jingle playing on my radio
31, 2004 - by Bimbo Nobrain Loveless
Do your local
sim soap need publicity? Are you a superstar with a song to share or a
tour to advertise? Running a sim website with some exciting news? Spread
your message - tune in to Radio S-59!
Simmerville we had the local radio station, Radio S-59, since a long time.
Play lists were updated regularly and lately there were even jingles and
commercials playing on the radios and stereos of this region. I believe
it is time to share this flick of our local culture!
John Gamming, hello! You are Radio S-59's general manager. How's going?
you Bimbo, I'm doing fine. The radio station is doing its business too,
I'm sure you know. Being among our most eager listeners!
Some of you might recall
Mr John Gamming (36) from the SimLOOK project which he "won" together with
another testsim, Arthur. Their full names are John Stello and Arthur Ferrelli,
but everybody still call them the Gammings. They won a house in 59 Simmerville
and have been residing there ever after.
John, you grew up in Testville where your parents Rudnard and Minnie Stello
worked as testsims. Were you interested in music back then?
My father often tested electronics and we always had the home full of radios.
And you know the good thing about being a testsim is that you get to test
stuff that you couldn't normally afford to buy. Some of those radios and
stereos were impressive and definitely made an impact on my music interest.
But this is not the first
time John has got involved with music here in Simmerville. A year ago he
was headhunted for the local Cultural Events team. They had great success
hosting Alisa Crawston's concerts. John is still a member of that team.
asked me because of my very high interest in music. If I should serve the
hood in any way it had to be music, which is also my top interest, he says.
And the work with the team also gave me some of my best friends, Carla
Hedgewood and Carl Lobos Hornsby were both on the team and we had loads
of fun sharing an interest like that.
Radio jingles and local commercials
Running the local Radio
S-59 John has to deal with more than updating the play lists. Lately the
radio has also played commercials and radio jingles, and this is why the
radio station is now offering its first radio pack to radio stations elsewhere
in Sim Nation.
right. I put together a radio pack that can be downloaded from Simmerville's
STUFF section. Radio S-59 just got our own page there. The radio pack for
June 2004 contain 4 jingles/commercials and even a song. You won't need
to be an expert to install them in the local radio system, but I included
some directions just in case.
So, John, you will now offer music and jingles on a regularly basis?
and no. Our goal is not to provide other radio stations with music. It's
easy enough to arrange the music locally. Besides, providing music would
easily become illegal because we don't own the copyright of the songs or
the right to make them available for download. But we hope to include a
song in most packs, and this is a great opportunity for sims into the music
business to provide their work! Send me your demo and it might be included
in the next radio pack. Before you know it the song will be played on radios
all over Sim Nation!
goes for commercials and radio jingles. This is a terrific opportunity
to promote any simmish event or business - all free of charge! There are
so many interesting soaps, sites and events out there which could do with
some more publicity. Create your own commercial or jingle and send it to
me, and it can get valuable radio play! It might be odd to include a web
URL in the commercial, so we will offer a link on Radio S-59's webpage.
to make the advertising part easier. The jingle would serve more like a
Way cool! This means I can even record a jingle for the Simmerville web
and it will be played on the radio and remind sims of visiting this site!
And we will not be very critical to the recording quality either, except
it should sound decent. You don't need a professional technician but just
the right feel.
How long should such a radio commercial be?
commercial should be about 15 seconds, but less than 30 seconds. Longer
run time requires better sound quality. If your recording is poor then
even 15 seconds might be too much, but we might still accept 10 seconds.
Regarding songs, hopefully some out there want to promote their own music,
we go for 2-4 minutes.
I must say this sounds like
a cool service, I will now listen even more to my radio. And I will be
looking forward to the radio pack updates!
you, Bimbo! And please let me add that Radio S-59 will offer updated radio
packs even if nobody send in content. Check back on the page! At this time
the radio pack will be replaced every two months, but as soon as we receive
content we are ready to replace it on a monthly basis.
Thanx John, and good luck!
And here is a direct link
to the Radio S-59 page!