Motor City Radio Flashbacks
Memories From the Soundtrack of Your Life
Gregory says on: January 18, 2013 at 10:33 PM
Am I the only one who remembers an animated sunkist commercial that had an alligator jump out of an orange a kid was peeling?
Jim Feliciano says on: January 19, 2013 at 1:44 PM
Hey Gregory, you’re not the only one who remembers this Sunkist spot. It’s on You Tube (click here): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jP09HFiRD0
One comment there in regards reads: “I asked many people about this Sunkist orange commercial. I finally found it and am no longer considering imagining seeing this as a child.” ENJOY.
Kal says on: April 11, 2013 at 9:53 AM
Looking for a recording of a jingle/commercial that used to play in the morning on Detroit radio/tv (1980’s — I think) that goes something like…
“Wake up Detroit — it’s all brand new …” had a sort of Frank Sinatra feel to it.
JP says on: April 15, 2015 at 10:28 PM
Here is the STAND UP DETROIT promotion song done by Channel 7, WXYZ TV
Tom says on: July 28, 2013 at 11:36 AM
Which ones feature Barry manilow? He did so many commercials.
Tom says on: July 28, 2013 at 8:02 PM
Do you have any of the commercials Barry Manilow did?
Neil Leibowitz says on: August 30, 2013 at 12:49 PM
One of the most FAMOUS Commercial jingles–just does NOT show up on the Internet despite numerous searches–perhaps you guys have a copy? “It’s National Shoes Rings The Bell” (SFX: Bell)…any chance?
David Babcock says on: October 9, 2013 at 6:50 PM
I love going back intime and listening to these. I can still hear a lot of these and so quickly the words to the jingle return.
However, I am looking for one jingle that I can’t find anywhere. Itwas a spot for Total gas stations right here in the metro detroit area. It was called “you’ve got enough to make it to Total”. It was a commercial where a guy is panicking basicly because his gas tank was low and he needed to reach the pumps and when he does the jingle starts “you did it! you made it! you feel so good (so good)! you make it to Total! You did it! You made it! You can always make it! We knew you could. You can always make it, always mae it to Total!”
Does this sound familiar to anyone out here in radio land? I have tried Google, Youtube, The Total brands website, and I even tried a few contacts with no luck.
Can anyone help, or at the very least, can someone please tell me that they remember this jingle? It seems it was played during the 80’s around the same time as an old Marathon commercial where they were advertising PBA4.
Pete says on: November 11, 2013 at 3:48 PM
This is just fabulous. Today, my wife and I were recalling the hilarious ads for radio advertising that came out in the early 80s. I found your site, and it has 3 of them: “Lather Puss Shaving Cream,” ” The Shoe Store Across the Street,” and “Advertise on the Radio–Norman T. Balone, Assistant Janitor.”
Thanks a million for the memories and the laughs!
Dave Morey says on: December 19, 2013 at 11:08 PM
WOW. I just spent most of the night listening to this stuff. Thank you. Do you take requests?
OK – Holy Grail time: Do you have the custom “That’s My Wonderful Town” radio jingle – Detroit version – that was done for WCAR back in the early 60’s?
AND…Holy Grail #2: The music that Channel 7 used to intro Shock Theater back in the late 50’s?
This is an amazing site. Again – Thanks.
Randy Bumbalough says on: December 21, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Hey Dave…We do take requests for songs but some of the stuff you asked for we don’t have. The my home town is the only thing we have on the site. That was made for WJBK radio.
steven seiler says on: December 25, 2013 at 6:27 AM
In the late 1970s there was a Faygo radio commercial Faygo Cola Nuts! I cant seem to find it antwhere….
steven Seiler says on: January 6, 2014 at 2:40 PM
I have been trying to find anything on the Faygo Cola Nut Commercial of the late 1970s..
I have a Faygo history page and could you please find something
Ken Draper says on: January 23, 2014 at 10:31 PM
Hello, I was just on your website and it brought back happy childhood memories. I grew up during the 1950’s-60s and remember a little jingle WIOS in Tawas, MI used to play. It was a male baritone voice singing,
“Radio, your constant companion, radio, your traveling friend/ in your home, in your pocket or car, dial a smile wherever you are/ radio, your constant companion, radio, your family friend!”
I heard it so many times that the words are burned into my memory even at age 60, as you can see! I don’t suppose you have any dusty archives that may have a recording of this jingle from the early 1960’s do you? It would be really neat to hear on your website. You could maybe get it transferred into MP3 format.
Thanks for the memories!
Kevin Mangold says on: February 15, 2014 at 9:20 AM
Anyone else enjoy the Stroh’s commercials from the 60s and 70s? I remember one where the off-screen announcer is singing the praises of the product when this lunch-bucket everyman asks “What is this fire-brewin’ business?” Then there are the ones where Thom Sharpe is seen staggering through the desert; coming up to two guys in an oasis, who offer water, he asks instead for an ice-cold Stroh’s beer! (There goes a real beer lover)…
Jackie Barnum says on: June 19, 2014 at 12:18 PM
My mom, Ferol Kunard, sang a Crolwley’s milk jingle I think in the 50’s.
I wondered if there would be any record of it anywhrere. “crowley’s milk flavor & nutritious–crowley’s milk delivered at your door etc. etc etc.
Laura C says on: June 24, 2014 at 11:21 AM
1992 there was a radio commercial for 7-eleven coffee.
I heard it in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was a real catchy tune . Can you find a copy of it?
Dan says on: November 6, 2014 at 8:40 PM
Trying to locate a radio ad for Peter Pan Peanut Butter that was a parody of “The Graduate”…
“One word… plastics. Like the new plastic jar of Peter Pan”…
Roger Summers says on: January 27, 2015 at 7:47 PM
Audio from an agency tape I have from a station I worked at in the 17970’s
The video is from youtube videos. If you would like to use the audio you have my permission. I do not hold any rights nor are nor implied
Jim Feliciano says on: January 29, 2015 at 1:39 PM
Thank you kindly, Roger for visiting Motor City Radio Flashbacks!
Elton Johnson says on: July 9, 2018 at 7:35 PM
I have a lot of old commercials on vinyl records about Chevrolet Busch beer etc. Can anyone tell me the value 1965 and under
Ennis says on: May 15, 2015 at 11:11 PM
How about the atlas furniture commercial?
Shelly Nugent says on: June 11, 2015 at 11:48 PM
I’d love to hear, Mello yellow jack’s little darlin’ beer commercial. My mom says I sang it as a child when I was still in diapers. My grandmother said, “Bonnie, if she’s old enough to sing beer commercials, she’s old enough to use the potty!”
Kerry Abel says on: August 27, 2015 at 10:27 PM
Took YEARS, but I finally ran across the Neil Diamond ’69 Buick spot. Scroll the playlist and click #34 on this page: https://archive.org/details/PsychedelicPromosRadioSpotsVol.8
Jeff Missinne says on: March 21, 2016 at 1:51 AM
Can you find either County Seat jeans stores “Just direct your feet to the County Seat” or Dad’s root beer “If you don’t ask for Dad’s, all you’re gonna get is root beer”?