Tom Marker

Host: Blues Breakers

At ‘XRT we still hear from people who tell us they’ve been listening since we were a part-time, underground station. Tom says he’s been listening longer than that. His first personal contact with ‘XRT was when he met John Platt. He invited Tom to visit him while on the air at WGLD, a one-time progressive rock station based in Oak Park. Tom thought, “cool job.” [Read Tom’s Full Bio]

John Lee Hooker Tonight’s Feature on Blues Breakers

Blues Breakers, now every Sunday at 9pm, celebrates John Lee Hooker tonight. John Lee was born 100 years ago this Tuesday. Still one of the most popular artists in the Blues. And we’ll be playing a new George Thorogood solo tribute to both John Lee Hooker and Earl Hooker and more.


Blues Breakers Playlist – Luther Allison Featured

At Blues Breakers we have always been big fans of Luther Allison. No blues player was ever more intense in his playing or singing than this West Sider. We always remember Luther in August as it is both the month of his birth and of his death.


Blues Breakers Now Sunday at 9pm. North Mississippi Allstars Tonight

Tonight the North Mississippi Allstars are our Artist of the Week. Plus, hear new blues by Big Head Blues Club, Taj Mahal with Keb’ Mo, Chuck Berry, Southern Avenue and more. Same time, same station, but now every SUNDAY at 9 on 93XRT Blues Breakers with Tom Marker.


Sunday’s Blues Breakers With Howlin’ Wolf

Blues Breakers always strives to keep you up on the red hot Chicago blues scene. Here’s what we played this Sunday on Blues Breakers.


Blues Breakers Moves To Sunday – Best Blues Of Year This Week

Now hear Blues Breakers every Sunday from 9p-10p on WXRT. This week: The Best Blues Of The Year So Far: Buddy Guy with Mick Jagger, Robert Cray, North Mississippi Allstars, Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’, Chuck Berry and more.


Buddy with Mick, New Chuck, And North Mississippi Allstars On Blues Breakers

Hear a new Buddy Guy recording with Mick Jagger on second vocals and harmonica, new blues from the North Mississippi Allstars, new Chuck Berry and plenty more on Blues Breakers tonight at 9pm on WXRT.


Mavis Staples Featured On Blues Breakers Tonight

Mavis Staples, Shemekia Copeland, Elvin Bishop, and Guy King will all be a part of Blues On The Fox this weekend. Hear them all on Blues Breakers tonight on 93XRT.


Thank You Shemekia, Toronzo, Ronnie, Buddy Guy’s Legends, & Blues On The Fox

We had so much fun yesterday at the WXRT Blues Breakers Blues Fest Broadcast at Buddy Guy’s Legends! Thank you to all who showed up and to all who tuned in. Blues Breakers friend Marci Gross snapped some fun photos.


Blues Fest Broadcast And Free Live Event Today From Buddy Guy’s Legends On WXRT

Join us for the annual WXRT Blues Breakers Blues Fest Broadcast from Buddy Guy’s Legends co-hosted by Shemekia Copeland with performances by Ronnie Baker Brooks and Toronzo Cannon. 6:30-8:00. Be there live at Legends or listen live on 93XRT.


Blues Fest Broadcast From Buddy’s Thursday

The annual Blues Breakers Blues Fest Broadcast from Buddy Guy’s Legends stars Toronzo Cannon and Ronnie Baker Brooks with co-host Shemekia Copeland Thursday.



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