CJAM's Strummer tribute raises $700 for youth homeless centre

It may not sound like a princely sum to most, but $700 goes a long way at the Windsor Youth Centre.

That's how much CJAM volunteers and staffers raised last December 22 when they held their annual Joe Strummer Day—held on the anniversary of the death of the former front man of the punk band the Clash—to raise funds and awareness about poverty and homelessness issues in the university campus radio station's listening area of Windsor and Detroit.


Campus radio station to broadcast Windsor pro basketball games

Campus community radio station CJAM-fm will offer live broadcasts of Windsor Express home games, starting with the team’s January 18 game at the WFCU Centre. The Express plays in the National Basketball League of Canada.

Two veterans will be calling the play-by-play: UWindsor alumnus Kim Elliott (BHK 1989, B.Ed 2006), a former assistant coach for the Lancer basketball program, and Kieran McKenzie, a referee for Ontario University Athletics and an experienced CJAM staffer.

CJAM broadcasts at 99.1 FM.

Community connections focus of Research Matters pledge drive show

A talk show like Research Matters is just one example of how CJAM connects the university with the local community, according to Vern Smith.

“There are so many important research projects going on at the university and it’s critical for the people who fund them to have an understanding of how that work impacts their every day lives,” said Smith, the campus community radio station manager. “That’s really the whole point of Research Matters.”

Planned signal boost driving radio station fundraiser

A planned increase in the broadcast signal of campus community radio CJAMfm has the station redoubling efforts to attract donations during its 2012 pledge drive, which opens today.

The station has applied for a permit to quadruple its signal strength to more than 2,000 watts, which would allow listeners to tune in through Windsor-Detroit and beyond, says station manager Vern Smith.