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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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A Lot Of Junior Wells On Blues Breakers Last Night, And More

Here’s the entire playlist from the Blues Breakers program on Monday, December 6, 2016. And don’t miss Junior’s buddy Buddy Guy, live in the studio this coming Monday, December 12, for an hour of blues talk.


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Junior Tonight, Buddy Guy Next Week On Blues Breakers

Junior Wells will be our Artist of the Week tonight. Next Monday, December 12, we welcome Buddy Guy to the studio for a live, one hour visit.


Terri Hemmert w/ Muddy (photo via WXRT)

“What Was That I Heard?” Blues Breakers Playlist November 28, 2016

Muddy Waters was our Artist of the Week, but we played more than that. Here’s the list with very helpful notes.


Muddy Waters on 3/17/77 in Chicago,Il. (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage) Thanks to Paul Natkin for the use of this photo.

Muddy Waters Feature On Blues Breakers Tonight

The father of Chicago Blues will be the Artist Of The Week tonight on Blues Breakers. Hear Blues Breakers every Monday night at 9 on 93XRT.


NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 30:  Buckwheat Zydeco performs at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented By Shell - Day 5 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 30, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Gary Clark, Jr., Buddy Guy, And A Buckwheat Zydeco Feature. See What Else Was On Blues Breakers Last Night

Last night on Blues Breakers we honored Buckwheat Zydeco on the anniversary of his birth, we played some Buddy Guy because we’re gearing up for all of his shows coming to Buddy Guy’s Legends this January, and we closed with a song from the new Big Head Blues Club album.


Buckwheat Zydeco Artist Of The Week On Blues Breakers Tonight

Tonight we feature Buckwheat Zydeco (R.I.P.) on the anniversary of his birth in 1947. Also,Gary Clark, Jr., Buddy Guy, as excitement builds approaching his January residency at Legends, Conan’s Jimmy Vivino, who is coming to town this week, and more.


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No Cubs, No Bears, Just Blues Breakers!

Susan Tedschi debuts as our Artist of the Week tonight at 9pm on Blues Breakers. The Cubs’ season and post-season are over, the Bears aren’t playing Monday night football and there won’t be any real news about the election until tomorrow evening. Also, no Christmas blues for awhile.


Hubert Sumlin and Howlin' Wolf - Photo by Brian Smith

Howlin’ Wolf On Blues Breakers

Tonight on Blues Breakers our Artist of the Week is the scariest man in blues, Howlin’ Wolf. Also, be one of the first to hear new Chicago Blues by blues diva Sharon Lewis who has a new record coming in November.


Buddy Guy at our 2011 Shamrock and Roll Broadcast

Everything You Need To Know About The Buddy Shows At Legends

Last night on Blues Breakers we announced details about the Buddy Guy shows coming to Legends this January. Now here are all of the details including the opening acts, times and then on-sale date and time for tickets. It’s the best thing about January in Chicago!


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Buddy at Buddy’s: Listen to Blues Breakers Tonight

Tonight listen to Blues Breakers for the announcement of the 2017 “Buddy Shows” at his club, Buddy Guy’s Legends.



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