CJAM Top 30 Charts // November 12 – 18


* indicates Canadian content

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

2 SHAD* – A Short Story About A War (Secret City)

3 AL MUIRHEAD* – Undertones (Chronograph)

4 MARIE GOUDY 12TET* – The Bitter Suite (Self-Released)

5 PARQUET COURTS – Wide Awake! (Rough Trade)

6 EVERYWHERE MUSIC GOES* – Thenfuturenow (Self-Released)

7 TORONTO TABLA ENSEMBLE* – Bhumika (Self-Released)

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

9 NO CODES* – No Codes (Self-Released)

10 VOLUNTEERS* – I Wish I Was As Happy As John Denver (Self-Released)

11 FRONTPERSON* – Frontrunner (Oscar Street)

12 HARD RUBBER ORCHESTRA* – Kenny Wheeler: Suite For Hard Rubber Orchestra (Justin Time)

13 STRAT ANDRIOTIS* – Night Manager (Self-Released)

14 BEND SINISTER* – Foolish Games (Cordova Bay)

15 GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW – Overload (Brainfeeder)

16 RICHIE COLE – Cannonball (Self-Released)

17 SICK OF IT ALL – Wake the Sleeping Dragon (Fat Wreck Chords)

18 CHARLES BRADLEY – Black Velvet (Daptone)

19 SINGLE MOTHERS* – Through A Wall (Dine Alone)

20 NIRMALA RAJASEKAR – Maithree The Music of Friendship (Innova)

21 ERIK JEKABSON SEXTET – Erik Jekabson Sextet (Wide Hive)

22 DIRTY VEGAS – Days Go By (The Retrospective) (New State)

23 BOB MOSES* – Battle Lines (Domino)

24 BLOOD ORANGE – Negro Swan (Domino)

25 JIM BRYSON* – Tired of Waiting (Coax)

26 APHEX TWIN – Collapse EP (Warp)

27 JAMES FRANCIES – Flight (Blue Note)

28 THE BAD GUYS* – Push Down and Turn (Self-Released)

29 CRASHING CAIRO – At Speeds That Destroy (Self-Released)

30 JOCK TEARS* – Bad Boys (Inky)

CJAM Top 30 Charts // November 5th – November 11, 2018


* indicates Canadian content

1 URBAN SURF KINGS* – Astro Surf A-Go-Go (Self-Released)

2 VOLUNTEERS* – I Wish I Was As Happy As John Denver (Self-Released)

3 SNAKE RIVER* – Tread On To The Unkown You (Self-Released)

4 FRONTPERSON* – Frontrunner (Oscar Street)

5 KANDLE* – Holy Smoke (Self-Released)

6 HUTTCH* – Huttchino (Self-Released)

7 MATTHEW DEAR – Bunny (Ghostly International)

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

9 WISH LASH* – Altar of Doubt (Self-Released)

10 TORONTO TABLA ENSEMBLE* – Bhumika (Self-Released)


12 DEM ATLAS – Bad Actress (Rhymesayers)

13 MINYESHU – Daa Dee (ARC Music)

14 SUNNY WAR – With The Sun (Self-Released)

15 CHARLES BRADLEY – Black Velvet (Daptone)

16 SINGLE MOTHERS* – Through A Wall (Dine Alone)

17 HONEY TONGUES THE* – The Honey Tongues (Self-Released)

18 CHRIS CASSERLY* – Clear Black Sky (Self-Released)

19 PROBLEM PATIENT* – Patient Problems (Self-Released)

20 IAN WILLIAM CRAIG* – Thresholder (130701)

21 AUTOPILOT* – Afterglow (Self-Released)

22 SHAD* – A Short Story About A War (Secret City)

23 FUCKED UP* – Dose Your Dreams (Arts & Crafts)

24 THE WILD BLUEBERRY BAND* – A Brand New Day (Self-Released)

25 SIEVI* – Rebirth (Self-Released)

26 THE OLD SALTS* – Fisherman Jake (Self-Released)

27 JESSE & THE DANDELIONS* – Give Up The Gold (Self-Released)

28 JANOWSKII* – Janowskii (Self-Released)

29 MUSEUM PIECES* – Plain Sight (Self-Released)

30 COPPERHEAD* – Touch (Self-Released)

CJAM Top 30 Charts // October 29th – November 4th, 2018


* indicates Canadian Content

1 HUTTCH* – Huttchino (Self-Released)
2 RAE SPOON* – bodiesofwater (Coax)
3 SINGLE MOTHERS* – Through A Wall (Dine Alone)
4 AUTOGRAMM* – What R U Waiting 4? (Nevado)
6 ASSOHUN – Ivory Coast (Laterite)
7 BLACK ROOTS – Take It (Nubian Khanti)
8 PARQUET COURTS – Wide Awake! (Rough Trade)
9 EVERYWHERE MUSIC GOES* – Thenfuturenow (Self-Released)
10 SNAKE RIVER* – Tread On To The Unkown You (Self-Released)
11 SHAD* – A Short Story About A War (Secret City)
12 TOKYO POLICE CLUB* – Tokyo Police Club (Dine Alone Records)
13 ROB MITCHELSON* – Knightlaser: 2042 Motion Picture Soundtrack (Self-Released)
14 MOTHER MOTHER* – Dance and Cry (Universal)
15 METRIC* – Art of Doubt (Crystal Math Music)
16 MYRIAD3* – Vera (Alma)
17 THE LYTICS* – Float On (LHM Records)
18 THOM YORKE* – Suspiria (XL Recordings)
19 MORRICONE YOUTH – Danger: Diabolik (Country Club)
20 THE INTELLIGENCE – Live in San Francisco (Castle Face)
21 NIRMALA RAJASEKAR – Maithree The Music of Friendship (Innova)
22 IRON AND WINE – Weed Garden (EP) (Sub Pop)
23 LEON BRIDGES – Good Thing (Columbia)
24 DATSUNN* – Part One (Self-Released)
25 THE BAD GUYS* – Push Down and Turn (Self-Released)
26 AUTOPILOT* – Afterglow (Self-Released)
27 KALLE MATTSON* – Youth (Self-Released)
28 JAYNE MURRAY* – lookgoodfor (Self-Released)
29 FRONTPERSON* – Frontrunner (Oscar Street)
30 VOLUNTEERS* – I Wish I Was As Happy As John Denver (Self-Released)

CJAM FM “35K for 35 Years on FM” Pledge Drive Fundraiser

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CJAM 99.1 FM is excited to announce the dates for their annual Pledge Drive Fundraiser. The drive will begin on Friday October 19th starting at 12pm and run until Friday October 26th 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. This year, the station is celebrating 35 years on the FM dial as independent non-commercial radio, giving a voice to underrepresented artists, viewpoints, and cultures.

CJAM 99.1 FM is a non-profit campus-community radio station located at the University of Windsor. CJAM has been broadcasting since 1983, providing music and information programming not offered by mainstream commercial media.

“For 35 years, CJAM has featured a wide variety of programs, while also providing numerous resources and opportunities for youth and the community. We’ve partnered with student volunteers to expand our programming even further,” states Brady Holek, Station Manager at CJAM 99.1 FM.

Program partnerships with student life such as the law department’s Magna Carta Pro-Bono Students, the nursing department’s No Scrubs and the science department’s new spoken word program Peer Reviewed are just a few examples of shows that highlight the station’s ever-growing program base that has been a launching pad for careers in the music industry, journalism, and sports broadcasting. “We have had Jammers go on to work for SOCAN, CBC, Bell Media, and plenty more. It’s incredible seeing our Jammers succeed and we want to continue to support them and provide those opportunities,” says Holek.
This year, CJAM is offering the following prizes at different donation levels.

Any amount – CJAM sticker
$10 – CJAM Pin
$20 – music prize pack (CDs/vinyl)
$25 – “Smashing all Preconceived Notions” 35 Year Documentary on 8gig USB
$50 – CJAM 2018 Pledge Drive t-shirt
$100 – CJAM prize pack (including 2018 t-shirt, pin, and gift certificates)

Individuals looking to donate can call in during Pledge Drive week at 519-971-3630 (Windsor) //
1-855-344-2526 (toll free from Detroit and around the world). Donations are also accepted online at www.grouprev.com/CJAM35 via a secure online donation system.

CJAM’s New Music Director – Lauren Hedges


CJAM 99.1 FM (Windsor/Detroit) is pleased to announce the hire of Lauren Hedges as the station’s new Music Director.

Lauren has been a CJAM volunteer since 2010, having hosted numerous shows over the years including The Windsor Scene, Milk & Vodka, and The Canadian Jam. She is a graduate of The University of Windsor and The Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology, and is also an accomplished concert photographer. “After having been a part of CJAM for so long, I’m very excited to have the opportunity to help shape the station’s future,” says Hedges.

Check out her new music variety show, Rummage Radio, which will be airing Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. starting July 5th.

CJAM Top 30 Charts – June 25th – July 1st 2018


* – Indicates Canadian content

1 DIANE MOTEL* – Lonesome for the Colour (Self-Released)
2 SANDRO DOMINELLI* – Here & Now (Chronograph)
3 COURTNEY BARNETT – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk!)
4 THE 427’S* – Stay Gold (Stingray)
5 LA LUZ – Floating Features (Hardly Art)
6 SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80 – Black Times (Strut)
7 VARIOUS* – Museum of Skin Vol. 2 (Museum Of Skin)
8 TORONTO JAZZ ORCHESTRA* – 20 (Self-Released)
9 CHRIS WHITELEY AND DIANA BRAITHWAITE* – I Was Telling Him About You (Self-Released)
10 THE BROOKS* – Freewheelin’ Walking (Self-Released)
11 YESS WOAH* – Believe (Self-Released)
12 CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON* – Stone Woman (Self-Released)
13 MAZ* – ID (Self-Released)
14 SHY KIDS* – In A State (Secretly Canadian)
15 DEADBEAT* – Wax Poetic For This Our Great Resolve (Blkrtz)
16 PRE NUP* – Oh Well (Jigsaw Records)
17 KOLLAGE* – No Fuss No Muss (G-Three)
18 COEUR DE PIRATE* – en cas de tempête, ce jardin sera fermé (Dare To Care)
19 PEACH KELLI POP* – Gentle Leader (Mint)
20 LES POULES À COLIN* – Morose (Self-Released)
21 PAPERMAPS* – Confessions: To Each Their Own Rapture (Sparks)
22 SUUNS* – Felt (Secret City)
23 EMMET COHEN – Masters Legacy Series Vol 2: Featuring Ron Carter (Cellar Live)
25 VARIOUS – Mokeselektions Vol. 4 (Monkey Town)
26 NEKO CASE* – Hell-On (Anti-)
27 GREG BURROWS – Tell Your Story (Self-Released)
28 BROWN ACID – The Sixth Trip (Riding)
29 EYTREG – One?s Hidden Agony (Urbnet)
30 THE FUGITIVES* – The Promise of Strangers (Borealis)

CJAM Top 30 Charts – June 18th – June 24 2018


* – Indicates Canadian Content

1 KIRAN AHLUWALIA* – 7 Billion (Six Degrees)
2 COEUR DE PIRATE* – en cas de tempête, ce jardin sera fermé (Dare To Care)
3 VARIOUS* – Museum of Skin Vol. 2 (Museum Of Skin)
4 THE 427’S* – Stay Gold (Stingray)
5 EAMON MCGRATH* – Tantramar (Self-Released)
6 NAP EYES* – I’m Bad Now (You’ve Changed)
7 CHRISTINA MARTIN* – Impossible To Hold (Come Undone)
8 COURTNEY BARNETT – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk!)
9 BEACH HOUSE – 7 (Sub Pop)
10 BOMBINO – Deran (Partisan)
11 BROWN ACID – The Sixth Trip (Riding)
12 THE BROOKS* – Freewheelin’ Walking (Self-Released)
13 YUKON BLONDE* – Critical Hit (Dine Alone Records)
14 BABY CAGES* – Bitter Melon (Self-Released)
15 GROUNDERS* – Coffee & Jam (Nevado Records)
16 DUMB* – Seeing Green (Mint)
17 ALI MCCORMICK* – The Place You Know (Self-Released)
18 YESS WOAH* – Believe (Self-Released)
19 CAMAROMANCE* – Chasing Clouds (Simone)
20 U.S. GIRLS* – In A Poem Unlimited (Royal Mountain)
21 NEKO CASE* – Hell-On (Anti-)
22 BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW – Panic Blooms (Rad Cult)
23 JOE VICKERS* – Notes For The Word Burning Stove (Gunner Records)
24 DIANE MOTEL* – Lonesome for the Colour (Self-Released)
25 KELLARISSA* – Ocean Electro (Mint)
26 SMALLER HEARTS* – Smaller Hearts (Self-Released)
27 RAINE HAMILTON* – Night Sky (Self-Released)
28 MILES DAVIS & JOHN COLTRANE – The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 (Legacy)
29 DUSTED* – Blackout Summer (Polyvinyl)
30 BROWNOUT – Fear Of A Brown Planet (Fat Beats)

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 June 8th 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 June 8 2018. 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 June 8th 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.

CJAM Top 30! // May 21st – May27th 2018


*indicates Canadian Content

1 KIRAN AHLUWALIA* 7 Billion (Six Degrees)

2 MAZ* ID (Self-Released)

3 SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80 Black Times (Strut)

4 SOUTH RIVER SLIM* Who the F is South River Slim (Self-Released)

5 JAMES O-L AND THE VILLAINS* Wild Goose Jack (Famous Last)

6 QRISTINA BROOKE* Linger (Self-Released)

7 LES POULES À COLIN* Morose (Self-Released)

8 LOÏC APRIL* Loïc April (Bonsound)

9 ANBA TONEL Bellegarde (Self-Released)


11 POST ANIMAL When I Think of You in a Castle (Polyvinyl)

12 STIMULATOR JONES Exotic Worlds and Masterful Treasures (Stones Throw)

13 GABACHO MARCO Tawassol (Cristal)

14 DJÉNÉBA AT FOUSCO Kayeba Khasso (Lusafrica)

15 HAMMA SANKARE Ballebe – Calling All Africans (Clermont Music)

16 HUMANS* The Feels (Haven)

17 DIANE MOTEL* Lonesome for the Colour (Self-Released)

18 BLACK MILK FEVER (Mass Appeal)

19 DABRYE Three/Three (Ghostly International)

20 BEATRICE DEER My All To You (Self-Released)

21 A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS Pinned (Dead Oceans)


23 THE BROOKS* Freewheelin’ Walking (Self-Released)

24 ANNA BURCH Quit the Curse (Polyvinyl)


26 CALLA KINGLIT* Dreamer’s Sea (Self-Released)

27 CAMAROMANCE* Chasing Clouds (Simone)

28 DAVID KECHLEY The Walbrzych Project (Innova)

29 DOM FLEMONS Black Cowboys (Smithsonian Folkways)

30 EYTREG One?s Hidden Agony (Urbnet)



“As CJAM 99.1 FM – the campus and community radio station of the University of Windsor – has not received a levy increase since 1980, do you support a levy increase of $3.00 per semester to begin in Fall 2018; followed by an annual inflationary increase equivalent to the inflation rate provided by the Canadian Federation info Students?” – this is the question posed to full time University of Windsor Undergraduate students.

CJAM 99.1 FM, the non-profit campus and community radio station located on the University of Windsor campus, has not received an increase in their student levy funding since 1980. “Currently we receive $5 per semester from each student, and while we gather roughly 25-30 thousand dollars from our generous community each year during our fundraising drive, and obtain government of Canada grants on a regular basis, after so many years, inflation is catching up to the organization,” states Station Manager Brady Holek. “With a $3.00 per semester increase, CJAM will be able to create two new jobs and expand one part time position to full time.”

Over the past year CJAM has significantly expanded the programming offered to University of Windsor students, integrating academic programs, student organizations, and student services into it’s daily programming. As a part of the third year Digital Journalism course curriculum, students curate and host The 30 News: Radio Edition, a weekly live news program. CJAM also works with the Nursing Department, having two fourth year students create a weekly health promotion and awareness talk show as a part of their Community Clinical Placement. Pro Bono Students Canada also hosts a weekly program featuring discussions from law students regarding their community placements; helping to increase access to justice. CJAM is also proud to support Lancers sports and athletics through its two sports programs, The Round Table and WinCity Sports. Campus services such as Afrofest, the Peer Support Center, Womxn’s Center, and Walksafe are also supported through special programming and public service announcements.

“Our small staff has been actively working to engage students more than ever,” says Program Director Carley Schweitzer. “CJAM is a unique space because while we offer free training in audio engineering and broadcasting, it’s not specifically designed for only one area of study. Any student can get trained at CJAM and obtain public speaking skills, organizational skills, and help bolster their resume with relevant experience before they graduate, all while having an element of fun. We want to offer more to students by giving them job opportunities that will get them started on their career trajectory. We have so many talented journalism students coming in weekly to broadcast news stories, it be great if some of them didn’t have to move away to find a job once they’ve graduated,” says Schweitzer.

With the proposed $3 increase in the student levy, CJAM would be able to hire on a full time News Director who would coordinate with volunteers to produce news programming that would cover the campus as a whole. “The need for and importance of responsible journalism is not something to be understated and CJAM FM wants to become a training ground for it. The creation of a News Director position would greatly strengthen the connection of CJAM to the student body on campus. It would be fantastic to have news programming operated by a recent graduate, focusing on campus topics from a student perspective. So many things are happening around campus all the time, and most students aren’t even aware of them,” says Holek.

The fee increase will also go towards hiring a part time Volunteer & Events Coordinator at the station. “Being one of the smallest staffed stations in the sector, with two full time and one part time employee, the school year presents a challenge to us in terms of making time for all the interested volunteers who want to be a part of CJAM each semester. On top of that, we want to make sure students know we are here by holding some events on campus, but sometimes wrangling our over 120 current volunteers takes precedent,” states Program Director Carley Schweitzer. A part time Volunteer & Events coordinator would assist the Program Director in training new volunteers, help coordinate studio booking, and spread the word through volunteer recruitment and hosting events on and off campus. “This person would be instrumental, specifically with all the new campus based programming we’ve created. We have new people every semester who need to create specific content for their courses or projects. A Volunteer Coordinator would be a great asset to the station to help increase and maintain this type of focused programming,” says Schweitzer.

Funds would also go towards making the now part time Music Director job a full time one. “The Music Department is working at full capacity. Being a unique border city station, the CJAM music submission numbers are extremely high, and CJAM prides itself on being the first station to chart new and upcoming artists on an almost weekly basis. Something that sets CJAM apart from streaming services and podcasts is our dedication to bringing our listeners that new music first,” says Holek. Promotional CDs are sent to the station before their commercial release and fans get to hear the tracks first on CJAM. “Our submission process is going need an overhaul in the very near future as more and more labels are releasing music digitally rather than physically. It’s going to take a lot of time to navigate how this change over will take place, and is currently impossible with the Music Director just able to finish day to day tasks as it is,” says Holek.

The campaign period for the referendum mirrors that of the University of Windsor Student Alliance elections, from Wednesday March 7th to Tuesday March 13th, with online and in person voting taking place the 14th and 15th. “We know there have been some pretty huge referendums in the past few years on campus but we believe that given the amount of time since our last increase and the small dollar amount, CJAM is worth the money. What we are asking for is $3.00 per semester that will go towards creating jobs for students and recent graduates. Current staff all started here as University of Windsor students or community volunteers. We hope to continue that tradition as we head into the future,” says Holek.

This coming November, CJAM FM will be celebrating 35 years broadcasting on FM, but the organizations history goes back as far as the 1950’s when a small music appreciation society was created. This flourished into a carrier current signal around the campus, an AM broadcast, and eventually an FM license. Currently the CJAM FM student President, Brittany Webster, is creating a documentary highlighting that history, with interviews from CJAM members who have gone on to lead successful careers in radio, television, copyright collectives, and much more. “CJAM has a very proud history of being the alternative voice in Windsor and Detroit, and I’m proud to say we offer learning opportunities that have led many on career paths that shaped their lives. To celebrate 35 years of FM by creating new job opportunities would go a long way to help us continue to redefine radio and reach higher ground in Windsor and Detroit,” says Holek.

CJAM Staff - From left to right - Music Director Gin Ebony, Station Manager Brady Holek, Program Director Carley Schweitzer
CJAM Staff from left to right: Music Director Gin Ebony, Station Manager Brady Holek, Program Director Carley Schweitzer