About Marc Alghini

alghini 385 About Marc AlghiniAt the age of thirteen, Marc convinced WMXM, the college radio station in Lake Forest, to let him do a radio show. While there, he educated himself on the cutting-edge music of the early and mid 1980’s. After sneaking into Tut’s (now a tanning salon at Belmont and Sheffield) to see one of Mission of Burma’s last Chicago shows, Marc enrolled at Emerson College in Boston and DJ’d for their station, WERS, just before the Boston music scene exploded into the national limelight. Living in Boston, he shared apartments with the Blake Babies, road managed The Lemonheads, released the first recordings by Galaxie 500 (Luna) and was eventually hired by alternative station WFNX.

Marc returned to Chicago for a brief period in the early 90’s and began working for the highly respected UK record label, Mute. In 1994, he was transferred to New York City. His travels included touring with Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds as part of Lollapalooza ’94. After leaving Mute, Marc worked for such respected labels as Nettwerk and Astralwerks , the latter as Head of Promotion, where he was responsible for the U.S. careers of The Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim among others. Before returning to Chicago in late 2005, Marc was the manager for the UK group Groove Armada and the Los Angeles-based group Supreme Beings of Leisure. His first airshift on 93XRT was on Christmas morning 2005. Besides the Donny and Marie drum kit he got one Christmas, Marc thought it was the best present ever.

5 Places You Can Pretty Much Expect to See Marc:

  • Wrigley Field between April and October (well, Oct is rare)
  • Cozy Corner Diner and Pancake House (Milwaukee/California)
  • Floyd’s on Armitage and Oakley
  • Any one of the amazing live music venues in Chicago
  • Pompeii Bakery on Taylor St. (the open faced pizza is where it’s at)

Biggest Lie Marc ever told and tells every year:

  • The Cubs will win the World Series this year

5 Obscure Marc Facts:

  • His Great Grandfather manufactured Macaroni in Chicago for years
  • Got to see the Bozo Show live, twice
  • Boycotted night games at Wrigley for 5 years
  • Has a Brussel sprouts recipe that even people who hate Brussel sprouts love.
  • While interning at XRT, Marty Lennartz refused to buy Marc a Beer at a Cubs Game because he was underage. Marty still refuses to buy Marc a beer.

One Comment

  1. Steve says:

    Dude – I need to trouble you for that ‘sprouts recipe again. You emailed it to me a number of years ago & I can’t find it! Thanks!

    1. Marc says:

      email me and I’ll send it over. I’m thinking you needed it for Thanksgiving, will work great for Xmas or any winter meal

  2. Juan / cta says:

    How is your new bus opeator treating you? Does he stop for coffee?

    1. Marc says:

      Nice guy but no rush to get to the Double D. Hope you had a great Christmas Juan.

  3. Juan/cta says:

    Whats up Marc hope you party on New Years eve. Still listening, keep on rockn the free world

    1. Marc says:

      All good Juan. Hope you have a great 2011

  4. Juan/cta says:

    Hey Mark whats up how are you? Can you send a shout out to my wife next week its her b day. thx will be listening next week not that I dont listen but she also will be her name is miriam. thanks Juan

    1. Marc Alghini says:

      Juan I just saw this, feel free to always email me at marc@wxrt.com In fact any listener is more than welcome to email me at that address or follow me on twitter under the name marcafterdark

      1. Juan/cta says:

        Thanks for the shout out heard it on Tuesday around 5am with the song The Passenger by Iggy Pop listen every Tues thru Thursday. Keep rockin dude!J

      2. juan/CTA says:

        Hey marc still listening in the mornings! Still driving the mad dog Madison.

  5. Skip Haynes says:

    Hi Mark and Lake Shore Drive fans,
    We’re recording a new Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah album to be released in July and need a little help to finish recording. The link below has all the information.

    We need several hundred people for this to be successful and we only have 26 days to do it. Any help will be appreciated.

    Skip Haynes & Mitch Aliotta

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