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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 here.

Joanna Bz's Playlists

9/23 - 8am hour
Rachika Nayar - Heaven Come Crashing album artwork 8:53am Rachika Nayar Tetramorph Heaven Come Crashing (NNA)
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Efterklang - Under Giant Trees album artwork 8:48am Efterklang Towards The Bare Hill Under Giant Trees (Leaf)
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8:43am Yuta Matsumura Soko No Ato Red Ribbon (Low Company)
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Maggie Rogers - Surrender album artwork 8:39am Maggie Rogers That's Where I Am Surrender (Capitol)
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New Order - Brotherhood album artwork 8:33am New Order All Day Long Brotherhood (Factory)
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Whitney - Spark album artwork 8:29am Whitney Local County Lines Spark (Secretly Canadian)
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8:22am Lush Ocean Spooky (4AD)
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Sharon Van Etten - We 8:19am Sharon Van Etten I'll Try We've Been Going About This All Wrong (Jagjaguwar)
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THICK - Happy Now album artwork 8:16am THICK Disappear Happy Now (Epitaph)
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Meat Wave - Delusion Moon album artwork 8:10am Meat Wave Local Cosmic Zoo Delusion Moon (SideOne Dummy)
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CB Radio Gorgeous - Tour Tape 8:08am CB Radio Gorgeous Local Human Moments Tour Tape '22 (Trouble In Mind)
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8:05am X-Ray Spex Age Germfree Adolescents (EMI)
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The Veldt - Entropy Is The Mainline To God album artwork 8:02am The Veldt New Blood Entropy Is The Mainline To God (The Acid Test/Little Cloud)
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9/23 - 7am hour
7:58am Moritat Local Bodies Of The Universe Vermilion (self-released)
Track Notes: by request for Stephen-- thanks!! Buy Moritat Vermilion at Reckless Records Buy Moritat at iTunes Buy Moritat Vermilion at eMusic Add to Collection
Blur - Leisure album artwork 7:52am Blur Bang Leisure (Food)
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7:48am Johnny Marr The Trap Playland (New Voodoo)
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7:45am Ron Gallo Love Supreme (Work Together!) Stardust Birthday Party (New West)
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Codeine - Dessau album artwork 7:41am Codeine Tom Dessau (Numero Group)
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David Bowie - Diamond Dogs album artwork 7:35am David Bowie Sweet Thing Diamond Dogs (RCA)
Track Notes: Toni Basil, choreographer on Diamond Dogs tour, b. 9/22/1943 Buy David Bowie Diamond Dogs at Reckless Records Buy David Bowie at iTunes Buy David Bowie Diamond Dogs at eMusic Add to Collection
7:31am DRAMA Local 3AM Don't Wait Up (DRAMA Music)
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7:28am Au Suisse Thing Au Suisse (City Slang)
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7:24am 50FOOTWAVE Human Bath White (HHBTM Records)
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7:19am Queen of Jeans Take it All Away If you're not afraid, I'm not afraid (Topshelf)
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7:15am Ezra Furman Local Dressed in Black All Of Us Flames (ANTI-)
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7:08am Monolithe Noir Finvus Rin (Capitane)
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7:05am Guerilla Toss Retreat Twisted Crystal (DFA)
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7:00am The Runaways Dead End Justice The Runaways (Mercury)
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9/23 - 6am hour
6:53am Charles Stepney Local In the Basement Step on Step (International Anthem)
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6:48am Green/Blue Gimme Hell b/w Worry (Feel It)
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6:43am Battles Race: In* Mirrored (Warp)
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