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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. Check out the last two weeks of my show archive here.

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.

DJ Swallow's Playlists

12/11 - 7pm hour
7:54pm Otto Feuer spucken Over the Top Orchester (Bureau B)
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7:49pm The Arrows Local We Have Love Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label (Numero Group)
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7:45pm Jeff Parker & the New Breed Local Max Brown (Pt. 1) TBD LP (International Anthem/Nonesuch)
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7:40pm Sefi Zisling High Ride Expanse (Tru Thoughts)
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7:34pm The The Sweet Bird of Truth Infected (CBS)
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The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico album artwork 7:30pm The Velvet Underground Femme Fatale The Velvet Underground & Nico (Verve)
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7:24pm The Good Ones Despite It All I Still Love You, Dear Friend (featuring Tunde Adebimpe) Rwanda, You Should Be Loved (ANTI-)
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7:19pm Violent Femmes Kiss Off Violent Femmes (Concord)
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7:15pm Jeffrey Lewis & the Voltage LPs Bad Wiring (Don Giovanni)
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7:13pm Hélène Barbier Discipline Alley Have You Met Elliott? (Emotional Response)
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7:08pm Joybird Local The Sweetness Too Late to Pray: Defiant Chicago Roots (Bloodshot)
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The Records - Smashes, Crashes And Near Misses album artwork 7:03pm The Records Starry Eyes Smashes, Crashes And Near Misses (Virgin)
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7:00pm The Zombies I Want Her She Wants Me Odessey & Oracle (The Mono Album) (Date)
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12/11 - 6pm hour
6:58pm Sidney Bechet Copenhagen Triple Best Of (Capital)
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6:52pm The Clash Rudie Can't Fail London Calling (Epic)
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Gorillaz - Plastic Beach album artwork 6:48pm Gorillaz Welcome To The World Of The Plastic Beach (featuring Snoop Dogg & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) Plastic Beach (Virgin)
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6:42pm Omar Souleyman Shlon Shlon (Mad Decent)
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6:35pm Bill Callahan So Long, Marianne single (Drag City)
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6:31pm Big Star Watch The Sunrise #1 Record/Radio City (Ardent)
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Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker - Little Common Twist album artwork 6:27pm Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker Local Half Joking Little Common Twist (Thrill Jockey)
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6:22pm Kishi Bashi A Song for You Omoiyari (Joyful Noise)
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6:20pm Gang Starr Bad Name One of the Best Yet (Gang Starr Enterprises)
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6:16pm Luggage Local Rain Shift (Corpse Flower)
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6:09pm Of Montreal Peace to the Freaks UR FUN (Polyvinyl)
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6:06pm Roxy Music Street Life Stranded (Island)
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Joy Division - Substance 1977-1980 album artwork 6:04pm Joy Division Komakino Substance 1977-1980 (Universal)
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12/2 - 7pm hour
7:57pm Curtis Mayfield Local Give Me Your Love Superfly (Curtom)
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7:49pm Kreidler Nesindano Flood (Bureau B)
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7:45pm The Flaming Lips Turn It On Transmissions From The Satellite Heart (Warner Bros.)
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7:42pm United Waters Arrowheads Coma to Coma (Drawing Room)
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