Promos

Description

Year

Type

Mixes, Beds, and Examples

 

(unknown0)

1992

Promo

 

Bed

 

 

I can't remember the promo copy for this bed, and unfortunately the mix is lost! Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

Alive 93-5 Image

1992

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

Thiswas the first promo I produced for Alive 93-5 after becoming the program director.  I think of this promo as capturing the purpose and theme of "Alive 93-5!"  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

Birthday Bash

1992

Promo

 

Bed

 

 

Alive 93-5 celebrated an anniversary upon my arrival as Program Director, although I had helped create the stations's sound in 1988.  This bed goes with a promo that described a contest for drawings and giveaways to celebrate.  Unfortunately, the mixdown no longer exists.  Sequenced with the DPM3/SE+ - and this sequence really taxed it!  You can hear it trying to keep up at the end.

Christmas Cantata Series

1992

Promo

Mix

 

 

 

A fairly simple promo for the yearly Christmas cantata.  The bed is lost, but the mix survives.  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

Christmas Greetings (1992)

1992

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

This bed was later extended to become a 3.5 minute Christmas medley instrumental.  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

Farmer Jim Goes To School

1992

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

When Mississippi College acquired WSLI-AM and added it to WHJT-FM as a combo station, Farmer Jim Neal was part of the deal.  Sequenced on the DPM3/SE+.

Feedback Solicitation

1992

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

Jim and Kim

1992

Promo

 

Bed

 

 

Jim Thorn and Kimberly Salter were a popular morning team on WHJT before I arrived as Program Director.  Their "grits factor" was famous in describing the day's humidity.  We tried to bring them back with this promo, but their show just didn't have the same degree of success.  Sequenced with the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

MAB Awards (1992)

1992

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

WHJT always entered the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters awards.  I used this bed for several years to tout our awards.  Sequenced with the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

News Mix

1992

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

This promo bed later became a full-length instrumental called "Q."  Sequenced with the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

Slicker Sticker (1992)

1992

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

Slicker Sticker is actually something we came up with at WRLT "Radio Lightning" in Nashville.  I had produced this same promo their, and brought it to WHJT.  It was a huge hit!  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+/

Summertime

1992

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

Take Us Along

1992

Promo

 

Bed

 

 

Again, another mixdown lost.  This bed is loosely based on "100 Things" - a song by a group called "Deacon Blue" that I was exposed to while at WRLT, "Radio Lightning" in Nashville.  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

Take Us To Work

1992

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

The Results Are In

1992

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

(unknown0 - "Crazy House")

1993

Promo

 

Bed

 

 

I hate that I have lost this mix!  However, I think the bed is really cool and tight.  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

(unknown1)

1993

Promo

 

Bed

 

 

Another lost mix!  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

(unknown2)

1993

Promo

 

Bed

 

 

Another lost mix!  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

Atlantafest Winner

1993

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

We had a contest to send a winner to AtlantaFest in 1993.  The Mix has an additional piano lick after the actuality, not found in the Bed.  Sequenced on the Peavey DMP3/SE+.

Core Listener Club

1993

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

The Core Listener Club was created to award prizes to listeners without them having to call in.  The Mix has additional musical effects not found on the bed.  Sequenced with the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

Library Expansion

1993

Promo

Mix

 

 

 

Here's one of the few cases where I no longer have the music bed, which is a shame because I really think this one is cool.  My DPM3/SE+ is no-more, so this is the only remaining recording.

MAB Awards (1993)

1993

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

Re-used bed from 1992.  Sequenced on the DPM3/SE+.

MeMaw

1993

Promo

 

Bed

 

 

"Me Maw" was a bit I did based on my grandmother.  I came in each morning on Jan Millican's show and posed as her grandmother.  This promo was sequenced on the DPM3/SE+.  I don't have the mix anymore, but I do remember it didn't stay on the air very long - it was annoying!  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

Music Mix

1993

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

Mix has additional musical effects from bed. Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

Slicker Sticker (1993)

1993

Promo

Mix

 

 

 

Revised Slicker Sticker promo using an expanded version of the bed from 1992.  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

State Fair

1993

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

I got many, many comments on this promo.  Everyone said it captured the fun feeling of the fair.  Listen closely and you'll hear the "Man on the flying trapeze" theme in the right channel.  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

Sunday Morning

1993

Promo

 

Bed

 

 

This promo mix has been lost, but it was about our Sunday morning programming.  I remember my friend Clayton saying he wasn't sure about the minor riff I introduced around the 18 second mark, but - hey - I liked it!  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

Top 40

1993

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

The bed to this promo has actually been lost, and the one here is a recreation using as much of the original material as possible.  The mix includes the original bed.  Sequenced on the Peavey DMP4.

CCM Countdown

1994

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

Sequenced on the Peavey DPM4.

Experts Agree

1994

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

Sequenced on the Peavey DPM4.

Journey On

1994

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

"Journey On" was a Saturday night show where we experimented with new Christian music.  This idea came back to the station in 1996 as an everynight program called "The Edge."  This recording was lifted from a 4-track recording and you can hear the phase shift from one channel to the other in the middle. Sequenced on the Peavey DPM4.

Online

1994

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

Sequenced on the Peavey DPM4.

Prize Patrol

1994

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

Sequenced on the Peavey DPM4.

Turning Point Concert

1994

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

This promo took the "Turning Point Concert" and billed it as our 5th anniversary party.  It was a last minute attempt to get some mileage out of a concert that was already touring the country.  Sequenced on the DPM4.

(unknown0)

1995

Promo

 

Bed

 

 

Another bed without an accompanying mix.  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM4.

Alive 93-5 Is…

1995

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

This is on of the first sequences produced on the Roland SC-88 synth.  I loved the sound of the 12 string patch on this synth and used it heavily.  Notice the tempo picks up in the middle, and there is a shortened measure before the orch hit.  Very dramatic.

John and Kathy Show (April Fools)

1995

Jingle

Mix

Bed

 

 

For April Fools, I produced two "fake" jingles for John and Kathy.  They pretended they had each had a jingle created for the show.  Of course, each one's jingle featured them prominently while downplaying the other.  I sang all the vocals.  Sequenced on the Roland SC-88.

Kathy and John Show (April Fools)

1995

Jingle

Mix

Bed

 

 

For April Fools, I produced two "fake" jingles for John and Kathy.  They pretended they had each had a jingle created for the show.  Of course, each one's jingle featured them prominently while downplaying the other.  I sang all the vocals.  Sequenced on the Roland SC-88.

Sophisticated Slicker Sticker

1995

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

An updated sound for the Slicker Sticker.  Sequenced on the Roland SC-88.

Countdown Explanation

1996

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

Alive 93-5 reported to two national charts, and we carried two countdown shows for a period.  This promo attempts to explain.  Sequenced on the Roland SC-88.

Hot Summer

1996

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

Sequenced on the Roland SC-88.

Internet

1996

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

Alive 93-5 was the first Christian radio station to broadcast on the Internet, and the first radio station in the Jackson market to provide services on the net - before the web.  Originally, we had a service to allow listeners to query the music database via e-mail!!  Sequenced on the Roland SC-88.

More Alive

1996

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

Sequenced on the Roland SC-88.

Power Up

1996

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

WHJT was a 3000 Watt station since its creation in the 70's.  This allowed us to cover most of the Jackson area - but just barely!  We finally got an upgrade to 6000 watts, and it helped a great deal. Sequenced on the Roland SC-88.

Will Allen Afternoons (unused)

1997

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

Will was an afternoon drive DJ for a few months.  I was ready to promote his show when he flaked out and decided he didn't want to do it. Never aired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image Elements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alive 93-5 Liner - Short

1992

Liner

Unavailable

Bed

 

 

This is the short version of the original liner bed.  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

Alive 93-5 Promo Bed - Generic

1992

Liner

Unavailable

Bed

 

 

Generic "standard"  version of the original liner bed.  Compare the trumpet picket with that of the 1992 Weatherwatch to see how the package fit together by using the same musical figures. Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

Alive 93-5 Promo Bed 2 - Generic

1992

Liner

Unavailable

Bed

 

 

Generic edited version of the original liner bed.  Compare the trumpet picket with that of the 1992 Weatherwatch to see how the package fit together by using the same musical figures. Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

Music Sweeper

1992

Liner

Mix

N/A

 

 

In 1992 we used a bottom of the hour sweeper where we highlighted three current songs that were in hot rotation.  This Mix is just an example of one.  Sequenced on the DPM3/SE+.

News Exit

1992

Liner

Mix

Bed

 

 

This liner was played coming out of the news.  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

Newswatch 93 Intro

1992

Liner

Mix

Bed

 

 

The original Newswatch 93 intro.  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

Spirited Music for Christian Living

1992

Liner

Mix

Bed

 

 

"Spirited Music for Christian Living" was the slogan I came up with to package Alive 93-5.  I remember sitting in the station's office talking to people when the idea came to me.  We kept that team for the 6 years I was program director.  This liner is from the original package I created on the DPM3/SE+.  It served as the base sound for the station's image.

Watherwatch 93

1992

Donut

In/Bed

Out/Mix

Out/Bed

 

One of the most important pieces I produced was the WeatherWatch 93 donut.  This element created almost instant credibility for the station and worked by playing the intro, reading the wather, then starting the outro as one said "for Today's Christian Music."  Sequenced on the DPM3/SE+.

Christian Classic

1993

Liner

 

Bed

 

 

This liner was played at the bottom of every third hour before we played a "Christian Classic" song.  The mixdown no longer exists.  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

WHJT/WSLI Legal ID

1993

Liner

Mix

Bed

 

 

WHJT legal ID and WHJT/WSLI dual ID.  The mix is the version that has a trailing pulse designed to pad out until the network news - unfortunatley, DJ's abused this terribly instead of tightening up on their backtiming!  The bed is the simple ID without the trailer.  Sequenced on the DPM 3/SE+.

Half-Our Liner

1994

Liner

Unavailable

Bed

 

 

This liner was, I think, played out of the news at some point, but I can't remember exactly.  Either that, or it was a 30 minute sweep.  Sequenced on the DPM3/SE+.

Newswatch 93 Intro

1994

Liner

Unavailable

Bed

Example

 

The refreshed Newswatch 93 intro for the mid-90's.  The example is Jill McClure's intro .  She later became Jill McClure Lowery - my wife!  Sequenced on the Roland DPM3/SE+.

Prize Generator Bed

1994

Liner

N/A

Bed

 

 

This is the sound effect I created for DJ's to play when they "zapped" a winner with a prize from the core listener club.  Sequenced on the DPM3/SE+.

Alive 93-5 Liners

1995

Liners

Mixes

Bed

 

 

In 1995 I refreshed the liner package using the Roland SC-88.  The Mixes here are all of the liners back to back.  They're all based on the same Bed.

Christmas Liner (Long)

1995

Liner

Mix

Bed

1995 Produced

 

In 1995 and 1996 I used these Christmas lines to produce station greetings, played at the bottom of the hour.  There was a long and short version to accommodate differing length greetings.  Sequenced on the Roland SC-88.  You get an idea of how big the staff was listening to this.

Watherwatch 93

1995

Donut

In/Bed

Out/Mix

Out/Bed

Example

When I upgraded the DPM3/SE+ to DPM4, the first thing I did was use the new RapKit to create a revised WeatherWatch 93.  It's a little "heavy" but cool sounding!  That's my voice on the Example.

WHJT Legal ID

1995

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

WHJT legal ID in mid to latter 90's.

And now 30 Minutes…

1996

Liner

Mix

Bed

 

 

Used in hours were we would have a 30 minute music sweep.  Sequenced on the Roland SC-88.

And Now More…

1996

Liner

Mix

Bed

 

 

Used in hours where we couldn't get a 30 minute sweep in, coming out of the local news.  Sequenced on the Roland SC-88.

Christmas Liner (Short)

1996

Liner

Mix

Bed

1996 Produced

 

Same as 1995, but with the staff in 1996.  Sequenced on the Roland SC-88.

Coming Up on the Edge

1996

Liner

Mix

Bed

 

 

A simple liner for The Edge.  My voice, lowered and modified.  Sequenced on the Roland SC-88.

Watherwatch 93

1996

Donut

In/Bed

Out/Mix

Out/Bed

Example

Of all the WW93's, this is the one of which I am the most proud.  Sequenced on the Roland SC-88.  Again, that's me on the Example.

Public Service Announcement

 

Donut

In/Bed

Out/Mix

Out/Bed

 

This donut was used to deliver PSA's in the mid to late 90's.  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Packages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Come Alive" - Liners

1988

Liners

Mix (mult)

 

 

 

I was a graduate student at Vanderbilt when I was asked to produce the intial liners for the new 93.5 FM.  The theme was "Come Alive."  That's my voice, and Kim Salter's on the "Come Alive."

"Come Alive" - TV Clips

1988

Liners

Mix (mult)

 

 

 

I also produced a series of lines that used clips from movies - probably flirting with copyright infringement!!  That's my voice, then Kim Salter's on the "Come Alive."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Top 5 @ 9" - Promo

1992

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

One of the first special features we did when I came to Alive 93-5 was the Wendy's Top 5 at 9.  The promo explains how it works.  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

"Top 5 @ 9" - "Vote Now" Promo

1992

Promo

Mix

Bed

 

 

This version of the promo was played during the afternoon to get callers to call in with votes.  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

"Top 5 @ 9" - Open & "Number 5"

1992

Open

Mix

Bed

 

 

This is the opener for the 9 O'Clock hour. It includes the "Number 5" liner.  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

"Top 5 @ 9" - "Number 4"

1992

Liner

Mix

unavailable

 

 

Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

"Top 5 @ 9" - "Number 3"

1992

Liner

Mix

unavailable

 

 

Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

"Top 5 @ 9" - "Number 2"

1992

Liner

Mix

unavailable

 

 

Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

"Top 5 @ 9" - "Number 1"

1992

Liner

Mix

unavailable

 

 

Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

"Top 5 @ 9" - Close

1992

Close

Mix

Bed

 

 

This is the closer.  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM3/SE+.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Journey On" - Top of Hour #1

1994

Open

Mix

Bed

 

 

"Journey On" was Saturday night program that played more "experimental" Christian music.  We wrapped it with a high-concept theme in which we have a female British guide speaking at the top of the hour.  These are six of those vignettes.  Sequenced on the DPM4.

"Journey On" - Top of Hour #2

1994

Open

Mix

Bed

 

 

Sequenced on the DPM4.

"Journey On" - Top of Hour #3

1994

Open

Mix

Bed

 

 

Sequenced on the DPM4.

"Journey On" - Top of Hour #4

1994

Open

Mix

Bed

 

 

Sequenced on the DPM4.

"Journey On" - Top of Hour #5

1994

Open

Mix

Bed

 

 

Sequenced on the DPM4.

"Journey On" - Top of Hour #6

1994

Open

Mix

Bed

 

 

Sequenced on the DPM4.

"Journey On" - Unused Top of Hour

1994

Open

unavailable

Bed

 

 

I had played around with several sequences for Journey On!  Although I really liked this one, it lost to the one above.  Sequenced on the Peavey DPM4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Countdown to the Edge" - Open

1996

Open

Mix

 

 

 

"The Edge" was a program that ran nightly towards the end of my tenure as Program Director. We did a year-end countdown of "Edge" music and used these elements.  That's my voice "Check All Systems" and "Ready to count 'em down."  Sequenced on the Roland SC-88.

"Countdown to the Edge" - Bump

1996

Bump

Mix

Bed

 

 

Played at the end of a countdown segment.  There was also a short version.

"Countdown to the Edge" - Liner

1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

Sequenced on the Roland SC-88.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uncompleted - "Legal ID"

1997

Jingle

unavailable

Bed

 

 

In 1997 I was working on a new package for WHJT, but this is about the time that it became clear I couldn't keeping being the PD and also teach effectively in Computer Science. Actually, I just felt I couldn't do much more with the station, and the management had also become ineffective.  This, and our rivalry with WYJS, caused me to never complete this package, thought it would have been REALLY COOL!  This Legal ID is loosely based on the one used at WRMX in Nashville when I was there in 1991.  Sequenced on the Roland SC-88.

Uncompleted - "Played Your Way"

1997

Jingle

unavailable

Bed

 

 

"Christian Hits Played Your Way - Alive 93-5" - you can hear how the vocals would have sung it.  Sequenced on the Roland SC-88.

Uncompleted - "Jackson's Home"

1997

Jingle

unavailable

Bed

 

 

"Jackson's Home for Christian Hits - Alive 93-5." Sequenced on the Roland Sc-88.

Uncompleted - "Laser Liner"

1997

Jingle

unavailable

Bed

 

 

Simply "Alive 93-5."  Sequenced on the Roland SC-88.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Liners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avalon

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

We had many artists record liners for us, either in our studio, at a concert, or at the Dove awards. These were capture over a 2 year period at the peak of our reporting status.

Beyond the Blue

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Bob Carlisle

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Brian Barrett

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Caedmon's Call

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Carolyn Arends

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Charlie Peacock

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Chris Willis

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Clay Crosse

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

East to West

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Eric Champion

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Erin O'Donnell

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Grover Levy

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Jacki Valasquez

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Jamie Slocum

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Jason Breland (Truth)

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Jeni Varnedeau

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Pierce

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Kathy Troccoli

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Kim Hill

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Linnea Reeves

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Michael O'Brien

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Newsboys

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Nouveaux

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Pam Thum

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Peter Penrose

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Petra

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Philips Craig And Dean

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Russ Lee (Newsong)

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Sarah Masen

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Scott Krippayne

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Sierra

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Steven Curtis Chapman

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Tammy Trent

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Tony Vincent

1995-1996

Liner

Mix

 

 

 

 

Tuesday's Child

1995-1996

Liner

Mix