Tuesday, November 05, 2013

CJAM FM Pledge Drive 2013 & Show # 481

CJAM FM first began on the FM dial in November of 1983. The station began its FM status on 91.5 FM on the radio dial in the Windsor/Detroit area and after being on that frequency for over 25 years went through the process of a signal change. In the process they secured a protected signal status and began anew on 99.1 FM on the FM dial in the Windsor/Detroit area. Prior to that CJAM was an AM station and existed in a limited range of frequency around the University of Windsor campus. Campus/Community radio when it started in the late 80’s provided a voice for all things underground and alternative to the mainstream, it created a network of artists and connections for bands and artists alike. Bands such as Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet, Deja Voodoo, The Gruesomes, Thrush Hermit, Eric’s Trip and countless other Canadian independent artists would not have had a voice if it were not for Campus/Community radio. CJAM was and still is one of those stations that offer a different point of view and an alternative to the oversaturated and monotonous mainstream media, not just in the realm of music in differing genres, but also in the spoken word and ethno-cultural categories. And while in today’s age, even though we have the advent and convenience of the internet, there is still an oversaturation of sorts to a degree. A station like CJAM proves that Campus/Community radio is still relevant regardless of whether it is 2013 or 1983. It still provides that underground network and alternative point of view that just cannot be replicated elsewhere and it urges you to think differently.

This year CJAM is celebrating its 30th anniversary as a non-profit Campus/Community radio station in the Windsor/Detroit area. Being non-profit means the station relies on donations from its yearly pledge drive to keep thriving and growing. CJAM is working towards its goal of increasing its signal strength to reach a wider audience and that in addition to the usual budgetary expenses such as equipment, etc. are great reasons to support this station. For this year’s pledge drive CJAM has a goal of raising $30,000, thirty for thirty. On my program today a healthy amount of pledges were raised and donated, but CJAM FM still needs your support. By donating to CJAM there are many incentives to offer as a thank you, including this year’s t-shirt. You can view a list of incentives here. You can still donate online by visiting www.cjam.ca and clicking the “donate” button, which is done securely through PayPal. If you are in the Windsor area you can also call 519-971-3630 or if you are in the Detroit and out of town area you can call 1-855-344-2526 to pledge.

Pledge Drive 2013 Play List:

1. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - Good Cop, Bad Cop
2. 45 Grave - Party Time
3. The Cramps - Surfin' Dead
4. The Famines – I Like Some Of The Things You Do
5. The Dishrags – Past Is Past
6. Cold Warps - Slimer
7. Marc Fedak - CJAM Pledge Drive Theme 86
8. Papermaps – The Edge of China Town
9. Public Image Limited – Lou Reed Pt.2
10. Magazine – Motorcade (1977 Definitive Daze Demo)
11. The Dead 60s - Riot Radio

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for Novenber 5th. Or subscribe to Revolution Rock as a Podcast.

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