CJAM Top 30 Charts // December 2 – December 8, 2019

* indicates Canadian artist

1    SPRINTERS – Struck Gold (Meritorio)

2    CHASTITY BELT – Chastity Belt (Hardly Art)

3    WALRUS* – Cool to Who (Outside Music)

4    VARIOUS* – Forwards & Backwards: The Wards of Windsor Music Project (Self-Released)

5    BRIDAL PARTY* – Too Much (Kingfisher Bluez)

6    SHOTGUN JIMMIE* – VHS EP (You’ve Changed)

7    CORRIDOR* – Junior (Bonsound)

8    TROPHY KNIFE* – The Blade is Sharp … Now What? (Self-Released)

9    MIDNIGHT METRO* – Flamingo (Self-Released)

10   THE CONSTANT SUPERVISION* – Melting Like Tigers (Self-Released)

11   LOUISE BURNS* – Portraits (Light Organ Records)

12   JOSE CONTRERAS* – At the Slaughterhouse (Headless Owl)

13   BASEMENT REVOLVER* – Wax and Digital (Sonic Unyon)

14   CHOCOLAT* – Jazz Engagé (Dare To Care)

15   PICK A PIPER* – Sight (Tin Angel)

16   PAUL JACOBS* – Easy (Remastered) (Nomad EEL Records)

17   EAMON MCGRATH* – Guts (Saved By Vinyl)

18   LUKE LALONDE* – The Perpetual Optimist (Paper Bag)

19   DJ SHADOW – Our Pathetic Age (Mass Appeal)

20   LES ROBOTS – The Facinating World of Les Robots (Spazz Records)

21   LEVITATION ROOM – Headspace (Greenway)

22   BATTLES – Juice B Crypts (Warp)

23   ROBERT GLASPER – F*ck Yo Feelings (Loma Vista)

24   BRITTANY HOWARD – Jaime (ATO)

25   (SANDY) ALEX G – House Of Sugar (Domino)

26   FRANKIE COSMOS – Close It Quietly (Sub Pop)

27   THE PAIRS* – Noise (Self-Released)

28   CORIN RAYMOND* – Dirty Mansions (Self-Released)

29   MEN I TRUST* – Oncle Jazz (Self-Released)

30   ANTHONY RINALDI* – The Infinite Sky (Self-Released)

CJAM Top 30 Charts // November 18th – November 24th, 2019

* indicates Canadian artist

1    VARIOUS* – Forwards & Backwards: The Wards of Windsor Music Project (Self-Released)

2    PAUL JACOBS* – Easy (Remastered) (Nomad EEL Records)

3    CHOCOLAT* – Jazz Engagé (Dare To Care)

4    EVELYNE BROCHU* – Objets Perdus (Grosse Boite)

5    DANNY BROWN U Know What I’m Sayin? (Warp)

6    MIDNIGHT METRO – *Flamingo (Self-Released)

7    TOM BOY* – Nothing To Lose (Self-Released)

8    DANY LAJ AND THE LOOKS* – Everything New Is New Again (Transistor 66)

9    LOUISE BURNS* – Portraits (Light Organ Records)

10   BASEMENT REVOLVER* – Wax and Digital (Sonic Unyon Records)

11   PICK A PIPER* – Sight (Tin Angel)

12   WALRUS* – Cool to Who (Outside Music)

13   MOKA ONLY* – Patina (Instrumentals) (Urbnet)

14   PEACH PYRAMID* – Bright Blue (Oscar Street)

15   WHOOP-SZO* – Warrior Down (You’ve Changed)

16   HANNAH WILLIAMS AND THE AFFIRMATIONS 50 Foot Woman (Record Kicks)

17   BIG THIEF Two hands (4AD)

18   ANGEL OLSEN All Mirrors (Jagjaguwar)

19   VIVIAN GIRLS Memory (Polyvinyl)

20   BOY SCOUTS Free Company (Anti-)

21   FRANKIE COSMOS Close It Quietly (Sub Pop)

22   VARIOUS Bad Education Vol. 1: Soul Hits of Timmion Records (Daptone)

23   THE FAMILY SOUL* – On The Shoulders of… Vol. 1 (Self-Released)

24   ANDREW VIVONA 10 Other Times (Self-Released)

25   ADRIAN HOUSE* – Lookin’ Up (Self-Released)

26   KYP HARNESS* – You Can Walk On Water (Self-Released)

27   EX-SOFTESS* – Hollow Ritual (Thankless)

28   JOSE CONTRERAS* – At the Slaughterhouse (Headless Owl)

29   THE GOLDEN SEALS Something Isn’t Happening (Self-Released)

30   HALF MOON RUN* – A Blemish In The Great Light (Crystal Math Music)

CJAM Top 30 Charts // November 11th – November 17th, 2019

* indicates Canadian artist

1    VARIOUS* – Forwards & Backwards: The Wards of Windsor Music Project (Self-Released)

2    THE SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA* – Chaos Theories (Do Right!)

3    MIDNIGHT METRO* – Flamingo (Self-Released)

4    WALRUS* – Cool to Who (Outside Music)

5    ANGEL OLSEN – All Mirrors (Jagjaguwar)

6    PRETTY MATTY* – Pretty Matty (Self-Released)

7    CHRIS KIRBY* – What Goes Around (Dipole Productions Inc.)

8    WHOOP-SZO* – Warrior Down (You’ve Changed)

9    CORRIDOR* – Junior (Bonsound)

10   EMILE BILODEAU* – Grandeur Mature (Self-Released)

11   ALEX CAMERON – Miami Memory (Secretly Canadian)

12   THE FAMILY SOUL* – On The Shoulders of… Vol. 1 (Self-Released)

13   ANTHONY RINALDI* – The Infinite Sky (Self-Released)

14   REGARD PERSAN* – Invisible (Self-Released)

15   DANY LAJ AND THE LOOKS* – Everything New Is New Again (Transistor 66)

16   JOSE CONTRERAS* – At the Slaughterhouse (Headless Owl)

17   CHOCOLAT* – Jazz Engagé (Dare To Care)

18   THE HIGH DIALS* – Primitive Feelings (pt I & II) (Hook & Prayer)

19   BEGONIA* – Fear (Rex Baby)

20   MOKA ONLY* – Patina (Instrumentals) (Urbnet)

21   THE DEAD SOUTH* – Sugar and Joy (Six Shooter Records)

22   RIIT* – Ataataga (Six Shooter)

23   FRUIT TONES – Natural Selection (Self-Released)

24   VETIVER – Up On High (Mama Bird)

25   SONGHOY BLUES – Meet Me In The City (Fat Possum)

26   WILCO – Ode to Joy (dBpm)

27   HANNAH WILLIAMS AND THE AFFIRMATIONS – 50 Foot Woman (Record Kicks)

28   BLACK OAK ENSEMBLE – Silenced Voices (Cedille)

29   HOLLY JONES – Art On The Piano (Studio Jones)

30   BIG THIEF – Two hands (4AD)

Despite 29% Student Opt-Out Rate CJAM FM Remains Optimistic Ahead of Fall Fundraiser Thanks to Community Support

Early this year the Ontario Government announced a new change in university tuition fees giving student the ability to opt-out of any fees deemed non-essential under the Student Choice Initiative, which included campus radio. With no consultation or warning before the announcement, CJAM FM staff and volunteers were left scrambling to raise funds in the few months before the fall semester began to ensure financial stability.
 

At the University of Windsor, CJAM FM has seen a 29% opt-out rate for the 2019 fall semester. This represents a decrease in the student levy fund of about $15,700 for the station. If the opt-out percentage remains the same for upcoming the winter semester, the station will lose roughly $31,400 this school year. “This is in the average range for campus radio opt-outs across the province,” says Station Manager Brady Holek. “We aren’t happy to see this funding go, especially since we only had a few months notice, but things could be a lot worse, and we have been preparing since the Student Choice Initiative was announced.”

Earlier this year CJAM made the tough decision to cut their Music Director job, held an emergency fundraising drive, and has been rallying the community to make sure the station can maintain basic operations. “It’s been incredible to see so many members of the community stepping up to help us out,” says Holek. “After CJAM announced that its funding was in jeopardy, I started getting calls from venue owners, local unions, and listeners who wanted to help us out in any way they could. Thanks to this support CJAM has created a cushion against the funding shortfall. We’ve received a lot of help, especially from the Green Bean Cafe and Dominion House Tavern. The events we held at these two venues alone have helped generate upwards of ten thousand dollars. Alongside ticket sales, a lot of bands have been playing for free, or handing their portion of the door back to the station.”

CJAM is now preparing for their annual fall fundraiser that beings on Friday November 8th and ends on November 15th. “The fall fundraiser is extremely important for us because it represents a significant portion of our annual budget. While effectively combatting the loss in fees makes us optimistic, the fundraiser has always represented approximately 30% of our annual budget and is essential in maintaining our ability to broadcast.”   


CUPE 1393 has also been a major contributor to CJAM FM, sponsoring the 2019 fall fundraising t-shirts. “This is huge for us,” says Holek. “Without CUPE 1393 sponsoring the t-shirts we would not have the ability to provide them as a thank you to our donors.”

The continued local support has Holek looking forward to CJAMs future. “We are very lucky to have so many community supporters who believe in the promotion of local, independent, non-commercial music and programming. If the past few months have shown me anything, it’s that local artists, venues, and the community at large believe in the CJAM mandate.”

 Donations to the station can be made online at this secure link, by calling in at 519-971-3630 in Windsor and 1-855-344-2526 in Detroit, or in person during the fundraiser between 9am and 7pm.

CJAM Top 30 Charts // October 7th – October 14th, 2019

* indicates Canadian artist

1    MIDNIGHT METRO* – Flamingo (Self-Released)

2    PEACH PYRAMID* – Bright Blue (Oscar Street)

3    BRIDAL PARTY* – Too Much (Kingfisher Bluez)

4    THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS* – In the Morse Code of Brake Lights (Concord)

5    THE SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA* – Chaos Theories (Do Right!)

6    ANGEL OLSEN –  All Mirrors (Jagjaguwar)

7    SHOTGUN JIMMIE* – Transistor Sister 2 (You’ve Changed)

8    CHASTITY BELT – Chastity Belt (Hardly Art)

9    BRITTANY HOWARD – Jaime (ATO)

10   TARIQ* – Telegrams (Tonic)

11   MAUNO* – Really Well (Tin Angel)

12   PAUL JACOBS* – Easy (Remastered) (Nomad EEL Records)

13   GILLIAN SMITH* – Into the Stone (Leaf)

14   CHRIS KIRBY* – What Goes Around (Dipole Productions Inc.)

15   EAMON MCGRATH* – Guts (Saved By Vinyl)

16   CLOSE TALKER* – How Do We Stay Here? (Slow Weather)

17   THE DEAD SOUTH* – Sugar and Joy (Six Shooter Records)

18   SCREAMING AT TRAFFIC* – I Don’t Like Sports (Little Rocket Records)

19   THE FAMILY SOUL* – On The Shoulders of… Vol. 1 (Self-Released)

20   YEARS OF ERNEST* – Sort it Out (Self-Released)

21   RANDY NAPOLEON – Common Tones (Detroit Music Factory)

22   GLASSREEL* – Unalike (Self-Released)

23   TUNETOWN* – There From Here (Slammin Media)

24   DANY LAJ AND THE LOOKS* – Everything New Is New Again (Transistor 66)

25   DIAMONDTOWN* – The Voice (Self-Released)

26   LIGHTNING DUST* – Spectre (Western Vinyl)

27   THE WELLS* – Quiet Town (Self-Released)

28   PURLICUE* – Dip ‘n Dot (Self-Released)

29   COLOUR TONGUES* – Almost East (Self-Released)

30   HI-RANGER* – Tire Town (Self-Released)

CJAM Top 30 Charts // September 30th – October 6th, 2019

* indicates Canadian artist

1    PEACH PYRAMID* – Bright Blue (Oscar Street)

2    SHOTGUN JIMMIE* – Transistor Sister 2 (You’ve Changed)

3    CHASTITY BELT – Chastity Belt (Hardly Art)

4    THE FAMILY SOUL* – On The Shoulders of… Vol. 1 (Self-Released)

5    BEGONIA* – Fear (Rex Baby)

6    JEREMIE ALBINO* – Hard Time (Sleepless)

7    BRITTANY HOWARD – Jaime (ATO)

8    BRIDAL PARTY* – Too Much (Kingfisher Bluez)

9    BOY SCOUTS – Free Company (Anti-)

10   ALTERED FIVE BLUES BAND – Ten Thousand Watts (Blind Pig)

11   TWIN PEAKS – Lookout Low (Grand Jury)

12   GLASSREEL* – Unalike (Self-Released)

13   LIGHTNING DUST* – Spectre (Western Vinyl)

14   VIVIAN GIRLS – Memory (Polyvinyl)

15   ORIGAMI GHOSTS – Healthy Travel Potions (Self-Released)

16   TITUS ANDRONICUS – An Obelisk (Merge)

17   JULIA SHAPIRO – Perfect Version (Sub Pop)

18   DUDE YORK – Failing (Sub Pop)

19   CLOSE TALKER* – How Do We Stay Here? (Slow Weather)

20   MOKA ONLY* – Patina (Instrumentals) (Urbnet)

21   PAUL DESLAURIERS BAND – Bounce (Bros)

22   ARSEN SHOMAKHOV* – Rain City Blues (Self-Released)

23   BARITONE MADNESS* – Baritone Madness (Chronograph)

24   SHURA – forevher (Secretly Canadian)

25   CHRIS KIRBY* – What Goes Around (Dipole Productions Inc.)

26   MONOLORD – No Comfort (Relapse)

27   PRISM QUARTET – Color Theory (Naxos)

28   MIDNIGHT METRO* – Flamingo (Self-Released)

29   THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS* – In the Morse Code of Brake Lights (Concord)

30   FRANKIE COSMOS – Close It Quietly (Sub Pop)

What Does CJAM offer Students?

CJAM FM provides students with lots of great opportunities for learning and experience, as well as a great atmosphere to make new friends on campus – some of the things you can find at CJAM areopportunities to get course credit by creating a show

Audio skills for radio and/or podcasting

How to create advertisements and public service announcements

Real time experience that can lead to job opportunities (many CJAMers have gone on to work for the CBC, Sportsnet, CTV, etc)

Work study jobs

Programming for students focusing on Lancer sports, health and wellness, campus life, LGBTQ+ programming, and much more!

The best music and talk programming on the dial – created by students for students!

CJAM Top 30 Charts // July 29th – August 4th 2019

* indicates Canadian artist

1    DIZZY* – Twist/Heavy (Royal Mountain)

2    TANIKA CHARLES* – The Gumption (Record Kicks)

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

4    COLOUR TONGUES* – Almost East (Self-Released)

5    LIGHT BULB ALLEY* – Lights and Shades (Self-Released)

6    ATSUKO CHIBA* – Trace (Self-Released)

7    LAPS* – Soon Not Often In It (Terrific Kids)

8    ROBERTO LOPEZ* – Kaleido Stropico (Curura Musique)

9    YEARS OF ERNEST* – Sort it Out (Self-Released)

10   THE SCRAPPERS –The Scrappers (Self-Released)

11   STEF CHURA – Midnight (Saddle Creek)

12   THE BLACK FEVER* – Unarticulated Wants (Self-Released)

13   CONCRETE FUNERAL* – Ultimum Judicium (Self-Released)

14   VARIOUS* – Museum of Skin Vol. 3 (Self-Released)

15   LEEROY STAGGER – Strange Path (True North)

16   HEIKI* – Tower of Acid (Self-Released)

17   LAL* – Dark Beings (Coax)

18   GREYS* – Age Hasn’t Spoiled You (Carpark Records)

19   DONOVAN WOODS – The Other Way (Meant Well Records)

20   SHOTGUN JIMMIE* – Transistor Sister 2 (You’ve Changed)

21   METZ* – Automat (Sub Pop)

22   DUMB* – Club Nites (Mint)

23   TIM BAKER* – Forever Overhead (Arts & Crafts)

24   SNAIL MAIL – Habit (reissue) (Rough Trade)

25   LOS STRAITJACKETS – Channel Surfing (Yep Roc)

26   DUDE YORK – Failing (Sub Pop)

27   TY SEGALL – First Taste (Drag City)

28   FLYING LOTUS – Flamagra (Warp)

29   TACOCAT – This Mess Is A Place (Sub Pop)

30   CELLOS / NOT OF* – Split EP (No List)

CJAM Top 30 Charts // July 15th – 21st 2019

* indicates Canadian artist

1    SHOTGUN JIMMIE* – Transistor Sister 2 (You’ve Changed)

2    SNAIL MAILHabit (reissue) (Rough Trade

3    BERNARD ADAMUS*C’qui Nous Reste du Texas (Grosse Boite)

4    MDOU MOCTAR  Ilana: The Creator (Sahel Sounds)

5    THE SCRAPPERS The Scrappers (Self-Released)

6    HOLLOWLOVE* – Hollowlove (Self-Released)

7    DAWN TYLER WATSON* – Mad Love (Self-Released)

8    LIGHT BULB ALLEY* – Lights and Shades (Self-Released)

9    VARIOUS* – Museum of Skin Vol. 3 (Self-Released)

10   LAL* – Dark Beings (Coax)

11   TANIKA CHARLES* – The Gumption (Record Kicks)

12   CHARLOTTE CORNFIELD* – The Shape Of Your Name (Next Door)

13   THE ELECTRIC COWS* – Wheatfield Fuzz (Dub Ditch Picnic)

14   TIM BAKER* – Forever Overhead (Arts & Crafts)

15   DELBERT MCCLINTON AND SELF-MADE MEN & DANA Tall, Dark, & Handsome (Hot Shot Records)

16   YEASAYER Erotic Reruns (Self-Released)

17   QUANTIC Atlantic Oscillations (Tru Thoughts)

18   SUFJAN STEVENS Love Yourself/With My Whole Heart (Asthmatic Kitty Records)

19   PIP BLOM Boat (Heavenly)

20   FLAMINGODS Levitation (Moshi Moshi)

21   MADALITSO BAND – Wasalala (Bongo Joe)

22   TONY CAMPANELLA Taking It To The Street (Gulf Coast Records)

23   THE BLACK KEYS Let’s Rock (Easy Eye Sound)

24   TY SEGALL First Taste (Drag City)

25   DEERHUNTER Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? (4AD)

26   BRANDON SANTINI The Longshot (American Showplace)

27   FOXHART FISHMAN* – Watch It Grow (Self-Released)

28   YEARS OF ERNEST* – Sort it Out (Self-Released)

29   DENNIS COFFEY Down By The River (Detroit Music Factory)

30   MILES BROWN Evidence of Soul and Body (Detroit Music Factory)