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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

1/10 - 7pm hour
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust album artwork 7:52pm David Bowie Ziggy Stardust The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust (Rykodisc)
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Bob Mould - Silver Age album artwork 7:44pm Bob Mould First Time Joy Silver Age (Merge)
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The She 7:40pm The She's Heartache All Female Rock and Roll Quartet (Empty Cellar)
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The Roots - Phrenology album artwork 7:36pm The Roots The Seed (2.0) Phrenology (MCA)
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Cindy Wilson - Change album artwork 7:31pm Cindy Wilson No One Can Tell You Change (Kill Rock Stars)
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SAVAK - Cut-Ups album artwork 7:27pm SAVAK Like Gary Wilson Said Cut-Ups (Ernest Jenning Recording Co.)
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Social Distortion - Somewhere Between Heaven And Hell album artwork 7:23pm Social Distortion Cold Feelings Somewhere Between Heaven And Hell (Epic)
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7:18pm The Jokers Local I'll Never Let You Go 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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7:16pm Buddy Guy Local First Time I Met The Blues Chess Blues 1960-1967 (Chess)
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Howlin 7:13pm Howlin' Wolf Local Moanin' At Midnight Moanin' in the Moonlight (Chess)
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Airiel - Molten Young Lovers album artwork 7:06pm Airiel Local Cloudburst Molten Young Lovers (self-released)
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7:02pm Dream Version Local Legacy Boys Fight Fair (self-released)
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7:01pm The Lawrence Peters Outfit Local Ain't Much Left (Of This Heart of Mine) What You Been Missin' (self-released)
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1/10 - 6pm hour
The Sonics - Boom album artwork 6:56pm The Sonics Let The Good Times Roll Boom (Norton)
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Ramones - Ramones album artwork 6:55pm Ramones Judy Is A Punk Ramones (Sire)
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The White Stripes - White Blood Cells album artwork 6:52pm The White Stripes Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground White Blood Cells (V2)
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Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come album artwork 6:47pm Jimmy Cliff Many Rivers To Cross The Harder They Come (Island)
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6:44pm Mutual Interest Sunset on a Perfect Day Better Than I Expected (Sniffling Indie Kids)
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The Bar-Kays - Soul Finger album artwork 6:41pm The Bar-Kays Don't Do That Soul Finger (Volt)
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6:35pm Ernest Dawkins Local Woody 'N You Afro Straight (Delmark)
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Pixies - Surfer Rosa album artwork 6:31pm Pixies Bone Machine Surfer Rosa (4AD)
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6:27pm The Hold Steady A Snake in the Shower 7" single (Frenchkiss)
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6:20pm Alex Lipinski Going Nowhere Fast Alex (A)
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The Bottle Rockets - Songs Of Sahm album artwork 6:18pm The Bottle Rockets Be Real Songs Of Sahm (Bloodshot)
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6:15pm The Prids Lie Here Does It Look Like I'm in Love? (This-a-way)
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6:09pm Frisbie Local Let's Get Started Subversive Sounds of Love (Hear Diagonally)
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Lars Finberg - Moonlight Over Bakersfield album artwork 6:06pm Lars Finberg Isle of Lucy Moonlight Over Bakersfield (In the Red)
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Monster Magnet - Spine of God album artwork 6:03pm Monster Magnet Pill Shovel Spine of God (Napalm)
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1/2 - 9pm hour
The Stooges - The Stooges album artwork 9:56pm The Stooges No Fun The Stooges (Elektra)
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Portugal. The Man - Evil Friends album artwork 9:50pm Portugal. The Man Evil Friends Evil Friends (Atlantic)
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