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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

4/1 - 7pm hour
7:54pm The Stone Roses I Am The Resurrection* The Stone Roses (Silvertone)
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7:49pm The Scientists Shake Together Tonight A Place Called Bad (Numero Group)
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7:46pm Sloan Listen To The Radio Never Hear the End of It (Yep Roc)
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7:43pm Barrett Strong Money (That's What I Want) The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 1: 1959-1961 (Hip-O Select)
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¡MAYDAY! - Take Me to Your Leader album artwork 7:37pm ¡MAYDAY! Roaches Take Me to Your Leader (Strange Music)
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7:33pm Black Market Brass Into The Thick Undying Thirst (Colemine)
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7:30pm Swamp Dogg Family Pain Sorry You Couldn't Make It (Joyful Noise)
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7:23pm The Stooges Down On The Street Fun House (Elektra)
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7:21pm Minutemen This Ain't No Picnic Double Nickels On the Dime (SST)
Track Notes: Dennes Dale "D." Boon (April 1, 1958 – December 22, 1985) was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Boon was best known as the guitarist and vocalist of the American punk rock trio Minutemen. In 1985 he was killed in a van crash at the age of 27. Buy Minutemen Double Nickels On the Dime at Reckless Records Buy Minutemen at iTunes Buy Minutemen Double Nickels On the Dime at eMusic Add to Collection
7:18pm The Fur Coats Hey God Bone Dystopia Sherbit (Johann's Face)
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7:15pm Laura Lee Local Mama's Got A Good Thing Chicago Soul: Electric Blues, Funk & Soul (Soul Jazz)
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7:12pm Bull & the Matadors Local I Can't Forget The Northern Soul of Chicago Vol. 1: Your Wish Is My Command (Outta Sight)
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7:09pm Robert Lockwood, Jr. Local Can't Stand The Pain South Side Chicago Blues (Delmark)
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7:05pm ROOKIE Local Hold On Tight Rookie (Bloodshot)
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7:02pm Boy Romeo Local Sophie Pure Soul (self-released)
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4/1 - 6pm hour
6:59pm LIP Local How the Night Divides I (Self-released)
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6:54pm Run-D.M.C. It's Tricky Raising Hell (Profile)
Track Notes: request from Cindy Buy Run-D.M.C. Raising Hell at Reckless Records Buy Run-D.M.C. at iTunes Buy Run-D.M.C. Raising Hell at eMusic Add to Collection
6:52pm Kyuss Katzenjammer Wretch (Chameleon)
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6:45pm Marvin Gaye "T" Plays It Cool Trouble Man (Tamla)
Track Notes: April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984 (44) Buy Marvin Gaye Trouble Man at Reckless Records Buy Marvin Gaye at iTunes Buy Marvin Gaye Trouble Man at eMusic Add to Collection
6:42pm Peggy Lee Black Coffee Black Coffee (Verve)
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6:38pm Roxy Music Street Life Stranded (Island)
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6:29pm Cheer-Accident Local Like Something to Resemble Chicago XX (Cuneiform)
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6:27pm East Village Cubans in the Bluefields Hotrod Hotel (Slumberland)
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April March - Paris In April album artwork 6:26pm April March Chick Habit Paris In April (Sympathy for the Record Industry)
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6:19pm Jimmy Cliff Many Rivers To Cross The Harder They Come (Island)
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6:14pm U.S. Girls Born to Lose Heavy Light (4AD)
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6:13pm Fountains Of Wayne Hey Julie Welcome Interstate Managers (S-Curve)
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Devendra Banhart - What Will We Be album artwork 6:07pm Devendra Banhart Foolin' What Will We Be (Reprise)
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6:02pm Beatrice Dillon Workaround Two Workaround (PAN)
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3/25 - 7pm hour
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem album artwork 7:54pm LCD Soundsystem Beat Connection LCD Soundsystem (DFA)
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