Monthly Archives: October 2013

Svengoolie’s “Zombie No. 5” Is WNUR’s “Track of the Day”!

Hi, everyone!

I have very exciting news! 89.3 WNUR FM ( has recently restarted our “Track of the Day” series. DJs, as well as producers and other members of WNUR’s Executive Board, submit music tracks that they believe deserve some time in the spotlight, along with a description for each track. As the name implies, a different music track is featured each weekday on the station’s website,

Today, Svengoolie’s ( parody song, “Zombie No. 5” (to the tune of “Mambo No. 5”) was chosen to be the “Track of the Day”––– and just in time for Halloween!

Here’s the link to the post: Svengoolie – “Zombie No. 5”. (The “bonus fun fact” at the end was added by Gillian Levy, another member of WNUR’s Executive Board. Thanks, Gillian!)

I’d like to give a special shout-out and huge “Thank you!” to Dave Fuentes, of the horror-themed blog, Terror from Beyond the Daves (, who uploaded the music video featured in the post, which allowed WNUR to post the track! Thank you, Dave!

If you’d like a refresher on who Svengoolie is and why you should need to watch his show on Saturday night, you can get it right here!

Spend Saturday Night with “Svengoolie”!

Hi, everyone!

I’ve been writing quite a bit about my radio show, Jammin’ with Jamie, lately, so I think it’s high time I actually, well, wrote about something else!

It’s officially Halloween season, so I’ll write about something––– or rather, someone––– often associated with Halloween. Despite this association, however, he’s around all year long, and if you ever need something to lift your spirits (pun intended) at the end of the week on a Saturday night, he’s there to help.

If you’ve had the best week of your life, he’ll make it even better. If you’ve had the worst week of your life, he’ll help you end the week on a high note. I can say both of these statements with certainty because I have experienced both. No matter what your mood may be, he’ll brighten it. You’ll find yourself smiling, laughing, and thoroughly enjoying yourself.

His name is Svengoolie. And if you haven’t seen his show, you should. Scratch that: you need to. “Who’s Svengoolie?” you ask?

This is Svengoolie! (And me.  At White Castle.)

This is Svengoolie! (And me. At White Castle.)

Tell me more about Sven!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Monstrous Melodies/Haunting Halloween Harmonies (Halloween 2013: Part 3)”!

Hi, everyone!

First of all, I know I’ve been writing quite a bit about Jammin’ with Jamie. This will change soon: I promise! (Hint: come back this Saturday at 9:00 am.)

Second, I’ve recently found out that “Sportsathon” will be taking over 89.3 WNUR FM for twenty-four hours next Friday and Saturday. Unfortunately, this means our jam session will be preempted next week. So, after this week, our next jam session will take place on November 2: same time, same station!

This also means that this will be our last explicitly Halloween-themed jam session––– well, for a while, anyway. (There’s a very high likelihood that another Halloween-themed jam session will pop up again before we go on summer hiatus. The individual songs, on the other hand, may come around again at any time.)

So, in this week’s jam session, we’re going to have two intertwined (and related) themes, as we jam to…

What?! What are we jammin’ to, Jamie Lee?!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Magical Melodies and Sci-Fi Songs (Halloween 2013: Part 2)”!

Hi, everyone!

I’ve realized that I really should start putting pictures before the break, so here’s a picture from the Volo Auto Museum ( on Saturday, October 5.

Yes, I met Svengoolie again! (And I dressed up for the occasion, too!)

Yes, I met Svengoolie again! (And I dressed up for the occasion, too!)

Now that that picture put Halloween on your mind (I hope)…

Last week’s jam session got us into the Halloween spirit (pun intended) by reminding us of the many treats from both the big and small screen that we’re more likely to pull out and enjoy this time of year. So, where do we go next?

Well, as I promised last week, we’re still jammin’ to Halloween music, and with a brand new “sub-theme”!

Films, television shows, and other works in the horror genre can and do frequently cross over with other genres. When this happens, two common genres in such a crossover are fantasy and science fiction. (Yes, I know that there are others, but I had to give our jam session some focus!)

In this week’s jam session, these worlds will collide! Witches will cast a spell and aliens will invade the studio to bring us…

I can’t stand the suspense! What’s the theme, Jamie Lee?!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Spooky Songs of the Screen (Halloween 2013: Part 1)”!

Hi, everyone!

Before I dive into this post, I’m proud to announce that this will be my very first post that includes a picture!

Remember how I wrote last week that some Jammers may think it was too early to break out the Halloween music?

Well, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but times have changed. Specifically, from September to October.

It’s time.

But, despite this, I also realize that some Jammers may need a little help getting into the spirit (pun intended). Well, I’m here to help!

One tradition we have in my family, which I have continued to uphold on my own, is watching “Halloween” movies and television specials throughout October. (I put “Halloween” in quotes because many of them are not explicitly Halloween-related, but are horror or horror comedy films that remind us of Halloween anyway.)

In light of this, in this week’s jam session, we’ll opening up the crypt to unleash…

Has anyone NOT guessed this week’s theme by now?