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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

6/12 - 7pm hour
7:57pm Charles Bradley Lonely As You Are Lucifer (Init)
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7:53pm Wilco Local Heavy Metal Drummer Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Nonesuch)
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7:33pm Big Tide When the Tide Turns Sync or Swim (A Turntable Friend)
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7:25pm Grateful Dead Don't Ease Me In Dick's Picks Volume 8 - 5/2/70 (Grateful Dead)
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7:23pm Ludovic Alarie we're a dream nobody wrote down we're a dream nobody wrote down (chou-chou)
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7:18pm Drahla Stimulus for Living Useless Coordinates (Captured Tracks)
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7:13pm Naked Raygun Local Libido Busted At Oz (Permanent)
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7:11pm Walter "Butterball" Davis Local Baby Watcha' Doing Light: On The South Side (Numero Group)
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7:09pm Little Ben & the Cheers Local I'm Gonna Get Even with You Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny Labels (Numero Group)
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Divino Niño - The Shady Sexyfornia Tapes album artwork 7:04pm Divino Niño Local Time The Shady Sexyfornia Tapes (Native Sound)
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7:02pm Axis:sovA Local New Disguise Shampoo You (God?/Drag City)
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6/12 - 6pm hour
6:58pm El Gato Roboto Local Icicle Heavy Petting (self-released)
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6:52pm Miles Davis Red China Blues Get Up With It (Legacy)
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6:48pm Wire Pink Flag Pink Flag (EMI)
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6:45pm Cellista Look Homeward, Angel Transfigurations (self-released)
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Charly Bliss - Young Enough album artwork 6:40pm Charly Bliss Blown to Bits Young Enough (Barsuk)
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6:34pm Julian Casablancas 11th Dimension Phrazes for the Young (RCA)
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6:29pm Operators In Moderan Radiant Dawn (Last Gang)
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6:25pm The Three Johns Local AWOL Live in Chicago (Buried Treasure)
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6:18pm Superchunk Throwing Things No Pocky For Kitty (Matador)
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6:15pm Big Thief UFOF U.F.O.F. (4AD)
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6:11pm Cate Le Bon Mother's Mother's Magazines Reward (Mexican Summer)
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The Rentals - Seven More Minutes album artwork 6:05pm The Rentals She Says It's Alright Seven More Minutes (Maverick)
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6:00pm Trans Am Play In The Summer Red Line (Thrill Jockey)
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6/7 - 7pm hour
7:55pm Operators In Moderan Radiant Dawn (Last Gang)
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Eric B. & Rakim - Don 7:49pm Eric B. & Rakim Don't Sweat the Technique Don't Sweat the Technique (MCA)
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7:46pm The Clash Clampdown London Calling (Epic)
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7:40pm Roky Erkison & the Aliens If You Have Ghosts The Evil One (Restless)
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7:37pm Hank Williams Jambalaya (On the Bayou) 40 Greatest Hits (Polydor / Mercury)
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7:35pm David Nance Group Silver Wings (London) Catharsis Lottery: Live 2018-2019 (self-released)
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