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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

11/28 - 7pm hour
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers album artwork 7:52pm The Rolling Stones Dead Flowers Sticky Fingers (Rolling Stone Records)
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7:49pm Civic Flick The Station Those Who No EP (Famous Class)
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7:45pm David Bowie The Next Day The Next Day (Columbia)
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7:38pm Bonnie "Prince" Billy Death To Everyone I See A Darkness (Palace)
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7:34pm The Wrens Happy The Meadowlands (Absolutely Kosher)
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7:30pm Randy Newman Have You Seen My Baby? 12 Songs (Reprise)
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7:25pm Bruce Springsteen Candy's Room Darkness on the Edge of Town (Columbia)
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Molly Nilsson - Twenty Twenty album artwork 7:20pm Molly Nilsson A Slice of Lemon Twenty Twenty (Night School/Dark Skies)
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7:17pm Miya Folick Cost Your Love Premonitions (Terrible)
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7:13pm Johnny Williams Local Breaking Point Eccentric Soul: Twinight's Lunar Rotation (Numero Group)
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7:11pm Master Plan Inc. Local Try It (You'll Like It) Eccentric Soul: Sitting in the Park (Numero Group)
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7:08pm Magic Sam Local I Don't Want No Woman Blues Guitar Greats (Delmark)
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Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers - Bought To Rot album artwork 7:04pm Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers Local Apocalypse Now (& Later) Bought To Rot (Bloodshot)
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7:01pm Zigtebra Local Bring It On Major Crush (self-released)
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11/28 - 6pm hour
6:57pm Goalie Local Do Ya single (self-released)
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6:51pm Prince When You Were Mine Dirty Mind (Warner Bros.)
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6:46pm Anderson .Paak Tints (featuring Kendrick Lamar) Oxnard (Aftermath)
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6:43pm Afrolicious Never Let No One California Dreaming (Afrolicious Music)
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6:35pm Bauhaus Dark Entries In The Flat Field (4AD)
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6:31pm John Wesley Coleman III Heaven Cuckoo Bird Sings a Song (GOLIAD)
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6:29pm Charles Bradley Heart of Gold Black Velvet (Daptone)
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The Dodos - Visiter album artwork 6:21pm The Dodos Winter Visiter (Frenchkiss)
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6:17pm Cobra Man Chain Reaction Toxic Planet (Goner)
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The Smashing Pumpkins - Pisces Iscariot album artwork 6:15pm The Smashing Pumpkins Local Frail and Bedazzled Pisces Iscariot (Virgin)
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6:07pm CSS Too Hot Planta (SQE)
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6:02pm Django Django WOR Django Django (Ribbon)
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11/14 - 7pm hour
7:55pm Hot Chip Dancing in the Dark Dancing in the Dark EP (Domino)
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7:49pm Veruca Salt Local Number One Blind American Thighs (Minty Fresh)
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7:46pm Farao Luster of the Eyes Pure-O (Western Vinyl)
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7:41pm David Bowie Reality Reality (ISO)
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