SAVE CJAM FEST! June 22, 2019

10 local bands will all be playing for free at a pay what you can event, with all proceeds going to CJAM DM. Festival organizer Joshua Klein says, “Integration between our artists of the radio waves, and the artists and bands of Windsor has been long overdue. Come on out, bring your friends, and enjoy the first of hopefully many events of it’s nature”. The event will be held at the Green Bean Cafe/Bar at 2320 Wyandotte Street West on Saturday June 22. Check out a full setlist below.

American Airport Sushi 3- 3:40
Concho 4- 4:40
Dane Roberts 5 – 5:40
Foxhart Fishman 6 – 6:40
Of the Pack 7 – 7:40
GRough /gr’Ruf/ 8 – 8:40
Something Grizzly 9 – 9:40
Obsidian City 10 – 10:40
Alone Together 11 – 11:40
Flower Face 12 am

CJAM Top 30 Charts // June 10th – 16th, 2019

* indicates Canadian artist

1    VARIOUS* – Museum of Skin Vol. 3 (Self-Released)

2    ATSUKO CHIBA* – Trace (Self-Released)

3    STEF CHURAMidnight (Saddle Creek)

4    PROTOMARTYR – All Passion No Technique (reissue) (Domino)

5    SKYE WALLACE* – Skye Wallace (Self-Released)

6    WINONA FOREVER* – FeelGood (Self-Released)

7    BERNARD ADAMUS* – C’qui Nous Reste du Texas (Grosse Boite)

8    LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY – Rainford (On-U Sound)

9    PIP BLOM – Boat (Heavenly)

10   SUFJAN STEVENS – Love Yourself/With My Whole Heart (Asthmatic Kitty Records)

11   DENNIS COFFEY – Down By The River (Detroit Music Factory)

12   MR. MERLOT* – City Sex Vol. 2 (Self-Released)


14   ALTAMEDA – Time Hasn’t Changed You (Pheromone)

15   KRIEF* – Dovetale (Self-Released)

16   GREYS* – Age Hasn’t Spoiled You (Carpark Records)

17   POTTERY* – No. 1 (Royal Mountain)

18   BLACK MOUNTAIN* – Destroyer (Dine Alone)

19   DUMB* – Club Nites (Mint)

20   MAC DEMARCO* – Here Comes the Cowboy (Royal Mountain)

21   PARTNER* – Saturday the 14th (You’ve Changed)

22   GONE COSMIC* – Sideways In Time (Kozmik Artifactz)

23   BLOODSHOT BILL* – Come Get Your Love Right Now (Goner Records)

24   LYDIA AINSWORTH* – Phantom Forest (Self-Released)

25   FLAMINGODS– Levitation (Moshi Moshi)

26   FONTAINES D.C.– Dogrel (Partisan)

27   HOT CHIP – A Bath Full of Ecstasy (Domino)

28   THE GOTOBEDS– Debt Begins at 30 (Sub Pop)

29   COM TRUISE– Persuasion System (Ghostly International)

30   LUNGBUTTER– Honey (Constellation)

CJAM Top 30 Charts // June 3 – 9 2019

* indicates Canadian artist

1    PUP* – Morbid Stuff (Little Dipper)

2    VARIOUS* – Museum of Skin Vol. 3 (Self-Released)

3    SKYE WALLACE* – Skye Wallace (Self-Released)

4    HOLLOWLOVE* – Hollowlove (Self-Released)

5    BLOODSHOT BILL* – Come Get Your Love Right Now (Goner Records)

6    LUNGBUTTER Honey (Constellation)

7    LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS It Rains Love (Big Crown)

8    SUPERMANSION* – Solar Order (Self-Released)

9    GREYS* – Age Hasn’t Spoiled You (Carpark Records)

10   PARTNER* – Saturday the 14th (You’ve Changed)

11   LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY – Rainford (On-U Sound)

12   JULIE COKER – A Life in the Limelight: Lagos Disco & Itsekiei Highlife 1976-1981 (Kalita)

13   SHANA CLEVELANDNight Of The Worm (Hardly Art)

14   VARIOUS Nigeria 70: No Whala: Highlife, Afro-Funk, and Juju 1973-1987 (Strut Records)

15   ALLESANDRO ROTONDI* – Around You (Self-Released)

16   DETROIT TENORS – Detroit Tenors (Detroit Music Factory)

17   PROTOMARTYRAll Passion No Technique (reissue) (Domino)

18   SNAKIES* – Night Lights (Self-Released)

19   ATSUKO CHIBA* – Trace (Self-Released)

20   RICH AUCOIN* – Release (Haven)

21   BERNARD ADAMUS* – C’qui Nous Reste du Texas (Grosse Boite)

22   THE SOUL MOTIVATORS* – Mindblastin’ EP (Do Right! Music)

23   PUREUM JIN* – The Real Blue (Cellar Live)

24   BRAD TURNER QUARTET* – Jump Up (Cellar Live)

25   BLACK MOUNTAIN* – Destroyer (Dine Alone)

26   DUMB* – Club Nites (Mint)

27   OLD MAN LUEDECKEEasy Money (True North)

28   MAC DEMARCO Here Comes The Cowboy (Mac’s Record Label/ Royal Mountain)

29   ORVILLE PECK* – Pony (Royal Mountain)


CJAM 99.1 FM Holding Emergency Fundraising Drive

In January the Ontario Government announced the Student Choice Initiative, a change in the post-secondary school system that allows students to opt-out of any ancillary fees deemed non-essential. The Student Choice Initiative goes into effect this September, leaving many organizations scrambling to find alternative sources of revenue.

Despite a petition signed by thousands across Ontario to deem campus radio an essential fee, the Provincial Government has to this point responded by denying this ask, which could mean up to 70% of CJAM 99.1 FM’s annual budget will not come through this fall. “If we had more time to prepare for these losses I believe we would be able to keep all of our staff members, but at this point we have eliminated our Music Director position and are holding an emergency fundraising drive to maintain our basic operations. We have to keep costs down as much as possible until we can generate enough revenue on our own to make up for the losses we anticipate,” says Station Manager Brady Holek. 

CJAM will be holding an emergency fundraising drive from May 31st to June 7th. CJAM FM will also be unveiling a new advertising and sponsorship package for businesses looking to advertise. “We have the lowest rates in town and all advertising money is going directly to keeping us on the air.”

“We are trying to avoid a full shutdown, or becoming a shell station with one part-time staff, few volunteers, and a much smaller voice in the community. I do not want to see that happen here and CJAM is going to do all it can to survive so we can continue to provide students and the public opportunities to gain experience and skills that lead to job opportunities in broadcasting, journalism, and the music industry.”

CJAM FM recently celebrated 35 years on the FM dial in November 2018. People can donate to the “Save CJAM” campaign now by visiting their fundraising page at or by calling into the station during the on-air portion of their funding drive May 31st – June 7th. Businesses looking to advertise on CJAM FM or learn more about sponsorship can do so by contacting Station Manager Brady Holek at 519-253-3000 ex. 2525, or go to

Check out some articles about the situation below:

Windsor Star


CJAM Top 30 Charts // May 27 – June 2 2019

* indicates Canadian artist

1    SKYE WALLACE* – Skye Wallace (Self-Released)

2    FOXHART FISHMAN* – Watch It Grow (Self-Released)

3    PUP* – Morbid Stuff (Little Dipper)

4    DUMB* – Club Nites (Mint)

5    PROTOMARTYRAll Passion No Technique Rerelease (Domino)

6    LAPS* – Soon Not Often In It (Terrific Kids)

7    KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARDFishing for Fishies (Flightless)

8    LOS STRAITJACKETSChannel Surfing (Yep Roc)

9    TACOCAT– This Mess Is A Place (Sub Pop)

10   LOOK VIBRANT* – Cherish Everything (Self-Released)

11   HOLLOWLOVE* – Hollowlove (Self-Released)

12   THE TSUNAMI BROTHERS* – The Tsunami Brothers (Self-Released)

13   APOLLO SUNS* – Dawn Offerings (Self-Released)

14   WISE CHILD* – Idle Hands (632543)

15   TANIKA CHARLES* – The Gumption (Record Kicks)

16   THE ELECTRIC COWS* – Wheatfield Fuzz (Dub Ditch Picnic)

17   THE SOUL MOTIVATORS* – Mindblastin’ EP (Do Right! Music)

18   LIVING HOUR* – Softer Faces (Kanine)

19   MAC DEMARCO* – Here Comes the Cowboy (Self-Released)

20   PARTNER* – Saturday the 14th (You’ve Changed)

21   ORVILLE PECK* – Pony (Royal Mountain)

22   SONNY & THE SUNSETS– Hairdressers From Heaven (Rocks In Your Head)

23   THE YAWPERS – Human Question (Bloodshot)

24   MADALITSO BAND– Wasalala (Bongo Joe)

25   JESSICA PRAT– Quiet Signs (Mexican Summer)

26   CAROLINE SPENCE– Mint Condition (Rounder)

27   REIGNING SOUND– Abdication… For Your Love (Merge)

28   CRAIG FINN– I Need A New War (Partisan Records)

29   MAVIS STAPLES – We Get By (Anti-)

30   THE BRIEFS– Platinum Rats (Burger)

Welcoming Program Director Emily Chiarvesio

CJAM FM is happy (and lucky) to welcome it’s latest team member, Program Director Emily Chiarvesio. Check out Emily’s bio below!

I am a recent graduate of Western University who majored in Media Studies and Music. I was heavily involved at CHRW/Radio Western while a student, volunteering in the programming and marketing departments, as well as making podcasts and hosting two shows. I’m a frequent concert goer, huge music fan, and was president of the Western Marching Band. I’m a piano and clarinet player, and am currently learning the banjo. I couldn’t be more excited to work at CJAM and look forward to contributing to such a fantastic station!

Job Postings: Recording Technician and Summer/Cultural Events Coordinator

CJAM 99.1 FM — Student Media/University of Windsor –– is hiring for the position of Recording Technician and Summer/Cultural Events Coordinator. These full-time positions are 35 hours a week for eight weeks and made possible through Canada Summer Jobs.

 All candidates must:

– be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment

– be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

– be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

 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.

 Job Title: Recording Technician

Tasks & Responsibilities:

Work with CJAM’s Broadcast Technician and Music Director to gain a full understanding of CJAM FM’s recording equipment and it’s operations

Create an inventory list of all recording equipment

Create a booking system for recording musicians

Provide training sessions for volunteers who want to record musicians in studio

Create handbook for volunteers outlining the recording process – specifically for recording musicians

Coordinate recording sessions with artists from the Windsor/Detroit area

Work alongside the Summer/Cultural Events Coordinator to hold recording sessions with artists who are coming to town for music or cultural events throughout the summer


Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills

Demonstrated experience, and knowledge relating to non-commercial music, news, views, and culture

Strong organizational and time management skills

Conflict resolution and management skills

Computer and basic radio/audio production skills

Musician recording experience a plus

 Job Title: Summer/Cultural Events Coordinator

Tasks & Responsibilities:

Work alongside the Station Manager to enhance existing partnerships with local music and cultural festivals

Work alongside Windsor/Detroit event organizers to secure CJAMs participation as a media partner and/or advertiser.

Create a summer festival guide outlining the summer music and cultural events working with CJAM

Work alongside the Recording Technician to invite artists who will be performing at events into CJAM’s studio to create recordings that can be used as a way to help promote upcoming events

Create content that can be used on CJAM FM shows as a way to promote upcoming events

Assist in creating social media content when covering festivals and cultural events


Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills

Demonstrated experience, and knowledge relating to non-commercial music, news, views, and culture

Experience in advertising and/or new media

Strong organizational and time management skills

Computer and basic radio/audio production skills

Photoshop and promotions experience a plus

Experience in cultural outreach a plus

Terms: 35 hours per week – 8 weeks period – $14.00 per hour

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.

Please submit all applications to Postings close on May 13th at 5pm. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

CJAM Top 30 Charts // April 15th – 21st, 2019

* indicates Canadian artist

1    PUP* – Morbid Stuff (Little Dipper)

2    MADALITSO BAND –Wasalala (Bongo Joe)

3    TALLIES* – Tallies (Hand Drawn Dracula)

4    VARIOUS – Nigeria 70: No Whala: Highlife, Afro-Funk, and Juju 1973-1987 (Strut Records)

5    MDOU MOCTAR – Ilana: The Creator (Sahel Sounds)

6    IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE – Doko Mien (Merge)

7    WEYES BLOOD –Titanic Rising (Sub Pop)

8    SNAKE RIVER* – Tread On To The Seaside (Self-Released)

9    FLAT LAND SOUL BAND* – Middle of Somewhere (Self-Released)

10   SNAKIES* – Night Lights (Self-Released)

11   THE SHIVERETTES* – Real Shrill Bitches (Self-Released)

12   LO SIENTO* – Brujas (Self-Released)

13   TALLTALE* – A Japanese Fever Dream (Self-Released)

14   APOLLO SUNS* – Dawn Offerings (Self-Released)

15   MIDNIGHT SHINE* – High Road (Self-Released)

16   KEVIN QUAIN* – About November (Self-Released)

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

18   CRONES* – Aghast (Good Egg Records)

19   THE ELECTRIC COWS* – Wheatfield Fuzz (Dub Ditch Picnic)

20   THE KING KHAN EXPERIENCE – Khannibalism (Self-Released)

21   PRETTY ARCHIE* – Hanging On (Curve Music)

22   WICKED VICES* – Wicked Vices EP (TwoFifteen Records)

23   SAXSYNDRUM* – Second Nature (so sorry records)

24   OVER THE RHINE – Love & Revelation (Great Speckled Dog)

25   JV’S BOOGALOO SQUAD* – Going to Market (Flatcar)

26   COLIN LINDEN & LUTHER DICKINSON – Amour (Stony Plain)

27   JONATHAN JOESTAR* – Guritchi (Museum Of Skin)

28   WHITEHORSE* – The Northern South, Vol. 2 (Six Shooter Records)

29   WINTERSLEEP* – In The Land Of (Dine Alone)

30   MUNYA* – Munya (Luminelle)

Ontario’s Campus Radio Stations Push Back with Petition Against PC’s Student Choice Initiative

The Ontario Government’s recently announced Student Choice Initiative has campus radio stations and newspapers across the province scrambling at the idea of losing staff members and services. Under the new initiative, students will have the ability to opt-out of any fees considered non-essential by the PC Government. The University of Windsor’s campus-community station, CJAM FM, has received $5 per full-time undergraduate student per semester since students democratically approved the fee in 1983. The student funding represents between 60-70% of CJAM’s annual budget. “If campus media is deemed non-essential it will be the beginning of the end for campus newspapers and radio across the province,” explains CJAM Station Manager Brady Holek. “Along with the services we provide, students will no longer be able to gain experience and skills that lead to job opportunities in broadcasting, journalism, and the music industry.”

More than 15 campus radio stations, 150 staff members, and 3,500 volunteers across Ontario will be affected by these changes. “If we lose even a portion of our funding, we will lose jobs. Currently we have two full-time and one part-time employee. The opportunities we offer students will be put on hold as we try and maintain basic federal compliancy as a radio station,” says Holek. CJAM and stations across Ontario have released a petition today to deem campus radio an essential fee under the Student Choice Initiative. Copies of the petition can be found at CJAM FM, Green Bean Café, and Dr. Disc records. A printable version is also available on the CJAM website,  

CJAM FM has connected with many campus programs and services over the past five years. “We work with students from departments including Nursing, STEM, Sports Management, Digital Journalism, and Communications Media and Film,” notes Program Director Carley Schweitzer. “We also work with campus and Ontario organizations like Pro Bono Students Canada, the Womxn’s Center, OPIRG, and The Lance to create dynamic, interesting programs. We strive to provide views from across the political spectrum and spend our time trying to promote information programming that features dialogue and discussion.”

Many broadcasters have had experiences at campus radio that have changed the course of their careers and lives. “I cut my teeth on student radio at CJAM at the University of Windsor. It was an enormous tool for my development as a broadcaster and a play-by-play announcer,” says voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Joe Bowen. “I really hope that in Windsor they will see their way clear to make sure that the student radio station CJAM is funded and kept going. It’s a great stepping stone for a lot of would-be broadcasters and a great tool to learn your craft.”

CJAMs 2018 Board of Directors President Brittany Webster found employment with Bell Media shortly after graduating last year. “I knew I wanted to work in news, but my anxiety over going live on air was making me question if it was really the career for me.,” she says. “Through one of my courses, we were given the assignment to host a half-hour live news segment with CJAM. I went on to host a weekly-half hour show the following summer. CJAM gave me the experience and the confidence to move across the country to work as a news reporter for Bell Media. CJAM gave me the references I needed for my resume, and the encouraging environment I needed to get my feet wet in live broadcasting. CJAM was everything I needed; I just wish I’d discovered it before I was more than halfway though university!”

The University of Windsor is also under financial pressure with the government announcing a 10% tuition rate reduction alongside the Student Choice Initiative.

Station Manager Holek notes, “If you give students the option to save money right as they are paying tuition, a lot of them will take it, especially first year students who may have never even been to the campus before. I realize students do not have a lot of money to begin with, but it places organizations like us in bi-annual uncertainty. It will cause massive cutbacks for campus media across Ontario, and many students will realize too late that they have lost opportunities not only on campus but after graduation.”

“This will also represent a major blow to the music industry across Ontario,” says Holek. “Campus radio stations have been breaking new and local artists for decades, and many independent record labels will have a much harder time getting their music heard. We add over 50 albums a week to our new music library.”   

CJAM FM recently celebrated 35 years on the FM dial in November 2018. People can find copies of the petition at the link below. Anybody with an Ontario address can sign their support. Get involved with the campaign by contacting Station Manager Brady Holek at 519-253-3000 ex. 2525.