CJAM FM Top 30 Charts // May 26th – 31st, 2020

* indicates Canadian artist

1    DEAD GHOSTS* – Automatic Changer (Burger Records)

2    JAMES O-L* – No Fear (Self-Released)

3    THE PACK A.D.* – It Was Fun While It Lasted (Self-Released)

4    DAMAGED BUG – Bug on Yonkers (Rough Trade)

5    CONCHO* – Concho (Self-Released)

6    SHIMMER DEMOLITION* – Stain Inn (Self-Released)

7    ALEXA CARROCCIA* – Clementine (Self-Released)

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

9    ADULT. – Perception Is/As/Of Deception (Dais)

10   ANNA BURCH – If You’re Dreaming (Polyvinyl)

11   SHADOW SHOW – Silhouettes (Burger)

12   SUICIDE MACHINES – Revolution Spring (Fat Wreck Chords)

13   CORY WEEDS QUARTET* – Day By Day (Cellar Music)

14   JON MCKIEL* – Bobby Joe Hope (You’ve Changed)

15   NAP EYES* – Snapshot Of A Beginner (Royal Mountain)

16   BORN RUFFIANS* – Juice (Yep Roc Records)

17   DANA GAVANSKI* – Yesterday Is Gone (Flemish Eye)

18   LES FRERES SMITH – Mutation (Self-Released)

19   MAMA SISSOKO – Soul Mama (No Comment)

20   KAMASI WASHINGTON – Becoming OST (Young Turks)

21   GIRL OVER PLANET – In Search of Space Oceans (Self-Released)

22   ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER – Sideways to New Italy (Sub Pop)

23   JOHN CARROLL KIRBY – My Garden (Stones Throw)

24   THUNDERCAT – It Is What It Is (Brainfeeder)

25   WAXAHATCHEE – Saint Cloud (Merge)

26   AMC GREMLIN* – Heavy Dust (Wildlife Sanctuary Sound)

27   PARAGON CAUSE* – What We Started (Self-Released)


29   SWEET DAVE* – Pink Dreams (Yeah Right!)


CJAM FM Top 30 Charts // April 20th – April 26th, 2020

* indicates Canadian artist

1    ANNA BURCH – If You’re Dreaming (Polyvinyl)

2    DANIEL ROMANO* – Super Pollen (Self-Released)

3    TOPS* – I Feel Alive (Musique TOPS)

4    BLOODSHOT BILL* – Get Loose Or Get Lost (Goner)

5    BORDER PATROL* – The Worst Excuses (Self-Released)

6    PSYCHIC VOID* – Skeleton Paradise (Kaiser Sound Productions)

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

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

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

10   DOGLEG – Melee (Triple Crown Records)

11   SHADOW SHOW – Silhouettes (Burger)

12   GUM COUNTRY* – Somewhere (Self-Released)

13   FIVER* – You Wanted Country Vol. 1 (You’ve Changed)

14   NAP EYES* – Snapshot Of A Beginner (Royal Mountain)

15   BASIA BULAT* – Are You In Love (Secret City)

16   PEACH PIT* – You and Your Friends (Columbia)

17   LAURA MARLING – Song For Our Daughter (Chrysalis/Partisan)

18   TAMIKREST – Tamotaït (Glitterbeat)

19   KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Chunky Shrapnel (Flightless)

20   THUNDERCAT – It Is What It Is (Brainfeeder)

21   DIRTY PROJECTORS – Windows Open EP (Domino)

22   MOANING – Uneasy Laughter (Sub Pop)

23   BLACK MARKET BRASS – Undying Thirst (Colemine Records)

24   FIONA APPLE* – Fetch the Bolt Cutters (Epic)

25   CONCHO* – Concho (Self-Released)

26   ALEXA CARROCCIA* – Clementine (Self-Released)

27   CRISSI COCHRANE* – Heirloom (Soul City Music Co-op)

28   ADULT. – Perception Is/As/Of Deception (Dais)

29   THE PACK A.D.* – It Was Fun While It Lasted (Self-Released)

30   SHERMAN DOWNEY* – New Beautiful (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

CJAM 99.1 FM Holding Emergency Fundraising Drive

In January the Ontario Government announced the Student Choice Initiative, a change in the post-secondary school system that allows students to opt-out of any ancillary fees deemed non-essential. The Student Choice Initiative goes into effect this September, leaving many organizations scrambling to find alternative sources of revenue.

Despite a petition signed by thousands across Ontario to deem campus radio an essential fee, the Provincial Government has to this point responded by denying this ask, which could mean up to 70% of CJAM 99.1 FM’s annual budget will not come through this fall. “If we had more time to prepare for these losses I believe we would be able to keep all of our staff members, but at this point we have eliminated our Music Director position and are holding an emergency fundraising drive to maintain our basic operations. We have to keep costs down as much as possible until we can generate enough revenue on our own to make up for the losses we anticipate,” says Station Manager Brady Holek. 

CJAM will be holding an emergency fundraising drive from May 31st to June 7th. CJAM FM will also be unveiling a new advertising and sponsorship package for businesses looking to advertise. “We have the lowest rates in town and all advertising money is going directly to keeping us on the air.”

“We are trying to avoid a full shutdown, or becoming a shell station with one part-time staff, few volunteers, and a much smaller voice in the community. I do not want to see that happen here and CJAM is going to do all it can to survive so we can continue to provide students and the public opportunities to gain experience and skills that lead to job opportunities in broadcasting, journalism, and the music industry.”

CJAM FM recently celebrated 35 years on the FM dial in November 2018. People can donate to the “Save CJAM” campaign now by visiting their fundraising page at www.grouprev.com/CJAMemergency or by calling into the station during the on-air portion of their funding drive May 31st – June 7th. Businesses looking to advertise on CJAM FM or learn more about sponsorship can do so by contacting Station Manager Brady Holek at 519-253-3000 ex. 2525, statcjam@gmail.com or go to www.cjam.ca/advertise.

Check out some articles about the situation below:

Windsor Star