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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.

Mike Bennett's Playlists

8/17 - 11am hour
11:04am Toro Y Moi Empty Nesters What For? (Carpark)
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11:01am Didjits Local Sitting 'Round at Home Something's Gone Wrong Again (C/Z)
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8/17 - 10am hour
The Ex - Turn album artwork 10:56am The Ex Huriyet Turn (Touch & Go)
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10:51am The Hecks Local So 4 Real My Star (Trouble in Mind)
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10:48am Badfinger Just a Chance Wish You Were Here (Warner Bros.)
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Art Ensemble Of Chicago - We Are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration album artwork 10:44am Art Ensemble Of Chicago Local Saturday Morning We Are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (Erased Tapes)
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10:40am Bryony Jarman-Pinto Sweet Sweet Cage & Aviary (Tru Thoughts)
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10:35am Bear in Heaven Fake Out Beast Rest Forth Mouth (Hometapes)
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10:32am Pere Ubu Flicking Cigarettes at the Sun The Long Goodbye (Cherry Red)
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10:28am Mabel OK (Anxiety Anthem) High Expectations (Capitol)
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10:23am Peter Murphy Crystal Wrists Deep (Beggars Banquet)
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10:17am Drab Majesty The Other Side Modern Mirror (Dais)
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10:14am The English Beat All Out to Get You Wha'ppen? (I.R.S.)
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10:10am The Go-Go's Get Up And Go Return To The Valley Of The Go-Go's (IRS)
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The Bitter Tears - The Grinning Corpse Who Went To Town album artwork 10:08am The Bitter Tears Local Lightning Hitting You... The Grinning Corpse Who Went To Town (Roydale)
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The Bitter Tears - The Grinning Corpse Who Went To Town album artwork 10:08am The Bitter Tears Local Lightning Hitting You... The Grinning Corpse Who Went To Town (Roydale)
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10:04am Bleached Kiss You Goodbye Don't You Think You've Had Enough? (Dead Oceans)
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10:01am Bongwater Schmoozedance The Big Sell-Out (Shimmy Disc)
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8/17 - 9am hour
9:56am Angel Olsen All Mirrors All Mirrors (Jagjaguwar)
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She & Him - Classics album artwork 9:52am She & Him Stay Awhile Classics (Columbia)
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9:48am NOMO Local Nu Tones New Tones (Ubiquity)
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9:45am Violent Femmes I'm Not Gonna Cry Hotel Last Resort (Add It Up Productions)
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9:41am The Bamboos Stop By Special Arrangement (Pacific Theatre)
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9:37am Bon Iver Holyfields, i,i (Jagjaguwar)
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9:34am Califone Local Stepdaughter Quicksand/Cradlesnakes (Thrill Jockey)
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9:29am Tubeway Army Down in the Park Replicas (Beggars Banquet)
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9:25am Marika Hackman hold on Any Human Friend (Sub Pop)
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The Hollies - Dear Eloise/King Midas In Reverse album artwork 9:22am The Hollies King Midas in Reverse Dear Eloise/King Midas In Reverse (Sundazed)
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9:18am Martina Topley-Bird Need One Quixotic (Independiente)
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9:15am Jay Som Anak Ko Anak Ko (Polyvinyl)
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