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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

1/14 - 5pm hour
A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service album artwork 5:58pm A Tribe Called Quest We the People.... We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)
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John Legend & The Roots - Wake Up! album artwork 5:50pm John Legend & The Roots Wake Up Everybody (featuring Common & Melanie Fiona) Wake Up! (Columbia)
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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Book of Sound album artwork 5:47pm Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Local Lead The Way Book of Sound (Honest Jon's)
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They Might Be Giants - Nanobots album artwork 5:43pm They Might Be Giants You're on Fire Nanobots (Idlewild)
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Artichoke - Etchy Sketchy Skies album artwork 5:41pm Artichoke The Ancient Flu Etchy Sketchy Skies (Green)
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5:37pm Belle & Sebastian Fickle Season How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1) (Matador)
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1/14 - 4pm hour
Explosions In the Sky - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone album artwork 4:55pm Explosions In the Sky So Long, Lonesome All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone (Temporary Residence Ltd.)
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4:52pm Twin Peaks Local Shake Your Lonely Sweet '17 Singles (Grand Jury)
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Nina Simone - High Priestess Of Soul album artwork 4:46pm Nina Simone Keeper Of The Flame High Priestess Of Soul (Philips)
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Amy Winehouse - Back To Black album artwork 4:44pm Amy Winehouse Love Is A Losing Game Back To Black (Island)
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Cindy Wilson - Change album artwork 4:40pm Cindy Wilson No One Can Tell You Change (Kill Rock Stars)
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Curtis Mayfield - There 4:35pm Curtis Mayfield Local Love To The People There's No Place Like America Today (Curtom)
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Otis Redding - The Very Best Of Otis Redding album artwork 4:32pm Otis Redding Try A Little Tenderness The Very Best Of Otis Redding (Elektra)
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4:27pm Minor Characters Local Ladders Minor Characters EP (self-released)
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The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir - ...And The Horse You Rode In On album artwork 4:23pm The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir Local One Night Stand ...And The Horse You Rode In On (Bloodshot)
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Canasta - Find the Time album artwork 4:18pm Canasta Local Slow Down Chicago (Original Version) Find the Time (self-released)
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Secret Colours - Dream Dream album artwork 4:14pm Secret Colours Local Dream Dream Dream Dream (self-released)
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Beth Ditto - Fake Sugar album artwork 4:09pm Beth Ditto Oo La La Fake Sugar (Virgin)
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Jenny Lewis - The Voyager album artwork 4:05pm Jenny Lewis She's Not Me The Voyager (Warner Bros.)
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Charlotte Gainsbourg - Rest album artwork 4:01pm Charlotte Gainsbourg Songbird in a Cage Rest (Because Music)
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1/7 - 5pm hour
The Staples Singers - Be Altitude: Respect Yourself album artwork 5:57pm The Staples Singers Local I'll Take You There Be Altitude: Respect Yourself (Stax)
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Cindy Wilson - Change album artwork 5:53pm Cindy Wilson No One Can Tell You Change (Kill Rock Stars)
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Glen Hansard - Didn 5:48pm Glen Hansard Winning Streak Didn't He Ramble (ANTI-)
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Mates of State - Mountaintops album artwork 5:44pm Mates of State Total Serendipity Mountaintops (Barsuk)
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5:39pm Belle & Sebastian We Were Beautiful How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1) (Matador)
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Booker T. Jones - Sound The Alarm album artwork 5:34pm Booker T. Jones Sound The Alarm (featuring Mayer Hawthorne) Sound The Alarm (Stax)
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Erykah Badu - Mama 5:30pm Erykah Badu Didn't Cha Know? Mama's Gun (Motown)
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Charlotte Gainsbourg - Rest album artwork 5:24pm Charlotte Gainsbourg Deadly Valentine Rest (Because Music)
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1/7 - 4pm hour
Dinosaur Jr. - Where You Been album artwork 4:55pm Dinosaur Jr. Start Choppin' Where You Been (Sire)
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Hüsker Dü - Savage Young Dü album artwork 4:50pm Hüsker Dü Drug Party Savage Young Dü (Numero Group)
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