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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

12/12 - 7pm hour
BLAKE - Return Me to the Sea album artwork 7:56pm BLAKE Local Gush Return Me to the Sea (Self-Released)
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7:51pm Pixies Dig For Fire Bossanova (4AD)
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7:47pm Frank Sinatra The Coffee Song (They've Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Brazil) The Essential Frank Sinatra (Columbia)
Track Notes: Born December 12, 1915 December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998 Buy Frank Sinatra The Essential Frank Sinatra at Reckless Records Buy Frank Sinatra at iTunes Buy Frank Sinatra The Essential Frank Sinatra at eMusic Add to Collection
7:41pm The Smithereens Behind the Wall of Sleep Especially for You (Enigma)
Track Notes: Pat Dinizio was the lead singer, songwriter, and founding member of the band. Passed away one year ago today. Buy The Smithereens Especially for You at Reckless Records Buy The Smithereens at iTunes Buy The Smithereens Especially for You at eMusic Add to Collection
7:36pm Holygram A Faction Modern Cults (Cleopatra)
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7:33pm David Bowie Suffragette City Live At Nassau Coliseum '76 (RCA)
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7:26pm The Beatles Something Abbey Road (Capitol)
Track Notes: 29 November was 17th anniversary of George's death Buy The Beatles Abbey Road at Reckless Records Buy The Beatles at iTunes Buy The Beatles Abbey Road at eMusic Add to Collection
7:22pm Tropa Magica KoopaKabra Tropa Magica (Tropi)
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7:20pm Jon Spencer Beetle Boots Spencer Sings the Hits! (In the Red)
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7:14pm Sensational Five Singing Sons Local Share Your Love with the Master Good God! Born Again Funk (Numero Group)
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7:11pm Little Brother Montgomery Local No Special Rider Blues Blues Piano Orgy (Delmark)
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7:09pm Etta James Local You Got It Chicago Soul: Electric Blues, Funk & Soul (Soul Jazz)
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7:05pm Vapor Eyes Local Suburban Red Hot Smooth FM (self-released)
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7:01pm The Funs Local Fur Cup Alienated (Sister Polygon)
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12/12 - 6pm hour
6:59pm Mutant Beat Dance Local Creep in the Crowd Mutant Beat Dance (Rush Hour)
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6:52pm The Dandy Warhols Be Alright Why You So Crazy? (Dine Alone)
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6:47pm Nun Can't Chain The Dome (Aarght)
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6:44pm Dead Boys Sonic Reducer Young Loud and Snotty (Sire/London/Rhino)
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6:40pm Film School Dear Me Hideout (Beggars Banquet)
Track Notes: Request from Cindy in Libertyville! Buy Film School Hideout at Reckless Records Buy Film School at iTunes Buy Film School Hideout at eMusic Add to Collection
6:36pm Ike & Tina Turner This Man's Crazy It's Gonna Work Out Fine (Sue Records)
Track Notes: Ike Turner passed away December 12, 2007. Buy Ike & Tina Turner It's Gonna Work Out Fine at Reckless Records Buy Ike & Tina Turner at iTunes Buy Ike & Tina Turner It's Gonna Work Out Fine at eMusic Add to Collection
6:31pm The Hot 8 Brass Band Sexual Healing Sexual Healing (Non EMI)
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6:28pm Anderson .Paak Who R U? Oxnard (Aftermath)
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Smoking Popes - Into the Agony album artwork 6:22pm Smoking Popes Local Simmer Down Into the Agony (Asian Man)
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6:19pm Nick Lowe Christmas at the Airport Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family (Yep Roc)
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6:14pm Black Sabbath Children Of The Grave Master of Reality (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: Ozzy Osbourne turned 70 on December 3rd! Buy Black Sabbath Master of Reality at Reckless Records Buy Black Sabbath at iTunes Buy Black Sabbath Master of Reality at eMusic Add to Collection
6:07pm RAYS Around The Town You Can Get There From Here (Trouble in Mind)
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6:02pm Qluster Lindow Elemente (Bureau B)
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12/12 - 5pm hour
Kyuss - Blues for the Red Sun album artwork 5:56pm Kyuss Apothecaries' Weight Blues for the Red Sun (Dali)
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5:49pm Fu Manchu Il Mostro Atomico Clone of the Universe (At the Dojo)
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12/3 - 7pm hour
7:57pm Sufjan Stevens Chicago Come On Feel the Illinoise (Asthmatic Kitty)
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