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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

9/2 - 5pm hour
5:39pm Rosie Flores Working Girls Guitar Working Girl's Guitar (Bloodshot)
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5:36pm Linda Gail Lewis & Robbie Fulks Local Round Too Long Wild, Wild, Wild (Bloodshot)
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5:32pm Very Truly Yours Local I'd Write You A Song Things You Used To Say (Skywriting)
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5:28pm Jenny Lewis Just One of the Guys The Voyager (Warner Bros.)
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5:25pm Emily Blue Local Cellophane *69 (self-released)
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The Dresden Dolls - Paradise album artwork 5:21pm The Dresden Dolls Bad Habit Paradise (Roadrunner)
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5:16pm Balkan Beat Box Look Like You Give (Nat Geo)
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5:11pm DeVotchKa Second Chance This Night Falls Forever (Concord Music Group)
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5:05pm I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness Walk Out Dust (Secretly Canadian)
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5:02pm The French Kicks 1985 One Time Bells (Star Time)
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9/2 - 4pm hour
4:58pm Interpol The Rover Marauder (Matador)
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4:54pm Purity Ring Flood on the Floor Another Eternity (4AD)
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4:51pm Chairlift Romeo Moth (Columbia)
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Blood Orange - Negro Swan album artwork 4:48pm Blood Orange Saint Negro Swan (Domino)
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4:43pm T. Rex All Alone Futuristic Dragon (Polygram)
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4:40pm The Dirtbombs Crazy For You Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey! (In the Red)
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4:36pm The Imperial Sound Local Six to a Room The New AM (Pravda)
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4:32pm She & Him This Is Not A Test Volume One (Merge)
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4:30pm Fiona Apple Every Single Night The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (Epic)
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Odetta Hartman - Old Rockhounds Never Die album artwork 4:25pm Odetta Hartman The Ocean Old Rockhounds Never Die (Northern Spy)
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4:20pm Angel Olsen Local Shut Up Kiss Me My Woman (Jagjaguwar)
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4:16pm Julie Byrne Follow My Voice Not Even Happiness (Ba Da Bing)
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4:12pm Gia Margaret Local Birthday There's Always Glimmer (Orindal)
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4:07pm Sufjan Stevens Enchanting Ghost All Delighted People (Asthmatic Kitty)
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St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION album artwork 4:06pm St. Vincent Fear the Future MASSEDUCTION (Loma Vista)
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4:01pm Dirty Projectors Break-Thru Lamp Lit Prose (Domino)
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8/26 - 5pm hour
5:56pm Common Local The Day Women Took Over (feat. BJ The Chicago Kid) Black America Again (Def Jam)
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5:51pm Atmosphere Make It All Better Again single (Rhymesayers)
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5:46pm Chance the Rapper Local Work Out Work Out (self-released)
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5:43pm The Band Look Out Cleveland The Band (Capitol)
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