|Producer of jingles and other music for radio and television|
|Headquarters||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Jonathan Wolfert and Mary Lyn Wolfert, founders|
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.
The company was founded in 1974 by husband and wife Jonathan M. and Mary Lyn Wolfert. Prior to the formation of JAM, Jon worked for PAMS which he now owns and was a fan of their work. Jon also worked briefly at TM Productions (now TM Studios) and did freelance work for several other studios.
JAM is the only production house of its type which has been continuously owned and operated by its founders for over 40 years. It produces jingles for clients ranging from local DJs to the most influential radio stations in the world.
WPEN and WMGK Philadelphia were among the company's earliest major-market clients. Within a few years, JAM jingles were used by many of the most listened-to radio stations of all time including WABC, WPLJ, and WHTZ in New York, WLS AM and WLS FM in Chicago, KIIS AM & FM in Los Angeles, and BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2 in the UK. JAM also created themes and jingles for many syndicated radio programs, including those hosted by Casey Kasem, Dick Clark, Rick Dees, Dick Bartley, Bob Costas, Scott Shannon, Dan Ingram and others. In addition, JAM has worked for various TV clients including ABC, NBC (David Letterman), VH-1 and more.
In the United States, JAM has produced more custom jingles for KOST in Los Angeles than any other station, although WLS in Chicago is very close. JAM's top-selling package has been "Warp Factor," created for Z100 in 1985. Since 2001, both XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio (now Sirius-XM) make extensive use of JAM jingles on their music channels.
JAM jingles have also been used in movies and TV shows to add authenticity to the era or location of a scene.