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Women Behind the Music in Cincinnati: Jenn Jordan

Jenn Jordan is the Co- Host of Jeff and Jenn Mornings on Q102. More than likely, you have been driving to work listening to her since 2002. Jenn is hilarious, hard-working, and a devoted mother.

We were thrilled to be able to sit down with Jenn about being a Woman Behind the Music in Cincinnati.

Everyone knows you from Q102. What are some things we may not know about you?  
I played the drums and piano when I was a kid.  I also took 11 years of tap dance lessons.

As a woman in Cincinnati music, do you feel that your gender has ever hindered your path? Do you feel that you must work harder to get your voice heard?  
When my son was younger and newly diagnosed with autism, I was often exhausted and overwhelmed.  That made it difficult to focus sometimes and I wasn't able to go to all the after-hours work events.  I think all the mommy-hood things I had going on made it hard for me to keep up.  But I think that can be an issue for any profession.

What women in music (or behind the music) do you admire?  
Madonna.  While I may not be a fan of all her music or all the theatrics, I respect the way she lives her life and manages her career on her terms.  Strong, independent, creative and accepting of everyone.

Tell us about the craziest second date update you have heard that you may have not been able to air.  
One where the couple was having an intimate moment and she took her finger and stuck it up his...

What do you want people to take away with them when they think of you?  
That I'm a devoted and loving mom who always likes to find the good in every situation.  

March is Women’s History Month, in celebration, CincyMusic.com will be featuring important women behind the music scene in Cincinnati. Cincinnati is the home of so many amazing women within the music industry. These women include; an activist, a Director of Marketing, Music Editor, DJ, Producer, musicians, and many more!

Stay tuned to CincyMusic.com for our Features on these talented women this month!  



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Women Behind the Music in Cincinnati: Bridget England 

One local woman’s passion for radio all started out with a toilet paper roll, copper, and some static for a seventh-grade project. Bridget England, otherwise known as Mistress Bridget or Bridget Rock on 96 Rock, created a radio out of these items. “I guess it’s always been there...

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Women Behind the Music in Cincinnati: Abiyah 

Abiyah is a force in Cincinnati. As an artist for over fifteen years in the Cincinnati music scene, she has gone over and beyond to help her fellow artists out.  Abiyah is a woman I admire and respect and I was honored to talk to her about being a Woman Behind the Music (and in front of) in...

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Women Behind the Music: Pam Temple 

Pam Temple is a legend in the music community here in Cincinnati. She has been playing in the band Wild Carrot since 2000 with her husband, Spencer Funk. They have been voted “Best Folk Act” at the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, and have been chosen twice as the only U.S. Folk Act to...

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Women Behind the Music in Cincinnati: Jennifer Fritsch 

Jennifer Fritsch is the Executive Producer for the Jeff & Jenn morning show on Q102. Jennifer went to Holmes High School and then to Northern Kentucky University where she studied French and Speech Communication. In 2001, she started working at Q102 and told her parents, “Q102 will...

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Women Behind the Music in Cincinnati: Laura Bock 

Laura Bock is a force in Cincinnati. Not only does she work for MEMI (Music & Event Management, Inc.), but she is also in one of the best local bands in Cincinnati, Young Heirlooms.  We were honored to sit down with Laura as a woman behind – and within the music in Cincinnati! Tell...

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Women Behind the Music in Cincinnati: Jean Dowell 

It was two years ago at The Comet here in Cincinnati when I first saw and heard Jean Dowell. Mike Oberst (The Tillers and Blue Rock Boys) was hosting a month-long residency there. A friend and I thought it would be fun to stop in, grab a drink and a burrito, and listen to some great music. Mike...