This page contains various montages of radio IDs available for download. I first became interested in jingles when I was at school, fascinated that someone somewhere was going to all the trouble of creating these tiny (if occasionally cheesy) mini-songs.
How it all began: my interview with David Stafford on BBC Radio 4's Home Truths (September 2005)
Here's a home-produced audio documentary explaining my jingle fascination.
The world's jingle capital is Dallas, Texas, and I especially like the rich complex harmonies they produce there: here's an example from my favourite production company, JAM Creative Productions singing a specially-composed accapella jingle: "Geoff Barton".
Fellow obsessives might also like to hear my life-story in a song: "It's Nice Knowing Geoff".
Hear the first jingles I ever bought, back in my adolescent hospital radio days: SoundSonics from Tapetrix
Listen to the various jingles produced for me over the years by JAM: Barton sung jingles
Here's the origin of my jingle collecting history (and the the mystery of Bob Dinan): Jingle Origins
Updated when he remembers, this is where legendary jingle collector Bob Dinan rants, raves and reminisces about the wonderful world of jingles. If you're new to the obscure tradition of radio IDs, here's where to start: The Bob Dinan Jingle Podcast
In February 2014 Bob visited the greatest jingle company in the world, JAM Creative Productions. Here's his report with lots of links to audio resources and photographs.
To visit the websites of the world's best-known jingle producers, take a look at
JAM Creative Productions
Tony Griffin ReelWorld
RadioScape Zone Radio Imaging
Kissville Groove Addicts
M-Edge Productions Brandy IQ Beats
Bespoke Music Ignite Jingles
THE BARTON JINGLE ARCHIVE ...
A taste of why some of us like jingles so much. Brace yourself:
1: A 9-minute driving mix
2: Mellow JAM Montage
3: A 10-minute history of Radio 1 IDs
4: A jingle montage from WABC, New York
5: 10 "legal" (top of the hour) IDs
6: Jingles from the City of Brotherly Love
7: December 24 montage
8: A tribute to legendary collector, Bob Dinan
9: A Spring mix
10: A long mix of long jingles. (Be warned it's a 28-minute 26MB file)
11: A collection of "incredibly perfect segues"
12: A May mix
13: Long weekend mix
14: Montage 16
15: Montage 17
16: "Now That's What I Call Jingles"
17: Montage 19
18: My Birthday montage 20
Looking for new montages? Take a look at
the Bob Dinan Jingle Podcast where you can hear Bob's jingle samples updated a couple of times a week.
LINKS TO OTHER COLLECTORS' SITES ...
The Bob Dinan Jingle Podcast
Media Preservation Society