CJAM FM Monday Night Live series showcases local talent at Windsor Public Library

CJAM 99.1 FM and the Windsor Public Library are teaming up this August to bring a new series to Sandwich Towne. Monday Night Live will feature local artists, musicians, poets, and storytellers.

Hosted at the John Muir Branch, located at 363 Mill Street, the August 8th performance boasted a variety of talent including Teajai Travis (he/him), local storyteller, poet, activist, Executive Director at Artcite Inc, among a variety of talents. Josie Elysia (she/her) also joined the John Muir “stage” with an acoustic performance including their dynamic in-your-feels lyrics meshed with melodic soprano vocals.

Josie Elysia (she/her) and Teajai Travis (he/him) at the John Muir Branch on August 8th
(photo by Weajue Mombo)

The next performance on August 15th will include Windsor’s Youth Poet Laureate for 2021-2023, Romanian-Canadian artist Alexei Ungurenasu (they/them). Alexei began writing as a hobby, but also practices the arts in zines, crafts, paintings, and collages summoning the various places where they lived and visited. Alongside Alexei will be local musician Madeline Doornaert (she/her), who released her album, Muddy Water, in February of 2021 to much success.

Monday Night Live is a great way for new audiences to discover the local talent Windsor has to offer in a familiar, friendly atmosphere” said Weajue Mombo, curator for the series. “It’s a chance to enjoy a new artist you might never have otherwise come across. I had a lot of fun looking for new, and emerging artists to join us in this series.” Mombo is also the co-host of Absent Sounds, a music variety show on CJAM 99.1 FM that interviews musicians and explores albums in their entirety.

The Monday Night Live series will continue on August 15th and August 22nd at the Windsor Public Library John Muir Branch. CJAM 99.1 FM is a campus/community radio station, and has been broadcasting in the Windsor-Detroit area since 1983. They are dedicated to bringing voice to underground, marginalized, and local artists, musicians, and groups.

Find out more about the series and how to get involved by
emailing at info.cjamfm at gmail dot com

CJAM x Good Night Out present free workshop

CJAM 99.1 FM, in collaboration with Good Night Out Vancouver present a FREE digital workshop, happening Tuesday July 26th at 2pm. 

All Windsor-Detroit bar and venue owners, musicians and bookers, arts organizations, and anyone else looking to learn more about how to create safer spaces at events is welcome.

Good Night Out Vancouver is a non-profit committed to building community capacity to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and sexual assault in all sectors, with a focus on hospitality, music, arts, and night life.

** Registration is now OPEN! **
http://www.eventbrite.ca/…/good-night-out-training…

Have questions or accessibility concerns?
Please contact us at info.cjamfm@gmail.com

Last summer, CJAM FM held a similar workshop in collaboration with our friends at Safe Bar Network & we received a really positive response from participants. CJAM FM believes this ongoing community building and learning is so important as we strive to create safe, inclusive spaces for all. With so many events going on this summer & folks emerging into the world again, we thought this was an important conversation to continue.

Read more about the work Good Night Out is doing over on their website at www.goodnightoutvancouver.com

Read up on CJAM FM’s Safe(r) Event Spaces Policy below


CJAM FM announces Technology Lending Library

CJAM 99.1 FM is excited to announce our new Technology Lending Library!

Art Alley and Foundations of Canada grant reveal in downtown Windsor

Supported by the Government of Canada, Foundations of Canada, and the Windsor-Essex Community Foundation, CJAM FM will now have technology items to rent out to our community members, including
~ laptops
~ tablets
~ at home microphone kits
~ DJ controllers
~ Go-Pro cameras
~ access to industry-standard recording software


On May 27th 2022, CJAM FM joined the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association in their newly unveiled Art Alley for a press announcement by the Windsor-Essex Community Foundation, along with other Windsor-Essex grant recipients.

With COVID still presenting barriers to access, CJAM FM will now have equipment available for rent to our Windsor-Essex community members! Purchasing technology has been a struggle for campus/community radio across Canada and this grant has given the station a tremendous boost in being able to outreach to even more volunteers – increasing the number of new voices on the airwaves.

Additionally, visiting CJAM & our space on the University of Windsor campus isn’t always easy so bus passes will be available to lower the transportation barrier.

Want to get started?
Fill out the google form below https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSd5msoWPTWho5…/viewform

Need further assistance? Have questions?
Email Station Manager Carley Schweitzer (she/her)
info.cjamfm @ gmail dot com

Station Manager Carley Schweitzer (she.her)
in front of DERKZ (David Derkatz) Art Alley mural

Learn more about the DWBIA Art Alley, including the lampshade art instillation featuring CJAM’s own Talysha Bujold-Abu, CJAM logo designer Julia Hall, and local artists Kiki Symoné, Tony Castro, and Ostoro Petahtegoose at the link below.
https://www.downtownwindsor.ca/art-alley/

CJAM 99.1 FM is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful initiative, funded by Community Foundations of Canada, the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative grant, and facilitated by the Windsor-Essex Community Foundation.

We can’t wait to hear what our community creates!

Photography by: Brady Holek

New Equipment at CJAM FM

What’s in the box!? (Kojak for scale)

Through support from the All-Star Gaming Association at the All-Star Gaming Centre, CJAM 99.1 FM has been able to make some major upgrades to our live-on-air studio! With this funding, we have been able to purchase a new board. Our volunteers and staff can now use industry standard broadcasting equipment every single day and with this advancement, we will be able to host four microphones, where previously we only had access to three, increasing the amount of voices on air. The equipment also has the ability to connect to laptops and tablets, a function that was not previously available with our 20+ year old equipment.

~new Lightning console

Staying up-to-date and relevant in the quickly changing world of technology has been a struggle for campus/community radio stations across Canada. The staff and volunteers at CJAM 99.1 FM couldn’t be more excited to use our new equipment knowing we will be broadcasting at an expert level for years to come! We’ll be making the switch on May 28th & May 29th so please bear with us as we go through some changes.

Kojak the Dog & the CJAM FM team thank you for your continued support <3

Job Call: Concert & Webinar Coordinator

MAY 24th: APPLICATIONS CLOSED! Thank you to all who applied.
CJAM 99.1 FM is hiring a  Concert & Webinar Coordinator.
This position was made possible through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

Canada Summer Jobs requires that all applicants must:

 be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of the employment*

– be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,

– have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

*You must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period. You may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period as long as you are 30 at the beginning of the employment period.


Concert & Webinar Coordinator
FLEX // in-person + remote

As CJAM’s Concert & Webinar Coordinator you would be responsible for:
– organizing & hosting at least one online or in-person concert and/or recording session featuring local musicians
– creating a social media/awareness campaign to promote the concert/session
– organizing & hosting at least one online workshop
– connecting with local arts organizations to seek out speakers
– creating a weekly audio calendar outlining upcoming events
– utilizing CJAMs social media to promote any events & CJAM programming
– creating a weekly radio program
– attending staff meetings
– reporting to CJAM FM’s station manager

Our ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:
– proficient/familiar with Adobe Audition, Audacity, Garage Band, or other audio recording software
– experience in organizing events an asset
– excellent interpersonal & communication skills
– knowledge of various social media platforms
– ability to navigate online experiences
– ability to be flexible & creative with ideas
– graphic design experience an asset
– familiar with CJAM FMs programming an asset
**Don’t have any broadcast/podcast experience?! Don’t worry–we will train you because teaching radio skills is what we do!**

Start Date: June 6th 2022 (flexible)
35 hours/week – $15.50/hour
8 week contract

Please email your cover letter & resume to cjampres@ gmail.com
Applications will be accepted until May 23rd 2022 at midnight

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.

This is a flex of in-person & remote work depending on the tasks. The chosen applicant will work together with CJAM staff to craft a schedule that works for the projects we’re hoping to accomplish, along with your creative input and vision for the 8 week contract. You will have full access to CJAMs office and studio facilities. Working from home will include staying in communication with CJAM management via digital staff meetings on Zoom, our private Discord server, phone calls, and email.

**COVID PRECAUTIONS**
CJAM FM is committed to the safety of our staff, volunteers, and community members. While it is no longer required by the University of Windsor, CJAM FM expects all staff members, including grant and contract employees, to be fully vaccinated. It is required by the University of Windsor policies and CJAM FM policies that you wear a mask at all times while in common areas of CJAM FM. (PPE is available at CJAM FM for staff & volunteer use) If you have concerns regarding COVID-19 working conditions, reach out to Station Manager Carley Schweitzer at statcjam @ gmail.com or by phone at 519-253-3000 ex2525

Common Goals // CJAM 99.1 FM is a nonprofit campus-based community radio station. We provide music and information programming not offered by mainstream commercial media in the Wawiiatanong (Detroit River) area, encompassing Windsor, ON and Detroit, USA. We serve people and groups within the community who are under-represented or maligned by mainstream media; CJAM 99.1 FM is dedicated to maintaining a forum of expression and shared views.