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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.

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

DJ Swallow's Playlists

5/16 - 7pm hour
James Brown - Star Time album artwork 7:55pm James Brown Money Won't Change You Star Time (Polydor)
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Arcade Fire - WE album artwork 7:49pm Arcade Fire WE WE (Columbia)
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Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood album artwork 7:46pm Neko Case Local That Teenage Feeling Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (ANTI-)
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Half Gringa - Force to Reckon album artwork 7:42pm Half Gringa Local Binary Star Force to Reckon (self-released)
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Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See album artwork 7:38pm Mazzy Star Five String Serenade So Tonight That I Might See (Capitol)
Track Notes: Cover of Arthur Lee (of the band Love) Buy Mazzy Star So Tonight That I Might See at Reckless Records Buy Mazzy Star at iTunes Buy Mazzy Star So Tonight That I Might See at eMusic Add to Collection
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire De Melody Nelson album artwork 7:36pm Serge Gainsbourg Valse De Melody Histoire De Melody Nelson (Philips)
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7:31pm Rose Mercie Des Pierres ¿Kieres Agua? (Celluloid Lunch)
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Hatchie - Giving the World Away album artwork 7:27pm Hatchie This Enchanted Giving the World Away (Secretly Canadian)
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7:22pm Red Spot Rhythm Section Local Boys Don't Cry single (self-released)
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7:18pm Hot Chip Down Freakout/Release (Domino)
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Congotronics International - Where 7:15pm Congotronics International Doubt/Hope Where's The One? (Crammed Discs)
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Twin Peaks - Down in Heaven album artwork 7:10pm Twin Peaks Local Walk to the One You Love Down in Heaven (Grand Jury)
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R.E.M. - Chronic Town album artwork 7:07pm R.E.M. 1,000,000 Chronic Town (IRS)
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Echo & the Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here album artwork 7:03pm Echo & the Bunnymen Show of Strength Heaven Up Here (Korova)
Track Notes: 1981 Buy Echo & the Bunnymen Heaven Up Here at Reckless Records Buy Echo & the Bunnymen at iTunes Buy Echo & the Bunnymen Heaven Up Here at eMusic Add to Collection
5/16 - 6pm hour
6:58pm Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever My Echo Endless Rooms (Sub Pop)
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James Elkington - Ever-Roving Eye album artwork 6:54pm James Elkington Local Late Jim's Lament Ever-Roving Eye (Paradise of Bachelors)
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Neil Young - Prairie Wind album artwork 6:50pm Neil Young The Painter Prairie Wind (Reprise)
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The Dead Tongues - Dust album artwork 6:42pm The Dead Tongues Pawnshop Dollar Bills Dust (Psychic Hotline)
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The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin album artwork 6:36pm The Flaming Lips Race For The Prize (Remix) The Soft Bulletin (Warner Bros.)
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6:31pm Tame Impala It Might Be Time The Slow Rush (Interscope)
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Ibibio Sound Machine - Electricity album artwork 6:27pm Ibibio Sound Machine All That You Want Electricity (Merge)
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The Linda Lindas - Growing Up album artwork 6:22pm The Linda Lindas Talking to Myself Growing Up (Epitaph)
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Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt album artwork 6:20pm Waxahatchee Coast to Coast Cerulean Salt (Don Giovanni)
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Deer Scout - Woodpecker album artwork 6:19pm Deer Scout Cup Woodpecker (Carpark)
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6:14pm Sharon Van Etten I'll Try We've Been Going About This All Wrong (Jagjaguwar)
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced album artwork 6:10pm The Jimi Hendrix Experience May This Be Love Are You Experienced (Reprise)
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Jeff Tweedy - Love Is The King album artwork 6:07pm Jeff Tweedy Local Bad Day Lately Love Is The King (dBpm)
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Galaxie 500 - On Fire album artwork 6:01pm Galaxie 500 Ceremony On Fire (Rough Trade)
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5/9 - 7pm hour
Tortoise - Beacons Of Ancestorship album artwork 7:54pm Tortoise Local High Class Slim Came Floatin' In Beacons Of Ancestorship (Thrill Jockey)
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7:50pm Cisco Swank X Luke Titus Local Nothing's Changed ft. Saba Some Things Take Time (Sooper)
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