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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

10/4 - 7pm hour
7:49pm Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers You Got Lucky Long After Dark (MCA)
Track Notes: RIP - Passed away 10/2 at age of 66. Buy Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Long After Dark at Reckless Records Buy Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at iTunes Buy Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Long After Dark at eMusic Add to Collection
The Clientele - Music for the Age of Miracles album artwork 7:45pm The Clientele Everyone You Meet Music for the Age of Miracles (Merge)
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The Beatles - With the Beatles album artwork 7:42pm The Beatles It Won't Be Long With the Beatles (Parlophone)
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Ane Brun - It All Starts with One album artwork 7:36pm Ane Brun Do You Remember (featuring First Aid Kit) It All Starts with One (PIAS)
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LADAMA - LADAMA album artwork 7:33pm LADAMA Agreste LADAMA (Six Degrees)
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Janis Joplin - I Got Dem Ol 7:29pm Janis Joplin Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! (Columbia)
Track Notes: Passed away October 4, 1970. Buy Janis Joplin I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! at Reckless Records Buy Janis Joplin at iTunes Buy Janis Joplin I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! at eMusic Add to Collection
Flesh World - Into the Shroud album artwork 7:23pm Flesh World This Great Cheap Face Into the Shroud (Dark Entries)
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The Belle Game - Fear / Nothing album artwork 7:20pm The Belle Game Yuh Fear / Nothing (Arts & Crafts)
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Wand - Plum album artwork 7:16pm Wand Bee Karma Plum (Drag City)
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7:12pm Michael & The Messengers Local Lifs (Don't Mean Nothin') 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley album artwork 7:09pm Bo Diddley Local Hush Your Mouth Bo Diddley (Checker)
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7:07pm Majestic Choir & The Soul Stirrers Local Why Am I Treated So Bad Chicago Soul: Electric Blues, Funk & Soul (Soul Jazz)
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7:02pm Baby Money Local By and By In Memory of John Doe (self-released)
Track Notes: TONIGHT - Beat Kitchen Buy Baby Money In Memory of John Doe at Reckless Records Buy Baby Money at iTunes Buy Baby Money In Memory of John Doe at eMusic Add to Collection
10/4 - 6pm hour
New Canyons - Everyone is Dark album artwork 6:59pm New Canyons Local Pitch Black Everyone is Dark (self-released)
Track Notes: 10/7 @ Empty Bottle Buy New Canyons Everyone is Dark at Reckless Records Buy New Canyons at iTunes Buy New Canyons Everyone is Dark at eMusic Add to Collection
Dead Rider - Crew Licks album artwork 6:56pm Dead Rider Local The Listing Crew Licks (Drag City)
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O.A.R. - Stories of a Stranger album artwork 6:51pm O.A.R. Love and Memories Stories of a Stranger (Lava)
Track Notes: Request from Michelle in Lincoln Park! Buy O.A.R. Stories of a Stranger at Reckless Records Buy O.A.R. at iTunes Buy O.A.R. Stories of a Stranger at eMusic Add to Collection
James Brown - Star Time album artwork 6:47pm James Brown Ain't That A Groove Star Time (Polydor)
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T. Rex - Electric Warrior album artwork 6:44pm T. Rex Mambo Sun Electric Warrior (Fly)
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Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - I Learned the Hard Way album artwork 6:37pm Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Better Things to Do I Learned the Hard Way (Daptone)
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The Apples in Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder album artwork 6:33pm The Apples in Stereo Energy New Magnetic Wonder (Yep Roc)
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The Vaselines - The Way of the Vaselines: A Complete History album artwork 6:30pm The Vaselines Son Of A Gun The Way of the Vaselines: A Complete History (Sub Pop)
Track Notes: Request from Tom! Buy The Vaselines The Way of the Vaselines: A Complete History at Reckless Records Buy The Vaselines at iTunes Buy The Vaselines The Way of the Vaselines: A Complete History at eMusic Add to Collection
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - The Punishment of Luxury album artwork 6:23pm Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark The Punishment of Luxury The Punishment of Luxury (White Noise)
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The Traveling Wilburys - The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 album artwork 6:19pm The Traveling Wilburys End of the Line The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 (Rhino)
Track Notes: RIP Tom Petty Buy The Traveling Wilburys The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 at Reckless Records Buy The Traveling Wilburys at iTunes Buy The Traveling Wilburys The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 at eMusic Add to Collection
6:15pm Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Continental Breakfast Lotta See Lice (Matador)
Track Notes: Out 10/13 Buy Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Lotta See Lice at Reckless Records Buy Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile at iTunes Buy Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Lotta See Lice at eMusic Add to Collection
Cobra Man - New Driveway Soundtrack album artwork 6:09pm Cobra Man Magic Hour New Driveway Soundtrack (Goner)
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6:05pm Chicago Afrobeat Project Local I No Know (feat. Ugochi) What Goes Up (self-released)
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The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour album artwork 6:03pm The Fall Just Step S'ways Hex Enduction Hour (Kamera)
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9/27 - 7pm hour
7:56pm Antibalas Gold Rush Where the Gods Are in Peace (Daptone)
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The Strokes - Is This It? album artwork 7:50pm The Strokes Hard To Explain Is This It? (RCA)
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Charles Bradley - Victim of Love album artwork 7:46pm Charles Bradley Strictly Reserved for You Victim of Love (Daptone)
Track Notes: RIP passed away September 23, 2017 Buy Charles Bradley Victim of Love at Reckless Records Buy Charles Bradley at iTunes Buy Charles Bradley Victim of Love at eMusic Add to Collection
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