Category Archives: If/Then

“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!

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

Hi, everyone!

For the third week, we’ll have another installment of another grand Jammin’ with Jamie tradition!

… Hey, do anything almost every week for four years. I dare you not to have traditions.

At any rate, two weeks ago, we jammed to a mix of hilarious, gut-busting love songs! No matter what your feelings about Valentine’s Day, we all had a lot of fun with these songs!

Still, I’m fully aware that the very thought of Valentine’s Day makes some people’s stomachs turn. So, I decided to counterbalance the “hilarious love song” jam session with a jam session celebrating a different kind of love.

Grab a buddy––– or, if you’re alone, keep one or more of your buddies in mind––– as we gather and jam to…

Friends don’t leave friends hanging!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Songs about Fresh Starts”!

Hi, everyone!

Even though we’re more than halfway through January, it’s still a good time to remind ourselves that a new year means a new start… if we make it that way, of course!

So, to further encourage you to seize the day and claim a fresh start for yourself, this week, we’re going to continue jamming to…

All right! Let’s get started!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “New Year, New Beginnings”!

Hi, everyone!

That’s right: Jammin’ with Jamie is back from winter hiatus, and we’re all set to start jammin’ again to some fun tunes you can sing and dance to!

It’s a brand new year, which means it’s a great time to wipe the slate clean and start something new or rededicate yourself to something you love.

Of course, starting something new or diving back into something you’ve been away from for a while can take some motivation.

Well, that’s what we’re here for! Come in from the cold weather, curl up by your radio, computer, and/or mobile device, and join us as we embark on a new adventure with…

“Huzzah and tally ho! We’re off and here we go”!