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Jenny Lizak DJ Profile

Jenny Lizak first honed her DJ skills on a Fisher Price record player, and later, a Care Bears cassette player. A devotee of the Kermit the Frog philosophy of reporting, she was well recieved for her journalism and music programming amongst both her little sister and their stuffed animals. Several decades later, she studied communication at Loyola University and worked at the college radio station, where she fell in love with radio.

Jenny is one of the original board members of the Chicago Independent Radio Project and has served as Marketing Co-Director, Legislative Director, Vice President, President of the Board. Her favorite CHIRP moment was presenting the case for low power FM radio in Chicago to President Obama's technology advisor in the White House, and helping to successfully lobby for the passage of the Local Community Radio Act.

When she's not CHIRPing, Jenny works in the Cultural and Civic Engagement Department of the Chicago Public Library. She is an avid volunteer with the American Cancer Society and with her family has raised over $125,000 for cancer research and programs since 2001.

CHIRP relies on your support to pay our bills - Donate to Jenny's personal fundraising page and help her raise money for CHIRP this year! 

Jenny Lizak's Playlists

8/19 - 5pm hour
5:59pm The Tossers Local 1969 Smash the Windows (Victory)
Track Notes: Going out to #TheResistance Buy The Tossers Smash the Windows at Reckless Records Buy The Tossers at iTunes Buy The Tossers Smash the Windows at eMusic Add to Collection
5:54pm Negative Scanner Local Nose Picker Nose Picker (Trouble In Mind)
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5:49pm Common Local A Bigger Picture Called Free (feat. Syd) Black America Again (Def Jam)
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5:45pm Slum Village Can I Be Me Slum Village (Barak)
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5:43pm SoloSam Local Lowkey ITIS (self-released)
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PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her album artwork 5:39pm PJ Harvey You Come Though Uh Huh Her (Island)
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5:35pm Ohmme Local Fingerprints Ohmme (Fox Hall)
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5:32pm White Mystery Local Boy Next Door Hellion Blender (self-released)
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5:26pm Echo & the Bunnymen Lips Like Sugar Echo & The Bunnymen (Sire/Rhino)
Track Notes: going out to Susie - thanks for listening! Buy Echo & the Bunnymen Echo & The Bunnymen at Reckless Records Buy Echo & the Bunnymen at iTunes Buy Echo & the Bunnymen Echo & The Bunnymen at eMusic Add to Collection
5:22pm The Fresh & Onlys Wolf Lie Down Wolf Lie Down (Sinderlyn)
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5:18pm Kelley Stoltz Are You an Optimist Natural Causes (Banana & Louie)
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5:14pm Prince I Would Die 4 U Purple Rain (Warner Bros.)
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5:10pm Bobby Womack Please Forgive My Heart The Bravest Man in the Universe (XL)
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5:07pm Julietta Beach Break Smooth Sailing (+1)
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5:02pm FKA twigs Lights On LP1 (Young Turks)
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8/19 - 4pm hour
Zola Jesus - Okovi album artwork 4:58pm Zola Jesus Soak Okovi (Sacred Bones)
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Matchess - Sacracorpa album artwork 4:54pm Matchess Local Of Freedom Sacracorpa (Trouble In Mind)
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4:48pm Beck Dreams Colors (Capitol)
Track Notes: going out to Michael - thanks for listening! Buy Beck Colors at Reckless Records Buy Beck at iTunes Buy Beck Colors at eMusic Add to Collection
4:44pm Sparklehorse Sick of Goodbyes Good Morning Spider (EMI)
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4:41pm The Eyebrows It Comes Down Heard Volume (self-released)
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4:39pm Shemekia Copeland Local Promised Myself America's Child (Alligator)
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4:31pm Mavis Staples Local Ain't No Doubt About It (featuring Jeff Tweedy) If All I Was Was Black (ANTI-)
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4:27pm Aretha Franklin Without the One You Love Aretha Sings the Blues (Columbia)
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4:21pm Wanda Jackson Shakin' All Over The Party Ain't Over (Nonesuch)
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4:18pm Old 97's I'm a Trainwreck The Grand Theatre Volume 2 (New West)
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4:15pm Linda Gail Lewis & Robbie Fulks Local Round Too Long Wild, Wild, Wild (Bloodshot)
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4:09pm Amy Millan Come Home Loaded Roadie Honey from the Tombs (Arts & Crafts)
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4:05pm Juliana Hatfield Kellyanne Pussycat (American Laundromat)
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4:01pm Heidi Serwer Local More for Me Let's Talk Awhile EP (self-released)
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8/12 - 5pm hour
Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel album artwork 5:57pm Courtney Barnett Nameless, Faceless Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk/Mom+Pop)
Track Notes: Going out to #TheResistance Buy Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel at Reckless Records Buy Courtney Barnett at iTunes Buy Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel at eMusic Add to Collection
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