Features

Trump Administration To Crack Down On Pot - News With Mary DixonThe White House is hinting that it will take aim at recreational marijuana laws in eight states and Washington DC. Spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters the Trump administration does not plan to continue the more permissive approach to pot used by the Obama White House ... UPDATE: President Trump is blaming the FBI for failing to stop leaks to the media, which he's Tweeting the Bureau should,"FIND NOW." It follows reports that Trump's chief of staff, Reince Priebus, asked the FBI to refute stories that top Trump associates had repeated contacts with Russian intelligence agents during the presidential campaign ... Trump was tweeting again about shootings in Chicago - saying the city needs help. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson tells the Sun Times that the federal government has yet to respond to Mayor Emanuel's request for support from Washington ... Illinois'' largest public employee union has authorized a strike. AFSCME leaders say it's a sign that Governor Rauner should begin negotiations again; Rauner says the union needs to take his latest offer ... The Blackhawks beat the Coyotes ... the Bulls are sending Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott to Oklahoma ... Rainy and mid-50s today; snow and cold in the forecast tonight and tomorrow.
Arcade Fire, The Orwells, Real Estate - New Noise at Nine. Thursday February 23, 2017Hear the latest from some XRT faves and maybe some of your NEW ones!
New Music Thursday Debut: The OrwellsToday on new Music Thursday, I gave the first XRT spin to a song from The Orwells new album, Terrible Human Beings that just came out last week.
This Week On XRT: Programming HighlightsUpcoming programming highlights...
Free Cubs Tickets: Grab 'Em This Afternoon In The LoopThe Cubs are giving away from tickets today...
The New Frontier - News With Mary DixonSeven Earth-sized planets are orbiting a dwarf star known as Trappist-1 about 235-trillion years from here. NASA scientists say that's cosmically close, and one of those exoplanets might have liquid water and sustain life ... Chicago police say yesterday was the deadliest of the year to date - with 13 people shot and seven of them killed ... The Green Line is running normally, after a fatal car crash into a support pillar on the West Side ... Nine protesters have been arrested after refusing to leave their camp at the Dakota Access oil pipeline site ... Protesters gathered at the White House last night ... after the Trump administration reversed the Obama-era guidelines on bathroom and locker room use by transgender students ... Mexican leaders are pushing back against Trump's order to deport undocumented persons who are not from Mexico to Mexico ... The Blackhawks host the Coyotes tonight ... We'll have some patchy fog this morning, and then partly sunny skies and temperatures falling into the upper-40s.

On XRT

David Bowie Fans Are Raising Money To Build An Aladdin Sane Lightning Bolt Statue In LondonThe location is just streets away from Bowie’s Stansfield Road birthplace.
The Mystery Of Bruce Springsteen’s Most Misheard LyricThe answer depends whether you trust your ear or Springsteen’s official lyrics.
This Week's GiveawaysTake a look at what we're giving away on 93XRT.com this week!
Frances Bean Cobain Posts Touching Message To Kurt Cobain For 50th Birthday."You are loved and you are missed. Thank you for giving me the gift of life."
We Remember Radio Legend Herb Kent On Tonight's Local AnestheticWe lost a radio great last year. Tune in tonight at 7:30 for a rebroadcast of a conversation I had with the Cool Gent, Herb Kent in Feb. 2009 on Local Anesthetic.
Breakfast With The Beatles – February 19, 2017Miss Breakfast with the Beatles this week? Here's the playlist for February 17.

Music News

Arcade Fire, The Orwells, Real Estate - New Noise at Nine. Thursday February 23, 2017Hear the latest from some XRT faves and maybe some of your NEW ones!
Peter Gabriel's Solo Debut: A Look Back, 40 Years LaterPeter Gabriel's longtime bassist, Tony Levin, recalls working on the 1977 album which yielded "Solsbury Hill."
Nirvana's 'Nevermind' Gets Bluegrass TreatmentCobain might have been surprised to hear banjos and mandos on his epic songs.
Sinead O'Connor Apologizes for Accusing Arsenio Hall of Giving Prince Drugs“I apologize for my Facebook posts about Arsenio to the extent that anyone thought I was accusing him of acting as Prince's drug dealer."
'Lazarus' Star Michael C. Hall Honors David Bowie at Brit Awards"David’s kindness and generosity and enthusiasm will forever inspire me to be a better man."
Want More Music From Ted Leo? Help Fund His Kickstarter...If his Kickstarter is any indication, we will soon have a new album from Ted Leo.

More From WXRT

Play.it Podcasts
15 Of The Most Valuable Rock Records
Watch Live From Studio X Performances

Listen Live