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Marty Lennartz

XRT Afternoon Host: 1-4 PM:

Marty Lennartz claims that his most irrational act, quitting a full-time job to intern at WXRT, was also his best move, as he officially joined the staff in 1981 as producer for Terri Hemmert’s morning show. Since 1986 Marty has been hosting the overnight program, and he also can be heard on weekend afternoons.[Read Marty’s Full Bio]

2014 Lollapalooza - Day 3

Watch Cage The Elephant Heat Up Colbert with “Cold Cold Cold”

Cage The Elephant’s songs have become 21st Century staples on XRT, but it’s their live performance that’s made them huge favorites of Chicago fans.


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I’m Giving Away Tickets For Ben Gibbard’s XRT Show Every Afternoon The Week!

Every afternoon this week I’ll give you a chance to win a pair for next Thursday’s XRT Show. Make sure you’re listening between 1-4p Monday thru Friday and you might find yourself in Pilsen at the first big show of 2017!


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And The Winner Of The 2017 XRT Listener Poll Is??? Most Anticipated Albums Of The Year

Now that the results of your voting for The 2016 Listener poll have been revealed it’s time to start thinking about the future. What will 2017 bring?


Iggy Pop and Josh Homme (Maria Ives for Radio.com)

Revisit My Favorite Interview Of 2016 With Iggy Pop & Josh Homme

I had the thrill of actually talking to both Iggy and Josh about their album, as well as the tour that brought them to Chicago Theater for what proved to be one of the best concerts of 2016.


Bruce Springsteen (Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Bowie, Frey and The Boss

XRT’s Friday Feature pays tribute to artists we lost in 2016. Springsteen did it early on the first two dates of his River Tour.


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People Who Died and Patti Smith

This Friday’s Feature on XRT will honor artists we lost in 2016. It’s also Patti Smith’s 70th birthday.



U2 Post Christmas Message. Tease 2017 Tour and Album.

U2 fans found an expected Christmas stocking stuffer from the band yesterday with the band dropping a video message


1957:  Three young carol singers give their rendering of a Christmas song in the falling snow.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

The Christmas Club Playlist: Did You Hear What I Heard?

To say this year’s Christmas Club with Johnny and Andy featured some deep holiday tracks would be a total understatement.


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Join The Christmas Club with Johnny and Andy!

Christmas comes but once a year, but for some, the search for it’s musical meaning can be a 12 month genre hopping and time tripping quest.


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A Third Grader’s Letter From The White House

As a third grader, my class was assigned to watch the special and then write a thank you letter to Mrs. Kennedy telling how much we appreciated the tour.



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