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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

7/28 - 7am hour
Pulp - Different Class album artwork 7:40am Pulp Disco 2000 Different Class (Island)
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Cola Boyy - Prosthetic Boombox album artwork 7:34am Cola Boyy You Can Do It (featuring Nit) Prosthetic Boombox (Record Makers)
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7:31am Teebs Studie (feat. Panda Bear) Anicca (Brainfeeder)
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Moor Mother - Jazz Codes album artwork 7:29am Moor Mother GOLDEN LADY (featuring Melanie Charles) Jazz Codes (ANTI-)
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Dylan Moon - Option Explore album artwork 7:24am Dylan Moon Deep Time Option Explore (RVNG Int)
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The Beatles - Revolver album artwork 7:21am The Beatles Got To Get You Into My Life Revolver (Capitol)
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7:16am Pink Floyd Summer '68 Atom Heart Mother (Harvest)
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Automatic - Excess album artwork 7:09am Automatic Venus Hour Excess (Stones Throw)
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Space Art - Space Art album artwork 7:06am Space Art Axius Space Art (Because Music)
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Quintron & Miss Pussycat - Goblin Alert album artwork 7:02am Quintron & Miss Pussycat Weaver Wear Goblin Alert (Goner)
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Scratch Acid - The Greatest Gift album artwork 7:00am Scratch Acid Greatest Gift The Greatest Gift (Touch and Go)
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7/28 - 6am hour
Twen - One Stop Shop album artwork 6:56am Twen HaHaHome One Stop Shop (self-released)
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Juliana Hatfield - Beautiful Creature album artwork 6:50am Juliana Hatfield Cool Rock Boy Beautiful Creature (Island)
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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Endless Rooms album artwork 6:46am Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever The Way It Shatters Endless Rooms (Sub Pop)
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6:40am Katalyst, Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad Daybreak Katalyst JID013 (Jazz is Dead)
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T. Rex - Futuristic Dragon album artwork 6:33am T. Rex New York City Futuristic Dragon (Polygram)
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Norma Tanega - Walkin 6:30am Norma Tanega You're Dead Walkin' My Cat Named Dog (New Voice)
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Tami Neilson - KINGMAKER album artwork 6:27am Tami Neilson Beyond the Stars KINGMAKER (Neilson Records)
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6:21am Diagonal Local Sines You Are Free EP (Midwest Action)
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Sault - 7 album artwork 6:18am Sault Living In America 7 (Forever Living Originals)
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Yaya Bey - Remember Your North Star album artwork 6:15am Yaya Bey alright Remember Your North Star (Big Dada)
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NoSo - Stay Proud of Me album artwork 6:09am NoSo Suburbia Stay Proud of Me (Partisan)
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6:04am Band of Horses In the Hard Times Things Are Great (BMG)
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Jeff Parker - Forfolks album artwork 6:00am Jeff Parker Local La Jetée Forfolks (International Anthem)
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7/21 - 8am hour
Spacin 8:50am Spacin' U.S. Ruse Total Freedom (Richie Records)
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8:45am Of Montreal My Favorite Boxer The Gay Parade (Bar/None)
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Jimmy McGriff - Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights album artwork 8:41am Jimmy McGriff Jungle Cat Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights (Numero Group)
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8:38am VISION 3D 18 Avril Hypnose (Six Tonnes de Chair)
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8:33am Sampa the Great Lane (featuring Denzel Curry) single (Loma Vista)
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TRS-80 - Mr. Kickass album artwork 8:30am TRS-80 Local Time Leverage Mr. Kickass (Invisible)
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