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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

12/3 - 7pm hour
7:57pm Sufjan Stevens Chicago Come On Feel the Illinoise (Asthmatic Kitty)
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7:56pm David Bowie Changes Live At Nassau Coliseum '76 (Atlantic)
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7:46pm The Sonics Psycho Here Are The Sonics!!! (Norton)
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7:46pm Josephine Foster Challenger Faithful Fairy Harmony (Fire)
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7:45pm Stone Temple Pilots Naked Sunday Core (Atlantic)
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7:34pm PAINT Silver Streaks PAINT (Mexican Summer)
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7:29pm Emily King Remind Me single (ATO)
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7:23pm Talk Talk It's My Life It's My Life (EMI)
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7:20pm Bad Sports Constant Stimulation Constant Stimulation (Dirtnap)
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Ada Richards - Good God! Born Again Funk album artwork 7:16pm Ada Richards Local I'm Drunk & I'm Real High (In the Spirit of God) Good God! Born Again Funk (Numero Group)
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7:12pm Memphis Slim Local Five O'Clock Blues Blues Piano Orgy (Delmark)
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7:09pm Lucky Lopez & The Jazz Prophets Local Coming Down With The Blues Sweet Home Chicago (Delmark)
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7:05pm Miranda Winters Local A Hardly Garden Plot Xobeci, What Grows Here? (Wax Nine)
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7:02pm the ions Local For Blanche Atom Butterfly (self-released)
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12/3 - 6pm hour
6:59pm Typesetter Local Technicolor Nothing Blues (6131)
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6:52pm Bob Marley & the Wailers Soul Rebel Soul Rebels (Receiver)
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6:49pm Hank Williams I Just Don't Like This Kind of Living 40 Greatest Hits (Polydor / Mercury)
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6:47pm Johnny Cash Solitary Man American III: Solitary Man (American)
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6:44pm The Promise Ring Red & Blue Jeans Nothing Feels Good (Jade Tree)
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6:42pm Art Brut Hooray! Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out! (Alcopop!)
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6:37pm John Lee Hooker Rollin' Blues Graveyard Blues (Specialty)
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6:33pm Georgia Anne Muldrow Overload Overload (Brainfeeder)
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6:30pm Al Green What is This Feeling? Let's Stay Together (Hi)
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J Mascis - Elastic Days album artwork 6:24pm J Mascis See You At The Movies Elastic Days (Sub Pop)
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Built to Spill - There 6:20pm Built to Spill Big Dipper There's Nothing Wrong With Love (Up)
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6:17pm Soft Science Know Maps (Test Patterns)
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6:11pm Cocteau Twins Wax And Wane Garlands (4AD)
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6:07pm WHOLE Lust/Terror BIAS (Blackjack Illuminanist)
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6:03pm Phil Angotti & the Idea Local I Never Afternoon Balloon (Our House)
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11/28 - 7pm hour
7:57pm James Brown Super Bad Star Time (Polydor)
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