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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

7/28 - 8am hour
James Brown - The Payback album artwork 8:50am James Brown Stone To The Bone The Payback (Polydor)
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Bongwater - The Big Sell-Out album artwork 8:45am Bongwater Over the Credit Line The Big Sell-Out (Shimmy Disc)
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Gang Starr - Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr album artwork 8:42am Gang Starr Now You're Mine Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr (Virgin)
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The Beautiful South - Welcome to the Beautiful South album artwork 8:40am The Beautiful South You Keep It All In Welcome to the Beautiful South (Elektra)
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Meat Wave - Volcano Park album artwork 8:37am Meat Wave Local Yell at the Moon Volcano Park (Big Scary Monsters)
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8:30am Hazel Dickens, Alice Gerrard The Green Rolling Hills Of West Virginia Hazel & Alice (Rounder)
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Vince Staples - Vince Staples album artwork 8:28am Vince Staples Are You With That? Vince Staples (Motown)
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David Bowie - Lodger album artwork 8:25am David Bowie Look Back In Anger Lodger (RCA)
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Oi Va Voi - Travelling The Face Of The Globe album artwork 8:24am Oi Va Voi Stitches and Runs Travelling The Face Of The Globe (Oi Va Voi Recordings)
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8:17am Off Peak Arson Paranoid Hum Self Titled (self-released)
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8:13am Muddy Waters Local Blow Wind Blow The Chess Box (MCA/Chess)
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ZZ Top - Rio Grande Mud album artwork 8:09am ZZ Top Just Got Paid Rio Grande Mud (London)
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Wavves - Hideaway album artwork 8:06am Wavves Help Is on the Way Hideaway (Fat Possum)
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Wesley Joseph - ULTRAMARINE album artwork 8:00am Wesley Joseph Ultramarine ULTRAMARINE (EEVILTWINN / Transgressive)
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7/28 - 7am hour
Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters album artwork 7:56am Fiona Apple Fetch the Bolt Cutters Fetch the Bolt Cutters (Epic)
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7:53am Violent Femmes Sweet Misery Blues Hallowed Grounds (Slash)
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Sarah Vaughan - In the Land of Hi-Fi album artwork 7:50am Sarah Vaughan Sometimes I'm Happy In the Land of Hi-Fi (EmArcy)
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Yves Tumor - The Asymptotical World album artwork 7:45am Yves Tumor Jackie The Asymptotical World (Warp)
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David Rawlings - Poor David 7:42am David Rawlings Cumberland Gap Poor David's Almanack (Acony Records)
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Meat Puppets - Too High To Die album artwork 7:39am Meat Puppets Severed Goddess Hand Too High To Die (London)
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7:33am Thomas Comerford Local Partners Introverts (self-released)
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Kevin Coyne - Marjory Razorblade album artwork 7:30am Kevin Coyne Talking To No One Marjory Razorblade (Virgin)
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Jodi - Blue Heron album artwork 7:27am Jodi Local Power Blue Heron (Sooper)
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Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information album artwork 7:20am Shuggie Otis Aht Uh Mi Hed Inspiration Information (Luaka Bop)
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7:17am The Ogyatanaa Show Band You Monopolize Me Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Ghanian Blues 1968-81 (Soundway)
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Anushka - Yemaya album artwork 7:14am Anushka Bad Weather Yemaya (Tru Thoughts)
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7:09am Randy Newman Last Night I Had A Dream Sail Away (Reprise)
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Al Di Meola - Electric Rendezvous album artwork 7:03am Al Di Meola Passion, Grace & Fire Electric Rendezvous (Columbia)
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Ora The Molecule - Human Safari album artwork 7:00am Ora The Molecule Die To Be a Butterfly Human Safari (Mute)
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7/28 - 6am hour
6:55am D'Angelo and The Vanguard Sugah Daddy Black Messiah (RCA)
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