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 TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // September 13 – 19, 2021

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

1    PARAGON CAUSE*     Autopilot (Self-Released)

2    FUNERAL LAKES*     Redeemer (Self-Released)

3    COTS*     Disturbing Body (Boiled)

4    FHANG*     FHANG (Hidden Ship)

5    GREAT AUNT IDA*     Unsayable (Self-Released)

6    THE VACCINES     Back To Love City (AWAL)

7    WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS     Enjoy the View (Big Scary Monsters)

8    TITO JACKSON     Under Your Spell (Gulf Coast Records)

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

10   LUCKY SONNE*     Belleweather (Self-Released)

11   CARDIOGRAMS*     Sweet Despair (Self-Released)

12   TEENAGE ART SCENE*     Lo Gain High Fuzz (Self-Released)

13   UNTRAINED ANIMALS*     Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (Self-Released)

14   SMALLER HEARTS*     Attention (Self-Released)

15   SARAH OSBORNE*     Seasons Volume One: The Heat (Self-Released)

16   ALEX CUBA*     Mendó (Caracol)

17   THE HALLUCI NATION*     One More Saturday Night (Radicalized)

18   I M U R*     My Molecules (Fontana North)

19   JANETTE KING*     What We Lost (Hot Tramp)

20   THE LUVMENAUTS*     In Space (Do Right!)

21   DANIEL ROMANO*     Cobra Poems (You’ve Changed)

22   SUUNS*     The Witness (Joyful Noise)

23   LEX LEOSIS     Terracotta (Fontana North)

24   CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON*     Alpha (Stone Woman)

25   MOTHER MOTHER*     Inside (Warner Music Canada)

26   JUSTIN SULLIVAN     Surrounded (earMUSIC)

27   NEW CHANCE*     Real Time (We Are Time)

28   GREENTEA PENG     Man Made (EMI)

29   ALEXALONE     ALEXALONEWORLD (Polyvinyl)

30   SHANNON AND THE CLAMS     Year of the Spider (Easy Eye Sound)

CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // September 6 – 12, 2021

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

1    PARAGON CAUSE*     Autopilot (Self-Released)

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

3    COTS*     Disturbing Body (Boiled)

4    THE FILTHY RADICALS*     Freedom 45 (Cursed Blessings)

5    PARLOUR PANTHER*     Retrograde (Coax)

6    SUUNS*     The Witness (Joyful Noise)

7    ALEXALONE     ALEXALONEWORLD (Polyvinyl)

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

9    DEAFHEAVEN     Infinite Granite (Sargent House)

10   KIEFER     Between Days (Stones Throw)

11   TY SEGALL     Harmonizer (Drag City)

12   JESSE FELLOWS*     The Four Oranges (Self-Released)

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

14   LENNOX C.B.*     High Hopes (Self-Released)

15   UNTRAINED ANIMALS*     Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (Self-Released)

16   FUNERAL LAKES*     Redeemer (Self-Released)

17   TEENAGE ART SCENE*     Lo Gain High Fuzz (Self-Released)

18   LENNY*     Personal Celebrity (Self-Released)

19   FHANG*     FHANG (Hidden Ship)

20   SUZIE UNGERLEIDER*     My Name is Suzie Ungerleider (MVKA)

21   THE EFFENS*     Eventually EP (Hidden Pony)

22   TIMBA MM*     Outstanding (Naxos World)

23   PASQUALE*     Specials (Hand’Solo)

24   LEX LEOSIS     Terracotta (Fontana North)

25   LEATHERS*     Reckless (Artoffact)

26   SOOK-YIN LEE & ADAM LITOVITZ*     jooj two (Mint)

27   TREVOR TCHIR     Sun & Moon (Self-Released)

28   WEDNESDAY     Twin Plagues (Orindal)

29   EYEDRESS     Mulholand Drive (Lex)

30   DUCKS LTD.*     Get Bleak (reissue) (Royal Mountain)

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CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // August 30 – September 5, 2021

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

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

2    KENNY GARRETT     Sounds From the Ancestors (Mack Avenue)

3    BLACK MIDI     Cavalcade (Rough Trade)

4    BRAIN ITCH*^     Forced to Pay EP (Self-Released)

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

6    KE THU^     Every Aspect (Detroit Underground)

7    FUNERAL LAKES*     Redeemer (Self-Released)

8    JAMANI DUO*     Timeline (Self-Released)

9    ANYBODYS*     Acts of Endurance (Self-Released)

10   PEACH & QUIET*     Just Beyond the Shine (Self-Released)

11   BELLE TOWER*     Tend To (Self-Released)

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

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

14   PARAGON CAUSE*     Autopilot (Self-Released)

15   THE LUVMENAUTS*     In Space (Do Right!)

16   HALF MOON RUN*     Inwards & Onwards (The Pepper Gang)

17   FOREIGN DIPLOMATS*     Fearful Flower (Outtakes 2015-2019) (Indica)

18   PACKS*     Take The Cake (Royal Mountain)

19   METZ*     Live at the Opera House (Sub Pop)

20   LEX LEOSIS     Terracotta (Fontana North)

21   ROYAL CANOE*     Sidelining (Paper Bag)

22   ART D’ECCO*     In Standard Definition (Paper Bag)

23   IBSON DAONE     Maam Booy (DDE Records LTD)

24   GHARANA FUSION     Tides of TIme (Nudacy)

25   ROBBEN FORD     Pure (earMUSIC)

26   EPHAT MUJURU & THE SPIRIT OF THE PEOPLE     Mbavaira (Awesome Tapes From Africa)

27   WOMBO     Keesh Mountain EP (Fire Talk)

28   DEAFHEAVEN     Infinite Granite (Sargent House)

29   YVES TUMOR     The Asymptotical World EP (Warp)

30   AMYTHYST KIAH     Wary + Strange (Rounder)

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CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // August 23 – 29, 2021

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

1    PARAGON CAUSE*     Autopilot (Self-Released)

2    METZ*     Live at the Opera House (Sub Pop)

3    TY SEGALL     Harmonizer (Drag City)

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

5    SUUNS*     The Witness (Joyful Noise)

6    KANDLE*     Set the Fire (Self-Released)

7    THE EFFENS*     Eventually EP (Hidden Pony)

8    ROCHELLE JORDAN*     Play With The Changes (Young Art)

9    TURNSTILE     Glow On (Roadrunner)

10   MOLLY BURCH     Romantic Images (Captured Tracks)

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

12   STAGNANCE*^     Misanthropy (Self-Released)

13   JON GANT*     Soft Release (Self-Released)

14   SUMMERSETS*     Small Town Saturday (Self-Released)

15   GOLDEN CINEMA*     Reels (2016-2020) (Self-Released)

16   NICK FERRIO*     Television of Roses (Self-Released)

17   ELLIS     nothing is sacred anymore (Self-Released)

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

19   BELLE TOWER*     Tend To (Self-Released)

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

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

22   THE AUGUST ARRIVAL*     All Blue and Gold (Self-Released)

23   MEGGIE LENNON*     Sounds From Your Lips (Mothland)

24   I M U R*     My Molecules (Fontana North)

25   N0V3L*     NON-FICTION (Flemish Eye)

26   AIM LOW*     Broken Sundial (Self-Released)

27   AFTERNOON BIKE RIDE*     Skipping Stones EP (Friends of Friends)

28   ALEX LEFAIVRE*     Naufragés (Arté Boréal)

29   ROYAL CANOE*     Sidelining (Paper Bag)

30   LEATHERS*     Reckless (Artoffact)

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CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // August 16 – 22, 2021

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

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

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

3    METZ*     Live at the Opera House (Sub Pop)

4    CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON*     Alpha (Stone Woman)

5    BRENDAN SCOTT FRIEL*^     Summer Moons (Soul City Music Co-op)

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

7    THE BLUE STONES*^     Hidden Gems (eOne)

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

9    BIGGIE BARS*^     Buggin Out (Self-Released)

10   JON GANT*     Soft Release (Self-Released)

11   GOLDEN CINEMA*     Reels (2016-2020) (Self-Released)

12   DUSTED*     III (Self-Released)

13   ELLIS     nothing is sacred anymore (Self-Released)

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

15   GEMSTONES*     Nevermind EP (Self-Released)

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

17   PARAGON CAUSE*     Autopilot (Self-Released)

18   THE EFFENS*     Eventually EP (Hidden Pony)

19   N0V3L*     NON-FICTION (Flemish Eye)

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

21   PACKS*     Take The Cake (Royal Mountain)

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

23   ROCHELLE JORDAN*     Play With The Changes (Young Art)

24   AFTERNOON BIKE RIDE*     Skipping Stones EP (Friends of Friends)

25   BLOCK PARENT*     Sick year, Bro! (Glue Gun)

26   VINU VINU*     Exilio Transitorio (Florafone)

27   THE ZOLAS*     Come Back to Life (Light Organ)

28   ISLANDS*     Islomania (Royal Mountain)

29   AUTOGRAMM*     No Rules (Nevado)

30   VALLENS*     In Era (Hand Drawn Dracula)

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