Monthly Archives: September 2013

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Back to School, Back to Jammin’!”

Hi, everyone!

While I don’t think it’s too early to start the Halloween music (It’s never too early for Halloween music!), I know not all of my fellow Jammers will agree with me.  Sorry, fans of haunting Halloween harmonies: I’m going to have to string you along just a little longer.  Rest assured, though: it will definitely be worth the wait!

At any rate, this week, for our very first jam session (since June, anyway), I’ve decided to instead focus on another scary prospect that has students everywhere cowering behind their summer beach towels: school!  It’s September, which means it’s “back to school”; on the bright side, though, it also means that Jammin’ with Jamie is back on the radio airwaves again!

So, this week, we’re–––

Well?! What’s this week’s theme, Jamie?!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Is Back on the Air!

Hi, everyone!

My weekly radio show, Jammin’ with Jamie, is back!  Tune in to 89.3 WNUR FM over the air in the Chicagoland area, or from anywhere in the world at, every Saturday morning from 6:00 to 7:00 am and “jam” with us!

What are we “jammin’” to?  Many of the songs we “jam” to are from movies and TV shows––– including TV show theme songs––– with a sprinkling of songs from stage shows.  However, many of the songs are not from the big or small screen or the stage, and I am always open to any and all requests! (Provided they’re clean enough to get a thumbs up from the FCC.)

Each week’s “jam session” has a different theme, which is almost always related to a current or upcoming season, holiday, or other event.  Income taxes, elections, movie releases, and even Chicago’s crazy weather have all inspired themes for our weekly jam sessions!  Every so often, there will just be too much music to jam to in the single hour we have together, so the theme––– and the fun––– will be “continued” during the following week’s jam session.

One thing’s for sure, though: you never know what we’re going to jam to when you join our jam session, but it will always be a lot of fun!

I also always enjoy interacting with listeners and taking requests!  So, if you have a request, dedication, question, comment, idea for a future theme for the show, or just want to say, “Hi,” please call in (preferably during the show) at (847) 866-WNUR.  You can also chat live with me online at (once again, preferably during the show).  You can even leave a comment anytime on any of my posts here, but if it’s a request, I unfortunately cannot guarantee that I’ll necessarily see it in time to put it into the show that week.

If, for whatever reason, I am unable to play your request during that week’s jam session, I will do absolutely everything in my power to find it so we can jam to it right at the top of the show the next week!  Also, please make sure you give me your name (or your favorite nickname) so I can give you a shout-out on the air!

By the way, your requests do not have to coincide in any way with that week’s theme.  If we’re jammin’ away to winter/holiday songs and you want to jam to “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” then gosh darn it, you contact me and request “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”!

If I know the next week’s theme before I sign off for the week, I’ll announce it at the end of the show and post it here later.  If I figure it out later, I’ll still post it here!

Since October of 2011, “Jammers” have been jammin’ to great tunes almost every week.  I hope you consider becoming a fellow Jammer by jammin’ with us!  Maybe we’ll jam to some of your long-forgotten favorite songs or artists; maybe you’ll discover some new ones.  In any case, you’ll be singing and even dancing along with us in no time!

Thank you for reading, listening, and jammin’,
Jamie Lee

Hi, Everyone! I’m Jamie Lee!

This is my website… and my blog!  I’ll try to keep things interesting, I promise!

What will I be writing about?  Well, pretty much anything goes. (I do promise to keep all of my own writing appropriate, though.)

I will say, though, that I have a lot of catching up to do, so don’t be surprised if you find articles about, for example, Mary Poppins, Svengoolie (, Pee-wee Herman (, Robin Williams, Riders in the Sky (, and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark ( all right in a row. (And there are plenty more where those came from!)

Also, don’t be surprised if I post a link to something I’ve previously written that has found its way online one way or another, such as one of my guest articles on the horror-themed blog, Terror from Beyond the Daves (

If I do post a link to anything, whether it’s something I wrote, something that has nothing whatsoever to do with me (other than the fact that I saw it), or something in between, I’ll make sure I write a little something to accompany it.

If I’ve piqued your interest, that’s great!

At the time of this posting, this site is still very much a work in progress.  Pictures and other sections of the site are in the works and coming soon!

With that, it’s full disclosure time.

If you’re reading this, whether you know me personally or not, I’m already incredibly grateful to you.  The fact that you decided to read something I wrote––– no matter what the subject––– is not something I take for granted.  I will do absolutely everything I can to keep our time together interesting, entertaining, and engaging for all involved.

Please feel free to leave comments with your thoughts, questions, etc., or just to say, “Hi!” and let me know you’re here!

… And this is just the beginning!  I hope you come back soon!

Thank you for reading,
Jamie Lee