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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

8/12 - 7pm hour
7:54pm John Coltrane Locomotion Blue Train (Blue Note)
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7:48pm Drab Majesty Oxytocin Modern Mirror (Dais)
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7:44pm Bon Iver Hey, Ma i,i (Jagjaguwar)
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7:42pm Kyle Craft O! Lucky Hand Showboat Honey (Sub Pop)
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Bill Callahan - Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest album artwork 7:38pm Bill Callahan Writing Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest (Drag City)
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Bill Callahan - Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest album artwork 7:38pm Bill Callahan Writing Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest (Drag City)
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7:32pm Priests The Seduction of Kansas The Seduction Of Kansas (Sister Polygon)
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7:30pm Naked Raygun Local I Remember All Rise (Homestead)
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7:28pm The Kinks Tired Of Waiting For You Kinda Kinks (Pye)
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7:25pm The Easybeats Friday on my Mind The Definitive Anthology (Albert)
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Chavez - Better Days Will Haunt You album artwork 7:21pm Chavez Break Up Your Band Better Days Will Haunt You (Matador)
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7:18pm The Pheromoans The Lister County Lines (Alter)
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7:14pm The Curls Local Lemon Lime Bounce House (Diversion)
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The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses album artwork 7:08pm The Stone Roses I Wanna Be Adored* The Stone Roses (Silvertone)
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7:03pm Swervedriver The Lonely Crowd Fades In The Air Future Ruins (Rock Action/Dangerbird)
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8/12 - 6pm hour
6:59pm Radiohead 15 Steps In Rainbows (self-released)
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6:56pm Silver Jews How to Rent a Room The Natural Bridge (Drag City)
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6:47pm Chicago Underground Trio Local Protest Slon (Thrill Jockey)
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6:43pm Isaiah Sharkey Local Cancerian Theme Love is the Key (The Cancerian Theme) (SDM)
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6:38pm Generationals Dream Box Reader As Detective (Polyvinyl)
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6:33pm The Shins New Slang (When You Notice the Oh, Inverted World (Sub Pop)
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The Smiths - Louder Than Bombs album artwork 6:31pm The Smiths Golden Lights Louder Than Bombs (Sire)
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6:26pm Jesca Hoop Death Row Stonechild (Memphis Industries)
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6:20pm Weeping Bong Band Elf's Promise II (Feeding Tube)
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6:19pm The Electric Prunes Get Me to the World on Time Rhino High Five: The Electric Prunes (Rhino)
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Mick Trouble - It 6:16pm Mick Trouble Similar Kicks It's the Mick Trouble LP (Emotional Response)
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6:11pm XTC Are You Receiving Me? Fossil Fuel: The XTC Singles Collection 1977 - 1992 (Virgin)
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Split Single - Metal Frames album artwork 6:06pm Split Single Local Untry Love Metal Frames (self-released)
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6:01pm Ohmme Local Fingerprints Ohmme (Fox Hall)
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8/5 - 7pm hour
7:54pm Wilco Local Sunken Treasure Being There (Reprise)
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