On December 22nd, 2020 CJAM is celebrating our 11th annual Joe Strummer Day radio marathon where we strive to put a focus on poverty, homelessness, and call the community to action in the Windsor-Detroit areas and beyond.
Starting at midnight on the 18th anniversary of Strummer’s death, CJAM will dedicate 24-hours to the cause. All regular programming will be pre-empted while our staff, activists, musicologists, 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 www.cjam.ca, or on the TuneIn app.
Find our full 24hr schedule below
MIDNIGHT to 2AM: Joe Strummer Day Kickoff! Station Manager Carley Schweitzer kicks off Joe Strummer Day with rare cuts from Joe Strummer & The Clash, some requests, and an overview of what CJAM has in store for the rest of the marathon.
2am to 3am: Bradio Clash Brady of The Mighty Mezz spins live tunes from Joe Strummer touring with the Pogues, Latino Rockabilly War, and some special soundtrack treats to bring you some comfort during the late night hours.
3am to 4am: Magna Carta Joe from Magna Carta, a radio program hosted by law students from ProBono Students Canada, talks about unionization and labour movements within sports. He also speaks with law student Christian Brown on the PBSC Anti-Black Racism Project, personal advocacy and making a difference beyond social media reposts. Click to learn more about PBSC
4am to 5am: The Clash LIVE at Bond’s International Casino A live performance from Bond’s International Casino in New York on 08/06/1981
5am to 6am: Joe Strummer Radio Show Tom Fleming, host of The Freedom Principle, dug into the archives to find this rare episode of the Joe Strummer Radio Show
6am to 7am: No Thank You! Melissa & Micaela, hosts of the weekly talk-radio program No Thank You!, discuss poverty & homelessness from a women’s and feminist perspective.
7am to 8am: Girlie so Groovie does The Clash Trevor, host of Girlie so Groovie, spins female-lead Clash covers along with Clash-influenced femme tunes
8am to 9am: Windsor Art & Activism Carley, host of Everything’s No Good, speaks with Teajai Travis on his beginnings in activism, starting the Bloomfield House, seeing change enacted and played out here in Windsor, and his new role at Artcite.
9am to 10am: Combat Rock! Taya, CJAM FM Board of Directors president, spins her favourite Clash tunes to rock out the jam’s this morning!
10am to 11am: Handi-Link: Poverty & Disability Cam Wells (host of Handi-Link) discusses poverty issues within the disability community with a variety of different interviewees.
11am to NOON: Radio Clash Time Nick, host of Radio Drill Time, spins tunes from the vast library of Joe Strummer and The Clash alongside a couple of tunes from bands influenced by them. The reverberations from their music can still be heard in modern music today.
NOON to 2pm: Mattu Mid-Day Roundup! Music Director Mattu fills you in on what’s happening & what’s to come with some flashy tunes to get you through the noon-hour.
2pm to 3pm: Welcome Shelter / Campus Food Pantry Program Director Emily speaks with Randi-Lyn Miller from the Welcome Shelter for Women. Dee interviews Alanna from the University of Windsor Campus Food Pantry on the importance of operating during COVID & changes they’ve made to the process in this hour showcase of local resources.
3pm to 4pm: Habitat for Humanity & Empowerment Plan Detroit Carley, Station Manager, speaks with Fiona, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex on how they’re adapting to COVID-19, the importance of having a place to call home, and how to give back to the Windsor community. Carley also speaks with Veronika, founder and CEO of Empowerment Plan Detroit – what started as a school project creating sleeping bags for the homeless in Detroit has skyrocketed into a sustainable business that employs the people they serve.
4pm to 5pm: Live Sounds Brady spins a selection of Mescaleros album cuts and live Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros tracks from their Action Town Hall performance in 2002 featuring Mick Jones alongside selections from the Walker Soundtrack.
6pm to 8pm: Revolution CLASH Dave K & Adam, hosts of Revolution Rock, host a 2 hour Clash retrospective, talking about the last 11 years of Joe Strummer Day on CJAM 99.1 FM
8pm to 9pm: WeTrans Support & Nisa Homes Carley speaks with Alex Reid, the newly appointed Executive Director at WeTrans Support on how they’ve expanded in the last 3 years, their new direction, and how access for folks who might not fit the binary can be difficult. Also in this hour, Christine from Nisa Homes speaks on her experience volunteering and becoming a staff member at Nisa Homes, a shelter for Muslim women and their children, focusing on the importance of making space for faith and understanding.
9pm to 10:30pm: The Best Clash Ever Joe, host of The Best Show Ever, brings you…well, the best show ever.
10PM to MIDNIGHT: Joe Strummer Day Closer! Closing out the 24-hour marathon with Program Director Emily
After a couple weeks at #2, Partner has taken the #1 spot in our charts with their new (and quite frankly, amazing) album, Never Give Up. Khruangbin‘s mix album, the latest in the Late Night Stories series was #2. Self-Cut Bangs returns to the podium at #3 this week. The latest Pack AD Live EP falls in at #4. And Windsor’s own, Huttch, falls from #1 to round out the top 5… at #5.
The latest from Jeff Tweedy topped our Folk charts. Thou‘scover album, A Primer of Holy Words, topped the Loud charts (with their collab album with Emma Ruth Rundle not far behind). And Toronto’s Griffith Hiltz Trio was #1 in Jazz with a fun lil nostalgia trip of an album, Arcade.
01 PARTNER* Never Give Up (You’ve Changed)
2 KHRUANGBIN/VARIOUSLate Night Tales (night time stories)
3 SELF-CUT BANGS* Self-Cut Bangs (Self-Released)
4 THE PACK A.D.* Live! Vol. 2 (Fontana North)
5 HUTTCH* Quick Fix EP (Self-Released)
6 THE BROOKS* Any Day Now (Duprince)
7 MISE EN SCENE* Winnipeg, California (Light Organ)
8 THOUA Primer of Holy Words
9 AUSECUMA BEATSAusecuma Beats (Music in Exile)
10 CHICO MANNDouble Life (Ubiquity)
11 JEFF TWEEDYLove is the King (dBpm)
12 SEIZED UPBrace Yourself (Pirate’s Press)
13 JENNY ONew Truth (Mama Bird)
14 VARIOUSStrum and Thrum: The American Jangle
Underground 1983-1987 (Captured Tracks)
15 HELENA DELAND* Someone New (Luminelle)
16 CUT WORMSNobody Lives Here Anymore
17 FLEET FOXESShore (Anti-)
18 TOUCHE AMORELament (Epitaph)
19 EL TEN ELEVENTautology (Joyful Noise)
20 DANE ROBERTS* Chasing Water (Soul City Music
21 KING KHAN* The Infinite Ones (Khannibalism)
22 KRILL WILLIAMS* Cocktail Hour EP (Self-Released)
23 BRETTON LEE JOHN* A Table By The Window
24 SUNALTA* Tidal (Self-Released)
25 BLINKER THE STAR* Juvenile Universe (Self-Released)
26 GRIFFITH HILTZ TRIO* Arcade (Self-Released)
27 FRANKY SELECTOR* Never Better (Self-Released)
28 FREDY V AND THE FOUNDATION* One Step EP (Self-Released)
29 ROBERT CONNELY FARR* Country Supper (Self-Released)
30 SAM LYNCH* Little Disappearance (Birthday Cake)
The top two spots in CJAMs top 30 remain unchanged this week, with Huttch‘s Quick Fix EP and Partner‘s Never Give Up in #1 & #2 respectively. Inuk singer-songwriter Terry Uyarak‘s fantastic debut Nunarjua Isulinginniani reached #3 this week (and #1 in our folk charts!). Montreal’s Busty and the Bass and CJAM’s compilation rounded out the top 5. Only a couple more weeks of charts in 2020! Check out the rest of our top albums below!
* indicates Canadian artist. | ^ indicates local Windsor/Detroit artist
1 HUTTCH*^ Quick Fix EP (Self-Released)
2 PARTNER* Never Give Up (You’ve Changed)
3 TERRY UYARAK* Nunarjua Isulinginniani (AAKULUK
4 BUSTY AND THE BASS* Eddie (Arts & Crafts)
5 VARIOUS*^^ CJAM: Live Off the Floor
6 DANE ROBERTS*^ Chasing Water (Soul City Music
7 KING KHAN* The Infinite Ones (Khannibalism)
8 THE NIMMONS TRIBUTE* Volume 1- To The Nth (Self-Released)
9 NATURE WALKKing of Wands (Self-Released)
10 TEENAGER* Good Time (Telephone Explosion)
11 GULFER* Gulfer (Royal Mountain)
12 PUP* This Place Sucks Ass (EP) (Little
13 PIERRE KWENDERS & CLÉMENT BAZIN* Classe Tendresse (Nowadays)
14 ORVILLE PECK* Show Pony (Columbia)
15 SEISMICSeismic (Bloodblast)
16 SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGSJust Dropped In (To See What Condition
My Rendition Was In) (Daptone)