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CBS-2's Erin Kennedy, WXRT's Mary Dixon, CBS-2's Kris Gutierrez (Photo: Dave Miska/WXRT)

CBS Chicago Cares; Show That You Do, Too

This morning, you may have noticed that Mary Dixon sounds like she’s having an in-studio party. That’s because she is, at the CBS Chicago Cares Disaster Relief Fundraising Campaign at CBS-2. They’re giving away free […]


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Long Time with Kyle Long: Tampa Buc’d Outta Soldier Field Homecoming [Listen]

The Chicago Bears gave former head coach Lovie Smith and former players Josh McCown & Major Wright a rude welcome back to a damp Soldier Field yesterday, improving their record to 5-6. The game didn’t […]


Red Cross Volunteer Jackie Speciale & XRT's Mary Dixon
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An Early Thanksgiving: A Day Of Giving For The Red Cross

Let’s take a break from calculating shopping lists and navigating family tensions. Let’s do something nice for people facing real crises by donating to the American Red Cross. Please listen in: I’ll be broadcasting all […]


Brehmer & Billy (photo by: Zack Nechvatal / WXRT)

JUST ANNOUNCED: Smashing Pumpkins at Thalia Hall This Wednesday! [Listen]

Lin Brehmer got a phone call from his good buddy Billy Corgan this morning. He dropped a little nugget on us about his band playing Thalia Hall in just two days. Tickets go on sale […]


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You Oughta See This Adorable Baby Sea Otter [Watch]

After how this week’s been going with early sub-zero temperatures, traffic being snarled due to the shuttered school in Lincoln Park catching fire & the water being used to put it out freezing up the […]


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Hump Day Unusual Moment: The Beat Farmers “Happy Boy”

The Beat Farmers emerged from San Diego in the early 80’s. Their debut album, Tales of the New West, was featured prominently on XRT in 1985. This album included a bizarre ditty sung by the […]


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Long Time with Kyle Long: Bears Get Off the Schneid with Home Win [Listen]

On this Bears victory Monday, Kyle spoke about how the team prepared for new Bear Jared Allen’s former team, the Minnesota Vikings. Lin & Kyle also discussed Brandon Marshall’s big game. The Chicago Bears football […]


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The WXRT Morning Show Week of 11/10/14 in Review [Listen]

It’s finally Friday, let’s take a look back at some of the things that we touched upon on the WXRT Morning Show with Lin Brehmer and Mary Dixon: Following the bye week after a severe […]


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The Great Mall in the Sky: A Requiem for the Shopping Mall [Watch]

With the arrival of the holiday season (finally!), comes the obligatory holiday shopping season (web posting). In the news recently was the announcement that the Lincoln Mall in south suburban Matteson would be closing following […]



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