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Music Department FAQ

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 308, Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­tre
Uni­ver­si­ty of Man­i­to­ba
Win­nipeg, Man­i­to­ba, Cana­da
R3T 2N2

Sor­ry, at present we do not accept sub­mis­sions of audio through the Inter­net (ie: MP3 or oth­er audio for­mats). Please do not sub­mit audio files via e‑mail, as they will sim­ply be reject­ed. Please see below about sub­mis­sions via e‑mail.

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?

No. 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. This is cur­rent­ly the only resource we offer to our vol­un­teers for new music, but in no way does it lim­it the music they are able to play.

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.

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.