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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

8/23 - 11am hour
11:57am James Brown Grits Star Time (Polydor)
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11:52am The Odds Heterosexual Man Bedbugs (ZOO)
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She Past Away - Disko Anksiyete album artwork 11:47am She Past Away Durdu Dunya Disko Anksiyete (Metropolis)
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The Brothers Johnson - Right On Time album artwork 11:40am The Brothers Johnson Strawberry Letter 23 Right On Time (A&M)
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11:35am Bootsy Collins I'd Rather Be With You Back in the Day: The Best of Bootsy (Warner)
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Chance the Rapper - The Big Day album artwork 11:31am Chance the Rapper Local Eternal (feat. Smino) The Big Day (self-released)
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Black Marble - It 11:25am Black Marble Collene It's Immaterial (Ghostly International)
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11:20am The Replacements Here Comes a Regular Tim (Warner)
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11:17am Young Guv Didn't Even Cry GUV I (Run For Cover)
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11:11am Lunch Lady Sister Angel (Upset the Rhythm)
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11:06am Wall of Voodoo Ring of Fire The Index Masters (Rykodisc)
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11:04am The World/Inferno Friendship Society Let's Steal Everything Red-Eyed Soul (Chunksaah)
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8/23 - 10am hour
Whipping Boy - Heartworm album artwork 10:59am Whipping Boy When We Were Young Heartworm (Sony)
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10:55am Chapterhouse Mesmerise Best of (Sony)
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Ummagma - Compass album artwork 10:50am Ummagma Colors II Compass (Leonard Skully)
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10:46am Fleeting Joys You Want To Speeding Away to Someday (Only Forever)
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10:42am Reverend Horton Heat I Can't Surf Liquor in the Front (Sub Pop)
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Social Distortion - Social Distortion album artwork 10:38am Social Distortion Ring of Fire Social Distortion (Sony)
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10:35am Mt. Pocono Local Stranded Fear of the Savanna, Terror of the Suburbs EP (self-released)
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10:30am Endless Column Endless Column Summer Endless Column (Erste Theke Tontraeger)
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Pieces of a Man - Made in Pieces album artwork 10:28am Pieces of a Man Grits Made in Pieces (Tru Thoughts)
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10:23am RIDE Clouds of Saint Marie This Is Not A Safe Place (Wichita)
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10:14am Twin Shadow Five Seconds Confess (4AD)
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10:07am Prince Shhh The Gold Experience (Warner Bros.)
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10:03am Missy Elliott The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) Supa Dupa Fly (Elektra)
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8/23 - 9am hour
9:56am Body of Light Don't Pretend Tiem to Kill (Dais)
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food album artwork 9:51am Unknown Mortal Orchestra Hunnybee Sex & Food (Jagjaguwar)
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Shura - forevher album artwork 9:48am Shura religion (you can lay your hands on me) forevher (Secretly Canadian)
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9:47am Generationals I've Been Wrong Before Reader As Detective (Polyvinyl)
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9:38am Plaid unbank scintilli (Warp)
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