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Ninja DJ Profile

You can listen to Ninja's 9/26 Show, The Ninja Brunch, here.

You can listen to Ninja's 9/23 Show here.

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 said column  (everyone in radio gets fired at least once - check).

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Ninja's Playlists

6/8 - 9pm hour
Native Soul - Teenage Dreams album artwork 9:55pm Native Soul The Beginning Teenage Dreams (Awesome Tapes from Africa)
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Super Furry Animals - Radiator album artwork 9:49pm Super Furry Animals The International Language of Screaming Radiator (Creation)
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9:45pm The Strokes Hard to Explain Hard to Explain/New York City Cops (RCA)
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Garbage - No Gods No Masters album artwork 9:42pm Garbage The Creeps No Gods No Masters (Stunvolume)
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Modal Melodies - Modal Melodies album artwork 9:39pm Modal Melodies Niki Modal Melodies (Anti Fade)
Track Notes: Violetta Del Conte-Race and Jake Robertson Buy Modal Melodies Modal Melodies at Reckless Records Buy Modal Melodies at iTunes Buy Modal Melodies Modal Melodies at eMusic Add to Collection
Leyla McCalla - Breaking The Thermometer album artwork 9:33pm Leyla McCalla Le Bal est FIni Breaking The Thermometer (Anti-)
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Lalalar - Bi Cinnete Bakar album artwork 9:27pm Lalalar Yalnız Ölü Balıklar Akıntıyı Takip Eder Bi Cinnete Bakar (Bongo Joe/Dunganga)
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9:22pm Bloodhype Local Relax Pictures of Our Dead Intercom System (self-released)
Track Notes: @ Cole's Friday Buy Bloodhype Pictures of Our Dead Intercom System at Reckless Records Buy Bloodhype at iTunes Buy Bloodhype Pictures of Our Dead Intercom System at eMusic Add to Collection
Diane Coffee - With People album artwork 9:18pm Diane Coffee Forecast (featuring Deep Sea Diver) With People (Polyvinyl)
Track Notes: moniker of Shaun Fleming, who began Diane Coffee while drumming for Foxygen Buy Diane Coffee With People at Reckless Records Buy Diane Coffee at iTunes Buy Diane Coffee With People at eMusic Add to Collection
9:13pm Craig Finn The Amarillo Kid A Legacy of Rentals (Thirty Tigers)
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Emily Blue - The Afterlove album artwork 9:07pm Emily Blue Local Me Without U The Afterlove (self-released)
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tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack album artwork 9:04pm tUnE-yArDs Water Fountain Nikki Nack (4AD)
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9:01pm LowDown Brass Band Local Be the One Tonight LowDown Nights (Dibs)
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6/8 - 8pm hour
Brian Case - Tropics album artwork 8:58pm Brian Case Local Waved Tropics (Trouble in Mind)
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8:57pm Josh Caterer Local Need You Around The Hideout Sessions (Pravda)
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Wilco - Cruel Country album artwork 8:50pm Wilco Local I Am My Mother Cruel Country (dBpm)
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Stars - From Capelton Hill album artwork 8:47pm Stars Pretenders From Capelton Hill (Last Gang)
Track Notes: ninth full-length, and first in five years Buy Stars From Capelton Hill at Reckless Records Buy Stars at iTunes Buy Stars From Capelton Hill at eMusic Add to Collection
8:40pm Just Mustard Still Heart Under (Partisan)
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DEHD - Blue Skies album artwork 8:38pm DEHD Local Bad Love Blue Skies (Fat Possum)
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Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie album artwork 8:36pm Paul McCartney Calico Skies Flaming Pie (MPL)
Track Notes: by request Buy Paul McCartney Flaming Pie at Reckless Records Buy Paul McCartney at iTunes Buy Paul McCartney Flaming Pie at eMusic Add to Collection
Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe album artwork 8:30pm Pavement Texas Never Whispers Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe (Matador)
Track Notes: by request Buy Pavement Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe at Reckless Records Buy Pavement at iTunes Buy Pavement Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe at eMusic Add to Collection
Sneaks - Happy Birthday album artwork 8:28pm Sneaks Faith Happy Birthday (Merge)
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8:25pm Jennifer Hall Local Belonging Forever single (self)
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Siouxsie & The Banshees - Juju album artwork 8:10pm Siouxsie & The Banshees Arabian Knights Juju (Polydor/PVC)
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Fleetwood Mac - Heroes Are Hard To Find album artwork 8:04pm Fleetwood Mac Come A Little Bit Closer Heroes Are Hard To Find (Reprise)
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6/1 - 9pm hour
Arushi Jain - Under the Lilac Sky album artwork 9:51pm Arushi Jain Look How Far We Have Come Under the Lilac Sky (Leaving)
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The Pretenders - Pretenders II album artwork 9:46pm The Pretenders I Go to Sleep Pretenders II (Sire)
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Sigur Rós - Hlemmur album artwork 9:43pm Sigur Rós Jósef Tekur Fimmuna Í Vinnuna Hlemmur (Krunk)
Track Notes: soundtrack to the 2002 Icelandic documentary, "Hlemmur," which is about Reykjavík's main bus station. @ Auditorium Theatre Sat. Buy Sigur Rós Hlemmur at Reckless Records Buy Sigur Rós at iTunes Buy Sigur Rós Hlemmur at eMusic Add to Collection
9:41pm oui ennui Local phood œurve d'isolement (self-released)
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Tegan and Sara - Heartthrob album artwork 9:38pm Tegan and Sara Closer Heartthrob (Warner Bros)
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