CJAM FM 2020 Fall Fundraiser – Nov 6th-20th

The CJAM 99.1 FM fall fundraiser is approaching! This year things are a bit different.

Due to COVID-19 we have not had live programming for many months, but programmers have been doing an amazing job recording shows from home studios. Over half of our programming is been back on the air, and just like every year we are looking for your support to keep us running another year.

We are asking that you please make your donation online this year. If you are looking for a donation incentive like a t-shirt, you can let us know the size you are looking for when you donate and it will be delivered to your home.

Tune in from November 6th-20th to hear some incredible fundraising programming, and support your local campus/community radio station. Thank you so much for continuing to support non-profit radio in the Windsor-Detroit area!

CJAM 99.1 FM Job Posting for Station Manager

Student Media/University of Windsor – CJAM 99.1 FM – is hiring for the position of a full-time STATION MANAGER. The salaried position requires a minimum of 35 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 underrepresented or maligned by mainstream media by allowing a forum to express their views.

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: The Station Manager is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the station operations and acts as the liaison between the Corporation and the University, the UWSA, the NCRA, the Federal, Provincial, and Municipal governments, the CRTC, and the Windsor/Detroit community. The Station Manager is the agent for the property.

Duties include:
• Management and oversight of all aspects and operations of CJAM.
• To ensure that all staff and volunteers are informed of and comply with current CRTC/CJAM regulations and policies.
• Reporting requested aspects of the operations to the CRTC annually and as directed throughout the broadcast year.
• Representing CJAM throughout the annual audit process.
• Hiring, training, supervision, and termination of all contract, grant and commission employees.
• Act as the Recording Secretary for CJAM, ensuring organizational memory and infrastructure.
• Oversee any major projects initiated by the Corporation.
• Plan an annual budget.
• Monitor expenses and keep them within the limits of the annual budget.
• Develop station revenue resources as may be derived from the annual pledge drive, grants, charitable foundations, advertising, campus/community events, and other fund-raising initiatives.
• Administration of all financial paperwork including payroll, time cards, pay stubs, health coverage, invoices, insurance, petty cash, etc.
• Administration of all charitable bingo related paperwork, licenses, correspondences with city gaming-analyst, coordination of bingo workers.
• To enforce and maintain records of employee files with regards to time cards, work logs, written warnings, etc.
• Assist the executive with difficulties that may arise with volunteers.
• In the absence of an advertising director, the station manager is responsible for all duties expected of that position and with hiring for the position.
• To consult with technical experts on a regular basis to discuss station audio, office, computer and transmitting equipment with regards to maintenance, upgrades, etc.
• The ordering of equipment and replacement parts in co-ordination with the relevant technical experts.
• Supplying and stocking general office supplies.
• To organize the maintenance of the station website/ web presence and all the services provided therein.
• To organize CJAM’s annual 24-hour radio marathon, Joe Strummer Day to Confront Poverty in Windsor-Detroit, along with other special broadcasts.

• A proven ability to understand, uphold, and comply with CRTC guidelines.
• A proven ability to meet deadlines revolving around regulatory commitments at the local, provincial, and federal level.
• Demonstrated experience and knowledge of community radio.
• The ability to represent programmers across cultural and political spectrums.
• Successful grant-writing experience.
• Demonstrated staff and volunteer management experience.
• Demonstrated understanding of the city’s bingo lottery infrastructure.
• Experience with mediation and/or conflict resolution.
• Experience dealing with matters of human rights, harassment, libel, and malice.
• Experience in journalism and new media.
• Strong organizational and time-management skills.
• Advanced computer and radio/audio production skills.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills
• An educational background that supports the duties of the position.
*Please be advised that the successful candidate will be required to complete a police record check and will be reimbursed for all costs related to this check prior to the beginning of the job contract. Pursuant to By-Law No. 65-2007 section 6(a), the City of Windsor requires all bingo-signing officers to complete a police record check. The Station Manager will be responsible for this playing this role. The CJAM Board of Directors retains the right to withdraw any offer of employment should the candidate be unable to provide the police record check, or if the police record check gives the CJAM Board of Directors just cause to withdraw the offer of employment. Likewise, if the police record check makes the candidate ineligible to administer bingo lotteries or act as signing officer, CJAM’s Board of Directors reserves the right to withdraw the job offer.

TERMS: 35 hours per week (with some work on weekends and evenings).

SALARY: $30,000-$35,000 to start, depending on experience. Two weeks vacation plus extended health benefits.

Please apply via e-mail to cjampres@gmail.com. Please include your resume and cover letter as part of your application. If you have received a security clearance within the past three months, please include a copy of this as well. The deadline for applications is Friday October 30th 2020 at 5 pm.

Only qualified applicants selected by the hiring committee will be contacted for an interview.

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 and track records, preference will be given to minority applicants.

Radio Brain Drain 2020!

RADIO BRAIN DRAIN is a week-long music party taking place over CJAMs airwaves. Originally beginning as an “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 celebrate the loud – the weird – and the NOISE. Starting August 16th through to the 22nd, CJAM DJs will be bringing you punk rock in all it’s forms. Since not all of our programmers have the ability to record new material right now due to COVID-19, there will also be some stellar encore programs from the past. Check out our facebook, instagram & twitter @CJAMFM for more updates throughout the week!

2:30pm: THE TRIP!
8pm: INDIE GUITAR SWING (Encore RBD Program)

Job Posting: Promotions Coordinator/Content Creator

CJAM 99.1 FM — Student Media/University of Windsor –– is hiring for the position of Promotions and Content Coordinator. This part time position is 30 hours per week for nine weeks and is made possible through Canada Summer Jobs. This position is work-from-home.

All candidates must:

– be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment – This is a requirement of Canada Summer Jobs

– be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

– be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

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.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

-work with CJAM’s program director to create topical weekly content for broadcast including, but not limited to, advertisements, public service announcements and interviews

-prepare strategies for enhancing CJAM’s relationship with the University of Windsor for the 2020-2021 school year

-create content for CJAM’s social media platforms to promote the station, its programs and events in the community 

-work on strategies for promoting CJAM to the UWindsor and Windsor-Detroit communities with goals of increasing listenership and volunteer engagement

-work on strategies for creating digital volunteering opportunities


-excellent interpersonal and communication skills

-strong independent work ethic and time management skills

-computer and basic radio/audio production skills

-knowledge of various social media platforms

-graphic design experience an asset


-30 hours per week – 9 week period – $14.00 per hour

-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.

Please submit all applications to statcjam@gmail.com. Posting closes on June 25th at 5pm.

Welcoming Matt Findlater – CJAMs new Music Director

CJAM is happy to announce the hiring of Matthew Findlater as Music Director. Matt has been involved at the station for many years as a volunteer and work study employee. We couldn’t be happier to see him join the team! A quick note from Matt is below.

“I am a graduate of the University of Windsor with degrees in history and most recently education (someday I will be teaching your child – terrifying, I know). I am also terrible at talking about myself. I’ve been playing in bad punk bands (and at least 1 terrible ska band) for many, many years. While doing my undergrad I was a work study student at CJAM and spent most of my time in the music department, but also hosted a couple extremely niche, extremely late-night shows. I care a lot about music, radical history, and social justice, and am extremely excited to be a part of the CJAMily (get it!?  it’s a portmanteau of CJAM and family… I am killing it in this bio).”