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 statcjam@gmail.com. The application deadline is February 21st 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 Indigenous) 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

Qualifications:
– 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 statcjam@gmail.com by February 19 2020. 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 February 21st 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 Charts // February 10th – February 16th, 2020

Image result for shoobies open for business

*indicates Canadian Artist

1    SHOOBIES* – Open For Business (Self-Released)

2    THE SOUL MOTIVATORS* – Do The Damn Thing (Do Right!)

3    JOHNNY WEST* – Year Of The Sleepwalk (Tosteestostas)

4    THE GREEDY ECHOES* – Early Reflections (Self-Released)

5    ELEPHANT STONE* – Hollow (Elephants On Parade)

6    FAMILY VIDEO* – Forever Changes Overnight (Coax)

7    BYWATER CALL* – Bywater Call (Self-Released)

8    ANDY SHAUF* – Neon Skyline (Arts & Crafts)

9    VARIOUS Apala Groups in Nigeria 1967-1970 (Soul Jazz)

10   TROUT* – Nectar EP (Self-Released)

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

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

13   THE FIZZGIGS* – Weeeeeeeeeeeee (Meter)

14   ZAL SISSOKHO* – Kora Flamenca (Analekta)

15   HUSTLE FLESH* – Blood Level Increase (Museum Of Skin)

16   WALRUS* – Cool to Who (Outside Music)

17   HOLY FUCK* – Deleter (Last Gang)

18   ANYWAY GANG* – Anyway Gang (Royal Mountain)

19   HEY COWBOY! Get In My Fanny Pack And Let’s Go (Self-Released)

20   OJIBO AFROBEAT Ojiboland (Self-Released)

21   SEU JOEGE & ROGE Night Dreamer Direct to Disc Sessions (Night Dreamer)

22   SHOPPING All Or Nothing (Fat Cat Records)

23   ANOUSHKA SHANKAR Love Letters (Mercury Classics)

24   TALL TALL TREES A Wave Of Golden Things (Joyful Noise)

25   DENZEL CURRY X KENNY BEATS Unlocked (Loma Vista)

26   SQUIRREL FLOWER I Was Born Swimming (Polyvinyl)

27   TORRES Silver Tongue (Merge)

28   DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The Unraveling (ATO Records)

29   ZARASUTRA* – Arriving Forever (Self-Released)

30   SHADOW SHOWSilhouettes (Burger)

CJAM Top 30 Charts // February 3rd – February 9th, 2020

*indicates Canadian artist

1    TROUT* – Nectar EP (Self-Released)

2    HOLY FUCK* – Deleter (Last Gang)

3    CLAMM Beseech Me (Self-Released)

4    THE GREEDY ECHOES* – Early Reflections (Self-Released)

5    SHOOBIES* – Open For Business (Self-Released)

6    ANDY SHAUF* – Neon Skyline (Arts & Crafts)

7    CORRIDOR* – Junior (Bonsound)

8    AJJ Good Luck Everybody (AJJ Unlimited LTD)

9    TALL TALL TREES A Wave Of Golden Things (Joyful Noise)

10   DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The Unraveling (ATO Records)

11   ABIDE BY THE FEW* – 11 Heaven Drive (Self-Released)

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

13   THE MARIACHI GHOST Puro Dolor (Sugar Gator Records)

14   FAMILY VIDEO* – Forever Changes Overnight (Coax)

15   BYWATER CALL* – Bywater Call (Self-Released)

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

17   PICK A PIPER* – Sight (Tin Angel)

18   MON DOUX SAIGNEUR* – Horizon (Grosse Boite)

19   BOIDS* – Quel Drag (Stomp)

20   WOLF PARADE* – Thin Mind (Royal Mountain)

21   LITTLE SCREAM* – Speed Queen (Merge)

22   BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB Everything Else Has Gone Wrong (Arts & Crafts)

23   MARTHA HIGH & THE ITALIAN ROYAL FAMILY Nothing’s Going Wrong (Blind Faith)

24   DJ SHADOW Our Pathetic Age (Mass Appeal)

25   VARIOUS The Turning Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Sparrow)

26   ANTIBALAS Fu Chronicles (Daptone)

27   ZARASUTRA* – Arriving Forever (Self-Released)

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

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

30   AARON JONAH LEWIS Mozart Of The Banjo (Tiki Parlour Recordings)

CJAM Top 30 Charts // January 27th – February 2nd, 2020

*indicates Canadian artist

1    TROUT* – Nectar EP (Self-Released)

2    RED MASS* – A Hopeless Noise (Label Étiquette)

3    HOLY FUCK* – Deleter (Last Gang)

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

5    ANTIBALAS Fu Chronicles (Daptone)

6    THE SOUL MOTIVATORS* – Do The Damn Thing (Do Right!)

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

8    WOLF PARADE* – Thin Mind (Royal Mountain)

9    BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB Everything Else Has Gone Wrong (Arts & Crafts)

10   THE GONKS Five Things You Didn’t Know About The Gonks (Rocks In Your Head)

11   ABIDE BY THE FEW* – 11 Heaven Drive (Self-Released)

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

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

14   THE MARIACHI GHOST Puro Dolor (Sugar Gator Records)

15   BYWATER CALL* – Bywater Call (Self-Released)

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

17   BRANDON WOLFE SCOTT* – Burden On Your Shoulders (Dine Alone)

18   WOLLWORM* – Awe (Mint)

19   WAXX Big Grief (Self-Released)

20   OJIBO AFROBEAT Ojiboland (Self-Released)

21   KAT DAVIS Trophy (Solitaire)

22   BLACK LIPS Sing in a World That’s Falling Apart (Vice)

23   PURNA LOKA ENSEMBLE Metaraga (Origin Records)

24   RICH’ART NDIONE ET LE SAAWAL Mbilim Noon: d’hier a aujourd’hui (VDE-GALLO)

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

26   ROBERT GLASPERFuck Yo Feelings (Loma Vista)

27   ZARASUTRA* – Arriving Forever (Self-Released)

28   THE MUGGS Slave To Sound Vol. 5 (Self-Released)

29   AARON JONAH LEWIS Mozart Of The Banjo (Tiki Parlour Recordings)

30   BROOCH* – Brooch (Self-Released)

CJAM Top 30 Charts // January 20th – January 26th, 2020

*indicates Canadian artist

1    TROUT* – Nectar EP (Self-Released)

2    THE SOUL MOTIVATORS* – Do The Damn Thing (Do Right!)

3    FAMILY VIDEO* – Forever Changes Overnight (Coax)

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

5    WOLF PARADE* – Thin Mind (Royal Mountain)

6    CORRIDOR* – Junior (Bonsound)

7    ABIDE BY THE FEW* – 11 Heaven Drive (Self-Released)

8    CHOCOLAT* – Jazz Engagé (Dare To Care)

9    HOLY FUCK* – Deleter (Last Gang)

10   CLAMM Beseech Me (Self-Released)

11   OJIBO AFROBEAT Ojiboland (Self-Released)

12   BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB Everything Else Has Gone Wrong (Arts & Crafts)

13   VETIVER Up On High (Mama Bird)

14   ZARASUTRA* – Arriving Forever (Self-Released)

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

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

17   RED MASS* – A Hopeless Noise (Label Étiquette)

18   AUDREY OCHOA TRIO* – Frankenhorn (Chronograph)

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

20   BRANDON WOLFE SCOTT* – Burden On Your Shoulders (Dine Alone)

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

22   DEVARROW* – Devarrow (Paper Bag)

23   BLACK LIPS – Sing in a World That’s Falling Apart (Vice)

24   FRANK BEY All My Dues Are Paid (Nola Blue)

25   THE GONKS Five Things You Didn’t Know About The Gonks (Rocks In Your Head)

26   CALIBRO 35 Momentum (Record Kicks)

27   THE JAY VONS The Word (La Castanya)

28   PROXIMA PARADA Kind Reminder (AntiFragile)

29   DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The Unraveling (ATO Records)

30   OF MONTREAL UR FUN (Polyvinyl)

CJAM Top 30 Charts // January 13th – January 19th, 2020

*indicates Canadian artist

1    FAMILY VIDEO* – Forever(Coax)

2    CORRIDOR* – Junior (Bonsound)

3    THE GONKS Five Things You Didn’t Know About The Gonks (Rocks In Your Head)

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

5    ZARASUTRA* – Arriving Forever (Self-Released)

6    HOLY FUCK* – Deleter (Last Gang)

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

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

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

10   LOUISE BURNS* – Portraits (Light Organ Records)

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

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

13   BODYWASH* – Comforter (Luminelle)

14   LEIF VOLLEBEKK* – New Ways (Secret City)

15   MICAH ERENBERG* – Love is Gonna Find You (Sleepless)

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

17   THE ROUTES Tune Out Switch Off Drop In (Groove Records)

18   DJ SHADOW Our Pathetic Age (Mass Appeal)

19   QUANTIC Atlantic Oscillations (Tru Thoughts)

20   SONGHOY BLUES Meet Me In The City (Fat Possum)

21   BIG THIEF Two hands (4AD)

22   BATTLES Juice B Crypts (Warp)

23   THE GOOD ONES Rwanda, You Should Be Loved (Anti-)

24   VARIOUS Friends Forever Vol. 2 (Polyvinyl)

25   BOY SCOUTS Free Company (Anti-)

26   CHASTITY BELT Chastity Belt (Hardly Art)

27   MIDNIGHT METRO* – Flamingo (Self-Released)

28   THE MUGGS Slave To Sound Vol. 5 (Self-Released)

29   THE LONESOME ACE STRINGBAND* – Modern Old-Time Sounds For The Bluegrass & Folksong Jamboree (Self-Released)

30   NO MUSEUMS* – Moths (Self-Released)

CJAM Top 30 Charts // January 6th – January 12th, 2020

Image result for corridor junior

*indicates Canadian artist

1    CORRIDOR* – Junior (Bonsound)

2    THE GONKS Five Things You Didn’t Know About The Gonks (Rocks In Your Head)

3    ZARASUTRA* – Arriving Forever (Self-Released)

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

5    WALRUS* – Cool to Who (Outside Music)

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

7    NO MUSEUMS* – The Artifact is Nothing (Self-Released)

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

9    NÊHIYAWAK* – Nipiy (Arts & Crafts)

10   CHOCOLAT* – Jazz Engagé (Dare To Care)

11   LEIF VOLLEBEKK* – New Ways (Secret City)

12   PICK A PIPER* – Sight (Tin Angel)

13   PEACH PYRAMID* – Bright Blue (Oscar Street)

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

15   REA BEAUMONT Timeless (Self-Released)

16   FRUIT TONES Natural Selection (Self-Released)

17   THE AVETT BROTHERS Closer Than Together (Republic)

18   ASMA HAMZOUI & BNAT TIMBOUKTOU Oulad Lghaba (Ajabu!)

19   THE HOLD STEADY Thrashing Thru the Passion (Frenchkiss)

20   MICHAEL KIWANUKA Kiwanuka (Rough Trade)

21   SCOTT H. BIRAM Sold Out To The Devil (Bloodshot)

22   THE GOOD ONES Rwanda, You Should Be Loved (Anti-)

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

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

25   UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO JAZZ ORCHESTRA* – Embargo (University of Toronto Jazz)

26   BEAVER SQUADRON* – Seven Times (Self-Released)

27   VARIOUS* – Friends of the Northumberland Strait (Self-Released)

28   ANDREW VIVONA* – 10 Other Times (Self-Released)

29   WOLLWORM* – Awe (Mint)

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

CJAM Top 30 Charts // December 30th – January 5th, 2020

Image result for forwards and backwards wards of windsor

*indicates Canadian artist

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

2    VARIOUSHillbillies in Hell: Country Music’s Tormented Testament 1952-1974; Tribula (OMNI)

3    THE PAIRS* – Noise (Self-Released)

4    TIF GINN* – Moving Day (Self-Released)

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

6    TUNETOWN* – There From Here (Slammin Media)

7    JACQUES GREENE* – Dawn Chorus (Arts & Crafts)

8    PICK A PIPER* – Sight (Tin Angel)

9    BODYWASH* – Comforter (Luminelle)

10   WALRUS* – Cool to Who (Outside Music)

11   PEACH PYRAMID* – Bright Blue (Oscar Street)

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

13   LEONARD COHEN – Thanks For The Dance (Sony)

14   DEER There’s No Future (Self-Released)

15   THE AVETT BROTHERS Closer Than Together (Republic)

16   LAPALUX Amnioverse (Brainfeeder)

17   WILCO – Ode to Joy (dBpm)

18   THE BONGO HOP Satingarona Pt. 2 (Underdog)

19   BIG THIEF Two hands (4AD)

20   M83Digital Shades Vol. 2 (Mute)

21   RANDY NAPOLEON Common Tones (Detroit Music Factory)

22   THE GOOD ONES Rwanda, You Should Be Loved (Anti-)

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

24   ROBERT GLASPER Fuck Yo Feelings (Loma Vista)

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

26   MIDNIGHT METRO* – Flamingo (Self-Released)

27   DAN EDMONDS* – Softie (Self-Released)

28   BEAVER SQUADRON* – Seven Times (Self-Released)

29   DEL BARBER* – Easy Keeper (Acronym)

30   JEAN-SEBASTIEN WILLIAMS* – From a Plane (Self-Released)

Joe Strummer Day 2019 – Celebrating 10 Years on CJAM FM

Sunday December 22nd will mark the 10th annual Joe Strummer Day to Confront Poverty in Windsor/Detroit on the Jamming One! Honoring the life of the former Clash front man with 24 hours of music from Joe Strummer, as well as interviews, reports and calls to action surrounding poverty and homelessness in Windsor/Detroit. Full schedule below.

Midnight-2am: Kick-off with Brady

Join station manager Brady as he kicks off our 10th annual Joe Strummer Day with Strummer music, a glimpse into the next 24 hours of programming and an interview with former station manager and creator of Joe Strummer Day, Vern Smith

2am-3am: Strummer Variety Hour with Taya

Join host Taya as she gets the late night started with a fun selection of Strummer’s music

3-5am: Mick Jones Special with Joe

“Best Show Ever” host Joe McGregor looks into the music of Joe Strummer’s long time collaborator and bandmate Mick Jones.

5-7am: Joe Strummer Live with Brady & Carley

Brady (host of “Music from Planet Earth”) and Carley (host of “Everything’s No Good”) take listeners through Joe Strummer’s live performances, highlighting significant moments and concerts from his time with The Clash, the Latino Rockabilly War, his brief stint with The Pogues, and The Mescaleros

7-8am: No Thank You with Micaela & Melissa

In a special edition of “No Thank You,” Micaela and Melissa discuss actions taken towards dealing with poverty in Windsor, as well as women’s issues as they relate to poverty

8-10am: Covers Calling with Thomas

Join host Thomas as he plays London Calling and The Clash back-to-back, but instead of original versions, these songs are all covers of some of the most well-known Clash albums

10-11am: Handi-Link with Cam

In a special edition of “Handi-Link,” Cam interviews the Mayor of Sarnia to talk about provincial disability employment challenges and a representative from Avalon employment about disability employment overseas. Cam also got in touch with St. Andrew’s Church about Operation Christmas Child and the Disabilities Cultural Centre to discuss poverty and its link to the exploitation of disabled children

11am-1pm: Midday Roundup with Carley

Join Carley as she reflects back on the first half of Joe Strummer Day 2019, discussing the interview and special programming, as well as playing some music and giving a sneak peak at what’s to come for the rest of the JSD 10th anniversary

1-1:30pm: No Scrubs with Joey & Cam

Listen in as UWindsor nursing students Joey and Cam discuss the social determinants of health and how health and economic status are related

1:30-2pm: Special Rebroadcast: Homelessness & Poverty Roundtable

As part of the 10 year anniversary of Joe Strummer Day on CJAM FM, we are rebroadcasting some significant material from the past. Recorded in 2010, Vern Smith interviews Dr. Jamie Crawley from the Nursing Department at the University of Windsor, who views poverty and homelessness from a health perspective, and Liz Atkinson who at the time was the Chair of the health committee on homelessness Windsor as well as the Chair of the Homeless Coalition of Windsor/Essex. We are re-airing this material because many of the problems and issues facing Windsor and Detroit that are discussed still exist and have not been addressed almost 10 years later.

2-4pm: Revolution Rock Celebrates London Calling’s 40th Anniversary

This special episode of Revolution Rock will discuss The Clash’s 1979 album London Calling which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.  London Calling changed all preconceived notions of what punk was.  Although The Clash came from the UK punk scene, London Calling reflected the band’s interest in different styles of music such as reggae, ska, rockabilly, jazz and pop.  This episode will feature songs from London Calling along with demos from the vanilla tapes that proceeded this album, live recordings and more.  

4-4:30pm: Windsor’s 10 Year Housing and Homelessness Master Plan

Station Manager Brady Holek has a conversation with Debbie Cercone, Executive Director of Housing and Children’s Services for the City of Windsor. They discuss the Citys 10 year Housing and Homelessness Master Plan, where things stand compared to the 2014 plan, and the City of Windsor’s plans for the future.

4:30-5pm: Interview with the Green Bean Café

“Everything’s No Good” host Carley interviews Caleb of the Green Bean Café about their annual free Holiday dinner for the community and its long-standing tradition

5pm-6pm: Strummer Influences

Joe Strummer has been an influence to many musicians and activists even years after his death, but in this special, host Ben looks into the influences of The Clash front man himself to see what inspired his own music

6pm-8pm: Positive Amplitude

Join Mr. T. for some of his favourite Strummer tunes as well as interviews with the vice president of Street Medicine Detroit and the director of community engagement at Carriage Town Ministries to talk about poverty in the Detroit area

8-10pm: 10th Anniversary Interview Compilation

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of CJAM’s Joe Strummer Day, hear some of the best interviews from Joe Strummer Days over the past decade related to poverty in the Windsor/Detroit area, and Joe Strummer himself. Listen to archived material that features live musician performances from the past, as well as interviews with bandmates and friends of Joe Strummer Tymon Dogg and Anthony “Ant” Davie.

10pm-midnight: Joe Strummer Day Closer with Emily

Program director Emily wraps up the 10th annual Joe Strummer day with some songs, recaps, and highlights of the past 24 hours