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Wise Buddah Launches Country Plus

A year in the making and Wise Buddah has finaly launched Country Plus to country radio stations.

Country Plus is the latest format in the Plus jingle service from Wisebuddah.
Referencing the hottest country tracks and artists of today including: Luke Bryan; Dierks Bentley; Carrie Underwood; Lady Antebellum, and Jason Aldean, Country Plus is designed to lift any Country station to the next level.

Country Plus draws on some of the hottest and best musical talent from the world of Country and with vocals recorded and produced in Nashville, Country Plus is a truly authentic and contemporary package.

Adaptable to any sonic logo, frequency and strap-line, Plus makes it easier than ever to refresh your station sound…
• Simply go to wisebuddahjingles.com/plus

• Choose your format

• Select your IDs using our shortlist system

• Send us your choices with your lyrics – and we’ll do the rest!

Plus offers an optional update service so that your station will always sound fresh and current.

For those of you in the USA and Canada, Wise Buddah is represented by Megatrax. You can contact WB directly for a price quote in your country.

Plus is also available in AC format, and Wisebuddah are set to launch another new format in the coming weeks… so watch this space.

Country Plus is the jingle package for all of Country radio. Want to refresh your sound? No problem. Just get the optional update service. Launching a new Country station? Country Plus works perfectly with Wise Buddah’s IMGR country service.

This new jingle package took a year to make, and is finaly ready to be used on Country stations from the United States and Canada and everywhere in between.

Lock up Country Plus in your market now before it’s too late!

Here’s the link to Megatracks if you would like to air Country Plus in the USA and Canada.

Reelworld releaces new high energy country package for US*99 Chicago

The third custom package in a roe in the Chicago market has arrived!

High energy. High impact. Country branding.

Country jingles that stand up to the energy and excitement of any other format on the dial while staying true to the essence of country radio. Authentic instrumentation, high energy vocals and fast-paced production to brand your station with attitude and impact.

As we evolved US*99 to sound hotter, we knew that a jingle package from ReelWorld was going to really make us stand out from other country stations. This package fits the sound we were going after and still meshes well with today’s country music.

Jeff Kapugi
Program Director US*99 Chicago | VP/Programming – Country CBS Radio

Package includes:

•20 Core Themes

•Promo

•Weather

•Top Of Hour

•News

•Traffic

OK. this is a better package than the 94-9 The Bull package RW releaced earlier this year. This new package is short, but it also has slogan cuts that are indeed high energy.

Package review to follow.

Here is the US*99 package. Listen to it here.

Lock this package in your market now before it gets locked up. And trust me, it will get locked up.

Reelworld introduces WYCD 2016

“ReelWorld jingles have been part of WYCD’s success for many years. I can’t imagine the station without our signature jingles on the air.

Tim Roberts, Operations Manager

Program Director WYCD-FM

Bold, unique and 100% authentic country jingles.

Country radio is about more than just the music. It’s about faith, family, community and feeling connected. When it comes to jingles for country radio, they need to inspire that same emotional connection. They have to sound as real as the music you play and feel as authentic as the lives of your listeners.

That’s exactly what the new WYCD 2016 package is all about.

With the new WYCD package, you have a choice of vocal stiles. You can either take the solo rout, or go with the full 20 voice vocal group. Either way, your jingles will sound like the music your listeners connect with every day.

Package includes:

• 8 Core Themes

• 2 Top of Hour

• 2 AM Show

• Promo• Traffic

• Weather

• Multiple Mixes of Every Theme

• Instrumentals & Vocals

• Production Beds

The new WYCD package comes after the launch of Reelworld’s new jingle playout system last week. This new playout system is now more flexable than the last playout system.

IMGR Country is here!

IMGR Country has arrived!

While IMGR CHR and Hot AC contain a jingles option, IMGR Country does not contain and updating jingle service. Instead, all you get with IMGR country is just that. Another country imaging library updated weekly. Sweepers and promos, FX, Artist and listener content, ETC.

If you need a jingle package, there are loads of choices for your station. Wise Buddah has jingle packages that can be used on Country stations, and Reelworld and TM Studios have some amazing Country packages to choose from.

IMGR Country will be locked out of markets quickly, so don’t sit on this new imaging tool. Sign up now before your competiter does!

Country Legend releaced.

Country Legend

Nashville’s legendary icon, WSM-AM, asked for a fresh blend of acoustic sounds and honky-tonkin’ electric instruments that reflected its deep classic country playlist and “true-to-the-roots” ethos. What TM delivered in this fourth outing was exactly that: Country Legend – a fresh sound that’s classic at the same time.  We mixed up male and female vocals for variety, and although WSM opted not to sing a slogan, we created versions with plenty of room for your slogan or positioner. This is Country Legend from TM Studios.

Package #7 total for TM Studios so far this year.

Listen to Country Legend here.

Lock this package in your market now before it gets locked up!

Wise Buddah’s first country jingle package releaced. Radio Veronica 2016

The first Country jingle package in Wise Buddah History has finaly releaced.

Radio Veronica return to Wise Buddah

The Spring of 2016 has seen Wise Buddah combine forces with Radio Veronica’s Creative Director Guido Sprenger to create the new sound of Holland’s legendary Radio Veronica. The new package comprises 23 new Themes, including Main IDs, TOHs and a suite of Information Elements.

Guido said: “Radio Veronica went back to the roots of the station. We were looking for fresh, happy, positive jingles that sound modern but still wink to the 80’s 90’s and 00’s music that we play: Pop Rock with some brass! I knew that Wise Buddah could deliver this sound. I worked with Marc Vickers 5 years ago, and once again he delivered exactly what we were looking for!”

Wise Buddah’s Creative Director Marc Vickers added: “It’s a privilege to be back on air with Radio Veronica, who have always been a great pioneer of radio jingles in the Netherlands.

For the sound of the new package, the challenge was to equally reflect the past and the present. To create a high energy sound that fits seamlessly next to classic tracks.”

A busy start to 2016 has seen Wise Buddah packages debut on new stations including Premier Praise & Mellow Magic (both UK), Red FM & 98FM (both Ireland) and R101 (Italy), amongst many others.

Not only is the new Radio Veronica 2016 package available to AC, Hot AC and Christian stations, but for the first time, Country stations will be able to use this new jingle package. This is WB’S first jingle package for the Country market, and they did it wright! If you play Bret Eldrage, Matti And Tae, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, you need this package.

This new package can be played in full By clicking here.

This package will get locked out of markets quickly. Don’t sit on this package to long! It’ll even get locked out of country radio markets quicker than you think.

Also watch this space for the IMGR Country service from WB, shouldn’t be to much longer now before that service gets releaced and locked up.

Side note. This package is sung in a different language. Contact WB to have the package sung in English. If your a Country station, you may want to use a different logo melody than the original Radio Veronica melody. US Stations, please contact AdLarge media for more information and to lock this package up in your market, while it’s still available.

TM Studios relieces 2 new packages

TM Studios has relieced 2 new jingle packages for Hot AC and Country, respectively.

Hot AC/Christian Radio.

MIX 2016

MIX 2016 exemplifies the new sound of HOT AC Radio. Produced for WRQX in Washington D.C., MIX 2016 demonstrates the perfect “Mix” of tempo, style AND substance. Listen to the demo and you’ll hear a nice fusion of the station’s vocal brand with its musical identity. We produced percussion that HITS hard but made sure every cut remained very “musical.” We used ultra-contemporary synths, killer live musicians and wrote themes that were built to sound perfect along side today’s hit music.

MIX 2016 covers all the bases with many dynamic themes, morning/jock cuts, all requisite utilities and even a pair of contemporary holiday cuts.

You can have TM sing your slogan. The cut by cut section contains the slogan category, however no actual slogan is sung. Instead, the package contains mail and feemail voices saying “The Original!” before the frequency.

I have to say that this is well worth the wait. Stations shouldn’t sit on this… for as once this package came out 10 stations started using it. I love this package. I think you’ll love it too and you’ll want to use it on your station.

Here is the cut by cut page for the all new MIX 2016.

WYCD 2016

99.5 WYCD has come home with this new game-changer from TM Studios, WYCD 2016. It’s FAST, FRESH, and FIRED-UP! BUT we’re confident that simply hearing the music below will sell the package. Or seeing this glowing review from Tim Roberts, OM/PD and Hall of Fame Programmer of WYCD, “The WYCD 2016 TM Package is dynamic and seamlessly fits in to today’s hot country mix while keeping our branding sounding fresh!. It jumps out of the speakers in the mix!”

If it’s not already clear we are very proud of the team and excited about our brand new collaboration with one of the strongest country brands and one of the most talented country programmers in America. Contact TM to learn more and don’t sit on this one….it will become locked out of markets quickly.

It’s a version of KAT COUNTRY with room for your frequency and call letters as well as longer taglines. I really love it and I can’t wait to hear it on air in other markets soon!

Play the WYCD 2016 package cut by cut here.

Both packages are market exclusive. If you want to use any of the new offerings, I’d say grab them now before they become locked out of your market.

Radio Disney Country review. Superb, just superb!

Bilbord did a great review of the new Radio Disney Country branding.

I’ll post this review here, then add some words of my own.

From Bilbord. This reviewer is from Fairbanks, Alaska and listens to RDC on Wild 94-3.

Radio Disney Country was one of those radio station ideas that instantly made sense from the moment it was announced to Billboard in June. Let mainstream country stations dither on whether country’s youth movement is desirable or sustainable, or whether Taylor Swift was ever good for the format. A month later, Kelsea Ballerini’s “Love Me Like You Mean It” went to No. 1, making it clear that even if Swift was no longer country’s youth ambassador that, there is still a need for the position.

Radio Disney Country launched Nov. 4, timed to arrive with the CMA Awards. Unlike its “family top 40” namesake, Radio Disney Country exists online and on local country radio stations for now, and if there’s a station made for online radio’s infinite dial, it’s this one, but so far this is a test of what a true pureplay can accomplish. It is, at least, starting out with Radio Disney’s cume and publicity unmatched by any Internet radio station besides Beats 1.

In an opening day interview, Radio Disney GM Phil Guerini told the Washington Post that Radio Disney Country will go beyond country’s traditional walls. It would be easy now to do an “acoustic pop for younger listeners” format that goes from Ballerini into Vance Joy. Radio Disney Country isn’t that, but in the first 24 hours it was possible to hear EDM artist Audien’s current pop hit with Lady Antebellum on lead vocals, or pop-era Taylor.

As with Radio Disney itself these days, there are long stretches where its new country sibling doesn’t sound so much like “the other.” Unlike the early ‘00s, Radio Disney doesn’t have to manufacture that much of its own pop music now. There is a presence of young artists from outside radio’s walls here, but not a preponderance. Both stations also have a number of songs that aren’t particularly youthful in focus, but aren’t inappropriate for a family radio station either. So you’ll still hear Darius Rucker’s “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” one of those acceptance-of-adulthood songs that very much marks mainstream country at its most, well, mainstream.

You also won’t hear that much Swift; it took me two-hour stretches of listening before she made her first appearance. In fact, until I heard Danielle Bradbury’s “Friend Zone” — one of the Radio Disney Country songs that you won’t hear on mainstream country — that I finally heard a song that takes high school as its theme, which Swift brought to the format for the first time nearly a decade ago.

One of the best, most notable aspects of Radio Disney Country is its strong concentration of female artists (and yes, consecutive female artists). Ballerini’s No. 1 hit was, in part, an industry make-good for the dearth of female acts, and an attempt to put the great Nashville nightmare of “saladgate” behind them. On Radio Disney Country, Maddie & Tae play next to Jana Kramer.

It’s also worth noting that, across two listening sessions roughly twelve hours apart, I heard a vastly different station. The opening night broadcast featured Betsy Spina and artist interview audio to tie in with the CMAs. There was a lot of Radio Disney Country-specific imaging including a custom song intro from Hunter Hayes. The next morning, Radio Disney Country was jockless and the imaging was actually all from Radio Disney itself.

These are station launch hiccups — as was the song I heard twice in the course of a half-hour on the first day — but if there’s anybody whose side channel shouldn’t and doesn’t have to sound like an Internet side channel, it’s a Disney property. Like Sirius XM’s The Highway, there is significant “national superstation” potential here, if properly taken advantage of.

Here’s Radio Disney Country on Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. ET:

Lindsay Ell, “By The Way”

Darius Rucker, “It Won’t Be Like This For Long”

Rae Lynn, “Better Do It”

Big & Rich, “Run Away With You”

Luke Bryan, “Play It Again”

Sam Hunt, “Break Up In A Small Town”

Dan + Shay, “Nothin’ Like You”

Maddie & Tae, “Shut Up And Fish”

Big & Rich, “Run Away With You”

Rae Lynn, “God Made Girls”

The Band Perry, “Live Forever”

Audien f/Lady Antebellum, “Something Better”

Lucy Hale, “You Sound Good To Me”

April Kry, “Fireflies”

Hunter Hayes, “Still Fallin'”

… and here’s the channel on Nov. 5 at 6:20 a.m. ET:

Hunter Hayes, “Still Fallin'”

Thomas Rhett, “Crash And Burn”

Rae Lynn, “Better Do It”

Tim McGraw, “Top Of The World”

Brothers Osborne, “Stay A Little Longer”

Hunter Hayes, “21”

Danielle Bradbury, “Friend Zone”

Rascal Flatts, “Rewind”

Maddie & Tae, “Fly”

Jana Kramer, “I Got The Boy”

Kenny Chesney, “Save It For A Rainy Day”

Lindsay Ell, “By The Way”

Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

My thoughts. These songs are the same songs when I heard the new sound of south jersey’s WPER Cat Country 107.3. However, WPER uses a localized playlist, it’s live most of the time, and the imaging and jingles from 360 Country from TM Studios fit the new branding perfectly. WPER airs Tast Of Country Nights, but that doesn’t concern me one bit as that program is syndicated and uses the same imaging and jingles used during local programming.

All in all this was well worth the wait and launch, and I’m really excited that over 3,000 specific Country stations got on board. In 2 words, superb job one and all!

There are Country stations everywhere airing RDC with different names, imaging and jingles, as well as having a localized playlist and community presence. Chances are you can listen to RDC anywhere you go!

The internet radio station itself uses 360 Country, Jingles and all. If your station needs new imaging and jingles, consider using 360 as your next imaging service, just like RDC and over 400 Country stations nation wide!

IMGR. The first 12 months.

Over these first 12 months, IMGR has grown from 1 format to 3 formats.

To celebrate a job well done, here, in full, is IMGR’S very first press reliece in 2014

Introducing IMGR, a brand new radio production service delivering daily quality content to radio stations worldwide, via an innovative online interface.

Combining aspirational Imaging and contemporary sounding jingles into one service, IMGR creates a distinct improvement on existing platforms and raises the bar in quality and user experience

Based in Seattle, WA, IMGR is a partnership between Wise Buddah Jingles & Music Imaging and Steve Pigott, well known for creating and revolutionizing Imaging services worldwide. The service was announced at RadioDays Europe in Dublin yesterday.

“Taking a couple of years out and enduring an unbiased, objective assessment of radio imaging has enabled me to focus on the next generation of production services. IMGR is fresh, unique, powerful and has the edge on anything else out there”, said Steve Piggot

IMGR boasts an exiting line-up of both fresh and experienced production talent with contributions from some of the most recognized and respected names in the business, including George Taylor – who has played an integral role in developing the sound of CHR radio in recent years.

IMGR comes in a CHR presentation, a Hot AC presentation, and a Country presentation. The service has already beaten the competition over these 12 months. They hope to add even more clients in the next 12 months.

In regards to the Country format, the demo isn’t even online yet, but already a bunch of stations have signed on before the official demo comes out. Well done!

IMGR’s jingle package starts with a 12 cut starter kit. After that you get 3 new jingles every quarter, 12 cuts every year!

You then receive a huge imaging library of pre-produced sweepers and promos, workparts, music beds, listener and artist audio, production FX and branded intros. All of these elements update literally every week.

Everything is customized with your voice talent

You can edit all of the cuts online via IMGR’S new multi-track editter. You can also download literally everything and build your own library of customizable workparts. All of IMGR’S catagories are culler coaded.

Hundreds of stations everywhere are using IMGR. Is your station ready to take your imaging to the next level?

It’s time to burn your old jingle and imaging service, and start creating your own imaging masterpieces with IMGR! I can’t recommend it enough

IMGR is a creation of Dave Meffert and Mark Goodier. It’s being described as the next big thing since Short Bus Radio. I can’t agree more

Here’s the newely launched IMGR website. Go here to listen to monthly audio highlites from these 3 formats!

Market exclusive and ready for your station now. Lock it up in your market before the station across town does

Watch this space. I’ll let you know when the demo for the new Country format is up.

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