Thursday, October 28, 2010

CJAM...Watts Up: The Rally for Reach 2010

It's that time of year again. It's time for CJAM's annual pledge drive. Next week my show will be a special pledge drive show. Revolution Rock will be on the air helping out with CJAM’s 2010 pledge drive starting November 2nd, 2010 at 10:30 AM until noon.

Last year CJAM made the transition from 91.5 FM, where it broadcasted for over 25 years to 99.1 FM. This year’s theme is called “Watts Up: The Rally for Reach.” CJAM is looking to begin the process of a power increase in terms of wattage so that our voices carry further to you.

Revolution Rock goes in depth into the genres of 70s Punk, New Wave, Alternative, 60s Garage Rock and all related subgenres. Each week my show features obscure hard to find music as well as some new music that is not heard on normal mainstream radio. In addition to this Revolution Rock also plays a variety of local music on radio that is not getting airplay on the mainstream market. And in a nutshell, that’s half of what CJAM does.

The other half is anchored by CJAM’s interviews that question the answers as much as shows that truly debate. Offering real alternatives to the mainstream, we see the environment as it should be in a city that often doesn’t. And while we’re at it, we wonder what else could be out there. Beyond, so many of Windsor’s arts and cultural communities are represented that listing them would turn this into, well, a list. But suffice it to say that we offer shows in more than 10 languages.

CJAM has to ask listeners for support in exchange for providing this space. As such I ask that you consider making a donation to help this great programming carry further. You can make a pre-pledge donation to CJAM right now by:

- Going to and donating through your credit card or paypal account
- Dropping me an email at
- Stopping by in person any weekday during office hours: M-F, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, or Mailing a cheque or money order to:

CJAM FM Station Manager
c/o University of Windsor/CJAM 99.1 FM
401 Sunset Ave.
Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4

And of course, between Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, you can phone in your pledge from Windsor at 519-971-3630. Toll-free from Detroit, the number to call is 313-963-6112 ex: 3630. But however you donate, please send us a message and make it clear what program you are supporting. CJAM has a variety of incentives to offer this year. Thank you for considering us.

Revolution Rock

In addition to this during CJAM's pledge drive on November 2nd, there will be the premiere of a documentary about the stations frequency change that occurred last year.  Voice of the Underground will be screened at Phog Lounge (157 University Avenue West, Windsor, Ontario) at 9 PM.  It is a FREE event, but it is also a pay-what-you-can event.  Any proceeds that are made during the night will go towards CJAM's pledge drive in order to increase their signal strength.  This is yet another great reason to support CJAM.

The trailer can be viewed below:

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