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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

7/15 - 7pm hour
7:34pm Air Space Maker Pocket Symphony (Astralwerks)
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7:31pm Sault Wildfires UNTITLED (Black Is) (Forever Living Originals)
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7:25pm Buzzcocks Promises Singles Going Steady (Capitol)
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7:21pm Bad Mother Donna Summer vs. Danzig single (self-released)
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7:17pm Pins After Hours Hot Slick (Haus of PINS)
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7:13pm The Matta Baby Local Do the Pearl, Girl (Part 2) Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny Labels (Numero Group)
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7:10pm Art Ensemble Of Chicago Local Two-Twenty Sirius Calling (Pi)
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7:08pm Syl Johnson Local Come On Sock It To Me Complete Mythology (Numero Group)
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7:04pm Tenci Local Hair Sticks My Heart is an Open Field (Keeled Scales)
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7:01pm VARSITY Local Fine Forever Fine Forever (Run for Cover)
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7/15 - 6pm hour
6:57pm Ganser Local Badform Just Look at that Sky (CBS)
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6:50pm Joe Satriani One Big Rush Say Anything Original Soundtrack (CBS)
Track Notes: Happy Birthday, Joe! Joseph Satriani (born July 15, 1956)[1][2] is an American rock musician, composer, songwriter, and guitar teacher. Buy Joe Satriani Say Anything Original Soundtrack at Reckless Records Buy Joe Satriani at iTunes Buy Joe Satriani Say Anything Original Soundtrack at eMusic Add to Collection
6:46pm UK GOLD Run on the Bank Epigram No. 2 (self-released)
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6:44pm GUM Alphabet Soup Out in the World (Spinning Top)
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6:40pm Kate NV Ça Commence Par Room For The Moon (RVNGIntl.)
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6:35pm Todd Rundgren Couldn't I Just Tell You Something/Anything? (Bearsville)
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6:31pm Joy Division Disorder Unknown Pleasures (Factory)
Track Notes: Ian Kevin Curtis (15 July 1956 – 18 May 1980) was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division and recorded two albums with the group: Unknown Pleasures (1979) and Closer (1980). DIED: 18 May 1980 (aged 23) Buy Joy Division Unknown Pleasures at Reckless Records Buy Joy Division at iTunes Buy Joy Division Unknown Pleasures at eMusic Add to Collection
6:28pm Mikal Cronin Shelter Seeker (Merge Records)
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6:21pm Eric B. & Rakim I Ain't No Joke Paid In Full (4th & B'way)
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6:17pm Hinds Boy The Prettiest Curse (Lucky Number)
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6:14pm Neko Case Local Runnin' Out Of Fools Blacklisted (Bloodshot)
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6:07pm Christine and The Queens La vita nuova (featuring Caroline Polachek) La vita nuova (Because)
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6:04pm D'Angelo Chicken Grease Voodoo (Virgin)
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7/8 - 7pm hour
7:56pm SiP Local Malabar Leos Naturals (Not Not Fun)
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7:49pm Beck Tropicalia Mutations (DGC)
Track Notes: Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell; July 8, 1970) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with his experimental and lo-fi style, and became known for creating musical collages of wide-ranging genres. He has musically encompassed folk, funk, soul, hip hop, electronic, alternative rock, country, and psychedelia. He has released 14 studio albums (three of which were released on indie labels), as well as several non-album singles and a book of sheet music. Buy Beck Mutations at Reckless Records Buy Beck at iTunes Buy Beck Mutations at eMusic Add to Collection
7:46pm Coriky Clean Kill Coriky (Dischord)
Track Notes: Ian MacKaye's follow-up project, the folky and downplayed duo The Evens with his partner, ex-Warmers drummer Amy Farina. The two are back with Fugazi's bassist Joe Lally in a new group called Coriky, proudly hanging back until ready (the trio formed in 2015 and didn't play a show until 2018, before they had a name). In many ways, Coriky sounds like these performers' answer to Shellac Buy Coriky Coriky at Reckless Records Buy Coriky at iTunes Buy Coriky Coriky at eMusic Add to Collection
7:41pm Slade Run Runaway Get Yer Boots On: The Best Of Slade (Shout Factory)
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7:36pm Modern Nature Harvest (feat. Itasca) Annual (Bella Union/PIAS)
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7:33pm Louis Jordan Saturday Night Fish Fry No Moe! The Greatest Hits (Verve)
Track Notes: July 8, 1908 – February 4, 1975 was an American musician, songwriter and bandleader who was popular from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Known as "The King of the Jukebox", his highest profile came towards the end of the swing era. Buy Louis Jordan No Moe! The Greatest Hits at Reckless Records Buy Louis Jordan at iTunes Buy Louis Jordan No Moe! The Greatest Hits at eMusic Add to Collection
7:30pm Kim Weston Love Me All The Way The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 3: 1963 (Hip-O Select)
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