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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

9/18 - 11am hour
11:55am James Brown There Was A Time Star Time (Polydor)
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11:45am Class Actress Love Me Like You Used To Rapprocher (Carpark)
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11:43am CHAI + Hinds UNITED GIRLS ROCK'N'ROLL CLUB UNITED GIRLS ROCK'N'ROLL CLUB (Heavenly/PIAS)
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11:39am Thibault Late Expectations Or Not Thibault (Chapter)
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11:30am Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Coming Down (Feat. Matt Berninger) Only Run (self-released)
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11:27am Wolf Parade Shine A Light Apologies To The Queen Mary (Sub Pop)
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Sneaky Feelings - The Mercury Moment album artwork 11:24am Sneaky Feelings Heavenly Bodies The Mercury Moment (Flying Nun)
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11:15am Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears She's So Scandalous Scandalous (Lost Highway)
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11:11am Fantastic Negrito I'm So Happy I Cry (featuring Tank) Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? (Cooking Vinyl Limited)
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11:08am Busty and the Bass Figure It Out Eddie (Arts and Crafts)
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11:00am The Coup The Magic Clap Sorry to Bother You (Anti-)
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9/18 - 10am hour
10:55am Twin Shadow Tether Beat Forget (Terrible)
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10:52am Yelle Karaté L'Ère du Verseau (Recreations Center)
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10:48am Pekoe Cat O No Cliche Menace (Light Organ)
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10:40am Hüsker Dü Dead Set On Destruction Candy Apple Grey (Warner Bros.)
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10:37am Ex Hex Don't Wanna Lose Rips (Merge)
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10:34am L.A. Witch Fire Starter Play With Fire (Suicide Squeeze)
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10:27am Bully Every Tradition SUGAREGG (Sub Pop)
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10:21am Neptune's Core Local White Lies Can't Have it All (Self-released)
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10:15am Naked Raygun Local Only in America Throb Throb (Quarterstick)
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10:13am Bad Religion Grains Of Wrath New Maps of Hell (Epitaph)
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10:10am 7 Seconds Walk Together, Rock Together Walk Together, Rock Together (Better Youth Org.)
Track Notes: THROWBACK TRACK OF THE WEEK!!! (with a BIG shoutout to Lucky!) Buy 7 Seconds Walk Together, Rock Together at Reckless Records Buy 7 Seconds at iTunes Buy 7 Seconds Walk Together, Rock Together at eMusic Add to Collection
10:01am Tunde Olaniran Namesake Transgressor (Quite Scientific)
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9/18 - 9am hour
9:56am Pixel Grip Local Diamonds Heavy Handed (Feeltrip)
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9:53am Sneaks Do You Want to Go Out Tonight Happy Birthday (Merge)
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9:51am DOTS Local Codename Xerum 525 (Anti-Gravity) Dust on the Stylus (Eargasmic)
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9:42am Miwa Shan Ran Ran Splash World (Sony)
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9:38am New Order Be A Rebel single (Mute)
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9:35am Body Double The Floating Hand Milk Fed (Zum)
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9:28am The Fall He Pep! The Light User Syndrome (Sanctuary)
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