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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

5/16 - 8am hour
Poster Children - Daisy Chain Reaction album artwork 8:54am Poster Children Local Water Daisy Chain Reaction (Twin/Tone)
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Kamasi Washington - Fearless Movement album artwork 8:53am Kamasi Washington Lines In The Sand Fearless Movement (Young)
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8:43am Wang Chung To Live and Die in LA To Live and Die in L.A. Soundtrack (Geffen)
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Arab Strap - i 8:39am Arab Strap Strawberry Moon i'm totally fine with it don't give a fuck anymore (Rock Action)
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Kiwi Jr. - Chopper album artwork 8:35am Kiwi Jr. Downtown Area Blues Chopper (Sub Pop)
Track Notes: at thalia hall on 6/1 w/ GBV Buy Kiwi Jr. Chopper at Reckless Records Buy Kiwi Jr. at iTunes Buy Kiwi Jr. Chopper at eMusic Add to Collection
DEHD - Poetry album artwork 8:32am DEHD Local Don't Look Down Poetry (Fat Possum)
Track Notes: at thalia hall, 11/12 sold out! Buy DEHD Poetry at Reckless Records Buy DEHD at iTunes Buy DEHD Poetry at eMusic Add to Collection
Jordan Rakei - The Loop album artwork 8:25am Jordan Rakei Trust The Loop (Verve Forecast)
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Le Butcherettes - Bi/Mental album artwork 8:21am Le Butcherettes struggle/STRUGGLE Bi/Mental (Rise)
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The Get Up Kids - Red Letter Day EP album artwork 8:18am The Get Up Kids Forgive and Forget Red Letter Day EP (Doghouse)
Track Notes: by request for your buddy and mine, Luke from Luketown Buy The Get Up Kids Red Letter Day EP at Reckless Records Buy The Get Up Kids at iTunes Buy The Get Up Kids Red Letter Day EP at eMusic Add to Collection
Ekko Astral - pink balloons album artwork 8:12am Ekko Astral uwu type beat pink balloons (Topshelf)
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Young Guv - 2 Sad 2 Funk album artwork 8:09am Young Guv Ain't Fallin in Luv Again 2 Sad 2 Funk (Night School)
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David Bowie - Young Americans album artwork 8:02am David Bowie Fascination Young Americans (RCA)
Track Notes: RIP David Sanborn, d. 5/12/2024 Buy David Bowie Young Americans at Reckless Records Buy David Bowie at iTunes Buy David Bowie Young Americans at eMusic Add to Collection
5/16 - 7am hour
Loren Kramar - Glovemaker album artwork 7:57am Loren Kramar Like a Lover Glovemaker (Secretly Canadian)
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Foxygen - ...And Star Power album artwork 7:52am Foxygen Cosmic Vibrations ...And Star Power (Jagjaguwar)
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Titus Andronicus - The Airing Of Grievances album artwork 7:52am Titus Andronicus My Time Outside The Womb The Airing Of Grievances (XL)
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The Marcels - Blue Moon album artwork 7:51am The Marcels Crazy Bells Blue Moon (Collectables)
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Greg Saunier - We Sang, Therefore We Were album artwork 7:42am Greg Saunier Yeah You, Person We Sang, Therefore We Were (Joyful Noise)
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7:36am Combo Chimbita Memoria IRÉ (ANTI-)
Track Notes: at lincoln hall, 5/18 Buy Combo Chimbita IRÉ at Reckless Records Buy Combo Chimbita at iTunes Buy Combo Chimbita IRÉ at eMusic Add to Collection
Valebol - Valebol album artwork 7:31am Valebol Local Row Row Row Valebol (Otherly Love)
Track Notes: at thalia hall, 6/7 Buy Valebol Valebol at Reckless Records Buy Valebol at iTunes Buy Valebol Valebol at eMusic Add to Collection
The Lemon Twigs - A Dream Is All We Know album artwork 7:25am The Lemon Twigs My Golden Years A Dream Is All We Know (Captured Tracks)
Track Notes: at lincoln hall, 10/18 Buy The Lemon Twigs A Dream Is All We Know at Reckless Records Buy The Lemon Twigs at iTunes Buy The Lemon Twigs A Dream Is All We Know at eMusic Add to Collection
Destroyer - City Of Daughters album artwork 7:22am Destroyer School, And The Girls Who Go There City Of Daughters (Triple Crown)
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Ratboys - Happy Birthday, Ratboy album artwork 7:18am Ratboys Local Collected Happy Birthday, Ratboy (Topshelf)
Track Notes: at salt shed, 5/21 w/ decemberists Buy Ratboys Happy Birthday, Ratboy at Reckless Records Buy Ratboys at iTunes Buy Ratboys Happy Birthday, Ratboy at eMusic Add to Collection
10cc - Sheet Music album artwork 7:11am 10cc Local The Worst Band in the World Sheet Music (Mercury)
Track Notes: request from last week for Cooper in Logan Square 😊 Buy 10cc Sheet Music at Reckless Records Buy 10cc at iTunes Buy 10cc Sheet Music at eMusic Add to Collection
Panda Bear - Mr Noah EP album artwork 7:06am Panda Bear This Side of Paradise Mr Noah EP (Domino)
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MRCY - VOLUME 1 album artwork 7:02am MRCY Flowers In Mourning VOLUME 1 (Secretly Canadian)
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5/16 - 6am hour
Blue Bendy - So Medieval album artwork 6:57am Blue Bendy Cloudy So Medieval (The state51 Conspiracy)
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Grace Jones - Nightclubbing album artwork 6:50am Grace Jones Walking in the Rain Nightclubbing (Island)
Track Notes: see Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami at the CHIRP Film Festival, Sat, 5/16, 4PM Buy Grace Jones Nightclubbing at Reckless Records Buy Grace Jones at iTunes Buy Grace Jones Nightclubbing at eMusic Add to Collection
Com Truise - Galactic Melt album artwork 6:46am Com Truise Air Cal Galactic Melt (Ghostly International)
Track Notes: dj set at sleeping village, 5/17 Buy Com Truise Galactic Melt at Reckless Records Buy Com Truise at iTunes Buy Com Truise Galactic Melt at eMusic Add to Collection
The Reds, Pinks and Purples - Unwishing Well album artwork 6:42am The Reds, Pinks and Purples What's Going On with Ordinary People Unwishing Well (Slumberland)
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Cusp - Thanks So Much album artwork 6:37am Cusp Local You Can't See Me Thanks So Much (Self-Released)
Track Notes: at sleeping village, 5/21 Buy Cusp Thanks So Much at Reckless Records Buy Cusp at iTunes Buy Cusp Thanks So Much at eMusic Add to Collection
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