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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

5/22 - 11am hour
11:58am The Juan MacLean I've Waited for So Long In a Dream (DFA)
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11:54am Primitive Teeth Local Plastic Primitive Teeth EP (self-released)
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11:50am Operators Terminal Beach Radiant Dawn (Last Gang)
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11:45am Fujiya & Miyagi Flaws Artificial Sweeteners (Yep Roc)
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Jakalope - Born 4 album artwork 11:40am Jakalope Anthem 2 Born 4 (Orange)
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Delta 5 - Singles and Sessions 1979-1981 album artwork 11:37am Delta 5 Mind Your Own Business Singles and Sessions 1979-1981 (Kill Rock Stars)
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Nots - 3 album artwork 11:33am Nots Floating Hand 3 (Goner)
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11:27am Fruit Bats Local The Blessed Breeze The Ruminant Band (Sub Pop)
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Nicole Atkins - Goodnight Rhonda Lee album artwork 11:24am Nicole Atkins I Love Living Here (Even When I Don't) Goodnight Rhonda Lee (Single Lock)
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Reese McHenry - No Dados album artwork 11:20am Reese McHenry Someday I'll See No Dados (Suah Sounds)
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11:13am The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Young Adult Friction The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (Slumberland)
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11:10am Black Tambourine Throw Aggi Off The Bridge Black Tambourine (Slumberland)
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11:07am Patience The Girls are Chewing Gum Dizzy Spells (Winona)
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11:02am Submotile 3AM Reveries Ghosts Fade on Skylines (Midsummer Madness)
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5/22 - 10am hour
10:55am Neon Indian Halogen (I Could Be A Shadow) Era Extraña (Mom+Pop)
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10:51am Future Bible Heroes Kiss Me Only With Your Eyes Eternal Youth (Instinct)
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10:49am Red Channel Demons Crazy Diamonds EP (Upset the Rhythm)
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10:44am Broadcast America's Boy Tender Buttons (Warp)
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10:41am The Futureheads Meantime The Futureheads (Sire)
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10:38am Product KF Local Pitch-Dark Songs of the Groves (Chicago Research)
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10:31am Rick James Mary Jane Come Get It! (Motown/Gordy)
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Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson album artwork 10:27am Serge Gainsbourg L'Hotel Particulier Histoire de Melody Nelson (Philips)
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10:23am Stealing Sheep Big Wows Big Wows (Heavenly/PIAS)
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10:17am Smith Westerns Local 3AM Spiritual Soft Will (Mom+Pop)
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10:15am The 1900s Local Heart Props Plume Delivery (Sanzimat International)
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10:11am Cate Le Bon Mother's Mother's Magazines Reward (Mexican Summer)
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Seratones - Get Gone album artwork 10:08am Seratones Get Gone Get Gone (Fat Possum)
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Galaxie 500 - On Fire album artwork 10:02am Galaxie 500 Ceremony On Fire (Rough Trade)
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5/22 - 9am hour
9:54am Gang Gang Dance Thru and Thru Eye Contact (4AD)
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9:50am Yip Deceiver Devotee Koniec (Aerobic Intl)
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