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#35165 4-Jun-2009 19:22
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I'm looking for a jingle that's played on the radio for quite some time now - not sure if it's still playing now. It's a road safety one that goes something like "....drive to the conditions....reduce your speed..." or something like that. Quite an annoying almost-monotonic jingle.

I seem to recall there's a website somewhere that has a lot of NZ radio jingles - can someone remember that? or perhaps know where I can find this ad online?

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  #221777 4-Jun-2009 20:28
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I know that one your talking about, it sounds like a 'hot to prop' jingle which were used by RNZ commercial stations in the 80's / early 90's - some are even still running today.

You can check out some old time radio stuff on www.theradiovault.net some newer stuff on www.somethingradio.co.nz

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  #222293 6-Jun-2009 17:53
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that particular jingle has been changed a few times now, firstly it was was quite robotic and now seems to be almost sung. Thanks for the links, I possibly have the road reduce jingle among some streams but have neither the time or resources to look sorry.

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  #222300 6-Jun-2009 18:30
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"drive to the conditions when they change reduce your speed"?
sung by a female voice?



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  #222301 6-Jun-2009 18:33
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Loismustdye: "drive to the conditions when they change reduce your speed"?

sung by a female voice?



Aye, that's the one...


Nitrotech, thanks for the links but I couldn't find this one - maybe I missed it completely...




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  #222303 6-Jun-2009 18:38
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I think those ads are funded by ACC.

I actually think the message is stupid anyway - adjust would be a far better suited word than reduce.

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  #222307 6-Jun-2009 18:44
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Well, here's a reason why I asked...

When we were in Norway we met someone who spent 6 months in NZ driving around in a dodgy van with only a radio - unfortunately that jingle was so annoying it was all they could remember of NZ radio! Just thought I'd find a copy of the jingle and send it to them :o)




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  #229128 29-Jun-2009 10:19
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Hi - I wrote this jingle... can email you a copy to send to your Norwegian friends if you like - just let me know where you'd like me to send it

Tom



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  #229131 29-Jun-2009 10:31
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pepysian: Hi - I wrote this jingle... can email you a copy to send to your Norwegian friends if you like - just let me know where you'd like me to send it


Wow, that's brilliant Tom! I will PM you his address - would you mind attaching a short message to go with it please? Or if you can send me the jingle I can forward it to him?

Thanks again.




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  #229133 29-Jun-2009 10:36
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pepysian: Hi - I wrote this jingle... can email you a copy to send to your Norwegian friends if you like - just let me know where you'd like me to send it



Tom


AHA! the culprit!  so if the conditions change you reduce your spped huh?  What if is has been pelting down with rain and suddenly becomes sunny?

That jingle has always annoyed me because of that one reason!

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  #229135 29-Jun-2009 10:39
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pepysian: Hi - I wrote this jingle... can email you a copy to send to your Norwegian friends if you like - just let me know where you'd like me to send it

Tom

May <your deity here> bless the internet!

Such an annoying little ditty, but then everyone clearly remembers it :o)







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  #229154 29-Jun-2009 11:24
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done and done... sent to the Norwegian contingent

Apologies it is so annoying - brief was to get something quickly into the national consciousness as they were only going to play it for three months - ended up working too well and they played it for 15 months... so sorry... Highly effective but not the work of which I'm proudest!!

T

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  #229167 29-Jun-2009 12:24
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Thanks Tom - that's much appreciated...well, by me at least...not sure our friend would appreciate being reminded of that again! :o)




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  #229170 29-Jun-2009 12:39
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I've always wondered this: If you're driving in bad conditions, and you've already lowered your speed accordingly, what if the conditions change for the better? Should you reduce your speed even further? :P

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  #229174 29-Jun-2009 12:50
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Oh dear lord this song is now stuck in my head. I would have to say unfortunately it seems Tom did a darn good job in making a catchy jingle we are unlikely to forget







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  #229177 29-Jun-2009 12:55
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Adamal: I've always wondered this: If you're driving in bad conditions, and you've already lowered your speed accordingly, what if the conditions change for the better? Should you reduce your speed even further? :P


Mate, you're not the only one who wondered about this - I think by now we've all realised the ditty could be done much better in oh-so-many ways :o)




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