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Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. #4574392
11/14/17 11:04 PM
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BJD78 Offline OP
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I drive a great deal in Lincoln and Omaha area and listen to AM news radio mostly, have noticed a lot more radio commercials with car horns and sirens. AmCo transmissions has a commercial with lots of car honking, then there are some other commercials with sirens. I find it annoying when trying to drive. My instinct is to pull over or make a right turn at the next opportunity. The only thing I find more annoying is the impatient drivers who like to honk at me when I am sitting at a (no right turn) light. "NO I will not break the law and go through a no right turn red, so that they can get to Starbucks or McD's 40 seconds faster." I do not care how many times they honk.


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Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: BJD78] #4574393
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One time, a guy called in our talk radio station about a commercial that had sirens. He was a truck driver and kept thinking he was getting pulled over. The guy running the board pulled up siren sounds the rest of the show.

Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: BJD78] #4574411
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It is an advertisement, and they are trying to get your attention. It worked !! That said, I personally boycott any business that does this cheap tactic in their advertisements.

Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: BJD78] #4574467
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I am not a fan of it either. A lot of times, I have a hard enough time hearing emergency vehicles as it is..


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Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: dlundblad] #4574472
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Decades ago some company employed a horribly shrill voice crying out the word, "MURDER". It was early in the morning on a VERY well established morning radio show.

They aired the commercial fewer that 5 times (one week).

I know because I was a lad and it was the station my parents listened too.

Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: BJD78] #4574528
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Another effect they use alot is the sound of "doorbells" ringing. The reason I mention that is, my dogs go nuts whenever our doorbell rings. So several times at night if the TV is on it gets them goin crazy.,,,

Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: BJD78] #4574563
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I remember a TV station and furniture store were fined by the FCC a few years ago for using the Emergency Alert siren in their ads.

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Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: BJD78] #4574580
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There used to be a commercial on one of the kids channels that had a phone ringing with a ringtone just like my cell. Many times I would go hunt my phone down only to find it in my pocket


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Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: Crispysea] #4574588
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You reminded me of a local paint store's jingle which was punctuated with a telephone ring.

"Martin's Home Decorating Center....It ain't just (ring) paint".

Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: BJD78] #4574592
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Around here, if you're sitting at a "no right on red". people just drive around you as if the sign wasn't there.

Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: 2dogs] #4574602
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BJD78 Offline OP
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I have only seen that happen once, I would categorize people who do that as simply "morons"


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Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: BigCahuna] #4574607
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Originally Posted By: BigCahuna
Another effect they use alot is the sound of "doorbells" ringing. The reason I mention that is, my dogs go nuts whenever our doorbell rings. So several times at night if the TV is on it gets them goin crazy.,,,


+1

I hate this. Makes the dog bark every single time.


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Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: 2dogs] #4574848
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Originally Posted By: 2dogs
Around here, if you're sitting at a "no right on red". people just drive around you as if the sign wasn't there.

When we were in Texas, we had a woman drive over the sidewalk to get around us at a "no right turn on red". I still have a mental image of the 3 little kids in the back seat bouncing around as she bump, bump, bumped over the sidewalk and screeched away. I guess she was in a hurry.


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