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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

10/18 - 7pm hour
Mint Mile - Ambertron album artwork 7:54pm Mint Mile Local Fallen Rock Ambertron (Comedy Minus One)
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Common - A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 album artwork 7:50pm Common Local Poetry (featuring Marcus King & Isaiah Sharkey) A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 (Loma Vista)
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Native Soul - Teenage Dreams album artwork 7:44pm Native Soul Way to Cairo Teenage Dreams (Awesome Tapes from Africa)
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Adia Victoria - A Southern Gothic album artwork 7:41pm Adia Victoria Please Come Down A Southern Gothic (Atlantic)
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Dinosaur Jr. - Sweep It Into Space album artwork 7:34pm Dinosaur Jr. I Ain't Sweep It Into Space (Jagjaguwar)
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Amyl and The Sniffers - Comfort to Me album artwork 7:31pm Amyl and The Sniffers Don't Fence Me In Comfort to Me (ATO)
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7:27pm Calicoco Haunting Underneath (Dadstache)
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William Tyler - Modern Country album artwork 7:22pm William Tyler Albion Moonlight Modern Country (Merge)
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Flowertown - Time Trials album artwork 7:19pm Flowertown Time Trials Time Trials (Paisley Shirt)
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The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead album artwork 7:16pm The Smiths Cemetry Gates The Queen Is Dead (Sire)
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7:14pm The Goldstars Local Stroll in Hell single (self-released)
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Ne-Hi - Offers album artwork 7:06pm Ne-Hi Local Palm of Hand Offers (Grand Jury)
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The Shivas - Feels So Good // Feels So Bad album artwork 7:04pm The Shivas For The Kids Feels So Good // Feels So Bad (Tender Loving Empire)
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The Devotions - Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground album artwork 7:02pm The Devotions Same Old Sweet Lovin' Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground (Numero Group)
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10/18 - 6pm hour
Circuit Des Yeux - -io album artwork 6:57pm Circuit Des Yeux Local Vanishing -io (Matador )
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Joni Mitchell - Mingus album artwork 6:51pm Joni Mitchell The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines Mingus (Asylum)
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Los Camaroes - Cameroon Garage Funk album artwork 6:47pm Los Camaroes Esele Mulema Moam Cameroon Garage Funk (Analog Africa)
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Los Camaroes - Cameroon Garage Funk album artwork 6:47pm Los Camaroes Esele Mulema Moam Cameroon Garage Funk (Analog Africa)
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Lady Blackbird - Black Acid Soul album artwork 6:43pm Lady Blackbird Lost and Looking Black Acid Soul (Foundation Music/BMG)
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Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um album artwork 6:38pm Charles Mingus Jelly Roll Mingus Ah Um (Columbia)
Track Notes: 1959 Buy Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um at Reckless Records Buy Charles Mingus at iTunes Buy Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um at eMusic Add to Collection
6:34pm A.M. Slingers Local Second Guessing A.M. Slingers (Self-released)
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Purple Mountains - Purple Mountains album artwork 6:30pm Purple Mountains All My Happiness Is Gone Purple Mountains (Drag City)
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Smoke Bellow - Open for Business album artwork 6:27pm Smoke Bellow Hannan Open for Business (Trouble in Mind)
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Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights album artwork 6:20pm Interpol Untitled Turn On The Bright Lights (Matador)
Track Notes: 2002 Buy Interpol Turn On The Bright Lights at Reckless Records Buy Interpol at iTunes Buy Interpol Turn On The Bright Lights at eMusic Add to Collection
Matt Berninger - I 6:16pm Matt Berninger I'm Waiting for the Man I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to The Velvet Underground & Nico (Verve)
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Lala Lala - I Want the Door to Open album artwork 6:13pm Lala Lala Local DIVER I Want the Door to Open (Hardly Art)
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6:07pm Roxy Music Dancy Away The Thrill Of It All (Virgin)
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Tortoise - Beacons Of Ancestorship album artwork 6:00pm Tortoise Local Gigantes Beacons Of Ancestorship (Thrill Jockey)
Track Notes: 2009 Buy Tortoise Beacons Of Ancestorship at Reckless Records Buy Tortoise at iTunes Buy Tortoise Beacons Of Ancestorship at eMusic Add to Collection
10/11 - 7pm hour
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme album artwork 7:55pm John Coltrane Acknowledgement A Love Supreme (Impulse!)
Track Notes: 1965 Buy John Coltrane A Love Supreme at Reckless Records Buy John Coltrane at iTunes Buy John Coltrane A Love Supreme at eMusic Add to Collection
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland album artwork 7:49pm The Jimi Hendrix Experience Long Hot Summer Night Electric Ladyland (Reprise)
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