As a preventative measure to avoid transmission of the COVID-19 virus, CJAM has made the decision to close the station to the public until further notice. Programmers, other station volunteers, and guests will not be permitted to access the station during this time.
CJAM Radio will continue to broadcast on 99.1 FM and online at cjam.ca. We will still be featuring new content that is pre-recorded elsewhere. We will also be digging into our archives to bring you content from years past. We want to ensure CJAM stays on the airwaves but at a low risk to everyone involved. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Station Manager Brady Holek via email at email@example.com or by phone 519-253-3000 ext. 2525.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is February 21st 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 Indigenous) 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
Qualifications: – 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 email@example.com by February 19 2020. 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 February 21st 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.
Sunday December 22nd will mark the 10th annual Joe Strummer Day to Confront Poverty in Windsor/Detroit on the Jamming One! Honoring the life of the former Clash front man with 24 hours of music from Joe Strummer, as well as interviews, reports and calls to action surrounding poverty and homelessness in Windsor/Detroit. Full schedule below.
Midnight-2am: Kick-off with Brady
Join station manager Brady as he kicks off our 10th annual Joe Strummer Day with Strummer music, a glimpse into the next 24 hours of programming and an interview with former station manager and creator of Joe Strummer Day, Vern Smith
2am-3am: Strummer Variety Hour with Taya
Join host Taya as she gets the late night started with a fun selection of Strummer’s music
3-5am: Mick Jones Special with Joe
“Best Show Ever” host Joe McGregor looks into the music of Joe Strummer’s long time collaborator and bandmate Mick Jones.
5-7am: Joe Strummer Live with Brady & Carley
Brady (host of “Music from Planet Earth”) and Carley (host of “Everything’s No Good”) take listeners through Joe Strummer’s live performances, highlighting significant moments and concerts from his time with The Clash, the Latino Rockabilly War, his brief stint with The Pogues, and The Mescaleros
7-8am: No Thank You with Micaela & Melissa
In a special edition of “No Thank You,” Micaela and Melissa discuss actions taken towards dealing with poverty in Windsor, as well as women’s issues as they relate to poverty
8-10am: Covers Calling with Thomas
Join host Thomas as he plays London Calling and The Clash back-to-back, but instead of original versions, these songs are all covers of some of the most well-known Clash albums
10-11am: Handi-Link with Cam
In a special edition of “Handi-Link,” Cam interviews the Mayor of Sarnia to talk about provincial disability employment challenges and a representative from Avalon employment about disability employment overseas. Cam also got in touch with St. Andrew’s Church about Operation Christmas Child and the Disabilities Cultural Centre to discuss poverty and its link to the exploitation of disabled children
11am-1pm: Midday Roundup with Carley
Join Carley as she reflects back on the first half of Joe Strummer Day 2019, discussing the interview and special programming, as well as playing some music and giving a sneak peak at what’s to come for the rest of the JSD 10th anniversary
1-1:30pm: No Scrubs with Joey & Cam
Listen in as UWindsor nursing students Joey and Cam discuss the social determinants of health and how health and economic status are related
1:30-2pm: Special Rebroadcast: Homelessness & Poverty Roundtable
As part of the 10 year anniversary of Joe Strummer Day on CJAM FM, we are rebroadcasting some significant material from the past. Recorded in 2010, Vern Smith interviews Dr. Jamie Crawley from the Nursing Department at the University of Windsor, who views poverty and homelessness from a health perspective, and Liz Atkinson who at the time was the Chair of the health committee on homelessness Windsor as well as the Chair of the Homeless Coalition of Windsor/Essex. We are re-airing this material because many of the problems and issues facing Windsor and Detroit that are discussed still exist and have not been addressed almost 10 years later.
2-4pm: Revolution Rock Celebrates London Calling’s40th Anniversary
This special episode of Revolution Rock will discuss The Clash’s 1979 album London Calling which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. London Calling changed all preconceived notions of what punk was. Although The Clash came from the UK punk scene, London Calling reflected the band’s interest in different styles of music such as reggae, ska, rockabilly, jazz and pop. This episode will feature songs from London Calling along with demos from the vanilla tapes that proceeded this album, live recordings and more.
4-4:30pm: Windsor’s 10 Year Housing and Homelessness Master Plan
Station Manager Brady Holek has a conversation with Debbie Cercone, Executive Director of Housing and Children’s Services for the City of Windsor. They discuss the Citys 10 year Housing and Homelessness Master Plan, where things stand compared to the 2014 plan, and the City of Windsor’s plans for the future.
4:30-5pm: Interview with the Green Bean Café
“Everything’s No Good” host Carley interviews Caleb of the Green Bean Café about their annual free Holiday dinner for the community and its long-standing tradition
5pm-6pm: Strummer Influences
Joe Strummer has been an influence to many musicians and activists even years after his death, but in this special, host Ben looks into the influences of The Clash front man himself to see what inspired his own music
6pm-8pm: Positive Amplitude
Join Mr. T. for some of his favourite Strummer tunes as well as interviews with the vice president of Street Medicine Detroit and the director of community engagement at Carriage Town Ministries to talk about poverty in the Detroit area
8-10pm: 10th Anniversary Interview Compilation
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of CJAM’s Joe Strummer Day, hear some of the best interviews from Joe Strummer Days over the past decade related to poverty in the Windsor/Detroit area, and Joe Strummer himself. Listen to archived material that features live musician performances from the past, as well as interviews with bandmates and friends of Joe Strummer Tymon Dogg and Anthony “Ant” Davie.
10pm-midnight: Joe Strummer Day Closer with Emily
Program director Emily wraps up the 10th annual Joe Strummer day with some songs, recaps, and highlights of the past 24 hours