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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.

Check out DJ K-TEL's two most recent shows below.

K-Tel's Playlists

2/29 - 7pm hour
7:57pm Tortoise Local Magnet Pulls Through Tortoise (Thrill Jockey)
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The Adverts - Crossing the Red Sea with The Adverts album artwork 7:52pm The Adverts On The Roof Crossing the Red Sea with The Adverts (Bright)
Track Notes: 1978 Buy The Adverts Crossing the Red Sea with The Adverts at Reckless Records Buy The Adverts at iTunes Buy The Adverts Crossing the Red Sea with The Adverts at eMusic Add to Collection
7:48pm Ohmme Local Flood Your Gut Fantasize Your Ghost (Freakout)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Ohmme Fantasize Your Ghost at Reckless Records Buy Ohmme at iTunes Buy Ohmme Fantasize Your Ghost at eMusic Add to Collection
7:44pm Foster the People Sit Next to Me Sacred Hearts Club (Columbia)
Track Notes: 2017. HBD, Mark Foster, b. 2-29-84 Buy Foster the People Sacred Hearts Club at Reckless Records Buy Foster the People at iTunes Buy Foster the People Sacred Hearts Club at eMusic Add to Collection
Real Estate - Daniel album artwork 7:41pm Real Estate Water Underground Daniel (Domino)
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7:38pm Dermabrasion Goblin Dance Pain Behavior (Hand Drawn Dracula)
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Randy Bachman - Anthology album artwork 7:35pm Randy Bachman Shakin' All Over Anthology (12 Hit Wonder)
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The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks, 1964-1971 album artwork 7:31pm The Rolling Stones Jumpin' Jack Flash Hot Rocks, 1964-1971 (London)
Track Notes: 1968 Buy The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks, 1964-1971 at Reckless Records Buy The Rolling Stones at iTunes Buy The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks, 1964-1971 at eMusic Add to Collection
The Grifters - Crappin 7:25pm The Grifters Bronze Cast Crappin' You Negative (Shangri-La)
Buy The Grifters Crappin' You Negative at Reckless Records Buy The Grifters at iTunes Buy The Grifters Crappin' You Negative at eMusic Add to Collection
The Grifters - Crappin 7:24pm The Grifters Bronze Crappin' You Negative (Shangri-La)
Track Notes: 1994 Buy The Grifters Crappin' You Negative at Reckless Records Buy The Grifters at iTunes Buy The Grifters Crappin' You Negative at eMusic Add to Collection
The Grifters - Crappin 7:23pm The Grifters Piddlebach Crappin' You Negative (Shangri-La)
Track Notes: 1994 Buy The Grifters Crappin' You Negative at Reckless Records Buy The Grifters at iTunes Buy The Grifters Crappin' You Negative at eMusic Add to Collection
Hurray for the Riff Raff - Small Town Heroes album artwork 7:19pm Hurray for the Riff Raff Crash on the Highway Small Town Heroes (ATO)
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Katy Kirby - Blue Raspberry album artwork 7:15pm Katy Kirby Cubic Zirconia Blue Raspberry (ANTI-)
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Pylon Reenactment Society - Magnet Factory album artwork 7:10pm Pylon Reenactment Society Flowers Everywhere Magnet Factory (Strolling Bones)
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J. Robbins - Basilisk album artwork 7:07pm J. Robbins Automaticity Basilisk (Dischord)
Buy J. Robbins Basilisk at Reckless Records Buy J. Robbins at iTunes Buy J. Robbins Basilisk at eMusic Add to Collection
7:04pm Popdefect Paper Imitation Punch Drunk (Flipside)
Track Notes: 1992 Buy Popdefect Punch Drunk at Reckless Records Buy Popdefect at iTunes Buy Popdefect Punch Drunk at eMusic Add to Collection
7:02pm Sugar Helpless Copper Blue (Rykodisc)
Track Notes: 1992 Buy Sugar Copper Blue at Reckless Records Buy Sugar at iTunes Buy Sugar Copper Blue at eMusic Add to Collection
2/29 - 6pm hour
6:58pm Strike Under Local Elephant's Graveyard You Weren't There: A History of Chicago Punk 1977-1984 (Factory 25)
Buy Strike Under You Weren't There: A History of Chicago Punk 1977-1984 at Reckless Records Buy Strike Under at iTunes Buy Strike Under You Weren't There: A History of Chicago Punk 1977-1984 at eMusic Add to Collection
The Jack Rubies - Clocks Are Out of Time album artwork 6:53pm The Jack Rubies Hidey Hole Clocks Are Out of Time (Big Stir)
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The Jack Rubies - Clocks Are Out of Time album artwork 6:53pm The Jack Rubies Hidey Hole Clocks Are Out of Time (Big Stir)
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Sebadoh - Act Surprised album artwork 6:50pm Sebadoh leap year Act Surprised (Dangerbird)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Sebadoh Act Surprised at Reckless Records Buy Sebadoh at iTunes Buy Sebadoh Act Surprised at eMusic Add to Collection
XTC - Oranges & Lemons album artwork 6:46pm XTC Scarecrow People Oranges & Lemons (Virgin)
Track Notes: 1989 Buy XTC Oranges & Lemons at Reckless Records Buy XTC at iTunes Buy XTC Oranges & Lemons at eMusic Add to Collection
Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love album artwork 6:43pm Kate Bush Hounds Of Love Hounds Of Love (EMI)
Track Notes: 1985/86 Buy Kate Bush Hounds Of Love at Reckless Records Buy Kate Bush at iTunes Buy Kate Bush Hounds Of Love at eMusic Add to Collection
The Kinks - Give The People What They Want album artwork 6:37pm The Kinks Destroyer Give The People What They Want (Arista)
Track Notes: 1981 Buy The Kinks Give The People What They Want at Reckless Records Buy The Kinks at iTunes Buy The Kinks Give The People What They Want at eMusic Add to Collection
Rot TV - Tales of Torment album artwork 6:35pm Rot TV I'm Not Like Everybody Else Tales of Torment (Tee Pee)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Rot TV Tales of Torment at Reckless Records Buy Rot TV at iTunes Buy Rot TV Tales of Torment at eMusic Add to Collection
The Mons - Axes: Bold As Fuck album artwork 6:32pm The Mons Local Anhedonia Uber Alles Axes: Bold As Fuck (Triple Eye)
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6:29pm The Brogues I Ain't No Miracle Worker Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968, Vol. 2 (Elektra/Rhino)
Buy The Brogues Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968, Vol. 2 at Reckless Records Buy The Brogues at iTunes Buy The Brogues Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968, Vol. 2 at eMusic Add to Collection
Dead Ghosts - Automatic Changer album artwork 6:28pm Dead Ghosts In and Out Automatic Changer (Burger)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Dead Ghosts Automatic Changer at Reckless Records Buy Dead Ghosts at iTunes Buy Dead Ghosts Automatic Changer at eMusic Add to Collection
Ladytron - Witching Hour album artwork 6:21pm Ladytron Destroy Everything You Touch Witching Hour (Island)
Track Notes: 2005. For Julie. Buy Ladytron Witching Hour at Reckless Records Buy Ladytron at iTunes Buy Ladytron Witching Hour at eMusic Add to Collection
6:19pm The Yardbirds Over, Under, Sideways, Down Roger the Engineer (Epic)
Track Notes: 1966 Buy The Yardbirds Roger the Engineer at Reckless Records Buy The Yardbirds at iTunes Buy The Yardbirds Roger the Engineer at eMusic Add to Collection
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