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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

8/29 - 7pm hour
7:17pm Calicoco Now I See It All Float (Dadstache)
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7:12pm Muddy Waters Local The Same Thing Folk Singer (Chess)
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7:11pm The Ricochettes Local I Don't Want You 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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7:08pm Magic Sam & Eddie Shaw Local Riding High Sweet Home Chicago (Delmark)
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7:02pm Steve Hauschildt Local Saccade (ft. Julianna Barwick) Dissolvi (Ghostly International)
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Negative Scanner - Nose Picker album artwork 7:00pm Negative Scanner Local A Vision Nose Picker (Trouble in Mind)
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8/29 - 6pm hour
6:56pm Emily Blue Local Microscope *69 (self-released)
Track Notes: Just filmed a video at Fort Knox Studios. Buy Emily Blue *69 at Reckless Records Buy Emily Blue at iTunes Buy Emily Blue *69 at eMusic Add to Collection
6:49pm Peter Gabriel We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37) So (Geffen)
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Blondie - Pollinator album artwork 6:46pm Blondie My Monster Pollinator (BMG)
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6:42pm Charlie Parker Bloomdido Bird and Diz (Clef)
Track Notes: Born August 29, 1920. Passed away March 12, 1955. Buy Charlie Parker Bird and Diz at Reckless Records Buy Charlie Parker at iTunes Buy Charlie Parker Bird and Diz at eMusic Add to Collection
6:35pm Deaf Wish Lithium Zion Lithium Zion (Sub Pop)
Track Notes: 9/14 @ GMAN Tavern. Buy Deaf Wish Lithium Zion at Reckless Records Buy Deaf Wish at iTunes Buy Deaf Wish Lithium Zion at eMusic Add to Collection
6:31pm Gangstagrass Barnburning American Music (Rench Audio)
Track Notes: Request from Rachel! Buy Gangstagrass American Music at Reckless Records Buy Gangstagrass at iTunes Buy Gangstagrass American Music at eMusic Add to Collection
The Coup - Sorry to Bother You album artwork 6:28pm The Coup The Magic Clap Sorry to Bother You (ANTI-)
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6:21pm The Love Language Independence Day Baby Grand (Merge)
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6:18pm Old 97's If My Heart Was a Car Alive & Wired (New West)
Track Notes: Just played Out of Space fest in Evanston. Celebrating 25 years! Buy Old 97's Alive & Wired at Reckless Records Buy Old 97's at iTunes Buy Old 97's Alive & Wired at eMusic Add to Collection
6:14pm Linda Gail Lewis & Robbie Fulks Local Who Cares Wild, Wild, Wild (Bloodshot)
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6:07pm Garcia Peoples Show Your Troubles Out Cosmic Cash (Beyond Beyond is Beyond)
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6:03pm Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Thriller (Sony)
Track Notes: Born August 29, 1958. Would have been 60 today! Buy Michael Jackson Thriller at Reckless Records Buy Michael Jackson at iTunes Buy Michael Jackson Thriller at eMusic Add to Collection
8/22 - 7pm hour
7:57pm Sufjan Stevens Chicago Come On Feel the Illinoise (Asthmatic Kitty)
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7:52pm Alice in Chains Right Turn Sap (Sony)
Track Notes: Layne Staley was born August 22, 1967. Passed away 2002. This song features Mark Arm of Mudhoney and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Track was credited to Alice Mudgarden in the liner notes. Buy Alice in Chains Sap at Reckless Records Buy Alice in Chains at iTunes Buy Alice in Chains Sap at eMusic Add to Collection
David Bowie - Young Americans album artwork 7:49pm David Bowie Right Young Americans (RCA)
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Can - Monster Movie album artwork 7:40pm Can Outside My Door Monster Movie (Spoon)
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7:37pm Sis Gene Euphorbia (Native Cat)
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7:33pm Tori Amos God Under the Pink (Atlantic)
Track Notes: Happy Birthday Tori Amos! (born Myra Ellen Amos,) August 22 Buy Tori Amos Under the Pink at Reckless Records Buy Tori Amos at iTunes Buy Tori Amos Under the Pink at eMusic Add to Collection
7:28pm The Wrens I've Made Enough Friends Secaucus (Grass)
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7:24pm The Damned New Rose* Damned Damned Damned (Stiff)
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7:21pm Say Sue Me B Lover Just Joking Around / B Lover single (Damnably)
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7:18pm Mike Pace and the Child Actors Everyone Out of the Car Smooth Sailing (self-released)
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7:13pm Curtis Mayfield Local Wild And Free Curtis (Curtom)
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7:10pm The Counts Local Stop Cheating On Me 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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