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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

10/8 - 10am hour
10:55am Colleen Green I Wanna Be a Dog Cool (Hardly Art)
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The Bots - 2 Seater album artwork 10:53am The Bots 2U 2 Seater (Big Indie )
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10:49am Caribou You Can Do It single (Merge)
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Ta Mara and the Seen - Ta Mara and the Seen album artwork 10:42am Ta Mara and the Seen Everybody Dance Ta Mara and the Seen (A&M)
Track Notes: By request for John! Buy Ta Mara and the Seen Ta Mara and the Seen at Reckless Records Buy Ta Mara and the Seen at iTunes Buy Ta Mara and the Seen Ta Mara and the Seen at eMusic Add to Collection
Lou Reed  - Live in Italy album artwork 10:38am Lou Reed Walk on the Wild Side - Live Live in Italy (RCA)
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Cheekface - Emphatically Mo 10:35am Cheekface Ted Talk City Emphatically Mo' (b-sides) (New Professor)
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Kool & the Gang - Something Special album artwork 10:27am Kool & the Gang Get Down on It Something Special (De-Lite )
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Commodores - Machine Gun album artwork 10:24am Commodores Machine Gun Machine Gun (Motown)
Track Notes: By request for Zoë! Buy Commodores Machine Gun at Reckless Records Buy Commodores at iTunes Buy Commodores Machine Gun at eMusic Add to Collection
Los Camaroes - Cameroon Garage Funk album artwork 10:20am Los Camaroes Esele Mulema Moam Cameroon Garage Funk (Analog Africa)
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Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow album artwork 10:12am Sharon Van Etten Juipter 4 Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar)
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RP Boo - Established! album artwork 10:08am RP Boo Local All My Life Established! (Planet Mu)
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OutKast - Stankonia album artwork 10:05am OutKast So Fresh, So Clean Stankonia (Arista)
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10/8 - 9am hour
9:58am Beach Bunny Local Good Girls (Don't Get Used) Blame Game (Mom + Pop)
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9:56am Girl K Local Best for You Girl K is for the Poeople (Take This to Heart)
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Bad Bad Hats - Walkman album artwork 9:53am Bad Bad Hats Awkward Phase Walkman (Don Giovanni)
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Fotocrime - Heart of Crime album artwork 9:47am Fotocrime So So Low Heart of Crime (Profound Love)
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Tamaryn - The Waves album artwork 9:41am Tamaryn The Waves The Waves (Mexican Summer)
Track Notes: By request for Matthew! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! #libraseason Buy Tamaryn The Waves at Reckless Records Buy Tamaryn at iTunes Buy Tamaryn The Waves at eMusic Add to Collection
Native Soul - Teenage Dreams album artwork 9:35am Native Soul End of Time Teenage Dreams (Awesome Tapes from Africa)
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illuminati hotties - Let Me Do One More album artwork 9:30am illuminati hotties Cheap Shoes Let Me Do One More (Snack Shack Tracks/Hopeless)
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Central Heat Exchange - Central Heat Exchange album artwork 9:26am Central Heat Exchange Local Directly Down (feat. Varsity) Central Heat Exchange (Birthday Cake/Citrus City/Sunroom)
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Metallica  - Metallica album artwork 9:19am Metallica Nothing Else Matters Metallica (Elektra)
Track Notes: In Memory of Ned Smith. Buy Metallica Metallica at Reckless Records Buy Metallica at iTunes Buy Metallica Metallica at eMusic Add to Collection
BADBADNOTGOOD - Talk Memory  album artwork 9:10am BADBADNOTGOOD Beside April Talk Memory (XL)
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Prince Rama - Xtreme Now album artwork 9:06am Prince Rama Your Life in the End Xtreme Now (Carpark)
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9:01am Cafe Tacvba Dejate Caer Vale Callampa (Geffen)
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10/1 - 11am hour
11:50am James Brown Get It Together Star Time (Polydor)
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Native Soul - Teenage Dreams album artwork 11:42am Native Soul The Beginning Teenage Dreams (Awesome Tapes from Africa)
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Adia Victoria - A Southern Gothic album artwork 11:39am Adia Victoria Magnolia Blues A Southern Gothic (Atlantic)
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11:35am Joon Moon Modal B (featuring Liv Warfield) Chrysalis (LDDC/Musique Sauvage)
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Colleen Green - Cool album artwork 11:30am Colleen Green Highway Cool (Hardly Art)
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Tricky - Maxinquaye album artwork 11:26am Tricky Overcome Maxinquaye (Island)
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