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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

6/22 - 7am hour
Common - Like Water For Chocolate album artwork 7:30am Common Local Heat Like Water For Chocolate (MCA)
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Horsegirl - Versions of Modern Performance album artwork 7:26am Horsegirl Local Anti-glory Versions of Modern Performance (Matador)
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Beck - Guero album artwork 7:20am Beck Missing Guero (Interscope)
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Michael Nesmith - Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash album artwork 7:16am Michael Nesmith Continuing Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash (RCA Victor)
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Mavis Staples & Levon Helm - Carry Me Home album artwork 7:13am Mavis Staples & Levon Helm Local I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free Carry Me Home (ANTI-)
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Angel Olsen - Big Time album artwork 7:07am Angel Olsen Big Time Big Time (Jagjaguwar)
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Low - Things We Lost In The Fire album artwork 7:02am Low Kind Of Girl Things We Lost In The Fire (Kranky)
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Portishead - Third album artwork 7:01am Portishead We Carry On Third (Mercury)
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6/22 - 6am hour
Digable Planets - Blowout Comb album artwork 6:53am Digable Planets Jettin' Blowout Comb (Pendulum/EMI)
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Big Thief - U.F.O.F. album artwork 6:47am Big Thief Strange U.F.O.F. (4AD)
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6:45am Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets Tokyo Bay Walkabout (Yep Roc)
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Wilco - Cruel Country album artwork 6:41am Wilco Local Darkness Is Cheap Cruel Country (dBpm)
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Miriam Makeba - The World Of Miriam Makeba album artwork 6:36am Miriam Makeba Tonadas de Media Noche (Song at Midnight) The World Of Miriam Makeba (RCA Victor)
Track Notes: Third record released in 1963. Buy Miriam Makeba The World Of Miriam Makeba at Reckless Records Buy Miriam Makeba at iTunes Buy Miriam Makeba The World Of Miriam Makeba at eMusic Add to Collection
Miriam Makeba - The World Of Miriam Makeba album artwork 6:36am Miriam Makeba Tonadas de Media Noche (Song at Midnight) The World Of Miriam Makeba (RCA Victor)
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6:32am The Ink Spots It's Funny To Everyone But Me The Anthology (MCA)
Track Notes: This anthology was released in 1998. This single was originally released in 1939 on Decca. Buy The Ink Spots The Anthology at Reckless Records Buy The Ink Spots at iTunes Buy The Ink Spots The Anthology at eMusic Add to Collection
DEHD - Blue Skies album artwork 6:30am DEHD Local Clear Blue Skies (Fat Possum)
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Circuit Des Yeux - -io album artwork 6:25am Circuit Des Yeux Local Dogma -io (Matador)
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Willie Nelson & Ray Price - San Antonio Rose album artwork 6:21am Willie Nelson & Ray Price Release Me San Antonio Rose (Columbia)
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Bill Evans Trio - New Jazz Conceptions album artwork 6:18am Bill Evans Trio Five New Jazz Conceptions (Riverside)
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Yaya Bey - Remember Your North Star album artwork 6:12am Yaya Bey alright Remember Your North Star (Big Dada)
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Shearwater - The Great Awakening album artwork 6:09am Shearwater Everyone You Touch The Great Awakening (self-released)
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Faye Webster - Car Therapy Sessions album artwork 6:06am Faye Webster Car Therapy Car Therapy Sessions (Secretly Canadian)
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6/15 - 8am hour
Disappears - Era album artwork 8:50am Disappears Local Ultra Era (kranky)
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8:44am The Cool Kids Local One Two The Bake Sale EP (Chocolate Industries)
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NRBQ - Kick Me Hard album artwork 8:41am NRBQ Don't You Know Kick Me Hard (Rounder)
Track Notes: NRBQ established 1967 and still going today. Buy NRBQ Kick Me Hard at Reckless Records Buy NRBQ at iTunes Buy NRBQ Kick Me Hard at eMusic Add to Collection
John Doe - Fables in a Foreign Land album artwork 8:37am John Doe Where the Songbirds Live Fables in a Foreign Land (Fat Possum)
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Desmond Dekker - Rockin 8:32am Desmond Dekker Intensified Festival 68 Rockin' Steady: The Best Of Desmond Dekker (Rhino)
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Beth Carvalho - Mundo Melhor album artwork 8:29am Beth Carvalho Antes Ele do Que Eu Mundo Melhor (RCA Victor)
Track Notes: The Godmother of Samba (1946-2019) Buy Beth Carvalho Mundo Melhor at Reckless Records Buy Beth Carvalho at iTunes Buy Beth Carvalho Mundo Melhor at eMusic Add to Collection
Marina Herlop - Pripyat album artwork 8:25am Marina Herlop miu Pripyat (PAN)
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Adrian Quesada - Boleros Psicodélicos album artwork 8:20am Adrian Quesada Hielo Seco (featuring Marc Ribot & Money Mark) Boleros Psicodélicos (ATO)
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