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  • CJAM FM to be Considered Non-Essential Fee – Funding in Jeopardy

    Posted by CJAM FM on February 11, 2019

    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 via referendum.

    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!

    Office of the Premier – Doug Ford 

    Minister of Colleges, Training, and Universities – Merrilee Fullerton

    CC – Windsor West MPP Lisa Gretzky

    CC – Windsor-Tecumseh MPP Percy Hatfield

    We will update folks as we get more information. Thank you for your continued support of independent media.


    Posted by CJAM FM on

    CJAM 99.1 FM Job Posting – Program Director
    Posted on February 11 2019 by CJAM FM

    CJAM 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.

    CJAM 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.

    GENERAL 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 CJAM/CRTC policy.

    Duties include:
    -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 Program Committee.
    -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 events.
    -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 information.
    -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.

    TERMS: 35 hours per week

    SALARY: $28,000 to $29,000 to start, depending on experience. Please apply online to statcjam@gmail.com by March 6, 2019 by 5 pm. Only qualified applicants selected for interviews by the Hiring Committee will be contacted.

    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 Charts // February 4th – February 10th, 2019

    Posted by Lauren Hedges on

    1    VARIOUS* – Invisible Channel: Live Sessions From CJSW 90.9 FM (CJSW 90.9 FM)

    2    OUTRAGEOUS CHERRYMeet You in the Shadows (Burger)

    3    NÊHIYAWAK* – starlight (Arts & Crafts)

    4    HIGH PARADE* – The Ocean (Self-Released)

    5    SHOOBIES* – Nevermind the Hardcore, Here’s Shoobies (Self-Released)

    6    STEPHANIE BOULAY* – Ce Que Je Te Donne Ne Dispait Pas (Grosse Boite)

    7    LEE HARVEY OSMOND* – Mohawk (Latent)

    8    THE ASTOUNDSGet Right With The Astounds (Self-Released)

    9    SMOKEY BRIGHTSDifferent Windows/Come To Terms (Freakout!)

    10   DJAZIA SATOURAswat (Alwane)

    11   SWERVEDRIVERFuture Ruins (Dangerbird)


    13   VARIOUSBrainfeeder X (Brainfeeder)

    14   ALTAMEDATime Hasn’t Changed You (Pheromone)

    15   THE PEPTIDES* – Galapagos, Vol. 1 (Self-Released)

    16   EEKWOL & T-RHYME* – For Women By Women (Self-Released)

    17   ONLY A VISITOR* – Technicolour Education (Self-Released)

    18   MITTEN CLAPS* – Can’t Not (Self-Released)

    19   JESSICA SARAH*Full Circle (Self-Released)

    20   VARIOUS* – Big Friday: Sunrise Sessions 2018 (CJSW 90.9 FM)

    21   THE HIGH DIALS* – Foreverish (Self-Released)

    22   JOCK TEARS* – Bad Boys (Inky)

    23   MOTHERHOOD* – Dear Bongo (Self-Released)

    24   JONATHAN JOESTAR* – Guritchi (Museum Of Skin)

    25   KING OF FOXES* – Salt & Honey (Olivia Street)

    26   ROYAL CANOE* – Waver (Paper Bag Records)

    27   PIQSIQ* – Altering The Timeline (Coax)

    28   RACHEL BARTON PINE* – Blues Dialogues (Cedille)

    29   MS INDIE POPCircle (Self-Released)

    30   MS INDIE POPTriangle (Self-Released)

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