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  • CJAM 99.1 FM Job Posting – Music Director

    Posted by Brady Holek on April 21, 2017

    Student Media/University of Windsor – CJAM 99.1 FM – is hiring for the position of MUSIC DIRECTOR. This salaried part time position is 20 hours per week.

    CJAM is a nonprofit volunteer-driven campus-based community radio station. We provide music and information programming not offered by mainstream commercial media in the Windsor/Detroit area. We serve people and groups within the community who are under represented or maligned by mainstream media by allowing a forum to express their views.

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION – The Music Director is responsible for all aspects of the Music Department. Working with staff, management, volunteers, record labels, artists, and management companies, the successful applicant will help fulfill CJAM’s mandate of providing the community with quality alternative music programming that is in compliance with CJAM and CRTC policy. Please apply via email to statcjam@gmail.com. The application deadline is May 24th at 5PM.

    Duties include:
    - Conducting weekly audits for CanCon, working with the Program Director to ensure non-compliant programmers are engaged
    - Work with all staff in terms of identifying on-air issues around hits, profanity, and other problematic programmer behavior, as well as assist the Program Director in reviewing and evaluating music programs
    - Work alongside volunteers and the music review committee, to review and process all incoming music at CJAM FM (via mail and otherwise)
    - Take care of the music library with regards to order, accessibility, and security
    - Ensuring all appropriate genres of music are represented in the on-air studio
    -Fill in as a DJ when needed
    - Host between 0.5 and 2 hours of programming per week
    - Compose charts from DJ Logs, and report charts to trade magazines and labels
    - Handle all requests and actively seek out interview and concert ticket opportunities for volunteers and listeners by contacting record labels, artists, and management companies
    - Take tracking calls from record and promotion companies
    - Engaging with labels that provide special needs content (ie. French language and Aboriginal) for CJAM’s mandate and specialty show mandates
    - Organization of CD/vinyl giveaways and amass a collection of music for CJAMs annual fundraising drive
    - Work with music DJs, the Program Director, and the Station Manager to ensure that programmers have the music content they require, as well as Canadian content
    - complying with CJAM policy regarding the confidentiality of CJAM’s internal workings and business
    - Make all decisions in CJAM’s best interest

    - Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills
    - Strong organizational and time management skills
    - Computer and basic radio/audio production skills

    TERMS: 20 Hours Per Week

    SALERY: $16,000-$17,000 to start, depending on experience. Please apply via email to statcjam@gmail.com by May 23 2017. Please include your resume and cover letter as part of your application. Only qualified applicants selected for interviews by the Hiring Committee will be contacted. The application deadline is May 24th at 5PM.

    CJAM is an anti-sexist, anti-racist, anti-homophobic organization committed to diversity and equity. We strongly encourage applications from all visible and non-visible minorities. Where there is equity in qualifications preference will be given to minority applicants.

  • CJAM TOP 30!!! April 10th – 16th // 2017!

    Posted by Murad on April 18, 2017

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    * – Indicates Canadian Content

    1 ELEPHANT SKELETONS* – The Travellor (Self-Released)
    2 LYDIA AINSWORTH* – Darling of the Afterglow (Arbutus)
    3 LOU CANON* – Suspicious (Paper Bag)
    4 TIMBER TIMBRE* – Sincerely, Future Pollution (Arts & Crafts)
    5 DREAM WHIP* – Dream Whip (Self-Released)
    6 MIKE ALLEN* – Bob’s Piano (Almus)
    7 KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
    8 BOOKS AND BRANCHES* – Caribou Whispers (Offseason)
    9 FLEECE* – Voyager (Fleece Music)
    10 BROCK ZEMAN* – Carnival (Busted Flat)
    11 HOMESHAKE* – Fresh Air (Royal Mountain)
    12 WHOOP-SZO* – Citizen’s Ban(ne)d Radio (Out Of Sound)
    13 THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS* – Whiteout Conditions (Dine Alone)
    14 CLARK – Death Peak (Warp)
    15 STNNNG – Veterens Of Pleasure (Modern Radio)
    16 FATHER JOHN MISTY – Pure Comedy (Sub Pop Records)
    17 SEAN ROWE – New Lore (Anti-)
    18 THE CRAIG BROWN BAND – The Lucky Ones Forget (Third Man Records)
    19 JULIANA HATFIELD – Pussycat (American Laundromat)
    20 NNAMDI OGBONNAYA – Drool (Father/Daughter)
    21 YORKSTON – THORNE – KHAN – Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars (Domino)
    22 XIU XIU – FORGET (Polyvinyl)
    23 KARRIEM RIGGINS – Headnod Suite (Stones Throw)
    24 BRAD POT – Brad Pot (Slovenly)
    25 TAMIKREST – Kidal (Glitterhouse)
    26 VIEUX FARKA TOURE – Samba (Six Degrees)
    27 STOCKTON HELBING – Swimming In Place (Armored)
    28 BONOBO – Migration (Ninja Tune)
    29 TINARIWEN – Elwan (Wedge)
    30 KEVIN EUBANKS – East West Time Line (Mack Avenue)

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  • 2017 CJAM Jammy Award Winners!

    Posted by Carley on April 11, 2017

    You voted, now see who won! CJAM is loves all of our dedicated volunteers and we appreciate the effort put in to each and every show over our airwaves. Congrats to all! And many thanks to Teenage Geese and Gin Ebony for keeping the vibe going with fantastic music all night long.

    Best New Show: Win City Sports
    Best Music Variety: Positive Amplitude
    Best Talk Shows: Win City Sports & Rose City Politics
    Best Folk//Roots//Blues: Steel Belted Radio
    Best Rock Shows: Revolution Rock & In the Garage 
    Best Electronic//Hip Hop: Electro Hop
    Best Specialty Shows: The Motor City is Burning & The Windsor Scene
    Best International Shows: Cowboys & Indies & Caribbean Riddimz

    Best Windsor Act: Guitar Army
    Best Detroit Act: Mexican Knives
    Best Windsor Venue: Phog Lounge
    Best Detroit Venue El Club

    UWSA Volunteers of the Year: The 30 News – Radio Edition & Ashley Quinton
    On-Air Personality of the Year: Trevor Klundert //Host of Girlie  & Gay so Groovie
    Pledge Drive Volunteer of the Year: James Tiller //Host of Indie Guitar Swing
    CJAM FM Volunteer of the Year: Conner Custance
    CJAM Lifetime Achievement Award: Christian Gagnier //Host of On y va Musique & Songlines


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