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.


  • 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.


  • 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
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, 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!! January 3 – 9, 2022

Welcome to 2022!

CJAM 99.1 FM – Windsor

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

1    AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS     Comfort To Me (Self-Released)

2    BIRMANI*     EP4 (Cuchabata)

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

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

5    DIAMONDTOWN*     Diamondtown (Label Obscura)

6    TOMATO FLOWER     Gold Arc (Ramp Local)

7    CURTIS HARDING     If Words Were Flowers (Anti-)

8    SARGEANT & COMRADE*     The Elephant In The Room (Mo Gravy)

9    UYEMI*     Butterfly Effect (JBY Records)

10   FLEECE*     Stunning & Atrocious (Self-Released)

11   PSYCHIC RACOON*     Beaver Skull (Cuchabata)

12   TOUCH & MOVES*     1984 (Hand’Solo)

13   FIKA & BAMBIE     Coffee & Clouds EP (Tru Thoughts)

14   THE BUTTSHAKERS     Arcadia (Underdog)

15   SLOW DOWN MOLASSES*     Minor Deaths (Noyes)

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

17   IDLES     Crawler (Partisan)

18   SNAIL MAIL     Valentine (Matador)

19   LEEROY STAGGER*     Dystopian Weekends (Tonic)

20   THEON CROSS     Intra-I (Marathon Artists)

21   VISIBLY CHOKED*     Visibly Choked (Mothland)

22   JULIA SHAPIRO     Zorked (Suicide Squeeze)

23   LA LUZ     La Luz (Hardly Art)

24   MOTORISTS*     Surrounded (Debt Offensive)

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

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

27   FRVITS*     Stupid Era (Slovenly)

28   LEX LEOSIS     Terracotta (Fontana North)

29   ABSOLUTELY FREE*     Aftertouch (Boiled)

30   VARIOUS     Nocturnes (Midnight Special Records)


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Joe Strummer Day 2021: Time Warp Edition

On December 22nd 2021 CJAM will be celebrating our 12th 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.

~Time Warp Edition~
Starting at midnight on the 19th anniversary of Strummer’s death, we’ll be digging back into our archives for some prime material from year’s past PLUS a sprinkling of new interview + music content.

Keep an eye on our social medias @CJAM FM on Instagram + Twitter! We’ll be showcasing local initiatives and organizations who could really use your help this season AND all-year long.

Terrestrially, the broadcast can be heard at CJAM 99.1 FM in Windsor-Detroit. Online + worldwide you can stream us via the iHeartRadio web page or app or turn your television to Cogeco Cable channel 285.

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, and an overview of what CJAM has in store for the rest of the marathon.

2am – 4am: Songwriters Fest LIVE @ Rondo // 2016
4am – 5am: The Trip! // 2014
5am – 6am: All in a Day’s Work // 2016
6am – 8am: RevRock & Tymon Dogg // 2016
8am – 8:30am: Handi Link: Poverty & Disability
8:30am – 9am: Syrian Immigration Issues // 2014
9am – 10am: Girlie So Groovie // 2020
10am – 11am: Art & Activism // 2020
11am – 12pm: Swamped w/ Lix
12pm – 2pm: Mattu Mid-Day
2pm – 4pm: Bradio Clash
4pm – 5pm: Magna Carta: Law & Poverty // 2018
5pm – 7pm: Clash Rarities w/ Willy Wilson // 2017
7pm – 8pm: The Future is Written // 2018
8pm – 10pm: Revolution Rock // 2020
10pm – MIDNIGHT: Joe Strummer Day Closer w/ Lix!

CJAM CHARTS!! December 13 – 19, 2021

Looks like some of us were in the H O L I D A Y S P I R I T this week. Victoria death metal band, Hedonist (feat members of Iskra and Bootlicker), takes the #1 spot in our final charts of the year. Jesus wept.

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

1    HEDONIST*     Sepulchral Lacerations (demo) (Self-Released)

2    SCARLET DROPS*     Scarlet Drops, 1984-1992 (Harriet Records)

3    JOHNATHON BLAKE     Homeward Bound (Blue Note)

4    MAKAYA MCCRAVEN     Deciphering The Message (Blue Note)

5    LA LUZ     La Luz (Hardly Art)

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

7    UYEMI*     Butterfly Effect (JBY Records)

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

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

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

11   THE ADAM BROWN*     What We’ll Never Know (Self-Released)

12   LAGGARDS*     The Age Of Lag Vol. 1 (Self-Released)

13   ES:MO*     The Weight of Hope (Modica)

14   FAKE SHARK*     Time For the Future (Light Organ)

15   JAMES SULLIVAN*     Light Years (Stardumb)

16   ANDY SHAUF*     Wilds (Arts & Crafts)

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

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

19   HOMESHAKE*     Under The Weather (Dine Alone)

20   MOTORISTS*     Surrounded (Debt Offensive)

21   WHITEHORSE*     Strike Me Down (Six Shooter)

22   PEGASUS WARNING     Inspiration Equation (Self-Released)

23   VARIOUS     Remixes, JID010 (Jazz Is Dead)

24   TOM SEVERINO & NORI TANI     New Step (Self-Released)

25   DAVE OKUMU     Knopperz (Drift)

26   BLUSH CLUB     A Hill to Die On (Self-Released)

27   MAE POWELL     Both Ways Brighter (PTV)

28   HEIRESS     Distant Fires (Satanic Royalties)

29   SAM WILKES     One Theme & Subsequent Improvisation (Leaving)

30   HOUEIDA HEDFI     Fleuves De l’Âme (Phantasy Sound)


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CJAM CHARTS!! December 6 – 12, 2021

Last Charts of 2021!??!!.. I think?

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

1    LADYHAWKE     Time Flies (Mid Century Records)

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

3    TWIN RAINS*     Unreal City (Self-Released)

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

5    STRANGE COLOURS*     Future’s Almost Over (Slovenly)

6    THE FAPS*     New Daft Punk (Transistor 66)

7    BOTFLY*     Lower Than Love (No Funeral)

8    ODONIS ODONIS*     Spectrums (Felte)

9    VALERAS     Tell Me Now EP (Self-Released)

10   SAVE FACE     Another Kill For The Highlight Reel (Epitaph)

11   CONVERGE & CHELSEA WOLFE     Bloodmoon I (Epitaph)

12   CHILLINGSWORTH     Chillingsworth Surfington (Atom)

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

14   BRITT AM*     Gold (Good Egg Records)

15   TAYLOR ACKERMAN GLOBAL ACID RESET*     Doubt Freaks Us Out (Self-Released)

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


18   ASTRAL SWANS*     Astral Swans (Self-Released)

19   GAME GENIE SOKOLOV*     Renaissance (Lisbon Lux)

20   FLEECE*     Stunning & Atrocious (Self-Released)

21   SMALLER HEARTS*     Attention (Self-Released)

22   THE COLD SEEPS*     The Melting Head (Self-Released)

23   SLOW DOWN MOLASSES*     Minor Deaths (Noyes)

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

25   ASTROCOLOR*     Paradise (Amelia Recordings)

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

27   SWAMP THING*     World War Swamp (Urbnet)

28   COEUR DE PIRATE*     Impossible à aimer (Bravo)

29   ACTORS*     Acts of Worship (Artoffact)

30   LEVI DOVER SEXTET*     Imaginary Structures (Three Pines)


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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)


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