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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

4/17 - 7pm hour
7:57pm LCD Soundsystem Seconds Electric Lady Sessions (DFA)
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7:51pm Lee Fields & The Expressions Wake Up It Rains Love (Big Crown)
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7:48pm The Ones Happy Day The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 7: 1967 (Hip-O Select)
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Son Volt - Union album artwork 7:42pm Son Volt Devil May Care Union (Transmit Sound/Thirty Tigers)
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7:39pm Little Simz Offence Grey Area (AWAL)
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7:35pm Bon Iver Skinny Love For Emma, Forever Ago (Jagjaguwar)
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7:28pm Buzzcocks You Say You Don't Love Me A Different Kind of Tension/Parts 1-3 (IRS)
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7:24pm Grupo Fantasma Cuidado American Music: Vol. VII (Blue Corn Music)
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7:21pm Matmos Breaking Bread Plastic Anniversary (Thrill Jockey)
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7:18pm Buddy Guy Local First Time I Met The Blues Chess Blues 1960-1967 (Chess)
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7:14pm The Chi-Lites Local Stoned Out Of My Mind The Ultimate Chi-Lites (Brunswick)
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7:12pm Master Plan Inc. Local Try It (You'll Like It) Eccentric Soul: Sitting in the Park (Numero Group)
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7:07pm Perfect Blue Local Picking Off Sparrows single (self-released)
Track Notes: Whistler Night 4/24 with Umbra and the Vulcan Siege Buy Perfect Blue single at Reckless Records Buy Perfect Blue at iTunes Buy Perfect Blue single at eMusic Add to Collection
7:03pm Kate Schell Local Shoeboxes Past Present Future (self-released)
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7:00pm Wild Belle Local Mockingbird Everybody One of a Kind (Love Tone)
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4/17 - 6pm hour
Jan Hammer - Miami Vice Soundtrack album artwork 6:54pm Jan Hammer Crockett's Theme Miami Vice Soundtrack (Atlantic)
Track Notes: Happy Birthday, Jan! Turns 70 today. Buy Jan Hammer Miami Vice Soundtrack at Reckless Records Buy Jan Hammer at iTunes Buy Jan Hammer Miami Vice Soundtrack at eMusic Add to Collection
6:51pm MUNYA If I'm Gone Tomorrow (It's Because of Aliens) MUNYA (Luminelle)
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6:46pm Lee “Scratch” Perry Chicken Scratch Chicken Scratch (Heartbeat)
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6:42pm Mark Lanegan Band Harvest Home Phantom Radio (Vagrant)
Track Notes: Playing Bottom Lounge in May. Request from Tom. Buy Mark Lanegan Band Phantom Radio at Reckless Records Buy Mark Lanegan Band at iTunes Buy Mark Lanegan Band Phantom Radio at eMusic Add to Collection
6:40pm Jake Najor and The Moment of Truth High Costa Living In The Cut (Redwoods)
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6:32pm Metallica It's Electric Garage Inc. (Elektra)
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6:30pm Method Man & Redman Da Rockwilder Blackout (Def Jam)
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6:27pm Built to Spill Fling There's Nothing Wrong With Love (Up)
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6:19pm Mini Dresses I'd Notice Heaven Sent (Joy Void)
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Strand of Oaks - Eraserland album artwork 6:16pm Strand of Oaks Hyperspace Blues Eraserland (Dead Oceans)
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6:13pm Liz Phair Local Go West Whip-Smart (Matador)
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Soft Circle - Shore Obsessed album artwork 6:05pm Soft Circle First Time Shore Obsessed (Post Present Medium)
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6:03pm Lambchop Everything for You This (Is What I Wanted to Tell You) (Merge)
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4/10 - 7pm hour
7:57pm Warm Human Local Down Ghastly (self-released)
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7:51pm Maverick Sabre Drifting When I Wake Up (FAMM/Kobalt)
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