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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

6/21 - 7pm hour
Beck - Guero album artwork 7:57pm Beck Farewell Ride Guero (Interscope)
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Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Jonathan Sings! album artwork 7:50pm Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers That Summer Feeling Jonathan Sings! (Sire)
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TALsounds - Love Sick album artwork 7:46pm TALsounds Local I Saw the Way Love Sick (Ba Da Bing)
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The Beatles - A Hard Day 7:44pm The Beatles When I Get Home A Hard Day's Night (Parlophone)
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Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man album artwork 7:37pm Gil Scott-Heron Lady Day and John Coltrane Pieces Of A Man (Flying Dutchman)
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Devo - Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology album artwork 7:35pm Devo Uncontrollable Urge Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology (Rhino)
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7:31pm Washed Out Hard to Say Goodbye single (Stones Throw)
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Chastity Belt - I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone album artwork 7:25pm Chastity Belt Used to Spend I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone (Hardly Art)
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7:20pm Jackal Summer In Your Arms (featuring Josh Congress) Endorphins EP (self-released)
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Mark McGuire - Ideas of Beginnings album artwork 7:17pm Mark McGuire Skipping Stone Ideas of Beginnings (VDSQ)
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The Chi-Lites - The Ultimate Chi-Lites album artwork 7:14pm The Chi-Lites Local (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People The Ultimate Chi-Lites (Brunswick)
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7:13pm The Messengers Local Hard Hard Year 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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7:06pm Big Mojo Local Move On Out Of Town Sweet Home Chicago (Delmark)
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Sunjacket - Mantra album artwork 7:02pm Sunjacket Local Creepy Mantra (self-released)
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6/21 - 6pm hour
6:58pm Mucca Pazza Local Fox Hunt L.Y.A. (Leather Bus)
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Daniel Knox - Disaster album artwork 6:56pm Daniel Knox Local Disaster Disaster (H.P. Johnson)
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Moby Grape - Listen My Friends! The Best Of Moby Grape album artwork 6:52pm Moby Grape Omaha Listen My Friends! The Best Of Moby Grape (Columbia/Legacy)
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6:50pm Steady Holiday When I See Color Under The Influence / Terror (Infinite Best)
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Alice Cooper - School 6:43pm Alice Cooper School's Out School's Out (Warner Bros.)
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Ride - Weather Diaries album artwork 6:39pm Ride All I Want Weather Diaries (Wichita)
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tricot - 3 album artwork 6:38pm tricot Wabi-Sabi 3 (Topshelf)
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6:38pm Ride All I Want 3 (Topshelf)
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Danny & The Darleans - Bug Out album artwork 6:30pm Danny & The Darleans Leaving Here Bug Out (In the Red)
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6:28pm Matt Spiegel & the Score Hossa single (self-released)
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Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe album artwork 6:24pm Pavement Summer Babe Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe (Matador)
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6:19pm Hank Snow & His Rainbow Ranch Boys I'm Moving On Classic Country Music: A Smithsonian Collection (BMG)
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The Go-Betweens - Before Hollywood album artwork 6:17pm The Go-Betweens A Bad Debt Follows You Before Hollywood (Rough Trade)
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Aldous Harding - Party album artwork 6:15pm Aldous Harding Living the Classics Party (4AD)
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The Cars - Heartbeat City album artwork 6:09pm The Cars Magic Heartbeat City (Elektra)
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Elf Power - Twitching in Time album artwork 6:05pm Elf Power All Things Combined Twitching in Time (Orange Twin)
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