Summer 2018 at CJAM FM!

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CJAM FM is constantly evolving and the summertime is no exception. We’ve got some exciting new schedule changes plus additions to the CJAM FM lineup so listen up!


Caribbean Riddimz is moving to Saturday afternoons. Tune in starting June 23rd from 3pm-5pm for your tropical gateway to the weekend featuring fantastic reggae, roots, and rhythm!

Headapce is moving to Sunday afternoons from 4pm-6pm. Headspace is your weekly showcase of eclectic jams, oddities, rarities, parodies, funky cover versions, and much more – plus plenty of new Canadian music to keep you plugged in.

Jazz Traditions is moving to Tuesday mornings. Same time – same fantastic new jazz – 9am


Nite Flights returns with your pilot Walt. Sail through your Wednesday nights from 10:30pm-midnight with eclectic electro, rock, and beyond.

Journey to the Edge is a prog-rock odyssey. Join the Professor of Prog as he brings you through progressive rock history on a Journey to the Edge every Thursday at midnight – right after Nite Flights.

Hang out on your Tuesday afternoons with Macks Tracks – music variety with a kick-off-your-shoes vibe – 2:30pm-4pm.

Joining the Sunday afternoon lineup is Mighy Mezz Hour – an hour of new jazz releases with a rotating cast of hosts from 3pm-4pm.

Mondays just got synthesized with Holy Synth!  DJ Schmidt explores the world of synth and computer sounds at 12 midnight, right after the Beat Junkie Show.

And last, but certainly not least, No Thank You is feminist talk radio. Hosts Melissa & Micaela focus on womxns issues & topics Monday afternoons at 4pm.


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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 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 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)

2018 Jammy Award Winners

Thank you to everyone who came out to Villains Beastro to celebrate all of our fabulous volunteers who dedicate their time each and every week to bring you incredible programming. Major shout out to Guitar Army (Best Windsor Act 2017) for bringing the noise, and DJ Cleo SP of the Beat Junkie Show for grooving us until way past the midnight hour. We can’t say enough incredible things about ALL of our volunteers and listeners. Thank you for supporting true underground sound and thought for over 35 years!!

2018 - Jammy Awards [Brittany Webster]Photo by: Brittany Webster


New Show // Not Your Boys Club – Nikki
Music Variety // Positive Amplitude – Mr. T
Talk Show // Handi-Link – Cam Wells
Talk Show // WinCity Sports – Drake
Folk&Roots // Border City Roots – Allison
Garage Punk // Revolution Rock - Dave K.
Indie Rock // Everything’s No Good - Carley
Electronic/Hip-Hop // Electo Hop - DJ Crysieee
Specialty Show // Sylvio & Soul - Graeme Sylvio
Specialty Show // The Windsor Scene – Mirella
International // The Freedom Principle -  Tom
International // Caribbean Riddimz -  Fuji & Paul

Best Windsor Act // Flower Face -
Best Detroit Act // Stef Chura -

Best Windsor Venue // Phog Lounge – Tom Lucier & Co
Best Detroit Venue // El Club

UWSA Volunteers of the Year // Emmerson & Farah – No Scrubs
On-Air Personality // DJ Infinity – Infinite Sound
Pledge Drive Volunteer of the Year // Ken – The Trip!
CJAM FM Volunteer of the Year // Brittany Webster
Lifetime Achievement Award // Murad Erzinclioglu - Productive Confusion

2018 - Jammy Awards crowd [Brittany Webster]
Photo by: Brittany Webster


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:

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: 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: 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 // // 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:

Joe Strummer Day 2017

JSD listen 2017
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


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.