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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

9/22 - 6am hour
The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot album artwork 6:43am The Alan Parsons Project I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You I Robot (Arista)
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Calicoco - Underneath album artwork 6:38am Calicoco Shade of Blue Underneath (Dadstache)
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Bobby "Blue" Bland - Two Steps From The Blues album artwork 6:33am Bobby "Blue" Bland I Pity The Fool Two Steps From The Blues (Duke)
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6:32am Miriam Makeba and The Skylarks Ishayisa Mfana The Very Best Of Miriam Makeba and The Skylarks (1956-1959), Vol. 1 (Gallo Record Company)
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The Housemartins - London 0 Hull 4 album artwork 6:27am The Housemartins Freedom London 0 Hull 4 (Go! Discs)
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Liam Kazar - Due North album artwork 6:21am Liam Kazar Local Nothing to You Due North (Woodsist/Mare)
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Robert Plant - Pictures At Eleven album artwork 6:17am Robert Plant Pledge Pin Pictures At Eleven (Swan Song)
Track Notes: Debut solo record from this rock legend. Buy Robert Plant Pictures At Eleven at Reckless Records Buy Robert Plant at iTunes Buy Robert Plant Pictures At Eleven at eMusic Add to Collection
Mild High Club - Going Going Gone album artwork 6:15am Mild High Club Local A New High (featuring Winter) Going Going Gone (Stones Throw)
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Sarah Davachi - Antiphonals album artwork 6:09am Sarah Davachi Border of Mind Antiphonals (Late Music)
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Jane 6:03am Jane's Addiction Of Course Ritual De Lo Habitual (Warner Brothers)
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9/15 - 8am hour
Andrew Hill - Time Lines album artwork 8:52am Andrew Hill Local Whitsuntide Time Lines (Blue Note)
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Buddy Holly - Greatest Hits album artwork 8:46am Buddy Holly Fool's Paradise Greatest Hits (MCA)
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Lakou Mizik & Joseph Ray - Leave the Bones album artwork 8:41am Lakou Mizik & Joseph Ray Bade Zile Leave the Bones (Anjunadeep)
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Weezer - Pinkerton album artwork 8:34am Weezer Getchoo Pinkerton (Geffen)
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8:31am Little Son Joe Black Rat Swing Roots N' Blues: The Retrospective 1925-1950 (Columbia / Legacy)
Track Notes: 1941 orig release year. on Vocalion Records. Little Son Joe was most famous for being married to Memphis Minnie. Buy Little Son Joe Roots N' Blues: The Retrospective 1925-1950 at Reckless Records Buy Little Son Joe at iTunes Buy Little Son Joe Roots N' Blues: The Retrospective 1925-1950 at eMusic Add to Collection
The Shadracks - From Human Like Forms album artwork 8:28am The Shadracks No Time (Sight Return) From Human Like Forms (Damaged Goods)
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Gorillaz - Humanz album artwork 8:20am Gorillaz Submission (feat. Danny Brown & Kelela) Humanz (Parlophone)
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Ty Segall - Harmonizer album artwork 8:18am Ty Segall Feel Good Harmonizer (Drag City)
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Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick [1977] album artwork 8:12am Cheap Trick The Ballad of T.V. Violence (I'm Not The Only Boy) Cheap Trick [1977] (Epic)
Track Notes: Debut album and first of two self-titled records by the Rockford rockers. Buy Cheap Trick Cheap Trick [1977] at Reckless Records Buy Cheap Trick at iTunes Buy Cheap Trick Cheap Trick [1977] at eMusic Add to Collection
Descendents - 9th & Walnut album artwork 8:10am Descendents Nightage 9th & Walnut (Epitaph)
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ORISUN - THIS IS ORISUN album artwork 8:02am ORISUN Local FUNHAUS THIS IS ORISUN (self-released)
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The Stranglers - No More Heroes album artwork 8:00am The Stranglers Dead Ringer No More Heroes (United Artists)
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9/15 - 7am hour
7:57am LowDown Brass Band Local Opened Up The Reel Sessions (Dibs)
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Snail Mail - Lush album artwork 7:56am Snail Mail Pristine Lush (Matador)
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Liars - The Apple Drop album artwork 7:47am Liars Sekwar The Apple Drop (Mute)
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black midi - Cavalcade album artwork 7:38am black midi John L Cavalcade (Rough Trade)
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Baby Huey & The Babysitters - The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend album artwork 7:35am Baby Huey & The Babysitters Local Hard Times The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend (Curtom)
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7:32am Gary Camaro Local Down to the Wire In The Direction Of Travel (self-released)
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Stevie Wonder - Talking Book album artwork 7:25am Stevie Wonder Tuesday Heartbreak Talking Book (Tamla)
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Badge Epoch - Scroll album artwork 7:21am Badge Epoch Fundamentalism (featuring The Cosmic Range) Scroll (Television Explosion)
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