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Author Topic: Voice of America Jingles  (Read 4861 times)
W6EM
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« on: December 30, 2014, 05:45:32 PM »

Back in the 1960's, each Voice of America transmitter/relay station had its own unique station ID announcement.  They were some of the coolest sounding stuff I've ever heard.  I've looked all over the Web and no one has recorded copies of them.  At least easily available.

If anyone knows of where they can be found and downloaded, chime in.

Today's VOA doesn't have them.  I found some old archived records at the National Archives, but it's not well indexed.  And, the librarians aren't able to browse through it.

Something about hearing it from a 200kW signal off a rhombic or Sterba curtain made it all the more impressive.
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K0OD
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2014, 08:35:49 PM »

Are you referring to the musical IDs, interval signals used as channel markers? I remember Columbia, Gem of the Ocean. Yankee Doodle was often used too.

http://www.intervalsignals.net/countries/usa-voa.htm

http://www.intervalsignals.net/files/usa-z-voa_greenville_rvd_c1965.m3u

A beautiful collection of old Interval signals from around the world. Note "Midnight in Moscow" at 4:55. It was a best selling record in the US around 1961.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFRYKDF2kxs
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W6EM
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2014, 01:41:28 PM »

Thanks!!

The ones from the 1960s are of most interest.  The list is good and will browse through it.

I used to live near the Delano transmitter and you could listen to it with a crystal set........
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K0OD
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2014, 03:27:16 PM »

Here's a Yankee Doodle lead-in, appropriately from 1976.

http://www.intervalsignals.net/files/usa-z-voa_fdxa_c1976.m3u
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KC5MO
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2015, 08:08:35 AM »

Yankee Doodle is still used at the Greenville B site on 15580 kHz. My favorite was Radio Moscow's chimes and Radio New Zealand International's birds ( still used ).
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AA4HA
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2015, 11:45:45 AM »

I loved Radio NZ
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Ms. Tisha Hayes, AA4HA
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