Category Archives: Christmas

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Arthur Anthems”!

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This week, the longest-running children’s animated show, Arthur, concluded its 25th and final season. If you’ve been jammin’ with us for a while, you’ve jammed to several songs from and based on the show. I always hear great feedback from you, my fellow Jammers, when you hear songs you haven’t heard in forever, or songs you’ve never heard from characters you’ve known forever!

Longtime loyal Jammin’ with Jamie Jammers know that I’ve loved Arthur my whole life. In fact, when the show celebrated its 20th anniversary, I was chosen by the production team to make a video talking about what Arthur means to me, which I was more than excited to do!

I recently attended a virtual Q&A with Arthur author and creator Marc Brown and executive producer Carol Greenwald… and they answered my question (at 41:45)!

So, given all of this, it should be no surprise that we’re going to celebrate and pay tribute to this landmark phenomenon with an avalanche of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “New Beginning Beats (2022)”!

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First of all, I know a couple of shows have been skipped. What happens is I write, record, and edit my shows, and send them to a database for remote shows. Then, someone at WNUR uploads them to the station’s software to play. There have been some errors recently in that second process, which has affected many shows, including our jam sessions. So, if you hear some songs and timely references that are out of date in the coming weeks, please enjoy the flashback!

This week, we have a rare occurrence: a Jammin’ with Jamie jam session on New Year’s Day!

So let’s start the New Year right (hint hint) by ringing it in with a batch of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Seasonal Celebration Songs (2021)”!

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This week, we have a rare occurrence: a Jammin’ with Jamie jam session on Christmas Day!

So, it’s high time to unwrap a sack of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Haunting Holiday Harmonies (2021)”!

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No matter how much you may love the holiday season, there are always certain things about the holiday season that we don’t love so much. So this week, it’s time for a jam session I get a sick and twisted sense of joy out of putting together!

Our seasonal spooky jam sessions for Halloween are gone and buried, but those haunting happenings, creepy creatures, and macabre moods and moments don’t get killed off so easily. We’ve just dug up a heap of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Santa Songs (2021)”!

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Now that we’ve kicked off the holiday season, it’s time to kick it into high gear! Bundle up, because we’re heading up north! How far north? All the way north… to the North Pole! We’ll be traveling on our holiday road trip as we jam to a sack of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Christmas and Holiday Kickoff Choruses (2021)”!

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It’s officially December, which means we can officially deck our jam session halls and unwrap our first set of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Birthday Beats (2021)”!

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It’s been a bit!

I’m still engaged in the “Battle of the Hard Drives,” working to extract my years’ worth of music and videos from hard drives I’d used to back up my computer before my most recent backup failed… which, of course, was while my computer was getting repaired.

But anyway, I decided to pull whatever I could find online and patch and stitch together a brand new prerecorded show this week because… tomorrow, June 26, is my birthday!

So, as a little “birthday present to myself,” this week’s theme is…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie”: Mike Zara Interview!

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It’s been a bit! Here’s the situation…

For the safety of its DJs, 89.3 WNUR FM is operating on a very limited basis for the foreseeable future. For Jammin’ with Jamie, this means our shows will have to be remote and prerecorded.

Some of you know that my computer was in and out of repairs for months, requiring me to work from various backup hard drives. Then, one of those hard drives very suddenly failed before I was able to update my other backups. Trying to restore my library of music and videos has been a daunting, painstaking task, and I’m not out of the woods on it yet.

When we do resume our more musical jam sessions, I will do what I can to announce themes in advance so everyone can get their requests in beforehand.

But, in the meantime, we can still jam!

This week, we’re featuring another Jammin’ with Jamie interview, with…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Seasonal Celebration Songs (2019)”!

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There are so many holidays still happening, and so many sales in the stores, so why cut things short? We’re done with the preparation: let’s celebrate with a sleigh full of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Dark Holiday Ditties (2019)”!

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Last week, we got into the spirit of the holiday season here on Jammin’ with Jamie!

But I understand: the holidays aren’t all constant strings of twinkling holiday lights, warm gatherings of loving families and friends, and 24/7 holiday cheer. There are things that annoy us, things that stress out and overwhelm us, and, of course, there are those grumps who will groan, growl, grunt, and grumble their way all the way through January 2.

So let’s get all those frustrations out! Once we vent, we can keep these songs in our back pockets for when things get strained this season. We’re diving deep into a den of…

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