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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

7/29 - 7pm hour
7:55pm Keleketla! Shepherd Song Keleketla! (Ahead of Our Time)
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7:48pm Emitt Rhodes Live 'til You Die Listen, Listen: The Best of Emitt Rhodes (Varèse Sarabande)
Track Notes: RIP Emitt Lynn Rhodes (February 25, 1950 – July 19, 2020)[1][2] was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer. Rhodes began his career in musical ensembles The Palace Guard as the group's drummer before joining The Merry-Go-Round as a multi-instrumentalist.[3] Buy Emitt Rhodes Listen, Listen: The Best of Emitt Rhodes at Reckless Records Buy Emitt Rhodes at iTunes Buy Emitt Rhodes Listen, Listen: The Best of Emitt Rhodes at eMusic Add to Collection
7:46pm The Magnetic Fields Castle Down a Dirt Road Quickies (Nonesuch)
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7:43pm Becca Mancari Hunter The Greatest Part (Captured Tracks)
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7:38pm Adam & The Ants Scorpios Prince Charming (Epic)
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7:35pm Captain Planet Fly Where You Want (feat. Jesse Royal) NO VISA (Bastard Jazz)
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7:32pm Singin' Sammy Ward That Child Is Really Wild The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 1: 1959-1961 (Hip-O Select)
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7:24pm Ride Polar Bear Nowhere (Creation)
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7:22pm Leggy July Nice Try (self-released)
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7:18pm Moemaw Naedon Dark Water Rising Dr. Deadhorse (Soul Slime)
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7:14pm Donny Hathaway Local Tryin' Times Everything is Everything (Atco)
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7:12pm Elvin Spencer Local Lift This Hurt Eccentric Soul: Twinight's Lunar Rotation (Numero Group)
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7:09pm Bo Diddley Local Sixteen Tons Ride On: The Chess Masters 1960-1961 (Hip-O Select)
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Ne-Hi - Offers album artwork 7:04pm Ne-Hi Local Don't Wanna Know You Offers (Grand Jury)
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7:02pm Fat Night Local Fat Night's Theme Live for Each Other (Acrophase)
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7/29 - 6pm hour
6:59pm Greenlights Music Local CDC Space Craft (self-released)
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6:52pm Rush Limelight Moving Pictures (Island)
Track Notes: Happy Birthdy, Geddy Lee! Geddy Lee Weinrib, OC[1][2] (born Gary Lee Weinrib; July 29, 1953), known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter. He is best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. Buy Rush Moving Pictures at Reckless Records Buy Rush at iTunes Buy Rush Moving Pictures at eMusic Add to Collection
6:48pm Salt-N-Pepa Hyped on the Mic A Salt with a Deadly Pepa (Next Plateau)
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6:45pm Khruangbin Pelota Mordechai (Dead Oceans)
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6:40pm Haim The Steps Women in Music Pt. III (Columbia)
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6:33pm Fleetwood Mac The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown) single (Sony)
Track Notes: RIP Peter Green - Peter Green (born Peter Allen Greenbaum; 29 October 1946 – 25 July 2020)[1][2] was an English blues rock singer-songwriter and guitarist.[3] As the founder of Fleetwood Mac, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Buy Fleetwood Mac single at Reckless Records Buy Fleetwood Mac at iTunes Buy Fleetwood Mac single at eMusic Add to Collection
Wailin Storms - Rattle album artwork 6:30pm Wailin Storms Rope Rattle (Gilead Media)
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6:26pm Roy Ayers, Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad Shadows of the East Roy Ayers JID 002 (Jazz Is Dead)
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6:18pm Gary Olson Some Advice Gary Olson (Tapete)
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6:14pm Bad Brains Secret 77 I Against I (SST)
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6:11pm Angela Muñoz Feel the Same Introspection (Linear Labs)
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6:03pm New Order Sunrise Low-Life (Qwest)
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6:02pm Chicago Underground Quartet Local Batida Good Days (Astral Spirits)
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7/22 - 7pm hour
7:54pm Parliament P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up) Mothership Connection (Casablanca)
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7:49pm Elvis Depressedly Chariot Depressedelica (Run for Cover)
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