Our independent group/band/artist has a newly recorded CD and would like to submit it for possible airplay. How do I go about getting our CD On-air?
Mail or drop off your CD to our station at the following address:
C/O: Music Director
101.5 CJUM — Campus Radio
Room 310, University Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Sorry, at present we do not accept submissions of individual audio files through the Internet (ie: MP3 or other audio formats). We do accept submissions via wetransfer, dropbox, google drive or bandcamp — please see below about submissions via e‑mail and how to send us your links.
Does CJUM accept singles or EPs?
CJUM has limited shelf space and therefore cannot accept singles. We will accept EPs of 4 songs or more, and these will be put into the library for volunteer use.
Do you accept submissions via e-mail?
Yes, but only via a downloadable link that is secure. In order to get your material played on-air, it has to be available to our volunteers through our music library, which consists mainly of CD’s. We also have a digital library that is accessible to all programmers if they choose to use it — these are currently the only resources we offer to our volunteers for new music, but in no way does it limit the music they are able to play. If you have questions, please email our program director.
I've submitted material, but would like to get some feedback on the amount of airplay it's receiving. Who would I contact?
Contact our music department during weekly tracking hours, Thursdays & Fridays from 1 to 4 PM CST.
*We are currently operating under different circumstances due to COVID, if you required tracking, the best way to reach our program director is via email.*
How are chart selections determined?
The chart is determined weekly and is tabulated according to actual DJ plays (not automated ones) of new releases which CJUM has in its CD library. CJUM will not chart albums it does not possess.
Who decides what is played on-air?
Ultimately, it is our volunteers who decide what is played on-air. The station offers a wide variety of material in our CD library, but a show host isn’t limited to material from our library. They can essentially play whatever they like, as long as it satisfies the station’s promise to the CRTC, and the host’s promise to the station.
Why don't you guys play any Top 40 Music?
CJUM strives to offer programming that is an alternative to commercial radio stations. What this means is that we don’t play commercial music. In addition to our own in-house policies & philosophies regarding this, it’s also in our license that we can’t play selections that have charted on various charts from around the world, including the Billboard Hot 100, Muchmusic and Soundscan.
If I'm an artist / label /promoter, when can I do tracking on my album?
Phone tracking is Thursdays and Fridays from 1 – 4 pm CST ONLY. Tracking by email is available throughout the week and a response is usually within 24 hours.