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

CJAM CHARTS!! November 29 – December 5… 2021?

That’s 2 weeks in a row for Windsor’s Talking Violet at #1! And Windsor expat and legend Jesse Fellows takes #3. UWindsor alumni Ayola at #11, and topping the genre charts below as well – take a look below!

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

1    TALKING VIOLET*^     Tell Your Friends You Love Them (Self-Released)

2    WINE LIPS*     Mushroom Death Sex Bummer Party (Stomp)

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

4    APOLLO SUNS*     A Relationship of Force EP (Self-Released)

5    SWARM OF SPHERES*     Brother, Take Five (No Why Records)

6    COURTNEY BARNETT     Things Take Time, Take Time (Marathon)

7    SNAIL MAIL     Valentine (Matador)

8    MAGDALENA BAY     mercurial world (Luminelle)

9    GENEVIEVE JAIDE*     I’m Not Who You Think I Am (Good Egg Records)

10   BRITT AM     Gold (Good Egg Records)

11   AYOLA*     Conversations Till Dawn (Self-Released)

12   LOOPING*     Zero- Point Energy (Self-Released)

13   BAILEY KATE*     A Beautiful Life (Self-Released)

14   HOT GARBAGE*     RIDE (Mothland)

15   COTS*     Disturbing Body (Boiled)

16   PARAGON CAUSE*     Autopilot (Self-Released)

17   PICK A PIPER*     Sea Steps (Tin Angel)

18   BOTFLY*     Lower Than Love (No Funeral)

19   CARN DAVIDSON 9*     The History of Us (Three Pines)

20   LAND OF TALK*     Calming Night Partner EP (Dine Alone)

21   MAD ONES*     Last Forever (Fortune Stellar)

22   RHI & TELEMACHUS     Dead Silk II (Tru Thoughts)

23   BADBADNOTGOOD*     Talk Memory (XL Recordings)

24   ACTORS*     Acts of Worship (Artoffact)

25   TUNIC*     Quitter (Artoffact)

26   AFTERNOON BIKE RIDE*     Afternoon Bike Ride (Friends of Friends)

27   BREEZE*     Only Up (Hand Drawn Dracula)

28   REAL SICKIES*     Love Is For Lovers (Stomp)

29   VALERAS     Tell Me Now EP (Self-Released)

30   THOU     Hightower (Self-Released)

.

click more for genre charts

Continue reading

CJAM CHARTS!! November 22 – 28, 2021

Here’s the charts for our wacky FUNdraiser week!

After a couple months of narrowly missing out on the top spot to bands like IDLES, Odonis Odonis, The Garrys, and Wine Lips, Windsors own Talking Violet fiiiiiinally takes the #1 spot! Exciting stuff!

Full Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Folk charts below the clicky clicky

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

1    TALKING VIOLET*^     Tell Your Friends You Love Them (Self-Released)

2    WINE LIPS*     Mushroom Death Sex Bummer Party (Stomp)

3    RHI & TELEMACHUS     Dead Silk II (Tru Thoughts)

4    COEUR DE PIRATE     Impossible à aimer (Bravo)

5    SHAD*     TAO (Secret City)

6    COURTNEY BARNETT     Things Take Time, Take Time (Marathon)

7    CEU*     Un Gosto De Sol (Urban Jungle)

8    THE HYPNOTICS*^     Static Fuzz Radio Singles EP (Self-Released)

9    SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS*     Life After (Distorted Muse)

10   HAVIAH MIGHTY*     Stock Exchange (Mighty Gang Inc.)

11   FLEECE*     Stunning & Atrocious (Self-Released)

12   KARLOFF*     Karloff (No Funeral)

13   CORY WEEDS WITH STRINGS*     What Is There To Say? (Cellar)

14   ADA LEA*     one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden (Next Door)

15   THE GARRYS*     Get Thee to a Nunnery (Grey)

16   SIMBIYEZ WILSON*     Warrior (Surkeus)

17   CARTEL MADRAS*     The Serpent And The Tiger (Sub Pop)

18   ELBOW     Flying Dream 1 (Polydor)

19   DAMON ALBARN     The Nearer the Fountain More Pure the Stream Flows (Transgressive/PIAS)

20   AESOP ROCK & BLOCKHEAD     Garbology (Rhymesayers)

21   MAKAYA MCCRAVEN     Deciphering The Message (Blue Note)

22   NNAMDÏ     Are You Happy (Sooper Records)

23   TASHA     Tell Me What You Miss The Most (Father/Daughter)

24   SNAIL MAIL     Valentine (Matador)

25   PARQUET COURTS     Sympathy For Life (Rough Trade)

26   KAY YOUNG     This Here Feels Good (PIAS)

27   CHUBBY AND THE GANG     The Mutt’s Nuts (Partisan)

28   TY SEGALL     Harmonizer (Drag City)

29   THE DESCENDENTS     9th & Walnut (Epitaph)

30   GREENTEA PENG     Man Made (EMI)

.

click more for genre charts

Continue reading

CJAM 2021 Fundraising Drive

grey background with a blue pigeon wearing a cowboy hat. The hat strings wrap around to write "CJAM"

It’s finally here!
CJAM’s 2021 on-air fundraising drive is running
November 19th – November 26th 2021

Interested donors can give to the station by visiting
https://cjam-merch.square.site/product/2021-donation-only-/12
-OR-
visit our brand new merch site!
https://cjam-merch.square.site/s/shop
We’ve got tees and totes with a brand new design by
Windsor artist Julie Hall. What’s more Windsor than a cowboy pigeon?
You can browse vintage tee designs, kids t-shirts, and music prize packages.

Can’t donate online? Drop by the Green Bean Cafe
on Thursday November 25th
Pay with cash or credit in person – snag a coffee, browse our tee selection, and other fun music merch items, and meet the CJAM team!

Can’t make it to the Green Bean or donate online?
Call Station Manager Carley Schweitzer in the office to arrange donation at
519-253-3000 ext2525
Don’t be shy! Leave a voicemail & we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Get your dance Friday November 26th!

PLUS We’ll be hosting a LIVE DJ Showcase on Friday November 26th at Meteor in Downtown Windsor (138 University Avenue West). Celebrate the end of our 2021 fundraising drive by moving to the music! This fun dance party will feature our volunteers getting off the air and onto the floor to showcase the unique styles of CJAM’s eclectic music programming. Come hear the music from your favourite shows dropped live, and sample some new flavours too! Check the facebook event page for a full list of participating DJs, along with information about their radio programs.

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK:
www.facebook.com/events/869832007059807

CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // November 15 – 21, 2021

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

1    IDLES     Crawler (Partisan)

2    FLEECE*     Stunning & Atrocious (Self-Released)

3    TALKING VIOLET*^     Tell Your Friends You Love Them (Self-Released)

4    SATE*     The Fool (CLK Creative Works)

5    JULIE DOIRON*     I Thought of You (You’ve Changed)

6    COEUR DE PIRATE     Impossible à aimer (Bravo)

7    THE GARRYS*     Get Thee to a Nunnery (Grey)

8    KILL BIRDS     Married (Royal Mountain)

9    BEACH HOUSE     Once Twice Melody: Chapter 1 (Sub Pop)

10   SNAIL MAIL     Valentine (Matador)

11   WINE LIPS*     Mushroom Death Sex Bummer Party (Stomp)

12   KARLOFF*     Karloff (No Funeral)

13   ASTROCOLOR*     Paradise (Amelia Recordings)

14   CEDRIC NOEL*     Hang Time (Forward Music Group / Joyful Noise)

15   KEYS N KRATES*     Original Classic (Last Gang)

16   BONNUIT*     Bonnuit (Off White House)

17   JULIA DAIGLE*     Un Single Sur L’epaule (Lisbon Lux)

18   SILLA + RISE*     Silarjuaq (Balanced)

19   BONE TOWER*     We All Will Die One Day (No Funeral)

20   ACTORS*     Acts of Worship (Artoffact)

21   SHAD*     TAO (Secret City)

22   ADA LEA*     one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden (Next Door)

23   LEX LEOSIS     Terracotta (Fontana North)

24   CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON*     Alpha (Stone Woman)

25   MOOR MOTHER     Black Encyclopedia of the Air (Self-Released)

26   DAMON ALBARN     The Nearer the Fountain More Pure the Stream Flows (Transgressive/PIAS)

27   THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS     Book (Idlewild)

28   NNAMDÏ     Are You Happy (Sooper Records)

29   PARQUET COURTS     Sympathy For Life (Rough Trade)

30   LALA LALA     I Want The Door To Open (Hardly Art)

.

click more for genre charts

Continue reading

TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // November 8 – 14, 2021

Fleece takes the top spot this week – be sure to check out their interview with Lix on Swamped!

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

1    FLEECE*     Stunning & Atrocious (Self-Released)

2    TALKING VIOLET*^     Tell Your Friends You Love Them (Self-Released)

3    ABBY SAGE*     Fears of Yours & Mine (Nettwerk)

4    BADBADNOTGOOD*     Talk Memory (XL Recordings)

5    SHAD*     TAO (Secret City)

6    THEON CROSS     Intra-I (Marathon Artists)

7    QUANTIC AND NIDIA GONGORA     Almas Conectadas (Tru Thoughts)

8    VARIOUS     The Daptone Super Soul Revue: LIVE at the Apollo (Daptone)

9    SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS*     Life After (Distorted Muse)

10   THE HYPNOTICS*^     Static Fuzz Radio Singles EP (Self-Released)

11   L00PING*     Zero Point Energy (Self-Released)

12   YEHRA     Dirty Love (Self-Released)

13   SHN SHN*     e.strange.d (Self-Released)

14   DIAMONDTOWN*     Diamondtown (Label Obscura)

15   BETH MCKENNA*     Beyond Here (Self-Released)

16   PEOPLE OF THE SUN*     A Day’s Work (Sharp 5)

17   VIOLENTENE*     Otherworld (Self-Released)

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

19   HOT GARBAGE*     RIDE (Mothland)

20   BEHROOZ MIHANKHAH*     Lydium (Self-Released)

21   TOUCHING*     littlewords (Head In The Sand)

22   GOODBYE HONOLULU*     Goodbye Honolulu (Self-Released)

23   RENO MCCARTHY*     Run Up River (Balustrade)

24   MEGAN NASH*     Soft Focus Futures (Acronym)

25   LEEROY STAGGER*     Dystopian Weekends (Tonic)

26   COEUR DE PIRATE     Impossible à aimer (Bravo)

27   SPECTRES*     Hindsight (Artofact)

28   ODONIS ODONIS*     Spectrums (Felte)

29   TUNIC*     Quitter (Artoffact)

30   LEVI DOVER SEXTET*     Imaginary Structures (Three Pines)

.

click more for genre charts…

Continue reading