Dunkin Donuts

Here is a another commercial I made for the radio show. This one was also edited in Audacity and involved a clip from The Wire and two Dunkin Donut commercials.


Video sources:

1. The Wire Clip: Funny Bunk and Freeman Interrogation by hoodpoliticswww.youtube.com/watch?v=7EeFa8QOq_Y
2. Dunkin’ Donuts – Fritalian Commercial by patricknelsonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2y_GwKzxck
3. 2010 Dunkin Donuts Commercial by TellyFarnsworthwww.youtube.com/watch?v=CyfjXbQojzc


Wire Buyers Radio Show!

I used Audacity to put together all of our audio tracks. I simply downloaded the tracks from SoundCloud and then imported them in Audacity. I put them in order and cut out any of the silent parts of the various tracks.

Division of Duties:

Maggiespearheaded the group idea, created commercials

Imran- commercials, radio bumpers, dialogue

Jess- commercials, final editing process, dialogue

Lauren- commercials, “Way Down in the Hole” mashup

Kriscommercials, suggested a song to use

Alison- commercials, google doc organization, radio show outline, dialogue

We also all created promotional posters for our show.

The Radio Show broken down:

Dialogue: (Start with tail end of discussion about product placement)


1: “…and there are so many companies that use popular culture to display and market their products. https://soundcloud.com/jess-reingold/person-1-part-1 


2: “You’re so right. Product placement is such an opportunity for companies and this type of marketing has infiltrated so many shows we watch today.



3: Now for a few words from our sponsors…” Part 1: 3 seconds





-McNugget’s Commercial (Maggie-1:18) https://soundcloud.com/teamtightpants/the-wire-mcnuggest-commercial

-Kodak Camera/ “Kodak Moment” (Jess-0:41) https://soundcloud.com/jess-reingold/its-a-kodak-moment-in-the-house

-Avon’s call–”Avon Calling” parody (Maggie-1:35)


-KFC (Kris-2:16)


(5:01 minutes)


Bumper: (Imran-0:29)  https://soundcloud.com/rajonnine/wire-buyers%20



Dialogue: (introducing song)


1: “And what would you like to hear?” https://soundcloud.com/jess-reingold/person-1-part-2


3: “Way Down in the Hole.” Part 2: 1 seconds


1: “Which version?” https://soundcloud.com/jess-reingold/person-1-part-3


3: “All of them.”  Part 3: 1 seconds

(0:15 seconds or so)


Song:-Way Down in the Hole Mashup (Lauren-5:36)


(5:36 minutes)



-The Great Gatsby (Maggie-2:22) https://soundcloud.com/teamtightpants/the-great-barksdale

-Diners (Lauren-0:35) http://internet.labrumfield.com/everything-you-love-about-breakfast/

-Games (Alison-2:22)


(5:19 minutes)


-17:55 so far-


Middle Bumper: https://soundcloud.com/rajonnine/old-spice-the-wire-bumper (0:24)



1: “Stay tuned for our discussion of product placement with The Wire producer David Simon.” https://soundcloud.com/jess-reingold/person-1-part-4



-Jameson commercial (Alison-0:58)


-Men’s Wearhouse Suits (Imran-1:58)


-Prop Joe’s store (Kris-1:57)


-Orlando’s Gentlemen’s Club (Kris-0:53)


(5:46 minutes)


Music: I Walk On Gilded Splinters by Paul Weller (Kris-3:39)

(3:39 minutes)



-Housing (Lauren-2:00)


-Demand A Plan To End Gun Violence-(Imran-3:07)


-Dunkin donuts (Jess-0:57)


(6:04 minutes)


Closing bumper: https://soundcloud.com/rajonnine/wire-buyers-ending-bumper


TOTAL: 33:35



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Our group is doing well. We have our Google Doc that everyone seems to be checking, and we have divided up some of the work so far. We seem to be having trouble finding a time when everyone is free since we are all busy with classes and work. This would be the one time when it would be nice to have a dedicated class time for DS106 instead of it just being online. As I mentioned in last week’s weekly summary, I was in charge of finding some songs for the musical breaks and I found this site called TuneFind that has the songs featured in tv shows and movies. I have pulled a few songs I personally liked from The Wire, and I found that the The Wire’s soundtrack has all of the renditions of the theme song, so we could do something with that as well for a musical break. Maybe a mashup of theme songs… I also signed up to be in charge of the Kodak and Dunkin’ Donuts commercials for the radio show. Maggie created an assignment where you make a product ad for a radio show, so I’ll definitely be doing that assignment along with my group members, since it directly benefits our radio show.

I also have made a poster for “Wire Buyers,” the title of our radio show, as shown below. Two other group members have made posters as well (Maggie and Imran).  Kris has made two bumper stickers (1 & 2) and an audio commercial. Lauren and Maggie have also created audio commercials. Now what we are trying to do is meet up in person to hash out the rest of the details of the show. If need be, we could do this over Google Hangouts before we have the video chatting session with Jim and Paul. The only issue I am really worried about is that some of the products that are very clearly placed in The Wire aren’t actually mentioned, they are just really obvious visually, and that can’t be transferred into the radio show, so I’m hoping we can find enough products with audio clips to make a 20-30 minute radio show.

Updated: I have also created an audio commercial and Kris has also made a promo poster.