Jaymie Bowles (better known as Jams) was born in Boston and raised in Brockton, MA. She graduated from Arcadia University in Glenside, PA with her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications in 2008. She went on to get certified in broadcasting from The Connecticut School of Broadcasting in 2012.
Her love of radio and music began at a young age making mixtapes off her boom-box of her favorite songs. When she joined the Arcadia Radio Club in college, it sparked a passion in her that would change her career trajectory forever. From there, she secured an internship with Wired 96.5 and it was then that she realized she wanted to be in the radio industry permanently.
After getting certified in broadcasting in 2012, she started an internship with 900am WURD in Philadelphia and in 2 months was hosting her own weekend talk show with the station. From there, an opportunity in New York came knocking and she had to say goodbye to WURD to pursue it. After settling into New York, she caught up with an old colleague from Philly and was offered the chance to broadcast remotely from NY on to PhillyHottRadio.com. Starting her own show SoundOff which currently airs weekly on Saturdays from 12pm-2pm, it was through PhillyHott that she was given the chance to own her own station.
It was a whirlwind of meetings, calls, research, developing, and networking but 6 months after the initial conversation, WJMS Radio launched on December 12th. And 2016 has been huge as WJMS is taking its place in the new digital landscape!
WJMS Radio is a progressive station that is a one-stop-shop for all things youth related. They focus on positivity, youth empowerment, young business owners and entrepreneurs, non-profits and organizations that are making waves behind the scenes, current and hot topics, and unsigned artists. The target demographic is males and females between the ages of 18-40. People all over the country come to WJMS for a listener-friendly, easy to digest dose of news, sports, politics, music, entertainment and community affairs. While they target millennials, the conversations and dialogues are interesting and engaging for all ages. WJMS Radio has an interactive website and a free app available for download through Google Play and the Apple Store.