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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!

You can listen to the most recent episodes of Ear Candy here.

Nicole Oppenheim: Ear Candy's Playlists

9/24 - 9am hour
Cleo Sol - Mother album artwork 9:31am Cleo Sol Sunshine Mother (Forever Living Originals)
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The Chills - Submarine Bells album artwork 9:25am The Chills Heavenly Pop Hit Submarine Bells (Fire)
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The Bats - Daddy 9:21am The Bats Made Up in Blue Daddy's Highway (Mammoth)
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Bnny - Everything album artwork 9:18am Bnny Local Not Even You Everything (Fire Talk)
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The House of Love - Christine album artwork 9:12am The House of Love Christine Christine (Creation)
Track Notes: By request for Meredith! Buy The House of Love Christine at Reckless Records Buy The House of Love at iTunes Buy The House of Love Christine at eMusic Add to Collection
Slowdive - Slowdive album artwork 9:07am Slowdive Star Roving Slowdive (Dead Oceans)
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Lush - Gala album artwork 9:02am Lush Sweetness And Light Gala (4AD)
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9/17 - 11am hour
Wolves in the Throne Room - Primordial Arcana album artwork 11:53am Wolves in the Throne Room Masters of Rain and Storm Primordial Arcana (Relapse)
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Wolves in the Throne Room - Primordial Arcana album artwork 11:52am Wolves in the Throne Room Masters of Rain and Storm Primordial Arcana (Relapse)
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The Knife  - Deep Cuts album artwork 11:41am The Knife You Take My Breath Away Deep Cuts (Rabid)
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The Duke Spirit - Cuts Across the Land album artwork 11:38am The Duke Spirit Love is an Unfamiliar Name Cuts Across the Land (Vagrant)
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The Joy Formidable - Into the Blue album artwork 11:33am The Joy Formidable Into the Blue Into the Blue (Enci)
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Jungle - Loving In Stereo album artwork 11:24am Jungle Keep Moving Loving In Stereo (AWAL)
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HorrorPops - Kiss Kiss Kill Kill album artwork 11:22am HorrorPops Kiss Kiss Kill Kill Kiss Kiss Kill Kill (Hellcat)
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Shannon And The Clams - Year Of The Spider album artwork 11:21am Shannon And The Clams Flowers Will Return Year Of The Spider (Easy Eye Sound/Concord)
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Water From Your Eyes - Structure album artwork 11:05am Water From Your Eyes Track Five Structure (Wharf )
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Water From Your Eyes - Structure album artwork 11:04am Water From Your Eyes Track Five Structure (Wharf Cat)
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9/17 - 10am hour
Wingtips - Cutting Room Floor album artwork 10:59am Wingtips Local Minimalistic Cutting Room Floor (Artoffact)
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Torres - Thirstier album artwork 10:50am Torres Are You Sleepwalking Thirstier (Merge)
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The Smiths  - The Smiths album artwork 10:47am The Smiths This Charming Man The Smiths (Warner)
Track Notes: By request for Patrick! Buy The Smiths The Smiths at Reckless Records Buy The Smiths at iTunes Buy The Smiths The Smiths at eMusic Add to Collection
Cleo Sol - Mother album artwork 10:42am Cleo Sol 23 Mother (Forever Living Originals)
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Bomba Estéreo - Deja album artwork 10:32am Bomba Estéreo Soledad Deja (Sony Music Latin)
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ORESKABAND - Slogan album artwork 10:28am ORESKABAND Free Band Slogan (Victor Music Arts, Inc.)
Track Notes: By request for Zoë! Buy ORESKABAND Slogan at Reckless Records Buy ORESKABAND at iTunes Buy ORESKABAND Slogan at eMusic Add to Collection
Naked Raygun - Over the Overlords album artwork 10:25am Naked Raygun Local Soul Hole Baby Over the Overlords (Wax Trax!)
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Blur - The Magic Whip album artwork 10:13am Blur Ghost Ship The Magic Whip (Parlophone)
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A Great Big Pile Of Leaves - Pono album artwork 10:10am A Great Big Pile Of Leaves Yesterday's Clothes Pono (Topshelf)
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Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman album artwork 10:08am Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman Wichita Lineman (Capitol)
Track Notes: THROWBACK TRACK OF THE WEEK!!! Buy Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman at Reckless Records Buy Glen Campbell at iTunes Buy Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman at eMusic Add to Collection
9/17 - 9am hour
The Police - Synchronicity album artwork 9:57am The Police Wrapped Around Your Finger Synchronicity (A&M)
Track Notes: By request for Kim! Buy The Police Synchronicity at Reckless Records Buy The Police at iTunes Buy The Police Synchronicity at eMusic Add to Collection
Cold Beat - Chaos By Invitation album artwork 9:54am Cold Beat In Motion Chaos By Invitation (Crime on the Moon)
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Desire Marea - Desire album artwork 9:46am Desire Marea Tavern Kween Desire (Mute)
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