Providing unique entertainment packages and event services for Central California's finest events since 1982. The entertainers of Bigler Sound have various entertainment backgrounds in the industry. Credits range from radio to nightclubs and we have had more than 3,000 interactive performances!





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Western street festival set for downtown Merced
By Jonathan Whitaker
Merced County Times
August 28, 2014

Them were the days, legend has it, when "The Balladeer" would roam through the hot and dusty pathways of 17th Street in Merced, reciting the ballads of the heroes and villains of the day.
High noon would bring tales of the antics brought on by the Evil Ruckus McGee, the sassy moves of Strawberry Sherry, the no-nonsense wisdom of Hangin' Judge Snelling and the quick draw hands of Marshal Rector Meaney.

"Mercy Gulch Days," they called 'em — and though some may have trembled in their boots — Mercedians, by and large, loved every minute.
Well, thanks to this year's celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the City of Merced, those Mercy Gulch Days are returning to Main Street on the weekend of Sept. 12-14.
A wide variety of free events are planned for all to enjoy, including live music, cowboy poetry, Western gunfights in the streets, a chuck wagon breakfast, arts & crafts demonstrations, carnival magic, a morning Blue Devil Dash fun run, live music from local bands, raffle prize competitions, and silver dollar giveaways.
And of course those old time Western characters will be in full dress, wandering the streets and bringing color to the festivities.
Rumor has it that real-life Merced County Sheriff's Sergeant Vern Warnke, might even reprise his 1990s role as
Marshal Rector Meaney.
There might even be a "Wild Whisker Contest" for those into classic facial hair.
"People have been talking about bringing this event back for forever it seems," says Tig Bigler, an event coordinator and actor of one of the original Mercy Gulch characters, Emersum Bigguns, a.ka. The Balladeer.
"It was a tremendous event for the town, and we hope to make it so again," Bigler says, "Downtown merchants deserve this attention, as do all the citizens of Merced County."
Mercy Gulch Days started back in the 1950s, as a Wild West way to usher in the Merced County Fair. Old timers remember a fancy parade downtown that led to the fairgrounds.
The second incarnation of the event came in the late 1980s when downtown Merced advocate Susie Rossi helped bring it back with the help of a Downtown Merchants Association. She and other hardworking, business-minded people made the event popular through the mid-1990s.
Early this year, when the city's 125th Anniversary Committee — including City Councilman Mike Murphy and Mary-Michal Rawling — was brainstorming ideas of things to do, the words "Mercy Gulch" came up many times.
"Neither of us were here back then," Murphy told volunteers at one point, "but this thing exists in people's minds with legendary status."
The City of Merced is helping to sponsor the free event, and they are getting some nice help from community advocate Lori Gallo, Bobcat Brewery, the Branding Iron, Cigar Monkey, Etch This..., Save Mart, the Razzari family, Coffee Bandits, KUBB Country, Radio Merced, Root Social Merced, and
Most of the festivities will take place on Main Street, between K and M streets, with live entertainment at Bob Hart Square, on Friday and Saturday nights, Sept. 12-13. Expect a full day of events on Saturday, Sept. 12, and the Blue Devil Dash on Sunday, Sept. 14, morning, with things wrapping up around 4 p.m.

Look for an official, full schedule of events in the upcoming editions of the Merced County Times.


5 More Successful Programs
December 2014

We have completed 5 more successful programs to wrap up 2014. Our thanks to Brett Harte, Los Banos, Pittman, Central Catholic, and Chowchilla high schools for asking us to participate in their "Every 15 Minutes". We've provided accolated services to high schools and universities on behalf of the CHP for 88 programs in Central CA throughout our 14 year involvement and never canceled one due to equipment failure, wind or rain. We are equiped to handle almost any inclement weather. This gives us a unique perspective and more experience than any other sound and special effects provider you will find in the 6 county area we serve, (Merced, Mariposa, MAdera, Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Calaveras).
We hope you will give us the opportunity to meet with you regarding your next program. Please contact us soon as the busy spring school schedule and the high demand for our services can lead to date conflict. We look forward to hearing from you.

Tig Bigler, of Merced's Bigler Sound and Performance, brings the party with him wherever his
customers wish thanks to his "Jambulance," a converted emergency vehicle.

Mobile DJ coming to the rescue of party-goers
By Abby Souza
December 2006

No New Year's Eve party would be complete without black lights, rocking music and karaoke, according to Tig Bigler of Bigler's Sound and Performance in Merced. Bigler's business has been helping parties stay hopping since 1983. Now, with a new rig called the "Jambulance," Bigler and his eight associates are ready to provide several New Year's Eve parties with entertainment Sunday night.
"As far as I know we're the only mobile entertainment company in the tri-county area," Bigler said. "We do everything from intimate weddings to large-scale events." But Bigler's company is much more than just a disc jockey on wheels. " Pretty much anything that has to do with entertainment, we can do," he said.
And many of those things have been done on New Year's Eve. Last year, Bigler and his crew were hired for a wedding at the Merced County Fairgrounds. "We made it snow as the guests arrived at the Pavilion,"Bigler said. "By the end of the night, there was about three inches of snow on the dance floor." Bigler also put on a huge Y2K party in Merced to bring in the year 2000. At that event, Bigler said he set up a huge LCD screen that counted down to the new year, then shot off fireworks and confetti cannons as the clock struck midnight.
"We have a reputation...people call us and say 'Iheard you can make anything happen,'" Bigler said. "And I don't think we've ever let them down." Bigler will be able to do even more now that he's added an ambulance-turned-mobile entertainment center to his list of rigs. "We call it the Jambulance," Bigler joked. "We had a contest, some wanted to call it Frankenvan or the Event Rescue Vehicle."
The old Merced ambulance has everything Bigler and his crew will need to put on a small concert, or run the sound for one of the many drunk driving awareness programs he assists with at local high schools called "Every 15 minutes." "It's not complete yet," he said, but plans to have the rig out on the road soon. "We look forward to it."

KCR AM begins new jazz format
By Steve Harrison
Tuesday September 9, 1986

IN CONTROL - Alex Bigler, KCR AM program director and disk jockey, pauses for a moment at the turntable. KCR AM will begin a new jazz format this week and will also broadcast information about campus events.
When the Associated Students Council decided to fund KCR, the university's student-run radio station, for 1986-87, the council made a stipulation that KCR's AM programming be more mindful of SDSU students. An A.S. ad hoc committee was organized to recommend a way to insure financial accountability from the station due to history of failures by KCR management in keeping pace with their income projections.
This week, KCR AM 55 will begin a new jazz format. The station will be more dedicated to providing information about campus events, said Sue Drummet, KCR's general manager. The A.S. committee has submitted three proposals which are being reviewed and remain to be approved by the A.S. Council, the University Senate, and President Thomas B. Day to help KCR manage its finances. The submitted proposals include a Broadcast Authority charter, a KCR constitution, and KCR bylaws.
The purpose of the Broadcast Authority charter is to "define the administrative, financial, and philosophical relationship between San Diego State University and all student-operated broadcasting," according to the charter. The Broadcast Authority shall "govern campus broadcast media" with "a set of bylaws and operating procedures pertaining to the editorial policies, fiscal management, business operations and personnel practices of the radio stations under its jurisdiction."
The charter established a guideline for the membership eligibility of the Broadcast Authority and discussed the Broadcast Authority's role in administration procedures and business operations.
"It shall be the duty of the Broadcast Authority to manage responsibly the assets of the radio stations under its jurisdiction, including equipment and budgetary reserves," stated the charter. Since KCR's introduction in 1969, the station has adhered to an alternative music format. Unfortunately, according to KCR management, alternative music hasn't fostered a meaningful increase in student listenership.

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