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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

6/18 - 7pm hour
7:56pm The Juan MacLean What Do You Feel Free About? single (DFA)
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The Lemonheads - It 7:50pm The Lemonheads Rudderless It's A Shame About Ray (Atlantic)
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Wand - Perfume album artwork 7:46pm Wand Pure Romance Perfume (Drag City)
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Lucille Furs - Lucille Furs album artwork 7:43pm Lucille Furs Local Pink Noise Lucille Furs (self-released)
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Snail Mail - Lush album artwork 7:40pm Snail Mail Full Control Lush (Matador)
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Lester Young - Just You, Just Me album artwork 7:36pm Lester Young Be Bop Boogie Just You, Just Me (Parker Records)
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7:32pm Wallace "Pine Top" Johnson and Maudie Shirley with Jasper Love Stackalee and Billy Lyons Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris (Dust-to-Digital)
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The Midnight Hour - The Midnight Hour album artwork 7:29pm The Midnight Hour Questions (featuring CeeLo Green) The Midnight Hour (Linear Labs)
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Arcade Fire - Funeral album artwork 7:21pm Arcade Fire Wake Up Funeral (Merge)
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Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene album artwork 7:17pm Broken Social Scene Windsurfing Nation Broken Social Scene (Arts & Crafts)
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Jennifer Castle - Angels of Death album artwork 7:14pm Jennifer Castle Rose Waterfalls Angels of Death (Paradise of Bachelors)
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Maps & Atlases - Lightlessness Is Nothing New album artwork 7:06pm Maps & Atlases Local Violet Threaded Lightlessness Is Nothing New (Barsuk)
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Filthy Friends - Invitation album artwork 7:02pm Filthy Friends Windmill Invitation (Kill Rock Stars)
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Best Coast - Crazy For You album artwork 7:00pm Best Coast Summer Mood Crazy For You (Mexican Summer)
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6/18 - 6pm hour
6:57pm Dan Rico Local Desiree Dreamy (The Minimal Beat Ltd.)
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6:50pm Pablo All Stars Jam Donna Lee Pablo Live Montreux '77 (Pablo)
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Natalie Prass - The Future And The Past album artwork 6:45pm Natalie Prass Sisters The Future And The Past (ATO)
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Weeping Bong Band - Weeping Bong Band album artwork 6:36pm Weeping Bong Band Replay Weeping Bong Band (Feeding Tube)
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Naked Raygun - Understand? album artwork 6:30pm Naked Raygun Local Entrapment Understand? (Caroline)
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6:29pm Swimsuit Addition Local Need You Dumb Dora (Midwest Action)
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The Dead Milkmen - Beelzebubba album artwork 6:27pm The Dead Milkmen Born to Love Volcanos Beelzebubba (Enigma)
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Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque album artwork 6:21pm Teenage Fanclub What You Do to Me Bandwagonesque (DGC)
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Dear Nora - Skulls Example album artwork 6:20pm Dear Nora Black Truck Skulls Example (Orindal)
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6:18pm Ellie Greenwhich Baby Northern Soul Weekender (Charly)
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Neko Case - Hell-On album artwork 6:14pm Neko Case Dirty Diamond Hell-On (Anti-)
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The Posies - Frosting on the Beater album artwork 6:08pm The Posies Dream All Day Frosting on the Beater (DGC)
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Ride - Tomorrow 6:05pm Ride Keep It Surreal Tomorrow's Shore (Wichita)
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6/13 - 7pm hour
Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth album artwork 7:55pm Kamasi Washington Street Fighter Mas Heaven and Earth (Young Turks/XL)
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7:51pm Negative Scanner Local Nose Picker Nose Picker (Trouble in Mind)
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Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine album artwork 7:48pm Nine Inch Nails Down In It Pretty Hate Machine (TVT)
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