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]

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30×30 Blues! Tom Marker and Rosa’s Lounge Celebrate 30 Years

In 1984 Rosa’s Lounge opened their doors to the world of blues fans that have fallen in love with the intimate room where live blues has been presented ever since. In the summer of 1984 [...]

07/28/2014

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Blues Benefit Info, Buddy Guy, Blues Breakers Tonight

Tonight on Blues Breakers we will be announcing details for an upcoming blues benefit/celebration/jam honoring the 30th anniversary 0f Tom Marker hosting Blues Breakers on WXRT. This event will be anchored by a performance by [...]

07/28/2014

Buddy and Tom at House Of Blues New Orleans

Blues Benefit Announcement, Buddy Guy Feature, Blues Breakers Monday

Blues fans, a heads-up here. On Monday evening’s Blues Breakers we will be announcing details of a blues celebration/benefit/jam coming soon with tickets going on sale very soon. Plus, our Artist of the Week will [...]

07/27/2014

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Did You Hear The Johnny Winter Tribute On Blues Breakers? Playlist Here

This week we paid tribute to the great Johnny Winter with an hour of his music on Blues Breakers. Here’s what you heard. Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers for July 21, 2014 Dedicated to Johnny Winter [...]

07/21/2014

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Johnny Winter – Blues Breakers Tonight

Hear Johnny Winter as recorded live in June of this year at Buddy Guy’s Legends. Blues Breakers will dedicated the hour to Johnny who died last week at the age of 70. He was one [...]

07/21/2014

Johnny Winter at Reggie's Rock Club, Chicago, June 12, 2014. Photo by Tom Marker

Johnny Winter Dies At 70

Johnny Winter died yesterday, Wednesday, July 16, at his hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland at the age of 70. The cause of death was not announced but he had seemed to be in very frail [...]

07/17/2014

Lurrie Bell with your favorite DJ at Artis'.

Blues Breakers Playlist Is Right Here!

Hi. Looking for the Blues Breakers playlist from July 14, ’14? You’ve come to the right place. Our Artist of the Week was Lurrie Bell. I’ve attached a photo that was sent to me last [...]

07/14/2014

Lurrie Bell with your favorite DJ at Artis'.

Lurrie Bell On Blues Breakers Tonight

Best known to XRT listeners as the guy who does the song, “I’ll Be Your 44.”  This year he won the Blues Award for Blues Album of the Year.  Get some Lurrie on Blues Breakers [...]

07/14/2014

Mavis Staples at the Petrillo Bandshell on June 10, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.

Mavis Staples – Blues Breakers Tonight

Mavis Staples will be the Artist of the Week tonight on Blues Breakers. Don’t miss new Tyrannosaurus Chicken and old Lucinda Williams. 9pm central on 93XRT in Chicagoland, streaming at 93XRT.com and on your device [...]

07/07/2014

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American Music Festival – It’s On

FitzGerald’s 33rd Annual American Music Festival celebrates one of the best reasons to be proud to be an American: American Music. The Blasters said it like this: ” We got the Louisiana boogie and the [...]

07/03/2014

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