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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

8/16 - 7pm hour
Bill Evans - At the Montreux Jazz Festival album artwork 7:57pm Bill Evans Mother of Earl At the Montreux Jazz Festival (Verve)
Track Notes: Born August 16, 1929. Passed away September 15, 1980. Buy Bill Evans At the Montreux Jazz Festival at Reckless Records Buy Bill Evans at iTunes Buy Bill Evans At the Montreux Jazz Festival at eMusic Add to Collection
The 1900s - Plume Delivery album artwork 7:51pm The 1900s Local Bring the Good Boys Home Plume Delivery (Parasol)
Track Notes: Request from Matthew! Buy The 1900s Plume Delivery at Reckless Records Buy The 1900s at iTunes Buy The 1900s Plume Delivery at eMusic Add to Collection
Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions CD album artwork 7:47pm Elvis Presley Just Because The Sun Sessions CD (BMG)
Track Notes: Passed away August 16, 1977. Buy Elvis Presley The Sun Sessions CD at Reckless Records Buy Elvis Presley at iTunes Buy Elvis Presley The Sun Sessions CD at eMusic Add to Collection
The Beatles - The Beatles (The White Album) album artwork 7:43pm The Beatles Rocky Raccoon The Beatles (The White Album) (Apple)
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Bogus Order - Zen Brakes Vol. 2 album artwork 7:37pm Bogus Order Bullnose Step Zen Brakes Vol. 2 (Ahead of Our Time)
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Air - Moon Safari album artwork 7:34pm Air Kelly Watch The Stars Moon Safari (Astralwerks)
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Madonna - Madonna album artwork 7:33pm Madonna Lucky Star Madonna (Sire)
Track Notes: Happy Birthday, Madonna! Buy Madonna Madonna at Reckless Records Buy Madonna at iTunes Buy Madonna Madonna at eMusic Add to Collection
This Is the Kit - Moonshine Freeze album artwork 7:24pm This Is the Kit Hotter Colder Moonshine Freeze (Rough Trade)
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The Suburbs - Hey Muse! album artwork 7:19pm The Suburbs Lost You on the Dance Floor Hey Muse! (self-released)
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B Boys - Dada album artwork 7:16pm B Boys Discipline Dada (Captured Tracks)
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7:12pm Robert Anderson & The Caravans Local Come in the Room Working the Road: The Golden Age of Chicago Gospel (Delmark)
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Howlin 7:09pm Howlin' Wolf Local I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline) Moanin' in the Moonlight (Chess)
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Muddy Waters - The Chess Box album artwork 7:07pm Muddy Waters Local Sugar Sweet The Chess Box (MCA/Chess)
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Ne-Hi - Ne-Hi album artwork 7:03pm Ne-Hi Local Haunted Summer Ne-Hi (Manic Static)
Track Notes: 8/19 @ Half Acre Buy Ne-Hi Ne-Hi at Reckless Records Buy Ne-Hi at iTunes Buy Ne-Hi Ne-Hi at eMusic Add to Collection
8/16 - 6pm hour
6:58pm Maks The Fox Local Come Around From The Deer Forest (Self-released)
Track Notes: 9/1 @ Beat Kitchen Buy Maks The Fox From The Deer Forest at Reckless Records Buy Maks The Fox at iTunes Buy Maks The Fox From The Deer Forest at eMusic Add to Collection
Tiny Fireflies - Change EP album artwork 6:55pm Tiny Fireflies Local So Sad to Say Goodbye Change EP (Little Treasure)
Track Notes: 8/18 @ Beat Kitchen Buy Tiny Fireflies Change EP at Reckless Records Buy Tiny Fireflies at iTunes Buy Tiny Fireflies Change EP at eMusic Add to Collection
My Teenage Stride - Living in the Straight World album artwork 6:48pm My Teenage Stride Gamma Radiation Living in the Straight World (Unblinking Ear)
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The Doors - Morrison Hotel album artwork 6:45pm The Doors Land Ho! Morrison Hotel (Elektra)
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Peter Bjorn & John - Writer 6:45pm Peter Bjorn & John Chills, The Writer's Block (Witchita)
Track Notes: Request from Cindy! Buy Peter Bjorn & John Writer's Block at Reckless Records Buy Peter Bjorn & John at iTunes Buy Peter Bjorn & John Writer's Block at eMusic Add to Collection
Bedouine - Bedouine album artwork 6:35pm Bedouine Nice and Quiet Bedouine (Spacebomb)
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6:32pm The Vows Tell Me The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 5: 1965 (Hip-O Select)
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced album artwork 6:30pm The Jimi Hendrix Experience 51st Anniversary Are You Experienced (Reprise)
Track Notes: Happy 51st Anniversary to my Mom and Dad smile Buy The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced at Reckless Records Buy The Jimi Hendrix Experience at iTunes Buy The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced at eMusic Add to Collection
Cornelius - Mellow Waves album artwork 6:23pm Cornelius Sometime / Someplace Mellow Waves (Rostrum)
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Portugal. The Man - Woodstock album artwork 6:19pm Portugal. The Man Keep On Woodstock (Atlantic)
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6:16pm Small Tines Local Let It Pour One (self-released)
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Katie Von Schleicher - Shitty Hits album artwork 6:11pm Katie Von Schleicher Life's a Lie Shitty Hits (Ba Da Bing)
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Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers album artwork 6:09pm Robert Johnson Me And The Devil Blues King of the Delta Blues Singers (Columbia)
Track Notes: Died August 16, 1938 at the age of 27. Buy Robert Johnson King of the Delta Blues Singers at Reckless Records Buy Robert Johnson at iTunes Buy Robert Johnson King of the Delta Blues Singers at eMusic Add to Collection
6:05pm Pastor T.L. Barrett & the Youth for Christ Choir Local Like a Ship... (Without a Sail) Like a Ship... (Without a Sail) (Light in the Attic)
Track Notes: 59th Air and Water show is happening this weekend! Buy Pastor T.L. Barrett & the Youth for Christ Choir Like a Ship... (Without a Sail) at Reckless Records Buy Pastor T.L. Barrett & the Youth for Christ Choir at iTunes Buy Pastor T.L. Barrett & the Youth for Christ Choir Like a Ship... (Without a Sail) at eMusic Add to Collection
8/7 - 7pm hour
Ambrose Akinmusire - A Rift In Decorum: Live At The Village Vanguard album artwork 7:57pm Ambrose Akinmusire Response (Live) A Rift In Decorum: Live At The Village Vanguard (Blue Note)
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Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain 7:53pm Johnny Cash Ain't No Grave (Gonna Hold This Body Down) American VI: Ain't No Grave (Lost Highway)
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