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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.
Spoon, Depeche Mode, Imagine Dragons - New Noise at Nine. Thursday February 16, 2017See the playlist from this week's New Noise at Nine.
A Day Without Immigrants - News With Mary DixonSome of your favorite restaurants and shops may be closed or missing staff today because of a national strike by legal and undocumented residents. 'A Day Without Immigrants' is aimed at protesting President Trump's immigration crackdown. Prominent Chicago chef Rick Bayless posted yesterday that four of his Mexican restaurants will be closed after an employee vote, while two others will donate some of today's proceeds to the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. Immigration rights protesters plan a demonstration later this morning in Union Park ... Trump's choice for Labor Secretary is out over domestic abuse allegations and his employment of undocumented housekeeper. Trump says he's open to a two-state or a one-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians. The New York Times reports Trump plans to have a New York billionaire lead a review of American intelligence agencies ... Congress has approved the repeal of a gun rule that prevented sales to people with serious mental illness ... Three men are dead after a shooting in Brighton Park ... 12-year-old Kanari Gentry-Bowers died yesterday after being shot on Saturday night ... The outbound Ryan is open again after a shooting near 63rd Street ... Governor Rauner's budget address drew laughter from Democrats who say the governor's plans are light on details ... The Bulls host the Celtics tonight. Northwestern's men lost to Maryland ... It'll be cloudy today with high temperatures in the low-40s.
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This Week's WebcastsWe have two artists coming by our BlueCross BlueShield Performance Stage this week!
NYT: Trump Campaign Aides Talked With Russian Spies - News With Mary DixonThe New York Times reports at least three members of the Trump campaign were in repeated contact with Russian intelligence officials before the election. President Trump is complaining on Twitter this morning that the quote, 'fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred.' He was watching CNN and MSNBC, which are reporting on the Times story quoting four current and former American officials say there's no evidence so far of collusion with the Russians to influence voting ... UPDATE: Southbound Lake Shore Drive is reopened, after a fatal shooting at Fullerton ... Three children have been shot in Chicago in three days. Police are looking for the killer of a 2-year-old boy and a man yesterday, while an 11-year-old girl shot over the weekend died. UPDATE: Chicago police have charged a 19-year-old man with Takiya Holmes's murder. A 12-year-old girl remains in critical condition ... Governor Rauner plans his budget address as Illinois closes in on two years without a full budget. Chicago Public Schools are suing Rauner over the state's funding of education ... Humana is pulling out of Obamacare for 2018 ... People are returning home after crews patched up the Oroville Dam in northern California ... The Bulls beat the Raptors at the UC ... It'll be partly sunny with temperatures in the mid-30s.
Lin's Loving Valentine's Day Playlist [Listen]I chose to mix up the vintages and feature songs that XRT has played over the years.
Trump's NSA Resigns - News With Mary DixonPresident Trump's National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has resigned, following reports he'd discussed lifting sanctions on Russia with Moscow's ambassador before the inauguration. The Washington Post reports ousted acting Attorney General Sally Yates had warned the White House that Flynn was not being forthcoming and potentially vulnerable to Russian blackmail ... Northwestern and the University of Chicago are joining the list of organizations opposed to the Trump administration's travel ban ... Senators have confirmed former Goldman Sachs and film executive Steve Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary ... Police in Gary are looking for a 15-year-old girl who went missing yesterday after her mother was attacked ... Chicago police are asking for the community's help. They're still looking for two shooters whose stray bullets critically injured two young girls over the weekend ... Spring training begins for the Cubs and White Sox in Arizona - Cubs pitchers and catchers report today! Tonight, the Bulls host the Raptors ... Sunny and mid-40s today.
Diary of an Overnight DJ: Quintessential Valentunes [Playlist]Valentine's day is upon us, and although it's not as sexy a Holiday as Easter or President's Day, it definitely calls for some love songs. Here are a few classics that might fly under the radar:
Pre-Teens Among Chicago Shooting Victims - News With Mary DixonTwo young girls are hospitalized after being hit by stray bullets in separate shootings in the South Side Parkway Gardens and Englewood neighborhoods. They are 11- and 12-years-old. Chicago police are investigating 2 dozen shootings from the weekend ... The Oroville Dam in northern California is fixing to burst, and they've evacuated nearly 200-thousand people from eight cities ... The UN Security Council plans to hold an emergency meeting today on North Korea's ballistic missile test ... President Trump's policy adviser won't say whether Trump still has confidence in National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Flynn is admitting that sanctions may have come up when he talked to the Russian ambassador while the Obama administration was imposing penalties on the Kremlin ... Adele, Chicago's Chance the Rapper, and the late David Bowie were among the biggest winners during last night's Grammy Awards ... The Bulls lost in Minnesota ... Northwestern's men beat number 5 Wisconsin ... and spring training begins this week for the Cubs and White Sox ... Sunny today, with temperatures in the mid-40s.
New Chicago Music On This Sunday Night's Local AnestheticNew Chicago releases from Pelican's Trevor De Brauw (above), Old Grand Dad, Oceans Over Airplanes, Guerilla, Brad Peterson and Coyote Riot this Sunday night at 7:30!
Trump Travel Ban On Hold - News With Mary DixonPresident Trump is reacting testily to a federal appeals court's refusal to restore his travel ban on people entering the US from seven majority Muslim countries. The case appears headed for the Supreme Court ... Trump spoke last night to China's President Xi, and affirmed the US will honor the One China policy on Taiwan ... The Washington Post reports National Security Adviser Michael Flynn did discuss sanctions with Russia's ambassador before the inauguration ... Chicago's Independent Review Authority is recommending a police officer be fired for shooting and killing a man during a traffic stop and then lying about it ... Mayor Emanuel is touting plans for high-speed rail service to O'Hare ... At least nine people are homeless after a three-alarm fire in an Oak Park apartment building ... The Blackhawks play tonight in Winnipeg. The Bulls are in Phoenix ... It'll be partly sunny and windy today, with high temperatures in the low-40s.

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Win Tickets To A 93XRT Big Beat Show With Jens LekmanJens Lekman is coming to Metro on March 9th for a 93XRT Big Beat Show. Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show! Tickets are on sale now. Visit for more information. 
Win Tickets To A 93XRT Show With Bob MouldBob Mould returns to Chicago for a 93XRT show at Thalia Hall on April 21st! Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show. Tickets are on sale now. Visit for more information. 
Win Tickets To See Rusted RootRusted Root is coming to the Hammond Civic Center on March 25th. Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show! Tickets are on sale now. Visit for more information. 
Win Tickets To See Dispatch With Special Guests GusterDispatch with special guests Guster are coming to Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on July 1st. Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show. Tickets are on February 24th. Visit for more information. 
Win Tickets To A 93XRT Show With Sturgill SimpsonSturgill Simpson is coming to Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on September 22nd for a 93XRT show. Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show! Tickets are on sale now. Visit for more information. 
Win Tickets To A 93XRT Show With The Magpie SaluteThe Magpie Salute are coming to Metro on July 18th for a 93XRT show. Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show! Tickets are on sale now. Visit for more information. 
See Tony Mantuano LIVE from the CBS Chicago Culinary KitchenEnter to win your way into an exclusive cooking demonstration and discussion with James Beard Award winner and chef/partner at Spiaggia, Tony Mantuano! Hosted by 93XRT's Lin Brehmer.
Win Tickets To The JC Brooks Album Release ShowJC Brooks is back with a new album, The Neon Jungle. Enter for your chance to attend his album release show on April 7th at Chop Shop. Winners will receive a pair of tickets to the show and a copy of the new album, The Neon Jungle. Visit for more information. 
Mondo Cozmo Live On The BlueCross BlueShield Performance StageMondo Cozmo will perform Live on BlueCross BlueShield Performance Stage at 4P on Friday, February 17th!
Defrost Your February with Hot Concert Tickets from 93XRT!Every Monday-Friday this month, we'll have the chance for you to score a pair of tickets to some of this summer's hottest concerts!
Hamilton Leithauser Live From Studio X Hamilton Leithauser is performing Live from Studio X on Wednesday, February 15th at 2:00pm at a secret location in Chicago! Enter for your chance to win access for two, to the Studio X performance, presented by Two Brothers Artisan Brewing... Family owned and fiercely loved since 1996. Don't mess with my Two Brothers. Must be 21+ to enter. 
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