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Scott McKenna DJ Profile

As a kid, Scott went to bed with a transistor radio smooshed under a pillow. It was probably tuned to WLS AM 89 where he remembers listening to DJ Jeff Davis count down the top 89 songs of 1979 on New Year's Eve (#1 was "My Sharona" by The Knack), and first feeling the bittersweet passage of time as an 8-year-old.

During his sneaky radio listening, Scott also heard the first song that scared him: Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2". The choir of children was creepy AF and at just 8, it was a powerful experience.

This is to say that radio and music have been there from the very beginning. At CHIRP, Scott’s found the perfect place to keep discovering new and wonderful music and share it with everyone. Great music can evoke a wide range of emotions that include feeling bittersweet or creeped-out, and Scott likes all the feels.

Scott’s show is there for all your nighttime emotional needs.
Tune in on Wednesday nights from 10p-12a, and he’ll get you through until sleepy time.

Nighty night.

Scott McKenna's Playlists

7/7 - 11pm hour
11:58pm Daniel Lanois Torn Again (feat. Leonard Cohen) Torn Again (single) (eOne Music)
Buy Daniel Lanois Torn Again (single) at Reckless Records Buy Daniel Lanois at iTunes Buy Daniel Lanois Torn Again (single) at eMusic Add to Collection
11:53pm Blind Willie Johnson Dark Was the Night - Cold Was the Ground Dark Was the Night - Cold Was the Ground / It's Nobody's Fault But Mine (Columbia)
Track Notes: 1928 Buy Blind Willie Johnson Dark Was the Night - Cold Was the Ground / It's Nobody's Fault But Mine at Reckless Records Buy Blind Willie Johnson at iTunes Buy Blind Willie Johnson Dark Was the Night - Cold Was the Ground / It's Nobody's Fault But Mine at eMusic Add to Collection
Four Tops - Reach Out album artwork 11:51pm Four Tops Walk Away Renée Reach Out (Motown)
Track Notes: 1968 Buy Four Tops Reach Out at Reckless Records Buy Four Tops at iTunes Buy Four Tops Reach Out at eMusic Add to Collection
Walter Jackson - I Want To Come Back As A Song album artwork 11:47pm Walter Jackson Local Baby I Love Your Way I Want To Come Back As A Song (Chi Sounds)
Buy Walter Jackson I Want To Come Back As A Song at Reckless Records Buy Walter Jackson at iTunes Buy Walter Jackson I Want To Come Back As A Song at eMusic Add to Collection
Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth - Utopian Ashes album artwork 11:43pm Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth Chase It Down Utopian Ashes (Third Man)
Buy Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth Utopian Ashes at Reckless Records Buy Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth at iTunes Buy Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth Utopian Ashes at eMusic Add to Collection
11:33pm Lightfoils Local Sunblind Sunblind/Honeydew (single) (self-released)
Buy Lightfoils Sunblind/Honeydew (single) at Reckless Records Buy Lightfoils at iTunes Buy Lightfoils Sunblind/Honeydew (single) at eMusic Add to Collection
11:27pm Deafheaven Great Mass of Color Infinite Granite (Sargent House)
Track Notes: New album - 08/06 Buy Deafheaven Infinite Granite at Reckless Records Buy Deafheaven at iTunes Buy Deafheaven Infinite Granite at eMusic Add to Collection
Robbie Fulks - Gone Away Backward album artwork 11:21pm Robbie Fulks Local Rose of the Summer Gone Away Backward (Bloodshot)
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The Pine Valley Cosmonauts - Salute the Majesty of Bob Wills album artwork 11:18pm The Pine Valley Cosmonauts Local Steel Guitar Rag Salute the Majesty of Bob Wills (Bloodshot)
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Pokey LaFarge - Manic Revelations album artwork 11:14pm Pokey LaFarge Wellington Manic Revelations (Rounder)
Track Notes: 07/14 @ SPACE Buy Pokey LaFarge Manic Revelations at Reckless Records Buy Pokey LaFarge at iTunes Buy Pokey LaFarge Manic Revelations at eMusic Add to Collection
Tkay Maidza - Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3 album artwork 11:09pm Tkay Maidza Cashmere Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3 (4AD)
Buy Tkay Maidza Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3 at Reckless Records Buy Tkay Maidza at iTunes Buy Tkay Maidza Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3 at eMusic Add to Collection
11:08pm Makaya McCraven Local Half Steppin' Universal Beings E & F Sides (International Anthem)
Track Notes: 07/09 @ Thalia Hall Buy Makaya McCraven Universal Beings E & F Sides at Reckless Records Buy Makaya McCraven at iTunes Buy Makaya McCraven Universal Beings E & F Sides at eMusic Add to Collection
Bananarama - Wow! album artwork 11:01pm Bananarama I Heard a Rumour Wow! (London)
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7/7 - 10pm hour
Robin S - Show Me Love album artwork 10:57pm Robin S Show Me Love Show Me Love (Atlantic)
Track Notes: 1993 Buy Robin S Show Me Love at Reckless Records Buy Robin S at iTunes Buy Robin S Show Me Love at eMusic Add to Collection
Roy Davis Jr. - Can You Jack? Chicago Acid And Experimental House 1985-95 album artwork 10:51pm Roy Davis Jr. Local Acid Bass Can You Jack? Chicago Acid And Experimental House 1985-95 (Soul Jazz)
Buy Roy Davis Jr. Can You Jack? Chicago Acid And Experimental House 1985-95 at Reckless Records Buy Roy Davis Jr. at iTunes Buy Roy Davis Jr. Can You Jack? Chicago Acid And Experimental House 1985-95 at eMusic Add to Collection
The Mountain Goats - Dark in Here album artwork 10:47pm The Mountain Goats Dark in Here Dark in Here (Merge)
Buy The Mountain Goats Dark in Here at Reckless Records Buy The Mountain Goats at iTunes Buy The Mountain Goats Dark in Here at eMusic Add to Collection
10:46pm Too Much Joy Worse Son of Sam I Am (Alias)
Buy Too Much Joy Son of Sam I Am at Reckless Records Buy Too Much Joy at iTunes Buy Too Much Joy Son of Sam I Am at eMusic Add to Collection
10:40pm Cheekface We Need a Bigger Dumpster We Need a Bigger Dumpster (single) (self-released)
Buy Cheekface We Need a Bigger Dumpster (single) at Reckless Records Buy Cheekface at iTunes Buy Cheekface We Need a Bigger Dumpster (single) at eMusic Add to Collection
Tegan and Sara - So Jealous album artwork 10:38pm Tegan and Sara Walking with a Ghost So Jealous (Vapor)
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10:33pm Mickey Gilley I Ain't Bo Diddley I Ain't Bo Diddley (single) (San)
Buy Mickey Gilley I Ain't Bo Diddley (single) at Reckless Records Buy Mickey Gilley at iTunes Buy Mickey Gilley I Ain't Bo Diddley (single) at eMusic Add to Collection
10:32pm Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones Some Advice Here to Tell the Tale (SOWER)
Buy Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones Here to Tell the Tale at Reckless Records Buy Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones at iTunes Buy Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones Here to Tell the Tale at eMusic Add to Collection
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley Is a... Lover album artwork 10:27pm Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Is a Lover Bo Diddley Is a... Lover (Checker)
Buy Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Is a... Lover at Reckless Records Buy Bo Diddley at iTunes Buy Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Is a... Lover at eMusic Add to Collection
Boards of Canada - Geogaddi album artwork 10:21pm Boards of Canada Music Is Math Geogaddi (Warp)
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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Butterfly 3000 album artwork 10:14pm King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Catching Smoke Butterfly 3000 (KGLW)
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Missy Elliott - Da Real World album artwork 10:10pm Missy Elliott Hot Boyz Da Real World (The Goldmind Inc./EastWest)
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10:05pm LEXXE Monster Meet Me in the Shadows (self-released)
Track Notes: Sully! Buy LEXXE Meet Me in the Shadows at Reckless Records Buy LEXXE at iTunes Buy LEXXE Meet Me in the Shadows at eMusic Add to Collection
Sault - 10:02pm Sault London Gangs 'NINE' (Forever Living Originals)
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7/7 - 9pm hour
Shungudzo - I 9:59pm Shungudzo It's a good day (to fight the system) I'm not a mother, but I have children (BMG)
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6/30 - 11pm hour
11:55pm The Tim Stine Trio Local Object Fresh Demons (Astral Spirits)
Track Notes: 07/05 @ Livestream Buy The Tim Stine Trio Fresh Demons at Reckless Records Buy The Tim Stine Trio at iTunes Buy The Tim Stine Trio Fresh Demons at eMusic Add to Collection
Mia Doi Todd - Music Life album artwork 11:45pm Mia Doi Todd Little Bird Music Life (City Zen)
Track Notes: Andrew! Buy Mia Doi Todd Music Life at Reckless Records Buy Mia Doi Todd at iTunes Buy Mia Doi Todd Music Life at eMusic Add to Collection
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