Category Archives: If/Then

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Marvelous Motivational Melodies”!

Hi, everyone!

It’s about the time of year when a lot of people start giving up on their New Year’s resolutions. Whether they’re voluntarily throwing in the towel, “taking a break,” or just completely forgot that they even made a resolution, by the end of January, many people find themselves disillusioned that the New Year isn’t bringing them all that they’d hoped.

But here’s the big secret: positive change and growth don’t just happen because you changed your calendar. Goals don’t achieve themselves. You have to make them happen.

As I’ve said many times before on Jammin’ with Jamie, one way to get and stay motivated is to get a great song in your head. Whether it’s just to distract you until you’ve started and you’re on a roll, or to keep you going after you’ve made that first step, having a song to make you smile and push harder can be indispensable.

But where can you find such songs? I’m glad you asked! And even if you didn’t, here’s the answer: just jam with us on this week’s Jammin’ with Jamie, where we’ll be presenting a mix of…

And you don’t even have to leave your house!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Bonus Business Beats”!

Hi, everyone!

We had so many requests during last week’s Jammin’ with Jamie jam session, I decided to extend the theme for another week!

Now that all of us have successfully filed out income taxes (hopefully), we can all really let loose and jam to…

But wait, there’s more!-

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Songs of Friendship: Redux!”

Hi, everyone!

Thank you again to all of you to stayed with us so patiently as we worked through unexpected technical difficulties last week.

To make up for lost time, I decided to not only carry over the songs we had to skip over last week for the sake of time, but also the whole theme, giving us…

Let’s do this! … Again!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Songs of Friendship!”

Hi, everyone!

Oftentimes, it can seem like there’s just too much emphasis on romantic relationships.

So, after our annual Jammin’ with Jamie Valentine’s Day shows, I like to turn the attention to something that I don’t think gets celebrated nearly enough…

Then let’s celebrate!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Rousing Refrains!”

Hi, everyone!

At this time of year, it seems like a lot of people start to lose their spirits. The novelty of the new year has worn off and they start giving up on their resolutions. The holiday season has ended, but the cold weather and limited daylight remain.

Well, one thing I love to do on Jammin’ with Jamie is motivate you!

In fact, one of the best ways to get motivated is to have a song in your head, so with that in mind, let’s jam to…

“I’m pumped! Let’s go!”

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Jamie’s Favorite Jams (Part 2)”!

Hi, everyone!

Our final Jammin’ with Jamie jam session is this Saturday, June 13, from 6:00 to 9:00 am!

Well… here we are.

From the instant I found out I was going to be on the air for the first time in October 2011––– before the show was even called Jammin’ with Jamie––– I knew the show would have an end date.

I expected the end date to be “as soon as someone other than my parents heard my voice on an audio-only medium.”

I had to re-apply for my slot three times a year, so for a while, there was also the possibility that someone else would get the slot.

But at this point, I’m moving on to a new chapter in my life. I’m filled with that trademark mix of excitement and worry that comes every time you embark on a new start––– something I always encourage you Jammers to do on my show, making sure I always give you the proper motivational melodies to get stuck in your head and give you that extra push when you need it.

I want to assure all of you: the last time I sign off of Jammin’ with Jamie isn’t the last you’ll hear from me. In fact, it’s just the beginning. Make sure you keep checking this website, my Twitter, and my YouTube account, and we can keep up with each other’s adventures together!

So with that, I give you our final Jammin’ with Jamie jam session theme. Are you ready?

Let’s jam!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Travel Tunes”!

Hi, everyone!

Jammin’ with Jamie will be two hours this week! We’ll be jammin’ from 6:00 to 8:00 am!

In case you missed my announcement last week, after four amazing years, Jammin’ with Jamie is, unfortunately, coming to an end. Including this week, we have three precious jam sessions left together.

Our final Jammin’ with Jamie jam session will be Saturday, June 13.

As for this week’s theme…

For students and everyone else involved in education, the school year is coming to an end, if it hasn’t already. It’s the time when everyone scatters to go home, go on vacation, move someplace new, or even just explore a different part of town.

Whether you know where you’re headed this summer or not, jam with us as we go on a musical road trip through a set of…

Where are you going with this?

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Mom’s Melodies and Dad’s Ditties”!

Hi, everyone!

This Sunday is Mother’s Day!

… For those of you who had forgotten, you’re welcome for reminding you while you still have time to make it look like you hadn’t forgotten. That’s yet another advantage to being a loyal Jammer with us on Jammin’ with Jamie: you never forget a holiday!

So, in another grand Jammin’ with Jamie tradition, this Saturday, we’re going to pay tribute to our mothers––– and fathers!––– and jam to…

You shouldn’t leave people hanging like that!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Tongue-Twisting Tunes”!

Hi, everyone!

This week, we have a brand new, never-before-heard theme on Jammin’ with Jamie––– a theme that I’ve wanted to do for a long time!

If you’ve jammed with us before, you know that I always encourage all of my fellow Jammers (That’s you!) to sing and dance along with us as we jam to terrific tunes.

Well this week, we’re going to put your enunciation to the test, we jam to…

Bring it on!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Spring Songs”!

Hi, everyone!

Have you noticed something… different outside? Maybe you’ve noticed that you can now see the grass where there was once snow. Maybe you’ve noticed that there are more animals roaming around. Maybe you absentmindedly bundled up for sub-zero temperatures and a wicked wind chill recently, only to go outside and immediately regret your decision as you start sweating, which only gets worse as you look around and see that everyone else had the foresight to actually check the forecast before instinctively suiting up.

… That last one happened to a friend.

Now in the Midwest, particularly in the Chicagoland area, we know to never take non-extreme weather for granted, because tomorrow could bring a blizzard, thunderstorm, heat wave, or any other manner of dangerous weather, during which we’ll no doubt continue to go about our daily lives, anyway. Frankly, a real-life “sharknado” wouldn’t shake us.

So, in the spirit of enjoying the weather before it blows over––– literally––– this week, we’re going to jam to…

These breaks before the theme announcement warm my heart!