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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

10/12 - 11am hour
James Brown - Star Time album artwork 11:52am James Brown Get it Together Star Time (Polydor)
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11:45am The O'My's Local Afraid Tomorrow (Haight Brand)
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11:41am Marissa Nadler For My Crimes For My Crimes (Sacred Bones)
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11:37am Cumulus Frozen Steps Comfort World (Trans-)
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11:32am Spiritualized A Perfect Miracle And Nothing Hurt (Fat Possum)
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11:27am Charles Bradley I Feel a Change (feat. Menahan Street Band) single (Daptone)
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11:22am Otis Redding Cigarettes and Coffee The Soul Album (Atlantic)
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11:19am The Sha La Das Open My Eyes Love in the Wind (Daptone)
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11:13am Mala Rodriguez En La Linea Dirty Bailarina (Universal)
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A Tribe Called Red - We Are the Halluci Nation album artwork 11:11am A Tribe Called Red The Virus (feat. Saul Williams & Black Bear) We Are the Halluci Nation (Radicalized)
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11:06am Joey Purp Local 24K Gold/Sanctified (feat. Ravyn Lenae & Jack Red) Quartherthing (self-released)
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10/12 - 10am hour
10:58am Tokyo Police Club Can't Stay Here TPC (Dine Alone)
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10:55am Monica LaPlante Can't Stop Noir (Hollander)
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10:51am The Pack a.d. Making Gestures Funeral Mixtape (Mint)
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10:47am School of Seven Bells iamundernodisguise Alpinisms (BMG)
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10:43am ATNA Sister La Famiglia - An Audiovisual Suite (House of Strength)
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10:35am Low Fly Double Negative (Sub Pop)
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10:32am The Forms Knowledge in Hand The Forms (Animal Mind)
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10:28am Black Belt Eagle Scout Indians Never Die Mother of My Children (Saddle Creek)
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10:21am Von Bondies Pawn Shoppe Heart Pawn Shoppe Heart (Sire)
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10:18am Timmy's Organism Murder City Mayhem Survival of the Fiendish (Burger)
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10:15am Ethers Local Rip Off Ethers (Trouble in Mind)
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10:07am Beastie Boys An Open Letter to NYC To the 5 Boroughs (Capitol)
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Ramones - Rocket to Russia album artwork 10:05am Ramones We're A Happy Family Rocket to Russia (Sire)
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10:02am They Might Be Giants New York City Factory Showroom (Elektra)
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10/12 - 9am hour
9:55am The Roots The Seed (feat. Cody ChestnuTT) Phrenology (MCA)
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9:52am Jackson 5 I Want You Back Motown Legends: Jackson 5 (Motown)
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9:50am Mezcalero Feliz Boogat San Cristobal Baile Inn (Maisonnette)
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Noname - Room 25 album artwork 9:46am Noname Local Part of Me (feat. Phoelix and Benjamin Earl Turner) Room 25 (self-released)
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Christine and the Queens - Chris album artwork 9:40am Christine and the Queens Doesn't Matter Chris (Because)
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