Disney Plus Summer 2021 Extravaganza!

Disney Plus has LOADS of content coming your way this summer. So let’s cut to it and give you a run down of what’s to come from Disney Plus in the summer of 2021!

JUNE on Disney Plus

Raya and The Last Dragon

Raya and the Last Dragon takes us on an exciting, epic journey to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together long ago in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than a dragon to save the world– it’s going to take trust and teamwork as well. Friday 4th June

Genius

Geniusis an Emmy-winning anthology series that dramatises the fascinating stories of the world’s most brilliant innovators, their extraordinary achievements and with their volatile, passionate and complex personal relationships. This third season explores Aretha Franklin’s musical genius and incomparable career, as well as the immeasurable impact and lasting influence she has had on music and culture around the world. Grammy Award winner Franklin was a gospel prodigy, an outspoken civil rights champion and widely considered to be the greatest singer of the past 50 years, receiving countless honours throughout her career. Franklin will be portrayed by the triple threat Tony-, Emmy-and Grammy Award-winning Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, The Color Purple) and Emmy-winning Courtney B. Vance will play Aretha’s father, CL Franklin. Genius: Arethais the first-ever, definitive and only authorised scripted series on the life of the universally acclaimed Queen of Soul. Friday 4th June

Loki

Marvel Studios’ Lokifeatures the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow in a new Disney+ series that takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame.Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant. KateHerron directs “Loki,” and Michael Waldron is head writer. Wednesday 9th June

Luca

Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s original feature film Lucais a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Enrico Casarosa (La Luna) and produced by Andrea Warren (Lava, Cars 3). Friday 18th June

Love Victor S2

Season 2 picks up with a newly out-of-the-closet Victor(Michael Cimino) entering his junior year at Creekwood High. However, being out brings new challenges as Victor faces a family struggling with his revelation, a heartbroken ex-girlfriend in Mia (Rachel Naomi Hilson), and the difficulties of being an openly gay star athlete — all while navigating the excitement of his new relationship with Benji (George Sear). Friday 18th June

The Mysterious Benedict Society

After winning a scholarship competition, four gifted orphans are recruited by the peculiar Mr. Benedict for a dangerous mission to save the world from a global crisis known as The Emergency. Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance must infiltrate the mysterious L.I.V.E. Institute to discover the truth behind the crisis. When the headmaster, the sophisticated Dr. Curtain appears to be behind this worldwide panic, the kids of The Mysterious Benedict Society must devise a plan to defeat him. The Mysterious Benedict Societystars Emmy® Award winner Tony Hale in the titularrole and features a standout ensemble of young actors. Friday 25th June

JULY on Disney Plus

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is an action-packed drama, based on the comic books written by Robert Kirkman. It follows a group of survivors, led by former police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), struggling to survive after a zombie apocalypse. As the world overrun by the dead takes its toll, their interpersonal conflicts present a greater danger to their survival than the walkers that roam the country. This global smash-hit has built up a legion of fans across the world. S1-10 streaming from Friday 2 July on STAR on Disney+ ahead of the final ever series

War of The Worlds

After a series of brutal losses, Season 2 picks up with the human survivors of the alien attack who must mount their own fight to take back their planet. It’s six months after the initial attack and Bill (Gabriel Byrne) has discovered more and more about the aliens. Most shocking of all are the undeniable similarities between the humans and the aliens – but Bill can’t find any possible explanation. And most similar of all to the aliens is Emily (Daisy Edgar-Jones)

But just what is her strange connection to the alien invaders? In France, we’re reunited with Catherine (Léa Drucker) and Sophia (Emilie de Preissac) who must deal with new personal problems alongside the external threat of the aliens. And when Catherine has dealt her most crushing blow yet, she throws herself into a new project: finding Professor Bill Ward. With the human resistance struggling, the sheer desperation to survive will drive some to contemplate taking extreme measures. Could someone be willing to sacrifice one of their own in order to save mankind? July on STAR on Disney Plus

Monsters At Work

Monsters At Work takes place the day after the Monsters, Incorporated power plant started harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis, thanks to Mike and Sulley’s discovery that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams. It follows the story of Tylor Tuskmon, an eager young monster who graduated top of his class at Monsters University and always dreamed of becoming a Scarer, until he lands a job at Monsters, Incorporated and discovers that scaring is out and laughter is in. Weekly From Friday July 2nd

Black Widow

In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. July 9th On Disney Plus with Premier Access and in cinemas

Race to The Centre of The Earth

Race to the Centre of the Earth is an adrenaline-fuelled global competition that pits four teams against one another in a nonstop sprint across the globe for a USD$1 million prize. The eight-part series, created by the producers behind the hit show The Amazing Race, is an extreme non-elimination competition that follows four groups of adventurers, each starting from different corners of the earth, as they race to a buoy holding a $1 million prize. Each team is challenged with navigating through its route, offering unique terrains, climates and cultures as the team makes its way to a central location. The teams will face untamed jungles, frozen arctic, arid deserts, bustling cities, treacherous mountains and vast oceans to reach the location where all four routes intersect. The first team to arrive at the buoy claims it all. Weekly from Friday July 9th

Spidey and his Amazing Friends

Our favourite neighbourhood web-slinger is used to working solo, but now Peter Parker must discover what it takes to become a truly amazing superhero: being a spider friend who works well with others. Together with his friends Miles Morales and Gwen AKA Ghost-Spider, they will team up with heroes such as Hulk, Black Panther and Ms. Marvel, to defeat evil foes and learn that teamwork is the best way to save the day. Weekly From 16th July

Turner and Hooch

When an ambitious, buttoned-up US Marshal inherits a big unruly dog, he soon realizes the dog he didn’t want may be the partner he needs. Turner & Hooch stars Josh Peck as Scott Turner, son of Detective Scott Turner portrayed by Tom Hanks in the 1989 film of the same name. Weekly From Friday 16th July

AUGUST on Disney Plus

What If….

What If…? flips the script on the MCU, reimagining famous events from the films in unexpected ways. Coming to Disney+ in Summer 2021, Marvel Studios’ first animated series focuses on different heroes from the MCU, featuring a voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their roles. The series is directed by Bryan Andrews; Ashley Bradley is head writer. Streaming in August

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is an action-packed drama, based on the comic books written by Robert Kirkman. It follows a group of survivors, led by former police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), struggling to survive after a zombie apocalypse. As the world overrun by the dead takes its toll, their interpersonal conflicts present a greater danger to their survival than the walkers that roam the country. This global smash-hit has built up a legion of fans across the world. Final Season streaming from Monday 23rd August on STAR on Disney Plus

That One Word Feyenoord

The people’s club located on the bank of the Maas river in Rotterdam, but with a massive fan base throughout the Netherlands. And beyond. For the first time in its 112-year history, Feyenoord is now opening all its doors. The club is shadowed from the inside during the 2020/21 season, in which the utmost is demanded from the coach, players, management and the supporters. As the club is struggling with the huge impact of the COVID19 crisis. The present clashes with the past in a quest for a better future. Unique footage from the locker room and boardroom brings the club and all key personalities closer to the audience than ever before. Friday 27th August on STAR on Disney Plus

AVAILABLE NOW on Disney Plus

SOUL

What is it that makes you…YOU? Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new feature film Soul introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx). A middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before. A fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (voice of Tina Fey). Who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living. He may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.

So there you have it ALL the content on Disney Plus this summer. Are you going to watch it all?

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Evil Genius 2: World Domination

Rebellion’s Evil Genius 2: World Domination is almost here after being announced at E3 2019! (Evil Genius 1 was released in 2004!)

This cult classic villain sim will cast players as a super genius who is intent on taking over the world! You have an army of henchmen and a base under a volcano. What self respecting villain doesn’t? As yoi play through you get to manage and upgrade you lair and arsenal all in prep to achieve your overall goal of world domination!

Evil Genius 2: World Domination is different to 2013’s free to play mobile game Evil Genius Online. With them tweeting:

“We’d like to make this super-duper clear — this isn’t a remaster. Evil Genius 2 will be a fully-fledged sequel and it won’t be free-to-play.”

Evil Genius 2: World Domination

In Evil Genius 2: World Domination you can pick your paradise and put your own stamp on it! Customise it the way you want to and how it fits your play style. Even construct some dastardly devices to put your minions to use!

Speaking of minions, as you expand your workforce you can create special minions, or specialists to help them further your plans. Even hire intimidating Henchmen that complement your playstyle!

Research and develop traps, send the do-gooders spinning with a pinball bumper even chomp on them with the venus Spy-Trap. Even combine your traps to make it even more difficult for the do-gooders to infiltrate your paradise!

There’s so much evil you can do in the game, build a Doomsday Device, sell the British Royal Family, Kidnap the Governor of Maine, and literally BAKE ALASKA.

There’s so much evil you can do, will you take over the world?

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How Accurate is John Wick? Scene By Scene Breakdown

So, have you ever wondered how accurate John Wick actually is? Well Ben Slater over at Military Direct decided to find out just how accurate John Wick is. Here’s a question, have you ever held your breath when a character is under water? Also have you tried to count how many shots are fired during a shoot out? While it’s fun to figure out how many films are realistic, even when there’s some movie magic.

So, during Lockdown Ben Slater, Marketing Director of Military Direct, along with his team, combed through the biggest streaming services to find binge worthy films. While, the stand out films from this was the John Wick series.

Keanu Reeves plays an assassin willing to rip the world apart to retrieve his car and avenge his dog. With stunning action sequences, he takes on wave after wave of enemies with brutal fighting skills and lethal accuracy.

However, the team at Military Direct wanted to figure out just how accurate Mr John Wick really is.

They analysed scenes from across the franchise and employed a formula. While, they calculated his accuracy per gun fight and then for each film arrive at a total accuracy across all three films.

The Results

John Wick – Total Accuracy:

72.6 % across all three films.

Estimated Shots:

913

Estimated Hits:

663

Estimated Misses:

102

Film with Highest Accuracy:

John Wick: Chapter 2 – 84.1%

Most Bullets Fired:

John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum – 439 Bullets

Most Lethal Fight:

Continental Lobby Showdown – 208 Bullets Fired / 98.6% Accuracy

Most Lethal Weapon:

Technically, John’s most accurate weapon is a Pencil – 6 Kills / 100% Accuracy.

Most Lethal Gun:

John’s most lethal gun across the series (total bullets fired / accuracy) would likely be the Glock 26, which is used in multiple scenes across all three films.

By scene it would be the Benelli M4 Super 90 Shotgun used in the catacombs in John Wick: Chapter 2 with 100% Accuracy.

The full breakdown can be found below. While, the formula and the rules implemented for this analysis can be found here.

Furthermore, the overall analysis was made easy thanks to the clean cinematography of Jonathan Sela, the superb direction of Chad Stahelski and Keanu Reeve’s outstanding performance. John Wick delights in showing you how lethal he really is.

So, it turns out that John Wick really is very accurate indeed.

The Results: Scene by Scene Breakdown

Franchise Total Hits Misses Total Shots Accuracy
Overall Total 663 102 765 86.7%

John Wick 1

Scene Hits Misses Total Shots Accuracy Guns Used
House Invasion 19 1 20 95.0 % Heckler & Koch P30L
Club Scene 54 9 63 85.7 % Glock 26

Heckler & Koch P30L

Abduction 30 33 63 47.6 % Glock 26

Heckler & Koch P30L

Church Escape 5 0 5 100.0 % Kel-Tec KSG

Coharie Arms CA-415

John Kills Iosef 7 0 7 100.0 % DTA Stealth Recon Scout

Glock 26

Heckler & Koch P30L

Waterfront Fight 14 1 15 93.3 % Glock 26

Heckler & Koch P30L

Total 129 44 173 74.6 %

John Wick: Chapter 2

Scene Hits Misses Total Shots Accuracy Guns Used
Reclaiming the Mustang 2 0 2 100.0 % Heckler & Koch P30L
Concert Scene 41 0 41 100.0 % Glock 34
Catacombs 115 10 125 92.0 % TTI TR-1 Ultralight

Benelli M4 Super 90

John vs. Cassian 0 13 13 0.0 % Glock 34
Subway Chase 13 12 25 52.0 % CZ P-09

Smith & Wesson SW1911SC

Pencil

Museum Shootout 81 13 94 86.2 % Glock 17

The, Glock 26

Glock 34

Kimber Warrior

SIG-Sauer P320

John Kills Santino 1 0 1 100.0 % Glock 26
Total 253 48 301 84.1 %

 

Bonus: The Pencil – Subway Chase

Bonus Hit Miss Total Accuracy
Pencil 6 0 100.0 %

 

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Scene Hits Misses Total Shots Accuracy Guns Used
Doctor’s Office 2 0 2 100.0 % Bond Arms Texas Defender Derringer
Horse Stable Fight 6 0 6 100.0 % Heckler & Koch P30L
Antique Shop 1 1 2 50% Remington 1875
Casablanca Shootout 61 4 65 93.8 %

(Ben Slater and the team at Military Direct)

Note to Journalists / Editors 

Military Direct is an online military store stocking everything needed for serving military personnel including regulars and reserves. They also cater to the public sector, providing tactical equipment and essentials for a wider audience. Military Direct is also part of Ammo & Company Group which provides traditional ceremonial attire and equipment for the British and Canadian Army.

For more information visit: https://www.military.direct/

 

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Streets of Rage 4

Streets of Rage 4 is now available for and it’s a continuation of SEGA’s iconic arcade brawler that took over the arcades back in the day! Also, it’s known for its radical fights, it’s 90’s beats and boxing gloves. While, not forgetting the bandanas.

History of Streets of Rage

So, Streets of Rage is a cult classic and is known as Bare Knucle in Japan. It’s a trilogy of beat em ups developed by SEGA in the 1990’s.

It is famous for it’s non stop action and it’s electronic dance music. The games are scored by Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima and Streets of Rage has gained the status of a cult classic. While, Streets of Rage is now considered as one of the best beat em up series of all time.

Now after many years, Axel and Blaze are picking up the fight where they left off in Streets of Rage 4!

In Streets of Rage 4, there is hand-drawn visuals from 2017’s gorgeous Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap remake. While, Streets of Rage 4 is built upon the classic trilogy. Bringing with it new mechanics, a fresh story story and many differing dangerous stages. Play as a solo player, or gang up with a friend and take on Streets of Rage 4 in co-op mode.

Features

  • First of all it’s the comeback of the legendary Streets of Rage series.
  • Also, Beautiful graphics fully hand-drawn animated by the studio behind Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap.
  • Classic gameplay enhanced with brand new mechanics.
  • Soundtrack by a wide line-up of world-class musicians.
  • 5 main playable characters and many unlockable retro characters.
  • 2 players online co-op, and up to 4 players locally.
  • Also, play Story mode, Arcade mode, Battle mode.
  • Roasted chicken (or it is braised?) served on a pristine plate, and more!

(Streets of Rage)

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Disney Plus is winning streaming wars?!

Well it looks like Disney Plus is doing very very well indeed! The latest numbers have recently been announced and Disney Plus has taken a huge leap in the streaming wars and heading straight for Netflix!

In the last quarter of 2020, Disney Plus closed in on Hulu and almost took over the 3rd largest streaming service in the United States! While recently launched Peacock, a streaming service dedicated to streaming NBC Universal content, is already twice as big as Apple TV+. However Netflix has maintained it’s dominance over Prime Video with a margin of 30%!

Market share development in 2020- Disney Plus

That being said the growth of other streaming services impinged on Netflix’s market share. With Newcomers Disney+ and Peacock growing by 5% and 6% respectively. With HBO Max finishing on a high with a 9% expansion throughout 2020.

So what do you think about Disney Plus and it’s good fortune in the streaming wars? Is it here to stay? Do you feel as though it can keep up our interest? Will there be even more original programming that will hold your attention once the Mandalorian is over?

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Hitman 3

Hitman is back! The assassination franchise that everyone loves is making it’s way to the next gen in Hitman 3. However, it’s still available for the previous generation of consoles. So, the bald barcoded hitman, Agent 47, can still be enjoyed by those not upgrading their consoles just yet.

Hitman 3 is the conclusion in the long running ‘World of Assassination’ trilogy. You play as Agent 47 and this time his contracts are the most important that he’s ever had. As always with Hitman games, you’ll be completing assassinations across a wide variety of levels and locations. Each one is exotic and very very detailed. Each with their own creative opportunities to take out your target. Which not only are fun to discover but also gives plenty of replayability. Furthermore it makes it so not each game is the same! Your gameplay will be different to your friends, which is different to their friends and so on and so forth.

Furthermore, Hitman 3 allows you to play in ALL of the previous locations from the previous games. All locations from Hitman 1 and Hitman 2 can be imported and played within Hitman 3 at NO additional cost! Furthermore, progression from Hitman 2 is directly carried over into Hitman 3!

Did we mention you can play it in VR too?

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Doug Ford: Please Stay At Home!

Doug Ford Ontario’s Premier (A Premier is basically the head of government for some countries and states, similar to the Prime Minister, but for a state) has thanked his fellow Ontarians for staying at home. Whilst also urging the people of Canada and Ontario to continue to stay at home. He does so in a video message to the state by asking people to stay at home in various different languages.

In this new video he speaks in lots of different languages such including sign language, Dutch, Serbian, Somali and Hebrew.

It was a follow up video message from January 21st where Doug Ford urged his fellow Ontarians to stay at home. Repeating the message in a number of different languages from Italian, Russian, Turkish and Mandarin, to name but a few.

Doug Ford had issued a stay-at-home order for the province from January 14th which remains in effect for at least 28 days. Ford had also issued a second state of emergency on January 12th.

(CTV News)

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Bill Gates Answers Common Interview Questions

For Steph Curry’s official YouTube channel, Steph is doing a series of exclusive interviews called “State of Inspiration” In episode 1 Steph features one of the world’s leading executives and philanthropists, Bill Gates.

They discuss on the secondary problems that have arisen due to COVID-19, primarily food insecurity, education (remote learning), and unemployment. While they also tackled several of the issues and discussed what is needed to mitigate the problems that the global pandemic will leave behind when we all go back to normal.

One aspect that a lot of people will face young and old is job interview questions. As young people going into their first job and older generation of people who haven’t had to go for a job interview in a long time.

So, Steph wanted to ask Bill Gates to pretend he was interviewing for a software engineering job at Mircorosft and to answer a few of the common interview questions.

  1. Why Should We Hire You
  2. How do you define your strengths and weaknesses, and how would you incorporate them into a team?
  3. What are your salary expectations for this job?

However, some of these answers might surprise you and all of them might inspire you to adapt them into your line of work. So check out the answers below:

Bill Gates – Why Should We Hire You?

You should look at the codes that I’ve written. I write software programs way beyond any classes that I’ve taken. Think I’ve gotten better over time, so take a look at how ambitious I’ve been there.

I do think I can work well with people, might criticize their code a little harshly.

But overall, I like to be on a team. I like ambitious goals, like thinking through how we can anticipate the future.

Software is cool, and I want to be involved.

Bill Gates – How do you define your strengths and weaknesses, and how would you incorporate them into a team?

Well I’m not somebody who knows a lot about marketing. I wouldn’t enjoy being a salesman.

For a position where you’re actually creating the products and thinking through what those features should be, I’m fascinated by that.

I followed the history of the industry, read about the mistakes that have been made. So product definition, product creation, very strong.

If you have a team that understands the customers, the sales, the marketing, I’m not going to bring that, but I would enjoy working with them.

Bill Gates – What are your salary expectations for this job?

I hope the option package is good. I’m able to take risk and I think the company has a great future, so I prefer to get stock options even more than cash compensation.

I hear some other companies are paying a lot, but treat me fairly and emphasize the options.

Questions for you

  • What questions would you like to ask Bill at a job interview
  • What job interview questions do you hate
  • How would you like to interview Bill Gates for a job at your company
  • Do You find job interviews hard
  • Do you feel a lot of people will struggle in job interviews after COVID
  • Should there be support for people who don’t know how to do their best in a job interview?

[INC]

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David Bowie Predicts the Internet in 1999

In this now infamous clip David Bowie discusses the internet with Jeremy Paxman of the BBC a very famous interviewer for a programme called Newsnight. Bowie was a rockstar but he also had other interests. He explained how he thought the internet is more than just a tool and why it was destined to change the world. This was in 1999 too don’t forget! Bowie even launched his own internet service provider, BowieNet, which ceased operations in 2006.

David Bowie: Internet changing the world

In the 1999 BBC interview Bowie told a skeptical Paxman that

“I don’t think we’ve even seen the tip of the iceberg. I think the potential of what the internet is going to do to society, both good and bad, is unimaginable.”

Paxman then calls the internet a tool and Bowie retorts:

“an alien life form” and expresses his belief that “it is going to crush our ideas of what mediums are all about.”

Bowie knew what he was talking about in 1998, a year before the interview, Bowie launched BowieNet an internet service provider which was more than just an ISP. It provided access to a dedicated website with exclusive content, including photos of Bowie, a blog and news feed.

Users were encouraged to start their own website with the free 5MB of space that they were paying for. They also were able to chat in live chats with one another and Bowie himself. You could say that this was a social media website.

Allegedly his enthusiasm for the internet was so great that David Bowie claimed that he’d bypass music and go right to the internet if he were 19 again!

“If I was 19 again, I’d bypass music and go right to the internet.” 

(Big Think)

Questions for you

  • Why did he think this way?
  • Was he right?
  • Was his profound prediction justified
  • Has what he predicted come right
  • What hasn’t come right
  • Could this be easily adjusted? Is it confirmation bias?

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Jingle Radio Station – JingleMad Radio!

Do you love jinlges on the radio? Do you find yourself singing jingles all day long? Well we have found the radio station for you. It’s called JingleMad Radio and it’s a radio station that plays jingles all day long!

Thanks to the co-operation and permission of the biggest jingle companies in the world, JingleMad Radio plays jingles literally all day long.

If you want to know just how many jingles are played, we’re gonna tell ya, it’s more than you think! They play 66 jingles in a row every hour!

JingleMad Radio don’t have presenters and programmes and operate like a rolling news service with the same format each hour.

What a Jingle looks like

The top of the hour will play a news jingle, sponsor jingle and top of the hour ident followed by 66 jingles in a row. All created randomly by JingleMad JingleMix.

A typical hour on JingleMad Radio looks like this:

  • :00 Single Jingle News with Stuart Clarkson
  • :01 Top of hour jingle
  • :02 JingleMad JingleMix – 66 jingles in a row
  • :17 Demonstration time – jingle demo
  • :30 Another 66 jingles in a row
  • :45 JingleMad jingle montages – user created montages
  • :59 News intro

(JingleMad Radio)

Questions for you….

  • Do you love jingles?
  • What’s your favourite jingles?
  • What makes a good jingles?
  • How would you make good jingles?
  • Do you know many jingles from now or when you were younger?
  • Could you listen to 66 jingles in a row?

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