DJ Jenny Woolworth is the geeked-out alter ego of Nicole Emmenegger.
Circa 1989, at the shopping mall near her home in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Nicole bought her first cassette tape – Sinead O’Connor’s Nothing Compares to You. Urged on by a few subsequent late night viewings of MTV 120 Minutes, she began her search for music beyond the mainstream divide…
In the 1990s, she discovered Riot Grrrl and joined the movement by published ‘zines (Busy Bea’s Bush and Beri-Beri), organising events, concerts and Hooters protests. Her first radio experience was as a guest DJ at Carnegie Mellon University station WRCT at the age of sixteen.
Nicole’s undergraduate days were spent at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Upon graduating, she headed to her familial homeland of Switzerland in the early 2000s. Based in Zürich, her fortnightly show Tiger Beat on Radio LoRa provided a documentation of female musicians in the independent music scene.
In 2007, Nicole left behind Kreis 5 and relocated to London where she currently works in the digital heritage sector, with a keen interest in showcasing queer, feminist and other radical histories. From 2013 – 2015 she had a sojourn outside the UK, working in The Netherlands for a European cultural heritage project.