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]

Muddy Waters

All Muddy On Blues Breakers Last Night – Playlist And Blues Fest Line-Up Here

First of all, as we revealed a earlier, HERE is the link to the complete line-up of the 2015 Chicago Blues Festival. You’ll notice that the closing event on Sunday evening is a tribute to […]



All Muddy Waters On Blues Breakers Tonight

This Saturday we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Muddy Waters birth. In recent years there has been some evidence that the date that has been recognized as the day Muddy was born was not correct. […]



Blues Fest Line-Up And Blues Breakers Playlist

Last night on Blues Breakers our Artist of the Week was the “King of the Slide Guitar,” Elmore James. Plus, we announced the complete line-up of the 2015 Chicago Blues Festival. Find the fest info […]


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2015 Chicago Blues Fest – Complete Lineup

This evening we announced on Blues Breakers the complete line-up for the 32nd Annual Chicago Blues Festival set for June 12 through June 14 in Grant Park, Chicago’s front yard. It’s a free festival, in […]


Elmore James

Blues Fest Announcement Tonight On Blues Breakers

Tonight we announce the complete line-up for the 2015 Chicago Blues Festival. On top of that, our Artist of the Week tonight is the man known as The King of the Slide Guitar, Elmore James, […]


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The Hook – Blues Breakers Playlist – Monday March 16, 2015

It’s another busy week for Blues in Chicagoland. Last night on Blues Breakers we played some Buddy Guy, Nikki Hill, Gregg Allman and Sharon Lewis, all of whom will be in town this week. Buddy […]



John Lee Hooker On Blues Breakers Tonight

That’s right, “The King Of The Endless Boogie” will be our Artist of the Week tonight on Blues Breakers. Plus, listen for “new” Pops Staples, and Blues acts that will be appearing around town this […]



Freddie King And More: Blues Breakers Playlist

Hello! Chicago Blues giant Freddie King was our Artist of the Week last night on Blues Breakers. We recognized the events that took place this past week in Selma, Alabama with a song from Mavis […]



Freddie King On Blues Breakers Tonight

The great Freddie King will be the Blues Breakers Artist of the Week tonight. Born in Texas, died in Texas, but in my mind he’ll always be a West Side Chicago Bluesman. He’s of the […]



Another Big Weekend In The World Capital Of The Blues

Tonight we have a 93XRT Show starring the amazing Shemekia Copeland (in photo on left) at S.P.A.C.E. in Evanston, another tomorrow night at Promontory. That’s right, she’s not only playing in her hometown this weekend, […]