Bill Meeks was
president of PAMS from its inception in 1951 until the end of
its original existence in 1978. But even after PAMS closed,
Meeks continued to produce jingles for radio and TV under
various corporate names including (illegally) "PAMS."
Below are links to
some of his radio ID packages including what he called (for a
while anyway), Series 50 (a.k.a. "Upper Mods"). (The original
incarnation of PAMS had series numbered up through 49.) You'll
hear the test mixes for this package, and then the final demo
with more jingles. It is not known if any of the stations in
these packages actually ran these jingles on the air.
Then for a rather
strange package, Meeks brought in a mostly-new group of singers,
to a new studio, to sing some of his illegally obtained PAMS
series tracks for a minor station in the Monroe/Detroit,
Michigan area, WTWR.
"Boss of the
Beach" was another post-PAMS jingle series written and produced
by Bill Meeks, using an all-male vocal group that included
former PAMS singer Dan Alexander. Meeks used a Synclavier, an
early digital synthesizer. You can read more about this unusual
This KMPC package
was created at the height of the disco craze and featured
vocalists Trella Hart and Johnny Hooper, along with a small
group. Trella had sung for PAMS, TM, Showcase, Pepper, Gwinsound
and many other Dallas companies. Johnny Hooper was at this point
in the early stages of his jingle career, but he would go on to
be one of the top session vocalists and guitar players in Dallas
for the next 30 years.