One of the earliest Audio-Visual Productions
One of the most prolific producer of public service spots (video cassettes and records) was Audio-Visual Productions located in the Washington D.C. area (in Fairfax, Virginia) and presided by Art Stamler from 1962 to 1985.
Dr. Arthur (Art) Donald Stamler
Dr. Stamler began his career in broadcasting in 1952 when he joined the staff of WBUR, Boston University's FM station, as a student. He then joined WXKS in Boston as News Director.
In 1955, Dr. Stamler first entered management as General Manager of WGUY in Bangor, ME. He served two years with the United States Army and several years in the Army Reserve as a Radio Broadcast Officer. He went back to management briefly with WFAX, a Washington, DC-area station, and then took ownership of another DC-area station, WOHN. From 1962 to 1985, he was President and Executive Producer of Ads Audiovisual Productions, the nation's largest producer of public service spots for radio and television, located in Fairfax, Virginia.
The following discography is not exhaustive. Only the records pressed by Rite Records are listed and surely many are still missing.
An Epilepsy Information Program
The Epilepsy Foundation
These stars speak for Equal Employment Opportunity. Produced for the EEOC
— Stars included are: Vice President Of The U.S. Hubert H. Humphrey, Frederick O’Neal, Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Andy Griffith, Porter Wagoner, Shirley Jones, Vince Edwards, Herb Alpert, Tammy Grimes, Count Basie, Dennis Weaver, Jack Warden, Ivan Dixon, Greg Morris, Marlo Thomas, Karl Malden, Diahann Carroll, And Florence Henderson.
Flightlines - Federal Aviation Administration
Documentary Radio Programs About Aviation In America
What Music Means To Me
The Music Educators National Conference
16 cuts— For details and track listing see Discogs
Grange Centennial 1867 - 1967
— For details and track listing see Discogs
Small Business Administration: Radio Announcements & Programs; SBA
— spoken w/music; features cast of the Mission Impossible TV show
Accent on Performance
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass with Dick Clark (2 LPs);
Government Handicap Employment
Drive Like a Pro
American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Public Service Radio Spots.
—Promoting safe driving and responsibility. Spots are by such great TV and Movie stars of the 1960s as: Steve McQueen, Kathy Garver(Family Affair), Don Adams(Get Smart), Peter Graves(Mission Impossible), Greg Morris(Mission Impossible) and Jack Webb(Dragnet). There are a total of 20 spots in all; some as short as 10 seconds some as long as a minute. Some of the spots seem very concerned about drinking, drugs and driving.
Down By The Riverside
Office Of Public Info, Federal Water Pollution Control Admin, US Dept Of The Interior
A Place To Live" -The National Wildlife Federation.
public service announcements radio spots
Featured on these radio spots are: Thomas L. Kimball, Fred MacMurray, Robert Morse, Deborah Kerr, Carlos Saenz, Tiny Tim, Barbara Bain, Burt Lancaster, Glen Campbell, Ricardo Montalban, Hume Cronyn, Carol Lynley, Brian Keith, Deborah Kerr, George Kennedy, Sherry North, Tom Smothers, Dan Blocker & James Garner. The spots are all 30 to 60 seconds except the one by Deborah Kerr which is 20 seconds.
These spots have to do with air and water pollution, soil erosion, wildlife protection, forest management and more
Legacy For Tomorrow
Conservation Education Announcements from The National Rifle Association of America
Sharon Tate, Walter Brennan, Nancy Kwan
Epilepsy Information Announcements
Epilepsy Foundation Of America
Time For Hope - Project Hope
The Race For Safety (National Safety Bureau)
radio spots commercials with short interviews of Indy 500 drivers about wearing their safety belts! 8 short spots ranging from 60 second (Dan Gurney) and 30 second spots by Bruce Walkup , LeeRoy Yarborough, Roger McCluskey, John Rutherford and 20 second spots with Wally Dallenbach Lloyd Ruby (10 seconds)... .33 rpm 7" EP with Picture sleeve
Who Are the Prisoners?
A vital series of Public Service Spots from the Disabled American Veterans
20 cuts incl. Greg Morris, Lloyd Nolan, Irene Ryan, Irene Tuttle, George Kennedy, Robert Young, Dana Andrews, Tige Andrews, Peggy Lipton, Sebastian Cabot, Dead Or Alive
Reach Out, The Future is in Your Hands; radio spots from the American Legion Reaching Out the 70's For Youth-Unity-Veterans
Cuts by Commander Chamie, John Wayne, James Stewart, Robert Stack ,JohnnyUnitas, Martin Miler, Lawrence Welk, James Drury, Johnny Grant, Mel Allen, Bing Crosby, MacDonald Carey, Peter Graves and Leif Erickson.
Time for Hope - At Home and Abroad - Project Hope
People-to-People Health Foundation
Modern Maturity Messages
The American Association Of Retired Persons
Public Service Spots To Your Health!
National Ice Association