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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

6/21 - 8am hour
8:51am Jantar Humble Moths Panisperna (MIE Music)
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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong album artwork 8:48am The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Belong Belong (Slumberland)
Track Notes: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will play Lincoln on Saturday, June 24. Buy The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Belong at Reckless Records Buy The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at iTunes Buy The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Belong at eMusic Add to Collection
Stereolab - Dots and Loops album artwork 8:41am Stereolab Parsec Dots and Loops (Elektra)
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8:41am The Strawberry Alarm Clock Incense and Peppermints Incense and Peppermints (Geffen Records)
Track Notes: Greg Mumford of the Strawberry Alarm Clock has a birthday today. He is 68 years young. Buy The Strawberry Alarm Clock Incense and Peppermints at Reckless Records Buy The Strawberry Alarm Clock at iTunes Buy The Strawberry Alarm Clock Incense and Peppermints at eMusic Add to Collection
8:33am The Regrettes A Living Human Girl Feel Your Feelings Fool (Warner Brothers)
Track Notes: The Regrettes will be playing at Riot Fest this September. Buy The Regrettes Feel Your Feelings Fool at Reckless Records Buy The Regrettes at iTunes Buy The Regrettes Feel Your Feelings Fool at eMusic Add to Collection
Feature - Banishing Ritual album artwork 8:31am Feature Gatekeeper Banishing Ritual (Upset the Rhythm)
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8:28am Pussy Foot Local Float No Order (self-released)
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The Fortunes - The Very Best of the Fortunes album artwork 8:26am The Fortunes Caroline The Very Best of the Fortunes (Spectrum Audio UK)
Track Notes: In 1966, Reg Calvert, manager of the Fortunes and the owner of pirate radio station Radio City, was shot dead by William Smedley owner of pirate station Radio Caroline. Buy The Fortunes The Very Best of the Fortunes at Reckless Records Buy The Fortunes at iTunes Buy The Fortunes The Very Best of the Fortunes at eMusic Add to Collection
The Darcys - Warring album artwork 8:19am The Darcys Hunting Warring (Arts & Crafts)
Track Notes: Darcys and Sunjacket are playing at Schubas tonight at 9 pm. Buy The Darcys Warring at Reckless Records Buy The Darcys at iTunes Buy The Darcys Warring at eMusic Add to Collection
The Life and Times - The Life and Times album artwork 8:16am The Life and Times Local Dear Linda The Life and Times (SlimStyle)
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Land Of Talk - Life After Youth album artwork 8:12am Land Of Talk Yes You Were Life After Youth (Saddle Creek)
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Ambrosia - Ambrosia album artwork 8:04am Ambrosia Nice, Nice Very Nice Ambrosia (20th Century Records)
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6/21 - 7am hour
The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street album artwork 7:58am The Rolling Stones Let It Loose Exile on Main Street (Atlantic)
Track Notes: Exile on Main Street is the LP featured on Classic Album Sundays at the Saturday Audio Exchange, 1021 W Belmont Ave. The event starts at 6 pm. Buy The Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street at Reckless Records Buy The Rolling Stones at iTunes Buy The Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street at eMusic Add to Collection
D 7:54am D'Angelo Local Chicken Grease Voodoo (Virgin)
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Hooton Tennis Club - Big Box of Chocolates album artwork 7:49am Hooton Tennis Club Growing Concerns Big Box of Chocolates (Heavenly/PIAS)
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7:46am Dream Version Local Bathwater Fight Fair (Self-released)
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Circle - Terminal album artwork 7:42am Circle Terminal Terminal (Sourthern Lord)
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Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens album artwork 7:33am Kelly Lee Owens Lucid Kelly Lee Owens (Smalltown Supersound)
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Ride - Weather Diaries album artwork 7:25am Ride Weather Diaries Weather Diaries (Witchita)
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7:19am Hightown Pirates Just for Today Dry and High (Strike-Back)
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Nils Lofgren - Cry Tough album artwork 7:18am Nils Lofgren Jailbait Cry Tough (A&M Records)
Track Notes: Nils Lofrgren has a birthday today. He was born in 1951. Buy Nils Lofgren Cry Tough at Reckless Records Buy Nils Lofgren at iTunes Buy Nils Lofgren Cry Tough at eMusic Add to Collection
Arcadea - Arcadea album artwork 7:08am Arcadea Gas Giant Arcadea (Relapse)
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7:02am The Big Big Train The Underfall Yard The Underfall Yard (English Electric Recordings)
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6/21 - 6am hour
Translator - Heartbeats and Triggers album artwork 6:56am Translator Everywhere That I'm Not Heartbeats and Triggers (Columbia)
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6:54am The Coctails Local Cast Stones The Coctails (Carrot Top)
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Gong - Expresso II album artwork 6:44am Gong Heavy Tune Expresso II (Arista)
Track Notes: Oldie from the 1970s, featuring Mick Taylor on lead guitar (after he left the Stones). Buy Gong Expresso II at Reckless Records Buy Gong at iTunes Buy Gong Expresso II at eMusic Add to Collection
Dream Machine - The Illusion album artwork 6:43am Dream Machine All For A Chance The Illusion (Castle Face)
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Feist - Pleasure album artwork 6:34am Feist Century Pleasure (Interscope)
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Aldous Harding - Party album artwork 6:33am Aldous Harding Living the Classics Party (4AD)
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Marillion - Misplaced Childhood album artwork 6:24am Marillion Kayleigh Misplaced Childhood (Hansa Ton Studios)
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