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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

1/19 - 6pm hour
6:00pm Mavis Staples Local MLK Song Livin' On A High Note (Anti-)
Track Notes: Going out to #TheResistance Buy Mavis Staples Livin' On A High Note at Reckless Records Buy Mavis Staples at iTunes Buy Mavis Staples Livin' On A High Note at eMusic Add to Collection
1/19 - 5pm hour
5:57pm The Hold Steady Stay Positive Stay Positive (Vagrant)
Track Notes: Going out to all the CHIRP supporters, listeners, donors, volunteers and fans! Buy The Hold Steady Stay Positive at Reckless Records Buy The Hold Steady at iTunes Buy The Hold Steady Stay Positive at eMusic Add to Collection
5:51pm Tamaryn Heavenly Bodies Tender New Signs (Mexican Summer)
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Laetitia Sadier - The Trip album artwork 5:48pm Laetitia Sadier Natural Child The Trip (Drag City)
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The Limiñanas - Le bel été album artwork 5:44pm The Limiñanas Simon Le bel été (Because)
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5:36pm The Herbaliser The Blend (featuring What What a.k.a. Jean Grae) Herbal Tonic (Ninja Tune)
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5:33pm Hologram Kizzie Local Mike Bivens Hug Life (Bonafyde)
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5:30pm Atmosphere Push Play Whenever (Rhymesayers)
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Disappears - Live Over the Rainbo album artwork 5:25pm Disappears Local Marigold Live Over the Rainbo (Plustapes/Rococo)
Track Notes: Going out to all our CHIRP listeners near and far! Buy Disappears Live Over the Rainbo at Reckless Records Buy Disappears at iTunes Buy Disappears Live Over the Rainbo at eMusic Add to Collection
5:23pm The Kinks Everybody's Gonna Be Happy BBC Sessions: 1964-1977 (Sanctuary)
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5:20pm Space Gators Local Wah Wah Warhead Intergalactic Swamp Songs (Midwest Action)
Track Notes: Playing CHIRP and Smashed Plastic Anniversary Party at Sleeping Village on Feb 1! Buy Space Gators Intergalactic Swamp Songs at Reckless Records Buy Space Gators at iTunes Buy Space Gators Intergalactic Swamp Songs at eMusic Add to Collection
5:09pm The Decemberists Severed I'll Be Your Girl (Capitol)
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5:06pm The Beatles Hey Bulldog Yellow Submarine (Capitol)
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Of Montreal - UR FUN album artwork 5:03pm Of Montreal Don't Let Me Die in America UR FUN (Polyvinyl)
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1/19 - 4pm hour
4:57pm Dorothy Ashby Local Soul Vibrations Chicago Soul: Electric Blues, Funk & Soul (Soul Jazz)
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4:54pm Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra Ethio (featuring Michael Leonhart) World Of Funk (Ubiquity)
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4:48pm Mukhtar Ramadan Iidi Check Up Your Head Mogadisco: Dancing Mogadishu (Somalia 1972-1991) (Analog Africa)
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4:39pm Metric Help, I'm Alive Fantasies (Last Gang)
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4:38pm Saint Etienne Only Love Can Break Your Heart Smash The System: Singles And More (Heavenly)
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4:31pm Carly Rae Jepsen Party For One Dedicated (Interscope)
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Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers album artwork 4:27pm Big Star Thank You Friends* Third/Sister Lovers (Rykodisc)
Track Notes: Going out to all the CHIRP friends we've made through the years! Buy Big Star Third/Sister Lovers at Reckless Records Buy Big Star at iTunes Buy Big Star Third/Sister Lovers at eMusic Add to Collection
4:27pm Big Star Thank You Friends* Third/Sister Lovers (Rykodisc)
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4:27pm Mojave 3 This Road I'm Travelling Who Do You Love EP (4AD)
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4:16pm Sally Haze Local Sweet Lime Dining Room (Maximum Pelt)
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4:07pm Frisbie Local Let's Get Started Subversive Sounds of Love (Hear Diagonally)
Track Notes: Going out to all the bands who have supported CHIRP over the last 10 years! Buy Frisbie Subversive Sounds of Love at Reckless Records Buy Frisbie at iTunes Buy Frisbie Subversive Sounds of Love at eMusic Add to Collection
4:05pm Teenage Fanclub I'm in Love Here (Merge)
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4:01pm The Springfields Local This Perfect Day Singles 1986-1991 (Slumberland)
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1/12 - 5pm hour
5:58pm Marc Ribot The Militant Ecologist (based on Fischia Il Vento) (feat. Meshell Ndegeocello) Songs of Resistance - 1942-2018 (Anti-)
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5:54pm William Doyle Nobody Else Will Tell You (featuring Laura Misch) Your Wilderness Revisited (self-released)
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Le Butcherettes - Bi/Mental album artwork 5:49pm Le Butcherettes strong/ENOUGH Bi/Mental (Rise)
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