Marty Lennartz

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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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LISTEN: Animal Collective Pay Tribute To Bob Dylan With “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” Cover

Animal Collective pays their own tribute to the spokesperson for multiple generations


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“We Had Never Heard Anything Like That Moment” Graham Nash Recalls His First Time Playing Music With David Crosby & Stephen Stills

“We got about a minute into the song and had to stop and start laughing. We had never heard anything like that moment”


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Mother’s Day, A Cubs Walk Off Win, And A New Radiohead Album

What a day yesterday was! Mothers Day, the Cubs 13 inning victory and new Radiohead!


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That Time The White Stripes & Led Zeppelin Shared A Stage Together At Bonnaroo

Today’s XRT Friday Feature puts Led Zeppelin together with Jack White, a pairing that makes perfect rock and roll sense. I once saw them play on stage together. Sort of.


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Why Prince Was An Artist Unlike Any Other, Marty Lennartz Remembers The Late Prince Rogers Nelson

This has been a great year for the eternal jam in Rock N Roll Heaven, but for us mere mortal souls, 2016 has really sucked.


Former VU frontman Lou Reed circa 1976 (Keystone/Getty Images)

My Record Store Day Haul

We hope you all had a great Record Store Day on Saturday and that you were to find what you were looking for on such a beautiful day. But the most fun thing about record searching is the unexpected find.


Vinyl Records Continue To Have Growing Cult Following

The First Record I Ever Bought

Remember the days when going to your favorite record store was what you did on Saturday afternoons?


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“It Seems Like Most Of The Music I Learn Comes From Chicago” Carlos Santana Chats W/XRT [Listen]

Carlos Santana sat down with Marty Lennartz and discussed how Chicago has played a pivotal role in Santana’s music as well as reuniting with his classic lineup for Santana IV after 45 years apart.


Father John Misty On The BlueCross Blue Shield Performance Stage (Photo: Marty Rosenbaum)

Why Seeing A Show At XRT Is One Of The Best Concert Experiences You Can Have

Since The BlueCross BlueShield Performance stage opened during Lollapalooza 2013 it has become a required stop for many artists and bands when they’re in town.


(Photo: Philip Cosores)

How A 17 Year Old Lorde Stole The Show Amongst A Sea Of Veterans At Lollapalooza 2014

Lollapalooza 2014 was made up largely of returning veterans. Five of the six headliners had played the festival before, including Kings of Leon and Eminem who had both previously headlined.



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