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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

6/27 - 7pm hour
David Bowie - Space Oddity album artwork 7:46pm David Bowie Janine Space Oddity (Mercury)
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Melody 7:40pm Melody's Echo Chamber Breathe In, Breathe Out Bon Voyage (Fat Possum)
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Thomas Dolby - Aliens Ate My Buick album artwork 7:37pm Thomas Dolby My Brain is Like a Sieve Aliens Ate My Buick (EMI)
Track Notes: Request from Andrew Buy Thomas Dolby Aliens Ate My Buick at Reckless Records Buy Thomas Dolby at iTunes Buy Thomas Dolby Aliens Ate My Buick at eMusic Add to Collection
The Who - A Quick One album artwork 7:33pm The Who Whiskey Man A Quick One (MCA)
Track Notes: Passed away June 27, 2002. RIP. Buy The Who A Quick One at Reckless Records Buy The Who at iTunes Buy The Who A Quick One at eMusic Add to Collection
7:26pm Joujou Jaguar Cheap Life Avant Vancouver (Third Uncle)
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Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks album artwork 7:23pm Ted Leo & the Pharmacists Bartolomeo And The Buzzing Of Bees The Brutalist Bricks (Matador)
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White Denim - Performance album artwork 7:20pm White Denim It Might Get Dark Performance (City Slang)
Track Notes: out 8/24 Buy White Denim Performance at Reckless Records Buy White Denim at iTunes Buy White Denim Performance at eMusic Add to Collection
White Denim - Performance album artwork 7:19pm White Denim It Might Get Dark Performance (City Slang)
Track Notes: Out 8/24 Buy White Denim Performance at Reckless Records Buy White Denim at iTunes Buy White Denim Performance at eMusic Add to Collection
7:13pm Puzzle People Local Reach for the Truth Eccentric Soul: Sitting in the Park (Numero Group)
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Muddy Waters - The Chess Box album artwork 7:11pm Muddy Waters Local My Love Strikes Like Lightning The Chess Box (MCA/Chess)
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7:08pm The Park Avenue Playground Local The Trip 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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7:05pm Ratboys Local Postman Song AOID (Topshelf)
Track Notes: Opening for Meat Puppets Friday at Old Town. Buy Ratboys AOID at Reckless Records Buy Ratboys at iTunes Buy Ratboys AOID at eMusic Add to Collection
7:00pm sewingneedle Local user error user error (Already Dead Tapes)
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6/27 - 6pm hour
VARSITY - Parallel Person album artwork 6:57pm VARSITY Local Settle Down Parallel Person (Babe City)
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6:50pm Bobby Womack Across 110th Street Jackie Brown Original Soundtrack (Maverick)
Track Notes: Passed away June 27, 2014. RIP Buy Bobby Womack Jackie Brown Original Soundtrack at Reckless Records Buy Bobby Womack at iTunes Buy Bobby Womack Jackie Brown Original Soundtrack at eMusic Add to Collection
Meat Puppets - II album artwork 6:48pm Meat Puppets Oh, Me II (SST)
Track Notes: Friday @ Old Town School of Folk Music Buy Meat Puppets II at Reckless Records Buy Meat Puppets at iTunes Buy Meat Puppets II at eMusic Add to Collection
The Midnight Hour - The Midnight Hour album artwork 6:45pm The Midnight Hour Better Endeavor The Midnight Hour (Linear Labs)
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Dead Boys - Young Loud and Snotty album artwork 6:42pm Dead Boys All This and More Young Loud and Snotty (Sire/London/Rhino)
Track Notes: Thursday at the Beat Kitchen Buy Dead Boys Young Loud and Snotty at Reckless Records Buy Dead Boys at iTunes Buy Dead Boys Young Loud and Snotty at eMusic Add to Collection
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Falling Through A Field album artwork 6:36pm Black Moth Super Rainbow One Flowery Sabbath Falling Through A Field (Graveface)
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Michael Rault - It 6:34pm Michael Rault Sleeping Smiling It's a New Day Tonight (Wick)
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6:30pm Teenage Fanclub & De La Soul Fallin' Judgment Night Soundtrack (Epic)
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The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead album artwork 6:23pm The Smiths Cemetry Gates The Queen Is Dead (Sire)
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Chvrches - Love Is Dead album artwork 6:19pm Chvrches Deliverance Love Is Dead (Glassnote)
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Hum - Electra 2000 album artwork 6:16pm Hum Local Firehead Electra 2000 (Martians Go Home)
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Badfinger - Magic Christian Music album artwork 6:10pm Badfinger Walk Out In The Rain Magic Christian Music (Apple)
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Nada Surf - The O.C. Mix 2 album artwork 6:07pm Nada Surf If You Leave The O.C. Mix 2 (Warners Bros.)
Track Notes: Request from Cindy Buy Nada Surf The O.C. Mix 2 at Reckless Records Buy Nada Surf at iTunes Buy Nada Surf The O.C. Mix 2 at eMusic Add to Collection
6:01pm Barrio Manouche La Marcha Gatina Aires de Cambio (doubleOone)
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6/20 - 7pm hour
Cocteau Twins - Garlands album artwork 7:58pm Cocteau Twins Wax And Wane Garlands (4AD)
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David Bowie - Blackstar album artwork 7:54pm David Bowie Sue (Or In a Season of Crime) Blackstar (Columbia)
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7:48pm Body Type Arrow single (Partisan)
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