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]

Blues Fest Broadcast From Buddy’s Thursday

The annual Blues Breakers Blues Fest Broadcast from Buddy Guy’s Legends stars Toronzo Cannon and Ronnie Baker Brooks with co-host Shemekia Copeland Thursday.

06/06/2017

Join Shemekia Copeland And Tom Marker Live From Buddy Guy’s Legends Thursday

It’s Blues Fest week! Let’s get Blues Fest Weekend started right with a party and broadcast at Legends on Thursday evening with Shemekia, Toronzo and Ronnie Baker Brooks!

06/05/2017

Blues Fest Preview On Blues Breakers Tonight

Join us tonight on Blues Breakers as we present an hour of blues from the best performers playing the 34th Annual Chicago Blues Festival this week in Millennium Park. Hear the best of the fest tonight at 9:00 on 93XRT.

06/05/2017

Billy Branch Tribute On Monday’s Blues Breakers

This Monday Blues Breakers will be all about Billy Branch. Billy is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of his band the Sons Of Blues with an all star blowout on the main stage of the Chicago Blues Festival on opening night, June 9.

05/12/2017

New Buddy Guy With Mick Jagger On Blues Breakers Tonight

Last fall the Rolling Stones released an album of Chicago Blues. This spring the favor is returned with, “Chicago Plays The Stones.” Tonight on Blues Breakers we’ll spin the Buddy Guy recording where he is joined by second vocalist and harmonica player Mick Jagger.

05/08/2017

Biggest Blues Star Ever On Blues Breakers Tonight

The true king of the blues. B.B. was the best. There are over fifty years of B.B. King songs to choose from. We’ll just have to pick a few and then remember to feature him more often so that we can play more. Plus, we’ll give a couple of birthday spin-outs to Little Walter and play the best new releases from Chicago and beyond

05/01/2017

Ronnie Baker Brooks & Toronzo Cannon In Free Show And Broadcast With Co-Host Shemekia Copeland

It’s our annual Blues Fest kickoff party at Buddy Guy’s Legends on Thursday evening, June 8, 2017. Once again we feature the top acts of the red hot Chicago Blues scene in a celebration of the beginning of the City of Chicago’s biggest festival.

04/18/2017

WXRT Blues Fest Broadcast – Line-Up Announcement On Blues Breakers Tonight

Tonight on Blues Breakers our Artist of the Week will be Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown. We will also be making the announcement tonight regarding the annual WXRT Blues Breakers Blues Fest Broadcast from Buddy Guy’s Legends.

04/17/2017

Chicago Blues Legend Lonnie Brooks Laid To Rest

On Monday, April 10, Lonnie Brooks was buried in Lincoln Cemetery in Chicago. Lonnie passed away after a long illness on April 1st. He arrived at his grave site in a horse drawn carriage led by a marching band.

04/11/2017

Lonnie Brooks – Artist Of The Week Tonight On Blues Breakers

Over the weekend we lost a top Chicago Blues star, a kind and generous gentleman and a wonderful family man and father: Lonnie Brooks. Tonight on Blues Breakers we’ll be playing an hour of Lonnie Brooks music from 9p-10p on 93XRT in Chicago.

04/03/2017

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