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

CJAM Top 30!!! // October 23rd – October 29th 2017


* – Indicates Canadian Content

1 PROTOMARTYR – Relatives in Descent (Domino)
2 VARIOUS* – Psychic Readings Vol. 1 (Self-Released)
3 PARTNER* – In Search Of Lost Time (You’ve Changed)
4 MOKA ONLY* – Concert For One (Urbnet)
5 BLUE HAWAII* – Tenderness (Arbutus)
6 METZ* – Strange Peace (Royal Mountain)
7 CHAD VANGAALEN* – Light Information (Flemish Eye)
8 MICH COTA* – Kija/Care (Egg Paper Factory)
9 YOUNG RJ – Blaq RoyalT (Ne’Astra Music Group)
10 DESTROYER* – ken (Merge)
11 JD MCPHERSON – Undivided Heart and Soul (New West)
12 SUPERDIVORCE – Action Figures (Too Sweet)
13 CORY WEEDS – Let’s Groove: The Music Of Earth Wind & Fire (Cellar Live)
14 WEAVES* – Wide Open (Buzz Records)
15 SEQUOYAH TIGER – Parabolabandit (Morr Music)
16 SISTERS OF YOUR SUNSHINE VAPOR – Lavendar Blood (Space Camp)
17 WOLF PARADE* – Cry Cry Cry (Sub Pop)
18 THE RADIATION FLOWERS* – Summer Loop (Sunmask / Cardinal Fuzz)
19 ODONIS ODONIS* – No Pop (Telephone Explosion)
20 THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE* – The Wild (Paper Bag Records)
21 HILARIO DURAN – Contumbao (Alma)
22 AMADOU AND MARIAM – La Confusion (Because Music)
23 LEON REVOL – Emberes (Monologues)
24 TRIO DA KALI & KRONOS QUARTET – Ladilikan (World Circuit)
25 BEND SINISTER* – The Other Way EP (Cordova Bay)
26 MDOU MOCTAR – Sousoume Tamachek (Sahelsounds)
27 MOH KOUYATE – Fe Toki (Foli Son)
28 TOGO ALL STARS – Lome, Togo (Excelsoir)
29 ALVVAYS* – Antisocialites (Polyvinyl)
30 ANTIBALAS – Where the Gods Are in Peace (Daptone)


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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 20th starting at 12pm and run until Friday October 27th at 1pm. It is the only time of year CJAM reaches out to the community for financial support in order to continue daily operations at the station. This year CJAM is allocating funds raised to make some much needed updates to their website, studio, and help prepare for an upcoming digital shift.

“CJAM receives hundreds of new albums every week from different record labels across North America and beyond,” states Brady Holek, Station Manager at CJAM 99.1 FM. “We currently rely on CD submissions but digital submissions are becoming the industry standard, and CJAM needs to be prepared for the eventual digital swing away from CDs. We are hoping to create a framework to receive and store new music, as well as create a database so our programmers can access that music at the station. On top of that, our website needs work in terms of access to archived programs, and we would also like to integrate that with a CJAM streaming/listening app.”

CJAM 99.1 FM is a non-profit campus-community radio station located on the University of Windsor campus. CJAM has been broadcasting on the FM dial since 1983, providing music and information programming not offered by mainstream commercial media. This year, CJAM is offering the following prizes at different donation levels.

Any amount – CJAM sticker
$10-20 – music prize pack (CDs/vinyl)
$20 – vintage CJAM Pledge Drive t-shirt
$50 – CJAM 2017 Pledge Drive t-shirt
$100 – CJAM prize pack (including 2017 t-shirt 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 via a secure online donation – Click here to donate now!

“We have been expanding our programming to incorporate more students, including spoken word news from the Digital Journalism department, a heath focused show from 4th year nursing students, and a partnership with the Pro-Bono Students Canada from the law department,” states Carley Schweitzer, Program Director. “Adding these shows to our already hyper-focused spoken word, music, and ethno-cultural programming has created a need to expand online, and this year’s Pledge Drive is dedicated to achieving that. Our site needs to be mobile compatible to keep up in the digital world, with everyone accessing items via the computer in their pockets.”

CJAM FM will also be hosting an event in partnership with the Green Bean Café (located just off campus at 2320 Wyandotte Street West) on Saturday October 21st from 10am to 3pm. The Green Bean’s Sonic Saturdays events feature brunch, and premium coffee products. CJAM FM will feature two of its top DJs (Jim Meloche from Steel Belted Radio and Graeme Sylvio from Sylvio & Soul) spinning vinyl all morning and afternoon for customers. CJAM will also have a swag table with the new t-shirts, stickers, and many more incentives. “It’s a match made in heaven for us,” Holek said. “The Green Bean and CJAM have been working together for a long time and we can’t wait to kick off our fundraising drive with them.”

Find more info on our Sonic Saturday event here: www.facebook.com/events/160128181239082/

CJAM Top 30!!! September 25th – October 1st 2017


* – Indicates Canadian Content

1 PARTNER* – In Search Of Lost Time (You’ve Changed)
2 METZ* – Strange Peace (Royal Mountain)
3 KAMASI WASHINGTON – Harmony of Difference (Young Turks)
4 ALVVAYS* – Antisocialites (Polyvinyl)
5 ANTIBALAS – Where the Gods Are in Peace (Daptone)
6 DEERHOOF – Mountain Moves (Joyful Noise)
8 CHAD VANGAALEN* – Light Information (Flemish Eye)
9 THE BELLE GAME* – Fear/Nothing (Arts & Crafts)
10 ATOMICOS* – Surfodelic (Self-Released)
11 DON BRYANT – Don’t Give Up On Love (Fat Possum)
12 THE SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA* – Under Burning Skies (Do Right! Music)
14 PEACH PYRAMID* – Repeating Myself (Oscar Street)
15 THE DEEP DARK WOODS – Yarrow (Six Shooter)
16 FAITH HEALER* – Try 😉 (Mint)
17 BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE* – Hug of Thunder (Arts & Crafts)
18 ARCADE FIRE* – Everything Now (Sony Music)
19 GUANTANAMO BAYWATCH – Desert Center (Suicide Squeeze)
20 QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – Villains (Matador)
21 LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – American Dream (DFA)
22 SAM COFFEY AND THE IRON LUNGS* – Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs (Burger)
23 TOM ALDRICH – Princes (Self-Released)
24 ERIK JEKABSON – Quintet (Wide Hive)
25 LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY + SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM – Super Ape Returns To Conquer (Subatomic Sound)
26 SAHBABII – S.A.N.D.A.S. (Casting Bait)
27 AVIUS* – Avius (Self-Released)
28 THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE* – The Wild (Paper Bag Records)
30 MINIMAL VIOLENCE* – Acid Lakes (Lobster Theramin)

CJAM Top 30!!! September 4th – September 10th 2017


* – Indicates Canadian Content

1 TOPS* – Sugar at the Gate (Arbutus)
2 THE BOMBAY ROYALE – Run Kitty Run (Hope Street)
3 FAITH HEALER* – Try 😉 (Mint)
4 MOGWAI – Every Country’s Sun (Temporary Residence)
5 MOON KING* – HamTramck ’16 (Arbutus)
6 DENZEL CURRY – 13 (Loma Vista)
7 THE YAWPERS – Boy In A Well (Bloodshot)
8 OH SEES – Orc (Castle Face)
9 HKE – No Man Is God (BLCR Laboratories)
10 PRIME JUNK* – Ladybird (Sleepwalk Tapes)
11 MINIMAL VIOLENCE* – Acid Lakes (Lobster Theramin)
12 WOOLWORM* – Deserve To Die (Mint)
13 LAKES AND PINES* – Peace Comes At Last (Self-Released)
14 SARAH JANE SCOUTEN* – When the Bloom Falls from the Rose (Light Organ)
15 SLEEPY SUN* – Private Tales (Dine Alone)
16 GUNNER & SMITH* – Byzantium (Self-Released)
17 DREAM WIFE – Fire (EP) (Lucky Number)
18 HERMITESS* – Hermitess (Self-Released)
19 STRANGE RELATIONS – Editorial You (Tiny Engines)
20 HUSTLE FLESH* – Reminant Psyche (Museum Of Skin)
21 MELODIC INTERSECT – Looking Forward (Aimrec)
22 PRAIRIE CAT* – Is Cary Pratt (Indie)
23 MURDER MURDER – Wicked Lines & Veins (Self-Released)
24 MOTORHEAD – Under Cover (Silver Lining)
25 THE FRANKLIN ELECTRIC* – Blue Ceilings (Indica)
26 SLATES* – Summery (New Damage)
27 DANIEL ROMANO* – Modern Pressure (You’ve Changed)
28 VARIOUS* – Lisbon Lux Records Vol.3 (Lisbon Lux)
29 L.A. WITCH – L.A. Witch (Suicide Squeeze)
30 CRYSTAL EYES* – The Female Imagination (Sweetie Pie)

CJAM Top 30!!! August 28th – September 3rd 2017


* – Indicates Canadian Content

1 MOON KING* – HamTramck ’16 (Arbutus)
2 ASIKO AFROBEAT ENSEMBLE* – Winners Never Quit (Self-Released)
3 SAM COFFEY AND THE IRON LUNGS* – Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs (Burger)
4 CELLOS* – The Great Leap Backward (No List)
5 FAITH HEALER* – Try 😉 (Mint)
6 BLAY AMBOLLEY – Ketan (Ambolley)
7 WALRUS* – Family Hangover (Madic Records)
8 THE WOODEN SKY* – Swimming In Strange Waters (Nevado)
9 SHIMMER DEMOLITION* – Yes Love Everything (Self-Released)
10 VARIOUS – Motor City Wine Recordings 001 (Motor City Wine)
11 MINIMAL VIOLENCE* – Acid Lakes (Lobster Theramin)
12 BRUCE COCKBURN* – Bone On Bone (True North)
13 HKE – No Man Is God (BLCR Laboratories)
14 THE BOMBAY ROYALE – Run Kitty Run (Hope Street)
15 ZARASUTRA* – The Forest For The Trees (Self-Released)
16 BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE* – Hug of Thunder (Arts & Crafts)
17 BROKEN ENGLISH CLUB – The English Beach (Long Island Electrical Systems)
19 ARON D’ALESIO* – Aron D’Alesio (Paper Bag)
20 RAVEEN* – Always (Self-Released)
21 PRAIRIE CAT* – Is Cary Pratt (Indie)
22 MAPPE OF* – A Northern Star, A Perfect Stone (Paper Bag)
23 SUNGLACIERS* – Moving In Darkness (Self-Released)
24 TEENANGER* – Teenager (Telephone Explosion)
25 SONGHOY BLUES – Resistance (Fat Possum)
26 OUMOU SANGARE – Mogoya (No Format! Records)
27 MEKLIT – When The People Move the Music Moves Too (Six Degrees)
28 JAPANESE BREAKFAST – Soft Sounds From Another Planet (Dead Oceans)
29 WAXAHATCHEE – Out In The Storm (Merge)
30 VEIN – VEIN Plays Ravel (Challenge)


Move In Day 2017 (Services)

Moving in to residence at the University of Windsor this coming Sunday (September 3rd)? From 9am-2pm, turn your radio dial to 99.1FM to hear some special programming just for students with a selection of folk, world, jazz, rock, electronic, and Windsor music. You’ll also hear interviews from the Womxn’s Centre – University of Windsor // University of Windsor Peer Support Centre // Campus Pride Centre- University of Windsor // Some of your Resident Assistants talking about Res life AND more. There are so many ways to tune in, so make your hectic Move-In Day more enjoyable with CJAM FM! // University of Windsor Student Experience