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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

12/13 - 7pm hour
Pink Floyd - Meddle album artwork 7:56pm Pink Floyd Fearless Meddle (Harvest)
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7:52pm The Cookies I Never Dreamed One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found (Rhino)
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The Beatles - The Beatles (The White Album) album artwork 7:49pm The Beatles Savoy Truffle The Beatles (The White Album) (Apple)
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Thirty Seconds to Mars - This is War album artwork 7:45pm Thirty Seconds to Mars Closer to the Edge This is War (Virgin)
Track Notes: Request from Maliq! Buy Thirty Seconds to Mars This is War at Reckless Records Buy Thirty Seconds to Mars at iTunes Buy Thirty Seconds to Mars This is War at eMusic Add to Collection
Mavis Staples - If All I Was Was Black album artwork 7:40pm Mavis Staples Local Peaceful Dream If All I Was Was Black (ANTI-)
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Bob Marley & the Wailers - Soul Rebels album artwork 7:35pm Bob Marley & the Wailers Soul Rebel Soul Rebels (Receiver)
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MS MR - Secondhand Rapture album artwork 7:32pm MS MR Fantasy Secondhand Rapture (Columbia)
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Pixies - Trompe Le Monde album artwork 7:28pm Pixies Head On Trompe Le Monde (4AD)
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Dan Melchior - Road Not Driving album artwork 7:23pm Dan Melchior Cold Town Road Not Driving (Ever/Never)
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The Golden Boys - Better than Good Times album artwork 7:20pm The Golden Boys Dear Work Better than Good Times (12XU)
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Laura Baird - I Wish I Were a Sparrow album artwork 7:17pm Laura Baird Pretty Polly I Wish I Were a Sparrow (Ba Da Bing)
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7:13pm Light FM Local Stormtroopers Urbs in Horto: A Chicago Indiepop Compilation (Johann's Face)
Track Notes: The Last Jedi comes out Friday! Buy Light FM Urbs in Horto: A Chicago Indiepop Compilation at Reckless Records Buy Light FM at iTunes Buy Light FM Urbs in Horto: A Chicago Indiepop Compilation at eMusic Add to Collection
7:10pm Magic Sam Local I Don't Want No Woman Blues Guitar Greats (Delmark)
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7:08pm The Great Society Local I'm The One For You 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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7:05pm Devil in a Woodpile Local You Just Well to Let Her Go In Your Lonesome Town (self-released)
Track Notes: THURSDAY @ the Hideout Buy Devil in a Woodpile In Your Lonesome Town at Reckless Records Buy Devil in a Woodpile at iTunes Buy Devil in a Woodpile In Your Lonesome Town at eMusic Add to Collection
7:05pm Mutts Local Let's Go (featuring Archie Powell) Stick Together EP (self-released)
Track Notes: 12/16 Hideout Buy Mutts Stick Together EP at Reckless Records Buy Mutts at iTunes Buy Mutts Stick Together EP at eMusic Add to Collection
12/13 - 6pm hour
6:59pm Baby Money and the Down Payments (feat. The Bribes) Local Wait 'shy-CITY,' VOL. 1: pyramid (Burn the Furniture)
Track Notes: 12/15 @ Quenchers Buy Baby Money and the Down Payments (feat. The Bribes) 'shy-CITY,' VOL. 1: pyramid at Reckless Records Buy Baby Money and the Down Payments (feat. The Bribes) at iTunes Buy Baby Money and the Down Payments (feat. The Bribes) 'shy-CITY,' VOL. 1: pyramid at eMusic Add to Collection
The Cars - The Cars album artwork 6:53pm The Cars Moving in Stereo The Cars (Elektra)
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Charlotte Gainsbourg - Rest album artwork 6:48pm Charlotte Gainsbourg Lying with You Rest (Because Music)
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Nirvana - Bleach album artwork 6:46pm Nirvana About A Girl Bleach (Sub Pop)
Track Notes: Request from Tom! Buy Nirvana Bleach at Reckless Records Buy Nirvana at iTunes Buy Nirvana Bleach at eMusic Add to Collection
Sly & The Family Stone - Fresh album artwork 6:42pm Sly & The Family Stone Let Me Have It All Fresh (Epic)
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6:37pm Eagle Johnson & Clean Machine My Best Girl Tennessee Beach (self-released)
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Prince - Dirty Mind album artwork 6:34pm Prince When You Were Mine Dirty Mind (Warner Bros.)
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ChanHays - Here album artwork 6:30pm ChanHays The Shoes (featuring Homeboy Sandman, Ghettosocks & John Robinson) Here (Droppin’ Science)
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The Smithereens - Especially for You album artwork 6:24pm The Smithereens Behind the Wall of Sleep Especially for You (Enigma)
Track Notes: Smithereens Lead Singer Pat DiNizio Dies At Age 62. RIP. Buy The Smithereens Especially for You at Reckless Records Buy The Smithereens at iTunes Buy The Smithereens Especially for You at eMusic Add to Collection
The Luxembourg Signal - Blue Field album artwork 6:20pm The Luxembourg Signal Atomic No 10 Blue Field (Shelflife)
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Jessica Boudreaux - No Fury album artwork 6:17pm Jessica Boudreaux Ask Me to Stay No Fury (New Moss)
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Al Green - Feels Like Christmas album artwork 6:12pm Al Green I'll Be Home for Christmas Feels Like Christmas (Hi)
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Andrew Bird - I Want To See Pulaski At Night album artwork 6:07pm Andrew Bird Local Lit from Underneath I Want To See Pulaski At Night (Grimsey)
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The National - Boxer album artwork 6:05pm The National Ada Boxer (Beggars Banquet)
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