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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

11/14 - 7pm hour
7:36pm Death From Above 1979 Go Home, Get Down You're a Woman, I'm a Machine (Vice)
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7:32pm Bauhaus Dark Entries In The Flat Field (4AD)
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7:28pm The Fibs Tyranny The Fibs (Dreamy Life)
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7:21pm Eric B. & Rakim Don't Sweat the Technique Don't Sweat the Technique (MCA)
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7:16pm Empress Of Just the Same Us (Terrible)
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7:13pm The Afghan Whigs Somethin' Hot 1965 (Columbia)
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7:09pm Bo Diddley Local Another Sugar Daddy Chicago Soul: Electric Blues, Funk & Soul (Soul Jazz)
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7:07pm Walter and the Admerations Local Life of Tears Eccentric Soul: Sitting in the Park (Numero Group)
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7:05pm Dynamic Tints & Pieces of Peace Local Rosemarie Eccentric Soul: Twinight's Lunar Rotation (Numero Group)
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7:01pm Axis:sovA Local New Disguise Shampoo You (God?/Drag City)
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11/14 - 6pm hour
6:58pm Makaya McCraven Local Black Lion (feat. Dezron Douglas) Universal Beings (International Anthem)
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6:58pm The Funs Local Come with Me Is a Cult EP (Maximum Pelt)
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6:50pm Ramones Spider-Man Saturday Morning Cartoons Greatest Hits (MCA)
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6:47pm High South Make It Better Change in the Wind (self-released)
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6:44pm The Dip Slow Sipper Delivers (self-released)
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6:39pm Fleetwood Mac Hypnotized Mystery To Me (Reprise)
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6:33pm Carbonas Blackout (Waiting to Happen) Your Moral Superiors: Singles and Rarities (Goner)
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The B-52 6:33pm The B-52's Hero Worship The B-52's (Warner Bros.)
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6:29pm BAD MOVES One Thing Tell No One (Don Giovanni)
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6:20pm The Temper Trap Sweet Disposition Conditions (PIAS)
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6:16pm Tokyo Police Club Can't Stay Here TPC (Dine Alone)
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6:13pm Best Coast Summer Mood Crazy For You (Mexican Summer)
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6:07pm Elvis Costello & The Imposters Unwanted Number Look Now (Concord)
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6:04pm The Sea and Cake Local The Cantina Nassau (Thrill Jockey)
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11/14 - 5pm hour
5:57pm Sonic Youth Kool Thing Goo (DGC)
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Kyuss - Blues for the Red Sun album artwork 5:51pm Kyuss 50 Million Year Trip (Downside Up) Blues for the Red Sun (Dali)
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11/7 - 7pm hour
7:58pm Talking Heads Ruby Dear Naked (Fly)
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Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation album artwork 7:50pm Sonic Youth Total Trash Daydream Nation (Enigma)
Track Notes: SUNDAY @ Music Box Theatre - Thurston Moore, Steve Shelley, and Sonic Youth Archivist Aaron Mullan in person for a post-film Q&A | One Night Only Buy Sonic Youth Daydream Nation at Reckless Records Buy Sonic Youth at iTunes Buy Sonic Youth Daydream Nation at eMusic Add to Collection
7:44pm Mansur Brown God Willing Shiroi (Black Focus)
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7:36pm Animanz & Juanita Euka Ain't No Way Exotic Other (Tru Thoughts)
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