The R.A.P. Soundstage - July 2015

After four months of RAP Awards and the Love for an Orphan contest, we’re back to our regular format on the Soundstage. We get started with this month’s Editor’s Choice Award winner, a nicely done promo from Linda Manganye at Power FM in Johannesburg! Next up is a killer montage of work from interviewee Dave Savage and the crew at the Creative Services Group in Atlanta. The audio features the CSG’s three Mercury Award winners at the front. Tracks 3 & 4 are audio from Dave Foxx mentioned is this month’s Production 212 class. We get some great commercials on tracks 5-18. Tracks 7 and 8 are from broadcast students at SAIT and Fanshawe College. (On track 8, Abe Kelledjian is the professor submitting the spot for writer Dustin Hopfner, who is also the rapper, and producer Andrea Krasowski.) Track 19 is a promo, also from a student who is interning at CJAY with Gary McClenaghan, winner of this year’s Best Imaging trophy in the RAP Awards. Sounds like he’s got the right mentor! And we get a sweet promo from Mr. McClenaghan on the next track.

We wrap it up this month with a station launch from Evan Surminski on track 21 and some nicely done work from Ray Camphu on track 22 -- three music promos that are branded intros as well. Nice idea!

  1. ECA Winner_Power Newsroom Generic Promo - Linda Manganye, Power FM, Johannesburg, South Africa
  2. CSG Montage – Dave Savage, Creative Services Group, Atlanta, Georgia
  3. KTU Music Image Promo - Dave Foxx, Z100, New York
  4. Z100 Music Image Promo – Dave Foxx, Z100, New York
  5. Narrogin Gasworkx – Tim Hammond, Southern Cross Austereo, Bunbury, Western Australia
  6. Capital GMC Buick_March Madness - Robin Egerton, Bell Media, Calgary, Alberta
  7. Voodoo Loung_Wings - Emily Kerr, SAIT, Calgary, Alberta
  8. CIXX FM StreetSmart Driving School - Abe Kelledjian, CIXX-FM/Fanshawe College, London, Ontario
  9. Campbell River Storm_Victoria Cougars - Cameron Wendt, Vista Radio, Kelowna, British Columbia
  10. Sun Times_Subscribe - Ryan Spooner, Larche Communications, Owen Sound, Ontario
  11. GrandmasToybox - Andrew Frame, BAF Soundworks, Lehigh Acres, Florida
  12. Dowerin Gourmet Butcher - Matthew Redmond, Southern Cross Austereo, Bunbury, Western Australia
  13. Douglas Homes_Pondering Matthew - Ben Thorgeirson, Newcap Radio, Calgary, Alberta
  14. Flips_Burger of the Month - JJ Thomas, Prodwerks.com, Dallas, Texas
  15. Auto Solutions_Domestic Refresh - Elizabeth Draper, CJAT/Bell Media, Trail, British Columbia
  16. 4th of July PSA_Why July 4 - Lee Rugen, Moody Radio, Chicago, Illinois
  17. Cambridgeshire Road Safety_Paranoia - Luke McPeake, UKRD, Bristol, United Kingdom
  18. Cormac_Road Workers 3 - Alex Shenton, UKRD, Bristol, United Kingdom
  19. Super Bowl 49 - Philip Tzanidis, Bell Media (intern), Edmonton, Alberta
  20. CJAY Rock Out With Your Deck Out  - Gary McClenaghan, Bell Media, Edmonton, Alberta  
  21. 991 Fresh Radio_Winnipeg Launch - Evan Surminski, Corus Radio, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  22. Great Then Great Now - Ray Camphu, 102.3 Now! Radio, Edmonton, Alberta

Support the R.A.P. Soundstageby sending some audio you’ve recently produced at your studios. Please include your e-mail address for anyone interested in finding out details about the work. Promos, commercials, sweepers/IDs, bits, spoof spots, song parodies, and most any other good piece of production are welcome. If you send sweeper/ID montages, make them around sixty to ninety seconds long max. All other items should be sent as separate files. Please normalize your mp3 files and trim the silence from the front and back. Email to jv@rapmag.com, and thank you for supporting the R.A.P. Soundstage, formerly known as The R.A.P. CD and The R.A.P Cassette from way back in the day – none of which exist or have existed without you. :-)

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