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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

9/1 - 11pm hour
LUMP - Animal album artwork 11:09pm LUMP Gamma Ray Animal (Partisan/Chrysalis)
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Earth, Wind & Fire - Faces album artwork 11:03pm Earth, Wind & Fire Local And Love Goes On Faces (Columbia)
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11:00pm Vince Lawrence and Chuck Roberts Local This is Chicago House! This is Chicago House! (single) (Slang)
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9/1 - 10pm hour
10:57pm Jyroscope & Montana Macks Local WORK HAPPY MEDIUM (Self-released)
Buy Jyroscope & Montana Macks HAPPY MEDIUM at Reckless Records Buy Jyroscope & Montana Macks at iTunes Buy Jyroscope & Montana Macks HAPPY MEDIUM at eMusic Add to Collection
Belle & Sebastian - How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1) album artwork 10:51pm Belle & Sebastian We Were Beautiful How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1) (Matador)
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10:47pm Cry Baby She Likes to Get High Everything I Didn't Say (self-released)
Buy Cry Baby Everything I Didn't Say at Reckless Records Buy Cry Baby at iTunes Buy Cry Baby Everything I Didn't Say at eMusic Add to Collection
10:42pm Iverson The Void Within (feat. Diane Coffee) The Void Within (single) (self-released)
Buy Iverson The Void Within (single) at Reckless Records Buy Iverson at iTunes Buy Iverson The Void Within (single) at eMusic Add to Collection
10:37pm Naika For Gerard Lost in Paradise, Pt. 2 (self-released)
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koleżanka - Place Is album artwork 10:34pm koleżanka A Mouthful Place Is (Bar/None)
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James McMurtry - The Horses and the Hounds album artwork 10:29pm James McMurtry Jackie The Horses and the Hounds (New West)
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Ty Segall - Harmonizer album artwork 10:22pm Ty Segall Erased Harmonizer (Drag City)
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Rod Stewart - Gasoline Alley album artwork 10:15pm Rod Stewart Cut Across Shorty Gasoline Alley (Mercury)
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Nas - King 10:11pm Nas Nobody (feat. Ms. Lauryn Hill) King's Disease II (Mass Appeal/The Orchard)
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Yola - Stand For Myself album artwork 10:10pm Yola Be My Friend Stand For Myself (Easy Eye Sound/Concord)
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Lee "Scratch" Perry - Panic in Babylon album artwork 10:02pm Lee "Scratch" Perry I Am a Psychiatrist Panic in Babylon (Damp)
Track Notes: RIP Buy Lee "Scratch" Perry Panic in Babylon at Reckless Records Buy Lee "Scratch" Perry at iTunes Buy Lee "Scratch" Perry Panic in Babylon at eMusic Add to Collection
8/25 - 11pm hour
11:57pm Tom T. Hall Sneaky Snake Country Songs for Children (Mercury)
Buy Tom T. Hall Country Songs for Children at Reckless Records Buy Tom T. Hall at iTunes Buy Tom T. Hall Country Songs for Children at eMusic Add to Collection
Burr Oak - Late Bloomer album artwork 11:53pm Burr Oak Local The Crowd Late Bloomer (Self-Released)
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Dream Version - Dream Version album artwork 11:47pm Dream Version Local A Mind Can Change Dream Version (Self-released)
Buy Dream Version Dream Version at Reckless Records Buy Dream Version at iTunes Buy Dream Version Dream Version at eMusic Add to Collection
Wednesday - Twin Plagues album artwork 11:44pm Wednesday One More Last One Twin Plagues (Orindal)
Buy Wednesday Twin Plagues at Reckless Records Buy Wednesday at iTunes Buy Wednesday Twin Plagues at eMusic Add to Collection
The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks (1964-1971) album artwork 11:40pm The Rolling Stones 19th Nervous Breakdown Hot Rocks (1964-1971) (ABKCO)
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Jana Rush - Painful Enlightenment album artwork 11:33pm Jana Rush Local Painful Enlightenment Painful Enlightenment (Planet Mu)
Buy Jana Rush Painful Enlightenment at Reckless Records Buy Jana Rush at iTunes Buy Jana Rush Painful Enlightenment at eMusic Add to Collection
Eartha Kitt - That Bad Eartha album artwork 11:29pm Eartha Kitt I Want to Be Evil That Bad Eartha (RCA Victor)
Track Notes: Nicky! Buy Eartha Kitt That Bad Eartha at Reckless Records Buy Eartha Kitt at iTunes Buy Eartha Kitt That Bad Eartha at eMusic Add to Collection
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram - 662 album artwork 11:25pm Christone "Kingfish" Ingram Another Life Goes By 662 (Alligator)
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The Everly Brothers - It 11:22pm The Everly Brothers So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) It's Everly Time (Warner Bros.)
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The Bomb - The Challenger album artwork 11:19pm The Bomb Hey World The Challenger (No Idea)
Track Notes: Stephen! Buy The Bomb The Challenger at Reckless Records Buy The Bomb at iTunes Buy The Bomb The Challenger at eMusic Add to Collection
11:17pm Fashion Pimps & the Glamazons Free World Jazz 4 Johnny (Feel It)
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The Ronettes - Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica album artwork 11:11pm The Ronettes Walking in the Rain Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica (Philles)
Track Notes: Josh! Buy The Ronettes Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica at Reckless Records Buy The Ronettes at iTunes Buy The Ronettes Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica at eMusic Add to Collection
Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few - Cosmic Transitions album artwork 11:04pm Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few Local Part I. Forgiveness Cosmic Transitions (Division 81)
Buy Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few Cosmic Transitions at Reckless Records Buy Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few at iTunes Buy Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few Cosmic Transitions at eMusic Add to Collection
Chicago - Chicago X album artwork 11:01pm Chicago Local Another Rainy Day in New York City Chicago X (Columbia)
Track Notes: Andrew! Buy Chicago Chicago X at Reckless Records Buy Chicago at iTunes Buy Chicago Chicago X at eMusic Add to Collection
8/25 - 10pm hour
10:57pm CLOUDLAND ST ELMO Where We Meet (self-released)
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