Become a Member

Now Playing

Current DJ: Joe Held: Rebellious Jukebox

The Isley Brothers Fight The Power, Part 1 from single (T-Neck) Buy The Isley Brothers single at Reckless Records Buy The Isley Brothers at iTunes Buy The Isley Brothers single at Amazon Add to Collection

Listen Live

Requests? 773-DJ-SONGS or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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 Andy Weber, Alli Klein and Sarah A.

Dave Rooney's Playlists

10/4 - 8pm hour
8:53pm John Coltrane Traneing In Blue World (Impulse!)
Buy John Coltrane Blue World at Reckless Records Buy John Coltrane at iTunes Buy John Coltrane Blue World at eMusic Add to Collection
8:49pm Jay & Yuta Access Card Condemned Compilations (Little Winners)
Buy Jay & Yuta Condemned Compilations at Reckless Records Buy Jay & Yuta at iTunes Buy Jay & Yuta Condemned Compilations at eMusic Add to Collection
8:44pm Joe Jackson Beat Crazy Beat Crazy (A&M)
Track Notes: 1980 Buy Joe Jackson Beat Crazy at Reckless Records Buy Joe Jackson at iTunes Buy Joe Jackson Beat Crazy at eMusic Add to Collection
8:40pm Mal Blum See Me Pity Boy (Don Giovanni)
Buy Mal Blum Pity Boy at Reckless Records Buy Mal Blum at iTunes Buy Mal Blum Pity Boy at eMusic Add to Collection
Twin Peaks - Lookout Low album artwork 8:37pm Twin Peaks Local Laid in Gold Lookout Low (Grand Jury)
Buy Twin Peaks Lookout Low at Reckless Records Buy Twin Peaks at iTunes Buy Twin Peaks Lookout Low at eMusic Add to Collection
Elizabeth Colour Wheel - Nocebo album artwork 8:34pm Elizabeth Colour Wheel Somnambulist Nocebo (The Flenser)
Buy Elizabeth Colour Wheel Nocebo at Reckless Records Buy Elizabeth Colour Wheel at iTunes Buy Elizabeth Colour Wheel Nocebo at eMusic Add to Collection
8:30pm Mike Krol Power Chords Power Chords (Merge)
Buy Mike Krol Power Chords at Reckless Records Buy Mike Krol at iTunes Buy Mike Krol Power Chords at eMusic Add to Collection
8:26pm Mates Of State Think Long Bring It Back (Barsuk)
Track Notes: 2006 Buy Mates Of State Bring It Back at Reckless Records Buy Mates Of State at iTunes Buy Mates Of State Bring It Back at eMusic Add to Collection
8:22pm Wild Nothing Shallow Water Live from Brooklyn Steel (Captured Tracks)
Buy Wild Nothing Live from Brooklyn Steel at Reckless Records Buy Wild Nothing at iTunes Buy Wild Nothing Live from Brooklyn Steel at eMusic Add to Collection
8:19pm Olivia Jean Night Owl Night Owl (Third Man)
Buy Olivia Jean Night Owl at Reckless Records Buy Olivia Jean at iTunes Buy Olivia Jean Night Owl at eMusic Add to Collection
Sweet - Desolation Boulevard album artwork 8:15pm Sweet Fox on the Run Desolation Boulevard (RCA Victor)
Track Notes: 1974 Buy Sweet Desolation Boulevard at Reckless Records Buy Sweet at iTunes Buy Sweet Desolation Boulevard at eMusic Add to Collection
8:12pm Wingtips Local After the Storm Exposure Therapy (Artoffact)
Buy Wingtips Exposure Therapy at Reckless Records Buy Wingtips at iTunes Buy Wingtips Exposure Therapy at eMusic Add to Collection
!!! - Wallop album artwork 8:09pm !!! Out the Grid Wallop (Warp)
Buy !!! Wallop at Reckless Records Buy !!! at iTunes Buy !!! Wallop at eMusic Add to Collection
8:05pm Andrew Bird Local Heretics Armchair Apocrypha (Fat Possum)
Buy Andrew Bird Armchair Apocrypha at Reckless Records Buy Andrew Bird at iTunes Buy Andrew Bird Armchair Apocrypha at eMusic Add to Collection
10/4 - 7pm hour
7:59pm LCD Soundsystem 45:33 (Prince Language Remix) 45:33 Remixes (DFA)
Track Notes: 2009 Buy LCD Soundsystem 45:33 Remixes at Reckless Records Buy LCD Soundsystem at iTunes Buy LCD Soundsystem 45:33 Remixes at eMusic Add to Collection
7:55pm Mirah La Familia You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This (K)
Buy Mirah You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This at Reckless Records Buy Mirah at iTunes Buy Mirah You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This at eMusic Add to Collection
7:52pm Deeper Run Single (Radio Edit) (Fire Talk)
Track Notes: (2019) 7-inch Release Party tomorrow night - Sat. 10/5 @ The Hideout, with Slow Pulp + Girl K Buy Deeper Single (Radio Edit) at Reckless Records Buy Deeper at iTunes Buy Deeper Single (Radio Edit) at eMusic Add to Collection
7:48pm Steve Lacy Playground Apollo XXI (3QTR/AWAL)
Buy Steve Lacy Apollo XXI at Reckless Records Buy Steve Lacy at iTunes Buy Steve Lacy Apollo XXI at eMusic Add to Collection
7:44pm Robert Palmer Every Kind of People Single (Island)
Track Notes: 1978 Buy Robert Palmer Single at Reckless Records Buy Robert Palmer at iTunes Buy Robert Palmer Single at eMusic Add to Collection
7:39pm The Heavy Short Change Hero The House That Dirt Built (Counter)
Track Notes: 2009 - By request! Buy The Heavy The House That Dirt Built at Reckless Records Buy The Heavy at iTunes Buy The Heavy The House That Dirt Built at eMusic Add to Collection
7:37pm (Sandy) Alex G Hope House of Sugar (Domino)
Buy (Sandy) Alex G House of Sugar at Reckless Records Buy (Sandy) Alex G at iTunes Buy (Sandy) Alex G House of Sugar at eMusic Add to Collection
7:32pm Sugar Helpless Copper Blue (Rykodisc)
Buy Sugar Copper Blue at Reckless Records Buy Sugar at iTunes Buy Sugar Copper Blue at eMusic Add to Collection
Kiwi Jr. - Football Money album artwork 7:29pm Kiwi Jr. Gimme More Football Money (Mint)
Buy Kiwi Jr. Football Money at Reckless Records Buy Kiwi Jr. at iTunes Buy Kiwi Jr. Football Money at eMusic Add to Collection
7:24pm Richard Buckner A Chance Counsel Dents And Shells (Merge)
Track Notes: 2004 Buy Richard Buckner Dents And Shells at Reckless Records Buy Richard Buckner at iTunes Buy Richard Buckner Dents And Shells at eMusic Add to Collection
7:21pm Medicine Sentimental Lady Scarred for Life (Drawing Room)
Buy Medicine Scarred for Life at Reckless Records Buy Medicine at iTunes Buy Medicine Scarred for Life at eMusic Add to Collection
7:17pm A Giant Dog Black Mirror Neon Bible (Merge)
Buy A Giant Dog Neon Bible at Reckless Records Buy A Giant Dog at iTunes Buy A Giant Dog Neon Bible at eMusic Add to Collection
Taiwan Housing Project - Sub-Language Trustees album artwork 7:15pm Taiwan Housing Project Downy Hump Sub-Language Trustees (ever/never)
Buy Taiwan Housing Project Sub-Language Trustees at Reckless Records Buy Taiwan Housing Project at iTunes Buy Taiwan Housing Project Sub-Language Trustees at eMusic Add to Collection
7:12pm Metronomy Lately Metronomy Forever (Because)
Buy Metronomy Metronomy Forever at Reckless Records Buy Metronomy at iTunes Buy Metronomy Metronomy Forever at eMusic Add to Collection
7:07pm Boy Scouts Get Well Soon Free Company (Anti-)
Buy Boy Scouts Free Company at Reckless Records Buy Boy Scouts at iTunes Buy Boy Scouts Free Company at eMusic Add to Collection
Quasar Wut-Wut - Digesting Mirror album artwork 7:04pm Quasar Wut-Wut Local Withering Time Digesting Mirror (self-released)
Buy Quasar Wut-Wut Digesting Mirror at Reckless Records Buy Quasar Wut-Wut at iTunes Buy Quasar Wut-Wut Digesting Mirror at eMusic Add to Collection
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. »»