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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

4/18 - 7pm hour
7:56pm Steve Poindexter Local Computer Madness Dance Mania: Ghetto Madness (Strut)
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The Aces - When My Heart Felt Volcanic album artwork 7:51pm The Aces Volcanic Love When My Heart Felt Volcanic (Redbull)
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7:50pm Geroge Strait Amarillo by Morning Strait from the Heart (MCA)
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Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness 7:45pm Stevie Wonder You Haven't Done Nothin Fulfillingness' First Finale (Tamla)
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David Bowie - Lodger album artwork 7:43pm David Bowie Move On Lodger (RCA)
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Haley Heynderickx - I Need to Start a Garden album artwork 7:36pm Haley Heynderickx Oom Sha La La I Need to Start a Garden (Mama Bird)
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Ann Peebles - I Can 7:34pm Ann Peebles I Can't Stand the Rain I Can't Stand the Rain (Hi)
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7:31pm The Supremes When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 3: 1963 (Hip-O Select)
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7:25pm Boss Steel Box single (self-released)
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Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Close But No Cigar album artwork 7:21pm Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Close But No Cigar Close But No Cigar (Colemine)
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PRhyme - PRhyme 2 album artwork 7:18pm PRhyme Sunflower Seeds (feat. Novel) PRhyme 2 (PRhyme)
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Pegboy - Cha-Cha Damore album artwork 7:12pm Pegboy Local Surrender Cha-Cha Damore (Quarterstick)
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Material Issue - International Pop Overthrow album artwork 7:10pm Material Issue Local Li'l Christine International Pop Overthrow (Mercury)
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7:07pm The Buckinghams Local Don't Want To Cry 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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Lifted Bells - Minor Tantrums album artwork 7:02pm Lifted Bells Local Three Doves Minor Tantrums (Run For Cover)
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4/18 - 6pm hour
6:59pm Vamos Local I Feel Righteous CHIRP Record Fair Local Label Sampler: 2018 (CHIRP Radio)
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6:56pm The Hecks Local The Thaw CHIRP Record Fair Local Label Sampler: 2018 (CHIRP Radio)
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Cavern of Anti-Matter - Hormone Lemonade album artwork 6:50pm Cavern of Anti-Matter Make Out Fade Out Hormone Lemonade (Duophonic)
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Ride - Going Blank Again album artwork 6:46pm Ride Chrome Waves Going Blank Again (Creation)
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Santigold - Santigold album artwork 6:44pm Santigold L.E.S. Artistes Santigold (Atlantic)
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Frankie Cosmos - Vessel album artwork 6:40pm Frankie Cosmos Apathy Vessel (Sub Pop)
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The Kinks - Low Budget album artwork 6:34pm The Kinks (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman Low Budget (Arista)
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6:33pm John Williams Theme to Superman Superman Original Soundtrack (Capitol)
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love album artwork 6:27pm The Jimi Hendrix Experience One Rainy Wish Axis: Bold As Love (Reprise)
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Erika Wennerstrom - Sweet Unknown album artwork 6:19pm Erika Wennerstrom Twisted Highway Sweet Unknown (Partisan)
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The Pogues - Waiting for Herb album artwork 6:17pm The Pogues Tuesday Morning Waiting for Herb (Chameleon)
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6:13pm Frisbie Local Vertigogo Subversive Sounds of Love (Hear Diagonally)
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Vital Idles - Left Hand album artwork 6:09pm Vital Idles Solid States Left Hand (Upset the Rhythm)
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Alice Bag - Blueprint album artwork 6:04pm Alice Bag Stranger Blueprint (Don Giovanni)
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The Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen album artwork 6:03pm The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen Gentlemen (Elektra)
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