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Frosh 2017: Tri media alliance

By Jason Herring Like most respectable post-secondary institutions, the University of Calgary has a few media outlets. Dubbed the tri-media alliance, CJSW, NUTV and the Gauntlet all offer volunteer, training and employment opportunities and are located above the Black Lounge on MacHall’s east third-floor. These organizations rely heavily on both student levies and volunteer contributions to…

CJSW welcomes Adam Kamis as new station manager

By Jason Herring, July 21 2017 —  Calgary’s favourite community radio station, CJSW 90.9 FM, has found itself a new station manager. Long-time CJSW volunteer and Calgary music scene mainstay Adam Kamis will take over as the station’s head honcho on July 31. CJSW’s station manager is responsible for supervising staff and volunteers, overseeing day-to-day operations…

McHugh House aims to inspire all-age music scene

By Gurman Sahota, June 16, 2017 — After Councillor Evan Wooley fought to save the McHugh House — Calgary’s sixth oldest home — from demolition, CJSW 90.9 FM and the Beltline Neighbourhood Association (BNA) partnered together to refurbish the historic building into an all-ages venue. CJSW community development coordinator Kendra Scanlon says there’s a lack of all-ages…

CJSW presents Standing Rock Pt. 2

By Rachel Woodward, March 7 2017—   As part of a new six-part podcast, CJSW 90.9 FM will air Standing Rock Pt. 2, which documents a trip that CJSW’s Curtis Lefthand and a few others took to the Standing Rock Sioux Reserve in North Dakota on Dec. 27, 2016. The podcast aims to capture the…

CJSW captures 30-something years of radio in new commemorative book

By Rachel Woodward, September 1 2016 — Since 1955, CJSW has been an outlet for the University of Calgary and surrounding communities to bring local music  and community to the airwaves. The station grew in scope when they moved to FM radio in 1986. “Everyone had these memories, these tales and funny inside jokes that…

The Gauntlet Radio: July 2016 edition

This month on Gauntlet radio: We chat about the Sunshine List and the new Carl’s Jr. on campus, while Scott Strasser interviews the University of Calgary’s new mental health strategy director and Emilie Medland-Marchen talks to the Dinos Women’s Hockey assistant coach.

CJSW local music archive to begin touring libraries

By Jason Herring, May 5 2016 — After months of sifting through albums and artifacts representing Calgary’s musical history, CJSW 90.9 FM is launching the Calgary Local Music Library project. The travelling installation of 300 CDs will move through eight different branches of the Calgary Public Library over the next year, inviting locals to borrow albums…

CJSW launches new project aiming to document Calgary’s rich musical history

By Jason Herring, February 2 2016 — Campus radio station CJSW 90.9 FM recently announced their Calgary Local Music Library project, which aims to compile an aural and visual history of Calgary music. The traveling installation will tour around Calgary Public Library branches. CJSW is searching for donations of CDs, posters, photographs and other paraphernalia…

CJSW gears up for annual funding drive

By Liv Ingram, October 23 2014 — With fall comes midterms, sweaters and CJSW’s annual funding drive. For one week every October, the University of Calgary’s community radio station asks listeners to pledge money to support independent radio in Calgary. The station’s funding budget was cut following a series of confrontations with the Students’ Union…

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