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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.

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

DJ Swallow's Playlists

8/1 - 7pm hour
Boscoe - Boscoe album artwork 7:42pm Boscoe Local If I Had My Way Boscoe (Numero Group)
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7:38pm Katalyst, Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad The Avenues Katalyst JID013 (Jazz is Dead)
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Liz Phair - Whip-Smart album artwork 7:35pm Liz Phair Local May Queen Whip-Smart (Matador)
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7:33pm Liz Phair Local May Queen Whip-Smart (Matador)
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Blondie - Blondie album artwork 7:31pm Blondie Rip Her To Shreds Blondie (Chrysalis)
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The Undertones - The Undertones album artwork 7:28pm The Undertones Get Over You The Undertones (Rykodisc)
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Anteloper - Pink Dolphins album artwork 7:23pm Anteloper Baby Bota Halloceanation Pink Dolphins (International Anthem)
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Portishead - Dummy album artwork 7:18pm Portishead Wandering Star Dummy (Go! Discs)
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Soccer Mommy - Sometimes, Forever album artwork 7:14pm Soccer Mommy Darkness Forever Sometimes, Forever (Loma Vista)
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7:09pm Ovef Ow Local Blood & Sand Crash The Party (Midwest Action)
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Siouxsie & The Banshees - Peepshow album artwork 7:05pm Siouxsie & The Banshees The Killing Jar Peepshow (Geffen)
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The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me album artwork 7:02pm The Cure Just Like Heaven Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (Fiction)
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8/1 - 6pm hour
Josh Berman Trio - A Dance and a Hop album artwork 6:57pm Josh Berman Trio Local That's Now A Dance and a Hop (Delmark)
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6:52pm The King Khan and BBQ Show I'll Be Loving You Invisible Girl (In the Red)
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6:50pm The Smithereens Blood And Roses Especiually For You (Smithereens Enterprises, Inc.)
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6:45pm The Purcells Local Leave It Up To Me Birches EP (Catapult)
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Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues album artwork 6:40pm Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)
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Sessa - Estrela Acesa album artwork 6:36pm Sessa Gostar do Mundo Estrela Acesa (Mexican Summer)
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Joan Shelley - The Spur album artwork 6:31pm Joan Shelley Amberlit Morning The Spur (No Quarter)
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Tim Bernardes - Mil Coisas Invisíveis album artwork 6:27pm Tim Bernardes Leve Mil Coisas Invisíveis (Psychic Hotline)
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The Replacements - Tim album artwork 6:22pm The Replacements Kiss Me On The Bus Tim (Sire)
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Ty Segall - Hello, Hi album artwork 6:21pm Ty Segall Looking at You Hello, Hi (Drag City)
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6:17pm Green / Blue In Time Paper Thin (Feel It)
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Silver Jews - American Water album artwork 6:09pm Silver Jews Random Rules American Water (Drag City)
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6:02pm Kurt Vile & The Violators Run Run Run I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to The Velvet Underground & Nico (Verve)
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7/11 - 7pm hour
The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms album artwork 7:56pm The Feelies Crazy Rhythms Crazy Rhythms (Stiff)
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The Hecks - My Star album artwork 7:52pm The Hecks Local Chopper My Star (Trouble in Mind)
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The Cars - The Cars Greatest Hits album artwork 7:48pm The Cars Just What I Needed The Cars Greatest Hits (Elektra)
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7:44pm Book Of Love I Touch Roses Book Of Love (Sire)
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Squeeze - Singles: 45 7:42pm Squeeze Goodbye Girl Singles: 45's and Under (A&M)
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