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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

2/13 - 7pm hour
7:57pm Badfinger Meanwhile Back at the Ranch/Should I Smoke Wish You Were Here (Real Gone Music)
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7:49pm Steve Gunn Vagabond The Unseen In Between (Matador)
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Mike Krol - Power Chords album artwork 7:45pm Mike Krol Blue and Pink Power Chords (Merge)
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7:43pm Edwin Starr I Want My Baby Back The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 7: 1967 (Hip-O Select)
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7:37pm Black Flag Bastard in Love Who's Got the 10 1/2? (SST)
Track Notes: Happy Birthday, Henry Rollins! born February 13, 1961 Buy Black Flag Who's Got the 10 1/2? at Reckless Records Buy Black Flag at iTunes Buy Black Flag Who's Got the 10 1/2? at eMusic Add to Collection
Son Volt - Union album artwork 7:34pm Son Volt Devil May Care Union (Thirty Tigers)
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7:30pm DIIV Valentine Is The Is Are (Captured Tracks)
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New Order - Movement album artwork 7:24pm New Order Dreams Never End Movement (London)
Track Notes: Happy Birthday, Peter Hook! Born 13 February 1956 (age 63) Buy New Order Movement at Reckless Records Buy New Order at iTunes Buy New Order Movement at eMusic Add to Collection
7:19pm Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni ba Wele Cuba (feat. Madera Limpia) Miri (Out Here)
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James Blake - Assume Form album artwork 7:16pm James Blake Tell Them (featuring Metro Boomin & Moses Sumney) Assume Form (Polydor)
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7:12pm The Great Society Local I'm The One For You 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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7:09pm J.B. Hutto Local If You Change Your Mind Blues Guitar Greats (Delmark)
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Altyrone Deno Brown - Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label album artwork 7:06pm Altyrone Deno Brown Local Sweet Pea Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label (Numero Group)
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7:03pm Beach Bunny Local Prom Queen Prom Queen EP (Self-Released)
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7:00pm Impulsive Hearts Local I Wannabe Gone Sorry in the Summer (Beautiful Strange)
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2/13 - 6pm hour
6:57pm Mykele Deville Local Free Soul Maintain (No Trend)
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6:50pm Elephant Gym Underwater Underwater (Topshelf)
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Primus - Sailing the Seas of Cheese album artwork 6:46pm Primus Jerry was a Race Car Driver Sailing the Seas of Cheese (Interscope)
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6:43pm Pedro the Lion Yellow Bike Phoenix (Polyvinyl)
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Peter Gabriel - Us album artwork 6:38pm Peter Gabriel Washing of the Water Us (Geffen)
Track Notes: Happy birthday! 13 February 1950 (age 69) Buy Peter Gabriel Us at Reckless Records Buy Peter Gabriel at iTunes Buy Peter Gabriel Us at eMusic Add to Collection
6:33pm King Floyd Groove Me King Floyd (Hi Horse)
Track Notes: Born February 13, 1945 – March 6, 2006 Buy King Floyd King Floyd at Reckless Records Buy King Floyd at iTunes Buy King Floyd King Floyd at eMusic Add to Collection
6:30pm Big Thief Vegas Masterpiece (Saddle Creek)
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6:28pm Elastica Car Song Elastica (DGC)
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Ziggy Marley - Ziggy Marley album artwork 6:21pm Ziggy Marley Ceceil Ziggy Marley (Tuff Gong)
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Knuckle Pups - San Panino album artwork 6:17pm Knuckle Pups New Reckless San Panino (Wild Baby)
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6:13pm Liz Phair Local Valentine Girls! Girls! Girls! (Girly Sound Tape 2) (Matador)
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Gang of Four - Entertainment! album artwork 6:07pm Gang of Four Damaged Goods Entertainment! (EMI)
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ILL CONSIDERED - ILL CONSIDERED 5 album artwork 6:02pm ILL CONSIDERED UNICORN ILL CONSIDERED 5 (Self-Released)
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2/6 - 7pm hour
7:56pm Interpol PDA Turn On The Bright Lights (Matador)
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7:49pm The Transgressors Lucky Day They Made Her A Criminal (Super Secret)
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