Wendy Rice

On Air: Saturdays 8am-Noon
Host: Saturday Morning Flashback

Wendy Rice’s first personal encounter with radio was in her hometown of Champaign, Illinois where she wrote and produced a weekly fifteen minute segment on high school news for a local radio station. She was seventeen years old and hasn’t strayed from the microphone since.[Read Wendy’s Full Bio]

The office copy of our 1987 Listener Poll results, typed on an actual typewriter!

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1987 [Playlist]

As always, our annual Listener Poll reflected the top albums of the year…

WXRT–02/12/2017

June 12, 1991. Pure joy. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images; Copyright 1991 NBAE )

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1991 [Playlist]

One of the best memories of 1991: the Bulls won their very first NBA championship…

WXRT–02/05/2017

Paul Simonon of The Clash with David Bowie, following the group's concert at Shea Stadium, circa 1982. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1982 [Playlist]

The top artists on our annual Listener Poll included the Clash, Peter Gabriel, the Who, Bruce Springsteen…

WXRT–02/01/2017

July 1968:  Yoko, John, and Paul at the premiere of the new Beatles film 'Yellow Submarine' at the London Pavilion. John and Paul hold apples, the symbol of their newly formed company, Apple Corps. (Photo by Michael Webb/Keystone/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1968 [Playlist]

It seemed appropriate to feature a year of upheaval and dissention on the day that marches were held throughout the world…

WXRT–01/22/2017

A souvenir from the summer of '78

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1978 [Playlist]

The biggest concert event in Chicago happened in August when Mayor Michael Bilandic “borrowed” the concept of an urban outdoor festival…

WXRT–01/15/2017

Motorists wave as police cars pursue the Ford Bronco driven by Al Cowlings, carrying fugitive murder suspect O.J. Simpson, on a 90-minute slow-speed car chase June 17, 1994. (Photo: Mike NelsonAFP/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1994 [Playlist]

It was the year of Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction, the bizarre white Ford Bronco slow-motion highway chase, no World Series, and a new TV show called Friends

WXRT–01/08/2017

An aerial view of the old and new Comiskey Parks circa 1990.
(Photo by Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1990 [Playlist]

At the end of 1990, Midnight Oil’s album “Blue Sky Mining” topped our annual Listener Poll, along with the film “Dances With Wolves”, the TV show “Twin Peaks”…

WXRT–12/18/2016

An oil skimming operation works in a heavy oil slick after the beginning of an oil disaster which occurred when the tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground March 24, 1989, and spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound. (Photo: Chris Wilkins/AFP/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1989 [Playlist]

It was an action-packed year: the Exxon Valdez nightmare, protest and tragedy in Tiananmen Square, and the destruction of the Berlin Wall…

WXRT–11/27/2016

1979 saw a core meltdown at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station in Pennsylvania. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1979 [Playlist]

The decade came to a close with memorable music…

WXRT–11/20/2016

Bruce Springsteen stands onstage, holding an electric guitar at his side during a concert, 1980s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1984 [Playlist]

It was a big year for Bruce. Born in the U.S.A. was the top album on the ’84 XRT Listener Poll…

WXRT–11/13/2016

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