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DJ Swallow DJ Profile

I was a college radio DJ and station manager in the early 90’s at WKDI - the student run radio station at Northern Illinois University. About 20 years later, I discovered CHIRP as a listener and now I’m back on the air as a DJ. You can hear me on Monday nights from 6pm-8pm playing a mix of indie, punk, jazz, blues, psych, soul, early rock-n-roll, and of course, local music. I'm also the CHIRP Marketing Director and looking forward to our upcoming broadcast launch at 107.1FM! #hearwhatsnext

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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

3/20 - 7pm hour
Tall Tall Trees - Freedays album artwork 7:57pm Tall Tall Trees Being There Freedays (Joyful Noise)
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King Woman - Created in the Image of Suffering album artwork 7:52pm King Woman Utopia Created in the Image of Suffering (Relapse)
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Best Coast - Crazy For You album artwork 7:49pm Best Coast When The Sun Don't Shine Crazy For You (Mexican Summer)
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Wilco - Sky Blue Sky album artwork 7:46pm Wilco Local On And On And On Sky Blue Sky (Nonesuch)
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Benjamin Booker - Benjamin Booker album artwork 7:40pm Benjamin Booker Always Waiting Benjamin Booker (ATO)
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CAN - Ege Bamyasi album artwork 7:34pm CAN Vitamin C Ege Bamyasi (Spoon Records)
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Tinariwen - Elwan album artwork 7:32pm Tinariwen Hayati Elwan (ANTI-)
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Shadow Band - Wilderness of Love album artwork 7:25pm Shadow Band Morning Star Wilderness of Love (Mexican Summer)
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Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze album artwork 7:21pm Kurt Vile Never Run Away Wakin on a Pretty Daze (Matador)
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Grandaddy - Last Place album artwork 7:17pm Grandaddy The Boat is in the Barn Last Place (30th Century/Columbia)
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7:10pm Scotch the Filmmaker Local Suicidal Blonde Homicidal Brunette Don't Drink Alone (self-released)
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Craig Finn - We All Want The Same Things album artwork 7:06pm Craig Finn Ninety Bucks We All Want The Same Things (Partisan)
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Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 album artwork 7:02pm Talking Heads Don't Worry About The Government Talking Heads: 77 (Sire)
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3/20 - 6pm hour
The Psychedelic Furs - Forever Now album artwork 6:58pm The Psychedelic Furs President Gas Forever Now (Columbia)
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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana album artwork 6:48pm King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Nuclear Fusion Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
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Modern Vices - Modern Vices album artwork 6:45pm Modern Vices Local Keep Me Under Your Arms Modern Vices (Autumn Tone)
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Radiohead - OK Computer album artwork 6:35pm Radiohead Let Down OK Computer (Capitol)
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Nico - Chelsea Girl album artwork 6:32pm Nico These Days Chelsea Girl (Polydor)
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Pisces - Somewhere in Your Mind album artwork 6:24pm Pisces Local Robin Somewhere in Your Mind (Project Twelve/Numero Group)
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Laura Marling - Semper Femina album artwork 6:21pm Laura Marling Wild Fire Semper Femina (More Alarming)
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The Shins - Heartworms album artwork 6:18pm The Shins Rubber Ballz Heartworms (Columbia)
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Thundercat - Drunk album artwork 6:10pm Thundercat Uh Uh Drunk (Brainfeeder)
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Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup album artwork 6:06pm Stereolab Les Yper-Sound Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Elektra)
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6:06pm Aquaserge Tour du Monde Laisse Ca Etre (Crammed Discs)
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3/13 - 7pm hour
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Don 7:59pm The Brian Jonestown Massacre Nothing New to Trash Like You Don't Get Lost (A Recordings)
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7:59pm OUT Dance, Like Swim Buddies (Comedy Minus One)
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The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy album artwork 7:48pm The Jesus and Mary Chain Just Like Honey Psychocandy (Blanco y Negro)
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7:44pm Impulsive Hearts Local Sorry In the Summer Sorry in the Summer (Beautiful Strange)
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Jesca Hoop - Memories are Now album artwork 7:34pm Jesca Hoop Memories are Now Memories are Now (Sub Pop)
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Temples - Volcano album artwork 7:32pm Temples Born Into The Sunset Volcano (Fat Possum Records)
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