Mary Dixon is a Chicago native who had to take the long way home. Not long after her birth at Loretto Hospital on the West Side, Mary’s parents packed the family up for their ancestral home of Dixon, Illinois. It was there that she quit a career as a very bad waitress to begin spinning records and reading hog reports for WIXN Radio. [Read Mary's Full Bio]
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The XRT Morning Show is on Stormwatch, with the National Weather Service issuing a Winter Storm Warning from 9 a.m. until midnight. Forecasters are expecting we’ll get 4″ to 8″ of blowing snow which may [...]
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XRT listeners were facing their fears every time they snuggled in front of the ol’ television. The top t-v shows in the 2012 listener poll took the drug-lords-corrupt-politicians-natural-disasters-mothers-in-law head on and turned them into top rate entertainment. So what were our five favorite shows?
Some of us are just kittycat people. Nothing against puppies, and our Friday tradition of a basket full of puppies is not in jeopardy. But some of us felt the kitties deserved equal time. As [...]
Tomorrow is December 21, 2012. It marks the end of the Mayan calendar, and subsequently, the end of the world. Except that it doesn’t, and it’s not the end of the world. That means people [...]
IBM workers are saying that in just five years, computers will have the ability to copy the five human senses. A development the company is referring to as an “era of cognitive systems,” the new [...]
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