New Equipment at CJAM FM

What’s in the box!? (Kojak for scale)

Through support from the All-Star Gaming Association at the All-Star Gaming Centre, CJAM 99.1 FM has been able to make some major upgrades to our live-on-air studio! With this funding, we have been able to purchase a new board. Our volunteers and staff can now use industry standard broadcasting equipment every single day and with this advancement, we will be able to host four microphones, where previously we only had access to three, increasing the amount of voices on air. The equipment also has the ability to connect to laptops and tablets, a function that was not previously available with our 20+ year old equipment.

~new Lightning console

Staying up-to-date and relevant in the quickly changing world of technology has been a struggle for campus/community radio stations across Canada. The staff and volunteers at CJAM 99.1 FM couldn’t be more excited to use our new equipment knowing we will be broadcasting at an expert level for years to come! We’ll be making the switch on May 28th & May 29th so please bear with us as we go through some changes.

Kojak the Dog & the CJAM FM team thank you for your continued support <3

No Scrubs Notes: Stress Management

What is the Science Behind Stress?

Stress is our bodies response to external pressures (National Institute of Mental Health, n.d). The thing causing the response is called a stressor and it can be a one-time occurrence, or it can happen repeatedly overtime (National Institute of Mental Health, n.d). We are familiar with the bad stress in our life called distress, but it is important to remember that there is a good type of stress called eustress that helps motivate you, focuses your energy, and enhances performance in daily activities (Russell and Lightman., 2019). Being able to distinguish between the good stress and the bad stress is crucial in creating a healthy stress balance in life!

What are University or College Student’s Most Stressed About?

Some top stressors for post-secondary students are (University of St. Andrews, 2006):

  • Studying and exams
  • Deadlines
  • Financial situations and part time/full time jobs
  • Organization and time management
  • Procrastinating schoolwork and assignments
  • Poor housing and overcrowding
  • Getting used to a new environment or new country (for international students)
  • Personal relationships

What Can Student’s Do to Reduce Their Stress Levels?

There are many ways you can reduce or manage stress in your everyday life. Getting enough sleep will help reduce stress and manage your mood (Broderick, 2021). Health eating and exercise have also proven to be great ways to help manage distress and an exercise routine also helps with having better sleep, which in turn also helps with reducing stress (Broderick, 2021). Setting realistic goals for yourself is really important as well, you do not want to overwork yourself and set standards that you are not able to meet (Broderick, 2021). Lastly, find something you love to do as a stress outlet when the time comes where you just need to take a break (Broderick, 2021). This can include reading, going on a walk, hanging out with friends, or even just surfing the internet. Make sure you give your mind and body the breaks that it needs!

References

Broderick, T. (2021, October 22). The student’s guide to managing stress in college. Best Colleges. https://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/balancing-stress/

Is it stress or anxiety? (n.d.). National Institute of Mental Health. Retrieved March 30, 2022, from https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/so-stressed-out-fact-sheet

Managing stress. (2006). University of St. Andrews. Retrieved March 30, 2022, from https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/students/advice/leaflets/stress/

Russell, G., & Lightman, S. (2019). The human stress response. Nature Reviews Endocrinology, 15(9), 525-534. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41574-019-0228-0

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 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 Presents: True Tales


Get spooky with us!

CJAM 99.1 FM is calling for submissions to our True Tales storytelling event. We’re looking for true stories and Halloween is the theme. We’ll be accepting stories to be read -LIVE- on air on Monday October 25th at 9pm. Tell us your scary campfire tale, ghost encounter, Trick or Treating adventure, or any other Halloween-themed story.

Submit your tales to Program Director Lix at
programcjam@gmail.com before October 25th. On the night of the event, we’ll be calling folks up to recount their tales LIVE on CJAM 99.1 FM – you won’t want to miss this one!

Listen in at 99.1 FM on your dial
-OR- find us streaming for free on the iHeartRadio app