Playing whatever we want.
For almost 40 years CJAM has provided an alternative to the mainstream through the sharing of independent music of any genre, created anywhere with the Windsor-Detroit community. With the integration of web technology in the 1990s, we began sharing our unique musical tastes with the world. What makes us so unique you ask? We provide niche programming that speaks to a set of sub-cultures that are often ignored or maligned by corporate media. At CJAM, anything goes. We call on our vast array of volunteers, their skills, knowledge and most of all passion to create programs that broadcast music new and old in a variety of formats. From Hip Hop to Punk, Bluegrass to Techno, Jazz to Dub and beyond, we aim to leave no musical stone uncovered. We invite you to explore our Programming Schedule and find a show the suits your tastes and musical needs. We can assure you’ll find something you’ll love.
Some years back we decided to create some block programming on Weekdays to help our listeners find their favourite genres. From Monday – Friday afternoon on 99.1FM you’ll hear…
Indie Rock from 10:30am – 12:00pm
Music Variety from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Loud Rock / Electronic / Hip Hop from 9:00pm – 12:00 am
On Saturdays you can find a vast array of third-language and world music shows from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
The rest of our music programming is made up of an array of genre-specific and music variety programs.
More Fun Facts about music at CJAM!:
- CJAM’s programmers choose all of the music they play, without influence!
- CJAM has a reputation for breaking new artists!
- CJAM has a penchant for supporting Indigenous and Canadian musicians especially top local acts from our region!
- CJAM loves Detroit! Although we are based out of Windsor we feature Detroit specific programming on our weekly show Motor City Is Burning, as well as special coverage of Detroit events like Movement Electronic Music Festival and The Detroit Jazz Festival.
Every week CJAM reports its charts of top current music to Earshot! & CMJ helping shape the National and North American independent music landscape. For more info on our charts click HERE.
Get Played on CJAM!
CJAM is always on the look out for new music! for more information on how to submit music to CJAM click HERE.
Get out of your house
CJAM is home to “The Windsor Scene” a weekly audio showcase of local tunes and happenings in the Windsor (and sometimes Detroit) area. The show features interviews, new and old music, plus a charismatic host every Thursday at 1pm!