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Mike Bennett DJ Profile

Mike was an original member of the CHIRP board of directors, a former vice-president of CHIRP, and he now is a board member emeritus.  He got his start in radio in high school at Hinsdale Central's WHSD, and then moved on to WIDB at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  His radio dreams were deferred by a detour into retail music and then a U-turn to law school.  Even while working as an attorney at the State Appellate Defender, Mike stayed in touch with the music scene, writing reviews on the web for Pop Palace, Fufkin.com and his own blog, Hablo Ennui.  His favorites include Sparks, Sweet, Cheap Trick, The Fall, Didjits, Buck Owens, Ted Leo, The Zombies, Bo Diddley and many, many others. You can follow Mike on Twitter (and who wouldn't want to?) at @mrhonorama.

You can listen to Mike's most recent shows here.

Mike Bennett's Playlists

2/20 - 11am hour
11:50am Black Country, New Road Sunglasses For the first time (Ninja Tune)
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11:45am Komeda Top Star The Genius Of Komeda (Minty Fresh)
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11:42am Franz Ferdinand 40' Franz Ferdinand (Domino)
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11:39am Paul Jacks Big Lie Foolish Pride (Tritone)
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11:35am Lucero Have You Lost Your Way? When You Found Me (Liberty & Lament/Thirty Tigers)
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11:33am The Electric Prunes You Never Had it Better Lost Dreams (Birdman)
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11:30am Jackie Hayes Local eye 2 eye single (Fat Possum)
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11:24am Femi Kuti Show of Shame Stop the Hate (Partisan)
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11:21am Radar Eyes Local Miracle Radar Eyes (HoZac)
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11:17am Iron City Houserockers Hypnotized Have a Good Time...Get Out Alive! (Cleveland International)
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11:14am Oceanator Wouldn't Mama Be Proud "Everybody Cares" - An Elliott Smith compilation (Everybody Cares)
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11:09am Rat Columns It's Your Time (To Suffer Now) Pacific Kiss (Tough Love)
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11:06am CHAI Kitty Pink (Burger)
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11:06am CHAI Kitty Pink (Burger)
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11:00am Stevie Wonder Do Yourself a Favor Where I'm Coming From (Tamla)
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2/20 - 10am hour
10:57am Mike Viola Drug Rug Godmuffin (Good Morning Monkey/Grand Phony)
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Mike Viola - Godmuffin album artwork 10:57am Mike Viola Drug Rug Godmuffin (Good Morning Monkey/Grand Phony)
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10:51am Claude Local Everything's Great Enactor (Side Hustle)
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Cotton Mather - Kontiki album artwork 10:48am Cotton Mather Hometown Cameo Kontiki (The Star Apple Kingdom)
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10:44am Fontella Bass Since I Fell for You The New Look (Checker)
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10:40am The Staves Best Friend Good Woman (Atlantic)
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10:35am Rochelle Jordan All Along single (Young Art)
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Tom Verlaine - Tom Verlaine album artwork 10:31am Tom Verlaine Souvenir From a Dream Tom Verlaine (Elektra)
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10:28am Girl K Local White Roses single (self-released)
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10:22am Bomba Estéreo Agua Deja (Sony Music Latin)
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Headlights - Some Racing, Some Stopping album artwork 10:18am Headlights Local Market Girl Some Racing, Some Stopping (Polyvinyl)
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U2 - The Joshua Tree album artwork 10:15am U2 In God's Country The Joshua Tree (Island)
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10:11am The Hold Steady Hanover Camera Open Door Policy (Positive Jams)
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10:06am Claud Gold Super Monster (Saddest Factory/Dead Oceans)
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10:03am Chance the Rapper Local Favorite Song (featuring Childish Gambino) Acid Rap (self-released)
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