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). More recently, I spoke to BBC Radio Suffolk's Mark Murphy about my interest in American jingles (November 2012). And here's a home-produced audio documentary explaining my jingle fascination and the different versions of different jingles.
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'. In February 2014, a conversation in Dallas, sitting at the piano with JAM's Jon Wolfert, led from the spontaneous idea of a jingle melody which builds to a complete resing of a PAMS jingle to create 'The Geoff Barton Love Songs Show'.
Fellow obsessives might also like to hear my life-story in a song: "It's Nice Knowing Geoff".
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.
To visit the websites of the world's best-known jingle producers, take a look at
THE BARTON JINGLE ARCHIVE ...
A taste of why some of us like jingles so much. Brace yourself:
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.