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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

11/12 - 7pm hour
7:56pm Peter Holsapple vs. Alex Chilton Hey Mona The Death of Rock (Omnivore)
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7:51pm Ne-Hi Local Sisters Offers (Grand Jury)
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7:49pm Beck Black Tambourine Guero (Interscope)
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7:45pm Beastie Boys Jimmy James Check Your Head (Capitol)
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7:39pm Cave Local Dusty Allways (Drag City)
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7:33pm Mekons Local Millionaire Heaven & Hell (self-released)
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7:29pm John Wesley Coleman III Kick It Again Cuckoo Bird Sings a Song (GOLIAD)
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7:28pm Swearin' Margaret Fall into the Sun (Merge)
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7:24pm The Beatles I'm So Tired The Beatles (The White Album) (Apple)
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7:20pm Kurt Vile Loading Zones Bottle It In (Matador)
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7:17pm Julia Holter Turn the Light On Aviary (Domino)
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7:09pm Modern English Life In The Gladhouse After The Snow (4AD)
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7:06pm Gene Loves Jezebel Desire Discover (Beggars Banquet)
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7:03pm Belle & Sebastian Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying If You're Feeling Sinister (Matador)
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11/12 - 6pm hour
6:56pm Clifford Brown & Max Roach Parisian Thoroughfare Original Album (Sound Factory)
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6:50pm Gorillaz Revolving Doors The Fall (Virgin)
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6:48pm Blind Moon Local I Like to Be Down Mind Is a Garden (self-released)
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6:45pm J Mascis Give It Off Elastic Days (Sub Pop)
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boygenius - boygenius album artwork 6:41pm boygenius Salt in the Wound boygenius (Matador)
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6:38pm The Jam Heatwave Setting Sons (Polydor)
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6:33pm The Thin Cherries Local Steadfast Arranger The Thin Cherries on Moose Island (self-released)
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6:30pm Papercuts Clean Living Parallel Universe Blues (Slumberland)
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6:28pm Sidney Barnes I Hurt On The Other Side Northern Soul Weekender: Russ Winstanley Presents The Ultimate Weekender - The Original Sound of Northern Soul (Club Soul)
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6:22pm Daryl Hall & John Oats I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) Private Eyes (RCA)
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6:18pm Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos What a Shame Rockstone (Colemine)
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6:08pm The The Uncertain Amile Soul Mining (Sony)
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6:06pm Franz Ferdinand Lazy Boy Always Ascending (Domino)
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6:01pm Naked Raygun Local Soldier's Requiem Jettison (Quarterstick)
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11/5 - 7pm hour
7:58pm Bob Mould I Don't Know You Anymore Beauty & Ruin (Merge)
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7:50pm Arc Iris $GNMS Icon of Ego (Ba Da Bing)
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