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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

9/19 - 7pm hour
7:57pm LAUREL Life Worth Living DOGVIOLET (Counter)
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7:50pm The Runaways Cherry Bomb The Runaways (Cherry Red)
Track Notes: Happy Birthday, Lita Ford! Born Sept. 19th! Buy The Runaways The Runaways at Reckless Records Buy The Runaways at iTunes Buy The Runaways The Runaways at eMusic Add to Collection
7:47pm Electric Light Orchestra Down Home Town Face The Music (Jet)
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7:43pm Eyes of Love Players of the Field End of the Game (Wharf Cat)
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7:39pm David Bowie Beauty And The Beast "Heroes" (Virgin)
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7:32pm Desmond Dekker Fu Manchu Rockin' Steady: The Best Of Desmond Dekker (Rhino)
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7:27pm KBong Middle of the Ocean (feat. Stick Figure) Easy To Love You (self-released)
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Conner Youngblood - Cheyenne album artwork 7:25pm Conner Youngblood The Birds of Finland Cheyenne (Counter)
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7:15pm Lucky Lopez & The Jazz Prophets Local Coming Down With The Blues Sweet Home Chicago (Delmark)
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Howlin 7:12pm Howlin' Wolf Local Moanin' At Midnight Moanin' in the Moonlight (Chess)
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7:10pm Stereos Local Stereo Freeze Chicago Soul: Electric Blues, Funk & Soul (Soul Jazz)
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7:10pm Stereos Local Stereo Freeze Chicago Soul: Electric Blues, Funk & Soul (Soul Jazz)
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7:03pm Sparkletears Local The Surf Bunny Hop single (self-released)
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7:01pm Blizzard Babies Local MC to MP Missing Time (Don Giovanni)
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9/19 - 6pm hour
6:58pm Ethers Local Patient Life Ethers (Trouble in Mind)
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6:50pm Weezer The Good Life Pinkerton (Geffen)
Track Notes: Headlined Riot Fest Friday night Buy Weezer Pinkerton at Reckless Records Buy Weezer at iTunes Buy Weezer Pinkerton at eMusic Add to Collection
Blondie - Parallel Lines album artwork 6:48pm Blondie Hanging On The Telephone Parallel Lines (Chrysalis)
Track Notes: 40th anniversary! Buy Blondie Parallel Lines at Reckless Records Buy Blondie at iTunes Buy Blondie Parallel Lines at eMusic Add to Collection
6:43pm Teleman Family of Aliens Family of Aliens (Moshi Moshi)
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Murder By Death - The Other Shore album artwork 6:35pm Murder By Death Stone The Other Shore (Bloodshot)
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6:31pm The Hold Steady Massive Nights Boys and Girls In America (Vagrant)
Track Notes: Playing this weekend at Empty Bottle and 312 Fest Buy The Hold Steady Boys and Girls In America at Reckless Records Buy The Hold Steady at iTunes Buy The Hold Steady Boys and Girls In America at eMusic Add to Collection
6:29pm Flying Burrito Brothers Older Guys Burrito Deluxe (A&M)
Track Notes: Gram Parsons passed away September 19, 1973. Buy Flying Burrito Brothers Burrito Deluxe at Reckless Records Buy Flying Burrito Brothers at iTunes Buy Flying Burrito Brothers Burrito Deluxe at eMusic Add to Collection
6:20pm The Cramps I Was a Teenage Werewolf Songs the Lord Taught Us (IRS)
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6:17pm The Jesus Lizard Local Post Coital Glow Blue (Capitol)
Track Notes: Performed at Riot Fest last Saturday Buy The Jesus Lizard Blue at Reckless Records Buy The Jesus Lizard at iTunes Buy The Jesus Lizard Blue at eMusic Add to Collection
Anna Calvi - Hunter album artwork 6:13pm Anna Calvi As a Man Hunter (Domino)
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6:05pm Cold Beat Love Is a Stranger A Simple Reflection (Dark Entries)
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6:01pm Air Sexy Boy Moon Safari (Astralwerks)
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9/12 - 7pm hour
7:57pm Johnny Cash Cocaine Blues At Folsom Prison (Columbia)
Track Notes: Passed away September 12, 2003 Buy Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison at Reckless Records Buy Johnny Cash at iTunes Buy Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison at eMusic Add to Collection
7:48pm Madonna Material Girl Like a Virgin (Sire)
Track Notes: Madonna celebrated her 60th b-day last month! Buy Madonna Like a Virgin at Reckless Records Buy Madonna at iTunes Buy Madonna Like a Virgin at eMusic Add to Collection
7:46pm Ohmme Local Water Parts (Joyful Noise)
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Blood Orange - Negro Swan album artwork 7:43pm Blood Orange Saint Negro Swan (Domino)
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