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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

11/19 - 7am hour
7:02am The Cairo Gang Local Now You Are One Of Us The Corner Man (Empty Cellar)
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7:00am Prince Albert Hunt's Texas Ramblers Wake Up Jacob Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 2A: Social Music (Folkways)
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11/12 - 9am hour
The Amazing - Gentle Stream album artwork 9:55am The Amazing Gentle Stream Gentle Stream (Partisan)
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METZ - METZ album artwork 9:52am METZ Wet Blanket METZ (Sub Pop)
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Living by Lanterns - New Myth/Old Science album artwork 9:44am Living by Lanterns Local Old Science New Myth/Old Science (Cuneiform)
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Esquivel - Latin-Esque album artwork 9:41am Esquivel Mucha Muchacha Latin-Esque (BMG)
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M.O.T.O. - Raw Power album artwork 9:39am M.O.T.O. Local Spend The Night On Me Raw Power (Criminal IQ)
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Tamaryn - Tender New Signs album artwork 9:32am Tamaryn The Garden Tender New Signs (Mexican Summer)
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9:29am The John Barry Orchestra 007 The Best of JAMES BOND 30th Anniversary (EMI)
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The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers album artwork 9:26am The Raconteurs Broken Boy Soldier Broken Boy Soldiers (Third Man Records/V2)
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9:21am Darling Local Heart Attack Mustache Music Volume 1 (Commune)
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The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet album artwork 9:17am The Rolling Stones Prodigal Son Beggars Banquet (Decca)
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Rakim - The 18th Letter album artwork 9:14am Rakim Guess Who's Back The 18th Letter (Universal)
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The Cramps - Songs the Lord Taught Us album artwork 9:07am The Cramps Fever Songs the Lord Taught Us (IRS)
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9:03am M. Ward Stop the Show PDX Pop Now! 2012 (PDX Pop Now!)
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Boss Hog - Boss Hog album artwork 9:01am Boss Hog I Idolize You Boss Hog (Geffen)
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11/12 - 8am hour
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica album artwork 8:56am Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Veteran's Day Poppy Trout Mask Replica (Straight)
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Dizzee Rascal - Showtime album artwork 8:53am Dizzee Rascal Hype Talk Showtime (XL)
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Liz Phair - Whitechocolatespaceegg album artwork 8:50am Liz Phair Local What Makes You Happy Whitechocolatespaceegg (Matador)
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The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses album artwork 8:43am The Stone Roses I Wanna Be Adored* The Stone Roses (Silvertone)
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The Barbaras - 2006-2008 album artwork 8:41am The Barbaras Bluebirds 2006-2008 (Goner)
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Devo - New Traditionalists album artwork 8:35am Devo Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth New Traditionalists (Warner Bros.)
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Peace - The World is Too Much with Us album artwork 8:32am Peace Fun and Games The World is Too Much with Us (Suicide Squeeze)
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P.O.S. - We Don 8:28am P.O.S. How We Land (featuring Justin Vernon) We Don't Even Live Here (Rhymesayers)
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All City Affairs - Identity Theft album artwork 8:21am All City Affairs Local Flashback To When We Were Both Young Identity Theft (Lujo)
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The Coup - Sorry to Bother You album artwork 8:18am The Coup Magic Coup Sorry to Bother You (ANTI-)
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Electric Light Orchestra - Out Of The Blue album artwork 8:14am Electric Light Orchestra Turn To Stone Out Of The Blue (Epic)
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8:07am Steve Moore Tyken's Rift Ligth Echoes (Cuneiform)
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Donovan - Summer Day Reflection Songs album artwork 8:05am Donovan Universal Soldier Summer Day Reflection Songs (Castle)
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Black Flag - Loose Nut album artwork 8:02am Black Flag Modern Man Loose Nut (SST)
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