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

You can listen to Ninja's most recent shows here.

Ninja's Playlists

2/26 - 7pm hour
7:55pm Smoove & Turrell In Deep (DJ Friction Future Boogie Remix) Jalapeno Funk Vol. 4 (Jalapeno)
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7:50pm Tobe Nwigwe FATHER FIGURE (featuring Black Thought + Royce Da 5'9") CINCORIGINALS (self-released)
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7:46pm Camera Obscura French Navy My Maudlin Career (4AD)
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Mogwai - As The Love Continues album artwork 7:41pm Mogwai To The Bin My Friend, Tonight We Vacate Earth As The Love Continues (Rock Action)
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7:35pm Bright Eyes First Day Of My Life I'm Wide Awake It's Morning (Saddle Creek)
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7:32pm Styrofoam Winos Stuck in a Museum Styrofoam Winos (Sophomore Lounge)
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7:28pm Lava La Rue Angel (featuring Deb Never) Butter-Fly (Marathon)
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7:22pm Wes Cunningham Most Outstanding Girl single (self)
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7:18pm Tim Fite Telephone Booth Ain't Ain't Ain't (ANTI-)
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7:15pm Little T and One Track Mike Shaniqua Fome is Dape (Lava/Atlantic)
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7:04pm Mouse On Mars The Latent Space AAI (Thrill Jockey)
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The Clash - London Calling album artwork 7:01pm The Clash Train in Vain (Stand by Me) London Calling (Epic)
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2/26 - 6pm hour
6:57pm Spoon Paper Tiger Kill the Moonlight (Merge)
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6:54pm Soul Coughing Circles El Oso (Slash/Warner Bros.)
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6:51pm Katy Kirby Traffic! Cool Dry Place (Keeled Scales)
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6:46pm Modest Mouse Every Penny Fed Car Sad Sappy Sucker (K)
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6:43pm Big Star Thank You Friends* Third/Sister Lovers (Rykodisc)
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6:38pm David Nance Strange Pursuit Duty Now for the Future (self-released)
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6:33pm Elvis Costello Radio, Radio This Year's Model (Radar)
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6:29pm Sinkane New Name Mean Love (DFA)
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6:26pm Virginia Wing Soft Fruit private LIFE (Fire)
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6:21pm Pavement Cut Your Hair Quarantine The Past: The Best Of Pavement (Matador)
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6:18pm Dum Dum Girls Too True To Be Good Too True (Sub Pop)
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6:14pm Sun June Everything I Had Somewhere (Run for Cover)
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6:09pm Baby Money Local Whenever You Want Me In Memory of John Doe (self-released)
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6:05pm Sincere Gifts Ghost of America Ghost of America (Self-released)
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6:01pm Alice Coltrane Something About John Coltrane Journey In Satchidananda (Impulse!)
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2/25 - 8am hour
8:46am cinchel Local String Line Distance Arcane Object (Arcade Object)
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8:42am Sir Richard Bishop Pedro's Last Ride Salvador Kali (Revenant)
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8:39am Belle & Sebastian Piazza, New York Catcher Dear Catastrophe Waitress (Rough Trade)
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