Lin Brehmer

On-Air: Monday – Friday 5:30-10am
Host: Lin’s Bin
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Nothing much survives from Brehmer’s high school years except rumor and innuendo. He distinguished himself as the starting pitcher for the varsity baseball team from 1969 to 1972. He also spent winters in a Kelly-green Speedo as a member of the McBurney swim team. All pictures were destroyed by the government. [Read Lin’s Full Bio]

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Lin’s Bin: A Mother’s Advice

The advice a mother gives a teenager isn’t bad. The advice might be good, but having to hear it from your mother? Bad.


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“$5,000 To Eat With This Guy?” Lin Brehmer On The Magic Of The Hot Stove Cool Music Concert

The event already has a stacked lineup, but is noted for its surprise guests, and which Chicago Cubs players show up.


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That Time Prince Almost Stepped On My Fingers, Lin Brehmer Reflects On Seeing Prince

For a blissed out 2 minutes, we gazed straight up with our mouths wide open as we watched Prince play guitar for a crowd of about 300 people.


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Lin’s Bin: Do We Really Want The Cubs To Win The World Series?

Do we really want the Cubs to win the World Series? What kind of question is that?


Justin Currie Live On The Blue Cross Blue Shield Performance Stage (Photo: Marty Rosenbaum)

Lin Brehmer On Taking Justin Currie To The Wieners Circle, Plus More Performance Stage Memories

A musician playing and singing on the Private Performance Space is like having them play in your living room only with much better sound. And a stage. These mini concerts are the jewels in the star-studded crown we offer our XRT VIP’s.


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How Baseball Captures Our Imaginations [Listen]

In April of 1992, opening day inspired me to write a recollection of how the game of baseball has captured our imagination. Every opening day since, I’ve read it on the air. Listen to it here.


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Batter Up! Lin Brehmer’s Songs For Baseball Season

For those of us who believe the date “catchers and pitchers report” is more important than Valentine’s Day, the long lustrous reverie that is baseball has already begun.


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Lin’s Bin: What’s The Difference?

Mystical. Magical. What’s the difference?


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LISTEN: Statue Of Trump

On the XRT Morning Show, we offered you a study in contrasts. Two views. In America, you can choose one or the other or you may create your own.


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Lin’s Bin: Advice For A Morning DJ, From A Morning DJ

Lin was asked to give advice to a college DJ that was just appointed the morning show host. Thankfully, he has plenty of advice to give, even at the expense of his sanity.



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