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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

6/1 - 9pm hour
The Smile - A Light for Attracting Attention album artwork 9:35pm The Smile The Opposite A Light for Attracting Attention (XL)
Track Notes: Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood along with Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner Buy The Smile A Light for Attracting Attention at Reckless Records Buy The Smile at iTunes Buy The Smile A Light for Attracting Attention at eMusic Add to Collection
Cadence Weapon - Hope in Dirt City album artwork 9:30pm Cadence Weapon Jukebox Hope in Dirt City (Upper Class)
Track Notes: @ Do Division Friday Buy Cadence Weapon Hope in Dirt City at Reckless Records Buy Cadence Weapon at iTunes Buy Cadence Weapon Hope in Dirt City at eMusic Add to Collection
Roller - Offed album artwork 9:26pm Roller ArteryPipe Offed (Radical Documents)
Track Notes: Los Angeles-via-Ohio duo Buy Roller Offed at Reckless Records Buy Roller at iTunes Buy Roller Offed at eMusic Add to Collection
Porridge Radio - Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky album artwork 9:22pm Porridge Radio Birthday Party Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky (Secretly Canadian)
Buy Porridge Radio Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky at Reckless Records Buy Porridge Radio at iTunes Buy Porridge Radio Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky at eMusic Add to Collection
NNAMDï - Are You Happy album artwork 9:17pm NNAMDï Local Glass Casket (Remix) Are You Happy (Sooper)
Track Notes: @ Do Division Friday Buy NNAMDï Are You Happy at Reckless Records Buy NNAMDï at iTunes Buy NNAMDï Are You Happy at eMusic Add to Collection
9:13pm Jordana Pressure Point Face The Wall (Grand Jury)
Buy Jordana Face The Wall at Reckless Records Buy Jordana at iTunes Buy Jordana Face The Wall at eMusic Add to Collection
Tkay Maidza - Last Year Was Weird Vol. 2 album artwork 9:11pm Tkay Maidza Shook Last Year Was Weird Vol. 2 (4AD)
Buy Tkay Maidza Last Year Was Weird Vol. 2 at Reckless Records Buy Tkay Maidza at iTunes Buy Tkay Maidza Last Year Was Weird Vol. 2 at eMusic Add to Collection
mxmtoon - rising album artwork 9:06pm mxmtoon mona lisa rising (AWAL)
Track Notes: Raised in Oakland, CA, based in Brooklyn Buy mxmtoon rising at Reckless Records Buy mxmtoon at iTunes Buy mxmtoon rising at eMusic Add to Collection
9:03pm Velcro BLÚCUTU Te la Buscaste (self-released)
Buy Velcro Te la Buscaste at Reckless Records Buy Velcro at iTunes Buy Velcro Te la Buscaste at eMusic Add to Collection
6/1 - 8pm hour
Cut Copy - Freeze, Melt album artwork 8:58pm Cut Copy Like Breaking Glass Freeze, Melt (Cutters)
Buy Cut Copy Freeze, Melt at Reckless Records Buy Cut Copy at iTunes Buy Cut Copy Freeze, Melt at eMusic Add to Collection
Delta Spirit - One Is One album artwork 8:53pm Delta Spirit On & On (Look Away) One Is One (New West)
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Oso Oso - Basking in the Glow album artwork 8:50pm Oso Oso One Sick Plan Basking in the Glow (Triple Crown)
Track Notes: @ Beat Kitchen tomorrow, Do Division Friday Buy Oso Oso Basking in the Glow at Reckless Records Buy Oso Oso at iTunes Buy Oso Oso Basking in the Glow at eMusic Add to Collection
Brandon Coleman - Interstellar Black Space album artwork 8:44pm Brandon Coleman On The One Interstellar Black Space (Brainfeeder)
Buy Brandon Coleman Interstellar Black Space at Reckless Records Buy Brandon Coleman at iTunes Buy Brandon Coleman Interstellar Black Space at eMusic Add to Collection
10,000 Maniacs - The Wishing Chair album artwork 8:41pm 10,000 Maniacs Lilydale The Wishing Chair (Elektra)
Buy 10,000 Maniacs The Wishing Chair at Reckless Records Buy 10,000 Maniacs at iTunes Buy 10,000 Maniacs The Wishing Chair at eMusic Add to Collection
The Donnas - Spend The Night album artwork 8:38pm The Donnas Too Bad About Your Girl Spend The Night (Atlantic)
Buy The Donnas Spend The Night at Reckless Records Buy The Donnas at iTunes Buy The Donnas Spend The Night at eMusic Add to Collection
8:32pm Ian Isiah Princess Pouty AUNTIE (Juliet)
Buy Ian Isiah AUNTIE at Reckless Records Buy Ian Isiah at iTunes Buy Ian Isiah AUNTIE at eMusic Add to Collection
Kraftwerk - Autobahn album artwork 8:29pm Kraftwerk Morgenspaziergang Autobahn (Philips)
Track Notes: @ Aragon tomorrow Buy Kraftwerk Autobahn at Reckless Records Buy Kraftwerk at iTunes Buy Kraftwerk Autobahn at eMusic Add to Collection
Joe Rainey - Niineta album artwork 8:26pm Joe Rainey no chants Niineta (37d03d)
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The Chi-Lites - The Ultimate Chi-Lites album artwork 8:10pm The Chi-Lites Local (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People The Ultimate Chi-Lites (Brunswick)
Buy The Chi-Lites The Ultimate Chi-Lites at Reckless Records Buy The Chi-Lites at iTunes Buy The Chi-Lites The Ultimate Chi-Lites at eMusic Add to Collection
Ravyn Lenae - Hypnos album artwork 8:05pm Ravyn Lenae Local Inside Out Hypnos (Atlantic)
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Anushka - Yemaya album artwork 8:00pm Anushka Serenity Yemaya (Tru Thoughts)
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5/25 - 9pm hour
9:51pm Godspeed You Black Emperor! Moya Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada EP (Constellation)
Buy Godspeed You Black Emperor! Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada EP at Reckless Records Buy Godspeed You Black Emperor! at iTunes Buy Godspeed You Black Emperor! Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada EP at eMusic Add to Collection
Spoon - Lucifer On The Sofa album artwork 9:44pm Spoon The Devil & Mister Jones Lucifer On The Sofa (Matador)
Track Notes: 10th studio album Buy Spoon Lucifer On The Sofa at Reckless Records Buy Spoon at iTunes Buy Spoon Lucifer On The Sofa at eMusic Add to Collection
9:39pm Shredded Sun Local Say My Name Land Lines (self-released)
Track Notes: former members of Fake Fictions Buy Shredded Sun Land Lines at Reckless Records Buy Shredded Sun at iTunes Buy Shredded Sun Land Lines at eMusic Add to Collection
PENDANT - Harp album artwork 9:36pm PENDANT Static Dream Harp (Saddle Creek)
Track Notes: Los Angeles songwriter/producer Chris Adams Buy PENDANT Harp at Reckless Records Buy PENDANT at iTunes Buy PENDANT Harp at eMusic Add to Collection
Earthen Sea - Ghost Poems album artwork 9:32pm Earthen Sea Snowy Water Ghost Poems (Kranky)
Track Notes: Fourth album by Jacob Long Buy Earthen Sea Ghost Poems at Reckless Records Buy Earthen Sea at iTunes Buy Earthen Sea Ghost Poems at eMusic Add to Collection
MJ Lenderman - Boat Songs album artwork 9:26pm MJ Lenderman You Have Bought Yourself a Boat Boat Songs (Dear Life)
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Wednesday - Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling 9:22pm Wednesday Perfect (Smashing Pumpkins) Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling 'em Up (Ordinal)
Buy Wednesday Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling 'em Up at Reckless Records Buy Wednesday at iTunes Buy Wednesday Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling 'em Up at eMusic Add to Collection
Deftones - White Pony album artwork 9:18pm Deftones Digital Bath White Pony (Maverick)
Track Notes: @ Northerly Island Friday Buy Deftones White Pony at Reckless Records Buy Deftones at iTunes Buy Deftones White Pony at eMusic Add to Collection
9:10pm Mark Ronson & The Business Intl Somebody To Love Me (featuring Boy George & Andrew Wyatt) Record Collection (Columbia)
Buy Mark Ronson & The Business Intl Record Collection at Reckless Records Buy Mark Ronson & The Business Intl at iTunes Buy Mark Ronson & The Business Intl Record Collection at eMusic Add to Collection
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