Get to Know a CJAM Show: Hotel Internationale

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Hotel International, Friday 2:30 – 4:00
Host: Vernon Smith

Tell me a little about your show:
“It’s an international music show. Basically sends the music of Windsor Detroit into the World and brings the world back to Windsor-Detroit.”

How did you get started with CJAM:
“When I was 15, before we were FM there was a summer program for youth. My mother worked at the University and thought it would be a good fit with me. So here I am, after many moves and years later.”

What was the first album you ever bought:
“With my own money, Let it Be by the Beatles at Woolco’s in South Windsor. I still have it, and it’s still somehow playable.”

Name one song that would represent your show:
“On the Dance Floor. The Beat Devils of Moscow broke radio here on CJAM.

Get to Know a CJAM Show: The Randomist Attacks

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The Randomist Attacks, Friday 1:00-2:30
Name: Andrew Murphy

Tell me a little about your show:
“Essentially I go into my Itunes and put it on shuffle. I try to play the music I like.”

How did you get started with CJAM:
I started about early 2000’s. A friend of mine Dave Gould, who is now passed away, we decided we wanted to do a metal show. So we came here to talk to the music director and he said yeah. And from then we have decided to do other shows.”

What was the first album you ever bought:
“It was a vinyl album: Dressed to Kill by Kiss.”

Name one song that would represent your show:
“A Black Sabbath song, anything by Black Sabbath.”

Check out past episodes of The Randomist here.

Get to Know a CJAM Show: Pardon My French

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Host: Sarah Morris

Tell me a little about your show:
“Pardon my French is a music variety show that brings together French music from around the world for an English audience. I feel it can be difficult to access and understand French music if you don’t come from that background, so my show helps to expose people to new music that they otherwise wouldn’t have.”

How did you get started with CJAM:
“I was signed up before I started University at 18 years old during Welcome Week. When I started University I thought I was going to become a teacher, but through volunteering and radio my life has completely changed direction.”

What was the first album you ever bought:
“I bought a punk compilation when I was about 14 that had over 30 bands on it. It was so exciting to see an album that had so many artists I have never heard of before.”

Name one song that would represent your show:
“Notre Place – Paul Demers. It’s a cheesy over the top anthem celebrating the Franco-Ontario community. I want to represent different French communities around the world, and I also like a good dose of cheesy music on my show.”

Get to Know a CJAM Show: Productive Confusion

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Show: Productive Confusion, Fridays 6:30-8:00PM
Host: Murad Erzinclioglu

Tell me a little about your show, in your own words:
“It’s free form programming that actively and opening defies any type of categorization. We focus on new music.”

How did you get started with CJAM:
“I was at Club Days at the University when I was a first year student. We were walking and the music director was there, he encouraged me to start my own radio show. I had done a radio show in high school, so I did that and I had hosted the announcements every morning in high school. Also a lot of my friends were involved her at CJAM. I was on the air a couple days later.”

What was the first album you ever bought:
“A Colombia House thing. So I got like ten CDs. There was a Reservoir Dogs Soundtrack and Primus’ The Brown Album. I started buying CDs at that point.”

Name one song that would represent your show:
“I don’t think I could ever really do that. Because my show is so diverse, there is no one artist that would incorporate all of the music.”

Listen to episodes of Productive Confusion here!

Get to Know a CJAM Show: The Shake Up

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Show: The Shakeup, Friday 4:00-5:00
Host: Paul Chislett

Tell me a little about your show:
“The program focuses on Social Justice and environmental issues. I usually have one or two interviews with people about the topics. Social justice and environmental issues are very intertwined.”

How did you get started with CJAM:
“Five years ago I was a communication studies student. I was on an OPIRG (Ontario Public Research Group) group. I was asked if I would be interested in being a co-host for this show. And I’ve stayed now with it for five years.”

Who is your audience:
“Students and people interested in the issues of social justice and environmental causes.”

What is an issue you think people should be more aware of:
“On the environmental front, the climate change, and our role in it. Especially in this region where the land, air and water are stressed by industrialization. And the need to change our economy to a ‘green economy.’ On the social justice front, our apathy. We need to become more politically active. It’s the only way for legitimate social change.”

Listen to episodes of The Shake Up here!