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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

8/14 - 7pm hour
7:56pm Ted Leo & the Pharmacists Timorous Me The Tyranny of Distance (Lookout!)
Track Notes: Sunday - 7:45 @ Gallagher Way Buy Ted Leo & the Pharmacists The Tyranny of Distance at Reckless Records Buy Ted Leo & the Pharmacists at iTunes Buy Ted Leo & the Pharmacists The Tyranny of Distance at eMusic Add to Collection
KOKOKO! - Fongola album artwork 7:50pm KOKOKO! Tongos'a Fongola (Transgressive/Royal Mountain)
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The New Pornographers - In the Morse Code of Brake Lights album artwork 7:47pm The New Pornographers Falling Down the Stairs of Your Smile In the Morse Code of Brake Lights (Matador)
Track Notes: 9/27 Buy The New Pornographers In the Morse Code of Brake Lights at Reckless Records Buy The New Pornographers at iTunes Buy The New Pornographers In the Morse Code of Brake Lights at eMusic Add to Collection
7:43pm Kim Weston Go Ahead And Laugh The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 5: 1965 (Motown)
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7:38pm The Grateful Dead Mama Tried Dead Live (Atlantic)
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7:37pm Tuxedo OMW (feat. Leven Kali & Battlecat) Tuxedo III (Funk on Sight)
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7:33pm Gun Club Brother and Sister Miami (Animal)
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7:27pm Red Hot Chili Peppers Magic Johnson Mother's Milk (EMI)
Track Notes: Happy 60th Birthday, Magic! Buy Red Hot Chili Peppers Mother's Milk at Reckless Records Buy Red Hot Chili Peppers at iTunes Buy Red Hot Chili Peppers Mother's Milk at eMusic Add to Collection
7:25pm Allah-Las In the Air LAHS (Mexican Summer)
Track Notes: Empty Bottle - Friday Half Acre -Big North 4 - Saturday Buy Allah-Las LAHS at Reckless Records Buy Allah-Las at iTunes Buy Allah-Las LAHS at eMusic Add to Collection
7:20pm Hammered Hulls Written Words Hammered Hulls EP (Dischord)
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7:16pm Under The Sun Orchestra Local Under The Sun (Instrumental Theme) Cult Cargo: Salsa Boricua De Chicago (Numero Group)
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7:13pm Detroit Jr. Local Young Blood Light: On The South Side (Numero Group)
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7:10pm The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Local Born In Chicago The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (Elektra)
Track Notes: 6AM - Day 3 Buy The Paul Butterfield Blues Band The Paul Butterfield Blues Band at Reckless Records Buy The Paul Butterfield Blues Band at iTunes Buy The Paul Butterfield Blues Band The Paul Butterfield Blues Band at eMusic Add to Collection
7:05pm Ovef Ow Local Elevator Crash The Party (Midwest Action)
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7:02pm Resavoir Local Taking Flight (feat. Brandee Younger) Resavoir (International Anthem)
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8/14 - 6pm hour
6:58pm Kaina Local Next to the Sun Next to the Sun (Sooper)
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6:54pm Neutrals I Can Do That Kebab Disco (Emotional Response)
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6:51pm Of Montreal Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (Polyvinyl)
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6:46pm The Jimi Hendrix Experience 51st Anniversary Are You Experienced (Reprise)
Track Notes: Played last at Woodstock. Also my parents 53 anniversary this week. Buy The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced at Reckless Records Buy The Jimi Hendrix Experience at iTunes Buy The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced at eMusic Add to Collection
6:43pm Pinky Pinky All the Birds Turkey Dinner (Innovative Leisure)
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6:40pm The Pheromoans The Sixth Bell County Lines (Alter)
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Big K.R.I.T. - K.R.I.T. IZ HERE album artwork 6:34pm Big K.R.I.T. Prove It (featuring J. Cole) K.R.I.T. IZ HERE (Multi Alumni)
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6:31pm Hank Williams Howlin' at the Moon 40 Greatest Hits (Polydor / Mercury)
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6:28pm The Byrds The Bells Of Rhymney Mr. Tambourine Man (Columbia)
Track Notes: Happy Birthday, David Crosby! Buy The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man at Reckless Records Buy The Byrds at iTunes Buy The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man at eMusic Add to Collection
The Chills - Kaleidoscope World album artwork 6:20pm The Chills I Love My Leather Jacket Kaleidoscope World (Flying Nun)
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6:16pm Goon Datura Heaven is Humming (Partisan)
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6:13pm The Smashing Pumpkins Local Here Is No Why Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (Virgin)
Track Notes: Thursday - Tinley with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Buy The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness at Reckless Records Buy The Smashing Pumpkins at iTunes Buy The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness at eMusic Add to Collection
Mick Trouble - It 6:06pm Mick Trouble Not 'Alf Bad It's the Mick Trouble LP (Emotional Response)
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6:03pm Santana Jingo Santana (Columbia)
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8/14 - 5pm hour
White Mystery - Dubble Dragon album artwork 5:58pm White Mystery Local Telepathic Dubble Dragon (self-released)
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