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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

7/22 - 7pm hour
7:46pm The Monitors Say You The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 5: 1965 (Hip-O Select)
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7:39pm Dr. John Big Chief Dr. John's Gumbo (ATCO)
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7:34pm Ambrose Akinmusire Moon (the return amplifies the unity) On the Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment (Blue Note)
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7:32pm Westerman Think I'll Stay Your Hero Is Not Dead (Partisan)
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7:26pm Madonna Don't Tell Me (Thunderpuss Mix) single (Warner Bros.)
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7:22pm The Pharcyde Hey You Labcabincalifornia (Delicious Vinyl)
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7:19pm Alabama Shakes Don't Wanna Fight Sound & Color (ATO)
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7:13pm Big Black Local The Model Songs About Fucking (Touch and Go)
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Pisces - Somewhere in Your Mind album artwork 7:11pm Pisces Local Tic Toc Somewhere in Your Mind (Project Twelve/Numero Group)
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7:10pm Little Ed and the Soundmasters Local Struggling for Survival Little Ed and the Soundmasters (Numero Group)
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7:04pm DEHD Local Haha Flower of Devotion (Fire Talk)
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7:01pm Le Tour Local Lucy and Ricky S/T 2020 (Self-released)
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7/22 - 6pm hour
6:58pm James Swanberg Local Harder on Me The One And Only (Tripp Tapes)
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6:54pm Powerplant Evidence A Spine / Evidence (Static Shock)
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6:51pm Elvis Costello & the Attractions Goon Squad Armed Forces (Columbia)
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6:45pm Paul Oakenfold Ready Steady Go Bunkka (Maverick)
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6:41pm Céu Forçar o Verão APKA! (Six Degrees)
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6:37pm Paul Ruske Days Like This Uncertain Times (self-released)
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6:32pm Louis Armstrong Ain't Misbehavin The Ultimate Collection (Polygram)
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6:29pm Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist Look At Me Alfredo (ESGN)
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6:27pm Boyracer The Rest of Yr Life On a Promise (Emotional Response)
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6:21pm Frisbie Local Vertigogo Subversive Sounds of Love (Hear Diagonally)
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6:17pm Hum Local Step Into You Inlet (Polyvinyl)
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6:14pm Echo & the Bunnymen The Cutter Porcupine (Korova)
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Cigarettes After Sex - Cry album artwork 6:07pm Cigarettes After Sex Heavenly Cry (Partisan)
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6:07pm Serengeti Local O'Douls x Portillos and Kools Ajai (Self-released)
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7/15 - 7pm hour
7:52pm Miles Davis It´s About That Time Black Beauty: Live at the Fillmore West (Sony)
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New York Dolls - New York Dolls album artwork 7:47pm New York Dolls Trash New York Dolls (Mercury)
Track Notes: John Anthony Genzale (July 15, 1952 – April 23, 1991), better known by his stage name Johnny Thunders, was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter.[1] Buy New York Dolls New York Dolls at Reckless Records Buy New York Dolls at iTunes Buy New York Dolls New York Dolls at eMusic Add to Collection
7:44pm The Dalton Boys I've Been Cheated The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 5: 1965 (Hip-O Select)
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Ikebe Shakedown - Ikebe Shakedown album artwork 7:38pm Ikebe Shakedown Pepper Ikebe Shakedown (Ubiquity)
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