Thompson Creative

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Thompson Creative
Producer of jingles and other music for radio and television
IndustryRadio
Founded1986
Headquarters Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Website http://www.thompsoncreative.com/

Thompson Creative is an American radio jingle production company formerly based in Dallas, Texas. [1]

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History

In 1986, broadcasters Larry and Susan Thompson set up Thompson Creative with the idea of updating the "traditional" jingle sound. Utilizing a wide variety of singers, composers, arrangers and engineers, Thompson Creative has become one of the top producers of musical station identification jingles and promo music for radio stations worldwide. Packages like Crescent City Magic, The Edge, Houston Mix, Cuddle, Holly Days and contributed more than 150 packages and resings. [2]

Thompson have creative and syndicated radio IDs for radio stations all over the world, including WOR, WYYY, WMGQ, WDRC-FM, WRCH, KOSI KBAY and KEZY in America, as well as Atlantic 252, Clyde 1 and Amber Radio in the UK. [3] [4] [5]

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In 1991 Ben Freedman was recruited from TM Century to become Vice President and Sales Manager at Thompson. In less than 4 years Ben and Larry managed to turn Thompson into one of the top 3 jingle companies in Dallas. However, Ben left in 1995 to form his own jingle company Ben Freedman Productions. [6]

On September 14, 2010 it was announced that Music Oasis, Inc. of Scottsdale, Arizona; parent company of ZONE Radio Imaging, purchased Thompson Creative. Bruce Upchurch, its founder and president, has been in the business of creating radio imaging and advertising music under the ZONE moniker for two decades and previously worked for JAM Creative Productions and TM Studios amongst others. The collected reference tape archives of Thompson Creative reside with Media Preservation Foundation in Springfield, Massachusetts. Owner Larry Thompson currently does voice over work along with his wife.

JAM Creative Productions

JAM Creative Productions, Inc., is an American company that produces radio jingles, promo music for television, and commercial jingles for advertisers. It has made more radio jingles than any other jingle company and has become part of American pop culture.

Media Preservation Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the archival of media history mainly aimed towards Radio and Television ID Jingles and associated items. It was established in 1994 by Tracy E. Carman and Donald Worsham as an archive for documents and important recordings related to the broadcasting industry.

Studios

Thompson's studio facilities were originally located at 4631 Insurance Lane in Dallas, Texas: prior home to The Sundance Organization and JAM Creative Productions. The Thompsons gutted and built new studios at 4141 Office Parkway in Dallas. This famous address has been synonymous with jingle making since the early 1950s and was formerly home to PAMS Productions from 1961-1978. Thousands of iconic radio jingles have been recorded there. [7]

Larry Thompson is also sought-after to voice radio commercials

The UK agent for Thompson is Dave Langer. [8]

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References

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  2. "Company details" . Retrieved 2010-10-01.
  3. "Atlantic 252 tribute site featuring Thompson Creative jingles". Archived from the original on 2006-01-05. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
  4. "Jingle collectors list referring to Thompson packages" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-10-01.
  5. "Jingle collectors list referring to Thompson packages" . Retrieved 2010-10-01.
  6. "Ben Freedman's involvement on jingleuniversity.com" . Retrieved 2010-10-01.
  7. "Photos and reference to PAMS at 4141 Office Parkway" . Retrieved 2010-10-01.
  8. "Dave Langer Thompson Creative demo page" . Retrieved 2010-10-01.