners on the journey to sobriety and brings light to a topic often cloaked in darkness.”

Listen to the first three episodes of Sound, Sobriety & Success featuring host Matt Pinfield debuting now, with Matt’s special guests Jeff Jampol, Dr. Drew, and Shireen Janti on all major podcast platforms and at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sound-sobriety-and-success-with-matt-pinfield/id1629471594. Fans can expect a new episode every other Monday.

Jeff Jampol is a Grammy-winning and Emmy-nominated producer who serves as the CEO of JAM, Inc, managing well-known bands, artists, and their estates. Jampol is also a longtime outspoken advocate on the power of sobriety and has played an important part in Pinfield’s own recovery. They discuss their mutual love for rock music, advice for those who are seeking recovery, and the biggest misconceptions about addiction.  

Dr. Drew Pinsky, known nationally as “Dr. Drew,” has been a ubiquitous fixture both on television and radio for the entirety of his multifaceted career. Passionate about treating addicts and helping them live sober lives, Dr. Drew was a vital part of the team that helped Matt Pinfield with his own recovery. Listen as longtime friends Matt and Dr. Drew delve into the myths and misunderstandings of addiction to erase the stigma behind it and shine a light on realistic paths to recovery. 

Shireen Janti is the Senior Director of Mental Health & Addiction Services at MusiCares and helps to provide mental health and addiction recovery to music professionals. As a former addict who has long been in recovery, Shireen seeks to help others who are struggling and is an advocate for women who are stuck in unsafe or unhealthy situations. Matt speaks with Shireen about their shared love for the entertainment business, music, and giving back to those who are in need.

For more information, contact Susan Aksu, Benztown + McVay Media Podcast Networks, sa@benztown.com, 818.842.4600. 

Radio Producer Chooses This FX Library for CHR Station Playing Upbeat 90s Music

It’s time for a new unique tool that lets you re-invent the sound of your station. With Sticky FX Grand FX you can get your imaging ready to take on all the competition in today’s radio world. A library with 365 FX & Work Parts including Starters, Impacts, Breakers, Hits, Sweeps, Beat Slams, Glitches, Risers, EDM Work Parts, Drones, Stoppers, Shots, Beat Starters, Apps, Slams, Stagers, Noises and Beds.

Grand FX is on air now at Joy Radio.

Marcel de Vries, DJ & Audiovisual producer at Joy Radio: “At Joy Radio we have a CHR format with lots of up-tempo 90’s music. Of course that needs imaging with the same kind of energy. Grand FX has proven to be an awesome investment, the complete new imaging of the station has been made with FX from this package. It has precisely the punch and freshness that blends perfectly with the music of Joy Radio.”

Get Grand FX and make your station’s imaging bulletproof to your competition, from wherever it may come! Visit https://www.stickyfx.com/en/products/grand-fx.html

Listen to Grand FX on Joy Radio here:

TIPIK 2022: A PURE-ly Unique CHR Jingle Package

A DIFFERENT KIND OF RHYTHMIC CHR RADIO IMAGING

Walloon public broadcaster RTBF commissioned another PURE update of seasonal  idents for their youth channel, TIPIK.

Playing today’s best music with a Rhythmic Pop accent, they wanted to match the  current chart hits while reflecting the vibe of the summer. The 10-cut strong custom  package also includes show openers and thematic jingles for specific purposes.  From the drive-time show to live events.

Uniquely recognisable

“We therefore aimed to let every jingle within the package be unique”, says Thomas  Giger, responsible for client relations at PURE Jingles. “Always with the ‘TIPIK mark’,  including their recognisable logo & vocal sound. One of the aspects that makes this  package stand out is the vocal treatment of the voiceovers and the sung parts.”

TIPIK & PURE

RTBF TIPIK and PURE Jingles are working together since 2016. Fun fact: the station  was then still known under its former brand name, Pure. In 2021, they also became a  subscriber to the monthly-updated PURE Intros (branded song intro) service. The  newest package can be heard at purejingles.com/showcase/rtbf-tipik-2022-2.
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Pors Impact Creative – Radio Jingles with Longevity

Be it CHR, AC, Hot AC or Lite AC, Pors Impact Creative is your dependable partner for powerful branding and imaging. Its growing CHR catalogue of radio jingles, for instance, are now heard in stations around the world.

Mix & Joy is a contemporary hit radio jingle package that covers all the basics and more. From pop, rock, urban to dance, Mix & Joy is an epic package consisting of 17 themes that highlight your station’s identity effectively. It also comes with News, Weather and Traffic.

Today’s CHR and Modern Hot AC formats have more diversified playlists than ever. The Mix & Joy package delivers both versatility and utility. But with ever changing playlist entries, Mix & Joy comes with a sound of longevity, so the jingles never burn out.

Henrie Pors, founder of Pors Impact Creative, made it his lifelong commitment to create professional, outstanding radio jingles for stations around the world.

“At the age of six I started to learn piano and from that time I have been enchanted by the beautiful sounds that came from simply pressing a key or two. In over thirty years as a professional composer, I have created an innovative trail with custom made music. This turned out to Pors Impact Creative. Pors Impact Creative is the ongoing manifestation of my lifelong passion for music”

Henrie Pors, founder of Pors Impact Creative

To hear more, visit https://www.pors.nl/jingles.html and contact the Pors Impact Creative team now https://www.pors.nl/contact.html

Chicago to Host 2022 Radio Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Museum of Broadcast Communications announced today the selection of the RADIO HALL OF FAME 2022 nominees. The 24 nominees were chosen by the Radio Hall of Fame Nominating Committee, with input from the radio industry and listeners.

Voting for inductees begins Tuesday, June 22nd and runs through July 8th. The top six vote recipients will gain induction as part of the 2022 Radio Hall of Fame Induction class. The two additional inductees that will make up the eight-person induction class will be selected by the Radio Hall of Fame Nominating Committee.

More than 600 industry members will receive a confidential ballot on Tuesday, June 22nd, to cast votes for up to six nominated individuals. The confidential ballot will be conducted by Votem.com, and overseen by Miller Kaplan‘s Andrew Rosen.

2022 Radio Hall of Fame inductees will be announced Monday, July 25th, and honored in-person at the 2022 Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, in Chicago.

THE 2022 RADIO HALL OF FAME NOMINEES TO BE VOTED ON BY INDUSTRY VOTING PANEL ARE (ALPHABETICAL BY FIRST NAME):

Bob Stroud-WDRV-FM / Chicago
Bobby O’Jay-WDIA -AM /Memphis (posthumous)
Broadway Bill Lee-WCBS-FM /New York
Carol Miller-WAXQ – FM / New York
Charles Laquidera-Boston
Chris “Mad Dog” Russo-SiriusXM
Dave Ross-KIRO – FM / Seattle
Diane Rehm-WAMU – FM / Washington DC
Dyana Williams-Philadelphia
Ellen K-KOST- FM / Los Angeles
John & Ken-KFI – AM /Los Angeles
Johnny Magic WXXL FM /Orlando
Kevin Matthews-Chicago
Larry Elder-Los Angeles
Laurie DeYoung-WPOC-FM /Baltimore
Lon Helton-Country Countdown USA
Matt Siegel- Boston
Mojo in the Morning-WKQI- FM/ Detroit
Pat St. John-Sirius XM
Pierre Robert-WMMR – FM/Philadelphia
Raul Brindis-KLTN-FM /Houston
Steven Van Zandt-SiriusXM
Suzyn Waldman-New York Yankees Radio Network (WFAN – A/F New York)
Walt “Baby” Love-Gospel Traxx

Kraig T. Kitchin, Co-Chairman, Radio Hall of Fame, commented: “We’ve made changes in 2022, to allow voting participants to vote for up to six nominees for induction, and limit the voting process to knowledgeable industry members. Listeners and industry members alike contributed more than 2500 suggestions for the Nominating Committee to consider in addition to their own considerations”.  

Dennis Green, Co-Chairman, Radio Hall of Fame, added: “The 2022 list of nominees for induction to the Radio Hall of Fame this year represents some of the most talented individuals in the history of our medium. This year’s nominees made their mark in a variety of formats from coast-to-coast and town-to-town up and down the dial. All 24 nominees are deserving of Hall of Fame recognition. These amazing radio stars help make radio special to millions of listeners and pave the way for future Hall of Fame talent.”

The Radio Hall of Fame was founded by the Emerson Radio Corporation in 1988. The Museum of Broadcast Communications took over operations in 1991. 

Townsquare Media Trusts WIZZFX for KNFM’s Station Imaging, Still No 1 for New Country in Permian Basin

Serving the Midland–Odessa metropolitan area of Texas, United States, and broadcasting at 100,000 watts, KNFM is it the largest FM station in the Permian Basin. 

And such a powerful station deserves a dream team of creatives, to not only maintain the momentum but propel the station into new radio branding heights.

WIZZFX delivered with a branding that left a mark.

“We’re bringing hot branding to Lonestar 92.3, making killer promos, sweepers and more that really connect with the listener” – WIZZFX Team.

“We’re a team of creatives at your disposal who love crafting top drawer audio for our clients. We’re your creative Swiss-Army Knife if you will”. WIZZFX is led by Chris Nicoll, an award-winning radio producer and sound designer, who founded the company in 2009.

“Sounding great! You guys are the best! Thank you!” – Robb Rose, Brand Manager of  Townsquare Media.

Find out more about WIZZFX at www.WIZZFX.com.

Listen to Lonestar 92.3 branding here:

New Jingles for Ekdom in the Morning- Radio 10 Netherlands

For the third time, Sonic Spring created custom made themes for Ekdom in the morning, with Gerard Ekdom at Dutch operated Radio 10.

4 Personality songs and 4 jingle ID’s that are full of energy, fresh, modern, funky, but have a retro old school vibe as well.

Here’s the demo (in Dutch). This package can be syndicated in any language for terrestrial and online radio or podcasts.

Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/sonicspring/ekdom-in-de-morgen-2022-radio-10-demo

SONIC SPRING is a boutique jingle company offering Jingles and imaging for stations and brands that want to break away from the herd. Founded by Maurice Verschuuren, with over 15 years of experience with the world’s industry leaders, finally there’s something DIFFERENT on the RADIO. Hear more at www.SonicSpring.com.

Flex Media Factory Expands with New Radio Commercials Online Services 

Flex Media Factory is a Dutch-based audiovisual production company, specialising in jingles, radio and tv commercials, retail radio, podcasting and voicecasting. In 2022, the company expanded with the launch of Voordelige Radio Commercials  http://www.voordeligeradiocommercials.nl/.

Voordelige Radio Commercials offers radio commercials for both the local, regional and national market, and this works completely online. This makes Voordelige Radio Commercials the only company in the Netherlands that allows the processing of the order for a radio commercial to take place completely online.

Available both in Dutch and English, Flex Media Factory continues its commitment to offer high quality, industry standard audio branding and production services:
– Radio commercials
– Voice casting
– Spoken and sung station imaging
– Sung powerintro’s
– Podcasting services
– Retail Radio 

Contact the team at www.FlexMediaFactory.com

Top Format is Top-of-Mind for Jingles with Radio Stations in Europe

From their state-of-the-art studios and headquarters in Haarlem, The Netherlands, to media devices in Europe and across the world, Top Format’s top notch production works are delivered and heard with just one purpose in mind, designing the finest audio for media companies and for listeners to enjoy.

This dedication for sound design is reflected with their investment in industry standard editing and recording studios, with emphasis on well roundedness and inclusivity as seen in this video of the Top Format Productions Haarlem headquarters launched during RadioDays 2022 in Malmö Sweden.

The new Hot AC jingles for the Norwegian chain of radio stations, Lokalradioene, are now on the air.

In all Norwegian regions, this packages completes the music format and strong audio branding for Lokalradioene, in a tailored sound: completely made in house at Top Format.

In Norway, also new on national P3, is the customized audio imaging for the radio show Golden Power Hour.

And the new custom package for the biggest Regional radio station Omrop Fryslân, is also playing on air. This custom made jingle package contains over 20 main cuts.

When it comes to jingles, even commercials and custom sound-design, get on board the Top Format dream team, hear more at www.TopFormat.com.

Imaging Blueprint’s New Free DAW Plugin is Creative Boost for Radio Producers, Voice Talents

Imaging Blueprint has released a new Reverb audio plugin designed for radio imaging and created with radio producers & voice overs in mind.

As part of Imaging Blueprint’s growing ‘Construction Series’ suite of plugins, the Construction Reverb is the latest in the series joining the Construction Compressor, Limiter and EQ plugins.

This plugin is a two-band algorithmic Reverb created for adding space and depth to voice-overs.

To get the Construction Reverb or any of their Plugins for free, go to https://imagingblueprint.com/plugins and fill out the contact form.

IB Construction Series – Reverb from Imaging Blueprint on Vimeo.

Timeless And Modern: PURE Jingles Delivered RTL 2 – Pop-Rock AC sound of 2022

RTL 2 unveils the Pop-Rock AC sound of 2022

I Love Rock ’n’ Roll! One of the songs expressing exactly what RTL 2 stands for: the  best Pop-Rock of yesterday & today. They just received another batch of jingles to fit  the core of the format while reinforcing a modern image.

PURE’s client relation manager Thomas Giger explains: “Playing the greatest hits of  all time means that the overall music composition on the station is largely constant.  Our goal is to surround these timeless classics with a sound that naturally fits the  music played, but which at the same time keeps the radio station in the present. A  contemporary sound creates a timeless brand – just like the music it features.”

Transitions

The general rules of radio programming apply to any radio format, so also to Pop Rock AC: “Flow remains to be a key element to achieve long Time Spent Listening,  which helps maintain a strong market share. Transitioning from song to song, every  segue needs to be flawless. That’s why also this update covers several transitions in  tempo and/or intensity. It gives the presenters more tools to work with.”

Magic

RTL 2’s production director and assistant program director, Christian Reynaud, adds:  “We work since almost 10 years now with the dedicated team of PURE Jingles. Since  we began, it’s been a constant evolution of the RTL 2 colour and spirit. A wonderful  co-creation. Every year, a new adventure. Always exciting, always inspiring. This new  package is once again an evolution; a rebirth of our radio. It’s a Kind of Magic.”

Listen to RTL 2 package here: https://soundcloud.com/purejingles/rtl2-2022

Listen to more audio here:https://purejingles.com/showcase?lr

Mid-West Family Broadcasting Chooses WIZZFX to Keep Momentum, Bring More Excitement to WQLQ On Air Sound 

Live 99.9 WQLQ (99.9 FM), a radio station licensed to Benton Harbor, Michigan  by Mid-West Family Broadcasting, has chosen WIZZFX to produce the station imaging.

The directive was straightforward to create on air sound for a station that plays fresh and current music.

“Modern effects, vocal samples and music cuts are all built to bring the energy and hype. Not only does that keep the imaging on point with current music production styles, but it also helps forward keep momentum and bring excitement to the station.” – WIZZFX Team.

“It’s not just a cookie-cutter production service. They listen and they deliver the sound I’m looking for”, says Bill Gamble, General Manager Mid-West Family South Bend.

Since being birthed in 2003, WIZZFX has been used worldwide across radio stations, podcasts and more. Sound design packages. Bespoke music. Fully produced custom branding. You ask, WIZZFX delivers!

Hear more by visiting www.WIZZFX.com.

29 Files Radio Production Sounds Effects Kit

Mixkit.co is one of the fastest growing media production web service, catering to producers for multimedia and the internet. For radio station producers and podcast creators, Mixkit is offering free 29 sound effects for radio production.

The files are covered by the Mixkit License.

Sound Effects under the Free license can be used in
YouTube videos
Social Media video posts
Online marketing ads
Educational Purposes
Music videos
Commercial projects
Filmmaking
Video games
TV & Radio broadcasts
CDs & DVDs

Items under the Mixkit Sound Effects Free License can be used in your commercial and non-commercial projects for free.

You are licensed to use the Item to create an End Product that incorporates the Item as well as other things, so that it is larger in scope and different in nature than the Item. You’re permitted to download, copy, modify, distribute and publicly perform the Sound Effect Items on any web or social media platform, in podcasts and in video games, as well as in films and presentations distributed on CDs, DVDs, via TV or radio broadcast or internet based video on demand services.

To download the files, visit https://mixkit.co/free-sound-effects/radio/

Reel2Media Takes Home Double Platinum At This Year’s Hermes Creative Awards

Recognizing outstanding work among creative professionals, this year saw the Hermes  Awards receive over 6500 entries from corporate marketing and communication  departments, advertising agencies and production companies across the globe.

Both Reel2Media submissions ‘North Pole Live’ – an Amazon Alexa Skill that allows users to  listen in on Santa’s workshop and Bali-based alternative wellness podcast, ‘Finding Feel  Good’ received the highest accolade – Platinum recognition.

Talking about the double win, CEO Anthony Gay said: “Only a small percentage of entrants  receive Platinum so it’s a great honor to be acknowledged at this level. Last year we also  had a double win of Platinum and Gold, so to go one better this year is fantastic! Finding Feel Good was the first-ever podcast for Reel2Media, and this Hermes Award marks the  series’ second accolade after winning an AVA Digital Award in February. To have received  this kind of recognition not once but twice for our debut project is truly amazing. As for North Pole Live, the skill proved to be extremely popular during the last festive season and as a  result, we have big expansion plans for it this year, so watch this space!” 

Reel2Media is a new audio content company from the team behind ReelWorld – a global  leader in audio branding with over 25 years’ experience working with the world’s biggest  radio stations on their imaging and jingles. ReelWorld provides station sound for thousands  of radio stations around the world including Z100 New York, BBC Radio 1, KIIS LA, and  Heart UK. Find out more at www.Reel2Media.com

Wisebuddah launch the new sound of BBC Newsbeat

BBC Newsbeat has a new sound, produced by Wisebuddah in collaboration with the BBC Popular Music Station Sound team.
 
The new identity incorporates a new 2 note “Newsbeat” sonic logo and it can be heard across BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Asian Network.
 
The new sound has been created to unify Newsbeat and the network with slick, modern production with a specific focus on maintaining energy and pace throughout.
 
Wisebuddah’s Managing Director Phil Tozer said: “Newsbeat is one of the world’s most iconic radio news programs. It feels particularly special to play a small part in radio history by producing a sound which matches the core values of the network. The music is rich, contemporary and designed to cover all styles of news story, whilst retaining the energy and gravitas of such a key part of the output.”
 
Matt Fisher, Lead Station Sound Producer at Radio 1, 1Xtra & Asian Network added: “The new package brings with it a change in format and a step into new sonic territory. It allows show teams on all 3 stations to transition effortlessly into and out of our news output like never before.”
 
Wisebuddah has also recently completed new full station rebrands for Nova (Australia), Virgin Radio Canada, ERF Jess (Germany) and Radio VLR (Denmark). Find more at www.wisebuddah.com.

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List of Ten Glitch Audio FX and Samples Sources

Audio production these days is constantly evolving and improving. Sound design and musicality, the standards are set high, and that is because every conceivable synth sound has been used and resampled to the point of burn out.

Call it a blessing or a curse, but this is a direct result of trends in production. They come, they go, and cycle repeats. Standing out is still a top priority, so if being on the cutting edge and uniqueness, and trendy is what you are looking for, the glitch trend will be here for a quite a while, and here is a list of glitch audio sound effects and samples sources.

1. Revealed FXs Tools V2 by Revealed Recordings – Revealed FX Tools Vol. 2 was designed to give you a creative edge. Split into 19 categories, you’ll discover a wide collection of Alarms, Clocks, Impacts, Wind-Ups, Lasers and so much more. Link here https://www.revealedrecordings.com/releases/revealed-fx-tools-vol-2

2. Revealed FXs Tools V1 by Revealed Recordings – wide collection of Alarms, Pops, Zippers, Squeaks, Toy sounds, and a fun selection of Human-made sounds for you to put an original spin on your next track. Link here https://www.revealedrecordings.com/releases/revealed-fx-tools-vol-1

3. Fissure – Glitch Drum Samples by ModeAudio – arsenal of drum machines, custom FX processors and cutting-edge plugins to good use in this release, bringing you a truly one-of-a-kind selection of driven, wacky and wondrous drum inspiration! Link here https://www.adsrsounds.com/product/presets/fissure-glitch-drum-samples

4. Glitch & Stutter FX by W.A. Productions – contains an incredible selection of analog sounds that you can use for a wide variety of purposes. This pack includes a mind-blowing collection of Beats, Clicks, Glitches, Stutters, Tones, and Zaps sure to liven up any track. Link here https://www.waproduction.com/sounds/view/glitch-and-stutter-fx

5. Ear Candy FX Toolkit by Black Octopus – No matter the style or genre of production you are working on, Ear Candy FX Toolkit by Bound to Divide is going to cover all of your FX needs, quick and easy. Link here https://www.adsrsounds.com/product/presets/black-octopus-sound-ear-candy-fx-toolkit-edm-samples

6. Glitch by Audiotent – wide range of modular synth patching techniques were utilised. Resulting in 107 sonically complex samples with diverse textures and grooves. Link here https://splice.com/sounds/audiotent/audiotent-glitch

7. Sitar FX by Zenhiser – Produced by one of Europe’s leading Sitar players means the edge of quality within this sample pack is second to none. 4GB of flawless, transcendental samples, drafted into folders by bpm and rhythm showcases this go to library for Sitar FX samples. Link here https://www.loopmasters.com/genres/147-India/products/11552-Sitar-FX/

8. Woulg – Glitch by Billegal Sounds – These sounds were created and curated by Woulg – the internationally acclaimed sound designer, producer, teacher, and plugin crafter from Montreal, CA. Link here https://splice.com/sounds/billegal-sounds/woulg-glitch

9. Vocal FX by Turbo Samples – In this collection you will find 100 unusual and abstract Vocal FX suitable for any genre. Link here https://www.samplesoundmusic.com/products/vocal-fx

10. Cinematic Sound FX Volume 3 by Ghosthack – Featuring 2.56GB worth of sounds across 11 categories: Whooshes, sub movements, synths, drones, whoosh hits, suck backs, impacts, horror SFX, foley SFX, downers and risers. Link here https://www.ghosthack.de/cinematic-sound-fx-3/

Audio production these days is constantly evolving and improving. Sound design and musicality, the standards are set high, and that is because every conceivable synth sound has been used and resampled to the point of burn out.

Call it a blessing or a curse, but this is a direct result of trends in production. They come, they go, and cycle repeats. Standing out is still a top priority, so if being on the cutting edge and uniqueness, and trendy is what you are looking for, the glitch trend will be here for a quite a while, and here is a list of glitch audio sound effects and samples sources.

1. Revealed FXs Tools V2 by Revealed Recordings – Revealed FX Tools Vol. 2 was designed to give you a creative edge. Split into 19 categories, you’ll discover a wide collection of Alarms, Clocks, Impacts, Wind-Ups, Lasers and so much more. Link here https://www.revealedrecordings.com/releases/revealed-fx-tools-vol-2

2. Revealed FXs Tools V1 by Revealed Recordings – wide collection of Alarms, Pops, Zippers, Squeaks, Toy sounds, and a fun selection of Human-made sounds for you to put an original spin on your next track. Link here https://www.revealedrecordings.com/releases/revealed-fx-tools-vol-1

3. Fissure – Glitch Drum Samples by ModeAudio – arsenal of drum machines, custom FX processors and cutting-edge plugins to good use in this release, bringing you a truly one-of-a-kind selection of driven, wacky and wondrous drum inspiration! Link here https://www.adsrsounds.com/product/presets/fissure-glitch-drum-samples

4. Glitch & Stutter FX by W.A. Productions – contains an incredible selection of analog sounds that you can use for a wide variety of purposes. This pack includes a mind-blowing collection of Beats, Clicks, Glitches, Stutters, Tones, and Zaps sure to liven up any track. Link here https://www.waproduction.com/sounds/view/glitch-and-stutter-fx

5. Ear Candy FX Toolkit by Black Octopus – No matter the style or genre of production you are working on, Ear Candy FX Toolkit by Bound to Divide is going to cover all of your FX needs, quick and easy. Link here https://www.adsrsounds.com/product/presets/black-octopus-sound-ear-candy-fx-toolkit-edm-samples

6. Glitch by Audiotent – wide range of modular synth patching techniques were utilised. Resulting in 107 sonically complex samples with diverse textures and grooves. Link here https://splice.com/sounds/audiotent/audiotent-glitch

7. Sitar FX by Zenhiser – Produced by one of Europe’s leading Sitar players means the edge of quality within this sample pack is second to none. 4GB of flawless, transcendental samples, drafted into folders by bpm and rhythm showcases this go to library for Sitar FX samples. Link here https://www.loopmasters.com/genres/147-India/products/11552-Sitar-FX/

8. Woulg – Glitch by Billegal Sounds – These sounds were created and curated by Woulg – the internationally acclaimed sound designer, producer, teacher, and plugin crafter from Montreal, CA. Link here https://splice.com/sounds/billegal-sounds/woulg-glitch

9. Vocal FX by Turbo Samples – In this collection you will find 100 unusual and abstract Vocal FX suitable for any genre. Link here https://www.samplesoundmusic.com/products/vocal-fx

10. Cinematic Sound FX Volume 3 by Ghosthack – Featuring 2.56GB worth of sounds across 11 categories: Whooshes, sub movements, synths, drones, whoosh hits, suck backs, impacts, horror SFX, foley SFX, downers and risers. Link here https://www.ghosthack.de/cinematic-sound-fx-3/

SPLAT! Radio Imaging’s Big News Splash for Radio Producers This Summer 2022

SPLAT! Radio Imaging announced its offering free summer radio imaging when you sign up for a free trial on their website.

SPLAT! offers an array of solutions to help you work smart and save time, from imaging libraries to custom production, jingles to voiceover, and so much more. SPLAT! is your total imaging and production solution.

The SPLAT! Team posted this recently:

The Summer of SPLAT! is on…and so is the SPLAT! Summer Special.  Find out how SPLAT! can help you save time, save money, and sound great!

Sign up now and get the entire summer free!  

Bundle two or more SPLAT! products and save even more.

It all starts with a free trial at https://www.splatonline.com/free-trial

Tokyo FM Celebrates Music of Haruki Murakami with new program Murakami Radio

TOKYO FM’s music program “Murakami RADIO” (last Sunday of every month from 19:00 to 19:55), in which the writer Haruki Murakami acts as a disc jockey.

Tokyo FM announced the success of its first broadcast of Murakami Radio, a new program celebrating the music of renowned artist Haruki Murakami, who also acts as the presenter. It airs every last Sunday of the month, 7 pm.

The show was piloted with the theme “The Haruki Murakami Library” from Makoto Wada Record Collection.

Murakami’s music has always been honored at the station as a live event, but this time Tokyo FM turned it into a regular program.

Mr. Murakami himself presents and talks about music at a studio built at the Waseda International House of Letters (commonly known as the Haruki Murakami Library), which opened in October last year.

The theme of this public recording is “From Makoto Wada Record Collection”. Makoto Wada, an illustrator who died in 2019, has a close relationship with Murakami and has worked on many bindings and illustrations for Murakami’s works.

This time, the station introduced the record collection that Mr. Murakami carefully selected from the huge number of records left by Mr. Wada and donated to Waseda University, along with valuable episodes and explanations

Jingles with good vibes for 100% NL

100% NL has completely renewed its audio branding with PURE Jingles. Positive  sounding AC jingles, matching ‘the best music of the Netherlands’ as the station’s positioning says.

“In order to keep up with new music trends, we want to regularly update the jingles,”  says Herbert Visser. Together with Carlo de Boer, he’s managing Dutch commercial  radio operator RadioCorp. “In November, PURE Jingles already contributed to the  launch of our soft-pop station Sunlite. The result of that good collaboration made  them the logical choice for us to also restyle our flagship.” Over 1 million listeners  tune in to 100% NL every week. 


Strategy
“One of the most important things you hear on a station is the jingle package,” radio  director Martijn Zuurveen explains. “Sound design creates the recognisability and a  nice feeling that you want to listen to. Completely matching with the target group of  young families that we reach. Our sonic branding supports the program & music strategy. Especially in his time, where ‘Nederpop’ (Dutch Pop) is loved.”

Result

“It is always a great and beautiful moment to renew our jingles”, radio coordinator  Raoul Schram adds. He supervised the project on behalf of 100% NL. “After the initial  briefing, we were able to provide suggestions for perfections. PURE Jingles handles  feedback very well and has 20 years of experience. They know what they are talking  about and that is a great way of working. And they always deliver quality. We now  also have the best jingles in the Netherlands.”

Listen to the demo here:

Listeners Send Appreciation for Inclusivity in Tokyo FM Radio Program

Tokyo FM’s mission transcends beyond entertainment and information, the station touches lives and the community. And this is even truer today, as radio host Takuya Kimura, shared a message from a teenage listener who was inspired by the program “Takuya Kimura Flow supported by GYAO”.

This month, a teenager who is suffering from stuttering, shared this message.

“The other day, I sent a message about stuttering. Thank you for reading the last time! I had a hard time living with stuttering, but Mr. Kimura’s words saved my heart and I decided to do more and more.”

“I hope I can overcome it. Thank you for giving me such kind words! “, says an 18 year old female listener who also suffers from the same disorder.

“I have had stuttering since I was a child, and like this person, I really love talking, but I can’t speak because I’m afraid of getting stuck (in words).” – from another listener.

“There are a lot of things that are painful, painful, and regrettable, so I can understand the feelings,” said another radio listener.

“Mr. Kimura’s encouragement touched my heart very much. Thank you! I hope that the program will encourage more people with stuttering all over the country,” said a 53 year old woman from Tokyo.

Kimura said, “I’m very happy that (listeners) are connected through this radio. I would be happy if you could make (this program) a place for exchanging opinions.

TOKYO FM “Takuya Kimura Flow supported by GYAO!” started airing this month and broadcasts everyday Saturday.

Modern Sung Jingles for Glam Radio from LFM Audio

New trending Glamorous Sung Jingles from LFM Audio

LFM Audio composes Modern Sung Jingles for Glam Radio to ensure they have a trending sonic sound on the airwaves – 6 Themes with multiple cuts for just $2899.

These Sung Jingles are now available to be customised and resung for your station in either English or German for just $699 one time cost.

Make your station sing with LFM Audio, visit https://www.lfmaudio.com/glam-radio/

Listen to the package here:

Watch behind the scenes here: https://youtu.be/4bC_xTgM_28

New Dutch Sing-Along In The Making: This Is Joe

Joe 70s & 80s is a new national radio station that went on air at the beginning  of this month via DAB+ in the Netherlands. The station called on BRANDY  for its sound – and the result is a contemporary package that perfectly  matches the music of the 70s and 80s. The music was originally composed  for Joe in Belgium; so, the tracks for Joe 70s & 80s received new vocals and  a very catchy ‘This is Joe!’ sonic logo. 

DPG Media Nederland, which also owns Qmusic, started the new national channel on 1 May via DAB+. Joe 70s & 80s plays classics and hits from those 2 decades.

From ABBA to ZZ Top, from George Michael to Michael Jackson, and from Prince  to Queen … the station focuses on the time when disco, funk, soul and rock reigned supreme.

The jingles for Joe 70s & 80s are a customized production of jingles from the ‘Joe  All the Way’ packages, which were produced for the station of the same name in Belgium.

Have a listen to the aircheck here:

Visit the Brandy Jingles website: https://www.brandy-jingles.com

SOB Audio Imaging Launches Massive 2022 Jingle Package for Radio Gelderland

Radio Gelderland, Holland’s biggest regional public broadcaster, commissioned a massive new jingle package from SOB: 35 cuts!

The station is strongly rooted in the province of Gelderland, which has a brilliant history with some of the most professional and notorious pirate stations!

Radio Gelderland offers a lot of spoken word programming but is also known for its strong music content, with a big focus on the 70s and 80s. So keywords for the new package were: proud, feelgood, warm, a touch of nostalgia and instant recognizability!

SOB AUDIO IMAGING is an audio and music production company based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, founded in 1996. The company creates sound & music for advertising and branding, they produce station imaging & station ID jingles for radio and tv stations, they create radio and tv commercials, and the team sells imaging libraries & production libraries and offer state-of-the-art audio postproduction, recording and editing/mastering facilities.

Clients include radio & TV stations all over Europe, advertising agencies, commercial production companies, advertisers, broadcast consultants and record companies including Apple, Samsung, ATAG, Heineken, Mentos, HP and Hasbro. Learn more at www.sob.nl

Capital of Media’s New My Radio 2022 Package Turns up the Feel Good

Capital of Media presents ‘My Radio 2022’, a fresh Modern AC package that brings a smile to the sound of your radio station.

Created with the authentic style of jingles, complimented with today’s audio engineering and effects.

My Radio 2022 contains 15 cuts including a Top of Hour, news, weather, traffic and 10 IDs.

Capital of Media helps brands, radio and television stations/programs develop and deliver audio in any way imaginable.

Their work can be heard every day on national, regional and local stations and on every popular podcast platform.

Capital of Media has a team of 10 members and a permanent team of freelancers who do one thing every day: making #audioforpeoplewholoveaudio in the broadest sense of the word.

Visit https://capitalofmedia.com/