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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

2/23 - 7pm hour
7:53pm Television Marquee Moon Marquee Moon (Elektra)
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7:48pm Fiona Apple Under the Table Fetch the Bolt Cutters (Epic)
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7:46pm Lou Reed & John Cale Nobody But You Songs for Drella (Sire)
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7:39pm The Notwist Loose Ends Vertigo Days (Morr Music)
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7:35pm The Lemonheads Abandoned (Lucinda Williams cover) Varshons 2 (Fire)
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7:29pm Mike Viola Drug Rug Godmuffin (Good Morning Monkey/Grand Phony)
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7:24pm Femi Kuti Stop the Hate Stop the Hate (Partisan)
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7:21pm The Kinks Picture Book The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Pye)
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7:17pm Reigning Sound Not Far Away Abdication… For Your Love (Merge)
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7:15pm The Goldstars Local With This Ring single (self-released)
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7:09pm Still Corners A Kiss Before Dying The Last Exit (Wrecking Light)
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7:05pm FACS Local Strawberry Cough Present Tense (Trouble in Mind)
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7:00pm The Flaming Lips Convinced Of The Hex Embryonic (Warner Bros.)
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2/23 - 6pm hour
6:54pm Sugar Feeling Better Beaster (Rykodisc)
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6:49pm Pisces Local Dear One Pisces: A Lovely Sight (Numero Group)
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6:45pm Sun June Bad with Time Somewhere (Run for Cover)
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6:43pm Iceage The Holding Hand single (Mexican Summer)
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6:39pm The Fleshtones Child of the Moon Face of the Screaming Werewolf (Yep Roc)
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6:33pm Lee Fields & The Expressions Two Faces It Rains Love (Big Crown)
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6:31pm The Specials Concrete Jungle Specials (2-Tone)
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Bill Jr. Jr. - Homebody album artwork 6:26pm Bill Jr. Jr. Blue Homebody (Bush League)
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6:22pm Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall in Love The Best of Doo Wop Uptempo (Rhino)
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6:19pm Arlo Parks Green Eyes Collapsed in Sunbeams (Transgressive)
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6:14pm Blind Moon Local Hand in Hand Honolulu (self-released)
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6:05pm Miles Davis So What Kind Of Blue (Columbia)
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2/15 - 7pm hour
7:55pm Joshua Abrams' Cloud Script Local In Place of Memory Cloud Script (Rouge Art)
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7:50pm Naked Raygun Local Rat Patrol Throb Throb (Quarterstick)
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7:45pm Japandroids The House That Heaven Built Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl)
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7:42pm Spoon Two Sides/Monsieur Valentine Gimme Fiction (Merge)
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7:39pm Palberta Before I Got Here Palberta5000 (Wharf Cat)
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