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DJ Swallow DJ Profile

I was a college radio DJ and station manager in the early 90’s and over 20 years later, I discovered CHIRP as a listener and now I’m back on the air as a DJ. I also volunteer as the CHIRP marketing director. You can hear my show Monday nights from 6pm-8pm on 107.1FM and chirpradio.org playing a mix of indie, punk, jazz, blues, psych, soul, early rock-n-roll, and of course, local Chicago music. 

I am a life-long Chicago area resident and have lived on the city’s Northside for over 20 years. My other time is spent as an artist - creating cityscape paintings and photographs of architecture. My studio is located at the Cornelia Arts Building - one of the oldest working art studio buildings in Chicago.

You can listen to DJ Swallow's two most recent shows here.

DJ Swallow's Playlists

11/30 - 7pm hour
7:52pm John Coltrane Lush Life Lush Life (Prestige)
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7:46pm Atmosphere Space Is Safe The Day Before Halloween (Rhymesayers)
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7:40pm Teenage Fanclub Home Endless Arcade (Merge)
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7:38pm Adulkt Life Whistle Country Book Of Curses (What's Your Rupture?)
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7:33pm Morrissey Alsatian Cousin Viva Hate (EMI Centenary Edition) (Sire)
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7:30pm William Steffey Local So Wrong single (Aquariphone)
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7:27pm Luke Titus Local I've Tried Plasma (Sooper)
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7:22pm Magik Markers You Can Find Me 2020 (Drag City)
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7:20pm The Kinks Look For Me Baby Kinda Kinks (Pye)
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7:17pm The dB's Black and White* Stands for Decibels/Repercussion (Collector's Choice)
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7:14pm Smokescreens On and On A Strange Dream (Slumberland)
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7:09pm The Sea and Cake Local Crossing Line Everybody (Thrill Jockey)
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7:06pm Girlhood It Might Take a Woman Girlhood (Team Talk)
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7:01pm The Human League Love Action (I Believe in Love) Dare (Virgin)
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11/30 - 6pm hour
6:57pm Ela Minus dominique acts of rebellion (Domino)
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6:51pm Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Giving Up Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Rendition Is In) (Daptone)
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6:46pm Charles Bradley Victim of Love (Electric Version) (feat. The Sha La Das) Black Velvet (Daptone)
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6:41pm Azymuth, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge Sumaré Azymuth JID004 (Jazz is Dead)
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6:35pm The Darrows Is It You Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground (1983-1987) (Captured Tracks)
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6:31pm Siouxsie & The Banshees The Killing Jar Peepshow (Geffen)
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6:29pm Lala Lala Local Destroyer The Lamb (Hardly Art)
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6:23pm Gorillaz The Valley Of The Pagans Song Machine: Season One - Strange Timez (Parlophone/Warner)
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6:20pm Purple Mountains All My Happiness Is Gone Purple Mountains (Drag City)
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6:15pm Rob Mazurek & Exploding Star Orchestra Local Parable of Inclusion Dimensional Stardust (International Anthem/Nonesuch)
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6:08pm Roxy Music Do The Strand For Your Pleasure (Island)
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6:01pm Cave Local The Juan Allways (Drag City)
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11/23 - 7pm hour
7:54pm John Coltrane Traneing In Blue World (Impulse!)
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7:51pm Bob Dylan You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go Blood On The Tracks (Columbia)
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7:47pm Seu Jorge Rebel Rebel The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions (Hollywood Records)
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7:45pm Adrianne Lenker half return Songs (4AD)
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