Welcome to JingleSamplers.com! On this site you'll be
able to listen to and/or download some great-quality radio
jingle montages containing cuts from
PAMS of Dallas and
other legendary jingle companies. Except as noted, these samplers were originally
complied by jingle aficionado Ken
Deutsch of Ken R LLC fame.
This site was created and is maintained by
to Greg Clancy and the folks at
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Note from Ken Deutsch
Dear jingle fans:
I know that many of you are very interested in
obtaining particular jingle packages or CDs from my
catalogue. In 2005 I retired from selling and
trading jingles. Even though I get frequent requests
via e-mail and phone from collectors, I must
politely decline each one.
However, there is some good news. Ted Tatman, my
friend and the man who set up this site, may be able
to help you. Instead of contacting me, I suggest you
write to Ted at
I am always available to identify unknown jingles or
to answer any questions about jingles or collecting,
but if you wish to obtain specific jingles, Ted is
the guy to talk to. Thanks!
PS: My two jingle books are available as e-downloads
www.kendeutsch.com, so if you missed out on
purchasing a hard copy, check out the electronic
versions which have been expanded with extra
material and pictures.
January 30, 2016:
Added Ken Deutsch's "And Now Ladies and
Gentlemen..." short story to the main page.
November 22, 2015:
Added Morgan Cunningham's "Oldies Come To Life"
audio interview with Ken R
name is Ken Deutsch, but for years I was known as
Ken R, president of Ken R. LLC. From 1980 through
2000, I owned a recording studio in Toledo, Ohio
that produced resings of PAMS jingles for clients
around the world. However, my inspiration was always
the original PAMS of Dallas, which produced
exceptional jingles between roughly 1960-1974.
(Today PAMS Productions is owned by my friend, Jon
Wolfert. You can get the full story at
But before I owned the studio, I was a jingle
collector or "jingle freak" as some people put it.
That meant I would beg and borrow jingles from
friends, radio stations or DJs and get analog (and
sometimes hissy) dubs of them. I started collecting
in about 1964, but didn't know anyone else did this
until about 1970 when Jon and I began corresponding.
You mean there are OTHER folks who collect these?
A small group of us used to exchange what we called
"sampler" tapes, which featured the best of our new
acquisitions in montage form. Jon Wolfert, Ken
Justiss, Ron Harris and a few other crazies were the
best at assembling these. I began putting together
my own "mix tapes," and had great fun with it.
In 1980 I lucked into an unusual purchase. I won't
go into the details here because the story is told
in my various books, but suffice it to say I ended
up with over 3000 reels of primo PAMS jingles from
the company itself, including the instrumental
that time I have continued to put together these
"samplers," for my own amusement and for the
amusement of a few friends. Now, through this wacky
thing called the Internet, I am able to share them
with a wider audience. I do not sell these samplers;
they are free to all who wish to enjoy them with me.
(I do sell electronic copies of my jingle books
through Kindle, available at
If you enjoy PAMS jingles, or even jingles from
other producers, have fun! If you REALLY like PAMS
jingles, buy some from Jon Wolfert at
And please feel free to write me with any comments
Formerly known as "Ken R."
Former radio "personality"
Former TV director
Former jingle magnate
Current writer and advocate for the hearing-impaired
And Now, Ladies and Gentlemen…
By Ken Deutsch
first day on the air was at WCBN(AM), the carrier
current student station at the University of
Michigan, but one heard only in the dorms and
student union. In 1969, I was 18. I had a lot more
hair, and even a spotty beard and moustache. With my
granny glasses I looked like John Lennon, but less
handsome and with far less talent. There must have
been tens of people listening to WCBN then, which
was just as well. Cousin Brucie was in no danger
from the likes of me.
My "training" consisted of watching an experienced
DJ named Dave Cook shout his show from about from
12:45 p.m. until 1 p.m. when it was my turn. He
believed that if the entire show pegged the VU
meter, it would be louder on the air. Actually that
was not true, but "The Dave Cook Show" (or as he
referred to it, "Shut Up and Listen") was certainly
quite distorted so he should get credit for that.
His theme song, played at the start and end of his
show, was "I’m a Man" by Chicago. Subtlety was not
his strong suit.
My two hours on the radio went by like a
bullet-train. The aircheck of that day is
embarrassing for me to listen to because I tried so
hard to sound like a disk jockey that it seemed like
I was about to puke, which I probably was. I managed
to avoid major gaffes, but certainly did not add
anything of merit to the station that day, or ever.
My lack of talent in this field of endeavor didn't
stop me from plugging away as a small-time
professional radio DJ for another seven years at
various commercial stations in Michigan and Ohio. I
was not the worst jock on WCBN; that honor was
reserved for another chap who will remain nameless.
This guy had an identity problem as he used a
different air name every day.
My immense ego at the time was totally unjustified
by my low level of expertise. In other words, I
thought I was filet mignon on a hot platter, but I
was just cold Cheez Whiz on a paper plate.
Ken R Jingle CD List
This list is presented for historical and references
Ken is no longer selling these discs.
Remembering The Parmas
and Judy Parma were two of the mainstays of
Dallas Jingledom. Judy was one of the most accurate
and versatile singers in town, and she also wrote
vocal arrangements for JAM vocal sessions. She
probably sang on more jingles than anyone in Dallas
due to her longevity and popularity with producers.
Tom Parma (2004)
husband Tom started in the production department,
editing tape with a razor blade. He moved up into
sales and had at least two of his own production
companies over the years. Little known fact: Tom was
often the "Yosemite Sam" voice on those novelty cuts
in PAMS series 29. Both of the Parmas were sweet
people, easy to talk to and fun. Unfortunately they
both died of cancer within a few days of each other
in December, 2014.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Tom and Judy in
the early 2000s for one of my books, and we are
reprinting that chapter
(PDF reader required).
you're interested in the stories behind the jingles,
check out my other books right