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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

4/14 - 8am hour
Diagonal - DIAGONAL album artwork 8:51am Diagonal Local In The Tall Grass DIAGONAL (Little Cloud)
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8:50am Slow Planes Local Reptile House Superterrestrial (Self-released)
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!!! - Myth Takes album artwork 8:44am !!! Myth Takes Myth Takes (label)
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8:40am Pas/Cal Summer Is Almost Here I Was Raised On Matthew, Mark, Luke & Laura (Le Grand Magistery)
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Mercury Rev - All Is Dream album artwork 8:36am Mercury Rev A Drop in Time All Is Dream (V2)
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8:30am Amadou & Mariam La Fête au Village Dimanche A Bamako (Nonesuch)
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New Bums - Last Time I Saw Grace album artwork 8:26am New Bums Wild Dogs Last Time I Saw Grace (Drag CIty)
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8:23am Eddy The Chief Clearwater Local Blue Over You West Side Strut (Alligator)
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Sunny War - Simple Syrup album artwork 8:18am Sunny War Love Is a Pest Simple Syrup (Hen House Studios/ORG)
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Mac DeMarco - Rock and Roll Night Club album artwork 8:15am Mac DeMarco Me and Jon, Hanging On Rock and Roll Night Club (Captured Tracks)
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Figueroa - The World As We Know It album artwork 8:11am Figueroa Better Run The World As We Know It (NOMARK)
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Reigning Sound - Shattered album artwork 8:09am Reigning Sound North Cackalacky Girl Shattered (Merge)
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The Residents - God In Three Persons album artwork 8:03am The Residents The Thing About Them God In Three Persons (Rykodisc)
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Rogér Fakhr - Fine Anyway album artwork 8:01am Rogér Fakhr Had to Come Back Wet Fine Anyway (Habibi Funk)
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4/14 - 7am hour
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass album artwork 7:55am George Harrison Let It Down All Things Must Pass (Apple)
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Yaya Bey - The Things I Can 7:52am Yaya Bey the root of a thing The Things I Can't Take With Me (Big Dada)
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Jay Reatard - Singles 06-07 album artwork 7:48am Jay Reatard It's So Useless Singles 06-07 (In the Red)
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Patti Smith - Gone Again album artwork 7:45am Patti Smith Gone Again Gone Again (Arista)
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Minor Moon - Tethers album artwork 7:42am Minor Moon Local Was There Anything Else Tethers (Ruination)
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X - More Fun in the New World album artwork 7:36am X I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts More Fun in the New World (Elektra)
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Nick Waterhouse - Promenade Blue album artwork 7:33am Nick Waterhouse Silver Bracelet Promenade Blue (Innovative Leisure)
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Zella Day - Holocene album artwork 7:29am Zella Day Holocene (feat. Weyes Blood) Holocene (Concord)
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Soul Coughing - Ruby Vroom album artwork 7:22am Soul Coughing Mr. Bitterness Ruby Vroom (Slash/Warner Bros.)
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Marcia Ball - Hot Tamale Baby album artwork 7:18am Marcia Ball That's Enough Of That Stuff Hot Tamale Baby (Rounder)
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7:14am KRGA Local Sinners Moi St. (Hoser)
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Ellen McIlwaine - The Real Ellen McIlwaine album artwork 7:08am Ellen McIlwaine Born Under A Bad Sign The Real Ellen McIlwaine (Kot'Ai)
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Eleventh Dream Day - Since Grazed album artwork 7:04am Eleventh Dream Day Local A Case to Carry On Since Grazed (Comedy Minus One)
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4/14 - 6am hour
Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury album artwork 6:59am Clipse Nightmares (featuring Bilal) Hell Hath No Fury (Jive)
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Dominique Fils-Aimé - Three Little Words album artwork 6:57am Dominique Fils-Aimé Three Little Words Three Little Words (Ensoul)
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Pink Floyd - Meddle album artwork 6:51am Pink Floyd San Tropez Meddle (Harvest)
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