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]


We Let The Good Times Roll On Blues Breakers Tonight

Celebrate the night before Mardi Gras tonight on Blues Breakers with Blues and related stuff from the south of Louisiana and some Mardi Gras party classics, too. 9pm to 10pm CST. Kermit Ruffins, Allen Toussaint, Ernie K Doe, Marcia Ball, and lots more. Let’s party!

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Toronzo Cannon at the Chicago Blues Festival, 2015. Photo by Tom Marker.

Toronzo Featured on Blues Breakers Tonight

Toronzo Cannon, the biggest current breakthrough star in Chicago Blues will be our Artist of the Week tonight on Blues Breakers. Plus, we’ll hear from C.J. Chenier and Ana Popovich as they are both in town this week and we’ll revisit the exciting new record by Ronnie Baker Brooks.


Billy Branch and Billy Boy Arnold. Photo by tm

It Will Be A Billy Boy Blues Breakers Tonight

Hear new Ronnie Baker Brooks, Rolling Stones, Big Head Blues Club and Omar Coleman. Plus, some really great sides from Chicago living legend, Billy Boy Arnold, our artist of the week. Blues Breakers at 9p every Monday.


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Ruth Brown Feature, New Ronnie Baker Brooks On Blues Breakers Tonight

Hear a few songs from our Artist of the Week, Ruth Brown, a couple from the new album Ronnie Bakers Brooks and new Chicago Blues by Omar Coleman, The Corey Dennison Band plus the Rolling Stones and more on Blues Breakers tonight.


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Big News About Chicago Blues Fest

On Blues Breakers tonight we will reveal, exclusively, some very big news about the 2017 Chicago Blues Festival and announce the nightly headliners.


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Ronnie Baker Brooks Live On Blues Breakers Tonight

Ronnie Baker Brooks is Chicago Blues royalty. He was born in to the blues. His is a blues family tree. We have been waiting 10 years for a new RBB album and now, here it comes. Join Ronnie and Tom Marker for the full hour on Blues Breakers tonight from 9-10.


Photo by Roman Sobus on January 6, 2017.

Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater Plus Blues Awards Nominees On Blues Breaker Tonight

Tonight on Blues Breakers we celebrate Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater as he makes 82 tomorrow. Plus, The Blues Music Awards nominees have just been announce by the Blues Foundation in Memphis. We’ll play a song from four of the Chicagoans nominated: Toronzo Cannon, Lurrie Bell, Guy King and Corey Dennison.


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Blues Breakers Playlist 1/2/17

See that? I got the year right on the date! If you weren’t listening to Blues Breakers last night there might have been something really great that was playing when you got out of the […]


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Buddy Guy – Artist Of The Week On Blues Breakers Tonight

Hear a preview from the first new Ronnie Baker Brooks in ten years and a bunch of Buddy Guy tonight on Blues Breakers. Buddy plays 16 shows at his downtown Chicago club beginning this Thursday.


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It’s A Blues Breakers Christmas

All of your favorite Christmas blues songs can be heard tonight on Blues Breakers from 9p-10p on 93XRT. Koko, Buddy and Shemekia will all be bringing you the holiday cheer!



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