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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

6/29 - 6am hour
Ohmme - Parts album artwork 6:47am Ohmme Local Left Handed Parts (Joyful Noise)
Track Notes: For Eric in Duluth. See Ohmme live in Chicago sometime! Buy Ohmme Parts at Reckless Records Buy Ohmme at iTunes Buy Ohmme Parts at eMusic Add to Collection
John Doe - Fables in a Foreign Land album artwork 6:43am John Doe Never Coming Back Fables in a Foreign Land (Fat Possum)
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6:38am Frida Hyvonen I Drive My Friend Until Death Comes (Secretly Canadian)
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Yaya Bey - Remember Your North Star album artwork 6:34am Yaya Bey reprise Remember Your North Star (Big Dada)
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6:32am Brad Mehldau Dropjes Larbo (Warner Brothers France)
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Ween - 12 Golden Country Greats album artwork 6:26am Ween Powder Blue 12 Golden Country Greats (Elektra)
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6:21am Elton John Love Song Tumbleweed Connection (UNI Records)
Track Notes: Written by and featuring Lesley Duncan (backing vocals, guitar) Buy Elton John Tumbleweed Connection at Reckless Records Buy Elton John at iTunes Buy Elton John Tumbleweed Connection at eMusic Add to Collection
Drive-By Truckers - Welcome 2 Club XIII album artwork 6:18am Drive-By Truckers Shake and Pine Welcome 2 Club XIII (ATO)
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Giant Giant Sand - Tucson album artwork 6:12am Giant Giant Sand Ready or Not Tucson (Fire)
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6:08am Mark Alan Lofgren Local The Static Age Black Moon Book 2 (self released)
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Bartees Strange - Farm to Table album artwork 6:04am Bartees Strange Hennessy Farm to Table (4AD)
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6/22 - 8am hour
8:50am Slow Planes Local Superterrestrial Superterrestrial (Self-released)
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Fruit Bats - The Ruminant Band album artwork 8:44am Fruit Bats Local Feather Bed The Ruminant Band (Sub Pop)
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A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service album artwork 8:41am A Tribe Called Quest Ego We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)
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8:38am Adrian Quesada Eso No Lo He Dicho Yo (featuring College of Knowledge) Boleros Psicodélicos (ATO)
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Gardens & Villa - Music for Dogs album artwork 8:32am Gardens & Villa Maximize Results Music for Dogs (Secretly Canadian)
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Kikagaku Moyo - Kumoyo Island album artwork 8:31am Kikagaku Moyo Cardboard Pile Kumoyo Island (Guruguru Brain)
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True Deceiver - Ursa Minor album artwork 8:24am True Deceiver Turned to Dust Ursa Minor (Fake Four Inc)
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First Aid Kit - Stay Gold album artwork 8:19am First Aid Kit My Silver Lining Stay Gold (Columbia)
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8:16am Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys Columbus Stockade Blues Bill Monroe Anthology (MCA Nashville)
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8:13am Phil Angotti Local You Say the Funniest Things Once Around Again (self-released)
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Minutemen - Double Nickels On the Dime album artwork 8:09am Minutemen Jesus and Tequila Double Nickels On the Dime (SST)
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Warren Zevon - Sentimental Hygiene album artwork 8:04am Warren Zevon Boom Boom Mancini Sentimental Hygiene (Virgin)
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Bartees Strange - Farm to Table album artwork 8:00am Bartees Strange Heavy Heart Farm to Table (4AD)
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6/22 - 7am hour
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest album artwork 7:55am Grizzly Bear Southern Point Veckatimest (Warp)
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Chronophage - Chronophage album artwork 7:51am Chronophage Spirit Armor Chronophage (PPM)
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Supersuckers - Get the Hell album artwork 7:46am Supersuckers High Tonight Get the Hell (Acetate)
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Brave Old World - Beyond The Pale album artwork 7:42am Brave Old World Oy, Di Dreydlekh Beyond The Pale (Rounder)
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Andrew Bird - Inside Problems album artwork 7:38am Andrew Bird Local Inside Problems Inside Problems (Loma Vista)
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Buzzcocks - Another Music In a Different Kitchen album artwork 7:34am Buzzcocks What Do I Get? Another Music In a Different Kitchen (United Artists)
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