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Ninja DJ Profile

Jenn Rourke (Ninja) has been a radio DJ since 2001. Ninja first became interested in radio at age 7, listening to Casey Kasem's countdown every Sunday. As a teenager, Ninja's radio obsession shifted to the Dr. Demento Show, Loveline, and several Chicago-based music shows.

 

The radio name Ninja dates back to 2004 while interning at a Chicago morning show, because at the time, Ninja also operated MidwestNinja - an automated streaming radio station that played only Midwestern artists.

 

In past lives, Ninja hosted lots of radio shows, including The 2 Blondes Coutdown (countdown show - check), The Dysfunctional Jukebox (comedy music show - check); wrote a column called Hell on Stilts (giving advice to strangers - check), and got fired from writing a column called Hell on Stilts (everyone in radio gets fired at least once - check).

Ninja's Playlists

7/9 - 9am hour
Wild Beasts - Present Tense album artwork 9:48am Wild Beasts Daughters Present Tense (Domino)
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9:42am Billie Holiday Glad To Be Unhappy Lady In Satin (Columbia)
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9:33am The Midnight Hour It's You (featuring Raphael Saadiq) The Midnight Hour (Linear Labs)
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9:30am Maps & Atlases Local Israeli Caves Perch Patchwork (Barsuk)
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9:28am case/lang/veirs Atomic Number case/lang/veirs (ANTI-)
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9:21am Ravi Shankar ‎ Prabhujee Chants Of India (Angel Records)
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9:15am Thee Commons Foolish King Loteria Tribal (Burger)
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9:10am Hollie Cook 99 Twice (Mr Bongo)
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7/9 - 8am hour
8:55am Russian Circles Local Carpe Enter (Flameshovel)
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8:46am Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics Spirit Jazz Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics (Strut)
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8:39am Big Mama Thornton Ball and Chain Jail (Vanguard)
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8:34am Bob Mould Days of Rain Body of Song (Yep Roc)
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8:30am The Decemberists Sons And Daughters The Crane Wife (Capitol)
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8:26am Black Tambourine Black Car Complete Recordings (Slumberland)
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8:17am Mark Lanegan Band Bleeding Muddy Water Blues Funeral (4AD)
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8:12am Ellen Allien Walking in the Dark Auraa (BPitch Control)
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8:06am Willis Earl Beal Local Cosmic Queries Acousmatic Sorcery (XL)
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8:04am TV On the Radio Dreams Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (Touch and Go)
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7/9 - 7am hour
Grimes - Art Angels album artwork 7:57am Grimes Kill V. Maim Art Angels (4AD)
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7:51am Arrested Development Washed Away 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of... (Chrysalis)
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7:46am Azure Ray On And On Again Drawing Down The Moon (Saddle Creek)
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7:40am Artichoke Etchy Sketchy Skies Etchy Sketchy Skies (Green)
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Born Ruffians - Birthmarks album artwork 7:36am Born Ruffians 6-5000 Birthmarks (Yep Roc)
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7:28am Nada Surf When I Was Young The Stars are Indifferent to Astronomy (Barsuk)
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7:23am Couple II Local Hard Fall Isolation Hustle (Self-released)
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7:17am Kathryn Calder Slip Away Are You My Mother? (File Under: Music)
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7:09am Todd Terje Inspector Norse It's the Arps EP (Smalltown Supersound)
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7:03am Rose City Band Reno Shuffle Summerlong (Thrill Jockey)
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7:01am Elusive Parallelograms Helium fragments ep (self)
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7/9 - 6am hour
6:51am Moby Forever All Visible Objects (Mute)
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