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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 $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

1/17 - 5pm hour
5:55pm Curtis Mayfield Local Move On Up The Anthology 1961-1977 (Curtom)
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5:47pm Heather Trost Jump Into the Fire Petrichor (Third Man)
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5:42pm Ladytron Seventeen Light & Magic (Emperor Norton)
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5:39pm Yaz Don't Go Upstairs at Eric's (Sire)
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5:35pm Erasure Kid You're Not Alone The Neon (Mute)
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5:31pm Pixies Wave Of Mutilation Doolittle (4AD)
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5:27pm Gal Gun Local Pink Collar Critical Hit (Human Instrumentality Project)
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5:24pm Jason Isbell Something More Than Free Something More Than Free (Southeastern)
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5:17pm Common Local Speak My Piece Nobody's Smiling (Def Jam)
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5:11pm LL Cool J I Can't Live Without My Radio All World (Def Jam)
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5:08pm Aesop Rock The Gates Spirit World Field Guide (Rhymesayers)
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5:01pm Tori Amos Rattlesnakes Strange Little Girls (Atlantic)
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1/17 - 4pm hour
4:57pm Rufus Wainwright Damsel in Distress Unfollow The Rules (BMG)
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4:53pm M. Ward For Heavens Sake Think of Spring (Anti-)
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4:47pm The Nation of Ulysses 50,000 Watts Of Goodwill Plays Pretty For Baby (Dischord)
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4:45pm Les Savy Fav Rage In The Plague Age Let's Stay Friends (Frenchkiss)
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4:41pm Chronophage Heartstone Th' Pig Kiss'd Album (Cleta Patra)
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4:35pm Haim The Steps Women in Music Pt. III (Columbia)
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4:32pm Andrew Bird Local Left Handed Kisses Are You Serious (Loma Vista)
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4:29pm The Flat Five Local Look at the Birdy Another World (Pravda)
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4:20pm Janelle Monae Crazy, Classic, Life Dirty Computer (Wondaland)
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4:17pm Roy Kinsey Local For Colored Boys Blackie (FUTUREHOOD/fantastic sounds)
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4:14pm D'Lyfa Reilly Dollar Short Time & Tide (Village Live)
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4:09pm Papas Fritas Hey Hey You Say Pop Has Freed Us (Minty Fresh)
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4:05pm Tahiti 80 Defender The Past, The Present & The Possible (Human Sounds)
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4:01pm Savoy Motel Suger and Grass Love Your Face (Official Memorabilia)
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1/10 - 5pm hour
5:52pm Bob Dylan Desolation Row Highway 61 Revisited (Columbia)
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5:47pm Teenage Fanclub I'm in Love Here (Merge)
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5:44pm Joey Molland Rainy Day Man Be True to Yourself (Omnivore)
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5:42pm Bertling Noise Laboratories Perhaps Green Meadows Sketchbook (self-released)
Track Notes: by request for Matthew - thanks for listening! Buy Bertling Noise Laboratories Green Meadows Sketchbook at Reckless Records Buy Bertling Noise Laboratories at iTunes Buy Bertling Noise Laboratories Green Meadows Sketchbook at eMusic Add to Collection
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