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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

10/8 - 7pm hour
7:56pm The Jam Set the House Ablaze Sound Affects (Polydor)
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7:50pm Tommy McCook & His Skatalites Silver Dollar Deep Ska: 80 Original Ska Classics (Proper)
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7:47pm Gil Scott-Heron The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Pieces Of A Man (Flying Dutchman)
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7:44pm David Bowie Kingdom Come Scary Monsters (RCA)
Track Notes: Cover of Tom Verlaine song. Buy David Bowie Scary Monsters at Reckless Records Buy David Bowie at iTunes Buy David Bowie Scary Monsters at eMusic Add to Collection
7:37pm Dead Now Ritchie Blackmourning Dead Now (Brutal Panda)
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7:34pm Mötley Crüe Too Young to Fall in Love Shout at the Devil (Universal)
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7:31pm Ramones Cretin Hop Rocket To Russia (Sire)
Track Notes: John William Cummings born October 8, 1948. Passed away – September 15, 2004), known professionally as Johnny Ramone. Buy Ramones Rocket To Russia at Reckless Records Buy Ramones at iTunes Buy Ramones Rocket To Russia at eMusic Add to Collection
7:25pm Brandon Coleman Addiction (feat. Sheera) Resistance (Brainfeeder)
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7:21pm Anchorsong Testimony Cohesion (Tru Thoughts)
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7:18pm Thalia Zedek Band Fighting Season Fighting Season (Thrill Jockey)
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7:12pm Otis Brown & The Delights Local Southside Chicago Eccentric Soul: Sitting in the Park (Numero Group)
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7:10pm The Lucy Smith Singers Local Hold the Light Working the Road: The Golden Age of Chicago Gospel (Delmark)
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7:07pm Otis Rush So Many Roads, So Many Trains Chess Blues 1954-1960 (Chess)
Track Notes: Passed away 9/29. RIP. Buy Otis Rush Chess Blues 1954-1960 at Reckless Records Buy Otis Rush at iTunes Buy Otis Rush Chess Blues 1954-1960 at eMusic Add to Collection
7:02pm Lala Lala Local Dropout The Lamb (Hardly Art)
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7:01pm Air Credits Local Camaro Broadcasted (self-released)
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10/8 - 6pm hour
6:57pm The O'My's Local Baskets Tomorrow (Haight Brand)
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6:51pm Comet Gain I Was More of a Mess Then 7" single (Tapete)
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6:48pm T. Rex Rip Off Electric Warrior (Fly)
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6:44pm Dirty Streets Loving Man Distractions (Self-Released)
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6:38pm Belly Super-Connected King (Sire/Reprise)
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6:33pm Elbow Weather To Fly The Seldom Seen Kid (Fiction)
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6:27pm Gordi Can We Work It Out Reservoir (Jagjaguwar)
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6:21pm Squeeze Up the Junction Singles: 45's and Under (A&M)
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6:17pm Liz Phair Local Mesmerizing Exile in Guyville (Matador)
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6:14pm The Chills Complex Snow Bound (Fire)
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6:06pm Eric Bachmann Jaded Lover, Shady Drifter No Recover (Merge)
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6:02pm Tortoise Local ten-day interval TNT (Thrill Jockey)
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10/3 - 7pm hour
7:58pm John Fahey Sun Gonna Shine In My Back Door Someday Blues Return of the Repressed: Anthology (Rhino)
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7:54pm Amyl and the Sniffers Some Mutts (Can't Be Muzzled) 7' single (Flightless)
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7:48pm The Lumineers Big Parade The Lumineers (Dualtone)
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