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CHIRPradio.org is a listener-supported music and arts focused community radio station in Chicago staffed by more than 150 volunteers. In addition to our live programming we produce a series of shows and interviews and provide them through our various podcasts.

CHIRPradio.org is a listener-supported music and arts focused community radio station in Chicago staffed by more than 150 volunteers. In addition to our live programming we produce a series of shows and interviews and provide them through our various podcasts.

Location:

Chicago, IL

Networks:

CHIRP

Description:

CHIRPradio.org is a listener-supported music and arts focused community radio station in Chicago staffed by more than 150 volunteers. In addition to our live programming we produce a series of shows and interviews and provide them through our various podcasts.

Language:

English


Episodes

Mattson 2 Interview

3/16/2020
Features interveiwer Bradley Morgan sat down with twin brothers Jared and Jonathan Mattson of the experimental jazz duo Mattson 2. They spend some time digging into a very special project called "The Vaults of Eternity: Japan," which is a reimagined mix-tape of sorts. Other topics up for discussion include adding vocals to their music and breaking down the 4th wall with the audience. Tune in now to hear to whole conversation! produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo

Duration:00:11:59

The Hecks Interview

3/9/2020
Assistant Director Ari Mejia chats at the Chirp studios with Andrew, Zach, and Jeff of Chicago band The Hecks. They revisit their last interview with Chirp from 2015, talk about why their incredible album My Star took 3 years to make, and the way memory influences their sound. Produced by Ari Mejia Photo credit: Ashleigh Dye

Duration:00:12:46

Paranoyds Interview

3/2/2020
CHIRP Features interviewer Marjorie Alford sits down with the Paranoyds during their last stop in Chicago. They talk channeling political frustrations through music, inspirational women, and connecting with audience memebers during the show and more! Produced by Robert Patterson photo credit Gina Canavan

Duration:00:10:42

Uma Bloo Interview

2/23/2020
Interviewer Mick Reed chats with Molly, singer and creator of Uma Bloo. Tune in to get acquainted with her influences, sound, and how burlesque helped her find her music self. Produced by Robert Patterson Photo credit: Monika Oliver

Duration:00:13:04

First Time: First Choice - Steve Reidell

2/19/2020
STEVE REIDELL is a typography enthusiast and a Chicago musician: he is one-half of DJ/production duo The Hood Internet, and one-half of the band Air Credits alongside fellow Chicagoan ShowYouSuck. He formerly worked as the in-house art director at Metro and Smart Bar. The First Time is CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series. It pairs a reader’s personal story about a specific "first time" -- a different "first" for each show -- with a song performance. This unique structure allows the...

Duration:00:13:53

Frances Quinlan Interview

2/17/2020
Frances Quinlan of famed band Hop Along catches up with CHIRP Features interviewer Elizabeth. They talk about what it was like for Frances to strike out on her own after 15+ years performing, writing, and touring with the same project. Painting and drawing have always been a huge part of Frances' life and she explains how it has worked its way into her artistry as a musician. Tune in to hear more! Produced by Elizabeth Dieterich

Duration:00:11:59

First Time: First Choice - Paul Farahvar

2/12/2020
Paul Farahvar has been delighting audiences with his self-deprecating dry humor, centered on being an aging single. After training at The Second City and iO in Chicago, Farahvar quickly became a regular at local stand-up clubs, Zanies, Comedy Bar and Laugh Factory. Farahvar's hard work, prior stage life (He was/is also a musician) and ease at connecting with audiences have allowed him to achieve remarkably rapid success by industry standards, including the rare opportunity to host and...

Duration:00:11:19

Waltzer Interview

2/10/2020
Features Assistant Director Ari Mejia chats with local musician Waltzer. They chat about her recent album release "Destroyer," and the path that led there. This interview also includes a live studio performance! Tune in to catch this special interview. Produced by Ari Mejia

Duration:00:12:49

First Time: First Choice - Tony Breed

2/5/2020
Tony Breed is cartoonist, DJ, and UX Architect. His comic Muddlers Beat is a queer slice-of-life comic about how life is what happens when you don't know what you're doing; he also created Finn & Charlie Are Hitched, about a gay married couple and their friends. You can listen to his show on CHIRP Radio every Friday morning, 6-9am, and watch him dance in the studio on Instagram. Right now he's probably thinking about what he's going to eat next. The First Time is CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and...

Duration:00:14:16

Teenage Bottlerocket

2/3/2020
Miguel from Teenage Bottlerocket catches up with CHIRP interviewer Mick Reed at Riot Fest 2019. They share perspectives on pop punk these days, how the next generation is being introduced to punk music (read Minecraft) and more about touring and the music that is Teenage Bottlerocket! Produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo

Duration:00:11:45

First Time: First Choice - Cate Brecht

1/29/2020
Cate Brecht is a transport from Florida. She is an adult that doesn’t know what anything means or what to do with herself. She has channeled this energy most recently into talking about her mental health even though she was always told to not discuss that. She has been doing shows around the city talking about her mental breaks. She loves theatre and is a member on the board of the Chicago Volunteer organization The Saints, an organization that provides ushers to almost all Chicago theatres....

Duration:00:12:20

Sugarpulp Interview

1/27/2020
Chirp interviewer Marjorie Alford chats with Chicago locals Sugarpulp at the Chirp studio. Listen to get an insider peek at their songwriting process, where they love to play, and the inspiration for their other-worldly sound. Produced by Robert Patterson Photo credit: Rio Chavez

Duration:00:12:40

First Time: First Choice - Nicole Vasquez

1/22/2020
Nicole Vasquez, MBA, believes that a certain kind of magic occurs when people of all different backgrounds come together to share information and ideas: they experience the power of perspective, understand new ways of thinking, and create new opportunities. Nicole’s current roles are Co-Founder and Chief Community Officer of Deskpass (named one of Chicago’s “50 on Fire” companies), and Co-Founder of Second Shift (named ‘Chicago’s Best Coworking Space’ by Chicago Reader). Nicole has also won...

Duration:00:14:09

Jesca Hoop Interview

1/19/2020
Bradley Morgan sits down with Jesca Hoop to dig into her latest release 'STONECHILD.' She divulges how, through her music, she shares messaging on the patriarchy, racism, among other current cultiral afflictions. Currently based in the United Kingdom, Jesca also shares some insight into the differences between North America and the socialist societ she is living in now. Her music is hauntingly vulnerable and pointed. Produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo

Duration:00:11:58

First Time: First Choice - Mason Johnson

1/14/2020
The First Time is CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series. It pairs a reader’s personal story about a specific "first time" -- a different "first" for each show -- with a song performance. This unique structure allows the story to resonate with audience members as they experience the accompanying song covered by The First Time Four. The band takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements, so it is hard to tell which the audience enjoys more: the story or the song. The First Time...

Duration:00:11:41

Djunah Interview

1/13/2020
Stellar Chirp interviewer Mick Reed chats up Donna Diane, frontwoman/singer of local band Djunah. They chat about Djunah's new album, themes of alternative healing in her work, and how she plays multiple instruments with her feet! Tune in! Produced by Robert Patterson Photo Credit: Dave Rentauskas

Duration:00:13:03

Surfer Blood Interview

12/16/2019
Surfer Blood catches up with Mick Reed at Riot Fest 2019 to talk labels, DIY vs an actual movement of music as coined by the critics, favorite performances, and their tour in support of 'Hourly Haunts.' Produced by Robert Patterson

Duration:00:11:59

Johari Noelle Interview

12/9/2019
Featues interiewer Sarah Brooks goes in depth with Chicago artist Johari Noelle. They talk about the tribulations of comparisons on social media and self care tools. Her latest release TYCSOL stands for "Things You Can't Say Outloud," and she shares some insight into who this project was written for and what she hopes the songs can do for listeners. Produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo

Duration:00:12:46

Ganser Interview

11/25/2019
Features interviewer Mick Reed catches up with Ganser at Riot Fest 2019. They talk about their DIY approach, including switching from a label to a self release model. They also get into album art, videos, and accompanying visuals and how that feeds into the overall understanding of tha band's vision. Keep an eye out for their hidden easter eggs! Produced by Robert Patterson

Duration:00:12:26

Daymaker Interview

11/18/2019
Features Assistant Director Ari Mejia interviews Erin Delaney and Egon Schiele, two members of local band Daymaker. Not only do you get a description of the Chirp Radio studio from Werner Herzog, but a conversation about the politics, collaborative songwriting, and why they bring tangerines to all of their shows. Produced by Ari Mejia Photo credit: Maren Celest

Duration:00:12:57