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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

10/11 - 7pm hour
7:51pm Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations The Impossible Dream The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 8: 1968 (Motown)
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The Beatles - A Hard Day 7:49pm The Beatles When I Get Home A Hard Day's Night (Parlophone)
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7:44pm Wild Belle Local Morphine Dreamer single (self-released)
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Ash - Kablammo! album artwork 7:40pm Ash Bring Back The Summer Kablammo! (Earl Music)
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Pixies - Doolittle album artwork 7:37pm Pixies Debaser Doolittle (4AD)
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Deer Tick - Deer Tick Vol. 2 album artwork 7:31pm Deer Tick Jumpstarting Deer Tick Vol. 2 (Partisan)
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7:28pm Three Tobacco Tags Reno Blues Good for What Ails You: Music of the Medicine Shows 1926–1937 (Old Hat)
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Roy Orbison - For The Lonely: 18 Greatest Hits album artwork 7:26pm Roy Orbison In Dreams For The Lonely: 18 Greatest Hits (Rhino)
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7:21pm Buffalos Bay In the Factory Living Under the Reef (self-released)
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Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives album artwork 7:20pm Mount Kimbie SP12 Beat Love What Survives (Warp)
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Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream album artwork 7:14pm Open Mike Eagle Daydreaming in the Projects Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music Group)
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Eleventh Dream Day - Lived To Tell album artwork 7:07pm Eleventh Dream Day Local Rose Of Jericho Lived To Tell (Columbia)
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7:04pm Little Milton Local More & More Chicago Soul: Electric Blues, Funk & Soul (Soul Jazz)
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7:02pm The Cherry Slush Local Gotta Take It Easy 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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10/11 - 6pm hour
6:58pm Cafe Racer Local Tomorrow Cafe Racer (Dumpster Tapes)
Track Notes: 10/13 @ Logan Square Auditorium Buy Cafe Racer Cafe Racer at Reckless Records Buy Cafe Racer at iTunes Buy Cafe Racer Cafe Racer at eMusic Add to Collection
Slushy - Pastime Gardens album artwork 6:56pm Slushy Local Fun in the Sun Pastime Gardens (Grabbing Clouds)
Track Notes: 10/15 @ Empty Bottle Buy Slushy Pastime Gardens at Reckless Records Buy Slushy at iTunes Buy Slushy Pastime Gardens at eMusic Add to Collection
6:54pm The Lawrence Peters Outfit Local Bear Creek What You Been Missin' (self-released)
Track Notes: 10/14 @ Hideout Buy The Lawrence Peters Outfit What You Been Missin' at Reckless Records Buy The Lawrence Peters Outfit at iTunes Buy The Lawrence Peters Outfit What You Been Missin' at eMusic Add to Collection
New Order - Movement album artwork 6:47pm New Order Dreams Never End Movement (London)
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Shilpa Ray - Door Girl album artwork 6:44pm Shilpa Ray Shilpa Ray's Got a Heart Full of Dirt Door Girl (Northern Spy)
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Kelley Stoltz - Que Aura album artwork 6:41pm Kelley Stoltz I'm Here for Now Que Aura (Castle Face)
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Sloan - Parallel Play album artwork 6:35pm Sloan Living the Dream Parallel Play (Yep Roc)
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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - A Jackknife to a Swan album artwork 6:33pm The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Everybody's Better A Jackknife to a Swan (SideOneDummy)
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Greg Fox - The Gradual Progression album artwork 6:32pm Greg Fox Catching an L The Gradual Progression (RVNG Intl.)
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The Jam - Sound Affects album artwork 6:22pm The Jam That's Entertainment Sound Affects (Polydor)
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6:19pm Jessica Boudreaux Ask Me to Stay single (New Moss)
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The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream album artwork 6:16pm The Smashing Pumpkins Local Quiet Siamese Dream (Virgin)
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Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers album artwork 6:09pm Big Star Dream Lover* Third/Sister Lovers (Rykodisc)
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Wolf Parade - Cry Cry Cry album artwork 6:05pm Wolf Parade You're Dreaming Cry Cry Cry (Sub Pop)
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Yellow Ostrich - Strange Land album artwork 6:01pm Yellow Ostrich Marathon Runner Strange Land (Barsuk)
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10/4 - 7pm hour
Kraftwerk - The Man Machine album artwork 7:55pm Kraftwerk The Robots The Man Machine (Kling Klang)
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