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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

2/6 - 7pm hour
7:46pm OutKast Two Dope Boyz (In a Cadillac) ATLiens (LaFace)
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7:44pm Tammi Terrell There Are Things The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 7: 1967 (Hip-O Select)
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Guns N 7:38pm Guns N' Roses Think About You Appetite for Destruction (Geffen)
Track Notes: Happy Birthday, Axl Rose! W. Axl Rose (born William Bruce Rose Jr.; raised as William Bruce Bailey; born February 6, 1962 Buy Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction at Reckless Records Buy Guns N' Roses at iTunes Buy Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction at eMusic Add to Collection
Silent Servant - Shadows of Death and Desire album artwork 7:34pm Silent Servant 24 Hours Shadows of Death and Desire (Hospital Productions)
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7:31pm Bob Marley & the Wailers Soul Rebel Soul Rebels (Receiver)
Track Notes: Born February 6th, 1945 (died in 1981) Buy Bob Marley & the Wailers Soul Rebels at Reckless Records Buy Bob Marley & the Wailers at iTunes Buy Bob Marley & the Wailers Soul Rebels at eMusic Add to Collection
Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow album artwork 7:23pm Sharon Van Etten Comeback Kid Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar)
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7:21pm Chronophage Wedding Prolog for Tomorrow (Cleta Patra)
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7:18pm Buke and Gase Pink Boots Scholars (Brassland)
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7:14pm The Cherry Slush Local Gotta Take It Easy 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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7:11pm Robert Lockwood, Jr. Local Lockwood's Boogie Blues Guitar Greats (Delmark)
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The Arrows - Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label album artwork 7:08pm The Arrows Local Boogedy Boogedy Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label (Numero Group)
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7:05pm The Moses Gun Local Halo Waltz of the Conflicted Yellowjacket (self-released)
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7:03pm Absolutely Not Local Bottom of the Pit Problematic (No Trend)
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2/6 - 6pm hour
6:57pm Scotch the Filmmaker Local Pragma (Comfortable Silences) Can't Say it with Words (self-released)
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Love - Four Sail album artwork 6:50pm Love Always See Your Face Four Sail (Elektra)
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6:47pm Pilot Cloud So Long Signals Through The Static (self-released)
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Built to Spill - Keep It Like a Secret album artwork 6:42pm Built to Spill You Were Right Keep It Like a Secret (Warner Bros.)
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6:34pm Chandra Subways Transportation (Telephone Explosion)
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Blushing - Weak album artwork 6:32pm Blushing The Truth Weak (self-released)
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6:26pm Neil Young Tell Me Why Songs for Judy (Shakey Pictures)
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6:19pm The Golden Palominos Touch You Pure (Restless)
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6:16pm John Lee Hooker Canal Street Blues Graveyard Blues (Specialty)
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6:13pm Gringo Star The Start Floating Out To See (My Anxoius Mouth Inc.)
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6:06pm Martin Van Ruin Local Julie (You're Dreaming) Current Day (self-released)
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6:00pm Quasar Wut-Wut Local Mandatory Days Digesting Mirror (self-released)
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1/30 - 7pm hour
7:56pm Yaz Situation Upstairs at Eric's (Sire)
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7:51pm Chrome Sparks Be on Fire Be On Fire EP (Counter)
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7:48pm Deerhunter Futurism Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? (4AD)
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Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum album artwork 7:45pm Blue Cheer Summertime Blues Vincebus Eruptum (Polygram)
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7:42pm The Originals Need Your Lovin' (Want You Back) The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 6: 1966 (Hip-O Select)
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