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!
Sunday December 22nd will mark the 10th annual Joe Strummer Day to Confront Poverty in Windsor/Detroit on the Jamming One! Honoring the life of the former Clash front man with 24 hours of music from Joe Strummer, as well as interviews, reports and calls to action surrounding poverty and homelessness in Windsor/Detroit. Full schedule below.
Midnight-2am: Kick-off with Brady
Join station manager Brady as he kicks off our 10th annual Joe Strummer Day with Strummer music, a glimpse into the next 24 hours of programming and an interview with former station manager and creator of Joe Strummer Day, Vern Smith
2am-3am: Strummer Variety Hour with Taya
Join host Taya as she gets the late night started with a fun selection of Strummer’s music
3-5am: Mick Jones Special with Joe
“Best Show Ever” host Joe McGregor looks into the music of Joe Strummer’s long time collaborator and bandmate Mick Jones.
5-7am: Joe Strummer Live with Brady & Carley
Brady (host of “Music from Planet Earth”) and Carley (host of “Everything’s No Good”) take listeners through Joe Strummer’s live performances, highlighting significant moments and concerts from his time with The Clash, the Latino Rockabilly War, his brief stint with The Pogues, and The Mescaleros
7-8am: No Thank You with Micaela & Melissa
In a special edition of “No Thank You,” Micaela and Melissa discuss actions taken towards dealing with poverty in Windsor, as well as women’s issues as they relate to poverty
8-10am: Covers Calling with Thomas
Join host Thomas as he plays London Calling and The Clash back-to-back, but instead of original versions, these songs are all covers of some of the most well-known Clash albums
10-11am: Handi-Link with Cam
In a special edition of “Handi-Link,” Cam interviews the Mayor of Sarnia to talk about provincial disability employment challenges and a representative from Avalon employment about disability employment overseas. Cam also got in touch with St. Andrew’s Church about Operation Christmas Child and the Disabilities Cultural Centre to discuss poverty and its link to the exploitation of disabled children
11am-1pm: Midday Roundup with Carley
Join Carley as she reflects back on the first half of Joe Strummer Day 2019, discussing the interview and special programming, as well as playing some music and giving a sneak peak at what’s to come for the rest of the JSD 10th anniversary
1-1:30pm: No Scrubs with Joey & Cam
Listen in as UWindsor nursing students Joey and Cam discuss the social determinants of health and how health and economic status are related
1:30-2pm: Special Rebroadcast: Homelessness & Poverty Roundtable
As part of the 10 year anniversary of Joe Strummer Day on CJAM FM, we are rebroadcasting some significant material from the past. Recorded in 2010, Vern Smith interviews Dr. Jamie Crawley from the Nursing Department at the University of Windsor, who views poverty and homelessness from a health perspective, and Liz Atkinson who at the time was the Chair of the health committee on homelessness Windsor as well as the Chair of the Homeless Coalition of Windsor/Essex. We are re-airing this material because many of the problems and issues facing Windsor and Detroit that are discussed still exist and have not been addressed almost 10 years later.
2-4pm: Revolution Rock Celebrates London Calling’s40th Anniversary
This special episode of Revolution Rock will discuss The Clash’s 1979 album London Calling which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. London Calling changed all preconceived notions of what punk was. Although The Clash came from the UK punk scene, London Calling reflected the band’s interest in different styles of music such as reggae, ska, rockabilly, jazz and pop. This episode will feature songs from London Calling along with demos from the vanilla tapes that proceeded this album, live recordings and more.
4-4:30pm: Windsor’s 10 Year Housing and Homelessness Master Plan
Station Manager Brady Holek has a conversation with Debbie Cercone, Executive Director of Housing and Children’s Services for the City of Windsor. They discuss the Citys 10 year Housing and Homelessness Master Plan, where things stand compared to the 2014 plan, and the City of Windsor’s plans for the future.
4:30-5pm: Interview with the Green Bean Café
“Everything’s No Good” host Carley interviews Caleb of the Green Bean Café about their annual free Holiday dinner for the community and its long-standing tradition
5pm-6pm: Strummer Influences
Joe Strummer has been an influence to many musicians and activists even years after his death, but in this special, host Ben looks into the influences of The Clash front man himself to see what inspired his own music
6pm-8pm: Positive Amplitude
Join Mr. T. for some of his favourite Strummer tunes as well as interviews with the vice president of Street Medicine Detroit and the director of community engagement at Carriage Town Ministries to talk about poverty in the Detroit area
8-10pm: 10th Anniversary Interview Compilation
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of CJAM’s Joe Strummer Day, hear some of the best interviews from Joe Strummer Days over the past decade related to poverty in the Windsor/Detroit area, and Joe Strummer himself. Listen to archived material that features live musician performances from the past, as well as interviews with bandmates and friends of Joe Strummer Tymon Dogg and Anthony “Ant” Davie.
10pm-midnight: Joe Strummer Day Closer with Emily
Program director Emily wraps up the 10th annual Joe Strummer day with some songs, recaps, and highlights of the past 24 hours
Join CJAM throughout Sunday, December 22nd for Joe Strummer Day 2013. We’re playing the best of Joe Strummer’s music while confronting issues of poverty in our community. 24 hours of great radio celebrating the life and music of Joe Strummer!
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Throughout Joe Strummer Day, we want to highlight the work of organizations around our community making a difference to end poverty. Here are just a few to check out and support.
Pathway to Potential:
Windsor Essex County’s Poverty Reduction Strategy “Pathway To Potential works within the community and with local businesses to spread the word about poverty and how it can be reduced.”
Unemployment Help Center
“The mission of the UHC Food Rescue Program is to reduce hunger by rescuing large quantities of food; fresh and prepared for packaging and distribution to the hungry of our community!”
The Downtown Mission Of Windsor:
“Whether it’s providing emergency shelter, a hot meal, or a food pack for an individual or family, Windsor Downtown Mission is here with a message of hope through faith and caring.”
“Street Health provides Primary Care and Supportive Services to individuals in Windsor – Essex who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.”
Windsor Worker’s Action Centre:
“The Windsor Workers’ Action Centre is a community organization of workers, students and activists committed to improving the lives and working conditions of people in low-wage and unstable employment. Our goal is to ensure that all workers have a voice at work and are treated with dignity and fairness.”
House of Sophrosyne:
“Offers a holistic approach in treating women for substance misuse through evidence based practices.”
CJAM 99.1 FM is once again celebrating the life and work of Joe Strummer on the 11th anniversary of his death. The fourth annual Joe Strummer Day radio marathon kicks off at 12:00AM on December 22nd and then rocks until midnight.
Tune in for a special look into the life and music of Joe Strummer. The radio marathon also works to highlight the issue of poverty, a social issue that was close to Strummer. CJAM’s volunteers are coming together to host special shows for the occasion and we want you in for the ride.
Through journalism and discussion, explore the issue of poverty in Windsor and Detroit. “It’s time to take the humanity back into the center of the ring,” Strummer once said. Our DJs will be taking different perspectives on problem of poverty; how it affects women, students, workers, and more.
Strummer fans rejoice! This radio marathon is digging deep into the life and music of the great musician. There will also be special programming on his influences and those who were influenced by his music. Plus listen as our DJs go head to head in a roundtable discussion on one of The Clash’s most popular albums.
We will be putting out a full schedule of the radio marathon soon, stay tuned.
Our regular Sunday schedule will return December 29th.
CJAM FM’s fourth annual Joe Strummer Day coming up at the end of December. One part of this radio marathon is to highlight the issue of poverty in our community. During December, we will be conducting a can drive in the lobby of CJAM to support Street Help.
Street Help is a volunteer organization helping the homeless downtown Windsor. They are food bank and daily soup kitchen. They serve hundreds of cups of coffee a day to those in need.
Throughout the month of December, bring in nonperishable food items to the CJAM lobby, like peanut butter, cereal, rice, pasta, crackers, canned fruits and vegetables, soups, sauces. They are also looking for food items with peel back tops (soups, tuna, fruit cups) to give out to those who do not have can openers or a place to cook. Street Help gives out lots of coffee, so they are looking for regular grind coffee, sugar, and whitener.
CJAM is located in the basement of the CAW Student Centre at the University of Windsor. Stop by with nonperishable food items for our can drive and we’ll show you around the station.
More info about Joe Strummer Day 2013 will be coming up soon, but until then, help us Rock The Can Drive!
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