NBC Chimes Through The Years



Here are sound bytes of the chimes as heard down through the years. Click on the speaker to listen.

The NBC chimes we are so familier with, as we used to hear on the NBC Radio Network

The fourth chime sounded on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

Earliest known recording of the chimes from WJZ, Newark - December 12, 1929. This is a five chime sequence, the last strike appears to be a chord of G-E-C.

The chimes as heard on the Wendall Hall, The Pineapple Picadoor program, NBC Chicago - February 2, 1931, another five chime sequence.

A seven note chime sequence - From an air check of the Coca Cola Program, New York, March 26, 1930. Note: This may sound like a six-note chime because the last two notes are very difficult to seperate.

The three note hand struck chimes from the first Jack Benny show sponsored by Canada Dry, May 2, 1932 on the blue network, station WJZ, New York. This is the earliest recording I have of the use of the three note chime.

Sonovox Buy War Bonds to the tune of the chimes, January 30, 1944.

I Love You - a little song based on the NBC Chimes believed to have been written sometime in the 1930's. Playing time approximately 2 minutes.

Chimes as heard in the past on NBC Television

Chimes as heard in the past on NBC Television

Chimes as heard currently on NBC Television


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