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CJAM has been redefining the radio dial for over 35 years in Windsor-Detroit and we need your help! Your donation towards CJAM will directly assist us in providing a viable alternative to commercial and top 40 radio. We are a listener supported station and rely on your generous donations to keep us afloat. Our Annual Pledge Drive is on -air October 31st - November 8th but you can donate right here online. Have a look here at our thank you gifts which include our Limited Edition Shirt, Music Incentives and an array of gift certificates and swag from great local businesses!
CJAM IS REACHING HIGHER GROUND IN WINDSOR-DETROIT!
CJAM is a nonprofit 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. We cannot exist without your generous support and donations.
On January 17th, the Ontario Ministry of
Training, Colleges and Universities announced the Student Choice Initiative
through which every individual student in Ontario will be able to opt out of
fees that are not “essential”, even if previously voted on by the student body
Under the Student Choice Initiative CJAM is not
considered an essential fee.
CJAM FM provides students and recent graduates with employment opportunities that help them build for the future. CJAM offers academic course integration, creative practice hours and volunteer experience for current students. This year the station will employ upwards of 5 students and integrate 11 students who will receive course credit for their work. Across the province, over 300 young people are employed every year in campus radio- over 80% of those salaries are funded directly through student fees and not government funds.
CJAM FM has worked hard in the last four years to integrate academic programs into its regular programming. Currently CJAM has two fourth year nursing students creating a weekly health promotion program as a part of their community clinical placement. CJAM also works as a service learning center for the STEM and Digital Journalism departments, offering students course credit while gaining valuable skills and promoting campus research/services. CJAM also has students volunteering from the Law, Women’s Studies, Communications Media & Film, and Sports Management programs.
Further, CJAM has been declared an emergency broadcaster by condition of license by the CRTC, which means we have purchased an installation system to interrupt our broadcast with essential information including amber alerts, weather warnings and more.
We spoke with our MPP Lisa Gretzky and she has been made aware of our needs and situation. Our course of action is now focused on contacting the office of the Premier & the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Ask them directly for a response and CC your local MPP. Make your voice heard!
99.1 FM Job Posting – Program Director
Posted on February 11 2019 by CJAM FM
99.1 FM — Student Media/University of Windsor –– is hiring for the position of
PROGRAM DIRECTOR. This salaried full-time position is 35 hours a week. It
requires a flexible individual who is available for evening and weekend duties.
is a nonprofit volunteer-driven campus-based community radio station providing
an alternative to the music and spoken-word programming featured in the
mainstream media — serving listener communities that are often under
represented or maligned.
DESCRIPTION: The Program Director is responsible for all aspects of
programming. Working with staff, management, and the Program Committee, the
successful applicant will help fulfill CJAM’s mandate of providing the
community with quality alternative programming that is in compliance with
-Ensuring that CJAM remains on the air at all times, and that what is on the
air is properly documented and stored as per CRTC expectations.
-Exercising and enforcing CJAM/CRTC policy.
-Keeping the program schedule evolving with spoken word and music programming
in accordance with CRTC policy and CJAM’s mandate.
-Serving as a resource for volunteers regarding matters relating to
broadcasting and programming.
-Ensuring volunteers receive satisfactory training and skill development
relating to broadcasting.
-Reviewing and evaluating programs regularly with staff, management, and the
-Ensuring that the Program Committee meets at least four times a year and that
members are roundly consulted between meetings.
-Hosting 0.5 to 2 hours of programming weekly.
-Filling in as a DJ when needed.
-Ensuring that all programming content is of a high quality and in compliance
with CRTC guidelines and CJAM mandate.
-Building partnerships with groups on campus and within the larger community to
foster continuity, quality, and relevance in programming.
-Assisting in coordination/scheduling of sports broadcasting and special
-Production, rotation/traffic and broadcast and of paid commercials, public
service announcements, station IDs, music events/community/arts calendars, etc.
-Production and review of daily commercial assignments.
-Coordinating volunteer use of CJAM production studios and equipment.
-Coordinating production of community events/arts/live music calendars.
-Regularly updating CJAM’s website with programming news and schedule
-Maintaining dedicated office hours.
-Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills.
-Demonstrated experience, and knowledge relating to non-commercial music, news,
views, and culture.
-Experience in journalism and new media.
-Strong organizational and time management skills.
-Conflict resolution and management skills.
-Computer and basic radio/audio production skills.
-Friendly and patient disposition balanced with an ability to enforce policy.
-Management or Volunteer coordination experience a plus.
35 hours per week
$28,000 to $29,000 to start, depending on experience. Please apply online to
firstname.lastname@example.org by March 6, 2019 by 5 pm. Only qualified applicants selected
for interviews by the Hiring Committee will be contacted.
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.