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#4574392 - 11/14/17 11:04 PM Car horns and siren sounds on car radio.
BJD78 Offline


Registered: 08/05/17
Posts: 115
Loc: Nebraska
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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#4574393 - 11/14/17 11:07 PM Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: BJD78]
Scienceman Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 2845
Loc: Earth
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.

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#4574411 - 11/14/17 11:44 PM Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: BJD78]
rubberchicken Offline


Registered: 07/07/08
Posts: 330
Loc: Maryland USA
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.

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#4574467 - 11/15/17 04:28 AM Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: BJD78]
dlundblad Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 8771
Loc: Midwest
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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#4574472 - 11/15/17 04:41 AM Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: dlundblad]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 4037
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
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.

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#4574528 - 11/15/17 06:20 AM Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: BJD78]
BigCahuna Offline


Registered: 09/29/09
Posts: 2082
Loc: Deep in the heart of Jersey
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.,,,

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#4574563 - 11/15/17 07:12 AM Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: BJD78]
Crispysea Offline


Registered: 04/14/17
Posts: 212
Loc: TN USA
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.


Edited by Crispysea (11/15/17 07:12 AM)

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#4574580 - 11/15/17 07:20 AM Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: BJD78]
Soggydog Offline


Registered: 01/17/16
Posts: 119
Loc: South Louisiana
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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#4574588 - 11/15/17 07:30 AM Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: Crispysea]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 4037
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
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".

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#4574592 - 11/15/17 07:32 AM Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: BJD78]
2dogs Offline


Registered: 02/01/17
Posts: 34
Loc: NY
Around here, if you're sitting at a "no right on red". people just drive around you as if the sign wasn't there.

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#4574602 - 11/15/17 07:42 AM Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: 2dogs]
BJD78 Offline


Registered: 08/05/17
Posts: 115
Loc: Nebraska
I have only seen that happen once, I would categorize people who do that as simply "morons"
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#4574607 - 11/15/17 07:45 AM Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: BigCahuna]
jeepman3071 Offline


Registered: 04/15/10
Posts: 3617
Loc: Storrs, Connecticut
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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#4574848 - 11/15/17 10:55 AM Re: Car horns and siren sounds on car radio. [Re: 2dogs]
ecotourist Offline


Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 912
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
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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