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Nicole Oppenheim: Ear Candy DJ Profile

When Nicole was 5, her grandfather gave her a yellow Mickey Mouse transistor radio.  It was old and had been well-loved by somebody.  It had an AM/FM switch, one speaker, and a dial with illegible numbers.  One of the best things about this radio was the weird sounds it would pick up at night, under the covers, as she'd slowly turn the dial through the AM frequencies.  Nicole would pretend she was picking up music from Mars and would host a radio show called "Sounds From Beyond!" with her stuffed animals standing in for extra-terrestrial musicians.  Although Ear Candy is her first broadcast show ever--which she launched at the ripe old age of 32--Nicole has been rehearsing for it all of her life.  "Sounds From Beyond!" gave way to a love affair with radio stations at the extreme ends of the dial (where you'd hear the best, most interesting stuff) and jobs at various record stores throughout high school and college.  Back when people used to make mix tapes, Nicole's were second to none--just like Ear Candy, where she makes a new mix every week.  Join the fun each Friday, 9am-12pm here on CHIRP!

Nicole Oppenheim: Ear Candy's Playlists

7/3 - 11am hour
11:54am James Brown Public Enemy #1 Star Time (Polydor)
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11:50am Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist 1985 Alfredo (ESGN)
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11:46am Sweet Spirit Behold Trinidad (Merge)
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11:42am Moodymann Let Me Show You Love Taken Away (KDJ)
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11:39am Otis Redding Respect Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (Stax)
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Sam & Dave - Soul Men album artwork 11:36am Sam & Dave Soul Man Soul Men (Stax)
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11:33am Don Bryant Cracked Up Over You You Make Me Feel (Fat Possum)
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11:28am Ladyhawke Sunday Drive Anxiety (Modular)
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11:24am Bomba Estéreo Fiesta Amanecer (Sony)
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11:20am Captain Planet Rebosando (feat. Chico Mann) NO VISA (Bastard Jazz)
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Circle Jerks - Wonderful album artwork 11:14am Circle Jerks American Heavy Metal Weekend Wonderful (Combat)
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11:11am Rosie Flores & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts Local Get Rhythm Girl of the Century (Bloodshot)
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11:07am Brigid Dawson and the Mother's Network The Fool Ballet of Apes (Castle Face)
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11:01am Galaxie 500 Isn't It A Pity On Fire (Rough Trade)
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7/3 - 10am hour
10:58am The Clientele Everybody's Gone The Violet Hour (Merge)
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10:54am Black Moon Book Local Passengers Black Moon Book (self-released)
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10:47am The B-52's Planet Claire The B-52's (Warner Bros.)
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10:43am Couple II Local Hard Fall Isolation Hustle (Self-released)
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10:39am Daniel Knox Local Sometimes I Wonder If I'm a Mistake You Are My Friend: The Songs of Mister Rogers (H. P. Johnson)
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10:32am Run the Jewels Walking in the Snow RTJ4 (Jewel Runners)
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10:28am Tunde Olaniran Namesake Transgressor (Quite Scientific)
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10:26am Arca Nonbinary KiCk i (XL Recordings Ltd)
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10:14am Isaac Hayes (They Long to be) Close To You Black Moses (Enterprise)
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10:11am The Jackson 5 Local The Love You Save Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 / ABC (Motown)
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Three Dog Night - It Ain 10:08am Three Dog Night Mama Told Me (Not to Come) It Ain't Easy (Dunhill)
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10:01am Angela Muñoz Feel the Same Introspection (Linear Labs)
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7/3 - 9am hour
9:58am Fuzzy Soul Tiger I Want My Cup of Coffee single (self-released)
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9:55am SUMif Know You single (self-released)
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9:47am The Juan MacLean Feel Like Movin' The Brighter the Light (DFA)
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Nation of Language - Introduction, Presence album artwork 9:44am Nation of Language Friend Machine Introduction, Presence (self-released)
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