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Fred W DJ Profile

I've been a music and radio fanatic ever since I got my first Panasonic ball radio in year 1921. I'm that old. Good radio is never a given and I cherish when I discover either a good station like Chirp - I was a fan before I started DJing here - or a good DJ. I've served in the US Navy, sold radio, DJ'd, performed administrative and accounting functions, and run a college basketball tournament in the past. I currently own a service and sales business for coffee and espresso-related equipment. I've lived in Chicago for the most part since 1994 and love my city. I like to cycle and catch live music whenever I can in my spare time.

You can listen to Fred's two most recent shows below:

Fred W's Playlists

6/29 - 8am hour
Goat - Requiem album artwork 8:53am Goat Goodbye Requiem (Sub Pop)
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Camper Van Beethoven - Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart album artwork 8:48am Camper Van Beethoven One Of These Days Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart (Virgin)
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Mamani Keita & Marc Minelli - Electro Bamako album artwork 8:41am Mamani Keita & Marc Minelli Laydou Electro Bamako (Palm Pictures)
Track Notes: Malian artist Mamani Keita pairs with French musician and producer Minelli on this 2001 release. Buy Mamani Keita & Marc Minelli Electro Bamako at Reckless Records Buy Mamani Keita & Marc Minelli at iTunes Buy Mamani Keita & Marc Minelli Electro Bamako at eMusic Add to Collection
8:38am The Handcuffs Local I Cry for You Burn the Rails (Pravda)
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Big Bill Broonzy - Good Time Tonight album artwork 8:32am Big Bill Broonzy Flat Foot Susie With Her Flat Yes Yes Good Time Tonight (Columbia/Legacy)
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Reigning Sound - Shattered album artwork 8:29am Reigning Sound My My Shattered (Merge)
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Chronophage - Chronophage album artwork 8:26am Chronophage Summer to Fall Chronophage (PPM)
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Joe Rainey - Niineta album artwork 8:21am Joe Rainey no chants Niineta (37d03d)
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Adrian Belew - Lone Rhino album artwork 8:18am Adrian Belew Swingline Lone Rhino (Island)
Track Notes: Debut solo record for Belew from 1982. Buy Adrian Belew Lone Rhino at Reckless Records Buy Adrian Belew at iTunes Buy Adrian Belew Lone Rhino at eMusic Add to Collection
The Stroppies - Levity album artwork 8:15am The Stroppies Up to My Elbows Levity (Tough Love)
Track Notes: Melbourne band with their 4th album release. Buy The Stroppies Levity at Reckless Records Buy The Stroppies at iTunes Buy The Stroppies Levity at eMusic Add to Collection
DEHD - Blue Skies album artwork 8:10am DEHD Local Empty In My Mind Blue Skies (Fat Possum)
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Funkadelic - Hardcore Jollies album artwork 8:07am Funkadelic Soul Mate Hardcore Jollies (Warner Brothers)
Track Notes: Funkadelic's 9th studio album released in 1976. George Clinton on lead vocals. Buy Funkadelic Hardcore Jollies at Reckless Records Buy Funkadelic at iTunes Buy Funkadelic Hardcore Jollies at eMusic Add to Collection
Guided by Voices - Same Place the Fly Got Smashed album artwork 8:01am Guided by Voices Murder Charge Same Place the Fly Got Smashed (Rocket #9)
Track Notes: Really, its name is "Local Mix-Up/Murder Charge" Buy Guided by Voices Same Place the Fly Got Smashed at Reckless Records Buy Guided by Voices at iTunes Buy Guided by Voices Same Place the Fly Got Smashed at eMusic Add to Collection
6/29 - 7am hour
The Stranglers - No More Heroes album artwork 7:57am The Stranglers Straighten Out No More Heroes (United Artists)
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Cat Power - You Are Free album artwork 7:55am Cat Power Free You Are Free (Matador)
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Σtella - Up and Away album artwork 7:50am Σtella Another Nation Up and Away (Sub Pop)
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Ann Peebles - Tellin 7:46am Ann Peebles Come To Mama Tellin' It (Hi Records)
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Zola Jesus - Arkhon album artwork 7:43am Zola Jesus Lost Arkhon (Sacred Bones)
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Bettie Serveert - Damaged Good album artwork 7:37am Bettie Serveert Unsane Damaged Good (Schoolkids)
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801 - 801 Live album artwork 7:32am 801 T.N.K. (Tomorrow Never Knows) 801 Live (Island)
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Pinetop Seven - Beneath Confederate Lake album artwork 7:27am Pinetop Seven Local The Western Ash Beneath Confederate Lake (Empyrean)
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Horsegirl - Versions of Modern Performance album artwork 7:23am Horsegirl Local Beautiful Song Versions of Modern Performance (Matador)
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Steely Dan - The Royal Scam album artwork 7:19am Steely Dan Green Earrings The Royal Scam (ABC Records)
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Brian Jackson - This is Brian Jackson album artwork 7:14am Brian Jackson All Talk This is Brian Jackson (BBE)
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Kevin Ayers - Joy Of A Toy album artwork 7:07am Kevin Ayers Song For Insane Times Joy Of A Toy (Harvest)
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7:05am Pavement Flux = Rad Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels Edition (Matador)
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Pavement - Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels Edition album artwork 7:03am Pavement Extradition Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels Edition (Matador)
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7:01am Phil Angotti Local Mystery Street Once Around Again (self-released)
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6/29 - 6am hour
NaS - Illmatic album artwork 6:56am NaS The World Is Yours (featuring Pete Rock) Illmatic (Columbia)
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Pink Floyd - The Piper At the Gates of Dawn album artwork 6:52am Pink Floyd Lucifer Sam The Piper At the Gates of Dawn (Capitol)
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