Get to know… Aggressive Rock!

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CJAM - Aggressive Rock

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.
Want to hear Aggressive Rock?
Hear it live on Tuesday nights 10:30pm-midnight on 99.1 FM, on our livestream at - 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!

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.


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!

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 - on the Uwindsor app or TuneIn app.

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

CJAM OFF THE AIR August 25th


Hello CJAM listeners.

CJAM will be off the air August 25th, 6am to 6pm for scheduled power maintenance. We will resume programming around 6pm.
Thank you for continuing to support local campus and community radio!

- Signed CJAM Staff 


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 honor the loud – the weird – and the NOISE. 

RADIO BRAIN DRAIN runs Sunday August 12th – Saturday August 18th

Check out our facebook page & twitter @CJAMFM for more updates throughout the week!




10:30pm: IN THE GARAGE



midnight: THE TRIP!



Get to know… Border City Roots!

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Name // Allison Brown
Show // Border City Roots
When // Thursdays 10:30am – 12pm

// How long have you been involved with CJAM & campus-community radio?
I’ve been with CJAM since 2011-ish & with community radio since 2003!

// How did you become involved as a CJAMmer?
I started by filling in for Chris Crossroads on his show “Deliverance”

// Describe your show…
Every week I play the music I’m most excited about at the time. Sometimes it’s piles of new stuff from mainly Canadian folk, roots music & songwriters. Sometimes it’s old American bluegrass and even an occasional sprinkling of old jazz and R&B. I try to expand the concept of what roots and folk music can be. I always love to add theme shows, special live guests, artist features and more! I also provide lots of info about local concerts and festivals.

// What is your favourite topic of discussion?
This is tough. Touring life and songwriting are always of interest. I’d say road stories are at the top of the list.

// My other life consists of…
being a touring musician, dog-sitting, writing articles for The Harrow News, managing a volunteer choir, freelance promotional and other help for fellow musicians, biking on the greenway…!

// What was your best live music experience?
Another tough one! I hear or play live music myself pretty much every week & make it a huge part of my life. I’ve seen so many mind-blowing shows: John Prine & Mavis Staples at Massey Hall comes to mind, but something super special about what was supposed to be the “final” Rheostatics concert in 2007 at Massey – that was pretty special.

// Who do you NEED to see live?
I think if I heard Alison Kraus live I’d probably implode. I’ve actually never seen Gillian Welch and David Rawlings in person either so that would also be one to see for me. If I had a time machine I’d for sure go back to see The Band and Dinah Washington in person too.

// Anything else you’d like to add?
I love the easy feel of CJAM and how I have a pretty blank page for my creativity with my programming. The hosts are all super friendly, everyone at the station has a wealth of music knowledge and they know how to pick great stuff.

Want to hear Border City Roots?
Hear Allison live on Thursday mornings 10:30pm – 12pm on 99.1 FM, on our livestream at - on the Uwindsor app or TuneIn app.

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




CJAM Top 30 Charts – June 18th – June 24 2018


* – Indicates Canadian Content

1 KIRAN AHLUWALIA* – 7 Billion (Six Degrees)
2 COEUR DE PIRATE* – en cas de tempête, ce jardin sera fermé (Dare To Care)
3 VARIOUS* – Museum of Skin Vol. 2 (Museum Of Skin)
4 THE 427′S* – Stay Gold (Stingray)
5 EAMON MCGRATH* – Tantramar (Self-Released)
6 NAP EYES* – I’m Bad Now (You’ve Changed)
7 CHRISTINA MARTIN* – Impossible To Hold (Come Undone)
8 COURTNEY BARNETT – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk!)
9 BEACH HOUSE – 7 (Sub Pop)
10 BOMBINO – Deran (Partisan)
11 BROWN ACID – The Sixth Trip (Riding)
12 THE BROOKS* – Freewheelin’ Walking (Self-Released)
13 YUKON BLONDE* – Critical Hit (Dine Alone Records)
14 BABY CAGES* – Bitter Melon (Self-Released)
15 GROUNDERS* – Coffee & Jam (Nevado Records)
16 DUMB* – Seeing Green (Mint)
17 ALI MCCORMICK* – The Place You Know (Self-Released)
18 YESS WOAH* – Believe (Self-Released)
19 CAMAROMANCE* – Chasing Clouds (Simone)
20 U.S. GIRLS* – In A Poem Unlimited (Royal Mountain)
21 NEKO CASE* – Hell-On (Anti-)
22 BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW – Panic Blooms (Rad Cult)
23 JOE VICKERS* – Notes For The Word Burning Stove (Gunner Records)
24 DIANE MOTEL* – Lonesome for the Colour (Self-Released)
25 KELLARISSA* – Ocean Electro (Mint)
26 SMALLER HEARTS* – Smaller Hearts (Self-Released)
27 RAINE HAMILTON* – Night Sky (Self-Released)
28 MILES DAVIS & JOHN COLTRANE – The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 (Legacy)
29 DUSTED* – Blackout Summer (Polyvinyl)
30 BROWNOUT – Fear Of A Brown Planet (Fat Beats)

CJAM Top 30! // Jun 11th – Jun 17th 2018


* indicates Canadian artist

1    COEUR DE PIRATEen cas de tempête, ce jardin sera fermé (Dare To Care)

2    KIRAN AHLUWALIA7 Billion (Six Degrees)

3    LES POULES À COLINMorose (Self-Released)

4    YESS WOAHBelieve (Self-Released)

5    PEACH KELLI POPGentle Leader (Mint)

6    SLOAN12 (Murderecords)

7    BEACH HOUSE  7 (Sub Pop)

8    BROWN ACID  The Sixth Trip (Riding)

9    SOUTH RIVER SLIMWho the F is South River Slim (Self-Released)

10   DETROIT BOP QUINTET  Two Birds (TQM Recording Co.)

11   CHRIS WHITELEY AND DIANA BRAITHWAITEI Was Telling Him About You (Self-Released)

12   DUSTEDBlackout Summer (Polyvinyl)

13   EAMON MCGRATHTantramar (Self-Released)

14   ELLIOTT AND THE AUDIO KINGS  Long Live the King (Busted Flat)

15   SANDRO DOMINELLIHere & Now (Chronograph)

16   CARMELBrave New Waves (Artofact)

17   FRANK RUSSELL  Influences (Self-Released)

18   BOMBINO  Deran (Partisan)

19   GREG BURROWS  Tell Your Story (Self-Released)

20   LA LUZ  Floating Features (Hardly Art)

21   KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD  Gumboot Soup (Flightless)

22   TOKO TELO  Diavola (Anio)

23   SIDI TOURE  Toubalbero (Thrill Jockey)

24   CCCL  Volume One (Stereophonic)

25   NATHAN JONSONBusiness EP (20/20)

26   YOUNG RJ  Detroit Project (Self-Released)

27   BONNY DOON  Longwave (Woodsist)

28   FRACTION & FINSTAThoughtwork (Self-Released)

29   REMEMBER SPORTS  Slow Buzz (Father/Daughter)

30   FORTH WANDERERS  Forth Wanderers (Sub Pop)

CJAM Top 30! // Jun 4th – Jun 10th 2018


* indicates Canadian artist

1    THE BROOKSFreewheelin’ Walking (Self-Released)

2    EAMON MCGRATHTantramar (Self-Released)

3    DAVE MCMURRAY  Music Is Life (Blue Note)

4    DUSTEDBlackout Summer (Polyvinyl)

5    LA LUZ  Floating Features (Hardly Art)

6    DANIEL AVERYSong For Alpha (Phantasy Sound)

7    BOMBINO  Deran (Partisan)

8    EYTREG  Ones Hidden Agony (Urbnet)

9    ARCTIC MONKEYS  Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino (Domino)

10   GRAND ANALOGSurvival EP (Grand Analog Music)

11   SOUTH RIVER SLIMWho the F is South River Slim (Self-Released)

12   DETROIT BOP QUINTET  Two Birds (TQM Recording Co.)

13   JAYNE MURRAYI Cleaned My House (Self-Released)

14   FOR ESMERighteous Woman (Self-Released)

15   KIRAN AHLUWALIA7 Billion (Six Degrees)

16   BONES OF J.R. JONES, THE  For A Good Time Call (Self-Released)

17   FAT KID BIG BANDNew Beginnings (Self-Released)

18   CHRIS PLATTSky Glow (Self-Released)

19   BERNICEPuff: In the air without a shape (Arts & Crafts)

20   BEN KUNDERBetter Human (Comino)

21   PEACH KELLI POPGentle Leader (Mint)

22   PREOCCUPATIONSNew Material (Flemish Eye)

23   SLOAN12 (Murderecords)

24   PROJECT H  Everyday, Forever (Self-Released)

25   BEACH HOUSE  7 (Sub Pop)

26   CZARFACE & MF DOOM  Czarface Meets Metalhead (Get On Down)

27   CARMELBrave New Waves (Artofact)

28   ORQUESTA AKOKAN  Orquesta Akokan (Daptone)

29   MAKENESS  Loud Patterns (Secretly Canadian)

30   NATHAN JONSONBusiness EP (20/20)

CJAM Top 30! // May 28th – Jun 3rd 2018


* indicates Canadian artist. Chart ranking reflects airplay during the week ending 03-Jun-2018.

1    KIRAN AHLUWALIA7 Billion (Six Degrees)

2    VARIOUSMuseum of Skin Vol. 2 (Museum Of Skin)

3    BAHAMASEarthtones (Barchords)

4    LA LUZ  Floating Features (Hardly Art)

5    SLOAN12 (Murderecords)

6    U.S. GIRLSIn A Poem Unlimited (Royal Mountain)

7    HAMMA SANKARE  Ballebe – Calling All Africans (Clermont Music)

8    DJÉNÉBA AT FOUSCO  Kayeba Khasso (Lusafrica)

9    TERELL SAFADIA Night To Remember (Self-Released)

10   QRISTINA BROOKELinger (Self-Released)

11   YESS WOAHBelieve (Self-Released)

12   MAZID (Self-Released)

13   ANBA TONEL  Bellegarde (Self-Released)

14   LIFE IN VACUUMAll You Can Quit (New Damage)

15   REUBEN AND THE DARKArms Of A Dream (Arts & Crafts)

16   FROG EYESViolet Psalms (Paper Bag)

17   DUSTEDBlackout Summer (Polyvinyl)


19   ETENESH WASSIE & MATHIEU SOURISSEAU  Yenealem (Self-Released)

20   CUT CHEMIST  Die Cut (A Stable Sound)

21   KING TUFF  The Other (Sub Pop)

22   TOKO TELO  Diavola (Anio)

23   HIND   I Don’t Run (Mom + Pop)

24   SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80  Black Times (Strut)

25   SIDI TOURE  Toubalbero (Thrill Jockey)

26   SARAH SHOOK & THE DISARMERS  Sidelong (Bloodshot)

27   SOUTH RIVER SLIMWho the F is South River Slim (Self-Released)

28   DABRYE  Three/Three (Ghostly International)

29   RUBY VELLE & THE SOULPHONICS  State Of All Things (Self-Released)

30   NELS CLINE 4  Currents, Constellations (Blue Note)