Tag: Survivor

Tuesday 8/23/22 11am ET: Feature Artist / Feature LP: Survivor – Reach (2006)

Jimmy Wayne Jamison (August 23, 1951 – September 1, 2014) was an American singer. Best known as Jimi Jamison, he earned recognition as the frontman for the rock bands Target, Cobra, and Survivor from 1984 to 1989, performing the songs “Burning Heart” from the film Rocky IV, “The Moment of Truth” from The Karate Kid, along with other top-20 Survivor hits “I Can’t Hold Back”, “High On You”, “The Search is Over” and “Is This Love”. He officially rejoined Survivor in 2000, remaining in the group until 2006, only to rejoin again in 2011. Acclaimed for his vocal abilities, Jamison is also known for having co-written and performed the theme song “I’m Always Here” for the 1990s TV series Baywatch.

Jamison died on September 1, 2014, at his home in Raleigh, Memphis, Tennessee, aged 63. His autopsy said he had cardiovascular disease and narrowing of the arteries and that he died of a hemorrhagic brain stroke


Reach is the eighth studio album by rock band Survivor, released under Frontiers Records on April 25, 2006. This is the band’s first album in 18 years. Some of the material originates from a period from 1993 to 1996 when the band recorded demos for an unreleased album that can be heard on the Fire Makes Steel bootleg.

By this time, Frankie Sullivan was the only original member of Survivor, as Jim Peterik left the band in 1996. Following the release of this album singer Jimi Jamison left Survivor as well, though he subsequently reunited with them in 2012. Ultimately, this turned out to be his final album with the band, due to his death in 2014.

  1. “Reach” 4:42
  2. “Fire Makes Steel” 5:12
  3. “Nevertheless” 4:03
  4. “Seconds Away” 4:33
  5. “One More Chance” 5:02
  6. “Give Me the Word” 3:42
  7. “Rhythm of Your Heart” 3:59
  8. “I Don’t” 4:29
  9. “Half of My Heart” 5:24
  10. “Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” 4:11
  11. “Don’t Give Up” 3:52
  12. “Home” 4:44

Jimi Jamison – lead vocals (1, 2, 4-7, 9-12), backing vocals
Chris Grove – keyboards
Frankie Sullivan – guitars, backing vocals, lead vocals (3, 10)
Barry Dunaway – bass (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10-12)
Marc Droubay – drums
Kim Bullard – keyboards, bass and programming (4)
Randy Riley – bass (2, 4, 6)
Mark Christian – bass (4, 9)

Tuesday 8/24/21 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Survivor

Survivor are an American rock band formed in Chicago in 1978 by Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan. The band achieved its best success in the 1980s, producing many charting singles, especially in the United States. The band is best-known for its double-platinum-certified 1982 hit “Eye of the Tiger”, the theme song for the 1982 motion picture Rocky III; that single spent six weeks at number one in the US. The band continued to chart in the mid-1980s with singles like “Burning Heart” (US number 2), “The Search Is Over” (US number 4), “High on You” (US number 8), “Is This Love” (US number 9), and “I Can’t Hold Back” (US number 13).

Monday 5pm ET: Feature Artist – Survivor

Survivor is an American rock band, formed in Chicago in 1978 around Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan. The band achieved its greatest success in the 1980s, producing many charting singles, especially in the United States. The band is best-known for its double-platinum-certified 1982 hit “Eye of the Tiger”, the theme song for the 1982 motion picture Rocky III (US number 1 for six weeks). The band continued to chart in the mid-1980s with singles like “Burning Heart” (US number 2), “The Search Is Over” (US number 4), “High on You” (US number 8), “Is This Love” (US number 9), and “I Can’t Hold Back” (US number 13).

The band tweaked its musical direction in 1988 with the release of the slightly heavier Too Hot to Sleep, but the album barely reached the Billboard 200 in the United States.

Singer Jimi Jamison later toured as “Survivor” in the mid-1990s without the permission of the rest of the band, but reunited with guitarist Frankie Sullivan in 2000. The band then released Reach in 2006, but Jamison left again after its release and was replaced by singer Robin McAuley. Survivor continued to tour with McAuley into 2011 until Jamison returned later that year.

In April 2013 the band’s official media sources announced that guitarist Frankie Sullivan had reunited the current Survivor line-up with original singer Dave Bickler and the band would have Bickler and Jamison together for the next tour.

On September 1, 2014 Jamison died in his home in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 63. His autopsy, released on November 11, 2014, revealed the cause of death as a hemorrhagic brain stroke, with “acute methamphetamine intoxication contributing”.

Tuesday 4pm: Sounds of The 80s

This week on Sounds of The 80s:  Pointer Sisters, Eddie Money, Commodores, Maxi Priest, Genesis, Janet Jackson, B-52s, Sammy Hagar, Survivor, Earl Thomas Conley, U2, and more . . .

Saturday 12pm: 80’s Countdown Show with Ron Kovacs

1983-1022This week on the 80’s Countdown Show we feature the Top 40 Hits from October 22, 1983 with Ron Kovacs live at 12pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.   This week music from Culture Club, Donna Summer, Air Supply, Irene Cara, Debarge, Michael Jackson, Cliff Richard, Survivor and more .. .

Sunday 12pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

VRP1982Today on a new installment of the Vinyl Resting Place –  the first full year of MTV and the last year for rock and roll.  We count down the top 45 (well – almost) 45’s of 1982.  Today’s twist – we count up – from #1 to – well – as close as we can get to 45… here’s  a sampling of what they were listening to in 1982….Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Paul McCartney, Survivor, J. Geils Band, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Toni Basil, Journey, Rick Springfield, Laura Branigan, Quarterflash, Stevie Wonder, Cars, Neil Diamond, Air Supply and so many more . . .  Join Willie B today at 12pm and check the schedule for encore times.