Get to know… Aggressive Rock!

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Name // Blas
Show // Aggressive Rock
When // Tuesdays at 10:30pm

// How long have you been involved with CJAM?
My first gig as a CJAM host began in 1984 shortly after CJAM hit the public airwaves. I hosted various punk and metal shows in numerous time slots until 1987 when I moved to Toronto where I continued to host metal//hardcore radio shows at CHRY - York University and CKLN - Ryerson University. Upon my return to Windsor I became reacquainted with CJAM and began hosting Aggressive Rock in February 2017. When you add it up I have been involved with campus-community radio for roughly 24 years.

// How did you become involved as a CJAMmer?
I began attending the University of Windsor in 1983 as a Communication Studies major. Getting involved in campus broadcasting was a no-brainer.

// Describe your show…
The absolute extreme end of the hardcore//metal spectrum with all it’s variants & sub-classifications

// Who is your favourite band?
I discover a new favourite every week. Each show showcases a new crop of discoveries. With a personal music library that numbers in the thousands, it would be impossible for me to pick one artist that stands out as a favourite…but i’ll try. I’ve been listening to Discharge for more than 3 decades & I still find their music as awesome & relevant as I did when I first heard them.
Black Sabbath, the Stooges & Motorhead put out some pretty good music too.

// My other life consists of…
When I’m not actually listening to music I’m listening to the music library in my own head.

// What was your best live music experience?
Poison Idea @ the Siboney Club in Toronto 1988.

// Who do you need to see live?
I’ve witnessed Bolt Thrower live on 3 separate occasions. I can die happy.

// What do you love most about CJAM?
The excellent staff, other programmers, and the passion they bring to their shows, and the commitment and support of Windsor/Detroit alternative music. I’ve had the pleasure of working at 3 campus radio stations & I can state without hesitation that CJAM is special.

// Anything else you’d like to add?
Chances are if you’re reading this you already know that CJAM is a vital component of the alternative political & musical landscape. A community radio station cannot survive without the support of that community & I urge you to get involved.
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Want to hear Aggressive Rock?
Hear it live on Tuesday nights 10:30pm-midnight on 99.1 FM, on our livestream at www.cjam.ca - on the Uwindsor app or TuneIn app.

You can also Check out the CJAM archives // Simply click on the programming tab – find the program & stream or download it from the website. It’s that easy!

Get to Know…Colour Me Punk

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Name // Mirella
Show // Colour Me Punk
When // Fridays at 10:30am

// How long have you been involved with CJAM?
1 year and 5 months (ish)

// How did you become involved as a CJAMmer?
The previous host of The Windsor Scene (Lauren Hedges) passed the show onto me. I’ve since pass the program on to a new CJAMmer & am now the host of Colour Me Punk.

// Describe your show…
punk // garage // psych // indie // world etc. featuring bands and artists of colour

// Who is your favourite band?
La Luz are AMAZING.

// My other life consists of…
being an aspiring PhD candidate, a comedy nerd, a nice lady

// What was your best live music experience?
Twin Peaks – band at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto

// Who do you need to see live?
I absolutely NEED to see La Luz, Downtown Boys, Vagabond, Japanese BreakfastWeaves, and so so many more!

// What do you love most about CJAM?
I love the care & support from the staff and other CJAMmers. I recall on the first day of my time as The Windsor Scene host I met another jammer for the first time at a cafe & they said such kind & encouraging words; the sentiment still resonates with me to this day. Everyone’s just go nice and cool. It feels like I’m a part of a family <3

// Anything else you’d like to add?
Dear CJAM, thanks for being a home away from home.

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Want to hear Colour Me Punk?
Hear it live on Friday mornings 10:30am – noon on 99.1 FM, on our livestream at www.cjam.ca - on the Uwindsor app or TuneIn app.

You can also Check out the CJAM archives online at www.cjam.ca // Simply click on the programming tab – find the show & stream or download it from the website.

Celebrating 35 years on the FM Dial!

CJAM turns 35 on the FM dial today! We began broadcasting on FM on November 14th 1983 and we’ve got a full day of broadcasting lined up to celebrate our birthday.

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9am – snippits from the 2018 documentary Smashing All Preconceived Notions

10am – archive broadcast: Power Down party LIVE from Phog Lounge – our frequency changeover party from 91.5FM to 99.1 FM including our first 15 minutes on 99.1 FM

12pm – archive broadcast: Celebrating our power increase from 500 watts to 2,084 watts with interviews and music content

2pm – Pro Bono Student Radio: In partnership with Pro Bono Students Canada & the law department; hear two students speaking on sexual wellness and consent, an important and current topic. Just one example of CJAMs current and diverse programming

3pm – Join Drake of WinCity Sports as he speaks with Joe Bowen, announcer for the Toronto Maple Leafs and former CJAM broadcaster

4pm – Handi Link: Cam Wells explores disability life and issues.

4:30pm – No Scrubs: In partnership with the Nursing Department at the University of Windsor. Two 4th-year nursing students dive into topics and interviews around health and wellness, from a student and learning perspective. Another great example of CJAMs talk show programming.

5pm – Sylvio & Soul: Graeme Sylvio brings you on a journey of disco, funk, RnB, and of course soul music to celebrate CJAMs birthday.

6:30pm – The Urban Flow: Long time programmer DJ Dell 523 celebrates the life and music of Gil Scott Heron

8pm – snippits from the 2018 documentary Smashing All Preconceived Notions

9pm – In The Garage: Celebrating CJAMs love for all things LOUD and ROCK with your hosts Jon & Dante.

10:30pm – Nite Flights: Hop on board flight 1030 to Windsor with host Walt as he explores the weird, the psychedelic and anything that will lift your feet off the ground. You won’t hear tunes like this ANYWHERE else.

Get to know…The Trip! (Vlad)

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Show // The Trip!
When // Saturday at Midnight

// How long have you been with CJAM?
One year on a guest-host basis

// How did you become involved as a CJAMmer?
I twisted Ken’s [my co-hosts] arm!

// Describe your show…
An electric joyride for the ears & mind that gets you there and back and wanting more!

// Who is your favourite artist?
Either The Stooges, “Thin White Duke” Bowie, or Kraftwerk. The best music to me engages you on multiple dimensions, yet always manages to keep its mystery.

// My other life consists of…
herding oceans of digital bits into databases for The Man

// What was your best live music experience?
Ministry at Pine Knob (’92). Massive blocks of sod filled the skies, leading to Al stopping the show.

// What do you love most about CJAM FM?
The spirit, sonic worldliness, and elan of the on-air personalities.

// Anything else you’d like to add?
I was corrupted by CJAM at an early age and I am all the better for it. Share in the adventure!

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Want to listen to The Trip?
Hear Vlad live on Saturdays at 12am (right after Cowboys & Indies) on 99.1 FM – on our livestream at www.cjam.ca - on the Uwindsor app or TuneIn app.

You can also Check out the CJAM archives online at www.cjam.ca // Simply click on the programming tab – find the program & stream or download it from the website. It’s that easy!

Get to know…The Urban Flow!

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DJ DELL 523

Name // DJ Dell 523
Show // The Urban Flow

// How long have you been involved with CJAM / campus-community radio?
23 years

// How did you become involved as a CJAMmer?
I started volunteering here during my high-school co-op.

// Describe your show…
It’s a mix of funk, soul, and jazz spanning from 60′s to present.

// What is your favourite topic of discussion?
I love discussing the roots of music, early music history, and artists influence on current artists and musical trends.

// My other life consists of…
good food and great music.

// Who do you need to see perform?
One group I would love to see live is TAKE 6​

// What do you love most about CJAM FM?
I love the fact that I am able to showcase a variety of artists that normally don’t get a lot of airplay. This allows me to expose the listening audience to music they may have otherwise missed or not heard. It also often times answers the question that many of us have: Who was this sampled from??

// Anything else you’d like to add?
Please take a listen. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by what you hear. Also you can check out archived shows at www.mixcloud.com/djdell523

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Want to listen to The Urban Flow?
Hear DJ Dell 523 live on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm – 7pm on 99.1 FM,
on our livestream, Cogeco Cable 285, on the Uwindsor app or TuneIn app.

You can also Check out the CJAM archives online at www.cjam.ca // Simply click on the programming tab – find the program & stream or download it from the website. It’s that easy!

Get to know…Positive Amplitude!

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Show // Positive Amplitude
When // Sundays at 6pm

// How long have you been involved with CJAM?
I’ve been a listener since 1983, I volunteers & began training in May 2010 and started Positive Amplitude in September 2011.

// How did you become a CJAMmer?
I caught an ad seeking volunteers & thought I would give it a shot.

// Describe your show…
Folks know me as Mr. T at church, and like Mr. T (on TV) I promote having a positive attitude! That morphed in to Positive (good vibes/affirmative) Amplitude (the intensity of sound, which can only be positive!)! Tune in and join the A-Team!

// Who is your favourite artist or topic of interest?
Just too many interests to list!

// My other life consists of…
married in 1979, a father to 4 sons, and 3 (soon to be 4) daughter-in-laws, 3 grandsons, 7 granddogs, and 2 grandcats! I’m an IT Manager by day for a global automotive supplier. I enjoy family and friends, my church family, biking, hiking, swimming, camping, music, fast cars, and generally having a good time. I run a weekly adult hockey skate and have 15 years of past experience coaching youth hockey.

// What was your best live music experience?
Miles Davis, 1973 @ Hill Auditorium
Bob Dylan, 1974 @ Crisler Arena

// What do you love most about CJAM FM?
The diversity of programmers and programming, and the exposure to new music in a public, non-commercial radio format.

// Anything else you’d like to add?
CJAM is what radio should be! Get involved, spread the word, and support community non-commercial radio!

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Want to listen to Positive Amplitude?
Hear Mr T on Sundays from 6pm – 8pm on 99.1 FM – on our livestream at www.cjam.ca - on the Uwindsor app or TuneIn app.

You can also Check out the CJAM archives online atwww.cjam.ca // Simply click on the programming tab – find the program & stream or download it from the website. It’s that easy!

 

Get to know…Sylvio & Soul!

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Name // Graeme Sylvio
Show // Sylvio & Soul​ 
When // Wednesdays at 5pm

// How long have you been with CJAM?
4 years

// How did you become involved as a CJAMmer?
By the grace of dear friends.

// Describe your show…
90 minutes of real funky soul new and old with your host Graeme Sylvio!

// Sylvio & Soul starter listening list?
James Brown, Sam Cooke​, Jackie Wilson, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Donald Byrd, Billy Preston, Bill Withers, George Clinton, Sly Stone, Earth Wind & Fire, Larry Graham, Michael Jackson, Willie Hutch, Curtis Mayfield, The Chairmen Of The Board​, The Brothers Johnson, The O’Jays​, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Fantastic Four, The Isley Brothers​, The Dynamic Superiors, Betty Davis, Jackie Shane, The Souljazz Orchestra​, The Soul Motivators​, Third Coast Kings​, ORGŌNE​, Vulfpeck​, Fitness Forever​

// My other life consists of…
…crippling loneliness.

// What was your best live music experience?
Seeing Lee Fields & The Expressions at The Majestic Cafe

// What do you love most about CJAM FM?
My fellow jammers.
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Want to listen to Sylvio & Soul?
Hear Graeme Sylvio live on Wednesdays from 5pm – 6:30pm on 99.1 FM – on our livestream atwww.cjam.ca - on the Uwindsor app or TuneIn app.

You can also check out the CJAM archives online atwww.cjam.ca // Simply click on the programming tab – find the program & stream or download it from the website. It’s that easy!

 

Get to know…Infinite Sound!

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Name // DJ Infinity
Show // Infinite Sound
When // Thursdays 10:30pm – Midnight

// How long have you been with CJAM?
About a year

// How did you become involved as a CJAMmer?
I discovered CJAM online by searching for the campus radio station in my second year… the rest is history.

// Describe your show…
Oh boy… Honestly, it’s literally whatever I’m feeling at the moment but it’s ALWAYS flame. From Psychedelic Rock to Neo Soul, House to Indie-Alternative, or Hip Hop to Electronic Retrowave… It varies and I really do listen to everything.

// Who is your favourite artist?
Toro y Moi - that man gets me… Childish Gambino… or Tycho, actually…yeah Tycho

// My other life consists of…
SCHOOL. I double major in Criminology and Sociology with a minor in Social Justice AND i’m the VP of Marketing for the Pre-Law Society, among other clubs. I don’t watch Netflix btw.

// What was your best live music experience?
It has to be Saba. Although I am seeing Kendrick Lamar and TDE in a week. There was only about 50 people at the Saba show – it was very cozy.

// Who do you NEED to see live?
I NEED TO SEE Tame Impala LIVE ….

// What do you love most about CJAM FM?
Carley – she’s like the best roller derby player I freaking know. And Brady – he’s sure got a nice beard. And Gin is cool too – she always says hello to me. I also like how there is always Kleenex in the main studio; I’m allergic to everything.

// Anything else you’d like to add?
www.infinitexconnection.com
Twitter: @infinitecxnnect
Instagram: @infinitexconnection
Infinite Connection
It’s tumpin’…Jheeze.

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Want to listen to Infinite Sound??
Hear it live on Thursday nights from 10:30pm – midnight on 99.1 FM, on our livestream at www.cjam.ca - on the Uwindsor app or TuneIn app.

You can also Check out the CJAM archives online - Simply click on the programming tab – find the program & stream or download it from the website. It’s that easy!

Get to know… Electro Hop!

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Name // DJ Crysieee
Show // Electro Hop​
When // Mondays @ 9pm

// How long have you been with CJAM?
About 4 years.

// How did you become involved as a CJAMmer?
I had already been DJing and had a love for radio – plus I loved CJAM!

// Describe your show…
My show is a cool mix of electronic and hip hop music with electro vibes and old school beats.

// Who is your favourite artist?
Bob Moses​!!! Plus Chromeo​ – Ghettosocks​ – Boys Noize​ – Timbuktu​ – Delerium​ – Kraak & Smaak​ – Bassnectar​ just to name a few…

// My other life consists of…
podcasting, gym life, running, DJing and lots of coffee!

// What was your best live music experience?
Dog Blood​ [Skrilexx​ & Boys Noize] were fantastic. I can’t wait to see Bob Moses live this October!!!

// What do you love most about CJAM FM?
I love that CJAM promotes each Jammer to represent their show by allowing them to play the music they feel inspired by and showcasing their individuality through their show.

// Anything else you’d like to add?
CJAM is an amazing space to relax, connect, vibe, and grow! Thank you CJAM for helping me grow my talent and creatively pushing me to the next levels.

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Want to listen to Electro Hop?
Hear DJ Crysiee live on Monday nights from 9pm – 10:30pm on 99.1 FM – on our livestream at www.cjam.ca – on the Uwindsor app or TuneIn app.

You can also Check out the CJAM archives online at www.cjam.ca // Simply click on the programming tab – find the program & stream or download it from the website. It’s that easy!

Get to know… Jazz Traditions!

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Name // Pascal
Show // Jazz Traditions
When // Tuesday mornings 9am-10:30am

// How long have you been involved with CJAM & campus-community radio?
I’ve been a volunteer host at CJAM for about two years now. CJAM is the fourth campus radio station I’ve volunteered at — three in Ontario and one in Indiana. I got the radio bug when I was in grade 12 & had an overnight 2am-5am Saturday show with a friend of CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo at uWaterloo back in 1986.

// How did you become involved as a CJAMmer?
I pleaded with Carley [Program Director] to get a small, teensy slot. The 90 minutes I have each week is very generous!

// Describe your show…
I play all new jazz releases at the station. It’s so incredible the amount of awesome new music we have coming into CJAM. It’s a great opportunity to share this with the listening community in Windsor-Detroit!

// Who is your favourite artist?
I’m interested in most types of improvisational music, and I love how artists can change a song quite radically based on improv, their feeling, the other players, and the audience vibe, of course.

// My other life consists of…
I work in the Leddy Library here at the University of Windsor.

// What was your best live music experience?
Gogol Bordello, at Poe’s Pub, Richmond Virginia 2002

// Who do you NEED to see live?
I would love to see Björk again. I haven’t been able to catch her live since the Post tour, but I have all the live DVDs.

// What do you love most about CJAM FM?
Meeting folks passionate about all kinds of music, and staying in touch with the community through radio.

// Anything else you’d like to add?
CJAM is such a treasure. I love how everyone brings their passion in music to share with everyone, and feed off others at the station, learning about new music. Tune in to any program on CJAM and you’re bound to come away inspired!
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Want to hear Jazz Traditions?
Hear Pascal live on Tuesday mornings 9am-10:30am on 99.1 FM, on our livestream at www.cjam.ca - on the Uwindsor app or TuneIn app.

You can also Check out the CJAM archives online at www.cjam.ca // Simply click on the programming tab – find the show & stream or download it from the website. It’s that easy!