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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

1/16 - 7pm hour
7:58pm The Budos Band Turn and Burn Burnt Offering (Daptone)
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Frank Black - Honeycomb album artwork 7:51pm Frank Black I Burn Today Honeycomb (Back Porch Music)
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7:49pm The Marvelettes My Baby Must Be A Magician The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 7: 1967 (Hip-O Select)
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7:42pm TK Echo Fade My Mind TK Echo EP (Dischord)
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7:38pm Sonny And The Sunsets Too Young to Burn Tomorrow is Alright (Soft Abuse)
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Scott Hirsch - Lost Time Behind the Moon album artwork 7:35pm Scott Hirsch Nothing but Time Lost Time Behind the Moon (Scissor Tail)
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The Specials - Encore album artwork 7:27pm The Specials Vote for Me Encore (UMG)
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Deth Crux - Mutant Flesh album artwork 7:23pm Deth Crux Spectral Other Mutant Flesh (Sentient Ruin)
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7:19pm Alice Cooper Be My Lover Live From The Astroturf (Good)
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7:13pm The Chi-Lites Local Oh Girl The Ultimate Chi-Lites (Brunswick)
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7:11pm Roosevelt Sykes Local Kickin' Motor Scooter Blues Piano Orgy (Delmark)
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7:08pm Buddy Guy First Time I Met The Blues Chess Blues 1960-1967 (Chess)
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7:03pm ShowYouSuck Local Make Out King (featuring Hood Internet) Dude Bro EP (Closed Sessions)
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7:01pm Flesh Panthers Local Let it Die Willows Weep (Maximum Pelt)
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1/16 - 6pm hour
6:58pm Lala Lala Local Spy The Lamb (Hardly Art)
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6:50pm Pilotcan Daylight Savings Time Bats Fly Out from Under the Bridge (EVOL)
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Junior Kimbrough - Most Things Haven 6:49pm Junior Kimbrough Lonesome Road Most Things Haven't Worked Out (Fat Possum)
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6:44pm The Heavy Brukpocket's Lament Great Vengeance And Furious Fire (Counter)
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6:41pm nêhiyawak somnambulist starlight (Arts & Crafts)
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6:35pm Buzzcocks What Do I Get? Singles Going Steady (Capitol)
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6:31pm Sleater-Kinney Burn, Don't Freeze The Hot Rock (Kill Rock Stars)
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6:27pm didi Dead Tongues Like Memory Foam (Damnably)
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6:20pm The Beatles Tomorrow Never Knows Revolver (Capitol)
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6:17pm Foxwarren To Be Foxwarren (Anti-/Arts & Crafts)
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6:13pm Eleventh Dream Day Local Watching The Candles Burn Prairie School Freakout (Amoeba)
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6:05pm Mope City Medicine Drawer News From Home (Tenth Court)
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6:02pm Soft Circle First Time Shore Obsessed (Post Present Medium)
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1/2 - 7pm hour
7:56pm John Coltrane Alabama Live At Birdland (Impulse)
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7:51pm Big Star Back Of A Car* #1 Record/Radio City (Ardent)
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7:49pm The Monitors Don't Put Off Till Tomorrow What You Can Do Today The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 6: 1966 (Hip-O Select)
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