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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.

You can listen to Kyle's two most recent shows here.

Kyle Akerman's Playlists

1/1 - 2am hour
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - The Tyranny of Distance album artwork 2:06am Ted Leo & the Pharmacists St. John the Divine The Tyranny of Distance (Lookout!)
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Eddie Bo - Saturday Night Fish Fry: New Orleans Funk And Soul album artwork 2:03am Eddie Bo The Thang (Part 2) Saturday Night Fish Fry: New Orleans Funk And Soul (Soul Jazz)
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Sugar - Copper Blue album artwork 2:00am Sugar A Good Idea Copper Blue (Rykodisc)
Track Notes: request from Alex Buy Sugar Copper Blue at Reckless Records Buy Sugar at iTunes Buy Sugar Copper Blue at eMusic Add to Collection
1/1 - 1am hour
1:54am Safety Town Local Fake It Fake It (Earth Libraries)
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A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory album artwork 1:51am A Tribe Called Quest Buggin' Out The Low End Theory (Jive)
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1:45am The Shins New Slang (When You Notice the Oh, Inverted World (Sub Pop)
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1:41am Bully Just for Love single (Sub Pop)
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1:38am The Knocks Ride or Die (feat. Foster The People) single (self-released)
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1:31am The New Pornographers The Bleeding Heart Show Twin Cinema (Matador)
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1:29am The Ventures Walk Don't Run The Very Best of the Ventures (EMI)
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Curtis Harding - If Words Were Flowers album artwork 1:26am Curtis Harding Can't Hide It If Words Were Flowers (ANTI-)
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Palma Violets - 180 album artwork 1:20am Palma Violets Best Of Friends 180 (Rough Trade)
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Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? album artwork 1:17am Of Montreal Suffer For Fashion Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (Polyvinyl)
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The B-52 1:14am The B-52's Private Idaho Wild Planet (Warner Bros.)
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Blondie - Blondie album artwork 1:10am Blondie Rip Her To Shreds Blondie (Chrysalis)
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The Black Keys - The Big Come Up album artwork 1:09am The Black Keys Breaks The Big Come Up (Alive)
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James Brown - Star Time album artwork 1:02am James Brown Super Bad Star Time (Polydor)
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1/1 - 12am hour
12:57am The Replacements Hold My Life Tim (Sire)
Track Notes: Paul Westerberg born December 31, 1959 (age 61) Buy The Replacements Tim at Reckless Records Buy The Replacements at iTunes Buy The Replacements Tim at eMusic Add to Collection
Wingtips - Cutting Room Floor album artwork 12:53am Wingtips Local Fallback Cutting Room Floor (Artoffact)
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De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising album artwork 12:47am De La Soul Eye Know 3 Feet High and Rising (Tommy Boy)
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First Aid Kit - The Lion 12:43am First Aid Kit Emmylou The Lion's Roar (Wichita)
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Swansea Sound - Live at the Rum Puncheon album artwork 12:40am Swansea Sound Rock N Roll Void Live at the Rum Puncheon (HHBTM/Skep Wax)
Track Notes: Amelia Fletcher & Rob Pursey (Heavenly, Talulah Gosh, The Catenary Wires) reunite with Hue Williams (The Pooh Sticks) and Ian Button (Wreckless Eric's live collaborator) are back with another release that is a bit harder than previous works, but still carries that Indie Pop sensibility, a bit of silliness, and wit. Buy Swansea Sound Live at the Rum Puncheon at Reckless Records Buy Swansea Sound at iTunes Buy Swansea Sound Live at the Rum Puncheon at eMusic Add to Collection
12:35am Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Sail On Soul of a Woman (Daptone)
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Sublime - Sublime album artwork 12:32am Sublime Jailhouse Sublime (MCA)
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Lily Konigsberg - Lily We Need to Talk Now album artwork 12:28am Lily Konigsberg That's the Way I Like It Lily We Need to Talk Now (Wharf Cat)
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12:23am Party Ben Tender Umbrella (Rihanna vs. General Public) single (self-released)
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Van Halen - Diver Down album artwork 12:19am Van Halen Where Have all the Good Times Gone! Diver Down (Warner Bros.)
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Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue album artwork 12:15am Billy Bragg & Wilco Local Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key Mermaid Avenue (Elektra)
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Allah-Las - LAHS album artwork 12:09am Allah-Las Holding Pattern LAHS (Mexican Summer)
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12:07am Kate Nash Auld Lang Syne Have Faith With Kate Nash This Christmas EP (Have 10p)
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