Marty Lennartz

Monday, Tuesday: 9pm-Midnight
Host: The Big Beat

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]

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Flying Under Santa’s Radar: The Big Beat December 15, 2014 [ Holiday Playlist]

THE BIG BEAT – 12/15/14 FLYING UNDER SANTA’S RADAR: BIG BEAT HOLIDAY TREATS Eleanor Friedberger- Santa Bring My Baby Back Dr. Dog- Christmas Party Evil Beaver-Still Smells Like Christmas Spirit Frightened Rabbit-It’s Christmas So We’ll […]

WXRT–12/15/2014

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On Tour With Walt & Jesse, The Newsroom Sails Off Into The Sunset, And More Are Discussed On Rotten Tomatoes TV Time

After spending some time in New Mexico, Sarah regales Marty with tales of the highly entertaining Breaking Bad tour. They also discuss the controversial Newsroom finale & as well as the conclusion of Sons Of Anarchy.

12/15/2014

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The Big Beat December 8, 2014 [Playlist]

THE BIG BEAT – 12/8/14 Deerhoof- Paradise Girls Is Tropical- Crawl King Tuff- Rainbow’s Run Purity Ring-Push Pull YAWN- Flytrap Cool Ghouls- And It Grows Parquet Courts- These Boots Dream Police- Hypnotized The Big Beat […]

WXRT–12/08/2014

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The Big Beat December 1, 2014 [Playlist]

THE BIG BEAT – 12/1/14 The Twerps- Back to You Wild Smiles- Girlfriend Hookworms- On Leaving TV On The Radio-Quartz DRGN King- Undertow Panda Bear- Mr Noah Sleater-Kinney- Bury Your Friends Twin Peaks- I Found […]

WXRT–12/01/2014

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The Big Beat November 24, 2014 [Playlist]

THE BIG BEAT – 11/24/14 Tennis System- Call It Home King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard- Hot Water Thurston Moore- The Best Day Carl Barat &The Jackals-Glory Days New Build- Look In Vain 2:54- Sleepwalker […]

WXRT–11/24/2014

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The Big Beat November 17, 2014 [Playlist]

THE BIG BEAT – 11/17/14 TV On The Radio- Quartz Caribou- All I Ever Need Controllar- Kicksin Julian Casablancas & The Voidz-Where No Eagles Fly Parquet Courts- Slide machine Belle & Sebastian -The Party Line […]

WXRT–11/17/2014

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The Big Beat November 10, 2014 [Playlist]

The Big Beat is Chicago Radio’s premiere program for modern sounds from artists both domestic and abroad. It’s the kind of music that flies just under the radar of the mainstream. Hosted by XRT’s Marty […]

WXRT–11/10/2014

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The Big Beat November 3, 2014 [Playlist]

The Big Beat is Chicago Radio’s premiere program for modern sounds from artists both domestic and abroad. It’s the kind of music that flies just under the radar of the mainstream. Hosted by XRT’s Marty […]

WXRT–11/03/2014

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Rotten Tomatoes TV Time: Marty & Sarah Talk Cancellations, Changes In Viewership & More [Free Download]

Aaaaannd we have our first cancellation of the year. However, it came much later than normal. Hear Marty & Sarah discuss changes in TV viewership and why it took so long for a network to cancel a show.

10/31/2014

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The Big Beat: October 27, 2014 [Playlist]

The Big Beat is Chicago Radio’s premiere program for modern sounds from artists both domestic and abroad. It’s the kind of music that flies just under the radar of the mainstream. Hosted by XRT’s Marty […]

WXRT–10/27/2014

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