I pulled a Campus FM off air montage last night, I caught Jimmy Jam on the air from 5-7 pm. He was having this cut-by-the-vocals ‘syndrome’ which is of course common among DJs. It was like at the top of the 5 pm drive when Jimmy Jam introed a Linkin Park song only to be caught by the vocals. I am always been a big fan of Jimmy Jam, but I believe the guy has an excellent talent in reinventing himself. Not because he was absent for a while in a CHR radio, but his style is just so 90s. (I’m sorry)
Big deep voices on the radio are not obsolete, they sound best in promos and liners. These days, what sells and cuts through in DJing are the boy-next door type of DJ voices. Gone are the days of the old Rick Dees or Casey Casem style of disc jockeying, so I should say my dear friend should reinvent himself.
Not in a way, that he should sound like a 16 year old kid. It’s just that the usual DJing stuff just don’t cut it anymore.
Anyway, I’d like to commend 99.5 Campus FM for a having a decent radio station imaging. Nothing beats a simple non-processed voiceover liners that say the words “99.5 Campus FM Is The Number One Hit Music Station in Metro Manila”. The traffic promo was nicely done, just lengthy though.
Check out the aircheck here.
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Not being a devil’s advocate, just want to hear the best sounds on Philippine radio. After all, that’s what we are known to be — good talent.
Jesse McCartney is surely stripping off his teeny boppy appeal with his latest single called “Leavin”. “Leavin” is a rhyhtmic pop music track that’s sure to be a big hit this summer here in the Philippines. In the U.S. the Jesse McCartney song is slowly gaining more frequent rotations in the spring playlist.
The video for Leavin has indeed made Jesse McCartney leave his cutie approach with sexy scenes. The song Leavin itself is also a testament of McCartney’s drive to get into more mature music making. In fact, you can hardly hear traces of the old Jesse McCartney sound which I found awfully resembling Aaron Carter or his brother Nick.
Check out the video or better yet add an mp3 widget of this new song for your Facebook, Myspace or Friendster here. If your station has not been playing this song lately, well, you better do.
Get MP3 widget code of Leavin by Jesse McCartney on ProfileLayouts.Blogspot.com
Fresh country pop star Taylor Swift tops this month’s most promising hit makers. Taylor Swift who became a household name with her single “Tear Drops On My Guitar” is back with another country cutie track called “Our Song”. C heck out the video.
In the meantime, here are the rest of the March 2008 Playlist Update this month here on RadioJingles.wordpress.com:
Continue reading Playlist Update For March 2008: Spotlight on Taylor Swift ‘Our Song’
Here’s the video for the season 7 goodbye song on American Idol, featuring Ferras on what seemed to be the best goodbye song yet.
Continue reading Ferras Music and New Hitlist
In my attempt to uncover station websites that have been existing on the information superhighway for a quite a while, I found five domains. Some are hosted free while others were given due budget. Four out of five websites are streaming their stations. Check out the sites below.
Continue reading Provincial Radio Stations in the Philippines Go Online
This is a comment to a repost made by our colleague Jimmy Jam on his blog Working For Peanuts. The repost had two comments quoting my post as an act of playing “devil’s advocate”, not to mention a comment made by an PEXer here.
In response, we comment:
Continue reading Campus Radio Can’t Go Back On Air Side B
Was your valentine programming yesterday a tragedy? Well, I heard that some of the stations were doing good with their usual valentine specials. But there’s just this one station who reported that their valentine radio day as a crash! It turned out too bad, that the station manager of this station wanted to disappear and didn’t wanna go back on the air!
You know what happened? They thought they were on the air! All the time they thought they were broadcasting, their phones were okay, they can hear something from their monitors, but it turned out that their transmitter was
only sending signals up to 5 meter radius.
Recently we received this comment post from our dear reader. We thought sharing our reply to this reader will also be of concern to you radio people. We’ve heard similar cases before but this one really did catch my attention. Our reader goes by the name of Jake. And I believe this guy is an avid radio listener. I think he is just really concerned about what stations should supposedly play on the air! So here is his comment.