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Show Me The Money: The Highest Paid Musicians Of 2014

There are a lot of young bands who are working hard and traveling around the country just get their music heard, while some popular established artists are making astronomical amounts of money through tours, albums, endorsements and other ventures. Last month we took a look at which music tours grossed the most money in 2014. Forbes Magazine recently revealed which 30 musical acts made the most overall money over the year. We’re listing all artists who can be heard on XRT. The only name that isn’t an XRT artist is number one, think you can guess who it is? Let’s find out.


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Fare Thee Well, The Grateful Dead To Celebrate 50th Anniversary At Soldier Field

The Grateful Dead are one of the most influential bands in the history of American music. Over their career they’ve represented many facets of social, political, and cultural emblems of America and have been a model of musical success unlike any other band. As 2015 marks their 50th anniversary, the four original members of the Grateful Dead, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir have plans to celebrate in a big way.


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Make Every Second Count

Apparently our clocks need to to be reset due to the imprecise and variable nature of our planet’s motion. This wobbly world has gained an extra second and we are now living in the very […]


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The End of the World As CNN Rolls It [Watch]

This morning, Mary Dixon reported on a leaked video tape that was the vision of Turner Broadcasting Systems founder, Ted Turner. When he launched CNN, he proclaimed that it’d be broadcasting non-stop until the end […]


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In Memoriam: The WXRT Morning Show’s Tributes to Those We Lost in 2014 [Listen]

As the year comes to an end, let us take a moment to look back at those who won’t be around to ring in 2015 with us:



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