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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 - 6am hour
6:39am Preoccupations Death of Melody Arrangements (self-released)
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6:36am Pavement Heaven Is A Truck Crooked Rain Crooked Rain: L.A.'s Desert Origins (Matador)
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6:32am Julien Baker Faith Healer Little Oblivions (Matador)
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6:30am Let's Wrestle For My Mother Nursing Home (Merge)
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6:26am Soccer Mommy Shotgun Sometimes, Forever (Loma Vista)
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6:22am Caribou Can't Do Without You Our Love (Merge)
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6:16am Niki and the Dove Mother Protect Instinct (Sub Pop)
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6:14am Fenella The Metallic Index The Metallic Index (Fire)
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The Donkeys - Midnight Palms album artwork 6:09am The Donkeys Day by Day Midnight Palms (Easy Sound)
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Shannon And The Clams - Year Of The Spider album artwork 6:06am Shannon And The Clams Godstone Year Of The Spider (Easy Eye Sound/Concord)
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Eli Winter - Eli Winter album artwork 6:00am Eli Winter Local Davening in Threes Eli Winter (Three Lobed)
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9/16 - 7pm hour
Can - LIVE IN CUXHAVEN 1976 album artwork 7:57pm Can Cuxhaven 76 Vier LIVE IN CUXHAVEN 1976 (Mute)
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Sharon Van Etten - We 7:50pm Sharon Van Etten Born We've Been Going About This All Wrong (Jagjaguwar)
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JJUlius - Vol. 2 album artwork 7:47pm JJUlius Dom hör dig men dom lyssnar inte Vol. 2 (DFA)
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Golomb - Golomb album artwork 7:35pm Golomb Heaven Golomb (Self-Released)
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Goat - Oh Death album artwork 7:31pm Goat Under No Nation Oh Death (Rocket)
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LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem album artwork 7:21pm LCD Soundsystem Tribulations LCD Soundsystem (DFA)
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SASAMI - Squeeze album artwork 7:18pm SASAMI Sorry Entertainer Squeeze (Domino)
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Charles Stepney - Step on Step album artwork 7:16pm Charles Stepney Local Black Gold Step on Step (International Anthem)
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Jenny Hval - The Practice of Love album artwork 7:08pm Jenny Hval Six Red Cannas The Practice of Love (Sacred Bones)
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NNAMDï - Are You Happy album artwork 7:04pm NNAMDï Local Backseat Are You Happy (Sooper)
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Santigold - Spirituals album artwork 7:01pm Santigold High Priestess Spirituals (Little Jerk)
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9/16 - 6pm hour
6:57pm Baston Zodiac La Martyre (Howlin' Banana)
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Conjunto Primitivo - Morir y Renacer album artwork 6:49pm Conjunto Primitivo Local Anillo De Veneno Morir y Renacer (Chicago Research)
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PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea album artwork 6:48pm PJ Harvey Good Fortune Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea (Island)
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M.O.T.O. - Raw Power album artwork 6:38pm M.O.T.O. Local Primeval Raw Power (Criminal IQ)
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Elastica - Elastica album artwork 6:37pm Elastica Car Song Elastica (DGC)
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T. Rex - Futuristic Dragon album artwork 6:31pm T. Rex Sensation Boulevard Futuristic Dragon (Polygram)
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Du Blonde - HOMECOMING album artwork 6:24pm Du Blonde Pull the Plug HOMECOMING (Daemon T.V.)
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6:19pm Moritat Local Weapons Vermilion (self-released)
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