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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

10/9 - 7pm hour
PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her album artwork 7:55pm PJ Harvey The Life and Death of Mr. Badmouth Uh Huh Her (Island)
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7:51pm Skull Practitioners The Beacon Death Buy EP (In the Red)
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Mean Jeans - Gigantic Sike album artwork 7:49pm Mean Jeans Basement Animal Gigantic Sike (Fat Wreck Chords)
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7:44pm DJ Shadow Rocket Fuel (feat. De La Soul) Our Pathetic Age (Mass Appeal)
Track Notes: 11/15 Buy DJ Shadow Our Pathetic Age at Reckless Records Buy DJ Shadow at iTunes Buy DJ Shadow Our Pathetic Age at eMusic Add to Collection
7:42pm The Police Canary in a Coalmine Zenyatta Mondatta (Polydor)
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7:38pm Patsy Cline Walkin' After Midnight The Ultimate Collection (Mercury Nashville)
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7:36pm The Underdogs Love's Gone Bad The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 7: 1967 (Hip-O Select)
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Missy Elliott - ICONOLOGY EP album artwork 7:30pm Missy Elliott Why I Still Love You ICONOLOGY EP (Atlantic)
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7:27pm EarthGang Top Down Mirrorland (Dreamville)
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Frankie Cosmos - Close It Quietly album artwork 7:24pm Frankie Cosmos Windows Close It Quietly (Sub Pop)
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7:21pm Jenny Hval Lions The Practice of Love (Sacred Bones)
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Phil Angotti - People and Places album artwork 7:15pm Phil Angotti Local I'm Yer Man People and Places (self-released)
Track Notes: Tonight at Marytrs doing john Lennon tribute With guest guitarist Tony Richardson as George Buy Phil Angotti People and Places at Reckless Records Buy Phil Angotti at iTunes Buy Phil Angotti People and Places at eMusic Add to Collection
7:12pm The Park Avenue Playground Local The Trip 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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7:09pm Jimmy Dawkins Local Hippies Playground All for Business (Delmark)
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7:04pm DRAMA Local Hold On Dance Without Me (Ghostly International)
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7:01pm Ganser Local YES NO Odd Talk (No Trend)
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10/9 - 6pm hour
6:59pm The Hecks Local Chopper My Star (Trouble in Mind)
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Bob Marley & the Wailers - Survival album artwork 6:53pm Bob Marley & the Wailers So Much Trouble in the World Survival (Polygram)
Track Notes: Wailers - Friday at Old Town School - 40th anniversary of Survival Buy Bob Marley & the Wailers Survival at Reckless Records Buy Bob Marley & the Wailers at iTunes Buy Bob Marley & the Wailers Survival at eMusic Add to Collection
6:48pm Oh Sees Snickersnee Face Stabber (Castle Face)
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6:43pm Gruff Rhys Ara Deg PANG! (Rough Trade)
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6:39pm John Lennon Mind Games Mind Games (EMI)
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6:31pm Earth, Wind & Fire Local Freedom of Choice Powerlight (Columbia)
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6:28pm Steve Lacy Guide Apollo XXI (3QTR/AWAL)
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6:24pm Soft Circle First Time Shore Obsessed (Post Present Medium)
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6:19pm (Sandy) Alex G Hope House of Sugar (Domino)
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6:18pm Death Where Do We Go From Here??? ...For the World to See (Drag City)
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6:11pm Mudhoney Snake Oil Charmer Morning in America (Sub Pop)
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6:06pm Gang Starr Full Clip Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr (Virgin)
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HTRK - Venus in Leo album artwork 6:01pm HTRK You Know How to Make Me Happy Venus in Leo (Ghostly International)
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10/2 - 7pm hour
Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble - Where Future Unfolds album artwork 7:55pm Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble Local The Colors that You Bring Where Future Unfolds (International Anthem)
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