It’s that time of year again… The CJAM Jammy Awards are open for voting!

Every year CJAM celebrates our DJs by getting together for a fun awards ceremony where YOU choose the winners! We call upon our listeners to vote for their favourite CJAM shows as well as the best local music venues and acts in Windsor-Detroit!

Tell us who your favourites are by voting HERE: https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/W4B0W5

And as an added bonus you can join us in person on April 20th at Villains Beastro (256 Pelissier Ave) in downtown Windsor for our winners ceremony!

Don’t wait another minute – vote today!!

Rendez-vous de la Francophonie Marathon


On March 2oth CJAM, along with other campus-community radio stations around the country, will be broadcasting the 2018 Rendez-vous de la Francophonie marathon. Rendez-vous de la Francophonie is an annual celebration of Canada’s membership in the Francophonie and promotes the French language and its numerous cultural expressions. To help celebrate Rendez-vous de la Francophonie, in 2018 NCRA member stations from across Canada have produced 30 minute spoken special programs that speak on Francophone culture, highlight Rendez-vous de la Francophonie events, and the importance of bilingualism to celebrate the 20th anniversary of RVF. Find more information about different activities and events on the RVF website HERE: www.rvf.ca and join us on the radio starting at 8am! CJAM is a proud supporter of Francophone culture and the RVF series.


Le 20 mars, CJAM, avec d’autres stations de radio campus-communautaires du pays, diffusera le marathon des Rendez-vous de la Francophonie 2018. Rendez-vous de la Francophonie est une célébration annuelle de l’adhésion du Canada à la francophonie et fait la promotion de la langue française et de ses nombreuses expressions culturelles. Pour célébrer les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie, en 2018, des stations membres de la NCRA de partout au Canada ont produit des émissions spéciales de 30 minutes sur la culture francophone, les événements Rendez-vous de la Francophonie et l’importance du bilinguisme pour célébrer le 20e anniversaire de RVF. Trouvez plus d’informations sur les différentes activités et événements sur le site RVF ICI: www.rvf.ca et rejoignez-nous à la radio dès 8h! CJAM est fière de soutenir la culture francophone et la série RVF.



“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

Women’s Week 2018 on CJAM 99.1 FM

CJAM WOMEN'S WEEKPoster by: Crystal Waters

CJAM 99.1 FM is celebrating International Women’s Day over the airwaves all week long! From March 5th to March 11th tune in and hear your favorite shows paying tribute. Check out our participating programs below.

10:30am – Canadian Jam
2:30pm – The Good News
6pm – Gay and Girlie so Groovie

9am – Music From Planet Earth
10:30am – Everything’s No Good
5pm – Steel Belted Radio
6:30pm – Motor City is Burning

10:30am – Not Your Boys Club
1pm – Reel Sounds
2:30pm – The Windsor Scene
5pm – Sylvio & Soul
9pm – In the Garage

10:30am – Border City Roots
1pm – The Judy Adams Program
2:30pm – Following the Current
5pm – Underrated Grrls w/Taya
8pm – WinCity Sports
9pm – STEP01
10:30pm – Infinite Sound

1pm – Different Sounds
5pm – The Freedom Principle
6:30pm – Productive Confusion

3pm – Headspace
5pm – Jump Kat Jump
7pm – Revolution Rock
9pm – Cowgirls & Indies
midnight – The Trip!

5pm – Take Me Down Under
6pm – Positive Amplitude
8pm – Indie Guitar Swing

LISTEN IN: 99.1FM // www.cjam.ca // Cogeco digital cable channel 285 // uWindsor app // TuneIn app

Celebrate Dilla Day on CJAM FM!

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


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!

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.

Carley interviews The 30 News (University of Windsor digital journalism students) speak about their recent documentary focusing on poverty in the Windsor area.

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.

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!

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.

Cam Wells (host of Handi-Link) discusses poverty issues within the disability community with a variety of different interviewees 

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!

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)

Lauren Hedges presents Guitar Army, recorded live in CJAM studios!

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.

Carley (host of Everything’s No Good) speaks with Veronika Scott of Empowerment Plan Detroit & Nikodem of WeStudents uWindsor.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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


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!!! // 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)