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Joanna Bz DJ Profile

My name is pronounced Jo-AN-uh BE-zee. 

Music- in one way or another- has been a hobby of mine since childhood. Around age 8, I established my own radio station, WJOJO, where I was the sole DJ, engineer, programmer, weather reporter, and commerical actor. Equipped with a tape recorder and an RCA record player, I played from my and my mom's 45 collection. By the time I reached middle school, I'd forgotten about WJOJO, but advanced my fandom to attending rock concerts like Corey Hart, Duran Duran, Flesh for Lulu, and Gene Loves Jezebel. Many years later after moving to Chicago I played bass in the goof-pop bands Los Shut Up and Let's Get Out of This Terrible Sandwich Shop. And after many years of listening to CHIRP Radio, I joined up as a volunteer and learned how to DJ and host my own show (for real). WJOJO doesn't exist, but you can catch my show Thursdays, 6-9AM. I promise I won't play Corey Hart. 

 

You can listen to Joanna's two most recent shows below:

Joanna Bz's Playlists

2/2 - 8am hour
Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch album artwork 8:50am Eric Dolphy Out To Lunch Out To Lunch (Blue Note)
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8:46am Dippers Drift Space Looking for a Sphere (Goner)
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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Paper Mâché Dream Balloon album artwork 8:43am King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard N.G.R.I. (Bloodstain) Paper Mâché Dream Balloon (ATO)
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Daughters Of The Sun - Rings album artwork 8:41am Daughters Of The Sun Shine On Rings (Modern Radio)
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Live Skull - Saturday Night Massacre album artwork 8:37am Live Skull Details of the Madness Saturday Night Massacre (Bronson)
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We Are Scientists - Lobes album artwork 8:32am We Are Scientists Here Goes Lobes (100%)
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8:29am Sweet Baby Jesus Discreet Freak single (self-released)
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8:26am Poi Dog Pondering Local Free & Easy Keep On Loving Each Other (self-released)
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Television - Adventure album artwork 8:21am Television Days Adventure (Elektra)
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Babes In Toyland - Fontanelle album artwork 8:18am Babes In Toyland Spun Fontanelle (Reprise)
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8:15am Blatant Dissent Local Contemporary Hip 1985-1986 (Alona's Dream)
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King Tuff - Smalltown Stardust album artwork 8:09am King Tuff Portrait of God Smalltown Stardust (Sub Pop)
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Hard Feelings - Hard Feelings album artwork 8:04am Hard Feelings Love Scenes Hard Feelings (Domino)
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Working Men 8:01am Working Men's Club Teeth Working Men's Club (Heavenly)
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2/2 - 7am hour
Sightless Pit - Lockstep Bloodwar album artwork 7:56am Sightless Pit Futilities (featuring Foie Gras) Lockstep Bloodwar (Thrill Jockey)
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The C.I.A. - Surgery Channel album artwork 7:50am The C.I.A. Bubble Surgery Channel (in the Red)
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Rocket from the Tombs - Barfly album artwork 7:47am Rocket from the Tombs I Sell Soul Barfly (Fire)
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Michael Liggins & the Super Souls - Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike Lenaburg album artwork 7:43am Michael Liggins & the Super Souls Loaded Back Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike Lenaburg (Numero Group)
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Duckwrth - Chrome Bull album artwork 7:40am Duckwrth Sneaky (featuring Juls) Chrome Bull (Supergood/The Blind Youth)
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Dead Meadow - Force Form Free album artwork 7:32am Dead Meadow The Lure of the Next Peak Force Form Free (Blues Funeral)
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The Groundhogs - Thank Christ for the Bomb album artwork 7:29am The Groundhogs Ship on the Ocean Thank Christ for the Bomb (Fire)
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Spirit of the Beehive - Hypnic Jerks album artwork 7:23am Spirit of the Beehive poly swim Hypnic Jerks (Tiny Engines)
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Little Simz - NO THANK YOU album artwork 7:17am Little Simz X NO THANK YOU (Forever Living Originals/AWAL)
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7:10am Outronaut Local Kill the Light Kill the Light (self-released)
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JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound - Beat of Our Own Drum album artwork 7:06am JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound Local Alright Beat of Our Own Drum (self-released)
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Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure album artwork 7:01am Roxy Music Grey Lagoons For Your Pleasure (Island)
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2/2 - 6am hour
William Is - Roadstar album artwork 6:57am William Is Local Everyone Loves Chelsea Roadstar (Aquariphone)
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6:52am Roy Ayers, Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad Sunflowers Roy Ayers JID 002 (Jazz Is Dead)
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Yaya Bey - Remember Your North Star album artwork 6:49am Yaya Bey keisha Remember Your North Star (Big Dada)
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Melenas - Melenas album artwork 6:45am Melenas Una Voz Melenas (Trouble in Mind)
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