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Don Worsham has written THE HITS BETWEEN THE HITS: THE HISTORY OF ID JINGLES. This book takes you into the jingle industry's infancy, exploring many of the jingle companies from their humble beginnings through the nineteen ninties. This book is a must-have for every jingle collector. In addition, the book includes a bonus CD containing audio examples of many jingle productions! Priced at $37.50 (plus shipping), you will enjoy this addition to your library.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 Why Dallas?
2 "The Maverick Of Radio"
3 KLIF-1190 20
4 PAMS 22
5 Tom Merriman 25
6 TOP 40 RADIO 29
7 Commercial Recording Corporation (CRC)
8 Johnson and Siday 35
9 Competiton: CRC and PAMS 40
10 1956: Durrett Productions 46
11 IMN: 1958 49
12 Syndication: Nashville, LA and New York City in 1958 51
13 CRC and PAMS 1958 56
14 FUTURESONIC: 1958 59
15 PAMS and CRC: 1959 CHANGES 63
16 1960 67
17 John Pepper: Memphia 73
18 Jingle Recording Studios of the 1960s 76
19 How To Create A Jingle Package 81
20 The Early 60s 85
21 Peter Frank: The New Guy 90
22 The New Dallas 96
23 Trouble at FUTURESONIC 100
24 Peter Frank: The King of Jingles 105
25 The Year: 1963 108
26 New York and Los Angeles changes by 1963 113
27 Pepper Grows 115
28 PAMS and WABC 118
29 PFO ULLMAN: The Finish 121
30 1964-1965: Changes and New Companies 123
31 Boss Radio 137
32 Modern Country Radio 143
33 After Boss and Country: Changes in Dallas 145
34 A new SPOT 154
35 The Start of TM PRODUCTIONS
36 Acapellas Jingles, Cracks at PAMS and The "X" Dimension:
How To Play A Studio 161
37 Ten Tracks and Grids 167
38 TOTAL SOUND and the end of CRC 170
39 IRI and MCI 172
40 End of SPOT 174
41 Ed and Peggy Davis: SHOWCASE PRODUCTIONS of Dallas 178
42 Into the 70s: TM and PAMS 180
43 DRAKE and TM - Radio Changes in the 70s 187
44 The Independents: Coming and Going 190
45 TOTAL SOUND and GWIN SOUND 192
46 PAMS: Early 70s 196
47 1970s: Jon Wolfert; CENTURY 21; Dick Starr; Jodie Lyons; PARMA PRODUCTIONS 212
48 Pepper Tanner, William B. Tanner, Thunder Productions,
The Sundance Organization and Chris Kershaw 219
49 JAM 223
50 The End Of An Era: PAMS is sold 228
51 Into the 1980s: JAM 235
52 Into the 1980s: PEPPER TANNER and WILLIAM B. TANNER
53 Into the 1980s: CENTURY 21 247
54 Into the 1980s: TM PRODUCTONS 250
55 Into the 1980s: Jodie Lyons, Toby Arnold, Tuesday Productions,
Peters Productions, Gwinsound, Otis Conner, Johnny Mann, FirstCom,
KershawWest, Hugh Heller and FairWest 256
56 Into the 1980s: The End of The Syndicated Format and The Beginning of Satellite Radio 269
57 Into the 1980s: KenR Inc, Ken R. Deutsch, WAY Radio and Ben Freedman 273
58 Into the 1990s: JAM; Who owns PAMS?; Century 21 and TM Productions merge 281
59 Into the 1990s: JAM 288
60 Into the 1990s: Thompson Creative, Ben Freedman Productions,
Regal Studios and Tony Griffin Productions 290
61 Into the 1990s: Los Angeles and Seattle 301
62 Who Owns PAMS settled 307
63 Radio in the 1990s and 21st Century 312
64 The Top Ten Best Jingles Ever Made 318
65 Where Are The Old Jingles? 320
66 The New Millennium 323
Post Script: Passings 325
Suggested Readings 326
The book's full TABLE OF CONTENTS may be downloaded here in AdobeAcrobat format.
About The Author:
Don Worsham is an independent mixer, audio engineer and audio consultant based in Los Angeles. He has been active in the entertainment industry since 1966. Los Angeles has been his home since 1977. Don's work as an audio mixer for television has earned him 6 Emmy Awards and 25 Emmy nominations.
Rolling Stone Live Rolling Stones "Licks World Tour"* HBO
*(2003 Emmy Nomination)
2003 Grammy Awards CBS
Fox Live New Years Eve FOX
Tim McGraw "Sing Me Home" CBS
Miss AMERICA ABC
Music In High Places MTV/Direct
Radio has always been in Don's blood. His first job was as an unpaid announcer at non-commercial WICR radio in Indianapolis in 1964. He was to go on in 1965 to work at WFMS, one of the first stereo FM broadcasters in the United States and WSMJ in Greenfield, Indiana (now WZPL).
He attended Ball State University in Muncie Indiana from 1966 to 1968. While there, he majored in Radio and Television studying under Dr.Darrell Wible. He was a member of the team that started WAGO, a campus carrier current AM radio station. While attending Ball State, he worked weekends at Top-40 WERK then under the direction of Bill (Poorman) Shirk.
A change in major at Ball State led Don to finish out the college years of 1968-1970 at Indiana University where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Business. During this two-year period he worked as a news photographer at WISH-TV in Indianapolis and at WIUS, the commercial campus AM carrier current station in Bloomington, Indiana.
During his college years, and after, he remained active with community radio in Indianapolis.
In 1970, Don started working as an audio mixer and audio engineer for National Teleproductions, an Indianapolis based television facility company and program producer. This turn away from radio to "Radio With Pictures" was the result of his radio experience, technical knowledge of audio and his experience at WISH-TV.
Radio jingles have always been an interest of Dons. This grew out of the synergy of radio and Don's interest in music. He is classically trained on trumpet. His musical background has served him well. Over half of his work includes recording and mixing music for television.
In conversations with Tracy Carman, Executive Director of the Media Preservation Foundation, it was clear that most of the information concerning the ID industry was verbal, an oral history, and seemed to contain as much contradiction as fact and a lot of missing pieces.
It was no accident that Don, after a job in Dallas in 1992, had additional time on his hands. This started the ten year long research project that was to become "The Hits Between The Hits".