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Kyle Akerman DJ Profile

There is so much great music in the world that commercial radio will not touch.  And the fact that we can program our own music is awesome. That is why I love CHIRP.

Did you know that the founders of CHIRP literally built the station from the ground up? They did not purchase an existing studio. They BUILT ONE.

The station does not have a big budget, but it's got a giant heart. Do you believe in the DIY spirit? Then you might just like what we're doing here at CHIRP.

 

WANT to BE a DJ?

When I began volunteering in March 2011 I had no intention of ever becoming a DJ. I just wanted to volunteer in the marketing department. I had NEVER DJ'd before and frankly the idea scared the hell out of me.

But the station had some open DJ slots to fill and I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone. So I took the CHIRP DJ training, passed the required audition and the rest, as they say, is history.  Hey, if I can do it, anyone can.

You can catch my show every WEDNESDAY night, 6-8PM CST.  I enjoy serving up a musical cocktail of songs from different genres and time periods.  And each week around 7PM I play 6 songs in a row from Chicago artists - it's called the Local Sixpack.

If you ever want to chat with me online I'm most active on Twitter (@KyleAkerman).

Bands I like: Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, the Jesus Lizard, Sleater-Kinney, Les Savy Fav, the Old 97's and many more.

Kyle Akerman's Playlists

2/20 - 7pm hour
The Damned - Evil Spirits album artwork 7:58pm The Damned Standing on the Edge of Tomorrow Evil Spirits (Spine Farm)
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Bat Fangs - Bat Fangs album artwork 7:54pm Bat Fangs Turn It Up Bat Fangs (Don Giovanni)
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Nirvana - In Utero album artwork 7:52pm Nirvana Serve The Servants In Utero (DGC)
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Phantoms vs Fire - Swim album artwork 7:46pm Phantoms vs Fire Swim Swim (Hypersoma)
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David Bowie - Aladdin Sane album artwork 7:42pm David Bowie The Jean Genie Aladdin Sane (RCA)
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The Replacements - Pleased To Meet Me album artwork 7:38pm The Replacements Red Red Wine Pleased To Meet Me (Sire)
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The Cure - Wild Mood Swings album artwork 7:34pm The Cure Mint Car Wild Mood Swings (Elektra)
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7:32pm Mickey & The Soul Generation Chocolate Iron Leg: The Complete Mickey & the Soul Generation (Cali-Tex)
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Franz Ferdinand - Always Ascending album artwork 7:26pm Franz Ferdinand Lazy Boy Always Ascending (Domino)
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7:22pm Autobahn The World Around You Is Fractured Somehow single (Felte)
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7:18pm Black Space Riders Another Sort of Homecoming Amoretum Vol. 1 (Clawhammer)
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Otis Brown & The Delights - Eccentric Soul: Sitting in the Park album artwork 7:13pm Otis Brown & The Delights Local Southside Chicago Eccentric Soul: Sitting in the Park (Numero Group)
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Johnny Davis - Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label album artwork 7:10pm Johnny Davis Local You've Got to Crawl to Me Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label (Numero Group)
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Norvells - Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny Labels album artwork 7:07pm Norvells Local Why Do You Want to Make Me Sad Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny Labels (Numero Group)
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7:03pm Ovef Ow Local The Whistler Working Girl (self-released)
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7:00pm Gal Gun Local Demon Eyes Special Music of Emotion (self-released)
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2/20 - 6pm hour
6:56pm Zion Rodman Local Did Not Wake Up Today Did Not Wake Up Today (self-released)
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6:48pm Party Ben Tender Umbrella single (self-released)
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Banks & Steelz - Anything But Words album artwork 6:44pm Banks & Steelz Ana Electronic Anything But Words (Warner Bros.)
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Club 8 - Golden Island album artwork 6:40pm Club 8 Breathe Golden Island (Labrador)
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6:34pm The Commodores Look What You've Done To Me Caught in the Act (Motown)
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The Big Pink - Future This album artwork 6:30pm The Big Pink Stay Gold Future This (4AD)
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6:27pm Prefab Messiahs Sometimes Sunnydaze Psychsploitation Today (Lolipop/Burger)
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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Mainland album artwork 6:20pm Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Mainland Mainland (Sub Pop)
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6:15pm Grace Basement Slowly Causing (Everything You've Wanted To Come Undone) Mississippi Nights (Avonmore)
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Built to Spill - There 6:13pm Built to Spill Car There's Nothing Wrong With Love (Up)
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Smoking Popes - The Party 6:08pm Smoking Popes Local Valentine The Party's Over (Double Zero)
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Smoking Popes - The Party 6:08pm Smoking Popes Local Valentine The Party's Over (Double Zero)
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The Green Child - The Green Child album artwork 6:04pm The Green Child 46 Timelines The Green Child (Upset the Rhythm)
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The Jayhawks - Rainy Day Music album artwork 6:01pm The Jayhawks Save It For A Rainy Day Rainy Day Music (American)
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