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 by and is maintained by
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!
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?
collectors Ken Deutsch and Ken Justiss (June 1972)
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.
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
Ken R Jingle CD List
This list is presented for historical and references
Ken is no longer selling these discs.
Bruce Collier at the console working a jingle
session in 1970. Pat Appleson, who was visiting
PAMS to supervise the recording of his station's
jingles, remembers: "For a console not
located in NY or LA, this had a LOT of knobs on
it. As I recall it was a Telefunken with four
busses. At the time these were branded with the
Neumann Logo & sold in the USA by Gotham Audio.
Lots of EQ was available and Bruce the Engineer
told me that he usually put just two or three db
at 3.6k on the vocal mikes. I think the reverb
was an EMT 140 plate, it sounded full, sweet.
The round buttons on the bottom were PFL's that
he used as solos on the vocals. In the photo
above he's checking three vocal mikes at once to
hear if they all start singing at the same time.
The full chain was a tube Neumann U-47 on the
girls & a tube Telefunken U-47 on the guys. I
don't know if that was for any special sonic
reason or they just happened to have one of
each. Then for the bass singer [Jim Clancy] in
the corner of the room, a RCA 77-DX in mint
condition. Man this guy had a deep voice! All
mikes ran directly into the console and hit a
transformer and then transistor electronics. [I
may be incorrect about the solid state, but I
don't recall the console heating up.] Then the
signal went to the tape deck, and on repro, back
thru the console into McIntosh Laboratories
MC-275's. These of course were huge 75 watt amps
that drove four Altec Model 604 coaxial drivers
in stock enclosures above the studio window and
approx. five feet from your ears. Warm full
sound. No problem!"