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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

10/21 - 6pm hour
6:33pm Virginia Wing For Every Window There's a Curtain Ecstatic Arrow (Fire)
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Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago album artwork 6:30pm Bon Iver Skinny Love For Emma, Forever Ago (Jagjaguwar)
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6:26pm A Giant Dog Intervention Neon Bible (Merge)
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6:21pm Those Pretty Wrongs Tonight, Tonight, Tonight Zed for Zulu (Burger)
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6:19pm The Valentines Breakaway Northern Soul Weekender: Russ Winstanley Presents The Ultimate Weekender - The Original Sound of Northern Soul (Club Soul)
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6:16pm Kate Teague Good to You Kate Teague (Muscle Beach)
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The Hecks - My Star album artwork 6:10pm The Hecks Local Chopper My Star (Trouble in Mind)
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6:07pm Superchunk Seed Toss No Pocky For Kitty (Matador)
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6:03pm Built to Spill Sidewalk Keep It Like a Secret (Warner Bros.)
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Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 album artwork 6:01pm Talking Heads Don't Worry About The Government Talking Heads: 77 (Sire)
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10/18 - 7pm hour
7:56pm Chastity Belt Ann's Jam Chastity Belt (Hardly Art)
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7:50pm Devendra Banhart Kantori Ongaku Ma (Nonesuch)
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Shannon And The Clams - Onion album artwork 7:46pm Shannon And The Clams Tryin' Onion (Easy Eye/Nonesuch)
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7:42pm Serengeti Local Dennehey (Bulls) single (self-released)
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7:38pm John Coltrane Naima (Take 1) Blue World (Impulse!)
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7:32pm Wilco Local One & A Half Stars Ode To Joy (dBpm)
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7:28pm Jennifer Hall Local Would You Walk Away Jennifer Hall EP (self-released)
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7:25pm Brittany Howard Georgia Jaime (ATO)
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7:20pm Jenny Hval Lions The Practice of Love (Sacred Bones)
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DeVotchKa - How It Ends album artwork 7:13pm DeVotchKa How It Ends How It Ends (Cicero)
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7:06pm Roxy Music Beauty Queen For Your Pleasure (Island)
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7:02pm Ministry Local Work for Love With Sympathy (Arista)
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10/18 - 6pm hour
6:57pm My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult Kooler Than Jesus (Electric Messiah Mix) Confession of A Knife (Wax Trax!)
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Love - Forever Changes album artwork 6:52pm Love Alone Again Or Forever Changes (Elektra)
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6:49pm Big Thief Two Hands Two Hands (4AD)
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6:45pm Neil Young Tell Me Why After The Goldrush (Reprise)
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6:41pm Bossa IV Local Total Chaos Forget Your Name (Old Lane Sign)
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6:35pm Depeche Mode Monument A Broken Frame (Mute)
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6:31pm The Flaming Lips Suddenly Everything Has Changed The Soft Bulletin (Warner Bros.)
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6:29pm Moon Duo Flying Stars Are the Light (Sacred Bones)
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