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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

10/20 - 8am hour
John Coltrane - Crescent album artwork 8:48am John Coltrane Lonnie's Lament Crescent (Impulse)
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The Damned - Damned Damned Damned album artwork 8:45am The Damned Stab Your Back Damned Damned Damned (Stiff)
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Connan Mockasin - Jassbusters album artwork 8:42am Connan Mockasin Momo's Jassbusters (Mexican Summer)
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8:38am Myriam Gendron Go Away from My Window Ma Délire - Songs of Love Lost & Found (Feeding Tube)
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Lala Lala - I Want the Door to Open album artwork 8:33am Lala Lala Local Prove It I Want the Door to Open (Hardly Art)
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Otis Taylor - Recapturing The Banjo album artwork 8:28am Otis Taylor Hey Joe (feat. Alvin Youngblood Hart, Guy Davis & Cassie Taylor) Recapturing The Banjo (Telarc)
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Sebadoh - Bakesale album artwork 8:25am Sebadoh Mystery Man Bakesale (Sub Pop)
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Magdalena Bay - Mercurial World album artwork 8:20am Magdalena Bay Prophecy Mercurial World (Luminelle)
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Webb Pierce - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Webb Pierce album artwork 8:17am Webb Pierce Love, Love, Love 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Webb Pierce (MCA Nashville)
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Macie Stewart - Mouth Full of Glass album artwork 8:14am Macie Stewart Local What Will I Do Mouth Full of Glass (Orindal)
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Amon Tobin - How Do You Live album artwork 8:07am Amon Tobin How Do You Live How Do You Live (Nomark)
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Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do album artwork 8:01am Drive-By Truckers The Wig He Made Her Wear The Big To-Do (ATO)
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10/20 - 7am hour
Yves Tumor - Safe In The Hands of Love album artwork 7:57am Yves Tumor Noid Safe In The Hands of Love (Warp)
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illuminati hotties - Let Me Do One More album artwork 7:54am illuminati hotties MMMOOOAAAAAYAYA Let Me Do One More (Snack Shack Tracks/Hopeless)
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Common - A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 album artwork 7:52am Common Local When We Move (featuring Black Thought & Seun Kuti) A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 (Loma Vista)
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Alex Harvey and His Soul Band - Shout: The Essential Alex Harvey album artwork 7:50am Alex Harvey and His Soul Band Reeling And Rocking Shout: The Essential Alex Harvey (Spectrum Music)
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Jimmy Johnson - Johnson 7:44am Jimmy Johnson Local Poor Boy's Dream Johnson's Whacks (Delmark)
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Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes album artwork 7:35am Mott The Hoople Soft Ground All The Young Dudes (Columbia)
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X - Under the Big Black Sun album artwork 7:31am X Under the Big Black Sun Under the Big Black Sun (Elektra)
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Matt Berninger - I 7:27am Matt Berninger I'm Waiting for the Man I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to The Velvet Underground & Nico (Verve)
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DEHD - Flower of Devotion album artwork 7:22am DEHD Local No Time Flower of Devotion (Fire Talk)
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Magik Markers - Boss album artwork 7:18am Magik Markers Taste (feat. Peter Nolan & Elisa Ambrosio) Boss (Ecstatic Peace!)
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Xenia Rubinos - Una Rosa album artwork 7:15am Xenia Rubinos Una Rosa Una Rosa (Anti-)
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Devo - Duty Now for the Future album artwork 7:10am Devo Secret Agent Man Duty Now for the Future (Warner Bros.)
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7:06am The Webstirs Local For a Moment The Webstirs (Presmark)
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Bob Marley & The Wailers - Natty Dread album artwork 7:01am Bob Marley & The Wailers Lively Up Yourself Natty Dread (Island)
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10/20 - 6am hour
Jonathan Fire*Eater - Tremble Under Boom Lights album artwork 6:57am Jonathan Fire*Eater Give Me Daughters Tremble Under Boom Lights (Third Man)
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Stranded - Midnight Sun album artwork 6:51am Stranded Hesitation Midnight Sun (Double Phantom)
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6:46am Elysian Fields Transience Of Life Transience Of Life (Microcultures)
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Built to Spill - Ancient Melodies of the Future album artwork 6:43am Built to Spill In Your Mind Ancient Melodies of the Future (Warner Bros.)
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