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Dave Rooney DJ Profile

My love for radio ignited when listening to my brother Don's college radio shows. Our Dad let me stay up (until 7 PM!) and then inevitably rushed me off to bed when the content turned "blue."  As a teen, I interned at the local rock station and eventually landed an overnight shift. After the umpteenth spin of 38 Special, I bailed on the rock dudes to help start a college radio station with my classmates. Realizing I might stay in school forever, I detached a little, to graduate.  But a fire still burns -- and here I am in Chicago, enjoying a now-and-again sub shift with a knowledgeable, fierce community of volunteers, giving you the best in independent, new and exciting music every day!  Some of my favorite DJs at CHIRP include Clarence Ewing, Tyler Clark and Nick Ammerman.

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Dave Rooney's Playlists

9/18 - 9pm hour
Sons of Kemet - Your Queen Is a Reptile album artwork 9:57pm Sons of Kemet My Queen Is Mamie Phipps Clarke Your Queen Is a Reptile (Impulse)
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Jamila Woods - LEGACY! LEGACY! album artwork 9:51pm Jamila Woods Local BETTY LEGACY! LEGACY! (Jagjaguwar)
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9:47pm 38 Special Rock & Roll Strategy Rock & Roll Strategy (A&M)
Track Notes: (1988) Thank you, Rich for the suggestion and support! Buy 38 Special Rock & Roll Strategy at Reckless Records Buy 38 Special at iTunes Buy 38 Special Rock & Roll Strategy at eMusic Add to Collection
The Silence - Metaphysical Feedback album artwork 9:42pm The Silence Tautology Metaphysical Feedback (Drag City)
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9:39pm Brownout Things You Say Over The Covers EP (Fat Beats)
Track Notes: 2017 - Thank you for listening and the support, Jay! Buy Brownout Over The Covers EP at Reckless Records Buy Brownout at iTunes Buy Brownout Over The Covers EP at eMusic Add to Collection
9:34pm The Monkees As We Go Along Head (Colgems)
Track Notes: (1968) Thank you, Randy for the suggestion and your support! Buy The Monkees Head at Reckless Records Buy The Monkees at iTunes Buy The Monkees Head at eMusic Add to Collection
Oso Oso - Basking in the Glow album artwork 9:30pm Oso Oso Dig (II) Basking in the Glow (Triple Crown)
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9:24pm Modern Nature Peradam How to Live (Bella Union)
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9:20pm Gillian Welch Everything Is Free Time (The Revelator) (Acony)
Track Notes: 2001 Buy Gillian Welch Time (The Revelator) at Reckless Records Buy Gillian Welch at iTunes Buy Gillian Welch Time (The Revelator) at eMusic Add to Collection
9:17pm Queen of Jeans All the Same If you're not afraid, I'm not afraid (Topshelf)
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9:11pm IDLES Mercedes Marxist Single (Partisan)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy IDLES Single at Reckless Records Buy IDLES at iTunes Buy IDLES Single at eMusic Add to Collection
Mavis Staples - Live In London album artwork 9:07pm Mavis Staples Local Slippery People Live In London (ANTI-)
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9:02pm Milk Disco Welcome to the Milk Disco Single (Self-released)
Track Notes: (2017) By suggestion from Jay Buy Milk Disco Single at Reckless Records Buy Milk Disco at iTunes Buy Milk Disco Single at eMusic Add to Collection
9/18 - 8pm hour
8:59pm Ottoman Turks Snake Song Ottoman Turks (State Fair)
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Camera Obscura - Let 8:53pm Camera Obscura i need all the friends i can get Let's Get Out of This Country (Merge)
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8:48pm The Freestyle Fellowship Sunshine Men To Whom It May Concern... (Sun Music)
Track Notes: 1991 Buy The Freestyle Fellowship To Whom It May Concern... at Reckless Records Buy The Freestyle Fellowship at iTunes Buy The Freestyle Fellowship To Whom It May Concern... at eMusic Add to Collection
8:45pm The Drippers White Light Action Rock (The Sign)
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8:43pm Paul Revere & The Raiders Kicks Midnight Ride (Columbia)
Track Notes: (1966) Thank you, Tom for listening and all your support! Buy Paul Revere & The Raiders Midnight Ride at Reckless Records Buy Paul Revere & The Raiders at iTunes Buy Paul Revere & The Raiders Midnight Ride at eMusic Add to Collection
8:41pm Tinariwen Taqkal Tarha (featuring Micah Nelson) Amadjar (ANTI-)
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8:35pm Product KF Local Mercy Songs of the Groves (Chicago Research)
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8:31pm Richard & Linda Thompson A Heart Needs A Home Hokey Pokey (Island)
Track Notes: (1975) Thank you, Randy for listening and your support! Buy Richard & Linda Thompson Hokey Pokey at Reckless Records Buy Richard & Linda Thompson at iTunes Buy Richard & Linda Thompson Hokey Pokey at eMusic Add to Collection
Native Harrow - Happier Now album artwork 8:28pm Native Harrow Can't Go on Like This Happier Now (Different TIme)
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Joan Shelley - Like the River Loves the Sea album artwork 8:25pm Joan Shelley Coming Down for You Like the River Loves the Sea (No Quarter)
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Big Joanie - Sistahs album artwork 8:21pm Big Joanie Used to Be Friends Sistahs (The Daydream Library Series)
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River Roses - Each and All album artwork 8:16pm River Roses Phoenix 99 Each and All (Pitch-A-Tent)
Track Notes: (1988) Thank you, André for listening and your support! Buy River Roses Each and All at Reckless Records Buy River Roses at iTunes Buy River Roses Each and All at eMusic Add to Collection
Lower Dens - The Competition album artwork 8:12pm Lower Dens Young Republicans The Competition (Ribbon)
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8:06pm Weval Same Little Thing The Weight (Kompakt)
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8:04pm Neko Case Local Hold On, Hold On Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (ANTI-)
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8:02pm EL VY Are These My Jets Single (30 Days, 30 Songs)
Track Notes: 2016 (30 Days30 Songs.com) Buy EL VY Single at Reckless Records Buy EL VY at iTunes Buy EL VY Single at eMusic Add to Collection
8/28 - 8am hour
8:53am Nérija Equanimous Blume (Domino)
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