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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

12/9 - 7pm hour
7:56pm Sound City Mantra (featuring Trent Reznor) Real to Reel (RCA)
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7:50pm Ice Cream Peanut Butter FED UP (self-released)
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Andrew Bird - I Want To See Pulaski At Night album artwork 7:45pm Andrew Bird Local Pulaski at Night I Want To See Pulaski At Night (Grimsey)
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7:42pm Junior Walker & the All-Stars Hot Cha The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 5: 1965 (Motown)
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7:36pm Dizzee Rascal Hype Talk Showtime (XL)
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7:34pm Dinosaur Jr. Tiny Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not (Jagjaguwar)
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7:30pm Caribou Home single (City Slang)
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7:25pm The Misfits Tv Casualty Static Age (Caroline)
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7:21pm King Ropes California Stars Gravity and Friction (self-released)
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7:18pm The Muffs On My Own No Holiday (Omnivore)
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Lady Margo - Light: On The South Side album artwork 7:12pm Lady Margo Local This Is My Prayer Light: On The South Side (Numero Group)
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7:10pm Etta James Local Tell Mama Chicago Soul: Electric Blues, Funk & Soul (Soul Jazz)
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7:08pm The Great Society Local I'm The One For You 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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7:04pm VARSITY Local Smash The Basement Takes (Run for Cover)
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7:01pm Ratboys Local Alien With a Sleep Mask On Printer's Devil (Top Shelf)
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12/9 - 6pm hour
6:57pm Luggage Local Rain Shift (Corpse Flower)
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6:51pm Joe Jackson One More Time Look Sharp! (A&M)
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6:49pm Haruomi Hosono Sports Men Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986 (Light in the Attic)
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6:47pm Haruomi Hosono Sports Men Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986 (Light in the Attic)
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6:43pm Michael Kiwanuka Rolling KIWANUKA (Polydor)
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6:43pm Michael Kiwanuka Rolling KIWANUKA (Polydor)
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6:42pm Humble Pie Honky Tonk Women Eat It (A&M)
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6:39pm Humble Pie Honky Tonk Women Eat It (MCA)
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6:34pm Sasha Bell Icy Hands Love is Alright (Both Sides Now)
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6:28pm Tanlines All of Me Mixed Emotions (True Panther Sounds)
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6:24pm Desmond Dekker You Can Get It If You Really Want Rockin' Steady: The Best Of Desmond Dekker (Rhino)
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6:21pm Old 97's Melt Show Too Far To Care (Elektra)
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6:15pm Chin Up Chin Up Local The Soccer Mom Gets Her Fix Chin Up Chin Up (Flameshovel)
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6:13pm Faces Too Bad The Best Of Faces: Good Boys... When They're Asleep (Rhino)
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6:10pm United Waters Arrowheads Coma to Coma (Drawing Room)
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