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DJ Swallow DJ Profile

I was a college radio DJ and station manager in the early 90’s and in 2010, I discovered CHIRP as a listener and have volunteered for the station since 2015. 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'm also the station's Marketing Director, helping to get the word out about CHIRP.

I am a life-long Chicago area resident and have lived on the city’s Northside for 27 years. My other time is spent as an artist - creating cityscape paintings and photographs of architecture. Follow me on Instagram.

You can listen to DJ Swallow's two most recent shows below.

Check out the list of my favorite music from 2022.

DJ Swallow's Playlists

5/29 - 7pm hour
7:55pm BassKase Local Very High Noon Very High Noon (Soundpoint)
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Spoon - Gimme Fiction album artwork 7:52pm Spoon I Turn My Camera On Gimme Fiction (Merge)
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Romeo Void - Benefactor album artwork 7:47pm Romeo Void Never Say Never Benefactor (Columbia)
Track Notes: 1982 Buy Romeo Void Benefactor at Reckless Records Buy Romeo Void at iTunes Buy Romeo Void Benefactor at eMusic Add to Collection
Primitives - lovely album artwork 7:44pm Primitives Crash lovely (RCA)
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Sam Prekop - Who 7:41pm Sam Prekop Local Chicago People Who's Your New Professor? (Thrill Jockey)
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James Ellis Ford - The Hum album artwork 7:39pm James Ellis Ford Squeaky Wheel The Hum (Warp)
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7:34pm Impulsive Hearts Local Telephone Girl Cry All The Time (Midwest Action/Cavity Search)
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Blondie - Eat To The Beat album artwork 7:31pm Blondie Dreaming Eat To The Beat (Chrysalis)
Track Notes: 1979 Buy Blondie Eat To The Beat at Reckless Records Buy Blondie at iTunes Buy Blondie Eat To The Beat at eMusic Add to Collection
The Lemon Twigs - Everything Harmony album artwork 7:28pm The Lemon Twigs Corner of My Eye Everything Harmony (Captured Tracks)
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Durand Jones - Wait Til I Get Over album artwork 7:23pm Durand Jones See It Through Wait Til I Get Over (Dead Oceans)
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Brittain Ashford - Trotter album artwork 7:19pm Brittain Ashford Could've Done You Better Trotter (Misra)
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7:19pm Nilüfer Yanya midnight sun PAINLESS (ATO)
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Whitney 7:10pm Whitney's Playland Backwards Forever Sunset Sea Breeze (Meritorio/Paisley Shirt)
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Joe Jackson - Look Sharp album artwork 7:09pm Joe Jackson One More Time Look Sharp (A&M)
Track Notes: 1979 Buy Joe Jackson Look Sharp at Reckless Records Buy Joe Jackson at iTunes Buy Joe Jackson Look Sharp at eMusic Add to Collection
The Salt Collective - Life album artwork 7:02pm The Salt Collective Not Going Back (feat. Chris Stamey, Pat Sansone) Life (Propeller Sound)
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5/29 - 6pm hour
Alex Lahey - The Answer Is Always Yes album artwork 6:59pm Alex Lahey Good Time The Answer Is Always Yes (Liberation)
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6:53pm Baby Teeth Local Bleeding Edge of the World Carry On Regardless (self-released)
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Sault - 5 album artwork 6:50pm Sault Let Me Go 5 (Forever Living Originals)
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Jimmy Cliff - The Best of Jimmy Cliff album artwork 6:45pm Jimmy Cliff Vietnam The Best of Jimmy Cliff (EMI)
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The Miles Davis Quintet - Relaxin 6:40pm The Miles Davis Quintet I Could Write a Book Relaxin' with The Miles Davis Quintet (Prestige)
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The Raspberries - Capitol Collectors Series album artwork 6:35pm The Raspberries I Wanna Be with You Capitol Collectors Series (Capitol)
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The Cars - The Cars album artwork 6:31pm The Cars You're All I've Got Tonight The Cars (Elektra)
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Olivia Jean - Raving Ghost album artwork 6:30pm Olivia Jean Raving Ghost Raving Ghost (Third Man)
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The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs, Vol. 1 album artwork 6:25pm The Magnetic Fields I Don't Want To Get Over You 69 Love Songs, Vol. 1 (Merge)
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Esther Rose - Safe To Run album artwork 6:22pm Esther Rose Spider Safe To Run (New West)
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Esther Rose - Safe To Run album artwork 6:22pm Esther Rose Spider Safe To Run (New West)
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6:17pm Justin Sconza Local We Wanna Be Alright Parlor (self-released)
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Best Coast - Crazy For You album artwork 6:14pm Best Coast Summer Mood Crazy For You (Mexican Summer)
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The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin album artwork 6:06pm The Flaming Lips Feeling Yourself Disintegrate The Soft Bulletin (Warner Bros.)
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Tame Impala - The Slow Rush album artwork 6:02pm Tame Impala It Might Be Time The Slow Rush (Interscope)
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