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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

1/30 - 7pm hour
7:36pm The Wailers Downpresser Soul Rebels (Receiver)
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7:32pm Banditos Fun All Night Visionland (Bloodshot)
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7:29pm Richard Papiercuts A Place to Stay Twisting the Night (Ever/Never)
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7:22pm Led Zeppelin Tangerine Led Zeppelin III (Atlantic)
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Aesop Rock & Tobacco - Malibu Ken album artwork 7:19pm Aesop Rock & Tobacco Save Our Ship Malibu Ken (Rhymesayers)
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7:16pm Dolphin Midwives Mirror Liminal Garden (Beacon Sound/Sounds Et Al.)
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Sandy Cleveland - Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label album artwork 7:11pm Sandy Cleveland Local My Heart Will Never Lie Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label (Numero Group)
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7:08pm Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows Local 300 Pounds Of Heavenly Joy Playing for Keeps (Alligator)
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7:05pm Jerry Townes Local You are My Sunshine Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny Labels (Numero Group)
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7:01pm Hemhora & The Glass Band Local Stage Dive Hemhora & The Glass Band Play the Helix Pattern Blues (Greedy)
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1/30 - 6pm hour
6:58pm DRAMA Local Dead & Gone single (self-released)
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6:54pm The World Without Parking Lots Local The Inventor of Common Law Marriage Seventh Song Counts the Engines (self-released)
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6:48pm The Cowboys Stillborn Genius The Bottom of a Rotten Flower (Feel It)
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6:44pm Jäh Division Dub Will Tear Us Apart Dub Will Tear Us Apart Again (Ernest Jenning Recording Co.)
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6:42pm Modern Lovers Dignified And Old The Modern Lovers (Berserkley)
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6:39pm Mope Grooves Generates The Waves (See My Friends)
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6:31pm Swervedriver Mary Winter Future Ruins (Rock Action/Dangerbird)
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6:28pm Link Wray Rumble single (Cadence)
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The Kinks - Face to Face album artwork 6:25pm The Kinks Sunny Afternoon Face to Face (Pye)
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6:19pm Strapping Fieldhands Into the City Alluvium Trinkets (Omphalos)
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6:15pm De La Soul Ghetto Thang 3 Feet High and Rising (Tommy Boy)
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6:13pm Hearts and Minds Local Rivet and Roll Electroradiance (Astral Spirits)
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6:07pm Flume Warm Thoughts Flume (Future Classic)
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6:05pm Mono After You Comes the Flood Nowhere Now Here (Temporary Residence)
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1/23 - 7pm hour
7:56pm TENDER Closer Still Fear of Falling Asleep (Partisan)
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7:51pm The C.I.A. Pleasure Seeker The C.I.A. (In the Red)
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7:49pm The Temptations (I Know) I'm Losing You The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 6: 1966 (Hip-O Select)
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7:40pm Siouxsie & The Banshees The Passenger Through The Looking Glass (Geffen)
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7:38pm James Brown Ain't That A Groove Star Time (Polydor)
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7:35pm The Jam Start! Sound Affects (Polydor)
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