Amanda Walz

Between 2011 and 2014 Amanda hosted a bevy of great music shows for Transistor Radio. Here are seven that remain in our archives.

Please note: The episode numbers don’t necessarily reflect the sequence in which the episodes were recorded.


 Amanda Walz, pictured in 2012 at Transistor’s three-year anniversary party.

Amanda Walz, pictured in 2012 at Transistor’s three-year anniversary party.

Amanda Walz is a lifelong music fan. In her infancy, she'd been known to cry until she heard her favorite Barry Manilow songs. She spent much of her adolescence at record stores and concert venues in the Detroit Metro area. In her 20s, she worked at a record store, had a DJ shift at a community college station, sang in a (horrible) surf punk band and bowled in a league. She studied art history and German language and graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit. Amanda moved to Chicago seven years ago and is currently working on her graduate degree in linguistics. A self-proclaimed feline enthusiast, Amanda has four cats. Her all-time favorite musician is Björk and she still avidly listens to plenty of '80s new wave. (Bio circa 2014)