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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

5/10 - 7pm hour
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses album artwork 7:52pm The Stone Roses I Am The Resurrection* The Stone Roses (Silvertone)
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Paper Mice - 1-800-MONDAYS album artwork 7:47pm Paper Mice Local The Cynic Route 1-800-MONDAYS (Three One G)
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Morphine - Cure For Pain album artwork 7:44pm Morphine Buena Cure For Pain (Rykodisc)
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Jupiter & Okwess - Na Kozonga album artwork 7:39pm Jupiter & Okwess Abalegele Gale (featuring Preservation Hall Jazz Band) Na Kozonga (Everloving)
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Dinosaur Jr. - Sweep It Into Space album artwork 7:33pm Dinosaur Jr. And Me Sweep It Into Space (Jagjaguwar)
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7:30pm The Embryos Local Rattlesnakes [Radio Edit] National Absurdatory (self-released)
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7:25pm The Handcuffs Local Love Me While You Can Burn The Rails (Color Red)
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Beth Orton - Comfort of Strangers album artwork 7:21pm Beth Orton Rectify Comfort of Strangers (Astralwerks)
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The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin album artwork 7:17pm The Flaming Lips What Is The Light? The Soft Bulletin (Warner Bros.)
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7:12pm Gary Bartz, Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad The Message Gary Bartz JID006 (Jazz is Dead)
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The Pretty Things - S. F. Sorrow album artwork 7:07pm The Pretty Things Walking Through My Dreams S. F. Sorrow (Columbia)
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The Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia album artwork 7:03pm The Dandy Warhols Bohemian Like You Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia (Capitol)
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Ex Hex - Rips album artwork 7:00pm Ex Hex Don't Wanna Lose Rips (Merge)
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5/10 - 6pm hour
Vanessa Peters - Modern Age album artwork 6:56pm Vanessa Peters Valley of Ashes Modern Age (Idol)
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Field Music - Flat White Moon album artwork 6:52pm Field Music In This City Flat White Moon (Memphis Industries)
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INXS - Shabooh Shoobah album artwork 6:47pm INXS To Look At You Shabooh Shoobah (Warner Bros.)
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6:43pm Secret Colours Local Changes in Nature Dream Dream (self-released)
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6:39pm Mojave 3 Trying To Reach You Excuses For Travellers (4AD)
Track Notes: 2000 Buy Mojave 3 Excuses For Travellers at Reckless Records Buy Mojave 3 at iTunes Buy Mojave 3 Excuses For Travellers at eMusic Add to Collection
Nick Waterhouse - Promenade Blue album artwork 6:34pm Nick Waterhouse Fugitive Lover Promenade Blue (Innovative Leisure)
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Charles Bradley - Black Velvet album artwork 6:31pm Charles Bradley Stay Away Black Velvet (Daptone)
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Raquel Rodriguez - Sweet Side album artwork 6:28pm Raquel Rodriguez Undone Sweet Side (self-released)
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Spoon - Transference album artwork 6:23pm Spoon Is Love Forever? Transference (Merge)
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6:18pm The Mysteries of Life Local Jupiter and Saturn Blue Jay (self-released)
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6:16pm Dry Cleaning Strong Feelings New Long Leg (4AD)
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Spread Joy - Spread Joy album artwork 6:10pm Spread Joy Local We're Not the Ones Spread Joy (Feel It)
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PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea album artwork 6:07pm PJ Harvey The Mess We're In (Feat. Thom Yorke) Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea (Island)
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Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy album artwork 6:01pm Led Zeppelin No Quarter Houses of the Holy (Swan Song)
Track Notes: 1973 Buy Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy at Reckless Records Buy Led Zeppelin at iTunes Buy Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy at eMusic Add to Collection
5/3 - 7pm hour
Sonic Youth - A Thousand Leaves album artwork 7:52pm Sonic Youth Wild Flower Soul A Thousand Leaves (DGC)
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7:47pm The Flock Local What Would You Do If The Sun Died 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage & Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records (Sundazed)
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The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man album artwork 7:44pm The Byrds The Bells Of Rhymney Mr. Tambourine Man (Columbia)
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