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  • CJAM Singles Club Top 3! [November 2020]

    Posted by Mattu on December 1, 2020

    It’s somehow December 1st, which means it’s time to announce the top tracks played from last months singles club – the last singles club of 2020! Three solid tracks: one recently uncovered from ‘the vault’, one Windsor punk classic remastered, and one previously unreleased track released in solidarity with BLM

    #1. The Hypnotics – Soul at Seven [Windsor]

    …recorded in 2011 during studio sessions for their first album (Static Fuzz Radio), but never released… until now!

    #2. The Spys – Underground [Windsor]

    …a newly remastered track from the bands 1980 7″, Underground / Machine Shop. I can not find this remaster anywhere online (it’s supposed to be going up on your favorite streaming services sometime soon), so it may have been a CJAM exclusive?! In lieu of the remastered version, here is a video from the bands Facebook of the original vinyl spinning.

    #3. Torus Eyes – Nu Love [Detroit]

    …returning to singles club a second month in a row with another previously unreleased track released in solidarity with ongoing Black Lives Matters protests, with all proceeds going to the Detroit Justice Center



    This singles club will be the last singles club until February 2021. Keep an eye out for calls for submissions in the new year!

  • CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // November 22 – 29, 2020

    Posted by Mattu on November 30, 2020

    Huttch‘s new EP, Quick Fix has attacked and dethroned CJAM’s compilation, Live Off the Floor – which had been at the top of our charts since it was released back in October. Toronto’s Partner came in an extremely close #2. Calgary’s CJSW released their own compilation (Vital Signs: Live Sessions from CJSW 90.9FM) of live records of Calgary artists that reached #8 on the charts this week. London, ON artists Monarch and Dangersex have taken #1 spots on our electronic and loud charts respectively. And Vancouver’s Dan Mangan‘s new cover album tops our Folk charts this week. It’s been a very Cancon week here at CJAM – just doing our patriotic duty!

    1    HUTTCH*^     Quick Fix EP (Self-Released)

    2    PARTNER*     Never Give Up (You’ve Changed)

    3    DAN MANGAN*     Thief (Arts & Crafts)

    4    TEENAGER*     Good Time (Telephone Explosion)

    5    LYSANDRE*     Maison-Dieu (Chivi Chivi)

    6    YUKON BLONDE*     Vindicator (Dine Alone)

    7    MIPSO     Mipso (Rounder)

    8    VARIOUS*     Vital Signs: Live Sessions From CJSW 90.9FM (CJSW Radio)

    9    HERMITESS*     Celestial EP (Self-Released)

    10   PARADISE*     PARIAH (Debt Offensive)

    11   SELF-CUT BANGS*     Self-Cut Bangs (Self-Released)

    12   TERRA LIGHTFOOT*     Consider the Speed (Sonic Unyon)

    13   MONARCH*     Monarch EP (A Person Disguised As People)

    14   DAS MORTAL*     Miami Beach Witches (Lisbon Lux)

    15   THE FUGITIVES*     Trench Songs (Borealis)

    16   SUUNS*     Fiction EP (Secret City)

    17   MORT GARSON*     Music From Patch Cord Productions (Sacred Bones Records)

    18   DANIEL ROMANO’S OUTFIT*     How Ill Thy World Is Ordered (You’ve Changed)

    19   JW JONES*     Sonic Departures (Solid Blues)

    20   ORVILLE PECK*     Show Pony (Columbia)

    21   GHOST LOVE     Hear You At Night EP (Self-Released)

    22   BIGGABUSH     Biggabush in Dub (Tru Thoughts)

    23   THE CRIBS     Night Network (PIAS)

    24   WHITNEY     Candid (Secretly Canadian)

    25   VARIOUS*^^     CJAM: Live Off the Floor (Self-Released)

    26   DANE ROBERTS*^     Chasing Water (Soul City Music Co-op)

    27   NED HILL ^    By the Light of the Radio (Whistle Pig)

    28   BILL BOURNE*     A Love Fandango (Twelve Point)

    29   MIKE EDEL*     En Masse (Self-Released)

    30   DANGERSEX*     Dangersex (Self-Released)


    click more for genre charts…


  • Welcoming Carley Schweitzer – CJAMs new Station Manager

    Posted by Carley Schweitzer on November 24, 2020

    CJAM 99.1 FM is excited to announce the hiring of a new Station Manager.
    Carley Schweitzer has been involved at the station for many years and we couldn’t be happier to see her join the team!

    Carley started volunteering with CJAM while doing her undergraduate degree at the University of Windsor in Communications, Media, & Film. She worked here through the Work Study program, and hosted the music variety program Soundtrack Attack for several years. She currently hosts Everything’s No Good, spinning mostly indie, rock, surf, electronic, and anything else that catches her ears on Sunday afternoons. In 2015 she worked through a grant as CJAM’s Volunteer Coordinator before moving in to the Program Director position in 2016. 

    Since leaving CJAM in May 2019, Carley has worked for both Windsor Pride Community and Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario – both wonderful non-for-profits that help different communities. In 2019 and 2020 she sat on the Windsor Arts Culture & Heritage jury, helping to distribute City of Windsor grants to artists of all mediums. Carley is also a new juror for FACTOR – a private non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance toward the growth and development of the Canadian music industry.

    During the pandemic she spent way too much time in the garden and fermenting cabbage for sauerkraut. You can often find her hanging out with her dog, Kojak, walking around the neighbourhood or at Ojibway Park.

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