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Mike Nikolich DJ Profile

I became interested in rock music during the British invasion but got passionate about it when I was in high school and discovered artists like MC5, King Crimson, Tommy Bolin and Golden Earring. I started hosting shows at WHCM (Harper College) and later worked as DJ/music director at WKDI (Northern Illinois University/DeKalb), where I had the chance to witness punk and New Wave first-hand. I worked professionally at two radio stations and interned at A&M Records, promoting acts like the Police, Joe Jackson, Sad Cafe and the Tubes. I worked most of my professional career in public relations, including founding, running and selling my own PR firm, Tech Image. After retiring a few years ago, I decided to earn my MBA from Northern Illinois University and am a full-time digital marketing instructor at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

I discovered CHIRP Radio at a Trail of Dead concert and the Bottom Lounge five years ago and have been a regular listener ever since. I enjoy reviewing new music for CHIRP and started DJing in March 2016. You can listen to my regular shift on Wednesdays from 6 am to 9 am. You'll hear artists that aren't played anywhere but on CHIRP Radio -- guaranteed -- and I love to play your requests.

Mike Nikolich's Playlists

4/26 - 8am hour
8:52am Doug Pinnick One Way Street Covered In Blues (Goldenlane Records)
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8:50am Ball Frye Balls Ball (Horny)
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Elvin Bishop - Elvin Bishop 8:45am Elvin Bishop It's All Over Now Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio (Alligator)
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Son Volt - Notes of Blue album artwork 8:43am Son Volt Sinking Down Notes of Blue (Universal Music)
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Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials - The Best of Lil 8:39am Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials Local Chicken, Gravy and Biscuits The Best of Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials (Alligator Records)
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8:33am Rat Columns Blinded by the Shadow Candle Power (Upset the Rhythm)
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The Bug vs Earth - Concrete Desert album artwork 8:27am The Bug vs Earth Don't Walk These Streets Concrete Desert (Ninja Tune)
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Lloyd Cole - Don 8:22am Lloyd Cole Tell Your Sister Don't Get Weird on Me Babe (Capitol)
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Hurray for the Riff Raff - The Navigator album artwork 8:20am Hurray for the Riff Raff Hungry Ghost The Navigator (ATO)
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Future Islands - The Far Field album artwork 8:16am Future Islands Shadows The Far Field (4AD)
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8:08am Broken Social Scene Halfway Home Single (Arts & Crafts)
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8:06am Ludwig Chavez Local Never Satisfied 37 & Change (Isabela)
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4/26 - 7am hour
7:59am All Sensory Void Romantically Hopeless Chasing Transcendence (Sniffling Indie Kids)
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Shellac - Dude Incredible album artwork 7:54am Shellac Local Compliant Dude Incredible (Touch and Go)
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Pelican - City of Echoes album artwork 7:49am Pelican Local City Of Echoes* City of Echoes (Hydrahead)
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Overcoats - Young album artwork 7:49am Overcoats Leave the Light On Young (Arts & Crafts)
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The Golden Palominos - Blast of Silence album artwork 7:43am The Golden Palominos Faithless Heart Blast of Silence (Celluloid)
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Coco Hames - Coco Hames album artwork 7:31am Coco Hames Tiny Pieces Coco Hames (Merge)
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Royal Thunder - WICK album artwork 7:30am Royal Thunder We Slipped WICK (Spinefarm)
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Lydia Loveless - Real album artwork 7:23am Lydia Loveless European Real (Bloodshot)
Track Notes: Dedicated to Meredith in DeKalb. Thanks for listening! Buy Lydia Loveless Real at Reckless Records Buy Lydia Loveless at iTunes Buy Lydia Loveless Real at eMusic Add to Collection
Bettie Serveert - Damaged Good album artwork 7:16am Bettie Serveert Digital Sin (Nr 7) Damaged Good (SchoolKids)
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7:11am Crown Larks Local React Population (Already Dead Tapes)
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7:04am The Poisoned Arrows Local No Known Note (Part II) No Known Note (File 13)
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7:01am Traffic Rock & Roll Stew Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys (Island)
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4/26 - 6am hour
Joe Goddard - Electric Lines album artwork 6:56am Joe Goddard Lasers Electric Lines (Greco-Roman/Domino)
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Goldfrapp - Silver Eye album artwork 6:52am Goldfrapp Becomes the One Silver Eye (Mute)
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6:48am Nicholas Tremulus Local River of Love More Than The Truth (Island)
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The Sea and Cake - The Sea and Cake album artwork 6:39am The Sea and Cake Local Lost in Autumn The Sea and Cake (Thrill Jockey)
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6:36am DEHD Local Holding Fire of Love (Infinity Cat)
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6:34am Black Sandwich Local Butt Nugget Sappy Meal (Self-released)
Track Notes: Black Sandwich is playing at CHIRP Night at the Whistler tonight at 9 pm. The show is free -- you should check it out. Buy Black Sandwich Sappy Meal at Reckless Records Buy Black Sandwich at iTunes Buy Black Sandwich Sappy Meal at eMusic Add to Collection
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