December 6, 1966
Energy, Illinois, U.S.
|Occupation||Radio personality, Actress|
Jamie White is an American radio personality and actress who is most notable for having hosted mornings on KYSR Star 98.7 in Los Angeles for nearly nine years. Initially hired by a Kansas City radio station, she took a string of broadcasting jobs that had led to her former job at KYSR.
Jamie White has also played a part in a few movies, her largest movie role being an MTV VJ and groupie in the 2001 movie Rock Star (Jamie's best friend, Heidi Mark, was also in that movie). She's also had a few appearances on TV shows including Rock Star: Supernova when she interviewed a group of final contestants, including some bickering with winner Lukas Rossi.
Born December 6, 1968 in the town of Energy, Illinois, She has one sister, Mary Jo White-McCurdy, who still resides in Southern Illinois and is a community leader. She shares a very tight bond with her sister and father. Jamie took a modeling job in St. Louis, Missouri that led to a career in radio broadcasting. Prior to her career as a radio broadcast personality, Jamie was married to a prominent Denver orthopedic surgeon. Her personal website cites her divorce and her mother's battle with cancer as influential to her on-air personality. Jamie and her sister formed the Nancy White Breast Cancer Fund after their mother's passing to assist in the financial burden of women undergoing treatment.
In 1994, she was hired by Denver's KALC Alice 105.9 along with Frosty Stilwell and Frank Kramer, to host the "Jamie, Frosty and Frank Show", which became the number one morning show in Denver. In 1998, she moved to Los Angeles when the show was moved to KYSR Star 98.7 (while still being syndicated to Denver on KALC). On September 15, 1999, the station decided to let go of Frosty and Frank (who became part of the Frosty, Heidi & Frank Show on KLSX with Heidi Hamilton, a former KYSR traffic reporter, until that show was canceled in 2009, but later picked up by KABC AM 790 in Los Angeles). They were, for a short time, replaced with former Partridge Family child star Danny Bonaduce. The "Jamie and Danny" show was also syndicated to KALC until the summer of 2000, then returned to Denver on KFMD (now KPTT) from July 9, 2001 until April 27, 2005, when the station switched to an "Urban" format.
The show remained on Star 98.7 until July 1, 2005, when Bonaduce was fired from the station and replaced with Technical Producer Jack Heine and producer Mike Roberts (aka "Stench") to form the "Jamie, Jack and Stench" weekday morning show. This show was taken off the air on April 10, 2006, along with the rest of the Star 98.7 DJs, but the morning show returned a month later on May 8.
Bonaduce was rumored to have filed a lawsuit against White on September 28, 2005 for allegedly slandering him on air while he was in a rehab center. The rumor alleged that Jamie lied about him showing up to work under the influence of drugs. Bonaduce claims he was never under the influence of drugs while at work. On January 4, 2007, Danny Bonaduce set the record straight about the lawsuit on the Frosty, Heidi & Frank Show that there was never a lawsuit for slander.
White was involved in an on-air argument with KFI AM 640 host Bill Handel on December 15, 2006, that resulted in Handel being suspended for using obscene, threatening language. White had asked Handel's two 12-year-old girls to stay out of the KYSR studios (in premises shared with KFI and other Clear Channel stations). In a tape of the exchange aired on KTLA-TV - with four sections 'bleeped' - Handel tells White "If you ever talk to my kids that way again, Jamie, I'm gonna kick your [bleep]", criticizes her "[bleep] losing numbers on this loser show" and shouts "Don't you touch me!" as he leaves the studio. The recording concludes with two bleeped f-bombs and White shouting "Get outta here, Bill. You're nuts!" Handel later apologized to the "Jamie, Jack and Stench Show", saying he lost his temper.
On March 8, 2007, Jack and Stench (Stretch) started their own subscription podcast. Jamie White joined them from September 14, 2007, to June 8, 2009. She left the podcast to start a new job with 106.5 The Buzz in Sacramento, CA, on the Morning Show with Ryan Beaman.
On April 22, 2011, Jamie announced that she was leaving 106.5 The Buzz in Sacramento to stay home and raise her son.
On July 11, 2009, White was arrested at 1:30 am for an undisclosed felony. She was booked at 2:31 am and released at 6:14 am on $50,000 bail from the LAPD Pacific Division. She was then due back in court on August 5, 2009. Charges against White were eventually dropped.
|2001||Rock Star||MTV VJ|
|2006||Rock Star: Supernova||Herself|
- Denver - News - White on White
- Denver - News - Parents Beware
- DRN News: 04/24/2005 - 05/01/2005
- Sandy Wells: Radio Column April 14, 2006
- Sandy Wells: Radio Column May 12, 2006
- E! News - Bonaduce Breaks Out Lawsuit
- DJ fight hits airwaves - Los Angeles Times
- mediabistro.com: FishbowlLA Archived 2010-08-11 at the Wayback Machine.
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- KBZC/Sacramento Morning Host White Arrested
- Felony Charges Dropped Against Jamie White