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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

6/20 - 7pm hour
Cocteau Twins - Garlands album artwork 7:58pm Cocteau Twins Wax And Wane Garlands (4AD)
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David Bowie - Blackstar album artwork 7:54pm David Bowie Sue (Or In a Season of Crime) Blackstar (Columbia)
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7:48pm Body Type Arrow single (Partisan)
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Spoon - Kill the Moonlight album artwork 7:46pm Spoon Stay Don't Go Kill the Moonlight (Merge)
Track Notes: Playing at Mamby on the Beach this weekend. Buy Spoon Kill the Moonlight at Reckless Records Buy Spoon at iTunes Buy Spoon Kill the Moonlight at eMusic Add to Collection
7:40pm Barrio Manouche La Marcha Gatina Aires de Cambio (doubleOone)
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7:36pm Johnny Cash Blistered Essential 1955-1983 Vol. 2 (Columbia/Legacy)
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7:34pm Amy Winehouse Valerie single (Island)
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7:29pm Hannah Gill Medicine Lost In Words (Footnote)
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Electric Light Orchestra - Out Of The Blue album artwork 7:23pm Electric Light Orchestra Summer And Lighting Out Of The Blue (Epic)
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LITHICS - Mating Surfaces album artwork 7:20pm LITHICS Edible Door Mating Surfaces (Kill Rock Stars)
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Yung Wu - Shore Leave album artwork 7:17pm Yung Wu Aspiration Shore Leave (Bar/None)
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7:12pm The Great Society Local I'm The One For You 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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Jimmy Johnson - Johnson 7:10pm Jimmy Johnson Local I Stand Alone Johnson's Whacks (Delmark)
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Material Issue - International Pop Overthrow album artwork 7:08pm Material Issue Local International Pop Overthrow International Pop Overthrow (Mercury)
Track Notes: RIP Jim Ellison. Passed away June 20, 1996. Buy Material Issue International Pop Overthrow at Reckless Records Buy Material Issue at iTunes Buy Material Issue International Pop Overthrow at eMusic Add to Collection
7:03pm MaMA Local I'm Shot Night Shoot EP (Automatic Recordings)
Track Notes: Saturday @ Cole's Buy MaMA Night Shoot EP at Reckless Records Buy MaMA at iTunes Buy MaMA Night Shoot EP at eMusic Add to Collection
The Lemons - Hello, We 7:02pm The Lemons Local Best Day Hello, We're The Lemons (Tripp Tapes)
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6/20 - 6pm hour
6:58pm Kill Scenes Local Ghost Pines In Dreams (Psychic Tapes)
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The White Stripes - Elephant album artwork 6:53pm The White Stripes You've Got Her In Your Pocket Elephant (V2)
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The Kinks - The Kink Kontroversy album artwork 6:51pm The Kinks When I See That Girl Of Mine The Kink Kontroversy (Pye)
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Flasher - Constant Image album artwork 6:44pm Flasher Pressure Constant Image (Domino)
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The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema album artwork 6:41pm The New Pornographers Stacked Crooked Twin Cinema (Matador)
Track Notes: Thursday @ Thalia Hall and Friday at Temperance Brewing in Evanston. Buy The New Pornographers Twin Cinema at Reckless Records Buy The New Pornographers at iTunes Buy The New Pornographers Twin Cinema at eMusic Add to Collection
6:38pm Swimsuit Addition Local Need You Dumb Dora (Midwest Action)
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6:34pm The Beach Boys You Still Believe In Me Pet Sounds (Remastered with Bonus Tracks) (Capitol)
Track Notes: Happy Birthday, Brian Wilson! Born June 20, 1942 Buy The Beach Boys Pet Sounds (Remastered with Bonus Tracks) at Reckless Records Buy The Beach Boys at iTunes Buy The Beach Boys Pet Sounds (Remastered with Bonus Tracks) at eMusic Add to Collection
The Cars - Heartbeat City album artwork 6:29pm The Cars Magic Heartbeat City (Elektra)
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Jo Passed - Their Prime album artwork 6:26pm Jo Passed MDM Their Prime (Sub Pop)
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Spiritualized - Pure Phase album artwork 6:19pm Spiritualized These Blues Pure Phase (Dedicated)
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Brownout - Fear Of A Brown Planet album artwork 6:16pm Brownout Louder Than a Bomb Fear Of A Brown Planet (Fat Beats)
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Minutemen - Double Nickels On the Dime album artwork 6:13pm Minutemen The Glory of Man Double Nickels On the Dime (SST)
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Can - Future Days album artwork 6:08pm Can Moonshake Future Days (Spoon)
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Kamaal Williams - The Return album artwork 6:05pm Kamaal Williams High Roller The Return (Black Focus)
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