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 Ted Tatman.

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What's New

June 11, 2016: Added three Radio World articles from Ken Deutsch: The Golden Age Of Jingles, Got A Jingle Question? and JAM Makes Jingles All The Time.

May 26, 2016: Added Ken Deutsch's Early Jingle Collecting article.

April 3, 2016: Added Johnny Lizard's WORM Stories.

Previous "What's New" Entries

A 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 former 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 ted@tedtatman.com.

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 through 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.

About Primary Contributor Ken Deutsch

Ken Deutsch (2015)

My 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 www.PAMS.com.)

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? Cool!

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 (backing) tracks.

Since 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 www.kendeutsch.com.)

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 Dallas!

And please feel free to write me with any comments or suggestions!

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

My 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
[PDF format]
This list is presented for historical and references purposes. Ken is no longer selling these discs.
Remembering The Parmas

Tom 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)

Her 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 here (PDF reader required).

If you're interested in the stories behind the jingles, check out my other books right here.

Ken Deutsch
December, 2014


Anthony Cullen's JAM Sampler Added August 1, 2012
Apogee 70s PAMS Sampler Added August 10, 2012
Best of Heller Sampler Added April 4, 2012
Big One Sampler Added March 20, 2012
Big Two Sampler
Added March 20, 2012
Da Bomb Sampler Added March 22, 2015
Great Singin' Great Swingin' Sampler Added July 26, 2014
Hamiltonian Sampler Added April 4, 2012
Hamiltonian II Sampler Added June 30, 2013
Hamiltonian III Sampler Added July 8, 2013
Have You Heard Sampler Added March 20, 2012
Hellerography Volume I Added July 20, 2013
In Search of...Historic PAMS Added March 25, 2012
Jingle Book Companion Sampler Added March 20, 2012
Ken R LLC January 2000 Medley
Added March 25, 2012
Ken R LLC Christmas 1992-1993 Sampler Added October 13, 2013
Ken R LLC Christmas 1994 Sampler Added October 24, 2012
Ken R LLC Christmas 1995 Sampler
Added October 15, 2013
Ken R LLC Christmas 1996 Sampler
Added March 25, 2012
Ken R LLC Christmas 1997 Sampler
Added March 25, 2012
Ken R LLC Christmas 1998 Sampler
Added June 20, 2012
Ken R LLC Christmas 1999 Sampler Added March 25, 2012
Ken R LLC Dan Asvitt's Last Assortment Montage Added October 24, 2012
Ken R LLC Montage 2000
Added October 24, 2012
Linden Wade Jingle Samplers
Added June 4, 2013
Living End Jingle Sampler
Added March 21, 2012
Long and Short Jingle Sampler
Added March 19, 2012
Michael Neff Jingle Samplers
Updated May 13, 2012
Monster Sampler
Added March 25, 2012
Norman B's Extravaganza Sampler
Added April 3, 2012
Norman B's Mini-Samplers
Added April 22, 2012
Not PAMS Sampler
Added March 19, 2012
Other Voices Non-PAMS Sampler
Added July 17, 2014
PAMS 60th Anniversary Sampler
Added April 3, 2012
PAMS 806 Sampler
Added March 20, 2012
PAMS Fan Sampler Added March 18, 2012
PAMS Forever! Sampler
Added May 19, 2013
PAMS Jingle Sampler
Added April 22, 2012
PAMS Mosaic Sampler
Added July 1, 2013
PAMS Planet
Added March 25, 2012
PAMS Songbook Sampler
Added March 21, 2012
Ten Year Reunion Sampler
Added March 20, 2012
Tracy Carman's Multiple Music Power Sampler Added March 25, 2012
WABC From The Vault Added February 27, 2016
We Pause For Station Identification Sampler Added January 1, 2013
Where Jingles Come to Play Sampler Added March 25, 2012
Wizard by Heller Added August 1, 2013
Your Short Attention-Span Jingle Show Volume I Added July 5, 2013
Your Short Attention-Span Jingle Show Volume II Added July 5, 2013
Your Short Attention-Span Jingle Show Volume III Added July 20, 2013
Your Short Attention-Span Jingle Show Volume IV Added July 20, 2013


Adult Contemporary Jingles Demo CD Added February 24, 2013
Country 2000 Demo CD Added February 24, 2013
Demo Masters Volume I CD Added February 24, 2013
Demo Masters Volume II CD Added February 24, 2013
Demo Masters Volume III CD Added February 24, 2013
Demo Masters Volume IV CD Added February 24, 2013
IDCD-1 Demo CD Added February 23, 2013
IDCD-2 Demo CD Added October 23, 2015
Oldies Power! Demo CD Added February 23, 2013
Power-Pellas Demos Added February 23, 2013
Pro-Pak Demos Added February 23, 2013
Retail 2K Demo CD Added February 24, 2013
Today and Yesterday Demo CD Added February 24, 2013


Behind the Scenes at PAMS Added March 25, 2012
Ben Freedman's World of Jingle University Added May 7, 2013
Ben Freedman WLVL Interview Added May 5, 2013
Early Jingle Collecting Article Added May 26, 2016
Golden Age of Jingles Added June 11, 2016
Got A Jingle Question? Added June 11, 2016
Jingle Network Interview with Ken Deutsch Added October 24, 2012
Interview with JAM's Jonathan Wolfert Added May 6, 2013
JAM Makes Jingles All The Time Added June 11, 2016
Ken R Videos Added December 13, 2012
Much More Wonderful WORM Added February 27, 2016
NAB-RAB Radio Promos Added April 22, 2012
NAB 1994 Sound of Your Life Jingles Added April 22, 2012
Oldies Come To Life Ken R Interview Added November 22, 2015
PAMS Bible Added December 24, 2013
Photos Added December 13, 2012
Session 2000 Added March 26, 2012
The Hellers Album Added July 5, 2013
WORM Stories Added April 3, 2016
WLNG 1988 PAMS Jingle Assortment Added March 16, 2014
Wonderful WORM Radio Added March 25, 2012


WAKY, Louisville Tribute Site
WCSC, Charleston Tribute Site
WKLO, Louisville Tribute Site
LKYRadio.com (Louisville and Lexington Radio Tribute Site)
WQAM, Miami Tribute Site
WTMA, Charleston Tribute Site

For more information on PAMS jingles, go to the PAMS Website.
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