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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

6/21 - 7pm hour
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II album artwork 7:10pm Unknown Mortal Orchestra Swim And Sleep II (Jagjaguwar)
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Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See album artwork 7:05pm Mazzy Star Fade Into You So Tonight That I Might See (Capitol)
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Bachelor - Doomin 7:02pm Bachelor Spin Out Doomin' Sun (Polyvinyl)
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6/21 - 6pm hour
Allison Russell - Outside Child album artwork 6:58pm Allison Russell Persephone Outside Child (Fantasy/Concord)
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Moby - Play album artwork 6:52pm Moby If Things Were Perfect Play (Mute)
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Spectacular Diagnostics - Natural Mechanics album artwork 6:51pm Spectacular Diagnostics Local Stick Around Natural Mechanics (Group BraCil)
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Mind Maintenance - Mind Maintenance album artwork 6:43pm Mind Maintenance Local Valence Mind Maintenance (Drag City)
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New Order - Low-Life album artwork 6:36pm New Order This Time of Night Low-Life (Qwest)
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Depeche Mode - Construction Time Again album artwork 6:32pm Depeche Mode Love, in Itself Construction Time Again (Mute)
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Gary Numan - Intruder album artwork 6:29pm Gary Numan I Am Screaming Intruder (BMG)
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Rose City Band - Earth Trip album artwork 6:23pm Rose City Band Ramblin' with the Day Earth Trip (Thrill Jockey)
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6:20pm Aldous Harding Old Peel single (4AD)
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Sleater-Kinney - Path of Wellness album artwork 6:19pm Sleater-Kinney High In The Grass Path of Wellness (Mom+Pop)
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Tortoise - The Catastrophist album artwork 6:09pm Tortoise Local Yonder Blue The Catastrophist (Thrill Jockey)
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John Coltrane - A Love Supreme album artwork 6:02pm John Coltrane Acknowledgement A Love Supreme (Impulse!)
Track Notes: 1965 Buy John Coltrane A Love Supreme at Reckless Records Buy John Coltrane at iTunes Buy John Coltrane A Love Supreme at eMusic Add to Collection
6/7 - 7pm hour
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem album artwork 7:54pm LCD Soundsystem Losing My Edge LCD Soundsystem (DFA)
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Guardian Singles - Guardian Singles album artwork 7:50pm Guardian Singles Being Alone Guardian Singles (Trouble in Mind)
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Crumb - Ice Melt album artwork 7:47pm Crumb Gone Ice Melt (Crumb)
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Tom Waits - Rain Dogs album artwork 7:44pm Tom Waits Jockey Full Of Bourbon Rain Dogs (Island)
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Andrew Hill - Black Fire album artwork 7:38pm Andrew Hill Local Pumpkin Black Fire (Blue Note)
Track Notes: 1963 Buy Andrew Hill Black Fire at Reckless Records Buy Andrew Hill at iTunes Buy Andrew Hill Black Fire at eMusic Add to Collection
Mia Joy - Spirit Tamer album artwork 7:35pm Mia Joy Local See Us Spirit Tamer (Fire Talk)
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Bob Marley & the Wailers - Kaya album artwork 7:31pm Bob Marley & the Wailers Is This Love? Kaya (Island Def Jam)
Track Notes: 1978 Buy Bob Marley & the Wailers Kaya at Reckless Records Buy Bob Marley & the Wailers at iTunes Buy Bob Marley & the Wailers Kaya at eMusic Add to Collection
7:27pm Allison Russell 4th Day Prayer Outside Child (Fantasy/Concord)
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7:20pm Tombstones In Their Eyes Quarantine Blues Looking for a Light (Somewherecold)
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7:16pm Monobody Local Eighty Eight Comma (Sooper)
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Split Single - Metal Frames album artwork 7:10pm Split Single Local Untry Love Metal Frames (self-released)
Track Notes: Record release show July 10th at Sketchbook Brewery with full band lineup including Mike Mills and Nora O'Connor. Buy Split Single Metal Frames at Reckless Records Buy Split Single at iTunes Buy Split Single Metal Frames at eMusic Add to Collection
Talk Talk - The Colour Of Spring album artwork 7:05pm Talk Talk Life's What You Make It The Colour Of Spring (EMI)
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The The - Infected album artwork 7:01pm The The Slow Train To Dawn Infected (CBS)
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6/7 - 6pm hour
6:57pm Man's Body Local 40 Oz. Kid A Set Of Steak Knives (NocturnalSol)
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6:52pm Impulsive Hearts Local Telephone Girl Cry All The Time (Midwest Action/Cavity Search)
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