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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

1/15 - 7pm hour
7:57pm Galcher Lustwerk Another Story Information (Ghostly International)
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7:53pm Necking Boss Cut Your Teeth (Mint)
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7:50pm Harry Nilsson Good Old Desk Aerial Ballet (RCA)
Track Notes: Died January 15, 1994 (aged 52) Buy Harry Nilsson Aerial Ballet at Reckless Records Buy Harry Nilsson at iTunes Buy Harry Nilsson Aerial Ballet at eMusic Add to Collection
7:48pm Gladys Knight & The Pips The End Of Our Road The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 8: 1968 (Motown)
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7:42pm International Teachers of Pop After Dark International Teachers of Pop (Desperate Spools)
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7:40pm Kaytranada Gray Area (featuring Mick Jenkins) Bubba (RCA)
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7:35pm Rush Tom Sawyer Moving Pictures (Island)
Track Notes: RIP Neil Peart - Passed away last week. Buy Rush Moving Pictures at Reckless Records Buy Rush at iTunes Buy Rush Moving Pictures at eMusic Add to Collection
Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits album artwork 7:29pm Divine Fits Would That Not Be Nice A Thing Called Divine Fits (Merge)
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7:26pm Depeche Mode Master and Servant Some Great Reward (Sire)
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7:21pm Plates Of Cake The Man I Want to Be Decline and Fall (Western Revisions)
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7:15pm The Messengers Local Hard Hard Year 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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7:13pm Slim Willis Band Local I Sayed That Light: On The South Side (Numero Group)
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7:10pm Junior Wells Local Snatch It Back And Hold It Hoodoo Man Blues (Delmark)
Track Notes: Died January 15, 1998 (aged 63) Chicago Buy Junior Wells Hoodoo Man Blues at Reckless Records Buy Junior Wells at iTunes Buy Junior Wells Hoodoo Man Blues at eMusic Add to Collection
7:04pm Salem Local Frost King Night (IAMSOUND)
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7:02pm Daymaker Local Pepper Let the Sun Fall (Diversion)
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1/15 - 6pm hour
6:59pm Space Gators Local Wah Wah Warhead Intergalactic Swamp Songs (Midwest Action)
Track Notes: Sleeping Village on 2/1 Buy Space Gators Intergalactic Swamp Songs at Reckless Records Buy Space Gators at iTunes Buy Space Gators Intergalactic Swamp Songs at eMusic Add to Collection
6:50pm Betty Who I Remember Betty (AWAL)
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Tapes 6:47pm Tapes 'n Tapes In Houston The Loon (Ibid)
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DJ Shadow - Our Pathetic Age album artwork 6:44pm DJ Shadow Rocket Fuel (featuring De La Soul) Our Pathetic Age (Mass Appeal)
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6:35pm Juliana Hatfield Next to You Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police (American Laundromat)
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6:32pm Sir Babygirl Heels Crush on Me (Father/Daughter)
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Redd Kross - Researching the Blues album artwork 6:28pm Redd Kross Stay Away from Downtown Researching the Blues (Merge)
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6:21pm T. Rex Mambo Sun Electric Warrior (Fly)
Track Notes: Announced as 2020 Rock and Roll HOF inductee. Buy T. Rex Electric Warrior at Reckless Records Buy T. Rex at iTunes Buy T. Rex Electric Warrior at eMusic Add to Collection
6:17pm DIIV Like Before You Were Born Deceiver (Captured Tracks)
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6:14pm The Buddyrevelles Local At Least Ten Years American Matador (Motorcoat)
Track Notes: CHIRP celebrates 10-year anniversary all year starting January 17th! Buy The Buddyrevelles American Matador at Reckless Records Buy The Buddyrevelles at iTunes Buy The Buddyrevelles American Matador at eMusic Add to Collection
The Black Keys - thickfreakness album artwork 6:07pm The Black Keys If You See Me thickfreakness (Fat Possum)
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6:03pm Sefi Zisling The Sky Sings (feat. Layla Moallem, Jasmin Moallem & Kerendun) Expanse (Tru Thoughts)
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1/8 - 7pm hour
7:56pm Sonic Youth Teen Age Riot Daydream Nation (Enigma)
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7:52pm Shirley Bassey Goldfinger The Best of James Bond - 30th Anniversary (EMI)
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7:51pm Caribou Home single (City Slang)
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