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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!

You can listen to the most recent episodes of Ear Candy here.

Nicole Oppenheim: Ear Candy's Playlists

11/27 - 11am hour
11:56am James Brown Money Won't Change You Star Time (Polydor)
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11:52am STAR Local Blonde Sound Violence Against STAR (Half a Cow)
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11:49am Ela Minus megapunk acts of rebellion (Domino)
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11:43am Horrorpops Miss Take Hell Yeah! (Hellcat)
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11:40am Melenas 3 Segundos Dias Raros (Trouble in Mind)
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11:37am Shannon Candy Local Gimme Liberty So Long (Bernice)
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Cold Beat - A Simple Reflection album artwork 11:32am Cold Beat Jennifer A Simple Reflection (Dark Entries)
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11:27am Total Control Luxury Vacuum Laughing at the System (Alter)
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11:23am The Green Child Tony Bandana Shimmering Basset (Upset the Rhythm)
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11:21am Nada Surf When I Was Young The Stars are Indifferent to Astronomy (Barsuk)
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11:13am Eels Are We Alright Again Earth to Dora (E Works/PIAS)
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11:09am Katy J Pearson Fix Me Up Return (Heavenly/PIAS)
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11:02am TSHA Demba (featuring Trio Da Kali) Flowers (Ninja Tune)
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11/27 - 10am hour
10:57am Yeasayer O.N.E Odd Blood (Secretly Canadian)
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10:53am Actress Angels Pharmacy (featuring Zsela) Karma & Desire (Ninja Tune)
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10:47am Chaka Khan Local Hello Happiness Hello Happiness (Island)
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Little Simz - Grey Area album artwork 10:42am Little Simz Sherbert Sunset Grey Area (AWAL)
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10:38am Common Local Courageous (featuring PJ) A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 1 (Loma Vista)
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10:31am Rick James Give It To Me Baby Street Songs (Motown)
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10:25am Stevie Wonder Keep On Running Music of My Mind (Tamla)
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10:20am Bootsy Collins Jam On (featuring Snoop Dogg and Brandon "Taz" Niederauer) The Power of the One (Bootsy Collins) (Bootzilla)
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10:12am Harvey Danger Flagpole Sitta Where Have all the Merrymakers Gone? (London )
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10:10am Blur Song 2 Blur (Parlophone)
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10:06am The Rentals Friends of P. Return of The Rentals (Maverick)
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11/27 - 9am hour
9:59am Bloc Party Day Four Four (Frenchkiss)
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Future Islands - Singles album artwork 9:56am Future Islands Seasons (Waiting On You) Singles (4AD)
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9:52am The Reds, Pinks and Purples Forgotten Names You Might Be Happy Someday (Tough Love)
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9:47am Liz Phair Local Polyester Bride Whitechocolatespaceegg (Matador)
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9:42am Soccer Mommy lucy color theory (Loma Vista/Concord)
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9:38am Oceanator Heartbeat Things I Never Said (Polyvinyl)
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