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K-Tel DJ Profile

I grew up on the radio and devoured everything rock-and-pop I could get my hands on. Scraped together my allowance to buy my own first album - it was either Rush's Moving Pictures or Pat Benatar's Crimes of Passion (or, um, maybe the Bee Gees' Sgt. Pepper). Before that, I had to tape Casey Kasem's Top 40 countdown off the Sunday radio and bribe my older sister to tape her Van Halen records for me. Fave genres are protopunk/garage, punk, post-punk, power pop, and I have a big soft spot for '70s AM yacht/cornball pop-rock. At UNC-Chapel Hill, I interned for the now-defunct Moist/Baited Breath indie label, wrote music reviews and conducted band interviews for The Daily Tar Heel and other local rags. Best interview of my life, though, was not really music related: Mister Rogers. But, yep, he played the ukelele.

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K-Tel's Playlists

11/26 - 7pm hour
7:54pm Baby Huey & The Babysitters Local A Change Is Going To Come The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend (Curtom)
Buy Baby Huey & The Babysitters The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend at Reckless Records Buy Baby Huey & The Babysitters at iTunes Buy Baby Huey & The Babysitters The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend at eMusic Add to Collection
7:50pm The Muppets Popcorn single (Walt Disney)
Track Notes: 2010 Buy The Muppets single at Reckless Records Buy The Muppets at iTunes Buy The Muppets single at eMusic Add to Collection
7:46pm Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers This Land Is Your Land Pandemophenia (Bloodshot)
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7:42pm Half Moon Run Jello on my Mind A Blemish in the Great Light (Glassnote)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Half Moon Run A Blemish in the Great Light at Reckless Records Buy Half Moon Run at iTunes Buy Half Moon Run A Blemish in the Great Light at eMusic Add to Collection
7:40pm Ween Pork Roll Egg and Cheese The Pod (Shimmy Disc)
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7:33pm Mamalarky You Make Me Smile Mamalarky (Fire Talk)
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7:30pm Dee Dee Sharp Mashed Potato Time single (Cameo)
Track Notes: 1962 Buy Dee Dee Sharp single at Reckless Records Buy Dee Dee Sharp at iTunes Buy Dee Dee Sharp single at eMusic Add to Collection
7:27pm Allah-Las Raspberry Jam Self Discovery for Social Survival (Mexican Summer)
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7:23pm Jordan Reyes Local Dusted Sand Like Stardust (American Dreams)
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7:19pm Olu Dara Okra In the World: From Natchez to New York (Atlantic)
Track Notes: 1998. Request from Ricky! Buy Olu Dara In the World: From Natchez to New York at Reckless Records Buy Olu Dara at iTunes Buy Olu Dara In the World: From Natchez to New York at eMusic Add to Collection
7:15pm The Replacements Red Red Wine Pleased To Meet Me (Sire)
Track Notes: 1987. Request from Al! Buy The Replacements Pleased To Meet Me at Reckless Records Buy The Replacements at iTunes Buy The Replacements Pleased To Meet Me at eMusic Add to Collection
7:09pm The Flaming Lips She Don't Use Jelly Transmissions From The Satellite Heart (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: 1993. Request from Pete in Ravenswood Gardens! Buy The Flaming Lips Transmissions From The Satellite Heart at Reckless Records Buy The Flaming Lips at iTunes Buy The Flaming Lips Transmissions From The Satellite Heart at eMusic Add to Collection
7:07pm Smarts Cling Wrap Who Needs Smarts Anyway? (Feel It)
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7:04pm Teenanger Beige Good Time (Telephone Explosion)
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7:02pm Van Halen Ice Cream Man Van Halen (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: 1978. Request from Julie! Buy Van Halen Van Halen at Reckless Records Buy Van Halen at iTunes Buy Van Halen Van Halen at eMusic Add to Collection
11/26 - 6pm hour
6:58pm Arcwelder Cranberry Sauce Pull (Touch and Go)
Track Notes: 1993 Buy Arcwelder Pull at Reckless Records Buy Arcwelder at iTunes Buy Arcwelder Pull at eMusic Add to Collection
6:53pm Fuzz Spit III (In the Red)
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6:50pm "Weird Al" Yankovic The White Stuff Off the Deep End (Scotti Brothers)
Track Notes: 1992 Buy "Weird Al" Yankovic Off the Deep End at Reckless Records Buy "Weird Al" Yankovic at iTunes Buy "Weird Al" Yankovic Off the Deep End at eMusic Add to Collection
6:47pm apolar. Local stargazer sts-51-l (self-released)
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6:44pm Hank Williams Jambalaya (On the Bayou) 40 Greatest Hits (Polydor / Mercury)
Track Notes: 1952 Buy Hank Williams 40 Greatest Hits at Reckless Records Buy Hank Williams at iTunes Buy Hank Williams 40 Greatest Hits at eMusic Add to Collection
6:41pm Golden Smog Pecan Pie Down by the Old Mainstream (Rykodisc)
Track Notes: 1995 Buy Golden Smog Down by the Old Mainstream at Reckless Records Buy Golden Smog at iTunes Buy Golden Smog Down by the Old Mainstream at eMusic Add to Collection
6:38pm Carolina Chocolate Drops Cornbread And Butterbeans Genuine Negro Jig (Nonesuch)
Track Notes: 2010. Request from Desiree! Buy Carolina Chocolate Drops Genuine Negro Jig at Reckless Records Buy Carolina Chocolate Drops at iTunes Buy Carolina Chocolate Drops Genuine Negro Jig at eMusic Add to Collection
6:34pm The Cryan Shames Local Sugar and Spice Sugar & Spice (A Collection) (Legacy)
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6:31pm Paul Kelly How to Make Gravy Songs from the South (Mushroom)
Track Notes: Request from Owen! Buy Paul Kelly Songs from the South at Reckless Records Buy Paul Kelly at iTunes Buy Paul Kelly Songs from the South at eMusic Add to Collection
6:28pm Jason Henn A Straighter Line (Ballad of JPHS) Jazz Pigs In High School (Cara)
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6:23pm The Beatles Savoy Truffle The Beatles (The White Album) (Apple)
Track Notes: 1968 Buy The Beatles The Beatles (The White Album) at Reckless Records Buy The Beatles at iTunes Buy The Beatles The Beatles (The White Album) at eMusic Add to Collection
6:21pm Jimmy Buffett Cheeseburger in Paradise Son of a Son of a Sailor (ABC)
Track Notes: 1978. Request from Becky! Buy Jimmy Buffett Son of a Son of a Sailor at Reckless Records Buy Jimmy Buffett at iTunes Buy Jimmy Buffett Son of a Son of a Sailor at eMusic Add to Collection
6:17pm Joey Molland Rainy Day Man Be True to Yourself (Omnivore)
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6:12pm The Move Blackberry Way Movements: 30th Anniversary Anthology (Westside)
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6:08pm Emily Edrosa Drinking During the Day Another Wave Is Coming (Park the Van)
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