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]

Bobby "Blue" Bland

Blues Breakers Playlist, Monday, January 26, 2015

First of all, let me say how much I’m looking forward to this coming Monday when Ronnie Baker Brooks will be live in the studio. We hope to hear a couple of songs live, a […]


Bobby "Blue" Bland

Bobby “Blue” Bland Featured On Blues Breakers Tonight

Tonight we honor the memory of one of the best and most recognized of all blues vocalists, Bobby “Blue” Bland. He was born January 27, 1930. Bobby passed away at the age of 83 just […]



Thanks For Listening To Blues Breakers Last Night – Here’s What You Heard

Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers, January 19, 2015  Blues Breakers airs every Monday from 9p-10p on WXRT, Chicago’s Finest Rock Artist of the Week: Albert Collins   ALBERT COLLINS – I AIN’T DRUNK From the 1986 […]


Albert Collins

Albert Collins, The Iceman, The Master Of The Telecaster, On Blues Breakers Tonight

Our annual winter feature of one of the coolest Bluesmen ever, Albert Collins, is tonight. We’ll hear from his album, Ice Pickin’, and from the record, Cold Snap. Plus, Etta James, B.B. King, and in […]


(Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Buddy Guy Blues Breakers Playlist

Last night on Blues Breakers our Artist of the Week was Buddy Guy, the award winning Blues star that continues to pack his South Loop club all of the 16 nights he’s playing there this […]


Buddy and Marty Sammon last night at Legends

Buddy Guy: Tonight on Blues Breakers, 10 More Nights At Legends

Once upon a time the Blues began to make it’s way from Mississippi and Louisiana up north to Chicago. When it got here it plugged in and became more exciting. Chicago Blues was born. Not […]



Blues Breakers Playlist – Best of 2014

This week on Blues Breakers we presented our Blues of the Year in Review: 2014. As always, it’s a difficult program because of all of the good records that don’t fit in the show. But […]


Billy Branch

Best Of 2014 Tonight On Blues Breakers

The Blues of the Year in Review is coming up in just a few hours tonight on Blues Breakers. We’ll include more than a few local artists, some people who have been around awhile and […]



Buddy, Shemekia, Ronnie, Billy & Bo: Blues Breakers Playlist Here

That was fun! We played four blues stars who will be in town this week, a bunch of Bo Diddley and more on Blues Breakers last night. Here’s all of that:   This is the […]


(photo by: Ken Sumka / WXRT)

4 Big Blues Stars In Town This Week, Bo Diddley Feature on Blues Breakers Tonight

Buddy Guy begins his 16 nights of XRT shows at Legends on Friday, Shemekia Copeland plays two XRT shows New Year’s Eve at City Winery, Ronnie Baker Brooks is in the neighborhood at Beer Geeks […]




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