Every Thursday night on Hunters Bay Radio, from 8-11pm, Jamie broadcasts his show LYRICAL WORKERS wherein he features a setlist of new and old songs he finds interesting, from the point of view of a songwriter.
Sometimes discussing the history of the song, or the back story of the writer, or how he came to learn about the song, Jamie approaches the music he presents from the standpoint of a writer eager to learn about the people behind the song.
Often airing the original works of Canadian artists, including local talent, Jamie is enthusiastic about finding good songs and songwriters to present on his show.
If you have a song you’d like him to hear, he can be reached by email at: email@example.com
About The Host:
Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., Jamie Oppenheimer moved up to Toronto in 1994 to marry and live with his wife Shauna Leigh Taylor. An industrial real estate broker in Buffalo for 20 years, and an industrial real estate salesman in Toronto for several years thereafter, in 2006, following the death bed wishes of Shauna Leigh's brother Dean Jordan Taylor (1952-2000): "Don't Postpone Joy", Jamie and Shauna Leigh moved up to the Almaguin Highlands from Toronto. On Little Doe Lake in Katrine, Ontario, on the site of the old Taylor family cottage, they began building their permanent residence, and in 2008, they moved in to their log home where they have lived ever since. An avid writer since he was in his early teens, Jamie has been writing a weekly blog since 1992, entitled THE OPPENHEIMER REPORT (http://theoppenheimerreport.blogspot.com). He began to write songs around 1989. Over the next 10 years, he wrote over 100 songs and actively pursued a publishing contract, but to no avail. While he never stopped writing and composing songs, he no longer actively seeks commercial recognition. Around 2013, and after realizing that there was a rich pool of talented local musicians and songwriters, Jamie ended a long hiatus from performing and began to play local venues, purely for his own enjoyment. After performing live on-air at HUNTERS BAY RADIO in late 2013, and with the support and encouragement of various hosts at the radio station, Jamie became an active volunteer, as did Shauna. Since then, he has released a CD of his original songs, IMPOSTERS GAME, is preparing for the official release of his 2nd CD, SONGS FROM ROOM 421 (performed and produced by Bobby Cameron), and routinely releases new songs he’s written on his LYRICAL WORKERS radio show. Recognizing the value of a local radio station which is so supportive of the local community, Jamie enjoys mentoring and collaborating with promising local writers and artists.