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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]

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.

01/09/2017

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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 […]

01/03/2017

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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.

01/02/2017

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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!

12/19/2016

Buddy Guy at Legends, January 2016. Photo by Tom Marker.

Buddy Guy On Getting High With Jerry Garcia, Inspiration From Eric Clapton, And More On Blues Breakers

Over the course of a full hour Buddy and Tom talked about Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, the Rolling Stones, Derek Trucks, getting high with Jerry Garcia, President Obama and the question of Sox or Cubs.

12/14/2016

Photo of Buddy Guy by Tom Marker. January 2016.

Buddy Guy! Live! Tonight On Blues Breakers!

Blues fans set your timers. Don’t miss another live, candid, extended visit with Buddy Guy live on Blues Breakers tonight at 9pm.

12/12/2016

Photo by Tom Marker

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.

12/06/2016

Photo by Tom Marker

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.

12/05/2016

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.

11/29/2016

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.

11/28/2016

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