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
for our JingleSamplers.com acapella. Hear it on demand here:
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 JAM/PAMS in
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
Ken R Jingle CD List
This list is presented for historical and references
Ken is no longer selling these discs.
"Most jingle fans are familiar with the numbered PAMS series
(1-49) and a few of the named packages such as Philadelphia
Story (1972) and Solid Rock (1971). But to get the entire
picture, one must also experience the many custom packages,
grids and even not-for-broadcast works that were created between
1960-1978. This sampler was designed to fill in some of the
missing spaces in the mosaic.
"Over the last ten years, we have lost many of the people who
toiled so hard to make these jingles sparkle back in the day.
During assembly of this sampler, death claimed one of the most
gifted, Chris Kershaw. He was 62, just about my age. Chris was
one of the first of a new generation of people coming up in the
late 60s and early 70s, and he was equally adept at arranging,
playing various instruments and singing. His work graced some of
the best PAMS and JAM packages of that era, and he also started
several companies of his own. If life is a mosaic, Chris was a
very colorful piece.
"By the way, I mentioned the grid packages that PAMS created.
These were custom packages that took advantage of multi-track
recording in a unique way. Between the years of approximately
1968 and 1970, a custom-designed 10-track recorder was employed
at PAMS so that a handful of instrumental tracks could be sung a
number of ways on various layers. With clever mixing and
editing, a station was able to get dozens of variations on a
theme. Many of these packages were written by Bob Piper and Marv
Shaw, two men who also are no longer with us. Engineer Bruce
Collier mixed many of these packages, getting a lot of sound out
of a limited number of tracks.
"This sampler features exclusively PAMS material, with a couple
of exceptions. One spoken line having to do with 'drums' came
from the JAM archive, and a few comedy bits came from a record
called "Chaos" by Arbogast and Ross (1959)."