Welcoming Gin Ebony – CJAM’s New Music Director


CJAM 99.1 FM is pleased to announce the hire of Gin Ebony as the station’s new Music Director.

Gin is a writer, broadcaster, and sonic curator known for her weekly electronic showcase program, STEP01. In 2014 she relocated from Toronto to pursue integration within the music communities of Windsor and Detroit, sparking her career in radio journalism.

” I am very proud to represent CJAM FM as the new Music Director,” says Gin. “I cant wait to begin working with everyone at CJAM — staff and volunteers alike”.

Murad Erzinclioglu, the former Music Director, will continue to be a part of staff until July 17th. “Murad has done an incredible job throughout his tenure as Music Director,” says Station Manager Brady Holek, “during his time here he has revamped the Music Department and brought in more music then ever, created the local singles club, and created lasting station contacts with venues and promoters throughout Windsor and Detroit. And that doesn’t even scratch the surface of his contributions to the Station as a whole. Murad has done it all with professionalism and an unmatched enthusiasm.”

You can reach out to the Music Department here at CJAM via email at cjammd@gmail.com or by phone at 519-253-3000 ext. 2527.

CJAM FM Off the Air June 17th 6am-6pm

Due to scheduled power maintenance at the University of Windsor, CJAM FM will be off the air from 6am to 6pm on Saturday June 17th. Thank you for your continued support of CJAM 99.1 FM, Reaching Higher Ground in Windsor and Detroit.


During the March 8, 2017 edition of Rose City Politics, a discussion took place regarding City Council’s decision to convert retail space into parking spaces in the Pelissier Street parking garage.

CJAM and Rose City Politics would like to issue the following clarification with respect to Abe Taqtaq, Rami Taqtaq, or any person acting on behalf of RamTaq Holdings Inc.:

1. The broadcast did not state or intend to imply that Abe Taqtaq has an ownership interest in RamTaq Holdings Inc.;

2. The broadcast did not state or intend to imply that any of the above named persons spoke to the mayor or any member of City Council regarding the parking garage conversion from retail space;

3. The broadcast did not state or intend to imply that any of the above named persons spoke to the mayor or any member of City Council to advise them of the ownership of the properties in question;

4. The broadcast did not state or intend to imply that any of the above named persons “had anything to say” about the conversion of retail space to parking spaces in the Pelissier Street parking garage;

5. The broadcast did not state or intend to imply any political connection between RamTaq Holdings Inc. and any of the Councillors who voted in favour of converting the retail spaces in the Pelissier Street parking garage; and

6. The broadcast did not state or intend to imply that any of the above named persons spoke to the mayor or any member of City Council to ask them to vote to convert retail units into parking spaces at the Pelissier Street parking garage.

CJAM and Rose City Politics are pleased to clarify the nature of the discussion and to address any misunderstandings that may have resulted from the broadcast.

CJAM 99.1 FM Job Posting – Music Director

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

SALARY: $16,000-$17,000 to start, depending on experience. Please apply via email to statcjam@gmail.com by May 24 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.

2016 CJAM Pledge Drive Approaching

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CJAM 99.1 FM is excited to announce the dates for their annual Pledge Drive fundraiser. The “We Are CJAM” fundraising drive will begin Friday October 28th at 12:30PM and run until Friday November 4th at 1PM. It is the only time of year CJAM reaches out to the community for financial support to continue daily operations at the station. CJAM relies heavily on annual contributions from listeners and this year there are many ways to show support. CJAM’s goal is $40,000, representing 25% of the station’s annual budget.

This year, CJAM is offering the following incentives for different donation levels. $5 – CJAM sticker $10-20 – music prize pack (CDs or vinyl) $50 – CJAM t-shirt in teal or blue $100 – CJAM zip-up sweatshirt

Gift certificates from local businesses, art prints, and more will also be available as incentives. Individuals looking to donate can call in during the CJAM Pledge Drive week at 519-971-3630 (Windsor) // 1-855-344-2526 (Detroit and around the world – toll free) Donations are also accepted online at the CJAM Grouprev Page via a secure online donation system.

“We have been reaching higher ground broadcasting at 2,084 watts for a little over two years now, and we are hoping to see support from new listeners who didn’t receive CJAM on their dials previously. Being a hyper-focused campus/community radio station allows us to provide news and music you won’t hear anywhere else in the Windsor- Detroit area and Pledge Drive is integral to our operations. Without yearly support from listeners, CJAM FM would not exist today.” – Brady Holek, Station Manager

CJAM will be presenting three live music events as a part of the “We Are CJAM” Pledge Drive, featuring top charting artists from Windsor and Detroit. These events represent the variety of music CJAM offers, and celebrates the success of these artists in the community. Entry to each event is $5 at the door with all proceeds going to the “We Are CJAM” Pledge Drive.

Pledge Drive Kick-Off Concert
October 27th at The Rondo
63 Pitt St. E, Windsor
Zarasutra // Border Patrol // James O-L & the Villains
(folk & roots oriented)

November 12th at UFO Factory
2110 Trumbull St, Detroit
Soul Brother Stef // Dante LaSalle
(electronic beats)

“I’m excited about all the events, but the show at UFO Factory in Detroit is particularly significant. We have been trying to reach out into the Detroit community and are more involved than ever, emceeing concerts and events and broadcasting with more Detroit hosts than ever before. Detroit is where a huge portion of our listeners are located and I’m happy that we are bridging the gap and hosting events on both sides of the border as part of Pledge Drive this year.” – Brady Holek, Station Manager



Follow this link to check out the latest CJAM Session Recorded live on August 28th, 2016 with Third Man Records recording artist Danny Kroha at CJAM FM. From Detroit, Danny Kroha is a founding member of the now legendary Detroit garage trio The Gories. He released his first full-length solo album entitled Angels Watching Over Me in 2015, which features his own spin on the traditional folk, gospel and blues genres. Danny performs three songs at this session, two of which are from his solo album Angels Watching Over Me.

1. “Cannonball Blues” 00:37
2. “Come Out The Wilderness” 3:44
3. “Glory Land” 6:43

Sound & Mastering: Josh Kaiser of Kaiser Sound Productions
Camera: Greg Maxwell Murad Erzinclioglu Rob Maslanka
Lighting: Rob Maslanka
Titles: Greg Maxwell
Produced & Edited By: David Konstantino

More info on Danny Kroha

From Third Man Records

Kaiser Sound Productions

Single KO Productions

Move In Day Programming September 4th


Calling all students! If you are a new or returning student at the University of Windsor check out CJAM 99.1 FM on your way in, or while you get set up in residence for special Move in Day programming. We have the lowdown on campus life, with featured interviews from Residence Advisors, representatives from the Leddy Library, and so much more! From 8 am to 2 pm on 99.1 FM, cjam.ca, the tunein app, or the uwindsor app! Regular programming is back on the air next week (for all you Daybreak in Dixie fans!).

CJAM Session with Shotgun Jimmie

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On May 29th, Shotgun Jimmie stopped into CJAM FM and recorded a session in the production studio. This session features Shotgun Jimmie with José Contreras playing three tracks, one of which is from a new band formed by Shotgun Jimmie and José Contreras called The Heat Death. Follow this link to check it out!

Sound & Mastering: Josh Kaiser of Kaiser Sound Productions
Camera: Greg Maxwell David Konstantino
Titles: Greg Mawell
Produced & Edited By: David Konstantino

CJAM FM Will be Off the Air on June 26 from 6 AM to 6 PM

The University of Windsor is undergoing preventive power maintenance on Sunday June 26th 2016 from 6 AM to 6 PM. CJAM FM will be off the air during that time. CJAM would like to thank all it’s listeners for their continued support of the only campus/community radio station in the Windsor and metro Detroit area. Let’s keep reaching higher ground! For more information please head to the University of Windsor News page.

The Last Ride of Indifference


DJ Vernon Smith has ridden CJAM’s airwaves since 2006 with various programs, including The Motown Hoedown, The Sin City Shuffle, and The Hotel Internationale. Since 2013, he’s been spinning for a rock program called, The Great Show of Indifference. Collectively, all those programs have informed each other. This Friday at 9 am, Smith will call it a wrap. So tune for his last ride out. And if you’re going to be in traffic, dear listener, please be prepared to signal, drift in the left lane, and hit the after burners. That’s this Friday, tomorrow, at 9 am, only on CJAM 99.1 FM.