Become a Member

Now Playing

Current DJ: Sarah Spencer

Julia Shapiro Death (Xiii) from Zorked (Suicide Squeeze) Add to Collection

Listen Live

Requests? 773-DJ-SONGS or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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 $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 here.

Jenny Lizak's Playlists

10/17 - 5pm hour
Mavis Staples - We 5:59pm Mavis Staples Local My Own Eyes We'll Never Turn Back (ANTI-)
Track Notes: Going out to #TheResistance Buy Mavis Staples We'll Never Turn Back at Reckless Records Buy Mavis Staples at iTunes Buy Mavis Staples We'll Never Turn Back at eMusic Add to Collection
Pulp - We Love Life album artwork 5:53pm Pulp The Trees We Love Life (Island)
Buy Pulp We Love Life at Reckless Records Buy Pulp at iTunes Buy Pulp We Love Life at eMusic Add to Collection
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies album artwork 5:47pm New Order Your Silent Face Power, Corruption & Lies (Qwest)
Buy New Order Power, Corruption & Lies at Reckless Records Buy New Order at iTunes Buy New Order Power, Corruption & Lies at eMusic Add to Collection
Saint Etienne - I 5:42pm Saint Etienne Fonteyn I've Been Trying To Tell You (Heavenly)
Buy Saint Etienne I've Been Trying To Tell You at Reckless Records Buy Saint Etienne at iTunes Buy Saint Etienne I've Been Trying To Tell You at eMusic Add to Collection
Hank Snow - I 5:38pm Hank Snow I'm Movin On (1950) I'm Movin On & Other Great Country Hits (RCA)
Buy Hank Snow I'm Movin On & Other Great Country Hits at Reckless Records Buy Hank Snow at iTunes Buy Hank Snow I'm Movin On & Other Great Country Hits at eMusic Add to Collection
John Prine - Diamonds In The Rough album artwork 5:33pm John Prine The Great Compromise Diamonds In The Rough (Atlantic)
Buy John Prine Diamonds In The Rough at Reckless Records Buy John Prine at iTunes Buy John Prine Diamonds In The Rough at eMusic Add to Collection
Kacey Musgraves - star-crossed album artwork 5:30pm Kacey Musgraves cherry blossom star-crossed (MCA Nashville/Interscope)
Buy Kacey Musgraves star-crossed at Reckless Records Buy Kacey Musgraves at iTunes Buy Kacey Musgraves star-crossed at eMusic Add to Collection
Solange - A Seat at the Table album artwork 5:25pm Solange Mad (feat. Lil Wayne) A Seat at the Table (Saint)
Buy Solange A Seat at the Table at Reckless Records Buy Solange at iTunes Buy Solange A Seat at the Table at eMusic Add to Collection
5:21pm Lupe Fiasco + Kaelin Ellis Local DINOSAURS HOUSE (1st and 15th too)
Buy Lupe Fiasco + Kaelin Ellis HOUSE at Reckless Records Buy Lupe Fiasco + Kaelin Ellis at iTunes Buy Lupe Fiasco + Kaelin Ellis HOUSE at eMusic Add to Collection
Damu The Fudgemunk - Conversation Peace album artwork 5:18pm Damu The Fudgemunk Enchanted Spirits (featuring Insight) Conversation Peace (Def Pressé)
Buy Damu The Fudgemunk Conversation Peace at Reckless Records Buy Damu The Fudgemunk at iTunes Buy Damu The Fudgemunk Conversation Peace at eMusic Add to Collection
Bikini Kill - Pussy Whipped album artwork 5:15pm Bikini Kill Hamster Baby Pussy Whipped (Kill Rock Stars)
Buy Bikini Kill Pussy Whipped at Reckless Records Buy Bikini Kill at iTunes Buy Bikini Kill Pussy Whipped at eMusic Add to Collection
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell album artwork 5:12pm Yeah Yeah Yeahs Date With The Night Fever To Tell (Interscope)
Buy Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever To Tell at Reckless Records Buy Yeah Yeah Yeahs at iTunes Buy Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever To Tell at eMusic Add to Collection
5:10pm Neptune's Core Local AAA Evolving (self-released)
Buy Neptune's Core Evolving at Reckless Records Buy Neptune's Core at iTunes Buy Neptune's Core Evolving at eMusic Add to Collection
Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology album artwork 5:03pm Jane Weaver Slow Motion Modern Kosmology (Partisan)
Buy Jane Weaver Modern Kosmology at Reckless Records Buy Jane Weaver at iTunes Buy Jane Weaver Modern Kosmology at eMusic Add to Collection
Laetitia Sadier - Something Shines album artwork 5:00pm Laetitia Sadier Oscuridad Something Shines (Drag City)
Buy Laetitia Sadier Something Shines at Reckless Records Buy Laetitia Sadier at iTunes Buy Laetitia Sadier Something Shines at eMusic Add to Collection
10/17 - 4pm hour
4:56pm Myriam Gendron Go Away from My Window Ma Délire - Songs of Love Lost & Found (Feeding Tube)
Buy Myriam Gendron Ma Délire - Songs of Love Lost & Found at Reckless Records Buy Myriam Gendron at iTunes Buy Myriam Gendron Ma Délire - Songs of Love Lost & Found at eMusic Add to Collection
Serengeti - Have a Summer album artwork 4:51pm Serengeti Local Keep Winning Have a Summer (Self-Released)
Track Notes: by request from Ryan - going out to the CHAMPIONS Chicago Sky! Buy Serengeti Have a Summer at Reckless Records Buy Serengeti at iTunes Buy Serengeti Have a Summer at eMusic Add to Collection
Gorillaz - Humanz album artwork 4:48pm Gorillaz Let Me Out (feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T) Humanz (Parlophone)
Buy Gorillaz Humanz at Reckless Records Buy Gorillaz at iTunes Buy Gorillaz Humanz at eMusic Add to Collection
De La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody... album artwork 4:43pm De La Soul Memory Of... (US) (featuring Estelle & Pete Rock) and the Anonymous Nobody... (A.O.I.)
Buy De La Soul and the Anonymous Nobody... at Reckless Records Buy De La Soul at iTunes Buy De La Soul and the Anonymous Nobody... at eMusic Add to Collection
4:39pm Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise k é m y ō ō n ė d é ké myōōnėdé (Hightide)
Buy Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise ké myōōnėdé at Reckless Records Buy Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise at iTunes Buy Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise ké myōōnėdé at eMusic Add to Collection
4:34pm Modern Lovers Roadrunner The Modern Lovers (Berserkley)
Buy Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers at Reckless Records Buy Modern Lovers at iTunes Buy Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers at eMusic Add to Collection
The Beths - Future Me Hates Me album artwork 4:30pm The Beths Future Me Hates Me Future Me Hates Me (Carpark)
Buy The Beths Future Me Hates Me at Reckless Records Buy The Beths at iTunes Buy The Beths Future Me Hates Me at eMusic Add to Collection
Girl K - Girl K Is For The People album artwork 4:27pm Girl K Local Best For You Girl K Is For The People (Take This To Heart)
Buy Girl K Girl K Is For The People at Reckless Records Buy Girl K at iTunes Buy Girl K Girl K Is For The People at eMusic Add to Collection
The Williamson Brothers & Curry - Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 1B: Ballads album artwork 4:21pm The Williamson Brothers & Curry Gonna Die With My Hammer In My Hand Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 1B: Ballads (Folkways)
Buy The Williamson Brothers & Curry Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 1B: Ballads at Reckless Records Buy The Williamson Brothers & Curry at iTunes Buy The Williamson Brothers & Curry Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 1B: Ballads at eMusic Add to Collection
4:18pm Kathryn Calder Follow Me Into The Hills Are You My Mother? (File Under: Music)
Buy Kathryn Calder Are You My Mother? at Reckless Records Buy Kathryn Calder at iTunes Buy Kathryn Calder Are You My Mother? at eMusic Add to Collection
Shannon Lay - Geist album artwork 4:14pm Shannon Lay A Thread to Find Geist (Sub Pop)
Buy Shannon Lay Geist at Reckless Records Buy Shannon Lay at iTunes Buy Shannon Lay Geist at eMusic Add to Collection
Veruca Salt - American Thighs album artwork 4:08pm Veruca Salt Local All Hail Me American Thighs (Minty Fresh)
Buy Veruca Salt American Thighs at Reckless Records Buy Veruca Salt at iTunes Buy Veruca Salt American Thighs at eMusic Add to Collection
Cherry Glazerr - Stuffed & Ready album artwork 4:04pm Cherry Glazerr Self Explained Stuffed & Ready (Secretly Canadian)
Buy Cherry Glazerr Stuffed & Ready at Reckless Records Buy Cherry Glazerr at iTunes Buy Cherry Glazerr Stuffed & Ready at eMusic Add to Collection
illuminati hotties - Let Me Do One More album artwork 4:01pm illuminati hotties Pool Hopping Let Me Do One More (Snack Shack Tracks/Hopeless)
Buy illuminati hotties Let Me Do One More at Reckless Records Buy illuminati hotties at iTunes Buy illuminati hotties Let Me Do One More at eMusic Add to Collection
10/10 - 5pm hour
Aretha Franklin - Live at the Fillmore West album artwork 5:58pm Aretha Franklin Spirit in the Dark Live at the Fillmore West (Atlantic)
Track Notes: Going out to #TheResistance Buy Aretha Franklin Live at the Fillmore West at Reckless Records Buy Aretha Franklin at iTunes Buy Aretha Franklin Live at the Fillmore West at eMusic Add to Collection
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. »»