JOB POSTING – PROGRAM DIRECTOR

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.

Joe Strummer Day 2020

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.

5pm to 6pm: Community Breakdown
Micaela, host of No Thank You, continues the Community Breakdown with interviews from House of Sophrosyne & Hiatus House

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

Job Posting: BIPOC Engagement Coordinator

CJAM 99.1 FM – Student Media/University of Windsor – is hiring for the position of BIPOC ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR. This 1-year contract position is 35 hours a week. It requires a flexible individual who is occasionally available for evening, and weekend 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.

About the BIPOC Engagement Coordinator position:
The BIPOC Engagement Coordinator will look to outreach and make connections with the University of Windsor campus, including student groups, faculty, and departments. They will engage the community, and make important connections with off campus groups while creating a culture of inclusivity and belonging for BIPOC within CJAM FM. They will work with the Station Manager and Board of Directors to assist in updating the language and reflect societal changes in CJAMs policies and procedures. The BIPOC Engagement Coordinator will create an external contact list for continued and future contact to inform people of volunteer opportunities, job openings, and internships. The Coordinator will host training sessions for our current volunteers on our revised policies and procedures.

While radio, and audio mediums in general, continue to be a predominately white, male-centric line of work, CJAM is aiming to center BIPOC voices, while hiring someone from within this community to do the work, and actively create lasting changes within the organization through policy creation and reform. We think it is important to not just -say- we are diversifying, but actually change our wording, image, and actions to reflect the diversity we want to see. We want to engage BIPOC communities and bring their voices to a larger audience by giving them the tools, resources, experience, and space. CJAM Staff and Board of Directors believe it is time to change the dynamic and view of CJAM FM, starting from the inside. We have yet to make a full statement about the systemic racism on the University of Windsor campus, and within our own framework. We felt there was not enough change happening within the organization to do so. This project aims to take the first steps in addressing these deep-rooted issues.

CJAM FM’s mission is to provide a voice to the under-represented, and through this project we will be able to lay the groundwork within our organization for BIPOC to be more fully represented and garner more opportunities to work in the audio world.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Outreaching, promoting, and building partnerships with BIPOC students/groups on campus and within the larger community to foster continuity, quality, and relevance in programming and potential volunteers.

– Serving as a resource for volunteers regarding broadcasting and programming.

– Working with CJAMs Station Manager and Board of Directors to review current practices & policies, and revising our by-laws and policies, working toward our own Anti-Black Racism and Harassment policies outside of the University of Windsor.

– Working together with the Program Director, Station Manager, and other staff to create and maintain University & public outreach activities/events

– Ongoing participation in CJAM’s fall fundraising drive, Annual General Meeting & Volunteer General Meeting, board meetings (when necessary) and general staff meetings

– Creating & updating an external contact list; communicating with list members regularly

– Creating relevant public service announcements

– Regularly updating CJAM’s website with relevant news & information

– Utilizing CJAMs social media platforms to promote info sessions, or other relevant news/events

– Writing and editing for press releases, web and online promotion, and other writing as necessary

– Maintaining dedicated office hours/available work-from-home hours (as per COVID restrictions)


QUALIFICATIONS
– Excellent interpersonal, communication & listening skills
– Experience & knowledge relating to non-commercial music, news & views
– Experience in policy writing / revision
– Strong sense of local context, including an investment in creating & maintaining community relationships
– Be able to effectively work with a diverse group of staff, volunteers, and community members, along with a history of engagement with Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour communities
– Experience with, or active interest in, anti-oppression frameworks
– Conflict resolution skills
– Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
– Management or Volunteer coordination experience an asset
– Experience in new media and journalism an asset 
– Computer and basic radio/audio production skills an asset but not required

TERMS: 35 hours per week // 1-year grant contract
(flexible in-office & work from home hours)
SALARY: $19/hour
JOB START DATE: September 1, 2021
Please submit your resume and cover letter to the CJAM Hiring Committee by email at cjampres @gmail.com.

Application closing date: FRIDAY AUGUST 6th 2021

CJAM recognizes the over-representation of white/non-radicalized voices within our staff and prioritizes the contributions, perspectives, and lived experiences that individuals from Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour communities bring to our organizations’ work and mission. CJAM welcomes & encourages applicants to self-identify in their cover letter.

If you require an accommodation or accessibility needs for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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 BIPOC Engagement Coordinator will be required to work partially in office and will be given their own office with a closable door.

CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // July 12 – 18, 2021

Locals (and ex-locals) almost sweep the top 5 this week with Jesse Fellows upcoming EP, The Four Oranges, taking the top spot!

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

1    JESSE FELLOWS*^     The Four Oranges (Self-Released)

2    SOUL BROTHER MIKE*^     Headspace (Soul City Music Co-op)

3    BASTERDS*     A Place to Call Hell (Hell For Breakfast)

4    PAUL JACOBS*^     Pink Dogs On The Green Grass (Blow The Fuse)

5    THE ARMED^     Ultrapop (Sargent House)

6    PARIS PICK*     Hope For the Best (Self-Released)

7    GIRLFRIENDS AND BOYFRIENDS*     Fallacy of Fairness (Self-Released)

8    JANETTE KING*     What We Lost (Hot Tramp)

9    CENTURY EGG*     Little Piece of Hair (Forward Music Group)

10   DIZZY*     Separate Places (Royal Mountain)

11   ALEX LITTLE AND THE SUSPICIOUS MINDS*     Waiting to Get Paid (Light Organ)

12   WANDERER     Liberation from a Brutalist Existence (Entelodon)

13   THE RAGING NATHANS     Waste My Heart (Rad Girlfriend)

14   WE WERE SHARKS     New Low (Revival)

15   JOHN CARROLL KIRBY     Septet (Stones Throw)

16   PART CHIMP     Drool! (Learning Curve)

17   BLACK MIDI     Cavalcade (Rough Trade)

18   SILKKEN*     Anchors (Self-Released)

19   EVA TOLKIN*     City & Sky (Self-Released)

20   KANDLE*     Set the Fire (Self-Released)

21   MÜTHERLOAD*     Ü (Self-Released)

22   IAN JANES*     Episode 5 (Self-Released)

23   BETABOYS*     So Shy EP (Self-Released)

24   KITTEN SPITT*     Covered In Spitt, Vol. 01 (Self-Released)

25   HALELUYA HAILU*     Greetings And Salutations (Self-Released)

26   REC CENTRE     Pep Talk (Self-Released)

27   MATT ELLIS*     Full Moon Fever (Self-Released)

28   THE NAYSAYERS*     The Naysayers (Self-Released)

29   SHANE WATT BANND*     Travelers in Distress (Totally Real Probably Not Fake)

30   MAYFLY*     ESSENCE (Duprince)

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DIGITAL DJ FEST

We are excited to announce that next week CJAM will be hosting a Digital DJ Fest over on our instagram @cjamfm Each day a different DJ will be taking over our page to bring you their own unique vibe. Lots of music sharing, Q&A’s, backstories, interviews, and behind-the-scenes goodies are on the horizon so stay tuned from Monday July 19th – Sunday July 25th 2021!

DIGITAL DJ FEST LINEUP
July 19th | Rosina / The Canadian Jam
July 20th | Raquel / I Made You A Mixtape
July 21st | Angie / Stuff2Listen2
July 22nd| Renee / Wavelengths
July 23rd |Weajue & Weadee / Absent Sounds
July 24th | Malik & Mikhail / VIVID Sound
July 25th | Micaela & Melissa / No Thank You

CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // July 5 – 11, 2021

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

1    TUNS*     Duly Noted (Murderecords)

2    DOMINIQUE FILS-AIMÉ*     Three Little Words (Ensoul)

3    DIZZY*     Separate Places (Royal Mountain)

4    LEATHERS*     Reckless (Artoffact)

5    STATUS/NON-STATUS*     1, 2, 3, 4, 500 Years (You’ve Changed)

6    MANDÉ BRASS BAND     Foli Douman (Self-Released)

7    BLOOD LEMON     Blood Lemon (Self-Released)

8    GHOUL TALK     Magician (Death Certificate)

9    THE BABE RAINBOW     Changing Colours (Flightless Records)

10   AMYTHYST KIAH     Wary + Strange (Rounder)

11   YAUTJA     The Lurch (Relapse)

12   PONY*^     TV Baby (Take This To The Heart Records)

13   THE BLUE STONES*^     Hidden Gems (eOne)

14   LUNAR OCTET^     Convergence (Summit)

15   KE THU^     Every Aspect (Detroit Underground)

16   THE PAPER CRANES*     The Paper Cranes (Self-Released)

17   THE WRING*     Wring2: Project Cypher (Self-Released)

18   THE LEE HARVEY OSWALDS*     Tabula Rasa (Self-Released)

19   ARIEL POSEN*     Headway (Self-Released)

20   LES MOONTUNES*     Les Moontunes (Self-Released)

21   HALELUYA HAILU*     Greetings And Salutations (Self-Released)

22   MIESHA & THE SPANKS*     Singles EP (Saved By Vinyl)

23   GIRLFRIENDS AND BOYFRIENDS*     Fallacy of Fairness (Self-Released)

24   KAT BRYAN*     Ghost Sessions (Self-Released)

25   SCHWEY*     Schwey 2: Cyber Soul (604)

26   JANETTE KING*     What We Lost (Hot Tramp)

27   MONOWHALES*     Daytona Bleach (True)

28   CENTURY EGG*     Little Piece of Hair (Forward Music Group)

29   DANY LAJ AND THE LOOKS*     Ten Easy Pieces (We Are Busy Bodies)

30   WILLIE DUNN*     Creation Never Sleeps, Creation Never Dies: The Willie Dunn Anthology (Light In The Attic)

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CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // June 28 – July 4, 2021

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

1    HALF MOON RUN*     Inwards & Outwards (The Pepper Gang)

2    PONY*^     TV Baby (Take This To The Heart Records)

3    THE PAPER CRANES*     The Paper Cranes (Self-Released)

4    LES MOONTUNES*     Les Moontunes (Self-Released)

5    GIRLFRIENDS AND BOYFRIENDS*     Fallacy of Fairness (Self-Released)

6    JP LANCASTER*     Around Town (Factorum)

7    JANETTE KING*     What We Lost (Hot Tramp)

8    CHADIO & THE DIRTY SAMPLE*     No Wives Club (Hand’Solo)

9    DIZZY*     Separate Places (Royal Mountain)

10   LEATHERS*     Reckless (Artoffact)

11   JOÃO DONATO ADRIAN YOUNGE & ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD     João Donato JID007 (Jazz Is Dead)

12   ADRIAN YOUNGE     The American Negro (Jazz Is Dead)

13   MANNEQUIN PUSSY     Perfect EP (Epitaph)

14   MENAHAN STREET BAND     The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band (Daptone)

15   PANSY^     Pansy (Self-Released)

16   CLINIC STARS^     10,000 Dreams (Self-Released)

17   KE THU^     Every Aspect (Detroit Underground)

18   VARIOUS     Pataphorest (Metaphorest)

19   VIC CITY REJECTS*     Dismantled (Self-Released)

20   THE DAYFATHER*     Live, Laugh, The Dayfather (Self-Released)

21   DIESCHER*     Thirteen Years (Self-Released)

22   IAN JANES*     Episode 5 (Self-Released)

23   BETABOYS*     So Shy EP (Self-Released)

24   K.V. RAUCOUS*     Beach Party at Drac’s (Tombstone Hop)

25   LONG TIME NO TIME*     Tough Times (Self-Released)

26   MIESHA & THE SPANKS*     Singles EP (Saved By Vinyl)

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

28   LAYTEN KRAMER*     Dear Apathy (Oscar Street)

29   TEKE::TEKE*     Shirushi (Kill Rock Stars)

30   PACKS*     Take The Cake (Royal Mountain)

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