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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

7/11 - 7pm hour
David Bowie - The Man Who Sold the World album artwork 7:48pm David Bowie Black Country Rock The Man Who Sold the World (Mercury)
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Peter Murphy - Cascade album artwork 7:41pm Peter Murphy The Scarlet Thing in You Cascade (Atlantic)
Track Notes: Happy Birthday, Peter! Born July 11, 1957. Buy Peter Murphy Cascade at Reckless Records Buy Peter Murphy at iTunes Buy Peter Murphy Cascade at eMusic Add to Collection
Nick Waterhouse - Holly album artwork 7:38pm Nick Waterhouse This Is a Game Holly (Innovative Leisure)
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7:36pm House of Whales Colors (ft. Showyousuck and Horn Bread) single (self-released)
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Yo La Tengo - Summer Sun album artwork 7:31pm Yo La Tengo Today is the Day Summer Sun (Matador)
Track Notes: Request from Cindy! Buy Yo La Tengo Summer Sun at Reckless Records Buy Yo La Tengo at iTunes Buy Yo La Tengo Summer Sun at eMusic Add to Collection
Drahla - A Compact Cassette album artwork 7:24pm Drahla Faux Text A Compact Cassette (Captured Tracks)
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7:22pm Say Hi Every Gauge Is On Empty single (Caterpillar Centipede)
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Petal - Magic Gone album artwork 7:19pm Petal Better Than You Magic Gone (Run for Cover)
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7:15pm M.O.T.O. Local Now Urbs in Horto: A Chicago Indiepop Compilation (Johann's Face)
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7:13pm 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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Syl Johnson - Back in the Game album artwork 7:10pm Syl Johnson Local Watch What You Do to Me Back in the Game (Delmark)
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Ryley Walker - Deafman Glance album artwork 7:05pm Ryley Walker Local Opposite Middle Deafman Glance (Dead Oceans)
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V.V. Lightbody - Bathing Peach album artwork 7:01pm V.V. Lightbody Local 90s Bathing Peach (Midwest Action)
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7/11 - 6pm hour
6:58pm Andy Pratt Local God only Gives You So Many Drinks Further Disruption (self-released)
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Japandroids - Post-Nothing album artwork 6:53pm Japandroids Wet Hair Post-Nothing (Polyvinyl)
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6:50pm Chad Taylor Simcha (bonus track) Myths and Morals (ears&eyes)
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My Morning Jacket - Circuital album artwork 6:47pm My Morning Jacket Wonderful (The Way I Feel) Circuital (ATO)
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Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin 6:43pm Bob Dylan Only A Pawn In Their Game The Times They Are A-Changin' (Columbia)
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Ringo Deathstarr - Pure Mood album artwork 6:36pm Ringo Deathstarr Stare at the Sun Pure Mood (Reverb Appreciation Society)
Track Notes: Request from Tom! Buy Ringo Deathstarr Pure Mood at Reckless Records Buy Ringo Deathstarr at iTunes Buy Ringo Deathstarr Pure Mood at eMusic Add to Collection
Ramones - Leave Home album artwork 6:34pm Ramones California Sun Leave Home (Rhino)
Track Notes: Tommy Ramone passed away July 11, 2014. Buy Ramones Leave Home at Reckless Records Buy Ramones at iTunes Buy Ramones Leave Home at eMusic Add to Collection
Flasher - Constant Image album artwork 6:31pm Flasher XYZ Constant Image (Domino)
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Matthew Sweet - 100% Fun album artwork 6:25pm Matthew Sweet Sick of Myself 100% Fun (Zoo Entertainment)
Track Notes: Performing at Square Roots this weekend. Buy Matthew Sweet 100% Fun at Reckless Records Buy Matthew Sweet at iTunes Buy Matthew Sweet 100% Fun at eMusic Add to Collection
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers - Years album artwork 6:21pm Sarah Shook & the Disarmers Good as Gold Years (Bloodshot)
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Eleventh Dream Day - Lived To Tell album artwork 6:17pm Eleventh Dream Day Local It`s All A Game Lived To Tell (Columbia)
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Joy Division - Still album artwork 6:10pm Joy Division Walked In Line Still (Factory)
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BODEGA - Endless Scroll album artwork 6:07pm BODEGA How Did This Happen!? Endless Scroll (What's Your Rupture?)
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Soft Circle - Shore Obsessed album artwork 6:03pm Soft Circle First Time Shore Obsessed (Post Present Medium)
Track Notes: First Time Event is tonight. First Game! Buy Soft Circle Shore Obsessed at Reckless Records Buy Soft Circle at iTunes Buy Soft Circle Shore Obsessed at eMusic Add to Collection
6/27 - 7pm hour
Johnny Cash - American Recordings album artwork 7:58pm Johnny Cash The Beast In Me American Recordings (American)
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Neko Case - Hell-On album artwork 7:53pm Neko Case Bad Luck Hell-On (Anti-)
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John Parish - Bird Dog Dante album artwork 7:49pm John Parish Sorry for Your Loss Bird Dog Dante (Thrill Jockey)
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