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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

1/26 - 8am hour
Wilco - A Ghost Is Born album artwork 8:49am Wilco Local Spiders (Kidsmoke) A Ghost Is Born (Nonesuch)
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Slim Harpo - The Excello Singles Anthology album artwork 8:43am Slim Harpo I'm A King Bee (Single Version) The Excello Singles Anthology (Hip-O)
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Liars - Drum 8:39am Liars A Visit From Drum Drum's Not Dead (Mute)
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8:36am NicFit Rigged Fuse (Upset the Rhythm)
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Reigning Sound - Abdication… For Your Love album artwork 8:32am Reigning Sound Lyin' Girl Abdication… For Your Love (Merge)
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Honey Radar - Play-Box Relay album artwork 8:29am Honey Radar Plum Scouts Play-Box Relay (self-released)
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Sarah Harmer - All Of Our Names album artwork 8:25am Sarah Harmer Almost All Of Our Names (Zoe Records)
Track Notes: Released in Canada, her home country, in 2003. Released in the US in 2004. Buy Sarah Harmer All Of Our Names at Reckless Records Buy Sarah Harmer at iTunes Buy Sarah Harmer All Of Our Names at eMusic Add to Collection
George Jones - The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country album artwork 8:22am George Jones The Grand Tour The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country (Epic/Legacy)
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Kids on a Crime Spree - Fall in Love Not in Line album artwork 8:17am Kids on a Crime Spree Boom Doom Fall in Love Not in Line (Slumberland)
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T. Rex - The Slider album artwork 8:13am T. Rex Telegram Sam The Slider (Reprise)
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Yard Act - The Overload album artwork 8:10am Yard Act The Overload The Overload (Zen F.C.)
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Ohmme - Fantasize Your Ghost album artwork 8:04am Ohmme Local Twitch Fantasize Your Ghost (Freakout)
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8:00am Elvis Costello & The Imposters The Difference The Boy Named If (EMI/Universal)
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1/26 - 7am hour
The Undertones - The Undertones album artwork 7:58am The Undertones Get Over You The Undertones (Rykodisc)
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Handsome Boy Modeling School - So How 7:56am Handsome Boy Modeling School Holy Calamity (Bear Witness II) (feat. DJ Shadow & DJ Quest) So How's Your Girl... (Tommy Boy)
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Cornershop - Woman 7:48am Cornershop My Dancing Days Are Done Woman's Gotta Have It (Luaka Bop)
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Jake Xerxes Fussell - Good and Green Again album artwork 7:45am Jake Xerxes Fussell Carriebelle Good and Green Again (Paradise of Bachelors)
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Masters of Reality - Sunrise On The Sufferbus album artwork 7:41am Masters of Reality T.U.S.A. Sunrise On The Sufferbus (Chrysalis)
Track Notes: Ginger Baker joined the band just for this record and took the lead on this rant about tea in the US. Buy Masters of Reality Sunrise On The Sufferbus at Reckless Records Buy Masters of Reality at iTunes Buy Masters of Reality Sunrise On The Sufferbus at eMusic Add to Collection
Cat Power - Covers album artwork 7:39am Cat Power It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels Covers (Domino)
Track Notes: Jay Miller song made famous by Kitty Wells. Buy Cat Power Covers at Reckless Records Buy Cat Power at iTunes Buy Cat Power Covers at eMusic Add to Collection
Soul Coughing - El Oso album artwork 7:33am Soul Coughing $300 El Oso (Slash/Warner Bros.)
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The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight album artwork 7:30am The Soft Boys I Wanna Destroy You* Underwater Moonlight (Armageddon)
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Damien Jurado - Rehearsals For Departure album artwork 7:26am Damien Jurado Tornado Rehearsals For Departure (Sub Pop)
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Courtesy - Check the Milk album artwork 7:21am Courtesy Local Buy Me A Soda Check the Milk (Seasick)
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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Voodoo album artwork 7:15am The Dirty Dozen Brass Band It's All Over Now Voodoo (Columbia)
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7:11am Jon Langford Local Save Me Jesus Jon Langford's Lucky 7 Series, Part 2 (Tiny Global Productions)
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Michael Hurley - The Time of the Foxgloves album artwork 7:05am Michael Hurley Boulevard The Time of the Foxgloves (No Quarter)
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1/26 - 6am hour
Parliament - Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome album artwork 6:59am Parliament Flash Light Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome (Casablanca)
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LCD Soundsystem - american dream album artwork 6:56am LCD Soundsystem change yr mind american dream (DFA/Columbia)
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FKA twigs - CAPRISONGS album artwork 6:49am FKA twigs minds of men CAPRISONGS (Atlantic)
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Megafaun - Gather, Form & Fly album artwork 6:46am Megafaun Kaufman's Ballad Gather, Form & Fly (Hometapes)
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