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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, Civic and Literary Engagement Department of the Chicago Public Library. She is an avid volunteer with the American Cancer Society and with her family has raised over $150,000 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! 

You can find Jenny's two most recent shows below:

Jenny Lizak's Playlists

2/25 - 5pm hour
Mykki Blanco - Stay Close To Music album artwork 5:55pm Mykki Blanco Carry On (featuring Jónsi) Stay Close To Music (Transgressive/PIAS)
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The Hold Steady - The Price of Progress album artwork 5:49pm The Hold Steady Sideways Skull The Price of Progress (Positive Jams)
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The HIRS Collective - Friends. Lovers. Favorites album artwork 5:48pm The HIRS Collective Trans Woman Dies of Old Age Friends. Lovers. Favorites (SRA)
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The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang album artwork 5:44pm The Gaslight Anthem Stay Lucky American Slang (Side One Dummy)
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Laura Jane Grace - Hole in My Head album artwork 5:42pm Laura Jane Grace Local Punk Rock in Basements Hole in My Head (Polyvinyl)
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Nothing - Dance on the Blacktop album artwork 5:34pm Nothing Blue Line Baby Dance on the Blacktop (Relapse)
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Hum - You 5:29pm Hum Local Stars You'd Prefer an Astronaut (RCA)
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Friko - Where we 5:24pm Friko Local Where We've Been Where we've been, Where we go from here (ATO)
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Laetitia Sadier - The Trip album artwork 5:21pm Laetitia Sadier Summertime The Trip (Drag City)
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Magic Carpet - Broken Compass album artwork 5:15pm Magic Carpet Local Aum U Wah Broken Compass (FPE)
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5:09pm J. Garza, Jacob Fawcett, Peter Wojtowicz Local Wrong Room Moab (self-released)
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Björk - Homogenic album artwork 5:03pm Björk Hunter Homogenic (Elektra)
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Kate Bush - The Sensual World album artwork 5:00pm Kate Bush This Woman's Work The Sensual World (Columbia)
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2/25 - 4pm hour
4:55pm El Perro Del Mar One More Time Big Anonymous (City Slang)
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Jerry Paper - Like A Baby album artwork 4:53pm Jerry Paper Grey Area (featuring Weyes Blood) Like A Baby (Stones Throw)
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Tagua Tagua - Tanto album artwork 4:49pm Tagua Tagua Tanto Tanto (Wonderwheel Recordings)
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Molly Lewis - On The Lips album artwork 4:46pm Molly Lewis Crushed Velvet On The Lips (Jagjaguwar)
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The Magnetic Fields - Love at the Bottom of the Sea album artwork 4:42pm The Magnetic Fields Andrew in Drag Love at the Bottom of the Sea (Merge)
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The Bundles - The Bundles album artwork 4:38pm The Bundles Pirates Declare War The Bundles (K)
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4:36pm Tractor Beam Thinking of You Early Reflections (Tractor Corp)
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4:30pm Neko Case Local Deep Red Bells Blacklisted (Bloodshot)
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Angel Olsen - My Woman album artwork 4:27pm Angel Olsen Local Shut Up Kiss Me My Woman (Jagjaguwar)
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Madi Diaz - Weird Faith album artwork 4:23pm Madi Diaz Don't Do Me Good (featuring Kacey Musgraves) Weird Faith (Anti-)
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4:18pm The Zombies Care Of Cell 44 Odessey & Oracle (The Stereo Album) (Date)
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Perfume Genius - Set My Heart On Fire, Immediately album artwork 4:15pm Perfume Genius Without You Set My Heart On Fire, Immediately (Matador)
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The Last Dinner Party - Prelude to Ecstasy album artwork 4:12pm The Last Dinner Party The Feminine Urge Prelude to Ecstasy (Island)
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Alvilda - Négatif album artwork 4:07pm Alvilda Cinéma Négatif (Alien Snatch)
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Shannon And The Clams - I Wanna Go Home album artwork 4:04pm Shannon And The Clams The Warlock In The Woods I Wanna Go Home (1-2-3-4 Go!)
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4:00pm BLØØDH¥PE Local Boys Trendoids (Dark Circles)
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2/18 - 5pm hour
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Lost Songs album artwork 5:57pm ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Up to Infiinty Lost Songs (Richter Scale/Superball)
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