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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.

You can listen to Kyle's two most recent shows here.

Kyle Akerman's Playlists

10/31 - 11am hour
Echo & the Bunnymen - Porcupine album artwork 11:44am Echo & the Bunnymen Heads Will Roll Porcupine (Korova)
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Charles Lembe et Son Orchestra - Cameroon Garage Funk album artwork 11:41am Charles Lembe et Son Orchestra Quiero Wapatcha Cameroon Garage Funk (Analog Africa)
Track Notes: From Yaounde in Cameroon comes a new release Cameroon Garage Funk, a compilation of various artists from the 1970's. Buy Charles Lembe et Son Orchestra Cameroon Garage Funk at Reckless Records Buy Charles Lembe et Son Orchestra at iTunes Buy Charles Lembe et Son Orchestra Cameroon Garage Funk at eMusic Add to Collection
11:37am Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Subatomic Sound System Chase the Devil Super Ape Returns to Conquer (Subatomic Sound)
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The Ophelias - Crocus album artwork 11:31am The Ophelias Spirit Sent Crocus (Joyful Noise)
Track Notes: The Ophelias are a Cincinnati chamber pop quartet that should not be confused with the 1980’s California psych-rock outfit with the same name Buy The Ophelias Crocus at Reckless Records Buy The Ophelias at iTunes Buy The Ophelias Crocus at eMusic Add to Collection
The Replacements - Don 11:30am The Replacements Rock 'n' Roll Ghost Don't Tell a Soul (Sire)
Track Notes: request from Tom Buy The Replacements Don't Tell a Soul at Reckless Records Buy The Replacements at iTunes Buy The Replacements Don't Tell a Soul at eMusic Add to Collection
Sloan - Parallel Play album artwork 11:29am Sloan Witch's Wand Parallel Play (Yep Roc)
Track Notes: Request from Cindy Buy Sloan Parallel Play at Reckless Records Buy Sloan at iTunes Buy Sloan Parallel Play at eMusic Add to Collection
Spirits Having Fun - Two album artwork 11:20am Spirits Having Fun Local My Favorite Song Two (Born Yesterday)
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The Damned - Damned Damned Damned album artwork 11:17am The Damned Neat Neat Neat* Damned Damned Damned (Stiff)
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illuminati hotties - Let Me Do One More album artwork 11:14am illuminati hotties Pool Hopping Let Me Do One More (Snack Shack Tracks/Hopeless)
Track Notes: Sarah Tudzin aka Illuminati hotties is back with “Let Me Do One More”- an album packed with hooky-as-hell rippers. Buy illuminati hotties Let Me Do One More at Reckless Records Buy illuminati hotties at iTunes Buy illuminati hotties Let Me Do One More at eMusic Add to Collection
New Order - Republic album artwork 11:06am New Order Spooky Republic (Centre Date Co. Ltd./London)
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Eric Hilton - Ceremony album artwork 11:01am Eric Hilton Ceremony Ceremony (Montserrat House)
Track Notes: Eric Hilton of the Thievery Corporation. It's his 3rd solo album of downtempo psychedelic beats. According to Hilton, the ceremony refers to "interpreting life's experiences and consciousness" musically. Buy Eric Hilton Ceremony at Reckless Records Buy Eric Hilton at iTunes Buy Eric Hilton Ceremony at eMusic Add to Collection
10/31 - 10am hour
The Shaggs - Philosophy Of The World album artwork 10:58am The Shaggs It's Halloween Philosophy Of The World (Third World)
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Tirzah - Colourgrade album artwork 10:55am Tirzah Send Me Colourgrade (Domino)
Track Notes: Second album from London R&B artist Tirzah Mastin Buy Tirzah Colourgrade at Reckless Records Buy Tirzah at iTunes Buy Tirzah Colourgrade at eMusic Add to Collection
Nine Inch Nails - The Crow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album artwork 10:47am Nine Inch Nails Dead Souls The Crow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Atlantic)
Track Notes: Joy Division cover. 1994 - Brandon Lee died from live bullet in prop gun during filming. Buy Nine Inch Nails The Crow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) at Reckless Records Buy Nine Inch Nails at iTunes Buy Nine Inch Nails The Crow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) at eMusic Add to Collection
10:44am R. Dean Taylor There's A Ghost In My House The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 7: 1967 (Hip-O Select)
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The Bevis Frond - Little Eden album artwork 10:36am The Bevis Frond Everyone Rise Little Eden (Fire)
Track Notes: (pronounced "BEH-vis frond") Album #24 from Londoner Nick Salomon's musical outlet The Bevis Frond, active for nearly 40 years Buy The Bevis Frond Little Eden at Reckless Records Buy The Bevis Frond at iTunes Buy The Bevis Frond Little Eden at eMusic Add to Collection
Santana - Abraxas album artwork 10:33am Santana Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen Abraxas (Sony)
Track Notes: Request from Babs! Buy Santana Abraxas at Reckless Records Buy Santana at iTunes Buy Santana Abraxas at eMusic Add to Collection
10:28am Damu The Fudgemunk Enchanted Spirits (featuring Insight) Conversation Peace (Def Pressé)
Track Notes: The D.C.-based producer and MC went to London, where his label now has access to the KPM library of incidental music that was licensed for use in movies, television, radio, and other mediums decades ago. Buy Damu The Fudgemunk Conversation Peace at Reckless Records Buy Damu The Fudgemunk at iTunes Buy Damu The Fudgemunk Conversation Peace at eMusic Add to Collection
Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast album artwork 10:22am Iron Maiden The Number Of The Beast The Number Of The Beast (EMI)
Track Notes: Request from Jude! Buy Iron Maiden The Number Of The Beast at Reckless Records Buy Iron Maiden at iTunes Buy Iron Maiden The Number Of The Beast at eMusic Add to Collection
John Carpenter - Halloween Kills album artwork 10:19am John Carpenter Halloween Kills (Main Title) Halloween Kills (Sacred Bones)
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Didjits - Full Nelson Reilly album artwork 10:13am Didjits Local House on Haunted Hill Full Nelson Reilly (Touch and Go)
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The Effigies - Remains Nonviewable album artwork 10:11am The Effigies Local Haunted Town Remains Nonviewable (Touch & Go)
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The Chi-Lites - The Ultimate Chi-Lites album artwork 10:07am The Chi-Lites Local The Devil Is Doing His Work The Ultimate Chi-Lites (Brunswick)
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The Orwells - Remember When album artwork 10:03am The Orwells Local Halloween All Year Remember When (Autumn Tone)
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Lala Lala - The Lamb album artwork 10:00am Lala Lala Local Scary Movie The Lamb (Hardly Art)
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10/31 - 9am hour
9:58am CHEBAKA Local Big Bad Wolf (featuring J. Arthur) You Are Essential (No Sé Discos)
Track Notes: Founded by Chicago's very own Allá, The No Sé Discos' labels' debut release You Are Essential by Various Artists features London-based, avant-soul artist Nayfo, Chicago rapper CHEBAKA, and the first new music from Allá ("the Chicano Portishead") Buy CHEBAKA You Are Essential at Reckless Records Buy CHEBAKA at iTunes Buy CHEBAKA You Are Essential at eMusic Add to Collection
The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan album artwork 9:54am The White Stripes Little Ghost Get Behind Me Satan (V2)
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The Coathangers - Larceny & Old Lace album artwork 9:50am The Coathangers Go Away Larceny & Old Lace (Suicide Squeeze)
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9:45am Dead Kennedys Halloween Plastic Surgery Disasters / In God We Trust, Inc. (Alternative Tentacles)
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박혜진 Park Hye Jin - Before I Die album artwork 9:44am 박혜진 Park Hye Jin Never Give Up Before I Die (Ninja Tune)
Track Notes: The debut album from Park Hye Jin Before I Die.Based in L.A., this album embraces electronic, trap, house and downtempo styles. PAHK HEY JIN Buy 박혜진 Park Hye Jin Before I Die at Reckless Records Buy 박혜진 Park Hye Jin at iTunes Buy 박혜진 Park Hye Jin Before I Die at eMusic Add to Collection
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