Jamie, Frosty and Frank Show

The Jamie, Frosty, and Frank Show was a radio show which ran from 1994 to 1999 on Denver's Alice 105.9 and from 1998 to 1999 on Los Angeles' Star 98.7.

It starred:

  • Jamie White, who was unabashedly rude and loud (sometimes too much so for many listeners), and perhaps too honest. She sometimes would describe bizarre sexual situations to her disgusted coworkers—longtime fans might remember her discussing sex with a toe—despite their protests, and often recalled her awkward "white trash" childhood. She had been an ugly child, she claimed, and frequently repeated what she later claimed as her near-motto of the time: "Mom, why don't the boys like me?" Jamie did make some effort to keep her private life out of the program—she referred to her best friends as "Zil" and "Nhoj" (Liz and John, respectively, spelled backwards) and her boyfriend (and later fiance) only as "the doctor".
  • Frosty Stilwell was quieter than his coworkers, a funny, friendly, overweight nerdy type who was frequently the butt of their jokes. He was older than they were, a great fan of Star Trek and an admirer of character Captain Kathryn Janeway(played by veteran actress Kate Mulgrew on Star Trek: Voyager). He was sometimes teased about being secretly in love with Frank.
  • Frank Kramer probably revealed the least about his private life on the show, often serving only to make snide comments to and about Jamie and Frosty while they talked. He was an agnostic and also skeptical about many other things in life, including romance. Though in the same age group as Jamie, he often seemed younger.

The show was originally called "Frosty and Frank" with Jamie White reading traffic and weather. Than the show was renamed to "Frosty, Frank, and Jamie", but audience members mistook "Frosty Frank" as a single person so they renamed the show to "Frosty, Jamie, and Frank". Shortly before the show was moved from Denver to Los Angeles, under contract negotiations, Jamie White had her name moved to first placement.

Each show ended with Jamie, Frosty, and Frank apologizing to anybody and anything they'd potentially offended during that particular broadcast while Brenda Lee's "I'm Sorry" played in the background.

For much of its run on Alice 105.9, the Jamie, Frosty, and Frank Show was the highest-rated radio program in the Denver area. In 1998, however, the trio was moved to Los Angeles, where they quickly rose to the second highest-rated English language program in a larger and more competitive market. This achievement is even more impressive when one considers the fact that Star 98.7's own ratings had been dropping for some time. The show continued to be simultaneously broadcast on Alice 105.9 during this period.

On September 15, 1999, Frosty and Frank were suddenly and inexplicably removed from the show and replaced with Danny Bonaduce, former child-star. Fans of Jamie, Frosty, and Frank protested, and even Jamie herself referred to the change as "a forced decision". Frosty and Frank were quieter but obviously displeased, stating, "Yes, there is a lot to the story, but we can't say much" and "I could be better, but that's a long story, and if I told you, I wouldn't get paid", respectively.

The broadcast of the new Jamie and Danny Show was less popular; ratings declined and Bonaduce was fired in 2005.

In 2000, Frosty and Frank joined Heidi Hamilton, a former traffic news anchor they had met at Star 98.7, to form the Frosty, Heidi & Frank show, which aired on 97.1 FreeFM and later on 790 KABC Talk Radio in Los Angeles. On January 4, 2007, Frosty and Frank invited Danny Bonaduce onto the show and the three of them traded behind-the-scenes stories about the drama that had unfolded at Star 98.7. All three of her former co-hosts alleged that Jamie was an extremely difficult and demanding person to work with, that she schemed behind the scenes to have her co-workers fired, and that she didn't even want to share a toll-free number with the other hosts to take callers. Bonaduce called her a "Texas Chainsaw Massacre of a personality... the worst experience of my life" and Frosty and Frank said she was a "witch" and "excruciating."

On July 5, 2005, Jamie White was paired up with Jack Heine and Mike "Stench" Roberts to form the Jamie, Jack, and Stench show on Star 98.7, until January 3, 2007, when all three were released from Star 98.7 with the station focusing more on music and artist driven content.

On June 1, 2012, Star 101.3 in San Francisco announced that Frosty Stilwell would join Sandy Stec in hosting the stations morning show.

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