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Buzzer blog repost: Story of the SkyTrain Chime

Podcasting SymbolWe’re mining popular Buzzer blog posts from days gone by to reignite fun and interesting conversations about transit!

Today we’ll be heading back to 2008 when Jhenifer Pabillano, the blog’s creator, was playing around with podcasts and looked into the story of the SkyTrain Chime.


The Buzzer blog podcast is back!

This time, I’ve got the story behind the SkyTrain chime for you to hear. Ian Graham, operations planner for SkyTrain, talks all about how the chime was recorded, why we ended up with that particular sound, and who in the world actually played the chime.


To listen to the podcast, press play on the player above, or download the mp3 here. You can also subscribe to our podcast via RSS, so this audio file will download straight into iTunes or your RSS reader, and you’ll get all the future Buzzer podcasts by refreshing your subscription.

(And seriously, would you have guessed the SkyTrain chime was recorded at the same studio where Bryan Adams and AC/DC laid down albums?)

You can also listen to our previous podcasts:

What do you think? Should the Buzzer venture back into podcasts? Comment below and let us know!

Author: Adrienne Coling


  • By aaron abas, January 16, 2017 @ 4:43 pm

    oh yeah! I’ve been waiting for, i’ve been praying for a podcast. of course you should post more podcasts!

  • By war on the car, January 17, 2017 @ 9:17 am

    I’m going to swim against the tide and urge that, if podcasts do return to the Buzzer, transcripts be posted with each one. First of all, it’s easier for some people (like me) to digest information efficiently in print than aurally. Second, posting an audio-only podcast makes the contents inacessible to anyone with a hearing impairment – and as a public agency, that creates huge legal and social-equity problems.

  • By Sean Nelson, January 17, 2017 @ 9:23 am

    I also prefer written pieces since they’re faster to read and easier to skip around in. This particular piece about the Skytrain chime is, of course, well suited for audio since it can actually play the sounds being discussed (and I think Jhenifer did a great job of integrating those sounds into it). But in general my preference is for text.

  • By Adrienne Coling, January 19, 2017 @ 2:32 pm

    Thanks for the input, everyone!! :)

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