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Linside Chicago: Openlands Lakeshore Preserve [Listen]

Lin talks about the Northside, the Southside and thanks to your Local Allstate Agent, he now talks about LINSIDE. Each weekly installment of LINSIDE is where Lin takes you on a journey inside Chicago through […]

09/10/2014

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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Jim Backus “Delicious”

Actor Jim Backus was the dad in Rebel Without A Cause. Before he was the voice of the cartoon Mr. Magoo and Mr. Howell on Gilligan’s Island, Jim Backus was an unlikely pop star in […]

09/10/2014

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Long Time with Kyle Long of the Chicago Bears Returns! [Listen]

It’s a brand new Bears season as offensive lineman Kyle Long joins Lin Brehmer and the WXRT Morning Show at 8:15am following every game. This morning, they spoke about how it feels to no longer […]

09/08/2014

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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Shellac “New Number Order”

Here are some things I know about Steve Albini. He plays poker every week and he’s good enough that if I were to play, he would take every dime I had. Steve loves baseball and […]

09/03/2014

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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band “Canyons of Your Mind”

One of the few bands whose entire musical catalog is nothing but unusual moments. Are you sitting down? The core of the band emerged from a British art school in the early 60’s. “Canyons of […]

08/20/2014

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Guitar Face Gets A Makeover [Photos]

Do you find it funny when guitarists contort their faces while shredding on a solo? Some guitarists are the worst offenders. You have to wonder if it’s just the throes of passion for their instrument […]

08/15/2014

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A Tribute to the Late Robin Williams [Listen]

His style was so hyperkinetic that when he was first seen on television as an alien, it seemed like typecasting even though we had never seen his type before. Mork and Mindy was a runaway […]

08/14/2014

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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Half Japanese “Paint It Black”

What can you say about a band whose lead guitarist feels that only an improperly tuned guitar can convey the intended musical message? Half Japanese has been around since the late 70’s. Kurt Cobain was […]

08/13/2014

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Linside Chicago: Columbia Yacht-Abbey [Listen]

Lin talks about the Northside, the Southside and thanks to your Local Allstate Agent, he now talks about LINSIDE. Each weekly installment of LINSIDE is where Lin takes you on a journey inside Chicago through […]

08/10/2014

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