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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

7/26 - 7pm hour
Sonic Youth - A Thousand Leaves album artwork 7:52pm Sonic Youth Wild Flower Soul A Thousand Leaves (DGC)
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Hiatus Kaiyote - Mood Valiant album artwork 7:45pm Hiatus Kaiyote All The Words We Don't Say Mood Valiant (Brainfeeder)
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Angelique Kidjo - Mother Nature album artwork 7:42pm Angelique Kidjo Choose Love (featuring Shungudzo) Mother Nature (Verve)
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Left at London - t.i.a.p.f.y.h. album artwork 7:39pm Left at London THIS IS A PROTEST FOR YOUR HEART!!! t.i.a.p.f.y.h. (Fourth Strike)
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Lightning Bug - A Color of the Sky album artwork 7:33pm Lightning Bug Song of the Bell A Color of the Sky (Fat Possum)
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Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love album artwork 7:30pm Kate Bush Hounds Of Love Hounds Of Love (EMI)
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7:26pm SPELLLING The Future The Turning Wheel (Sacred Bones)
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7:21pm Nick Drake Hazy Jane II* Bryter Layter (Island)
Track Notes: Request for Peter! Buy Nick Drake Bryter Layter at Reckless Records Buy Nick Drake at iTunes Buy Nick Drake Bryter Layter at eMusic Add to Collection
Pisces - Pisces: A Lovely Sight album artwork 7:18pm Pisces Local A Flower For All Seasons Pisces: A Lovely Sight (Numero Group)
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Helvetia - Essential Aliens album artwork 7:15pm Helvetia Claw Essential Aliens (Joyful Noise)
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Space Gators - Intergalactic Swamp Songs album artwork 7:08pm Space Gators Local Nice LIttle Saturday Morning Intergalactic Swamp Songs (Midwest Action)
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The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers album artwork 7:02pm The Rolling Stones Can't You Hear Me Knocking Sticky Fingers (Universal)
Track Notes: By request for Mick Jagger's birthday (born 26 July 1943) - 78 years old! Buy The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers at Reckless Records Buy The Rolling Stones at iTunes Buy The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers at eMusic Add to Collection
7/26 - 6pm hour
Cochemea - Vol. II Baca Sewa album artwork 6:56pm Cochemea Chito's Song Vol. II Baca Sewa (Daptone)
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V.V. Lightbody - Make a Shrine or Burn It album artwork 6:50pm V.V. Lightbody Local Flat Tire Make a Shrine or Burn It (Acrophase)
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The Replacements - Hootenanny album artwork 6:46pm The Replacements Within Your Reach Hootenanny (Twin/Tone)
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Neil Young - Hitchhiker album artwork 6:43pm Neil Young Give Me Strength Hitchhiker (Reprise)
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6:42pm The Purcells Local Same as Me Landscape Listens (self-released)
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6:33pm Mazes Local War Junkie (Forest Roads Pt. II) PEACE BRIDGE (Sanzimat International)
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David Bowie - Scary Monsters album artwork 6:29pm David Bowie Ashes to Ashes Scary Monsters (RCA)
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Matthew Dear - Preacher 6:26pm Matthew Dear Sow Down Preacher's Sigh & Potion: Lost Album (Ghostly International)
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Okuté - Okuté album artwork 6:21pm Okuté Caridad Okuté (Chulo)
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Lou Barlow - Reason to Live album artwork 6:18pm Lou Barlow Clouded Age Reason to Live (Joyful Noise)
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Massage - Still Life album artwork 6:15pm Massage Sticks and Stones Still Life (Mt. St. Mtn)
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6:09pm Curtis Mayfield Move On Up The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter... Ever! (Virgin)
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Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage album artwork 6:01pm Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage Maiden Voyage (Blue Note)
Track Notes: 1965 Buy Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage at Reckless Records Buy Herbie Hancock at iTunes Buy Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage at eMusic Add to Collection
7/19 - 7pm hour
Boscoe - Boscoe album artwork 7:54pm Boscoe Local We Ain't Free Boscoe (Numero Group)
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Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 album artwork 7:49pm Talking Heads Tentative Decisions Talking Heads: 77 (Sire)
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Arthhur - Occult Fractures album artwork 7:44pm Arthhur Local Keep Moving Occult Fractures (Self-Released)
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7:41pm Gary Camaro Local Dancing the Night Away Wolf Ryot Star (self-released)
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Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker album artwork 7:38pm Leonard Cohen On the Level You Want It Darker (Columbia)
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