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 www.cjam.ca, 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 TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // January 4 – 10, 2021

* indicates Canadian artist. Chart ranking reflects airplay during the week ending 12-Jan-2021.

1    BELLE AND SEBASTIAN     What To Look For in Summer (Matador)

2    BIKE THIEFS*     Leaking (Stomp)

3    METZ*     Atlas Vending (Royal Mountain)

4    HUTTCH*     Quick Fix EP (Self-Released)

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

6    THE CRESCENT SKY*     Wonder (Self-Released)

7    THE BROOKS*     Any Day Now (Duprince)

8    PLANTS AND ANIMALS*     The Jungle (Secret City)

9    KHRUANGBIN     Late Night Tales (night time stories)

10   SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS     Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In) (Daptone)

11   THE KILLS     Little Bastards (Domino)

12   ARCTIC MONKEYS     Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Domino)

13   K-RIZ*     The Room (Self-Released)

14   JFM*     Magic Moments (Self-Released)

15   IAN DAVIES*     The King of Bedroom Country (Self-Released)

16   KING KHAN*     The Infinite Ones (Khannibalism)

17   DANGERSEX*     Dangersex (Self-Released)

18   FRANKY SELECTOR*     Never Better (Self-Released)

19   KYLIE FOX     Green (Self-Released)

20   FREDY V AND THE FOUNDATION*     One Step EP (Self-Released)

21   BELLA WHITE*     Just Like Leaving (Self-Released)

22   CARMANAH*     Iris (Self-Released)

23   CAYLEY THOMAS*     How Else Can I Tell You? (Self-Released)

24   RUBIM DE TOLEDO*     The Dig (Self-Released)

25   CELL PRESS*     Cell Press (Self-Released)

26   SECRET SUN*     Winter Love (Self-Released)

27   GULFER*     Gulfer (Royal Mountain)

28   BAD HOO*     Right as Rain (Cool Ranch)

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

30   DAN MANGAN*     Thief (Arts & Crafts)

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CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // December 28, 2020 – January 3, 2021

* indicates Cancon. ^ indicates local Windsor/Detroit artist

1    TERRY UYARAK*     Nunarjua Isulinginniani (AAKULUK MUSIC)

2    KURT VILE     Speed Sound Lonely KV (Matador)

3    BELLA WHITE*     Just Like Leaving (Self-Released)

4    KICKSIE*     All My Friends (Self-Released)

5    FUCK THE FACTS*     Pleine Noirceur (Noise Salvation)

6    NAILBITER*     Brace (Hand Drawn Dracula)

7    MATTHEW CARDINAL*     Asterisms (Arts & Crafts)

8    METZ*     Atlas Vending (Royal Mountain)

9    ELLIOTT BROOD*     Keeper (Six Shooter)

10   NIGHT CLUB     Die Die Lullaby (Gato Blanco)

11   SING LEAF*     Not Earth (Tin Angel)

12   ADRIANNE LENKER     songs + instrumentals (4AD)

13   FLEET FOXES     Shore (Anti-)

14   MARUSYA*^     Divisive (Self-Released)

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

16   WITHIN NOSTALGIA*     Void & Decay (Self-Released)

17   KING KHAN*     The Infinite Ones (Khannibalism)

18   GRIFFITH HILTZ TRIO*     Arcade (Self-Released)

19   THE NIMMONS TRIBUTE*     Volume 1- To The Nth (Self-Released)

20   FRANKY SELECTOR*     Never Better (Self-Released)

21   PIQSIQ*     Taaqtuq Ubluriaq: Dark Star (Self-Released)

22   KELE FLEMING*     Songs I’ll Write For My Whole Life (Self-Released)

23   NATURE WALK     King of Wands (Self-Released)

24   ROBIN HATCH*     Noise (Self-Released)

25   TAPIOCA*     Raise The Red Lanterns (Self-Released)

26   HAIL THE VOID*     Hail the Void (Self-Released)

27   TWIN FLAMES*     OMEN (Self-Released)

28   RICHARD WHITEMAN*     Very Well and Good (Cornerstone)

29   THE BROOKS*     Any Day Now (Duprince)

30   THE WHITE SWAN*     Nocturnal Transmission (War Crime)

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CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // December 21 – 27, 2020

* indicates Canadian artist.

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

2    YUKON BLONDE*     Vindicator (Dine Alone)

3    KING KHAN*     The Infinite Ones (Khannibalism)

4    TEENAGER*     Good Time (Telephone Explosion)

5    LE COULEUR*     Concorde (Lisbon Lux)

6    DOUG CARN ADRIAN YOUNG, ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD     Doug Carn JiD005 (Jazz Is Dead)

7    DOVES     The Universal Want (Virgin)

8    MARIKA HACKMAN     Covers (Sub Pop)

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

10   ROBBIE BANKS*     The Way My Feet Fall (Self-Released)

11   GRIFFITH HILTZ TRIO*     Arcade (Self-Released)

12   FRANKY SELECTOR*     Never Better (Self-Released)

13   TERRY UYARAK*     Nunarjua Isulinginniani (AAKULUK MUSIC)

14   ROBERT CONNELY FARR*     Country Supper (Self-Released)

15   JESSE RYAN*     Bridges (Fwé Culture)

16   RICHARD WHITEMAN*     Very Well and Good (Cornerstone)

17   GULFER*     Gulfer (Royal Mountain)

18   GORD DOWNIE*     Away Is Mine (Arts & Crafts)

19   CINEPHONIC*     Les Paradis Artificels (Marlow)

20   QUARTER LIFE CRISIS*     Quarter Life Crisis (Self-Released)

21   THE PACK A.D.*     Live! Vol. 2 (Fontana North)

22   PUP*     This Place Sucks Ass (EP) (Little Dipper)

23   THE PACK A.D.*     Live! Vol.1 (Fontana North)

24   CREATURE COMFORT     Home Team (Self-Released)

25   JAVON JACKSON     Deja Vu (Solid Jackson)

26   CHIP SHELTON     Mentors (CCM Records)

27   TINA     Positive Mental Health Music (Speedy Wunderground/PIAS)

28   ALEX WINTZ TRIO     Live To Tape (Outside In)

29   OPEN MIKE EAGLE     Anime, Trauma and Divorce (Auto Reverse)

30   FRANKIE AND THE WITCH FINGERS     Monsters Eating People Eating (Greenway)

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CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // December 14 – 20, 2020

This may be the very last charts of 2020 and boy oh boy is it a doozy! Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings‘ have made its way to the top of our charts. Saint John, New Brunswick’s Kylie Fox comes in at #2. Perpetually in the top 5, Self-Cut Bang‘s remains at #3. And the latest from Toronto’s Bike Thiefs and Montreal’s Plants and Animals come in at #4 and #5 respectively.

Be sure to tune in to CJAM tomorrow for Joe Strummer Day, and throughout the holiday break for everyone’s top albums of 2020 shows!

* indicates Canadian artist.

1    SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS     Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In) (Daptone)

2    KYLIE FOX     Green (Self-Released)

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

4    BIKE THIEFS*     Leaking (Stomp)

5    PLANTS AND ANIMALS*     The Jungle (Secret City)

6    ORVILLE PECK*     Show Pony (Columbia)

7    CREATURE COMFORT     Home Team (Self-Released)

8    CRISTINA VANE     The Magnolia Sessions (Anti-Corp)

9    LESS THAN JAKE     Silver Linings (Pure Noise)

10   MATT BERNINGER     Serpentine Prison (Concord)

11   HELENA DELAND*     Someone New (Luminelle)

12   BILL CALLAHAN     Gold Record (Drag City)

13   THE LEMON TWIGS     Songs for the General Public (4AD)

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

15   DEMOLITION DOLL RODS  ^   Into the Brave (In The Red)

16   JOHN GULIAK*     Fisherman, Farmer, Fool – Part 2 – Farmer (Self-Released)

17   BRETTON LEE JOHN*     A Table By The Window (Self-Released)

18   KING KHAN*     The Infinite Ones (Khannibalism)

19   GRIFFITH HILTZ TRIO*     Arcade (Self-Released)

20   DANGERSEX*     Dangersex (Self-Released)

21   FRANKY SELECTOR*     Never Better (Self-Released)

22   THE NIMMONS TRIBUTE*     Volume 1- To The Nth (Self-Released)

23   ROBERT CONNELY FARR*     Country Supper (Self-Released)

24   DOXAS BROTHERS*     The Circle (Justin Time)

25   JAYA*     Everybody’s Getting Married (Self-Released)

26   JESSA*     Simple Songs (Self-Released)

27   JADED LUXURIES*     Feeling Down (Self-Released)

28   ZOE XANDRA*     TMI (Self-Released)

29   TEAL AMOUR*     Good morning, I love you (Self-Released)

30   RUBIM DE TOLEDO*     The Dig (Self-Released)

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