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DJ Swallow DJ Profile

I was a college radio DJ and station manager in the early 90’s and over 20 years later, I discovered CHIRP as a listener and now I’m back on the air as a DJ. I also volunteer as the CHIRP marketing director. You can hear my show Monday nights from 6pm-8pm on 107.1FM and chirpradio.org playing a mix of indie, punk, jazz, blues, psych, soul, early rock-n-roll, and of course, local Chicago music. Check out the last two weeks of my show archive here.

I am a life-long Chicago area resident and have lived on the city’s Northside for over 20 years. My other time is spent as an artist - creating cityscape paintings and photographs of architecture. My studio is located at the Cornelia Arts Building - one of the oldest working art studio buildings in Chicago.

DJ Swallow's Playlists

10/22 - 8pm hour
Mountain Man - Magic Ship album artwork 8:01pm Mountain Man Rang Tang Ring Toon Magic Ship (Nonesuch)
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10/22 - 7pm hour
7:56pm Ryley Walker Local Busted Stuff The Lillywhite Sessions (Dead Oceans)
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Lala Lala - The Lamb album artwork 7:49pm Lala Lala Local Destroyer The Lamb (Hardly Art)
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7:45pm Filthy Friends Brother Invitation (Kill Rock Stars)
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7:42pm Veruca Salt Local Get Back American Thighs (Minty Fresh)
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7:38pm Mazzy Star Blue Flower She Hangs Brightly (Rough Trade)
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7:34pm The Smiths Ask The World Won't Listen (Rough Trade)
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7:31pm Dry Cleaning New Job Sweet Princess (Self-Released)
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7:27pm Diagonal Local All We Need Tomorrow (Midwest Action)
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7:21pm Dream Version Local Teenage Something single (self-released)
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7:19pm Pixies Dig For Fire Bossanova (4AD)
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7:16pm Swearin' Grow into a Ghost Fall into the Sun (Merge)
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7:10pm Roy Orbison In Dreams For The Lonely: 18 Greatest Hits (Rhino)
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Phosphorescent - C 7:06pm Phosphorescent These Rocks C'est La Vie (Dead Oceans)
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7:02pm The Surfing Magazines Goose Feather Bed The Surfing Magazines (Moshi Moshi)
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10/22 - 6pm hour
6:59pm The Velvet Underground I'm Set Free The Velvet Underground (MGM)
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6:51pm Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop The Queen Abundance (Anzic)
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6:48pm Bob Dylan Death of Emmett Till The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 (The Bootleg Series Vol. 9) (Sony)
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6:44pm Rodriguez Crucify Your Mind Cold Fact (Sussex)
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6:43pm Kurt Vile Rollin With The Flow Bottle It In (Matador)
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6:35pm Jlin Kundalini Autobiography (Music from Wayne McGregor's Autobiography) (Planet Mu)
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6:31pm Atmosphere Mijo Mi Vida Local (Rhymesayers)
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6:29pm Gentle on My Mind Leonard Nimoy The Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy (Geffen)
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6:24pm Profiles Got To Be Your Lover Rare Soul: Groove & Grind 1963-1973 (Rockbeat Records)
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6:20pm Gorillaz On Melancholy Hill Plastic Beach (Virgin)
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6:15pm Matthew Dear Modafinil Blues Bunny (Ghostly)
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6:10pm Whitney Local No Matter Where We Go Light Upon the Lake (Secretly Canadian)
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6:07pm Shoes Local Do You Wanna Get Lucky? Black Vinyl Shoes (Black Vinyl)
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R.E.M. - Chronic Town album artwork 6:04pm R.E.M. Gardening at Night Chronic Town (A&M)
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6:03pm Talking Heads Love -> Building On Fire Talking Heads: 77 (Sire)
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