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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

9/8 - 7am hour
Syl Johnson - Back in the Game album artwork 7:08am Syl Johnson Local I Can't Stop Back in the Game (Delmark)
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Liam Kazar - Due North album artwork 7:04am Liam Kazar Local Old Enough for You Due North (Woodsist/Mare)
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Latin Playboys - Latin Playboys album artwork 7:00am Latin Playboys Same Brown Earth Latin Playboys (Slash)
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9/8 - 6am hour
R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant album artwork 6:56am R.E.M. Cuyahoga Lifes Rich Pageant (I.R.S.)
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John Cale - Vintage Violence album artwork 6:51am John Cale Hello, There Vintage Violence (Columbia)
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Björk - Homogenic album artwork 6:46am Björk Bachelorette Homogenic (Elektra)
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ORISUN - THIS IS ORISUN album artwork 6:44am ORISUN Local MISERABLE THIS IS ORISUN (self-released)
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Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes album artwork 6:36am Tori Amos Crucify Little Earthquakes (Atlantic)
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Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple album artwork 6:34am Gnarls Barkley Who's Gonna Save My Soul The Odd Couple (Downtown Music)
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6:30am Yellow Pills Local The Alcoholic Machines That Go Beep (Mint 400)
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Jana Rush - Painful Enlightenment album artwork 6:23am Jana Rush Local Moanin' Painful Enlightenment (Planet Mu)
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Camper Van Chadbourne - Psychadelidoowop album artwork 6:22am Camper Van Chadbourne Knock On The Door Psychadelidoowop (Swamp Room Records)
Track Notes: Phil Ochs cover by this group, a mix of Camper Van Beethoven and Eugene Chadbourne. Buy Camper Van Chadbourne Psychadelidoowop at Reckless Records Buy Camper Van Chadbourne at iTunes Buy Camper Van Chadbourne Psychadelidoowop at eMusic Add to Collection
Prefab Sprout - Swoon album artwork 6:15am Prefab Sprout Don't Sing Swoon (Epic)
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Cleo Sol - Mother album artwork 6:10am Cleo Sol Promises Mother (Forever Living Originals)
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Damon & Naomi - A Sky Record album artwork 6:03am Damon & Naomi How I Came to Photograph Clouds A Sky Record (20|20|20)
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9/1 - 9am hour
Roy Harper - Stormcock album artwork 9:24am Roy Harper The Same Old Rock Stormcock (Science Friction)
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Dream Version - Dream Version album artwork 9:17am Dream Version Local 33 Dream Version (Self-released)
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The Gourds - Heavy Ornamentals album artwork 9:13am The Gourds Pill Bug Blues Heavy Ornamentals (Eleven Thirty Records)
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9:09am Gary Camaro Local Wild Onion Exodus In The Direction Of Travel (self-released)
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Johnny Thunders - So Alone album artwork 9:04am Johnny Thunders You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory So Alone (Sire)
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Torres - Thirstier album artwork 9:00am Torres Hug From a Dinosaur Thirstier (Merge)
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9/1 - 8am hour
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - We the Common album artwork 8:57am Thao & The Get Down Stay Down We Don't Call We the Common (Ribbon)
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Barry Adamson - I Will Set You Free album artwork 8:53am Barry Adamson Black Holes In My Brain I Will Set You Free (Center Control)
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Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits album artwork 8:48am Thee Oh Sees Gelatinous Cube A Weird Exits (Castle Face)
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Lydia Lunch - Queen Of Siam album artwork 8:45am Lydia Lunch Lady Scarface Queen Of Siam (ZE Records)
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Freestyle Fellowship - Innercity Griots album artwork 8:40am Freestyle Fellowship Inner City Boundaries Innercity Griots (4th & Broadway)
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8:38am Fashion Pimps & the Glamazons The Forest People Jazz 4 Johnny (Feel It)
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Crooked Fingers - Breaks in the Armor album artwork 8:30am Crooked Fingers Typhoon Breaks in the Armor (Merge)
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Wavves - Hideaway album artwork 8:27am Wavves Help Is on the Way Hideaway (Fat Possum)
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Jon Rauhouse - Jon Rauhouse 8:24am Jon Rauhouse Local Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive (f. Kelly Hogan) Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Air Show (Bloodshot)
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