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Mountain Standard Time Performance Arts Festival Guests on “Noise”

October 1st, 2014 by whitney

In support of MST, Mountain Standard Time Performative Arts Festival join Paula with her guests.

Ian Birse and Laura Kavanaugh will talk about their new audiovisual work “Sleeper”, http://mstfestival.org/performance/sleeper/. John Abram and Barbara Sutherland will discuss the evening of videos and music by Kenny Doren http://mstfestival.org/performance/the-videos-of-kenneth-doren/ and http://mstfestival.org/performance/the-piano-concert/.

Tune in Thursday October 2nd, 2014 from 8:30-10pm. 90.9FM or http://cjsw.com/

 

CJSW is offering a “Live Performance Engineer” internship!

September 22nd, 2014 by whitney

CJSW is a community run, community driven radio station that offers an alternative source for music, arts, news and communication. Through our radio programming, we engage with the music community in a number of ways, one being promotion of music events by having artists perform their music live on air and hosting interview segments. CJSW is looking for someone to fulfill a live performance engineering internship and would be responsible for all the sound engineering needs of the performance.

Please submit applications through the SCIP website: http://joinscip.ca/find-internships/?keyword=cjsw&city=&action=search&posType1=1&posType2=1

Deadline for submissions will be October 6th at noon.

Or please send any general enquiries to music at cjsw.com.

Thanks!

Hear Your Voice on CJSW Celebrating 18,000 Watts!

July 4th, 2014 by Myke Atkinson

Sing it loud and sing it clear; this Thursday, CJSW is jumping from 4,000 to 18,000 watts! It’s a momentous occasion for our community. It means that the non-stop radio monster that is CJSW will stretch farther and sound clearer than ever before.

The expansion that has been in the works for over a year. We would not have been able to do it without you and your support. Thank you.

Well, we need your help again. Until July 31st, Industry Canada requires us to make a special announcement about our signal every 15 minutes. That’s over 2,000 special announcements! To keep us sounding like our usual fresh selves, we have set up a special hotline for listeners to call and record the announcement in their own voice.

It’s easy; all you have to do is call (403) 220-3683 and read the short script below. We’ll then pull your voice from the voicemail box and play it on air. We will also be sharing some of the announcements on our SoundCloud page. So please – call (403) 220-3683 and have your voice shared on CJSW!

the script

This is     (your first name)    calling from     (ex: Nosehill Park, Kensington, my backyard, the c-train, my car, etc.)    

You’re listening to CJSW 90.9 FM in Calgary – hand-crafted radio made by the community, for the community.

CJSW has just upped their signal to 18,000 watts. They will be testing the new super-charged signal until July 31st. If you have any concerns or comments, please go to to cjsw.com for more information.

Funding Drive Coordinator Job Posting

June 9th, 2014 by Myke Atkinson

CJSW 90.9 FM, the University of Calgary Student Radio Society, is looking to hire someone for the position of CJSW Funding Drive Coordinator for a five month contract.

The annual CJSW Funding Drive is an award-winning fundraising event for CJSW 90.9 FM. Each year for one week in October CJSW works to engage listeners and gain their financial support. It is a vital part of the station’s funding, and a highly anticipated annual event.

The Funding Drive Coordinator position is entirely dedicated to the Funding Drive and all activities surrounding the week of the drive itself. The Funding Drive Coordinator will also liaise with local businesses, coordinate volunteers, and plan both the opening and closing events.

This is a fast-paced, challenging and fun position. The term begins on August 1, 2014 and will end in late December 2014. The position is full time, with some work in the evenings and weekends required. The Funding Drive Coordinator will work Monday to Friday until October, and then Tuesday to Saturday until the end of the term after the Drive.

Duties:

  • Working closely with the Station Manager to develop a plan for the 2014 Funding Drive
  • Working closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to fill volunteer positions throughout the Drive
  • Contacting local Friends businesses throughout Calgary and collecting pledge incentives
  • Researching sources for CJSW’s in-house pledge incentives (such as t shirts)
  • Organizing meetings with station members, including DJs, to explain the plan for the Funding Drive
  • Becoming very familiar with donor database software, and teaching others how to use it
  • Being a station ambassador when speaking to local businesses
  • Creating a very positive donor experience for our listeners
  • Organizing mailouts for previous donors
  • Mailing out pledge incentives to donors

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with a CJSW Funding Drive or another fundraiser is a strong asset
  • Previous experience organizing events
  • Good leadership skills and experience
  • Good writing skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • An excellent understanding of CJSW as an organization and radio station

In return for your extraordinary talents we offer a fun, one-of-a-kind environment, a decent salary and some lovely benefits.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 18, 2014.
Position Start Date: Friday, August 1, 2014.
Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to cjswadm@ucalgary.ca.

CJSW is an equal opportunity employer. Everyone is thanked for applying; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Production Coordinator Job Posting

May 30th, 2014 by Myke Atkinson

CJSW 90.9 FM, the University of Calgary Student Radio Society, is looking to hire the position of CJSW Production Coordinator for a two year contract.

The Production Coordinator is responsible for managing all aspects of the station’s production-related content. This will include training volunteers in production software and techniques, producing on-air material, scheduling and tracking on-air advertising, and drawing upon the CJSW membership to create pre-produced content on deadline. Most importantly, they will provide leadership, supervision and guidance to a team of volunteers that devote their time and energy to CJSW.

Please note that the work week for the Production Coordinator is Tuesday through Saturday.

Duties:

  • Coordinate, manage, and draw upon a group of production volunteers to create CJSW’s pre-produced on-air content.
  • Regularly script, edit, produce and schedule show promos, station ids and advertisements.
  • Ensure a high quality yet diverse sound for CJSW’s pre-produced on-air material.
  • Produce interviews with musicians, artists, authors, entertainers, and coordinate special projects such as live recordings and studio sessions.
  • Work closely with other CJSW staff members to ensure the produced content fits the direction and vision of the Programming Committee.
  • Maintain an ongoing list of projects and spots that need to be created and utilize volunteers to ensure these are completed by deadline.
  • Encourage and assist current programmers in developing and producing material for their programs.
  • Use and maintain the production training program (written manual and audio guide) to train new volunteers on audio production and equipment.

Qualifications:

  • Experience supervising a large group of volunteers.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of Logic Pro and/or other audio production software.
  • A thorough knowledge, experience and appreciation of all aspects of campus and community radio, from non-commercial music to news and spoken word programming.
  • Basic knowledge of CRTC regulations.
  • Strong creative and technical writing skills.
  • Copywriting, production and on-air broadcasting experience.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage volunteers while remaining on deadline and adapting to changing workloads.
  • Experience in a non-profit organization setting.
  • A progressive attitude and good stress management skills.
  • Post-secondary education and production experience is an asset.

The person hired for the position of Production Coordinator will have plans and ideas about developing the production department of the station and guiding the overall sound of CJSW.

In return for your extraordinary talents we offer a fun, one-of-a-kind environment, a decent salary and some lovely benefits.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 18th, 2014.
Position Start Date: Monday, July 28th, 2014.
Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to cjswadm@ucalgary.ca.

CJSW is an equal opportunity employer. Everyone is thanked for applying; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Program Director Job Posting

May 29th, 2014 by Myke Atkinson

CJSW Radio, the University of Calgary Student Radio Society, is looking for a Program Director to handle all on-air operations at the station, one of Canada’s most established and respected campus/community radio stations.

The successful candidate for the Program Director position should have a thorough knowledge and appreciation for audio creation and community-oriented organizations.

Duties:

  • Manage all on-air programming
  • Train and monitor all volunteer programmers
  • Act as a liaison to the community, the CRTC, and SOCAN
  • Develop and maintain station and programming policies
  • Work with the Programming Committee in areas of program scheduling, assessment, and development
  • Handle programming concerns with programmers
  • Receive and address programming concerns from the community
  • Work with the Production Coordinator, Music Director, and News Director to maintain a high level of on-air quality

Qualifications:

  • An understanding and appreciation of all aspects of campus/community radio
  • Demonstrated ability to work with volunteers
  • Understanding CRTC programming requirements and CJSW’s programming mandate
  • Practical experience in both musical and spoken word programming and production
  • Computer skills: basic office, file transfer applications, basic layout and design, etc
  • Radio production and/or digital audio editing
  • Experience in community radio and/or community organization
  • Ability to prioritize tasks; to set and achieve clear goals
  • Described as an open minded individual, creative thinker and excellent communicator
  • Progressive attitude, good stress management, multi-tasking and organization skills are a must
  • A post-secondary education is an asset

In return for your extraordinary talents we offer a fun, one-of-a-kind environment, a decent salary and some lovely benefits.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Position Start Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to cjswadm@ucalgary.ca.

CJSW is an equal opportunity employer. Everyone is thanked for applying; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

News Director Job Posting

May 29th, 2014 by Myke Atkinson

CJSW Radio, the University of Calgary Student Radio Society, is looking for a News Director to maintain the news and spoken word department at the station, one of Canada’s most established and respected campus/community radio stations.

The successful candidate for the News Director position should have a thorough knowledge and appreciation for audio creation and community-oriented organizations.

Duties:

  • Training volunteers of varying experience in every aspect of producing news and spoken word radio
  • Developing and regularly reviewing CJSW’s spoken word manuals and guidelines
  • Coordinating Production CJSW’s weekly pre-recorded spoken word programs “CJSW Talks” and “CJSW Presents…”
  • Regularly conducting on-air interviews and leading workshops/training sessions for interviews.
  • Assisting in the production of weekly live spoken word programming
  • Evaluating existing CJSW programs and developing new ones
  • Ensuring CRTC spoken word regulations are met
  • Posting spoken word content to cjsw.com, iTunes and Soundcloud
  • Promoting CJSW’s spoken word content and encouraging new volunteers via Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Leading a team of volunteers to produce special programming (election coverage, documentaries, etc.)

Qualifications:

  • An understanding and appreciation of all aspects of campus/community radio and a knowledge of all varieties of non-commercial news and spoken word radio
  • Ability to critically assess potential news stories and interviews in an ethical and timely manner
  • Self-motivated and willing to initiate projects
  • Experience with audio editing software is essential
  • Experience being on-air and working with volunteers
  • Described as an open minded individual, creative thinker and excellent communicator
  • Progressive attitude, good stress management, multi-tasking and organization skills are a must
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite an asset
  • Familiarity with various social media platforms
  • Web development experience is an asset
  • A post-secondary education is an asset

In return for your extraordinary talents we offer a fun, one-of-a-kind environment, a decent salary and some lovely benefits.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Position Start Date: Monday, July 28, 2014

Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to cjswadm@ucalgary.ca.

CJSW is an equal opportunity employer. Everyone is thanked for applying; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

International Women’s Day 2014

March 4th, 2014 by marc

March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Which is as good a day as any to remind our listeners that CJSW is the proud home of Calgary’s only feminist/women’s radio program:

Yeah, What She Said!

YeahWhatSheSaid

Hosted by Emily, Jennie, Sarah and Sarelle
Mondays from 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Next Show: March 10, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

 Each week your hosts Emily, Jennie, Sarah and Sarelle explore various issues that affect women locally, nationally and globally. Visit womensradiocalgary.blogspot.com for more info! And visit cjsw.com/program/ywss for access to all of their podcasted episodes. Here is just a small sample of some of their work from the past year:


Interview with the women’s studies and feminist club

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In this episode we chat with Jody Raphael, author of Rape is Rape: How Denial, Distortion and Victim Blaming are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis. Jody is a professor of law and specializes in the area of violence against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and the sex trade industry.
Original air date: July 22, 2013.


Violence against women and Take Back the Night

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In this episode we discuss violence against women and Take Back the Night, an annual event dedicated to raising awareness about gender based violence. Our guests are Jennifer Mitchell from Take Back the Night Calgary, and Joe Campbell, a sexual assault educator with Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse.
Original air date: September 16, 2013.


Interview with Jody Raphael, author of Rape is Rape

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In this episode we chat with Jody Raphael, author of Rape is Rape: How Denial, Distortion and Victim Blaming are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis. Jody is a professor of law and specializes in the area of violence against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and the sex trade industry.
Original air date: July 22, 2013.


Issues Within the Feminist Community

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In this episode, Jennie and Allison are joined by Dr. Dawn Johnston, an instructor in Communications at the University of Calgary. Topics discussed include problems within the feminist community, ways in which feminists can be hard on each other, and how we can make the feminist community a more welcoming place.

Original air date: January 7, 2013.


Interview with Rebecca Sullivan from the Institute for Gender Research

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In this episode we chat with Rebecca Sullivan, director of the newly re-launched Institute for Gender Research at the University of Calgary. The IGR is a research organization dedicated to the study of gender and sexual diversity.

Original air date: September 23, 2013


Gender and hip hop culture

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Dr. Maki Motapanyane is an assistant professor of Women’s Studies at Mount Royal University. She is the author of the book “Mothering in hip-hop culture: Representation and experience.” This semester she has been teaching a course on Race, Femininity & Representation. One of the assignments was for students to conduct informal opinion surveys about hip hop culture and gender among their peers. After the interviews, the students analyzed the common themes from the respondents’ answers, then came on the radio show to share some of their findings. Original air date: December 9, 2013.


IWD Events happening in Calgary

International Women’s Day 2014 Calgary

Community Fair & Noon-hour Rally
Thursday, March 6th @ 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Jack Singer Hall, EPCOR Centre
Proclamation & Greetings from the City by Mayor Naheed Nenshi (TBC)
Entertainment to celebrate IWD 2014

More information… 

Family-Friendly Community Events
Saturday, March 8, 2013 @ 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Youth-led interactive celebration of women and girls
In partnership with YMCA and CIWA, at select Calgary Public Libraries:
Crowfoot, Forest Lawn, Saddletowne, Shawnessy

More information… 


Women’s Leadership Conference

What: Women’s Leadership Conference
When: Saturday, March 8, 2014, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Where: MacEwan Conference & Event Centre, University of Calgary
Registration Fee: FREE for U of C Students

More information…


2014 Student’s Union Election at the University of Calgary

February 26th, 2014 by marc

As part of our coverage of the 2014 Student’s Union elections here at the University of Calgary, CJSW offered interviews to all candidates running for a position. The election will be happening here at the U of C from Tuesday March 4th until Thursday March 6th. For more information on how to vote as well as information on all of the candidates’ platforms please visit su.ucalgary.ca/elections.

If you are a candidate who has not yet booked an interview with CJSW, please contact news@cjsw.com to schedule one. 

President:

David Beninger:

Jarett Henry:

Heather McCreedy:

Jacob Nasser:

Supercow:

Contact news@cjsw.com to schedule an interview… 

VP Academic:

Hana Kadri:

Lauren  Voss:

VP External:

Tsering  Asha:

Desmond Mitic:

Contact news@cjsw.com to schedule an interview… 

Levi Nilson:

Kyle  Schole:

VP Operations & Finance:

Ilyas Gora:

Ahmad  Nasser:

Adam Swertz:

VP Student Life:

Amir Ahadzadeh:

Jonah Ardiel:

Mallory Lupick:

Zainab  Malik:

CJSW Referendum:

Donald MacLeod (No Side)
Kai Sinclair (Yes Side):

Engineering Rep:

Brayden Kooistra:

Annicia  Phu:

Parsa Samavati:

Kinesiology Rep:

Stephan  Guscott:

Heather Leitner:

Medicine Rep:

Carsten Krueger:

Maja Rakic:

Contact news@cjsw.com to schedule an interview… 

Tejeswin (Jovey) Sharma:

Science Rep:

Keean Bexte:

Amy Li:

Ziad Paracha:

Taylor Woo:

Senate:

Mark Fiselier:

Emily  Macphail:

Alex Procyk:

Pavit Sidhu:

Scott Vu:

Board of Governors:

Michael  Geib:

Shubir Shaikh:

Michael  Smith:

Vet Med Rep:

Ally  Chen:

Shannon Phelps:

Contact news@cjsw.com to schedule an interview… 

Blythe  Sola Vet Med:

Contact news@cjsw.com to schedule an interview… 

Arts Representatives:

Haider Ali:

Sarah Amiry And Tonie Minhas:

Khulud Baig:

Chris Bell:

Ala Buzreba:

Kevin Capuno:

Chant Cowen:

Gurjaiveer  Dhillon:

Peter Dormaar:

Contact news@cjsw.com to schedule an interview… 

Billy Kupkee:

Contact news@cjsw.com to schedule an interview… 

Kirsty McGowan and Kalista Sherbaniuk:

Jacob McGregor:

Contact news@cjsw.com to schedule an interview… 

Michael  Metcalf:

Lexi Narowski and Tina Shaygan:

Andrew Sennyah:

GIVEAWAY: Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast CD

February 6th, 2014 by Kat Dornian

Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast‘s new album, Martel, will be out Tuesday, February 11th. Do you want a signed copy of this powerful new project by Bedouin Soundclash’s guitarist and vocalist? Leaving reggae in the back pocket, Jay has struck out to do powerful folk music inspired by the sea on his new album.

How to Enter:

To enter, head over to Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast interactive website - http://www.whoismartel.com/ and find the answer to any of these questions:

  1. On a boat in Bristol, England, Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast play what song?
  2. What song plays during the video of the world turning?
  3. What song does Jay Malinowski play live off the floor in Vancouver?
  4. What is the caption under the picture of the Berlin Wall?
  5. In a video, who is reading the Robert Service poem, “The Men Who Don’t Fit In”?

Tweet or Instagram your answer(s) to @CJSW with the tag #whoismartel. Each correct answer will get an entry into the draw.

Prize:

One winner will receive a signed CD copy of Martel by Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast.

Deadline:

The contest closes Friday, February 14th at 3:00pm MST.

Rules:

Open to residents of Canada. Maximum of five entries allowed per entrant.