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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

5/25 - 9pm hour
9:05pm Defcee and BoatHouse Local Rossi (featuring Armand Hammer) For All Debts Public And Private (Closed Sessions)
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9:02pm Bloodhype Local Mariana Pictures of Our Dead Intercom System (self-released)
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5/25 - 8pm hour
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem album artwork 8:56pm LCD Soundsystem Daft Punk Is Playing At My House LCD Soundsystem (DFA)
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Sis - Gnani album artwork 8:50pm Sis Wooie Gnani (Native Cat)
Track Notes: Native Cat Records founder Jenny Gillespie Mason Buy Sis Gnani at Reckless Records Buy Sis at iTunes Buy Sis Gnani at eMusic Add to Collection
8:47pm Jean Carne, Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad Visions Jean Carne JID012 (Jazz Is Dead)
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The Five Stairsteps - The First Family of Soul: The Best of The Five Stairsteps album artwork 8:44pm The Five Stairsteps Local Danger! She's A Stranger The First Family of Soul: The Best of The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)
Track Notes: Between 1966 and 1976 they released music with Curtis Mayfield on his Windy C label, Buddah records (the bulk of their material) and on George Harrison’s Dark Horse imprint. Buy The Five Stairsteps The First Family of Soul: The Best of The Five Stairsteps at Reckless Records Buy The Five Stairsteps at iTunes Buy The Five Stairsteps The First Family of Soul: The Best of The Five Stairsteps at eMusic Add to Collection
Brooklyn Funk Essentials - In the Buzzbag album artwork 8:34pm Brooklyn Funk Essentials In the Buzzbag In the Buzzbag (Doublemoon)
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Belle & Sebastian - A Bit of Previous album artwork 8:31pm Belle & Sebastian Prophets on Hold A Bit of Previous (Matador)
Track Notes: @ Riviera tomorrow w/ Divino Nino Buy Belle & Sebastian A Bit of Previous at Reckless Records Buy Belle & Sebastian at iTunes Buy Belle & Sebastian A Bit of Previous at eMusic Add to Collection
Belle & Sebastian - A Bit of Previous album artwork 8:30pm Belle & Sebastian Prophets on Hold A Bit of Previous (Matador)
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Hot Chip - A Bath Full of Ecstasy album artwork 8:09pm Hot Chip Positive A Bath Full of Ecstasy (Domino)
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John Doe - Fables in a Foreign Land album artwork 8:08pm John Doe Down South Fables in a Foreign Land (Fat Possum)
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Wavves - Hideaway album artwork 8:03pm Wavves Sinking Feeling Hideaway (Fat Possum)
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5/24 - 7pm hour
Holy Ghost! - Work album artwork 7:56pm Holy Ghost! Escape From Los Angeles Work (West End/BMG)
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7:49pm Young RJ & Mega Ran Algorithm (featuring MC Frontalot & Abstract Orchestra) 2HANDSUP (N'estra)
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Little Simz - Drop 6 album artwork 7:46pm Little Simz one life, might live Drop 6 (AWAL)
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Alias - Fever Dream album artwork 7:43pm Alias Sugarpeeeee Fever Dream (Anticon)
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7:36pm The Band Dry Your Eyes (with Neil Diamond) The Last Waltz (Warner Bros.)
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Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - Texas Sun album artwork 7:35pm Khruangbin & Leon Bridges Texas Sun Texas Sun (Dead Oceans)
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The Dead Tongues - Dust album artwork 7:29pm The Dead Tongues Garden Song Dust (Psychic Hotline)
Track Notes: fifth release by Ashville, NC artist Ryan Gustafson Buy The Dead Tongues Dust at Reckless Records Buy The Dead Tongues at iTunes Buy The Dead Tongues Dust at eMusic Add to Collection
Interpol - The Other Side Of Make-Believe album artwork 7:23pm Interpol Something Changed The Other Side Of Make-Believe (Matador)
Track Notes: (out 7/15) Buy Interpol The Other Side Of Make-Believe at Reckless Records Buy Interpol at iTunes Buy Interpol The Other Side Of Make-Believe at eMusic Add to Collection
7:20pm DEHD Local Haha Flower of Devotion (Fire Talk)
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7:14pm Kikagaku Moyo Dancing Blue Kumoyo Island (Guruguru Brain)
Track Notes: Thalia Hall tonight Buy Kikagaku Moyo Kumoyo Island at Reckless Records Buy Kikagaku Moyo at iTunes Buy Kikagaku Moyo Kumoyo Island at eMusic Add to Collection
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Room at the Top album artwork 7:08pm Clap Your Hands Say Yeah In The Water Room at the Top (CYHSY/Secretky Distribution)
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Lucius - Second Nature album artwork 7:05pm Lucius Dance Around It (feat. Brandi Carlile & Sheryl Crow) Second Nature (Mom+Pop)
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7:00pm Divino Niño Local Cosmic Flower Foam (Winspear)
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5/24 - 6pm hour
Axel Boman - LUZ album artwork 6:55pm Axel Boman Nowhere Good (feat. Bella Boo) LUZ (Studio Barnhus)
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System Exclusive - System Exclusive album artwork 6:52pm System Exclusive Close Encounters System Exclusive (Castle Face)
Track Notes: Ari Blaisdell (vox) & Matt Jones (drum machines, et al.) Buy System Exclusive System Exclusive at Reckless Records Buy System Exclusive at iTunes Buy System Exclusive System Exclusive at eMusic Add to Collection
Fontaines D.C. - Skinty Fia album artwork 6:45pm Fontaines D.C. Big Shot Skinty Fia (Partisan)
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6:41pm Serengeti Local Dennehy Dennehy / Beautyman EP (Fake Four Inc.)
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Toro Y Moi - MAHAL album artwork 6:38pm Toro Y Moi Magazine (feat. Salami Rose Joe Louis) MAHAL (Dead Oceans)
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