Celebrate Dilla Day on CJAM FM!

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Music lovers & producers rejoice! Tune in for special programming tonight as we celebrate the life & legacy of hip-hop’s greatest Detroit producer, the one & only J Dilla. Starting at 9pm our DJs will dig through the master’s catalogue.

9pm-10:pm: DJ INFINITY of Infinite Sound kicks off Dilla Day programming with musical selections and some must-know history.

9pm-10pm: Brady of Music From Planet Earth dives into the album “Donuts”.

10:30pm-midnight: DJ ME of Productive Confusion features his favourite DILLA tracks & instrumentals.

AND check out Dilla Youth Day: a -FREE- event happening Sunday February 11th at the Charles H Wright Museum in Detroit. Lean how to lay down a track, write your own rhymes, and much more in this music filled, youth-focused day!
More information can be found online HERE: www.facebook.com/events/817238225144276

Joe Strummer Day 2017

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CJAM’s 8th Annual Joe Strummer Day to Confront Poverty in Windsor-Detroit and 16th anniversary of Joe Strummer’s passing strives to aid in the “prevention or relief of poverty, particularly of young people, anywhere in the world by providing: grants, items and services to individuals in need and/or charities, or other organisations working to prevent or relieve poverty,” on December 22nd with 24 hours of musicology, journalism, criticisms and solutions (From the Joe Strummer Foundation objectives).

Starting at midnight on the 16th anniversary of Strummer’s death, CJAM will again dedicate 24-hours to the cause, and that’s where CJAM’s great programmers come in. All regular programming will be pre-empted while our musicologists, activists, and journalists work together to get the world to listen to poverty and homelessness issues. Terrestrially, the broadcast can be heard at CJAM 99.1 FM in Windsor-Detroit. Worldwide, you can stream us online at www.cjam.ca

JOE STRUMMER DAY BREAKDOWN

MIDNIGHT – 2AM: MARATHON KICKOFF
Join Brady & Carley (CJAM FM’s Station Manager & Program Director) as they kick off Joe Strummer Day with a mix of rare Joe Strummer tracks and information about what CJAM FM has in store this year!

2AM – 4AM: REVOLUTION ROCK PRESENTS TYMON DOGG
Dave Konstantino (host of Revolution Rock) interviews Tymon Dogg; mentor, fellow musician, and friend of Joe Strummer on teaching Joe how to play guitar right handed, Tymons time in Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, and the state of the world today. The show will also feature a selection of recordings from Tymon Dogg and music from The Mescaleros, alongside other projects.

4AM – 4:30AM: HOW BAD IS BAD?
Carley interviews The 30 News (University of Windsor digital journalism students) speak about their recent documentary focusing on poverty in the Windsor area.

4:30AM – 6AM: THE DEADLY SYNTH
Adam D’Andrea will be focusing in on music from later in The Clash’s career (Sandinista, Combat Rock, and Cut the Crap) that utilizes keyboard, synthesizer, and other elements associated with New Wave/Synth. The Program will also feature music from Joe Strummer’s solo career that falls into the same category.

6AM – 8AM: COVERS CALLING
Join your host Dan as he presents fantastic covers to re-create the London Calling (1979) album track by track, and also feature covers of classic tracks from Clash albums like The Clash (1977), Give ‘Em Enough Rope (1978), and Combat Rock (1982). A few of the bands featured include: The Accelerators, Jimmy Cliff, Secret Popstars, Rachid Taha, and many more!

8AM – 10AM: POSITIVE AMPLITUDE
Mr. T (host of Positive Amplitude) speaks with Jediah Bell of Street Medicine Detroit, Reverend Faith Fowler of Cass Community Services & published author, and Carriage Town Ministries in Flint MI.

10AM – 11AM: HANDI-LINK: POVERTY & DISABILITY
Cam Wells (host of Handi-Link) discusses poverty issues within the disability community with a variety of different interviewees 

11AM – 1PM: THIS IS RADIO CLASH
Get informed on everything that’s happened on Joe Strummer Day so far with host Brady, as well as a look forward to the rest of the day’s programming. Not to mention, rare cuts from the Strummer catalog!

1PM – 2PM: EVERYTHING’S NO GOOD: THE 101′ers
Carley (host of Everything’s No Good) highlights Joe Strummer’s first band, The 101′ers with music from their compilation release Elgin Avenue Breakdown (originally released in 1981)

2PM – 3PM: RUMMAGE RADIO // GUITAR ARMY
Lauren Hedges presents Guitar Army, recorded live in CJAM studios!

3PM – 3:30PM: CHRIS CROSSROADS 
Join Dave Konstantino (host of Revolution Rock) for a special interview with musician Chris Crossroads, who has performed music all over Canada and busked everywhere from Windsor to Winnipeg. They will discuss issues of poverty & poverty prevention from a different perspective alongside some original tracks recorded live at CJAM studios.

3:30PM – 4PM: COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
Carley (host of Everything’s No Good) speaks with Veronika Scott of Empowerment Plan Detroit & Nikodem of WeStudents uWindsor.

4PM – 5PM: REGGAE CLASH
Cleo SP (Host of The Beat Junkie Show) explores the reggae influence of The Clash and focuses on the reggae & dub versions of Clash songs, as well as original tracks that were covered by The Clash.

5PM – 6PM: NO SCRUBS: HEALTH AND POVERTY
Farah and Emmerson (hosts of No Scrubs) break down the complexities between health and poverty. They speak with Tamara, of the Windsor Youth Centre, Dennis, a fellow nursing student and volunteer at the University of Windsor Peer Support Centre, Robyn of the Mental Health and Wellness Promotion Program, and Sandy of the Iona College Food Bank. 

6PM – 8PM: CLASH RARITIES & ODDITIES WITH WILLY WILSON
Join Willy Wilson (host of The Motor City is Burning & Friday’s at the Hideout) for some very rare Joe Strummer related material. Willy has been digging through his archives for interviews with Joe, as well as unreleased recordings from The Clash and other Strummer projects.

8PM – 10PM: REVROCK PRESENTS JOE STRUMMER & THE LATINO ROCKABILLY WAR
Following his time with The Clash, Joe Strummer worked on a variety of soundtracks, most notably for the Alex Cox films, Sid & Nancy and Walker. The Latino Rockabilly War was the backing band Strummer put together for music on the film Permanent Record, which starred Keanu Reeves. The band consisted of Zander Schloss (guitar), Lonnie Marshall (bass), Jack Irons (drums) as well as Willie McNeil on drums for select tracks. Five songs recorded during this time were featured on the Permanent Record soundtrack, Trash City, Baby the Trans, Nothin’ Bout Nothin‘, Nefertiti Rock, and the instrumental track Theme from Permanent Record.

This line-up was also featured on the Earthquake Weather, Joe Strummer’s first official solo album. Released in 1989, the album was initially not received well critically, but that has come to change with time, garnering more of a cult following. Earthquake Weather experiments with the influences of rockabilly, folk, funk, reggae, world music, and pop music. Many feel this album is an early incarnation of the sound the Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros would bring forth a decade later. The Latino Rockabilly War also toured with Strummer as his backing band for his Rock Against the Rich tour in 1988/1989. This episode will feature music from Earthquake Weather, songs from the Permanent Record soundtrack, some live recordings, and B-sides from this period.

10PM – 11PM: JOE STRUMMER &THE LATINO ROCKABILLY WAR LIVE
CJAM FM presents a rare live performance by Joe Strummer &the Latino Rockabilly War. Recorded on June 23, 1988 at The Fridge in Brixton. This will be presented uninterrupted, as if you were there yourself to hear the live show. A perfect compliment to the Revolution Rock special preceding it.

11PM – MIDNIGHT: JOE STRUMMER DAY CLOSER
Station Manager Brady and Program Director Carley return to close out the 24-hour marathon to feature nothing but Clash B-Sides from their single releases over the years.

A Perfect Circle at The Fox Theatre

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Known largely for their hardball stance on cell phone use, A Perfect Circle’s 2017 tour recently made it’s way through Detroit, and we sent our in-house photographer, Lauren Hedges, to capture some photos for you to peek at (since you won’t have all those awesome blurry Snapchats to look back on).

During the show frontman Maynard James Keenan announced a new album from APC, as well as a promise to return to Detroit in the near future. Earlier this week the band was announced as part of 2018’s Rock on The Range in Columbus, Ohio. They’ll be playing alongside MJK’s side project Tool, Ice-T’s Body Count, Andrew W.K., and more. 2018 is shaping up to be another great year for live concerts.

Check out more photos from the show on the CJAM Facebook Page.
Find more photography from Lauren Hedges at www.laurenhedges.com

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CJAM Top 30! // November 6th – November 12th 2017

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* – Indicates Canadian Content

TOUGH AGE* – Shame (Mint)
BLUE HAWAII* – Tenderness (Arbutus)
AMADOU AND MARIAM - La Confusion (Because Music)
JD MCPHERSON - Undivided Heart and Soul (New West)
PARTNER* - In Search Of Lost Time (You’ve Changed)
VARIOUS* - Psychic Readings Vol. 1 (Self-Released)
STARS* - There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light (Last Gang)
BABY BRAINS - Eat Your Heart Out (Self-Released)
ASIKO AFROBEAT ENSEMBLE* - Winners Never Quit (Self-Released)
10 BECK - Colors (Fonograph)
11 MOH KOUYATE - Fe Toki (Foli Son)
12 CHAD VANGAALEN* - Light Information (Flemish Eye)
13 ANTIBALAS - Where the Gods Are in Peace (Daptone)
14 CHICAGO AFROBEAT PROJECT WITH TONY ALLEN - What Goes Up (Self-Released)
15 VARIOUS* - Going West/Going East (A Guelph-Victoria Guide) (Baffled Octopi)
16 JESSICA HERNANDEZ AND THE DELTAS - Telephone (Instant Records)
17 VARIOUS* - Forward Music Group 2017/2018 Sampler (Self-Released)
18 JULIE AND THE WRONG GUYS* - S/T (Dine Alone Records)
19 THE SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA* - Under Burning Skies (Do Right! Music)
20 MINIMAL VIOLENCE* - Acid Lakes (Lobster Theramin)
21 DEBADEMA - Sanikoya (Dankama)
22 MATT MAYS* - Once Upon A Hell Of A Time (Sonic)
23 TERRA LIGHTFOOT* - New Mistakes (Sonic Unyon)
24 DESTROYER* - Ken (Merge)
25 FITNESS FOREVER - Tonight (Elefant)
26 KAMASI WASHINGTON - Harmony of Difference (Young Turks)
27 E1SBAR - Looser Futurism (Polar Vortex)
28 TETRIX* - Cassette Romance EP (Odin Audio)
29 BEEF BOYS* - Melted Like a Witch (Self-Released)
30 THE SOUL SESSION - Two (Agogo)

CJAM Top 30!!! // September 18 – September 24 2017!

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* – Indicates Canadian content

1 ALVVAYS* - Antisocialites (Polyvinyl)
2 CHAD VANGAALEN* - Light Information (Flemish Eye)
3 PIERRE KWENDERS* - MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time (Bonsound)
4 PARTNER* - In Search Of Lost Time (You’ve Changed)
5 MOON KING* - HamTramck ’16 (Arbutus)
6 CELLOS* - The Great Leap Backward (No List)
7 ELLIOTT BROOD* - Ghost Gardens (Paper Bag)
8 NEO IMAGE* - Untitled (Mood Hut)
9 MINIMAL VIOLENCE* - Acid Lakes (Lobster Theramin)
10 ASIKO AFROBEAT ENSEMBLE* – Winners Never Quit (Self-Released)
11 THE DEEP DARK WOODS - Yarrow (Six Shooter)
12 ANTIBALAS - Where the Gods Are in Peace (Daptone)
13 DENT MAY - Across the Multiverse (Carpark)
14 BLAY AMBOLLEY - Ketan (Ambolley)
15 THE BOMBAY ROYALE - Run Kitty Run (Hope Street)
16 FRITS WENTINK - Two Bar House Music & Chor Stuff Vol. 1 (Wolf Music Recordings)
17 FRAN JARÉ* - Copy Cat Coo Coo (Self-Released)
18 EMILY HAINES AND THE SOFT SKELETON* - Choir of the Mind (Last Gang)
19 PHONO PONY* - Vacant (single) (Self-Released)
20 THE BELLE GAME* - Fear/Nothing (Arts & Crafts)
21 ANDREW SCOTT QUARTET* - The Brightest Minute (Cellar Live)
22 OH SEES - Orc (Castle Face)
23 THE NATIONAL - Sleep Well Beast (4AD)
24 CHANDRIKA KRISHNAMURTHY TANDON - Shivoham – The Quest (Soul Chants)
25 MELLOWDRAW* - Mellowdraw (Self-Released)
26 PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING - Every Valley (Pias)
27 BIBLICAL* - The City That Always Sleeps (New Damage)
28 PEACH PYRAMID* - Repeating Myself (Oscar Street)
29 DEERHOOF - Mountain Moves (Joyful Noise)
30 CLOUD CONTROL - Rainbow City (Votiv Music)

2017 Fall Lineup Changes!

It may not feel that way temperature-wise but Fall 2017 is in full swing and CJAM has some exciting additions and changes to our fall lineup. Check out what’s going on below!

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NO SCRUBS // Tuesday’s @ 12pm

No Scrubs is a new program hosted by two fourth year nursing students. The show will bring forward various health-related and controversial issues and concerns in current events. Your hosts Emmerson & Farah will inform you with current health information and present various topics concerning health and wellness. There will also be interviews with health care professionals about health services in Windsor. Have a health question you want answered? Send an email to nursingcjam at gmail.com and your question might be read anonymously on the air! Check out the facebook page at www.facebook.com/cjamnoscrubs

The Windsor SceneTHE WINDSOR SCENE // Wednesday’s @ 2:30pm

The Windsor Scene, your spot for all live shows happening in the Windsor area, is moving to Wednesday afternoons. Mirella has some sweet stuff up her sleeve for the fall (including some in-studio performances from artists you’ll love) so keep it locked on Wednesday afternoons. Same time, different day.

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INFINITE SOUND // Thursday’s @ 10:30pm

Welcoming Infinite Sound to our Thursday evening lineup! Immerse yourself into an array of FRESH, new music that creates vivid soundscapes. From deep house to hip-hop, and neo-soul to alternative down tempo, DJ Infinity will bring you to deeper euphoria.

RADIO BRAIN DRAIN 2017

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RADIO BRAIN DRAIN is a week-long music party taking place over CJAMs airwaves. Originally beginning as the “40th Anniversary of Punk” – CJAMs Radio Brain Drain celebrates the first time The Ramones played as a 4 piece band at CBGB’s on August 16 1974.  And while this is by no means exactly when punk began, we thought it was as good a time as any to celebrate the loud – the weird – and the NOISE. Below is a list of CJAM shows featuring BRAIN DRAIN material between August 13th – 19th. Check out our facebook page & twitter @CJAMFM for more updates throughout the week!

SUNDAY AUGUST 13th
12am: THE TRIP!
5pm: TAKE ME DOWN UNDER
6pm: POSITIVE AMPLITUDE

MONDAY AUGUST 14th
2:30pm: MUSIC FROM PLANET EARTH
4pm: HARDCOVER
6pm: GAY SO GROOVIE
7pm: GIRLIE SO GROOVIE

TUESDAY AUGUST 15th
10:30am: EVERYTHING’S NO GOOD
1pm: THE OTHER SIDE
2:30pm: PRODUCTIVE CONFUSION
6:30pm: THE MOTOR CITY IS BURNING
9pm: BEST SHOW EVER
10:30pm: AGGRESSIVE ROCK

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 16th
10:30am: NOT YOUR BOYS CLUB
2:30pm: RUMMAGE RADIO: WOMEN IN PUNK!
10:30pm: IN THE GARAGE

THURSDAY AUGUST 17th
2:30pm: THE WINDSOR SCENE
5pm: CJAM TOP12
10:30pm: THE BASEMENT

FRIDAY AUGUST 18th
2:30pm: INTERCONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
5pm: THE FREEDOM PRINCIPLE
6:30pm: PRODUCTIVE CONFUSION
8pm: FRIDAYS AT THE HIDEOUT

SATURDAY AUGUST 19th
3pm: HEADSPACE
5pm: JUMP KAT JUMP!
8pm: REVOLUTION ROCK

 

Changes at CJAM FM!

Changes are happening at CJAM FM with some of our long-time programmers!

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The Windsor Scene is a staple program here at CJAM FM. Although there have been many past hosts, Lauren Hedges has been helming The Windsor Scene for the past seven years. Throughout her time, Lauren has interviewed countless artists,  provided the community with information on where to bring their ears in the coming week, and played more local music than any other program on our airwaves. Aside from her music program, Lauren has also covered many live concerts via her stellar band photography, allowing us to catch a glimpse of the live experience. Further to this, Lauren has been working with staff to help train and introduce a new volunteer, Mirella Kami-Ntahonsigaye, as the new host of The Windsor Scene. Lauren’s work at CJAM FM has been invaluable, and Mirella has already shown that she is the perfect person to pass the program torch to with some very strong opening episodes. We can’t wait to hear where Mirella takes The Windsor Scene in the future.  And keep your ears to the radio because Lauren may return one day hosting a new show of her own or filling in with specialty programming.

Another long-time programmer at CJAM FM is moving on to new heights. A-Bomb’s Dance Explosion has keeping the electronic beat on CJAMs airwaves for the last eight years and if you’ve ever tuned in on Thursday nights after 10:30pm you’ll know what we mean. Throughout his tenure, host Angelo has highlighted a wide variety of new and emerging electronic and dance artists along with music from all your underground favourites. Angelo will be sorely missed for his smooth night-time DJ voice and invaluable exposure to new music.

CJAM FM would like to personally thank both of these long-time veteran volunteers for all their hard work and dedication over their many years at the station. We could not run as smoothly as we do without the help from our incredible volunteer base. Thank you for making the Windsor and Detroit airwaves more musically diverse for everyone!

2017 CJAM Jammy Award Winners!

You voted, now see who won! CJAM is loves all of our dedicated volunteers and we appreciate the effort put in to each and every show over our airwaves. Congrats to all! And many thanks to Teenage Geese and Gin Ebony for keeping the vibe going with fantastic music all night long.

Best New Show: Win City Sports
Best Music Variety: Positive Amplitude
Best Talk Shows: Win City Sports & Rose City Politics
Best Folk//Roots//Blues: Steel Belted Radio
Best Rock Shows: Revolution Rock & In the Garage 
Best Electronic//Hip Hop: Electro Hop
Best Specialty Shows: The Motor City is Burning & The Windsor Scene
Best International Shows: Cowboys & Indies & Caribbean Riddimz

Best Windsor Act: Guitar Army
Best Detroit Act: Mexican Knives
Best Windsor Venue: Phog Lounge
Best Detroit Venue El Club

UWSA Volunteers of the Year: The 30 News – Radio Edition & Ashley Quinton
On-Air Personality of the Year: Trevor Klundert //Host of Girlie  & Gay so Groovie
Pledge Drive Volunteer of the Year: James Tiller //Host of Indie Guitar Swing
CJAM FM Volunteer of the Year: Conner Custance
CJAM Lifetime Achievement Award: Christian Gagnier //Host of On y va Musique & Songlines

 

International Women’s Week 2017!

We are celebrating International Women’s Day with a whole week of programming from March 5th-March 11th. Our programmers choose the music they want to play & they choose to support women and females in the music arena with special programs. International Women’s Week at CJAM will feature female focused music, Canadian content, special interviews, and more!

Check out the full line-up of shows below

SUNDAY MARCH 5
1pm: Blues Time International
3:30pm: Oracle
5pm: Take Me Down Under
6pm: Positive Amplitude

MONDAY MARCH 6
10:30am: Canadian Jam
1pm: Women’s Day with Lauren of The Windsor Scene
2:30pm: Music From Planet Earth
4:30pm: Hardcover
6pm: Gay So Groovie
7pm: Girlie So Groovie
9pm: Electro Hop

TUESDAY MARCH 7
10:30am: Everything’s No Good
1pm: The Other Side
10:30pm: Aggressive Rock

WEDNESDAY MARCH 8
1pm: Sardines
5pm: Sylvio & Soul
9pm: In The Garage

THURSDAY MARCH 9
10:30am: Border City Roots
5pm: Top12 Countdown
6pm: 21st Century Unlimited
8pm: WinCity Sports
9pm: STEP01

FRIDAY MARCH 10
1pm: Different Sounds
6:30pm: Productive Confusion

SATURDAY MARCH 11
11am: Sounds of Ukraine
3pm: Headspace
5pm: Jump Kat Jump!
7pm: Revolution Rock
9pm: Cowgirls & Indies
12am: The Trip!

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