CJAM 99.1 FM – Student Media/University of Windsor – is hiring for the position of PROGRAM DIRECTOR. This full-time salaried position is 35 hours a week. It requires a flexible individual who is available for some evening, weekend, and on-call duties when required.

CJAM is a nonprofit volunteer-driven campus-based community radio station providing an alternative to the music and spoken-word programming featured in the mainstream media — serving listener communities that are often under represented or maligned.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Program Director is responsible for all aspects of programming. Working with staff, management, and the Program Committee, the successful applicant will help fulfill CJAM’s mandate of providing the community with quality alternative programming that is in compliance with CJAM/CRTC policy.


  • Ensure that CJAM remains on the air at all times, and that what is on the air is properly documented and stored as per CRTC expectations.
  • Exercise and enforce CJAM/CRTC policy.
  • Keep the program schedule evolving with spoken word and music programming in accordance with CRTC policy and CJAM’s mandate.
  • Serve as a resource for volunteers regarding broadcasting and programming.
  • Ensure volunteers receive in depth training and skill development relating to broadcasting. (online or in-person depending on COVID restrictions)
  • Review and evaluate programs regularly with staff, management, and the Program Committee.
  • Ensure that the Program Committee meets at least four times a year and that members are roundly consulted between meetings.
  • Host 0.5 to 2 hours of programming weekly.
  • Fill in as a DJ when needed.
  • Ensure that all programming content is of a high quality and in compliance with CRTC guidelines and CJAM mandate.
  • Build partnerships with groups on campus and within the larger community to foster continuity, quality, and relevance in programming.
  • Assist in coordination/scheduling of special programming, and special events.
  • Production and broadcast of paid commercials, public service announcements, station IDs, music events/community/arts calendars, etc.
  • Review of daily commercial assignments.
  • Coordinate volunteer use of CJAM at-home recording equipment and in-house production studios.
  • Regularly update CJAM’s website with programming news and schedule information.
  • Maintain dedicated office hours/available work from home hours (as per COVID restrictions).
  • Utilize CJAMs social media platforms to promote regular programming, special programming and events.


  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills.
  • Demonstrated experience, and knowledge relating to non-commercial. music, news, views, and culture.
  • Experience in new media and journalism an asset 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Conflict resolution and management skills
  • Computer and basic radio/audio production skills.
  • Friendly and patient disposition balanced with an ability to enforce policy.
  • Volunteer coordination experience an asset

TERMS: 35 hours per week

SALARY: $29,000 to $31,000 annually to start, depending on experience.
Two weeks vacation plus extended health benefits + 10 sick days.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to
by April 16th, 2021 at 5pm. We welcome and encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter. If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know. CJAM is an anti-sexist, anti-racist, anti-homophobic organization committed to diversity and equity. We strongly encourage applications from all visible and non-visible minorities.

COVID information: Currently, there is no expectation to be facilitating in-person training or offering in-person events – this is subject to change as we organizationally adapt to COVID-19 safety measures according to Provincial and University of Windsor guidelines. The Program Director will be required to work partially in office and will be given their own office with a closable door. Staff have the choice to either work partially out-of-office or work distanced in the office space full time.

Joe Strummer Day 2020

On December 22nd, 2020 CJAM is celebrating our 11th 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.

Starting at midnight on the 18th anniversary of Strummer’s death, CJAM will dedicate 24-hours to the cause. All regular programming will be pre-empted while our staff, activists, musicologists, and journalists work together to get the world to listen to poverty issues. Terrestrially, the broadcast can be heard at CJAM 99.1 FM in Windsor-Detroit. Worldwide, you can stream us online at, or on the TuneIn app.

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, some requests, and an overview of what CJAM has in store for the rest of the marathon.

2am to 3am: Bradio Clash
Brady of The Mighty Mezz spins live tunes from Joe Strummer touring with the Pogues, Latino Rockabilly War, and some special soundtrack treats to bring you some comfort during the late night hours.

3am to 4am: Magna Carta
Joe from Magna Carta, a radio program hosted by law students from ProBono Students Canada, talks about unionization and labour movements within sports. He also speaks with law student Christian Brown on the PBSC Anti-Black Racism Project, personal advocacy and making a difference beyond social media reposts. Click to learn more about PBSC

4am to 5am: The Clash LIVE at Bond’s International Casino 
A live performance from Bond’s International Casino in New York on 08/06/1981

5am to 6am: Joe Strummer Radio Show
Tom Fleming, host of The Freedom Principle, dug into the archives to find this rare episode of the Joe Strummer Radio Show

6am to 7am: No Thank You!
Melissa & Micaela, hosts of the weekly talk-radio program No Thank You!, discuss poverty & homelessness from a women’s and feminist perspective.

7am to 8am: Girlie so Groovie does The Clash 
Trevor, host of Girlie so Groovie, spins female-lead Clash covers along with Clash-influenced femme tunes

8am to 9am: Windsor Art & Activism
Carley, host of Everything’s No Good, speaks with Teajai Travis on his beginnings in activism, starting the Bloomfield House, seeing change enacted and played out here in Windsor, and his new role at Artcite.

9am to 10am: Combat Rock!
Taya, CJAM FM Board of Directors president, spins her favourite Clash tunes to rock out the jam’s this morning!

10am to 11am: Handi-Link: Poverty & Disability
Cam Wells (host of Handi-Link) discusses poverty issues within the disability community with a variety of different interviewees.

11am to NOON: Radio Clash Time
Nick, host of Radio Drill Time, spins tunes from the vast library of Joe Strummer and The Clash alongside a couple of tunes from bands influenced by them. The reverberations from their music can still be heard in modern music today.

NOON to 2pm: Mattu Mid-Day Roundup!
Music Director Mattu fills you in on what’s happening & what’s to come with some flashy tunes to get you through the noon-hour.

2pm to 3pm: Welcome Shelter / Campus Food Pantry 
Program Director Emily speaks with Randi-Lyn Miller from the Welcome Shelter for Women. Dee interviews Alanna from the University of Windsor Campus Food Pantry on the importance of operating during COVID & changes they’ve made to the process in this hour showcase of local resources.

3pm to 4pm: Habitat for Humanity & Empowerment Plan Detroit
Carley, Station Manager, speaks with Fiona, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex on how they’re adapting to COVID-19, the importance of having a place to call home, and how to give back to the Windsor community. Carley also speaks with Veronika, founder and CEO of Empowerment Plan Detroit – what started as a school project creating sleeping bags for the homeless in Detroit has skyrocketed into a sustainable business that employs the people they serve.

4pm to 5pm: Live Sounds
Brady spins a selection of Mescaleros album cuts and live Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros tracks from their Action Town Hall performance in 2002 featuring Mick Jones alongside selections from the Walker Soundtrack.

5pm to 6pm: Community Breakdown
Micaela, host of No Thank You, continues the Community Breakdown with interviews from House of Sophrosyne & Hiatus House

6pm to 8pm: Revolution CLASH
Dave K & Adam, hosts of Revolution Rock, host a 2 hour Clash retrospective, talking about the last 11 years of Joe Strummer Day on CJAM 99.1 FM

8pm to 9pm: WeTrans Support & Nisa Homes
Carley speaks with Alex Reid, the newly appointed Executive Director at WeTrans Support on how they’ve expanded in the last 3 years, their new direction, and how access for folks who might not fit the binary can be difficult. Also in this hour, Christine from Nisa Homes speaks on her experience volunteering and becoming a staff member at Nisa Homes, a shelter for Muslim women and their children, focusing on the importance of making space for faith and understanding.

9pm to 10:30pm: The Best Clash Ever
Joe, host of The Best Show Ever, brings you…well, the best show ever.

10PM to MIDNIGHT: Joe Strummer Day Closer!
Closing out the 24-hour marathon with Program Director Emily

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 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

CJAM 2021 Fundraising Drive

Something is brewing…!

CJAM’s 2021 on-air fundraising drive is running
November 19th – November 26th 2021

We’ve got merch items with a shiny new design by Windsor artist Julie Hall.

AND we’ll be taking donations through our new SQUARE website.

Stay tuned…!

CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // October 11 – 17

* indicates Canadian artist. ^ indicates local Windsor/Detroit artist

1    THE GARRYS*     Get Thee to a Nunnery (Grey Records)

2    AUNTY SOCIAL*     It Looks Friendly (Nettwerk)

3    AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS     Comfort To Me (Self-Released)

4    TALKING VIOLET*^     Tell Your Friends You Love Them (Self-Released)

5    FEDERAL DANK^     Churro Dipper Shake (Self-Released)

6    FUNERAL LAKES*     Redeemer (Self-Released)

7    PARAGON CAUSE*     Autopilot (Self-Released)

8    ADA LEA*     one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden (Next Door)

9    HOTKID*     Truth Or Deciever (Fortune Stellar)

10   RENEE ROSNES*     Kinds Of Love (Smoke Sessions)

11   ILLUMINATI HOTTIES     Let Me Do One More (Snack Shack Tracks / Hopeless)

12   SOUTH RIVER SLIM*^     This is South River Slim (Self-Released)

13   DOGO SUICIDE*     Sexe pour les yeux (Self-Released)

14   BEACH BODY*     Walking Holiday (Self-Released)

15   BAD BUZZ*     For A Good Time Call (Self-Released)

16   THE HALLUCI NATION*     One More Saturday Night (Radicalized)

17   JP LANCASTER*     Around Town (Factorum)

18   BADBADNOTGOOD*     Talk Memory (XL Recordings)

19   CAROLINE MARIE BROOKS*     Everything At the Same Time (Outside)

20   JAMES SULLIVAN*     Light Years (Stardumb)

21   ABSOLUTELY FREE*     Aftertouch (Boiled)

22   RADIANT BABY*     Pantomime (Lisbon Lux)

23   LES LUNATIQUES*     Cache Cache (Pantoum)

24   AFTERNOON BIKE RIDE*     Afternoon Bike Ride (Friends of Friends)

25   WHITEHORSE*     Strike Me Down (Six Shooter)

26   DANIEL ROMANO*     Cobra Poems (You’ve Changed)

27   GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS*     Live At The Redeemer 2007 (Weewerk)

28   ARKELLS*     Blink Once (Universal Music Canada)

29   STRANDED     Midnight Sun (Self-Released)

30   THE MOMMYHEADS     Age of Isolation (Self-Released)


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CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // October 4 – 10, 2021

* indicates Canadian artist. ^ indicates local Windsor/Detroit artist

1    PARAGON CAUSE*     Autopilot (Self-Released)

2    ANDY SHAUF*     Wilds (Arts & Crafts)

3    MOTORISTS*     Surrounded (Debt Offensive)

4    TALKING VIOLET*^     Tell Your Friends You Love Them (Self-Released)

5    DOGO SUICIDE*     Sexe pour les yeux (Self-Released)

6    COTS*     Disturbing Body (Boiled)

7    TEKE::TEKE*     Shirushi (Kill Rock Stars)

8    AFTERNOON BIKE RIDE*     Afternoon Bike Ride (Friends of Friends)

9    WHITEHORSE*     Strike Me Down (Six Shooter)

10   SAINT ETIENNE     I’ve Been Trying To Tell you (Heavenly/PIAS)

11   INDIGO DE SOUZA     Any Shape You Take (Saddle Creek)

12   MANNEQUIN PUSSY     Perfect EP (Epitaph)

13   OSMERLIN*^     Celaje (Self-Released)

14   PONY*^     TV Baby (Take This To The Heart Records)

15   ISLAND EYES*     Other Heaven (Self-Released)

16   SONIA AIMY     Reconnect (Self-Released)

17   FLEECE*     Stunning & Atrocious (Self-Released)

18   FUNERAL LAKES*     Redeemer (Self-Released)

19   PARIS PICK*     Hope For the Best (Self-Released)

20   PEACH & QUIET*     Just Beyond the Shine (Self-Released)

21   THE EFFENS*     Eventually EP (Hidden Pony)

22   AASIVA*     Niriunniq (Aakuluk)

23   JP LANCASTER*     Around Town (Factorum)

24   MONOWHALES*     Daytona Bleach (True)

25   CENTURY EGG*     Little Piece of Hair (Forward Music Group)

26   ADA LEA*     one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden (Next Door)

27   LES LUNATIQUES*     Cache Cache (Pantoum)

28   THE GARRYS*     Get Thee to a Nunnery (Grey Records)

29   ABSOLUTELY FREE*     Aftertouch (Self-Released)

30   26 BATS     Portal Party (Kremblems)


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CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // September 27 – October 3, 2021

* indicates Canadian artist. ^ indicates local Windsor/Detroit artist

1    MOTORISTS*     Surrounded (Debt Offensive)

2    AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS     Comfort To Me (Self-Released)

3    COLLEEN GREEN     Cool (Hardly Art)

4    FLEECE*     Stunning & Atrocious (Self-Released)

5    PARAGON CAUSE*     Autopilot (Self-Released)

6    ABSOLUTELY FREE*     Aftertouch (Self-Released)

7    THE GARRYS*     Get Thee to a Nunnery (Grey Records)

8    SILVER POOLS*     Chroma (Self-Released)

9    DANIEL ROMANO*     Cobra Poems (You’ve Changed)

10   LET YOUR HAIR DOWN     Waiting Room (College of Knowledge)

11   SHEILA JORDAN^     Comes Love: Lost Session 1960 (Capri)

12   ISLAND EYES*     Other Heaven (Self-Released)

13   ADRIAN SUTHERLAND*     When The Magic Hits (Self-Released)

14   THE HALLUCI NATION*     One More Saturday Night (Radicalized)

15   MOAT BELLS*     Scroll Through The Park (Self-Released)

16   THE ADAM BROWN*     What We’ll Never Know (Self-Released)

17   FHANG*     FHANG (Hidden Ship)

18   COTS*     Disturbing Body (Boiled)

19   ADA LEA*     one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden (Next Door)

20   ANDY SHAUF*     Wilds (Arts & Crafts)

21   OTHMAN WAHABI*     Fulani Blues (Saidari Records)

22   HOMESHAKE*     Under The Weather (Dine Alone)

23   WHITEHORSE*     Strike Me Down (Six Shooter)

24   TIMBA MM*     Outstanding (Naxos World)

25   BREEZE*     Only Up (Hand Drawn Dracula)

26   BAD WAITRESS*     No Taste (Royal Mountain)

27   CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON*     Alpha (Stone Woman)

28   ORMISTON*     Hammer Down (Self-Released)

29   THE MOMMYHEADS     Age of Isolation (Self-Released)

30   BAD BUSINESS CLUB     Naked Neighbor (Bunnyman Bridge)


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