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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

2/5 - 5pm hour
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - Shake the Sheets album artwork 5:57pm Ted Leo & the Pharmacists Little Dawn Shake the Sheets (Lookout!)
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5:53pm The Notations Local A New Day Twinight's Chicago Soul Heaven (Kent)
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Hudson Mohawke - Lantern album artwork 5:51pm Hudson Mohawke Ryderz Lantern (Warp)
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Flying Lotus - You 5:46pm Flying Lotus Never Catch Me (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) You're Dead (Warp)
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Jonah Yano - portrait of a dog album artwork 5:41pm Jonah Yano always portrait of a dog (Innovative Leisure)
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Vivian Girls - Everything Goes Wrong album artwork 5:36pm Vivian Girls Can't Get Over You Everything Goes Wrong (In the Red)
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5:32pm VARSITY Local Second Act The Basement Takes (Run for Cover)
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5:28pm Brother Derek Local Coming Home Parade Rest (Space Heater)
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5:24pm Fleet Foxes Wading In Waist-High Water Shore (ANTI-)
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The Cave Singers - Welcome Joy album artwork 5:22pm The Cave Singers At The Cut Welcome Joy (Matador)
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Glyders - Maria 5:18pm Glyders Local Maria's Hunt Maria's Hunt (Country Thyme)
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5:14pm Florida Man Dirt Tropical Depression (Spartan)
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5:10pm Rollo Tomasi Local Throw Stones The Fear is Unsafe (Shakefork)
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5:08pm LATE Local Urge Suffer Better (self-released)
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She & Him - Volume 3 album artwork 5:02pm She & Him Never Wanted Your Love Volume 3 (Merge)
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2/5 - 4pm hour
Camera Obscura - Desire Lines album artwork 4:58pm Camera Obscura William's Heart Desire Lines (4AD)
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Belle & Sebastian - Late Developers album artwork 4:56pm Belle & Sebastian Will I Tell You A Secret Late Developers (Matador)
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4:50pm Kailyn Hope Bennett Local So Far Loving and Losing EP (self-released)
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Lucinda Williams - World Without Tears album artwork 4:48pm Lucinda Williams Righteously World Without Tears (Lost Highway)
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H.C. McEntire - Every Acre album artwork 4:40pm H.C. McEntire Turpentine (featuring Amy Ray) Every Acre (Merge)
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The Smittens - A Little Revolution album artwork 4:35pm The Smittens Jeans And Mittens A Little Revolution (Dangerfive)
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4:31pm Mates of State Total Serendipity Mountaintops (Barsuk)
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MARRIED FM - MARRIED FM album artwork 4:29pm MARRIED FM I'm Gonna Find It MARRIED FM (self-released)
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Diamond Rings - Special Affections album artwork 4:23pm Diamond Rings On Our Own Special Affections (Secret City)
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The Killers - Imploding the Mirage album artwork 4:18pm The Killers My Own Soul's Warning Imploding the Mirage (Island)
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We Are Scientists - Lobes album artwork 4:15pm We Are Scientists Here Goes Lobes (100%)
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Mojave 3 - Ask Me Tomorrow album artwork 4:08pm Mojave 3 Love Songs On The Radio Ask Me Tomorrow (4AD)
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Angel Olsen - My Woman album artwork 4:04pm Angel Olsen Local Shut Up Kiss Me My Woman (Jagjaguwar)
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Fran - Leaving album artwork 4:01pm Fran Local How Did We Leaving (Fire Talk)
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1/29 - 5pm hour
Immortal Technique - The Martyr album artwork 5:59pm Immortal Technique Civil War (featuring Killer Mike, Brother Ali & Chuck D) The Martyr (Viper)
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