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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

1/17 - 11am hour
11:57am Neko Case This Tornado Loves You Middle Cyclone (Anti-)
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International Teachers of Pop - International Teachers of Pop album artwork 11:52am International Teachers of Pop Age of the Train International Teachers of Pop (Desperate Spools)
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11:50am The Go! Team Ladyflash Thunder, Lightning Strike (Memphis Industries)
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11:46am 100 gecs Local 745 sticky 1000 gecs (Dog Show)
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11:39am William Doyle Millersdale Your Wilderness Revisited (Self-Released)
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11:35am Ummagma Rotation Ummagma (self-released)
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11:31am The Reds, Pinks and Purples Ahead of Their Time Anxiety Art (Pretty Olivia)
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11:27am Cocteau Twins Cherry-Coloured Funk Heaven or Las Vegas (4AD/Capitol)
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11:21am Fern Mayo Moonwater Week of Charm (self-released)
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11:21am Blues Lawyer It's Not Up to You Something Different (Mt. St. Mtn.)
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11:15am Girl in a Coma Adjust Exits and All the Rest (Blackheart)
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11:12am White Lung Below Paradise (Domino)
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11:08am Space Gators Local Is It Right? Is It Wrong? Intergalactic Swamp Songs (Midwest Action)
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11:03am King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Organ Farmer Infest the Rats' Nest (Flightless)
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1/17 - 10am hour
10:58am Spirit Mechanical World Spirit (Ode)
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Square Peg Round Hole - Branches album artwork 10:49am Square Peg Round Hole Fever Dream Branches (National Sawdust Tracks)
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10:48am Sir Babygirl Haunted HOuse Crush on Me (Father/Daughter)
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10:43am Foals The Runner Part 2 Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Warner Bros.)
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10:38am Alejandro Escovedo Sad and Dreamy (The Big 1-0) The Bottle Let Me Down (Bloodshot)
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Penelope Isles - Until the Tide Creeps In album artwork 10:33am Penelope Isles Underwater Record Store Until the Tide Creeps In (Bella Union)
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Yelle - Safari Disco Club album artwork 10:29am Yelle Safari Disco Club Safari Disco Club (Co-op)
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10:25am King Princess Hit the Back Cheap Queen (Zelig)
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10:23am Madonna B-Day Song (feat. M.I.A.) MDNA (Interscope)
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10:16am Al Green Let's Stay Together Let's Stay Together (Hi)
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10:12am Lightning Seeds You Showed Me Dizzy Heights (Sony UK)
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Andrew Bird - Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs album artwork 10:07am Andrew Bird Local The Happy Birthday Song Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs (Righteous Babe)
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10:00am Niki and the Dove The Fox Instinct (Sub Pop)
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1/17 - 9am hour
Blur - Leisure album artwork 9:57am Blur There's No Other Way Leisure (Food)
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Kitchens Of Distinction - Strange Free World album artwork 9:51am Kitchens Of Distinction Drive That Fast Strange Free World (A&M)
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9:47am Gavilán Rayna Russom Envoy The Envoy (Ecstatic)
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