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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

4/2 - 7pm hour
Loretta Lynn - Coal Miner 7:52pm Loretta Lynn Coal Miner's Daughter Coal Miner's Daughter (MCA)
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David Bowie - "Heroes" album artwork 7:49pm David Bowie V-2 Schneider "Heroes" (Virgin)
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The Black Keys - thickfreakness album artwork 7:44pm The Black Keys No Trust thickfreakness (Fat Possum)
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Run-D.M.C. - Raising Hell album artwork 7:41pm Run-D.M.C. My Adidas Raising Hell (Profile)
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The Kinks - The Kink Kontroversy album artwork 7:38pm The Kinks You Can't Win The Kink Kontroversy (Pye)
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Superorganism - Superorganism album artwork 7:36pm Superorganism Everybody Wants to Be Famous Superorganism (Domino)
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Soccer Mommy - Clean album artwork 7:29pm Soccer Mommy Cool Clean (Fat Possum)
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Lucy Dacus - Historian album artwork 7:26pm Lucy Dacus Addictions Historian (Matador)
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Dedekind Cut - Tahoe album artwork 7:23pm Dedekind Cut De-Civilization Tahoe (Kranky)
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Neko Case - Live From Austin TX album artwork 7:17pm Neko Case Local Alone And Forsaken Live From Austin TX (New West)
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7:13pm Syl Johnson Local Driving Wheel West Side Chicago Blues (Delmark)
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7:10pm The Cherry Slush Local I Cannot Stop You 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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Netherfriends - 50 Songs 50 States album artwork 7:06pm Netherfriends Local Austin, TX 50 Songs 50 States (self-released)
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Absolutely Not - Errors album artwork 7:03pm Absolutely Not Local Blood Money Errors (No Trend)
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4/2 - 6pm hour
Wei Zhongle - The Operators album artwork 6:59pm Wei Zhongle Local Paralyzed The Operators (Self Sabotage)
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Prince - Around the World In a Day album artwork 6:55pm Prince Pop Life Around the World In a Day (Paisley Park/Warner Bros.)
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6:51pm The Supremes When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 3: 1963 (Hip-O Select)
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Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses album artwork 6:45pm Depeche Mode Nothing Music for the Masses (Sire)
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The Bamboos - 4 album artwork 6:43pm The Bamboos On the Sly 4 (Tru Thoughts)
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The Band - The Last Waltz album artwork 6:38pm The Band Evangeline (with Emmylou Harris) The Last Waltz (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: Happy Birthday, Emmylou! Buy The Band The Last Waltz at Reckless Records Buy The Band at iTunes Buy The Band The Last Waltz at eMusic Add to Collection
Shannon And The Clams - Onion album artwork 6:33pm Shannon And The Clams The Boy Onion (Easy Eye/Nonesuch)
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Madness - Absolutely album artwork 6:29pm Madness Baggy Trousers Absolutely (Stiff)
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The Native Cats - John Sharp Toro album artwork 6:26pm The Native Cats Lang Crawford John Sharp Toro (R.I.P. Society)
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The Postal Service - Give Up album artwork 6:21pm The Postal Service Clark Gable Give Up (Sub Pop)
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6:15pm Barrence Whitfield and the Savages Tingling Soul Flowers of Titan (Bloodshot)
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April March - Paris In April album artwork 6:13pm April March Chick Habit Paris In April (Sympathy for the Record Industry)
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Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens album artwork 6:08pm Hot Snakes Six Wave Hold-Down Jericho Sirens (Sub Pop)
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Pegboy - Strong Reaction/Three Chord Monte album artwork 6:05pm Pegboy Local Superstar Strong Reaction/Three Chord Monte (Quarterstick)
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Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger album artwork 6:00pm Soundgarden Jesus Christ Pose Badmotorfinger (A&M)
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3/21 - 7pm hour
Shannon And The Clams - Onion album artwork 7:58pm Shannon And The Clams The Boy Onion (Easy Eye/Nonesuch)
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