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CTA O’Hare Station Closed After Blue Line Derailment

Early this morning, a Blue Line train came into the O’Hare station and ran right onto the platform and up the stairs (!!!). CTA officials say 32 people were injured, none seriously. The station is […]


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Friday Flashback! 1977 With Talking Heads & Lin Brehmer

Saturday Morning Flashback takes us back to 1977 from 8am to 12 noon with Wendy Rice. Where was I in 1977? On January 16th I did my first commercial radio show at WQBK-FM in Albany […]


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Venus in Fur; An S&M Mixtape [Listen]

As I was taking in The Goodman Theater’s provocative new production of David Ives’ Venus in Fur, I had many thoughts, many of which I would prefer to keep private. The play is inspired by […]


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The Sexiest Elbows In Rock Music! (VIDEO!!!) (SFW!)

What do Bob Mould, Britt Daniel, Dave Grohl, John Stirratt, Ian Rubbish (aka Fred Armisen), Tim Meadows, and especially Margaret Cho agree on? That local hero Jason Narducy has the sexiest elbows in rock music. […]



Hump Day Unusual Moment: Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang “Stayin’ Alive”

After encountering some live versions of this cover version, I was eager to hear what happened when they brought the magic to the studio. This smokin’ cover of “Stayin’ Alive” is available on the album […]


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Get Out And Vote, Ya Big Baby!

This is the message we at the XRT Morning Show like to send every election day. It’s a variation on the ol’ trope, “if you don’t vote, you can’t bitch.” We only say it because […]


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St. Patrick’s Day Mixtape [Listen]

This Monday’s Lin’s Bin is a response to a question about Irish rockers we should know besides U2. Some of the Emerald Isle ensembles I mention are obvious. Van Morrison and Thin Lizzy, for example. […]


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Hangin’ with the Official St. Paddy’s Day Band [Listen]

The Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band stopped by the studio this morning to serenade Lin Brehmer and Mary Dixon on the WXRT Morning Show. They’re the city of Chicago’s official St. Patrick’s Day band and […]


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A St. Paddy’s Day Primer [Listen]

93XRT will be there to dye the Chicago River Green. We’ll have a float in the Southside Irish Parade. I have bravely volunteered to ride that float down Western Avenue this Sunday. On St. Patrick’s […]