Joe Strummer Day 2018

CJAM’s 9th Annual Joe Strummer Day and 16th anniversary of Joe Strummer’s passing strives to focus on poverty issues, homelessness, and calls to action in the Windsor-Detroit community and beyond.

Starting at midnight on December 22nd 2018, 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 issues. Terrestrially, the broadcast can be heard at CJAM 99.1 FM in Windsor-Detroit. Worldwide, you can stream us online at

Joe Strummer Day Breakdown

MIDNIGHT to 2AM: Joe Strummer Day Kickoff!
Station Manager Brady Holek kicks off Joe Strummer Day with rare cuts from Joe Strummer & The Clash, and an overview of what CJAM has in store for the rest of the marathon.

2AM to 4AM: Positive Amplitude
Mr. T (host of Positive Amplitude) is spinning Clash tunes & covers peppered with key interviews. He will speak with Cindy Johns, Director of Community Engagement at Carriage Town Ministries in Flint MI, Nousha Hefzi, President of Street Medicine Detroit  – based out of Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Kathryn Woodstock, Chief Development Officer of the Methodist Children’s Home Society

4AM to 5AM: The Clash – Live at the Agora
In all it’s glory, The Clash Live at the Agora in Clevland, Ohio on February 13th 1979

5AM to 6AM: No Thank You!
Hosts Micaela & Melissa (hosts of No Thank You) discusses poverty issues from a women’s and feminist perspective.

6AM to 8AM: Clash Oddities & Rarities w/ Willy Wilson
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 in Detroit and other Strummer surprises.

8AM to 9:30AM: Best of the Worst: The Clash
Joe (host of the Best Show Ever) rounds up his best of the worst Clash tunes.

9:30AM to 10AM: Handi-Link: Poverty & Disability
Cam Wells (host of Handi-Link) discusses poverty issues within the disability community, with a focus on Aboriginal and Muslim communities, with a variety of different interviewees.

10AM to 11AM: Windsor Inside Pulse
Al Teshuba, Christine Brooks, and David Sundin (hosts of Windsor Inside Pulse) speak with Ron Dunn, Executive Director at the Windsor Downtown Mission on poverty issues, dental health, and the extreme need for an uptick in funding for homelessness and poverty resources.

11AM to 12PM: Habitat for Humanity / Health Unit / Food Accessibility  
Brady (host of Music from Planet Earth) speaks with Fiona Coughlin, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex, Jenny Diep, a Registered Nurse and Health Promotion Specialist for the Windsor-Essex Country Health Unit on secure injection sites, a representative for the University of Windsor Campus Food Pantry. Carley (host of Everything’s No Good) speaks with Christopher Ivey of Forgotten Harvest.

12PM to 1PM: Mid-Day Roundup
Get filled in on everything that’s happened on Strummer Day so far with Lauren Hedges (host of Rummage Radio) and take a look forward to the rest of the day’s programming. Not to mention, rare tracks from the Strummer catalog and some surprise covers!

1PM to 1:30PM: City of Windsor / Pathway to Potential
Carley speaks with Stephen Lynn, Social Planning Coordinator with the City of Windsor. Stephen is also responsible for the City of Windsor and County of Essex Social Investment Plan, Pathway to Potential. They speak on poverty issues in Windsor-Essex County and how P2P has changed since the council decision in 2017.

1:30PM to 2PM: NSRLP Discussion
Dave & Adam (hosts of Revolution Rock) speak with Dayna Cornwall, Project Coordinator at the National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP). They discuss how the NSRLP provides resources for people need of legal representation, their objectives, and other options available in relation to poverty issues in Windsor.

2PM to 4PM: Covers Calling
Join your host Taya as she presents fantastic covers to re-create The Clash [1977] and London Calling [1979] album track by track.

4PM to 5PM: Nisa Homes & Welcome Centre
Carley speaks with Mahwish, Regional Manager for Nisa Homes Windsor, and features an interview with Lady Laforet, Executive Director at the Welcome Centre Shelter for Women & Families.

5PM to 6PM: The Future is Written
Brady interviews Anthony Davie, author of the new publication “This is Joe Public Speaking: The Clash, as told by the fans”. Carley speaks with David Ross, author & “poet”, on his work and involvement with the new publication “Ashes to Activist”.

6PM to 7PM: Reggae Clash
Patrick (host of The Chill) 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.

7PM to 9PM: Revolution Rock Presents Joe Strummer 001 & Other Tracks
Join Adam & Dave (hosts of Revolution Rock) for a special two hour episode focusing on selections from the recently released Joe Strummer 001 Box Set. They also feature a collection of various live recordings from Joe Strummer’s solo career and other tracks from soundtracks he was a part of.

9PM to 9:30PM: Youth Poverty
Carley interviews Val, Youth Coordinator Facilitator at the Windsor Youth Centre. Val speaks on issues with youth poverty in the Windsor area. The Windsor Youth Centre is the only drop in community centre for homeless and at-risk youth in the Windsor-Essex area.

9:30PM to 10PM: Pro Bono Students Windsor
Brandon & Graham (hosts of Magna Carta: Pro Bono Radio) interview two students involved with the Pro Bono Students Canada project who are working directly with the Windsor Downtown Missions. Speaking from a learning and legal perspective, they provide a student and behind-the-scenes look at poverty at the ground level in Windsor.

10PM to MIDNIGHT: Joe Strummer Day Closer!
Program Director Carley returns to close out the 24-hour marathon!

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