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]

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Hear Echo & The Bunnymen On The Vinyl Frontier Today

Today on The Vinyl Frontier we’ll spin a song off the vinyl debut album from Liverpool’s Echo and the Bunnymen.


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“It’s About How Are These Things Affecting You Now?” Little Steven Van Zandt Speaks To XRT About Reinventing The River Ahead Of Chicago Show

Just minutes before the show, I met up with longtime E Street Band guitarist and host of Little Steven’s Underground Garage, Little Steven Van Zandt.


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Iggy Pop Pays Tribute To David Bowie, And So Does XRT

All this week we’ve been hearing artists heartfelt tributes to David Bowie and his influence. Among them were Iggy Pop who said, “David’s friendship was the light of my life. He was the best there is.”


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Listen To Me — Don’t Listen To Me/Talk To Me — Don’t Talk To Me/Dance With Me — Don’t Dance With Me

Over the past two days, we’ve heard from many musicians weighing in on David Bowie’s influence on their music and how important he was to their art.


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Marty Lennartz Remembers David Bowie

Music, fashion, theater, film, David Bowie was a giant of our times. An artist who deserved and got a museum exhibition.


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How The Big Short Spruced Up Excitement While Talking About Non-Exciting Things

The Big Short is a movie that can make anybody, other than a holder of an MBA, feel ignorant and like a complete idiot when it comes to business and finance.


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XRT’s Just A Regular Guy Says The Only Way To Experience Quentin Tarantino’s New Film, The Hateful 8 Is In The 70mm Roadshow Version

It’s the first film released in 70mm Ultra Panavision since the 1960’s. I guess it makes sense that Chicago audiences are choosing to see this vintage format at the North Side’s favorite vintage theatre, The Music Box.


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Watch This Amazing Video On How Charlie Kaufman Made His Animations For His Latest Film

Writer director Charlie Kaufmann has made a career out of bringing his eccentric stories to the screen that connect with audiences like most films only dream of doing.


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Party Like It’s 1969!

Today on The Vinyl Frontier we’ll celebrate New Years Eve like it’s 1969! Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsys live from the Fillmore 12/31/69.


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We’ll Pay Tribute To Alex Chilton On The Vinyl Frontier Today!

Today is Alex Chilton’s Birthday! He would have been 65 today.



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