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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.

DJ Swallow's Playlists

9/14 - 7pm hour
7:54pm Stereolab Caleidoscopic Gaze Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night (Elektra)
Track Notes: 1999 Buy Stereolab Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night at Reckless Records Buy Stereolab at iTunes Buy Stereolab Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night at eMusic Add to Collection
7:47pm The Limiñanas Garden of Love Malamore (Hozac)
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7:43pm Advance Base Local Summer Music Live at Home (self-released)
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7:40pm Whitney Local Strange Overtones Candid (Secretly Canadian)
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7:37pm Liza Anne I Shouldn't Ghost My Therapist Bad Vacation (Hardly Art)
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7:31pm Fontaines D.C. Televised Mind A Hero's Death (Partisan)
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7:27pm Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Falling Thunder Sideways to New Italy (Sub Pop)
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7:24pm The Chamber Strings Local The Race Is On Gospel Morning (Pravda Archives)
Track Notes: Reissue of their 1997 debut. Buy The Chamber Strings Gospel Morning at Reckless Records Buy The Chamber Strings at iTunes Buy The Chamber Strings Gospel Morning at eMusic Add to Collection
7:20pm Gang of Four I Found That Essence Rare Entertainment! (EMI)
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7:17pm Sweeping Promises Upright Hunger for a Way Out (Feel It)
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7:14pm Kelly Lee Owens Melt! Inner Song (Smalltown Supersound)
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7:07pm Depeche Mode Never Let Me Down Again Music for the Masses (Sire)
Track Notes: 1987 Buy Depeche Mode Music for the Masses at Reckless Records Buy Depeche Mode at iTunes Buy Depeche Mode Music for the Masses at eMusic Add to Collection
7:02pm Pablo All Stars Jam Donna Lee Pablo Live Montreux '77: The Jam Sessions (Pablo)
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9/14 - 6pm hour
6:55pm Helvetia Devastating Map This Devastating Map (Joyful Noise)
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6:50pm Can Vitamin C Ege Bamyasi (Spoon)
Track Notes: 1972 Buy Can Ege Bamyasi at Reckless Records Buy Can at iTunes Buy Can Ege Bamyasi at eMusic Add to Collection
6:46pm Fantastic Negrito Chocolate Samurai Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? (Cooking Vinyl Limited)
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6:43pm Duran Duran Planet Earth Duran Duran (Capitol)
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6:39pm Dent May Sea Salt & Caramel Late Checkout (Car Park)
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6:37pm The Jam Town Called Malice Beat Surrender (Polygram)
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6:31pm Major Lance It's The Beat The Northern Soul Story Vol 1: The Twisted Wheel (Sony Music)
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6:27pm Rain Parade Talking in My Sleep Emergency Third Rail Power Trip (Enigma)
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6:23pm Cold Beaches Local Problems and Heartache (I Got Them) Drifter (self-released)
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6:19pm Throwing Muses Dark Blue Sun Racket (Fire)
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6:15pm Half Gringa Local Transitive Property Force to Reckon (self-released)
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6:08pm Nick Drake One Of These Things First* Bryter Layter (Island)
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6:03pm Andrew Bird Local Masterswarm Noble Beast (Fat Possum)
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9/7 - 7pm hour
7:52pm Jake Wark Quartet Local Campfire Scrawl (Amalgam)
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7:46pm R.E.M. Try Not To Breathe Automatic For the People (Warner Bros.)
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7:44pm illuminati hotties b yr own b FREE I.H: This Is Not the One You've Been Waiting For (self-released)
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7:40pm The Chamber Strings Local Telegram Gospel Morning (Pravda Archives)
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