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Dave Rooney DJ Profile

Radio and me became fast buddies when I stood up and turned the dial on the family hi-fi.  Legend told: a song from a Broadway revival show was playing and out came my first pronouncement. "Oklahoma!"  

A little older, Dad let me stay up past bedtime to listen to my brother on his college station and then inevitably, I crashed from the excitement.  

As a teen, the local, rock station took me on as an intern and eventually, gave me an overnight shift.  

That spirit carried me to college, where friends and I started a campus station. There we learned about the freedom and fun of independent broadcasting. 

Now you can hear me DJ on CHIRP, Mondays, 6:00 - 9:00 AM (CST).  

If you're missing the live broadcasts, you can hear past shows from our Radio Free America archives.

Dave Rooney's Playlists

1/20 - 9am hour
9:01am Neil Young Down By The River Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (Reprise)
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1/20 - 8am hour
8:56am Mark Lanegan Band Two Bells Ringing at Once Somebody's Knocking (Heavenly)
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8:50am Jess Robbins Local No Shore in Sight Lightfield (Self-Released)
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8:48am Akira S Tokei Outro Tempo II: Electronic and Contemporary Music from Brazil 1984 - 1996 (Music From Memory)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Akira S Outro Tempo II: Electronic and Contemporary Music from Brazil 1984 - 1996 at Reckless Records Buy Akira S at iTunes Buy Akira S Outro Tempo II: Electronic and Contemporary Music from Brazil 1984 - 1996 at eMusic Add to Collection
8:44am The Secret Sisters Big River (Ft. Jack White) Single (Third Man)
Track Notes: 2010 Buy The Secret Sisters Single at Reckless Records Buy The Secret Sisters at iTunes Buy The Secret Sisters Single at eMusic Add to Collection
8:41am En Attendant Ana Somewhere and Somehow Juillet (Trouble in Mind)
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8:39am Alice Cooper Be My Lover Live From The Astroturf (Good)
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8:32am Jolie Holland Your Big Hands The Living And The Dead (Anti-)
Track Notes: 2008 Buy Jolie Holland The Living And The Dead at Reckless Records Buy Jolie Holland at iTunes Buy Jolie Holland The Living And The Dead at eMusic Add to Collection
8:30am U2 MLK The Unforgettable Fire (Island)
Track Notes: 1984 Buy U2 The Unforgettable Fire at Reckless Records Buy U2 at iTunes Buy U2 The Unforgettable Fire at eMusic Add to Collection
8:26am Of Montreal You've Had Me Everywhere UR FUN (Polyvinyl)
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Rose City Band - Rose City Band album artwork 8:21am Rose City Band Wandering Feeling Rose City Band (Thrill Jockey)
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8:17am ADULT. Does the Body Know? This Behavior (Dais)
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8:14am The Soundtrack Of Our Lives Nevermore Behind The Music (Republic)
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8:12am Celestial Shore Hard to Print Sunnyland (self-released)
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(Sandy) Alex G - House of Sugar album artwork 8:08am (Sandy) Alex G Hope House of Sugar (Domino)
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8:04am Oscar Brown, Jr. Local Brother Where Are You? (Matthew Herbert Remix) Verve // Remixed² (Verve)
Track Notes: 2003 Buy Oscar Brown, Jr. Verve // Remixed² at Reckless Records Buy Oscar Brown, Jr. at iTunes Buy Oscar Brown, Jr. Verve // Remixed² at eMusic Add to Collection
8:00am The Wknd Pray For Me (Ft. Kendrick Lamar) Black Panther: The Album (Interscope)
Track Notes: 2018 Buy The Wknd Black Panther: The Album at Reckless Records Buy The Wknd at iTunes Buy The Wknd Black Panther: The Album at eMusic Add to Collection
1/20 - 7am hour
7:55am Lush Sweetness And Light Gala (4AD)
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7:50am Friendship Clairvoyant Dreamin' (Ordinal)
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7:48am The Sisters Love Blackbird Give Me Your Love (Soul Jazz)
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7:47am Green on Red We Shall Overcome Gas Food Lodging (Enigma)
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7:42am The Mattson 2 Essence Paradise (Company)
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7:38am Space Gators Local Is It Right? Is It Wrong? Intergalactic Swamp Songs (Midwest Action)
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7:31am Suicide Dream Baby Dream Suicide (Second Album) (Ze)
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7:29am Mick Jenkins Local Same Ol The Circus EP (Cinematic Music Group)
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7:25am Oval Impecco Scis (Thrill Jockey)
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7:19am Big Thief Two Hands Two Hands (4AD)
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7:14am Sefi Zisling The Sky Sings (feat. Layla Moallem, Jasmin Moallem & Kerendun) Expanse (Tru Thoughts)
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Lady Lamb - Even in the Tremor album artwork 7:10am Lady Lamb Prayer of Love Even in the Tremor (Ba Da Bing)
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7:06am Common Local A Dream (Ft. will.i.am) Freedom Writers:Music From The Motion Picture (Hollywood)
Track Notes: 2006 Buy Common Freedom Writers:Music From The Motion Picture at Reckless Records Buy Common at iTunes Buy Common Freedom Writers:Music From The Motion Picture at eMusic Add to Collection
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