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Teens Dedicate Jingles to NBC4 Anchors

The two boys have written jingles for NBC4 anchors Colleen Williams, Chuck Henry and Robert Kovacik.

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    Taylor Mackall and Mackenzie Cregan are quickly becoming singing sensations in the NBC4 newsroom.

    It all began this past summer when Mackall and his friend Cregan began roaming the halls of NBC4 while his father worked on late-night promotions for the shows. While roaming, the 15-year-olds, also known as “Mack and Mack,” began making friends with the staff.

    "At the time, Frank McCourt and the Dodgers were in the news and we heard that Fred Roggin's show was looking for jingles, so we decided to write one," said Mackall.

    Their jingle aired on Roggin’s "The Filter" – a show that discusses the top stories of the week -- and sparked the development of the dynamic duos jingle dedications.

    "We thought 'these guys work hard, they deserve a jingle,'" said Mackall.

    So far, the boys have written jingles for NBC4 anchors Colleen Williams, Chuck Henry and Robert Kovacik.

    "Colleen loved it, she filmed it on her phone," said Mackall. "Robert posted it on his Facebook."

    Their dedications aren't limited to newsroom talent. When guests to the show visit the station, the boys have been to serenade them in the make-up room.

    Although Mack and Mack have been collaborating for a couple of years, they believe their personal best is the jingle dedicated to the 405 Freeway closure, Carmageddon.

    "Fritz Coleman recommended that we write about every local controversy," said Mackall. "Either him or Byron [Miranda] will be our next jingle, but probably Fritz [Coleman]."

    The duo will be performing in a fundraiser at the Roxy on Feb. 25. The event will be benefiting the jazz program at the Foshay Learning Center located in Los Angeles.

    Here are clips of the boys in action:



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