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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

6/20 - 9pm hour
9:00pm Vamos Local Outsiders 1~2~3 (Maximum Pelt)
Track Notes: by request from Rebecca in Mexico! Buy Vamos 1~2~3 at Reckless Records Buy Vamos at iTunes Buy Vamos 1~2~3 at eMusic Add to Collection
6/20 - 8pm hour
Horsegirl - Versions of Modern Performance album artwork 8:57pm Horsegirl Local Beautiful Song Versions of Modern Performance (Matador)
Track Notes: Versions of Modern Performance is the full-length debut album from the Chicago indie rock trio. Horsegirl is a major part of our burgeoning teenage indie rock scene alongside other recent CHIRP favorites like Neptune’s Core and Lifeguard. Buy Horsegirl Versions of Modern Performance at Reckless Records Buy Horsegirl at iTunes Buy Horsegirl Versions of Modern Performance at eMusic Add to Collection
Hank Snow - RCA Country Legends: Hank Snow album artwork 8:53pm Hank Snow (Now and Then, There's) A Fool Such As I RCA Country Legends: Hank Snow (Buddah)
Track Notes: Going out to my dad. Love ya pops! Buy Hank Snow RCA Country Legends: Hank Snow at Reckless Records Buy Hank Snow at iTunes Buy Hank Snow RCA Country Legends: Hank Snow at eMusic Add to Collection
Carl Perkins - The Essential Sun Collection album artwork 8:51pm Carl Perkins Dixie Fried The Essential Sun Collection (Recall)
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OutKast - Aquemini album artwork 8:46pm OutKast Skew It On The Bar-B (featuring Raekwon) Aquemini (Arista)
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The Stroppies - Levity album artwork 8:42pm The Stroppies Smilers Strange Politely Levity (Tough Love)
Track Notes: The Stroppies are a rock band from Melbourne, Australia. Originally a “DIY Home” project from Angus Lord and Claudia Serfaty, “Levity” is the band’s fourth album in five years. Buy The Stroppies Levity at Reckless Records Buy The Stroppies at iTunes Buy The Stroppies Levity at eMusic Add to Collection
Chiddy Bang - Breakfast album artwork 8:39pm Chiddy Bang Mind Your Manners (featuring Icona Pop) Breakfast (Capitol)
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Jimmy Cliff - The Best of Jimmy Cliff album artwork 8:34pm Jimmy Cliff Every Tub The Best of Jimmy Cliff (EMI)
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Cola - Deep in View album artwork 8:33pm Cola At Pace Deep in View (Fire Talk)
Track Notes: Deep in View is the debut album from the new trio of ex-Ought vocalist & guitarist Tim Darcy, Ought bass player Ben Stidworthy, and drummer Evan Cartwright. Buy Cola Deep in View at Reckless Records Buy Cola at iTunes Buy Cola Deep in View at eMusic Add to Collection
OLAN - Contra album artwork 8:27pm OLAN Wake and Return Contra (Anjunadeep)
Track Notes: The debut album Contra from Georgia-based Luzana Flores, known as OLAN, melds many electronic styles from melodic house and ambient to hip hop and downtempo. Buy OLAN Contra at Reckless Records Buy OLAN at iTunes Buy OLAN Contra at eMusic Add to Collection
Duran Duran - Duran Duran album artwork 8:21pm Duran Duran Anyone Out There Duran Duran (Capitol)
Track Notes: Happy birthday, John Taylor! Nigel John Taylor is a British musician, singer, songwriter, and producer, who is best known as the bass guitarist for new romantic band Duran Duran, of which he was a founding member. Buy Duran Duran Duran Duran at Reckless Records Buy Duran Duran at iTunes Buy Duran Duran Duran Duran at eMusic Add to Collection
Datarock - Datarock Datarock album artwork 8:16pm Datarock Princess Datarock Datarock (YAP)
Track Notes: 2005 Buy Datarock Datarock Datarock at Reckless Records Buy Datarock at iTunes Buy Datarock Datarock Datarock at eMusic Add to Collection
OK Go - OK Go album artwork 8:12pm OK Go Local Return OK Go (Capitol)
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8:07pm Toronzo Cannon The Chicago Way Alligator Records—50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music (Alligator)
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Delta Spirit - One Is One album artwork 8:05pm Delta Spirit Villains One Is One (New West)
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1/6 - 6pm hour
Death - ...For The World To See album artwork 6:15pm Death Where Do We Go From Here??? ...For The World To See (Drag City)
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1/1 - 2am hour
Ryan Garbes - Tabbed View album artwork 2:37am Ryan Garbes Oct2019 Tabbed View (Moon Glyph)
Track Notes: Ryan Garbes is an experimental/psych musician currently based in Minneapolis. In addition to his solo career, he is best known for his work in midwest experimental bands Raccoo-oo-oon and Wet Hair. Buy Ryan Garbes Tabbed View at Reckless Records Buy Ryan Garbes at iTunes Buy Ryan Garbes Tabbed View at eMusic Add to Collection
12/16 - 7pm hour
7:12pm The Lost Agency Local Time To Dream 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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11/4 - 6pm hour
Stereophonics - Language. Sex. Violence. Other? album artwork 6:05pm Stereophonics Devil Language. Sex. Violence. Other? (Hip-O)
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10/28 - 6pm hour
The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness album artwork 6:39pm The Smashing Pumpkins Local Bodies Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (Virgin)
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