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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

9/12 - 7pm hour
7:33pm Dead Kennedys California Über Alles Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegatables (Alternative Tentacles)
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7:30pm Ted Leo Since You've Been Gone single (self-released)
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7:26pm Wild Nothing Oscillation Indigo (Captured Tracks)
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7:20pm Etta James Local You Got It Chicago Soul: Electric Blues, Funk & Soul (Soul Jazz)
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7:17pm Luther Allison Local Gotta Move On Up Sweet Home Chicago (Delmark)
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7:16pm The Shady Daze Local I'll Make You Pay 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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7:08pm The Imperial Sound Local Ain't Crawling Back (ft. Kelly Hogan & Peter Himmelman) The New AM (Pravda)
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7:05pm White Mystery Local Two Flats Hellion Blender (Self-Released)
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7:01pm Quin Kirchner Local Brainville The Other Side of Time (Astral Spirits)
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9/12 - 6pm hour
6:52pm The Chemical Brothers Let Forever Be Surrender (Astralwerks)
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Charli XCX - True Romance album artwork 6:48pm Charli XCX Nuclear Seasons True Romance (IAMSOUND)
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6:38pm El Ten Eleven Phenomenal Problems Banker's Hill (Topshelf)
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6:36pm George Jones Tennessee Whiskey The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country (Epic/Legacy)
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6:30pm Lucero Long Way Back Home Among The Ghosts (Liberty & Lament)
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6:23pm Caviar Tangerine Speedo Caviar (Polygram)
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6:20pm Saint Etienne Nothing Can Stop Us Now Smash The System: Singles And More (Heavenly)
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6:17pm Matthew Lux's Communication Arts Quartet Local Camisa Sete Contra/Fact (Contra/Fact)
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6:07pm DeVotchKa Empty Vessels This Night Falls Forever (Concord Music Group)
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6:04pm Rush YYZ Moving Pictures (Mercury)
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9/12 - 5pm hour
5:58pm Monster Magnet Pill Shovel Spine of God (Napalm)
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8/29 - 7pm hour
The New Pornographers - Challengers album artwork 7:56pm The New Pornographers Mutiny, I Promise You Challengers (Matador)
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7:51pm Izzy True SadBad Sad Bad (Don Giovanni)
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7:48pm Iggy Pop Sixteen Lust For Life (RCA)
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7:44pm David Bowie Golden Years Station To Station (RCA)
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7:38pm The Rolling Stones Prodigal Son Beggars Banquet (Decca)
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7:37pm Minutemen Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing Double Nickels On the Dime (SST)
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7:33pm The Numbers Band (15-60-75) Animal Speaks Jimmy Bell's Still in Town (Hearthen)
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7:29pm The Band Look Out Cleveland The Band (Capitol)
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7:22pm Alexander Tucker Objects Don't Look Away (Thrill Jockey)
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7:20pm The Eyebrows It Comes Down Hard Volume (self-released)
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