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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It’s Time To Celebrate Out Of Time!

The album has been considered as the record that helped break alternative music as well as make R.E.M a household name.


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Will Butler Keeps It In The Family With “Friday Night” Video [Watch]

It’s a fun filled “Friday Night”, which happens to be the name of the song as well as Will’s recently released Live album recorded at an XRT Show at Lincoln Hall last year.


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The Shins To Release New Album In Early 2017.

We’ve just heard great news for fans of The Shins, which includes all of us here at XRT.


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A Few Words For Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson On His 71st Birthday

Stay thick as a brick Mr. Anderson!


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Leslie Witt Remembered On The XRT Morning Show [Listen]

“A colleague, friend, and one of the most inspiring people we know”


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The Inside Story Of The Replacements Illustrious Career

Bob Mehr’s latest book provides a look into the story of The Replacements that’s never been seen before


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Marty Lennartz Chooses His Top Songs Of The Summer

In Chicago, Summer , can’t come too soon.


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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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