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Long Time with Kyle Long: Soldier Field South [Listen]

Yesterday’s Bears game saw a huge influx of Bears fans in Atlanta as the Bears enjoyed a nice team win. Willie Young got to go fishing and Jared Allen tallied his first sack as a […]


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Lin Brehmer’s Late Night Dining Guide

How does someone who wakes up every weekday morning at 4am find himself looking for dinner after 10pm? I blame rock music. Rock concert first. Dinner second.


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The Lin Brehmer Farewell To Reality Week Continues

As I was about to go to sleep, I received a fraud alert on my phone. Someone in New Jersey was using my credit card number. So I went back downstairs.and spent the requisite 30 minutes canceling my credit card and arranging for a new one. Then I wrote down all the automatic bill payments that card affected. I went back upstairs. Put my head on the pillow and passed out. Except I had not set any of my alarms. Phones off, I slept until 6:20 when my neighbor Jimmy got in my house to wake me up. Angel Mary Dixon had located him and told him I was M.I.A. It’s bad enough to oversleep by about 90 minutes, but then one is faced by ordinary rush hour traffic. I don’t know how people do that every day. The Lin Brehmer Farewell to Reality Week continues.


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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Pasquale & The Lunar-Tiks “Moon Madness”

Since your time today would be best spent comparing pictures of the Blood Moon, we have provided you with the soundtrack for your moonage daydream. This week The traditional Hump Day Unusual Moment invokes the […]


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Car Trouble, Lin Brehmer Style

What have I been up to? Well, this morning I went out to start my wife’s car. It’s the only one we have at this moment. Put the key in the ignition, pushed down the clutch, turned the key…..and nothing. Checked the lights. Battery’s fine. Kept trying. No sound. No nothing. I host a morning radio show so it’s hard to disguise a late arrival. Not impossible, mind you. So on to plan B. Called a cab. 15 minutes later cab picked me up and took me downtown. A work-anxiety nightmare come to life. When my wife woke up, she called AAA to get a tow to our friends at HAAS. She tried to see if the car would turn over. It wouldn’t. Before hooking the car up, AAA tried to start it. No go. Just won’t start. Car was towed. I decide to rent a car for the next day or so to avoid a succession of 40 dollar cab rides. My wife gets a call from auto repair. They have diagnosed the problem. What’s your guess? Solenoid problem? Starter shot? Battery strong enough for lights but not to turn over the engine. Wrong. The recently shampooed carpet mat had bunched up under the clutch pedal. So when the clutch could not be fully depressed, the car wouldn’t start.



The Blood Moon Is Coming!

You might want to set your alarm a bit earlier tomorrow morning. The second blood moon of the year will be visible early tomorrow, with a full lunar eclipse. That’s when the earth comes between […]


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Long Time with Kyle Long: Leaving Himself No Leniency [Listen]

On the morning’s edition of ‘Long Time’ with Kyle Long, Kyle spoke to Lin about the things that went wrong during the Panthers game. Lin saw some things he’d never seen before. Kyle emphasized his […]


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The Brats of Times, the Wurst of Times: So Long, Hot Doug’s [Listen]

The Encased Meats Emporium known as Hot Doug’s in Avondale is officially closed for business, before they’ve even opened for the day. The line has stretched far down the block and can accommodate no more […]


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Lin Interviews Bill Cosby [Listen]

As you already know from avidly listening to the WXRT Morning Show on a daily basis, Lin LOVES playing some of Bill Cosby’s classic bits on the radio. When it rains, it’s “Noah”. For Halloween, […]



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