CJSW 90.9FM is Calgary’s community radio station, based at the University of Calgary. CJSW is a non-profit society maintained and operated by a group of six core staff members and over 200 volunteers drawn from both the University of Calgary student body and the wider city of Calgary population. CJSW
broadcasts music, spoken word and multicultural programming on 90.9FM, 106.9 cable, and streaming online at www.cjsw.com
What you hear on CJSW 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and every day of the year is programming that challenges, entertains and doesn’t cater to the lowest common denominator. Spoken word captures issues from the local to the global scale and challenges the norm. You'll hear everyone from artists to environmentalists, authors to politicians, lawyers to architects. Everyone of them will make you think - diving deep into topics that aren't just interesting, but vital to our culture.
The music is of the kind a nerdy music friend may share with you, the kind you occasionally catch in a club, or the kind you catch when one of these artists comes to town. Music that is made by people from far-off climes and music that is made by your next-door neighbor. Music that isn’t bad but is different; music that isn’t good, it’s brilliant.
Every week, CJSW welcomes on dozens of guests from the community to talk about current affairs and topics that are important to our listeners. Some of these guests are live bands that have graced us with their presence and musical fortitude. We welcome over 100 bands a year into our live band studio outfitted to hold the sounds of any band from a hell-shaking metal group to a solo singer-songwriter. Our team of live-sound technicians give them a superb mix and they're live to air.
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