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  • JOB POSTING – PROGRAM DIRECTOR

    Posted by Station Manager on March 25, 2021

    CJAM 99.1 FM – Student Media/University of Windsor – is hiring for the position of PROGRAM DIRECTOR. This full-time salaried position is 35 hours a week. It requires a flexible individual who is available for some evening, weekend, and on-call duties when required.

    CJAM is a nonprofit volunteer-driven campus-based community radio station providing an alternative to the music and spoken-word programming featured in the mainstream media — serving listener communities that are often under represented or maligned.

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Program Director is responsible for all aspects of programming. Working with staff, management, and the Program Committee, the successful applicant will help fulfill CJAM’s mandate of providing the community with quality alternative programming that is in compliance with CJAM/CRTC policy.

    Duties:

    • Ensure that CJAM remains on the air at all times, and that what is on the air is properly documented and stored as per CRTC expectations.
    • Exercise and enforce CJAM/CRTC policy.
    • Keep the program schedule evolving with spoken word and music programming in accordance with CRTC policy and CJAM’s mandate.
    • Serve as a resource for volunteers regarding broadcasting and programming.
    • Ensure volunteers receive in depth training and skill development relating to broadcasting. (online or in-person depending on COVID restrictions)
    • Review and evaluate programs regularly with staff, management, and the Program Committee.
    • Ensure that the Program Committee meets at least four times a year and that members are roundly consulted between meetings.
    • Host 0.5 to 2 hours of programming weekly.
    • Fill in as a DJ when needed.
    • Ensure that all programming content is of a high quality and in compliance with CRTC guidelines and CJAM mandate.
    • Build partnerships with groups on campus and within the larger community to foster continuity, quality, and relevance in programming.
    • Assist in coordination/scheduling of special programming, and special events.
    • Production and broadcast of paid commercials, public service announcements, station IDs, music events/community/arts calendars, etc.
    • Review of daily commercial assignments.
    • Coordinate volunteer use of CJAM at-home recording equipment and in-house production studios.
    • Regularly update CJAM’s website with programming news and schedule information.
    • Maintain dedicated office hours/available work from home hours (as per COVID restrictions).
    • Utilize CJAMs social media platforms to promote regular programming, special programming and events.

    Qualifications:

    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills.
    • Demonstrated experience, and knowledge relating to non-commercial. music, news, views, and culture.
    • Experience in new media and journalism an asset 
    • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • Conflict resolution and management skills
    • Computer and basic radio/audio production skills.
    • Friendly and patient disposition balanced with an ability to enforce policy.
    • Volunteer coordination experience an asset

    TERMS: 35 hours per week

    SALARY: $29,000 to $31,000 annually to start, depending on experience.
    Two weeks vacation plus extended health benefits + 10 sick days.

    Please submit your resume and cover letter to cjampres@gmail.com
    by April 16th, 2021 at 5pm. We welcome and encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter. If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know. 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.

    COVID information: Currently, there is no expectation to be facilitating in-person training or offering in-person events – this is subject to change as we organizationally adapt to COVID-19 safety measures according to Provincial and University of Windsor guidelines. The Program Director will be required to work partially in office and will be given their own office with a closable door. Staff have the choice to either work partially out-of-office or work distanced in the office space full time.

  • CJAM Singles Club Top 3***! [March 2021]

    Posted by Mattu on March 24, 2021

    March Singles Club has come to a close with a 2-way tie for first place and a 3-way tie for third place. So it’s kinda like a top 5. That’s neat.

    #1 (tie). Dean Droulliard Hollow

    #1 (tie). PONYChokecherry

    #3 (tie). Pansy Pity Party

    #3 (tie). Madeline DoornaertMuddy Water (reprise)

    #3 (tie). Brain ItchForced to Pay

    —ERR_VID_NOT_FOUND: Band full of dweebs—

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    If you’re a local Windsor/Detroit artist and want to be a part of CJAM Singles Club send your new tracks to cjammd@gmail.com with “SINGLES CLUB” somewhere in the subject line!

  • CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // March 29 – April 4, 2021

    Posted by Mattu on

    * indicates Canadian artist. ^ indicates local Windsor/Detroit artistTop 30

    1    DOOHICKEY CUBICLE*     Don’t Fix Anything 😉 (Self-Released)

    2    THE WEATHER STATION*     Ignorance (Next Door)

    3    SUNNY WAR     Simple Syrup (Hen House)

    4    STARSIGNS*^     Every Step Forward (Self-Released)

    5    VARIOUS*^     CJAM: Live Off the Floor (Self-Released)

    6    MADELINE DOORNAERT*^     Muddy Water (Soul City Music Co-op)

    7    BOBBY DOVE*     Hopeless Romantic (Self-Released)

    8    BEAT SEXÜ*     Deuxième Chance (Pantoum)

    9    MICHAEL FEUERSTACK*     Harmonize the Moon (Forward Music Group)

    10   LEANNE BETASAMOSAKE SIMPSON*     Theory Of Ice (You`ve Changed Records)

    11   BERNICE*     Eau De Bonjourno (Telephone Explosion)

    12   GARY BARTZ , ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD, & ADRIAN YOUNGE     Gary Bartz JID006 (Jazz Is Dead)

    13   FATT MATT AND BIG MOVES*     Fatt Forever (Black Buffalo)

    14   MIDDLE KIDS     Today We’re The Greatest (Domino)

    15   VARIOUS     Bills & Aches & Blues (40 Years of 4AD)  (4AD)

    16   MARUSYA*^     Divisive (Self-Released)

    17   CURTIS ANDREWS*     Speaking Hands (Self-Released)

    18   THE AUGUST ARRIVAL*     All Blue and Gold (Self-Released)

    19   KAWTHRA*     The Tenets (Self-Released)

    20   MAGPIE*     yes phase (Self-Released)

    21   GRALE*     Agitation (Self-Released)

    22   NATURE WALK*     Saturn Return (Self-Released)

    23   PAULA EVE KIRMAN*     The Pandemic Project Vol 2 (Self-Released)

    24   UNCLE WOE*     Phantomesence (Packard Black Productions)

    25   MOLLY ANNELLE*     Elevator Music (604)

    26   MAHOGANY FROG*     Mahogany Frog in the Electric Universe (Self-Released)

    27   MO KENNEY*     Covers (Turtlemusik)

    28   TERRA LIGHTFOOT*     Consider the Speed (Sonic Unyon)

    29   BORN RUFFIANS*     Pulp (Yep Roc)

    30   BLESSED*     iii (Flemish Eye)

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