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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

8/23 - 7pm hour
V.V. Lightbody - Make a Shrine or Burn It album artwork 7:13pm V.V. Lightbody Local Flat Tire Make a Shrine or Burn It (Acrophase)
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7:06pm Minor Moon Local Under an Ocean of Holes Tethers (Ruination)
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Stereolab - Dots and Loops album artwork 7:02pm Stereolab Ticker-Tape Of The Unconscious Dots and Loops (Elektra)
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8/23 - 6pm hour
Meggie Lennon - Sounds From Your Lips album artwork 6:57pm Meggie Lennon Jardin Sounds From Your Lips (Mothland)
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Roxy Music - Avalon album artwork 6:52pm Roxy Music Avalon Avalon (Polydor)
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The Cure - Staring At the Sea: the Singles album artwork 6:48pm The Cure The Love Cats Staring At the Sea: the Singles (Elektra)
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6:45pm Brian Jackson, Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad Young Muhammad Brian Jackson JID008 (Jazz Is Dead)
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Can - Tago Mago album artwork 6:44pm Can Mushroom Tago Mago (Spoon)
Track Notes: 1971 Buy Can Tago Mago at Reckless Records Buy Can at iTunes Buy Can Tago Mago at eMusic Add to Collection
6:34pm Ganser Local Self Service Just Look at That Sky (Felte)
Track Notes: Playing a "CHIRP Welcomes" show Thursday at Thalia Hall opening up for Ohmme! Buy Ganser Just Look at That Sky at Reckless Records Buy Ganser at iTunes Buy Ganser Just Look at That Sky at eMusic Add to Collection
6:31pm The Jesus and Mary Chain Just Like Honey Psychocandy (Blanco y Negro)
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6:27pm Vacant Gardens World Inside The Ocean Obscene (Tall Texan)
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Maple Glider - To Enjoy Is The Only Thing album artwork 6:25pm Maple Glider View From This Side To Enjoy Is The Only Thing (Partisan)
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Anushka - Yemaya album artwork 6:24pm Anushka Speak to Me Yemaya (Tru Thoughts)
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Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow album artwork 6:20pm Sharon Van Etten You Shadow Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar)
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Naked Raygun - Over the Overlords album artwork 6:10pm Naked Raygun Local Living in the Good Times Over the Overlords (Wax Trax!)
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Wire - Pink Flag album artwork 6:08pm Wire 12 X U Pink Flag (EMI)
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6:01pm Sonic Youth Teen Age Riot Daydream Nation (Enigma)
Track Notes: 1988 Buy Sonic Youth Daydream Nation at Reckless Records Buy Sonic Youth at iTunes Buy Sonic Youth Daydream Nation at eMusic Add to Collection
8/16 - 7pm hour
John Coltrane - Blue Train album artwork 7:54pm John Coltrane Locomotion Blue Train (Blue Note)
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Dream Version - Dream Version album artwork 7:48pm Dream Version Local Backdrop Painters Dream Version (Self-released)
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Descendents - 9th & Walnut album artwork 7:47pm Descendents Glad All Over 9th & Walnut (Epitaph)
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The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight album artwork 7:44pm The Soft Boys Positive Vibrations* Underwater Moonlight (Armageddon)
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7:41pm Thomas Comerford Local Three Sisters Introverts (self-released)
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7:35pm CLOUDLAND WHERE WE MEET Where We Meet (self-released)
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Old 97 7:31pm Old 97's Stoned Hit By A Train: The Best Of Old 97's (Rhino)
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Son Volt - Electro Melodier album artwork 7:27pm Son Volt Reverie Electro Melodier (Transmit Sound/Thirty Tigers)
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Durand Jones & The Indications - Private Space album artwork 7:22pm Durand Jones & The Indications Sexy Thang Private Space (Dead Oceans)
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Luscious Jackson - Fever In Fever Out album artwork 7:18pm Luscious Jackson Naked Eye Fever In Fever Out (Grand Royal)
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Charlotte Day Wilson - ALPHA album artwork 7:15pm Charlotte Day Wilson I Can Only Whisper (featuring BADBADNOTGOOD) ALPHA (Stone Woman)
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DEHD - Flower of Devotion album artwork 7:10pm DEHD Local No Time Flower of Devotion (Fire Talk)
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Squeeze - Singles: 45 7:07pm Squeeze Take Me I'm Yours Singles: 45's and Under (A&M)
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