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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

7/3 - 5pm hour
5:51pm Cyrus Pireh Local Message of Universal Solidarity Still Here, Still Ripping (Astral Editions)
Track Notes: Going out to #TheResistance Buy Cyrus Pireh Still Here, Still Ripping at Reckless Records Buy Cyrus Pireh at iTunes Buy Cyrus Pireh Still Here, Still Ripping at eMusic Add to Collection
Neko Case - Hell-On album artwork 5:45pm Neko Case Bad Luck Hell-On (Anti-)
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5:39pm Tomberlin Seventeen At Weddings (Saddle Creek)
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DEHD - Blue Skies album artwork 5:37pm DEHD Local Bad Love Blue Skies (Fat Possum)
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Nadine Shah - Kitchen Sink album artwork 5:31pm Nadine Shah Club Cougar Kitchen Sink (Infectious)
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The Orielles - Silver Dollar Moment album artwork 5:26pm The Orielles Old Stuff New Glass Silver Dollar Moment (Heavenly)
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Naima Bock - Giant Palm album artwork 5:21pm Naima Bock Campervan Giant Palm (Sub Pop)
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Frankie Knuckles - The Original Chicago House Classics album artwork 5:12pm Frankie Knuckles Local Your Love The Original Chicago House Classics (Music Club)
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Róisín Murphy - Róisín Machine album artwork 5:07pm Róisín Murphy Narcissus Róisín Machine (Skint)
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Hercules and Love Affair - In Amber album artwork 5:02pm Hercules and Love Affair One Great Cry In Amber (BMG)
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7/3 - 4pm hour
The Clash - London Calling album artwork 4:58pm The Clash Rudie Can't Fail London Calling (Epic)
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Bob Marley & the Wailers - Uprising album artwork 4:55pm Bob Marley & the Wailers Real Situation Uprising (Tuff Gang)
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The Frightnrs - Always album artwork 4:53pm The Frightnrs 30-56 Always (Daptone)
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Edith Frost - Wonder Wonder album artwork 4:48pm Edith Frost Local Cars And Parties Wonder Wonder (Drag City)
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Kelly Hogan - I Like to Keep Myself in Pain album artwork 4:44pm Kelly Hogan Local Daddy's Little Girl I Like to Keep Myself in Pain (ANTI-)
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Andrew Bird - Inside Problems album artwork 4:40pm Andrew Bird Local Inside Problems Inside Problems (Loma Vista)
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Radius - Sleeping Wide Awake album artwork 4:34pm Radius Local Infinitesols Sleeping Wide Awake (Moment Sound)
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A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service album artwork 4:31pm A Tribe Called Quest We the People.... We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)
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4:27pm Greenlights Music Local Line Check (featuring Anthony Gomez) A Beautiful Mood (self-released)
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Bonde do Rolê - Tropicalbacanal album artwork 4:23pm Bonde do Rolê Baby Don't Deny It (Babydoll de Nylon) (featuring Caetano Veloso and Poolside) Tropicalbacanal (Mad Decent)
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The Very Best - MTMTMK album artwork 4:19pm The Very Best Bantu (featuring Amadou & Mariam, Baaba Maal & Jose Hendrix) MTMTMK (Moshi Moshi)
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Afrorack - The Afrorack album artwork 4:14pm Afrorack bassPlus The Afrorack (Hakuna Kulala)
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Jenny Lewis - The Voyager album artwork 4:08pm Jenny Lewis The New You The Voyager (Warner Bros.)
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Kacey Musgraves - star-crossed album artwork 4:05pm Kacey Musgraves breadwinner star-crossed (MCA Nashville/Interscope)
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Soccer Mommy - Sometimes, Forever album artwork 4:01pm Soccer Mommy Darkness Forever Sometimes, Forever (Loma Vista)
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6/26 - 5pm hour
5:58pm Plastique De Rêve Resist (featuring Radical Cheerleaders) Nobody Knows Anything: DFA presents Supersoul Recordings (DFA)
Track Notes: Going out to #TheResistance Buy Plastique De Rêve Nobody Knows Anything: DFA presents Supersoul Recordings at Reckless Records Buy Plastique De Rêve at iTunes Buy Plastique De Rêve Nobody Knows Anything: DFA presents Supersoul Recordings at eMusic Add to Collection
Against Me! - White Crosses album artwork 5:52pm Against Me! White Crosses White Crosses (Sire)
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Pansy Division - Quite Contrary album artwork 5:50pm Pansy Division Your're on the Phone Quite Contrary (Alternative Tentacles)
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Bob Mould - Sunshine Rock album artwork 5:47pm Bob Mould Sunny Love Song Sunshine Rock (Merge)
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Slang - Cockroach in a Ghost Town album artwork 5:43pm Slang Time Bomb Cockroach in a Ghost Town (Kill Rock Stars)
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