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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

10/18 - 7pm hour
The Strokes - Is This It? album artwork 7:57pm The Strokes Take It Or Leave It Is This It? (RCA)
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Can - Future Days album artwork 7:52pm Can Moonshake Future Days (Spoon)
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Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet - Ladilikan album artwork 7:48pm Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet Samuel Ladilikan (World Circuit)
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Tricky - Ununiform album artwork 7:45pm Tricky New Stole (feat. Francesca Belmonte) Ununiform (False Idols)
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The Beatles - Help! album artwork 7:43pm The Beatles You've Got To Hide Your Love Away Help! (Parlophone)
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Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond album artwork 7:37pm Dinosaur Jr. Almost Ready Beyond (Fat Possum)
Track Notes: CHIRP launches on the FM dial at 107.1 FM this Saturday October 21 at high noon! Buy Dinosaur Jr. Beyond at Reckless Records Buy Dinosaur Jr. at iTunes Buy Dinosaur Jr. Beyond at eMusic Add to Collection
Death Cab for Cutie - Kintsugi album artwork 7:33pm Death Cab for Cutie The Ghosts of Beverly Drive Kintsugi (Atlantic)
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The Bird and the Bee - Interpreting The Masters Volume 1: A Tribute To Daryl Hall and John Oates album artwork 7:31pm The Bird and the Bee Heard It On The Radio Interpreting The Masters Volume 1: A Tribute To Daryl Hall and John Oates (Blue Note)
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Beck - Colors album artwork 7:25pm Beck Square One Colors (Capitol)
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The Bronx - V album artwork 7:21pm The Bronx Two Birds V (ATO)
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The Side Eyes - So Sick album artwork 7:19pm The Side Eyes Cat Call So Sick (In the Red)
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Donny Hathaway - Everything is Everything album artwork 7:13pm Donny Hathaway Local Tryin' Times Everything is Everything (Atco)
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7:11pm The Flock Local What Would You Do If The Sun Died 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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7:08pm Eve Barnum Local Please Newsboy Chicago Soul: Electric Blues, Funk & Soul (Soul Jazz)
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7:04pm Ratboys Local The Record GN (Topshelf)
Track Notes: 10/20 at the Empty Bottle Buy Ratboys GN at Reckless Records Buy Ratboys at iTunes Buy Ratboys GN at eMusic Add to Collection
7:00pm Velcro Lewis Group Local Inside My Cloud Open the Sky (Beyond Beyond is Beyond)
Track Notes: 10/23 at Reggie's Rock Club Buy Velcro Lewis Group Open the Sky at Reckless Records Buy Velcro Lewis Group at iTunes Buy Velcro Lewis Group Open the Sky at eMusic Add to Collection
10/18 - 6pm hour
Lala Lala - Sleepyhead album artwork 6:58pm Lala Lala Local Dream Song (dead) Sleepyhead (self-released)
Track Notes: 10/25 @ Logan Square Auditorium Buy Lala Lala Sleepyhead at Reckless Records Buy Lala Lala at iTunes Buy Lala Lala Sleepyhead at eMusic Add to Collection
Bob Mould - Patch the Sky album artwork 6:50pm Bob Mould The End of Things Patch the Sky (Merge)
Track Notes: Request from Tom in Wheaton. And definitely NOT a reference to Game 4 of the Cubs vs Dodgers. Buy Bob Mould Patch the Sky at Reckless Records Buy Bob Mould at iTunes Buy Bob Mould Patch the Sky at eMusic Add to Collection
Rostam - Half-Light album artwork 6:47pm Rostam Bike Dream Half-Light (Nonesuch)
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Shout Out Louds - Ease My Mind album artwork 6:43pm Shout Out Louds Porcelain Ease My Mind (Merge)
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Old 97 6:37pm Old 97's Four Leaf Clover Too Far To Care (Elektra)
Track Notes: Playing Durty Nellie's in Palatine on Saturday night. Buy Old 97's Too Far To Care at Reckless Records Buy Old 97's at iTunes Buy Old 97's Too Far To Care at eMusic Add to Collection
The English Beat - I Just Can 6:34pm The English Beat Hands Off... She's Mine I Just Can't Stop It (Go Feet)
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The Clientele - Music for the Age of Miracles album artwork 6:29pm The Clientele Everyone You Meet Music for the Age of Miracles (Merge)
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Harry Nilsson - Son of Schmilsson album artwork 6:24pm Harry Nilsson Turn On Your Radio Son of Schmilsson (RCA)
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Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff (Deluxe Edition) album artwork 6:22pm Mudhoney If I Think Superfuzz Bigmuff (Deluxe Edition) (Sub Pop)
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Grave Pleasures - Motherblood album artwork 6:17pm Grave Pleasures Doomsday Rainbows Motherblood (Century Media)
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Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot album artwork 6:08pm Wilco Local Radio Cure Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Nonesuch)
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6:06pm Chain & The Gang Rome Wasn't Burnt in a Day Experimental Music (Radical Elite)
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R.E.M. - Green album artwork 6:02pm R.E.M. You Are The Everything Green (Warner Bros.)
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10/11 - 7pm hour
Talking Heads - True Stories album artwork 7:56pm Talking Heads Dream Operator True Stories (Sire)
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