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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

5/18 - 8am hour
Junior Kimbrough - Sad Days, Lonely Nights album artwork 8:50am Junior Kimbrough Lord, Have Mercy on Me Sad Days, Lonely Nights (Fat Possum)
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OutKast - Aquemini album artwork 8:46am OutKast Skew It On The Bar-B (featuring Raekwon) Aquemini (Arista)
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8:42am Black Flag Bastard In Love Who's Got The 10 1/2? (Live) (SST Records)
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Say Sue Me - The Last Thing Left album artwork 8:39am Say Sue Me George & Janice The Last Thing Left (Damnably)
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Axons - I Object to Everything album artwork 8:32am Axons Local Close Enough to Dream I Object to Everything (Impossible Colors)
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Willie Nelson - Shotgun Willie album artwork 8:30am Willie Nelson Stay All Night (Stay a Little Longer) Shotgun Willie (Atlantic)
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Girlpool - Forgiveness album artwork 8:27am Girlpool See Me Now Forgiveness (ANTI-)
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The Minders - Psychedelic Blacktop album artwork 8:21am The Minders Astoria Psychedelic Blacktop (self-released)
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Keren Ann - Keren Ann album artwork 8:18am Keren Ann Caspia Keren Ann (Blue Note)
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Let 8:13am Let's Eat Grandma Insect Loop Two Ribbons (Transgressive / PIAS)
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Orquesta Akokán - 16 Rayos album artwork 8:07am Orquesta Akokán Orchidea 16 Rayos (Daptone)
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Herbert - Bodily Functions album artwork 8:02am Herbert Addiction Bodily Functions (!K7 Records)
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5/18 - 7am hour
Minor Moon - Tethers album artwork 7:56am Minor Moon Local The Ground Tethers (Ruination)
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Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers album artwork 7:52am Kendrick Lamar Die Hard (featuring Blxst & Amanda Reifer) Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers (Aftermath/Interscope)
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Duds - Of a Nature or Degree album artwork 7:48am Duds Elastic Feel Of a Nature or Degree (Castle Face)
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Dinosaur Jr. - You 7:45am Dinosaur Jr. In a Jar You're Living All Over Me (SST)
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Taj Mahal - The Natch 7:41am Taj Mahal The Cuckoo The Natch'l Blues (Columbia)
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7:37am Staples Jr. Singers I Feel Good When Do We Get Paid? (Luaka Bop)
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Nina Simone - Verve Jazz Masters 17: Nina Simone album artwork 7:31am Nina Simone Love Me Or Leave Me Verve Jazz Masters 17: Nina Simone (Verve)
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Steel Pulse - Mass Manipulation album artwork 7:27am Steel Pulse Rize Mass Manipulation (Rootfire Cooperative/Wiseman Doctrine)
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Pusha T - It 7:22am Pusha T Diet Coke It's Almost Dry (G.O.O.D Music/Def Jam)
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Tame Impala - InnerSpeaker album artwork 7:18am Tame Impala Solitude Is Bliss InnerSpeaker (Modular)
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Daniel Rossen - You Belong There album artwork 7:15am Daniel Rossen Tangle You Belong There (Warp)
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Igor Stravinsky - The Essential Igor Stravinsky album artwork 7:10am Igor Stravinsky L'Histoire Du Soldat: Petit Concert (The Soldier's Tale: The Little Concert) The Essential Igor Stravinsky (Sony Classical)
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7:07am Cisco Swank X Luke Titus Local Some Things Take Time (featuring Phoelix) Some Things Take Time (Sooper)
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7:00am Pantha Du Prince Behind The Stars Black Noise (Rough Trade)
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5/18 - 6am hour
6:58am Harry Nilsson Gotta Get Up Nilsson Schmilsson (RCA)
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6:52am Beth Orton Lean On Me (w Terry Callier) Beth Bit EP (Heavenly)
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Faces - Long Player album artwork 6:46am Faces On The Beach Long Player (Warner Bros.)
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Kurt Vile - (watch my moves) album artwork 6:43am Kurt Vile Palace of OKV in Reverse (watch my moves) (Verve)
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