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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

4/26 - 7pm hour
7:57pm Oumou Sangare Fadjamou Mogoya (No Format!)
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J Dilla - Dillatronic album artwork 7:53pm J Dilla Dillatronic 26 Dillatronic (Vintage Vibez)
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Giorgio Moroder - From Here To Eternity album artwork 7:50pm Giorgio Moroder Utopia - Me Giorgio From Here To Eternity (Casablanca)
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George Jones - The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country album artwork 7:47pm George Jones White Lightning The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country (Epic/Legacy)
Track Notes: Passed away April 26, 2013. RIP. Buy George Jones The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country at Reckless Records Buy George Jones at iTunes Buy George Jones The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country at eMusic Add to Collection
7:44pm Rockin' Sydney Jalapeno Lena My Too Toot (Sony)
Track Notes: Request from Keith in New Orleans! Buy Rockin' Sydney My Too Toot at Reckless Records Buy Rockin' Sydney at iTunes Buy Rockin' Sydney My Too Toot at eMusic Add to Collection
7:37pm R. Ring Cutter Ignite The Rest (SofaBurn)
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Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill album artwork 7:32pm Lauryn Hill Tell Him The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (Ruffhouse)
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The Beatles - The Beatles (The White Album) album artwork 7:30pm The Beatles I'm So Tired The Beatles (The White Album) (Apple)
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Sneaks - It 7:23pm Sneaks Hair Slick Back It's a Myth (Merge)
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The Obsessed - Sacred album artwork 7:21pm The Obsessed Haywire Sacred (Relapse)
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Mastodon - Emperor of Sand album artwork 7:18pm Mastodon Show Yourself Emperor of Sand (Reprise)
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Lady Margo - Light: On The South Side album artwork 7:13pm Lady Margo Local This Is My Prayer Light: On The South Side (Numero Group)
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7:10pm The Boyz Local Come With Me 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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7:07pm James Cotton Local So Glad You're Mine Rare Chicago Blues (1962-1968) (Rounder)
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The Yolks - Kings of Awesome! album artwork 7:04pm The Yolks Local I Want Your Number Kings of Awesome! (Randy)
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Divino Niño - The Shady Sexyfornia Tapes album artwork 7:00pm Divino Niño Local Time The Shady Sexyfornia Tapes (Native Sound)
Track Notes: 5/1 @ Empty Bottle Buy Divino Niño The Shady Sexyfornia Tapes at Reckless Records Buy Divino Niño at iTunes Buy Divino Niño The Shady Sexyfornia Tapes at eMusic Add to Collection
4/26 - 6pm hour
6:57pm Cafe Racer Local Out of Phase Cafe Racer (Dumpster Tapes)
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Frank Zappa - Freak Out! album artwork 6:50pm Frank Zappa Any Way the Wind Blows Freak Out! (MGM)
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JFDR - Brazil album artwork 6:46pm JFDR White Sun Brazil (White Sun)
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Mott The Hoople - Mott album artwork 6:43pm Mott The Hoople Whizz Kid Mott (Columbia)
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stellastarr* - Stellastarr* album artwork 6:37pm stellastarr* My Coco Stellastarr* (BMG)
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6:32pm Sweet Spirit The Power St. Mojo (Nine Mile)
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Pixies - Trompe Le Monde album artwork 6:29pm Pixies Letter To Memphis Trompe Le Monde (4AD)
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Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me album artwork 6:23pm Mount Eerie Seaweed A Crow Looked at Me (P.W. Elverum & Sun)
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Luna - Penthouse album artwork 6:18pm Luna Chinatown Penthouse (Elektra)
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The New Pornographers - Whiteout Conditions album artwork 6:15pm The New Pornographers Colosseums Whiteout Conditions (Concord Music Group)
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Joy Division - Closer album artwork 6:10pm Joy Division Isolation Closer (Factory)
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Future Islands - The Far Field album artwork 6:07pm Future Islands Time on Her Side The Far Field (4AD)
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Urge Overkill - Exit the Dragon album artwork 6:02pm Urge Overkill Local Honesty Files Exit the Dragon (Geffen)
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4/26 - 5pm hour
Power - Electric Glitter Boogie album artwork 5:57pm Power Rainbow Man Electric Glitter Boogie (In the Red)
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