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Mike Jordan DJ Profile

A music obsessive since my youth and my days of spinning Hall & Oates records and watching WKRP, I have loved listening and sharing new and old music discoveries whenever I can. I was a DJ on a weekly music shift at WCSB-FM in Cleveland from 1995-1999, and music director there from 1996-1999. After that I spent 3.5 years working for 2 indie labels/distributors in Chicago (Southern, Thrill Jockey) where I was in charge of marketing new releases to stores & distributors, coordinating in-store appearances, and managing physical production. I returned to Ohio in 2002 and went back on the radio at WCSB doing a comedy show from 2003-2005. Later, I did occasional brunch DJ gigs at the Beachland Ballroom and some freelance music writing, in addition to accumulating a ton of vinyl (quite literally according to our movers). I work in commercial real estate which brought me back to Chicago this summer and I'm now eager to get involved in the music community here again. 

Musically, my tastes are wide ranging, but largely fall under the larger umbrella of American roots music. 2016-2017 releases I've loved include: Hiss Golden Messenger, Lilly Hiatt, Joan Shelley, Durand Jones & the Indications, Steve Gunn, Kelsey Waldon, Sturgill Simpson, Scott Hirsch, James Elkington, Heron Oblivion, etc. 

At the same time, I'm always combing through the past and will likely feature deep cuts and lost classics from artists like: Allen Toussaint, Little Feat, Fairport Convention, Dr John, Major Lance, Bobby Charles, The Band, Van Morrison, etc. along with classic country, R&B, blues and folk. 

Every now and then I might throw in some ambient, krautrock or jazz to keep things interesting!

In any case, I've been listening to Chirp quite a bit since coming back to the city and I'm looking forward to getting involved and knowing the organization even better. 

Mike Jordan's Playlists

5/5 - 11pm hour
John Prine - The Tree of Forgiveness album artwork 11:55pm John Prine God Only Knows The Tree of Forgiveness (Oh Boy)
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Motel Mirrors - In the Meantime album artwork 11:53pm Motel Mirrors Things I Learned In the Meantime (Last Chance)
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Ry Cooder - The Prodigal Son album artwork 11:47pm Ry Cooder Straight Street The Prodigal Son (Fantasy)
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11:43pm The Dead Tongues Pale November Dew Unsung Passage (Psychic Hotline)
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Willie Nelson - Last Man Standing album artwork 11:39pm Willie Nelson Something to Get You Through Last Man Standing (Legacy)
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Califone - Roomsound album artwork 11:34pm Califone Local Bottles and Bones (Shades and Sympathy) Roomsound (Perishable)
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Nick Heyward - From Monday to Sunday album artwork 11:28pm Nick Heyward Kite From Monday to Sunday (Sony Music)
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Dick Diver - Melbourne, Florida album artwork 11:24pm Dick Diver Year in Pictures Melbourne, Florida (Trouble in Mind)
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Say Sue Me - Where We Were Together album artwork 11:21pm Say Sue Me Old Town Where We Were Together (Damnable)
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Olden Yolk - Olden Yolk album artwork 11:20pm Olden Yolk Vital Sign Olden Yolk (Trouble in Mind)
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Stereolab - Dots and Loops album artwork 11:13pm Stereolab Miss Modular Dots and Loops (Elektra)
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Anteloper - Kudu album artwork 11:00pm Anteloper Seclusion Self Kudu (International Anthem)
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5/5 - 10pm hour
Ill Considered - ILL CONSIDERED 3 album artwork 10:56pm Ill Considered Incantation ILL CONSIDERED 3 (Ill Considered)
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Greg Ward & 10 Tongues - Touch My Beloved 10:48pm Greg Ward & 10 Tongues Local The Menacing Lean (Live) Touch My Beloved's Thought (Greenleaf Music)
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OutKast - Aquemini album artwork 10:42pm OutKast Skew It On The Bar-B (featuring Raekwon) Aquemini (LaFace/Arista)
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Jamila Woods - HEAVN album artwork 10:38pm Jamila Woods Local LSD (feat. Chance The Rapper) HEAVN (Jagjaguwar)
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10:34pm Doobie Brothers You Belong To Me Livin on the Fault Line (Warner Bros.)
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10:33pm Daryl Hall & John Oates Las Vegas Turnaround Abndoned Luncheonette (Atlantic)
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Leon Ware - Leon Ware album artwork 10:25pm Leon Ware Why I Came to California Leon Ware (Elektra)
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10:22pm Love Transfusion Stands to Reason W2NG (Numero Group)
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Boz Scaggs - Down Two Then Left album artwork 10:19pm Boz Scaggs Hollywood Down Two Then Left (Columbia)
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Terry Callier - Fire on Ice album artwork 10:15pm Terry Callier Local Holding On (To Your Love) Fire on Ice (Elektra)
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Joan Shelley - Rivers and Vessels album artwork 10:10pm Joan Shelley Magnolia Rivers and Vessels (No Quarter)
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10:06pm Phil Cook and Amelia Meath Miles Away People Are My Drug (Psychic Hotline)
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Fleetwood Mac - Mystery To Me album artwork 10:02pm Fleetwood Mac Emerald Eyes Mystery To Me (Reprise)
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5/5 - 9pm hour
Rosali - Trouble Anyway album artwork 9:59pm Rosali Lie to Me Trouble Anyway (Spinster Sounds / Scissor Tail)
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Elvis Presley - From Elvis in Memphis album artwork 9:52pm Elvis Presley Suspicious Minds From Elvis in Memphis (RCA)
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9:49pm Kacey Musgraves Velvet Elvis Magic Hour (MCA Nashville)
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Brent Cobb - Providence Canyon album artwork 9:46pm Brent Cobb Come Home Soon Providence Canyon (Elektra)
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Stephen Stills - Manassas album artwork 9:43pm Stephen Stills Jesus Gave Away Love For Free Manassas (Atlantic)
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