Wednesday, September 29, 2010

WFIL Philadelphia Survey Jan 15 1968

Another fine WFIL survey from early 1968. Click to enlarge, audio version here.

Nashville My Hometown PAMS Record and More

I wondered if there was a Nashville version of the My Home Town song from PAMS. Turns out a friend of mine had the record! Click here to listen.

WKDA didn't sell the whole concept, but they did sell the B side of the record. Here's the story of Elm Hill Bill.

PAMS jingle company has a page with more examples. And here are a few more versions,

Portland Maine, Louisville Kentucky, and Austin Texas.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

KCBQ San Diego Survey March 29, 1964

Just in time for John Lennon's birthday, Timmy sends us the KCBQ survey from March 19, 1964. Click to enlarge, audio version is here.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

PAMS Winston-Salem My Hometown Record

Here's a slice of retro for you. PAMS jingle company in Dallas made this generic song available to local radio stations around the country in the 60's. The station would find a local sponsor, write some lyrics, and presto!, a local hit.

There were over a hundred localized versions of this record, all recorded in Dallas. Radio Use Only blog has an amazingly complete story for you to read.

Bonus retroness: Thalhimer's Department Store was the local sponsor for this record through the local Top 40 station 1380 WTOB. Here's where you might have stumbled upon this record back then.