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Lin's Bin: Where's My Phone?“I put the phone in my coat pocket. Same place I always put it. Same pocket.”
Time Waits For No One: Mick Taylor is 67 Today!He turned The Stones into a headphone band, which is how I listened to those records in my bedroom. Still to this day, I can sing along to every note of his solos. Beautiful stuff.
U2 Announces Second Chicago Date On 'The Joshua Tree' TourU2 will be making a weekend of it in Chicago this June.
Los Lobos To Perform At Downers Grove's Tivoli Theatre93XRT invites you to an evening with Los Lobos and special guest at Classic Cinemas’ Tivoli Theatre on February 15th & 16th!
Putin Defends Trump - News With Mary DixonUPDATE: Russian president Vladimir Putin says those who spread "phony stuff" about US president-elect Donald Trump are, "worse than prostitutes." Putin accuses the Obama administration of trying to undermine Trump's legitimacy. (Also this morning, Ukraine has filed a case against Russia in the UN's highest court, over Putin's annexation of Crimea and backing of separatist rebels.) Nearly 10% of Congress will not attend this Friday's inauguration. The Washington Post counts 42 Democrats sitting out following Trump's attack against civil rights hero and fellow congressman John Lewis ... General Motors and Hyundai will be announcing plans to bump up investments in their US plants. Trump has been pressing automakers, and threatening big tariffs on German car companies ... A fatal accident blocked the outbound Eisenhower between Damen and Sacramento. Illinois State Police report three deaths early this morning ... The World Series Champion Cubs visited the White House yesterday ... There's a Dense Fog Advisory this morning ... turning cloudy with a chance of light rain and temperatures in the low-40s today.
THE BIG BEAT Playlist: January 16, 2017 [Listen]If you missed THE BIG BEAT, hey, no worries, you can listen to everything from this week's show right here.

On XRT

Justin Grimm Talks About Living The Childhood Dream Of Playing In The World SeriesPlus, he's got excellent taste in music!
Joe Maddon Reveals His 2017 SloganMaddon & Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg
Saturday Morning Flashback: 1978 [Playlist]The biggest concert event in Chicago happened in August when Mayor Michael Bilandic "borrowed" the concept of an urban outdoor festival...
Breakfast With The Beatles – January 15, 2017Miss this week's Breakfast with the Beatles? Here's the playlist for January 15.
David Ross Is Coming Back To The Cubs!Welcome back Grandpa Rossy!
VIDEO: Anthony Rizzo & Kyle Schwarber Are Excellent Karaoke SingersOne of the highlights of the evening was Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber taking part in karaoke.

Music News

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Announce 2017 Tour DatesThe duo will tour North America and Europe.
Metallica Promise 'Unique and Special' Grammy PerformanceThe band will hit the GRAMMY stage on February 12th.
Springsteen Cover Band Pulls Out of Trump Inauguration Event"We had to make it known that we didn't want to seem disrespectful, in any way, shape or form, to Bruce and his music and his band," said keyboardist Will Forte.
George Harrison's 74th Birthday Commemorated with Vinyl ReleasesBuyers will also get an extended copy of Harrison's memoir I Me Mine, first released in 1980.
Radiohead Announce 2017 U.S. TourStops include New Orleans, Kansas City and six shows on the West Coast, including Coachella. After that they'll fly to Norway and tour Europe through the summer.
Jazz Transfusion Playlist January 15,2017

Contests

See The Lemon Twigs On The BlueCross BlueShield Performance StageThe Lemon Twigs will perform Live on BlueCross BlueShield Performance Stage on Thursday, January 26th! Enter for your chance to attend the performance. Can't make it? You can stream the performance live at 93XRT.com! 
See Bear’s Den On The BlueCross BlueShield Performance StageBear's Den will perform Live on BlueCross BlueShield Performance Stage on the afternoon of Friday, January 27th! Enter for your chance to attend the performance. Can't make it? You can stream the performance live at 93XRT.com! 
Los Lobos at the Tivoli Theatre Ticket GiveawayEnter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the 93XRT Show with Los Lobos at Classic Cinemas' Tivoli Theatre on February 15th, 2017.
Win Kings Of Leon TicketsEnter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Kings of Leon at the United Center on January 23rd.
Win Frank Turner TicketsEnter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Frank Turner at the House of Blues on January 22nd or 23rd.
Win Cold War Kids TicketsCold War Kids are returning to Chicago to play at The Riviera Theatre on March 18th. Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show! Tickets are on sale now. Visit jamUSA.com for more information. 

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