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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New Orleans On Blues Breakers Tonight

Happy Mardi Gras everyone! Tonight we celebrate on Blues Breakers with the blues and related music of the Crescent City.


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Chicago Blues Fest Headliners For 2016 And Joe Louis Walker – Blues Breakers Playlist

Last night we had a double feature on Blues Breakers. We announced the headliners for the 2016 Chicago Blues Festival and also featured Joe Louis Walker as our Artist of the Week.


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2016 Chicago Blues Fest Headliners To Be Announced Tonight On Blues Breakers

Tune in to Blues Breakers tonight to hear the exclusive announcement of the headliners for this June’s Chicago Blues Festival.


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Bobby “Blue” Bland Blues Breakers Playlist From 1-25-16

Next week on Blues Breakers be sure to be listening for the exclusive announcement of the headliners of the 2016 Chicago Blues Festival. Here’s what we played this week.


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Bobby “Blue” Bland On Blues Breakers Tonight

Bobby “Blue” Bland will be our Artist of the Week on Blues Breakers tonight. Blues Hall of Famer, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.


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Cool Playlist! The Iceman, Albert Collins, On Blues Breakers This Week

Here’s what we heard on Blues Breakers last night on WXRT, Chicago.
Next week’s Artist Of The Week will be Bobby “Blue” Bland.


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Albert Collins, “The Ice Picker,” Tonight On Blues Breakers

January seems like the perfect month for Albert Collins to be one of our Artists of the Week on Blues Breakers. We’ll be hearing from albums with titles like, Ice Pickin’, Don’t Lose Your Cool, and Frostbite.


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Blues Breakers Playlist Plus Otis Clay Service Information

Last night we paid tribute to Otis Clay on Blues Breakers. Additionally, our Artist Of The Week was Buddy Guy. Here is what you heard last night plus information on services for Mr. Clay this coming Saturday in Chicago.


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Otis Clay And Buddy Guy, Blues Breakers Tonight

This past Friday, January 8, 2016, the great Chicago Blues. Gospel and R&B singer, Chicago’s #1 Soul Man, Otis Clay died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 73. We’ll pay tribute to our friend tonight on Blues Breakers.


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R.I.P. Otis Clay

R.I.P. Otis Clay, Chicago’s #1 Soul Singer.



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