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Welcome to the thirty first instalment of Monday #MusicMatters as part of the JAMS Canada PRO Series – “Here’s What I Know”.

We caught up with Jim (JJ) Johnston for his insight on Getting Radio Airplay.  Have a listen – it’s well worth 5 minutes of your time!


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About Jim JJ Johnston

Jim (JJ) Johnston is the President, CEO, Chief Strategist and Talent/Content Coach at International Media/Management Solutions (JJIMS Inc). JJ is a deeply experienced and successful Media/Management Leader. He has held key Leadership positions at Corus Entertainment (GM Toronto, Vancouver, Ontario East), Standard Communications (National VP Programming, GM/VP MIX 99.9) and Moffat Communications (VP of Programming). JJ has won the ‘Canadian Program Director of the Year’ CMW award nine times in a number of different formats. His stations have won countless ‘Canadian Radio Station of the Year’ awards.

In 1991 JJ was one of Canada’s earliest recipients of the “Forty Under 40’ Top Business Award’.

He has Coached and Mentored many of Canada’s Top Business Executives, Artists and Broadcasters and has several high-profile customers in Canada, the U.S. and Australia.

He also has been a Professor at St. Lawrence College (Management/Leadership) and Loyalist College (Broadcasting).

JJ created and led the team that got County-FM on the air on Oct 15, 2014, one of his and that team’s proudest achievements.

JJIMS Inc. service offerings include:

  • Full service Broadcast/Media/Content/Talent Consulting.
  • Complete Management Solutions: Coaching/Mentoring, Team building, Trust building, Morale Development, Recruiting and Hiring, Interim Professional Management, Trouble Shooting, Strategic Planning, Conflict Management and Motivational Speaking.

To partner with us to help grow your people and your business, contact us at or call direct at 613-438-4455.

Follow Jim on Twitter @jjjohnston, Linked In & Facebook @jimjjjohnston



JAMS Canada (Jeanette Arsenault Music Services) has set out her mission:   “Helping Musicians Help Themselves” by offering consulting, resources & administrative support services.

Jeanette has over 30 years of experience as a singer/songwriter/performing/recording artist.  She has independently released 8 albums, performed for the Canadian Olympic Team in Salt Lake City (2002) & again in Athens Greece (2004) and also opened the 37th World Congress of the Business & Professional Women International (BPW, 2011) and has produced/organized/performed in numerous benefit concerts/fundraisers/variety shows,

JAMS Canada can help you focus on what you want most – more gigs, more fans, more money.

Find us here on social media:

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