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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

1/2 - 9pm hour
Lloyd Cole - The Negatives album artwork 9:47pm Lloyd Cole No More Love Songs The Negatives (March)
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The Beatles - Rubber Soul album artwork 9:44pm The Beatles Girl Rubber Soul (Parlophone)
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The Kinks - The Kinks album artwork 9:38pm The Kinks So Mystifying The Kinks (Castle)
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The Urban Renewal Project - 21st Century Ghost album artwork 9:35pm The Urban Renewal Project Don't Ask Y (feat. Camp Lo) 21st Century Ghost (Fastrac)
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9:33pm Mutual Interest Sunset on a Perfect Day Better Than I Expected (Sniffling Indie Kids)
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Fleetwood Mac - Tusk album artwork 9:26pm Fleetwood Mac Tusk Tusk (Reprise)
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Peter Oren - Anthropocene album artwork 9:22pm Peter Oren Chain of Command Anthropocene (Western Vinyl)
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Geoffrey Landers - 1 by 1 album artwork 9:19pm Geoffrey Landers Carry Me Off 1 by 1 (Music from Memory)
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9:15pm Oscar Hamod & The Majestics Local Soul Finger 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley 9:12pm Bo Diddley Local Mr. Custer Bo Diddley's Beach Party (Checker)
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9:10pm Etta James Local You Got It Chicago Soul: Electric Blues, Funk & Soul (Soul Jazz)
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Santah - White Noise Bed album artwork 9:04pm Santah Local Overgrown White Noise Bed (No Sleep)
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9:01pm Small Tines Local Night Rida Two - EP (self-released)
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1/2 - 8pm hour
Secret Colours - Dream Dream album artwork 8:57pm Secret Colours Local Feed the Machine Dream Dream (self-released)
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Ike & Tina Turner - It 8:52pm Ike & Tina Turner This Man's Crazy It's Gonna Work Out Fine (Sue Records)
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Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation album artwork 8:46pm Sonic Youth Teen Age Riot Daydream Nation (Enigma)
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Desmond Dekker - Rockin 8:43pm Desmond Dekker This Woman Rockin' Steady: The Best Of Desmond Dekker (Rhino)
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Roger Miller - King Of The Road: The Genius Of Roger Miller album artwork 8:41pm Roger Miller As Long As There's A Shadow King Of The Road: The Genius Of Roger Miller (Mercury Nashville)
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Heron Oblivion - The Chapel album artwork 8:34pm Heron Oblivion Sudden Lament The Chapel (self-released)
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Hiss Golden Messenger - Hallelujah Anyhow album artwork 8:31pm Hiss Golden Messenger Lost Out in the Darkness Hallelujah Anyhow (Merge)
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Sleater-Kinney - Live in Paris album artwork 8:28pm Sleater-Kinney No Cities to Love Live in Paris (Sub Pop)
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David Bowie - Low album artwork 8:21pm David Bowie Sound And Vision Low (RCA)
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Hater - Red Blinders album artwork 8:18pm Hater Penthouse Red Blinders (Fire)
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Rollo Tomasi - Coward album artwork 8:15pm Rollo Tomasi Local Arm's Length Coward (Shakefork)
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The Black Keys - Magic Potion album artwork 8:08pm The Black Keys Just a Little Heat Magic Potion (Nonesuch)
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Mick Trouble - It 8:05pm Mick Trouble Miss Margaret It's the Mick Trouble EP (Emotional Response)
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Future Islands - Singles album artwork 8:02pm Future Islands Seasons (Waiting On You) Singles (4AD)
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12/28 - 7pm hour
7:59pm My Morning Jacket Come Closer single (Atlantic)
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Chuck Berry - Chuck album artwork 7:50pm Chuck Berry Lady B. Goode Chuck (Dualtone)
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Tom Petty - Damn the Torpedoes album artwork 7:49pm Tom Petty Even the Losers Damn the Torpedoes (MCA)
Track Notes: RIP Tom Petty. Passed away October 2, 2017. Buy Tom Petty Damn the Torpedoes at Reckless Records Buy Tom Petty at iTunes Buy Tom Petty Damn the Torpedoes at eMusic Add to Collection
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