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]

Wedding day in St. Tropez. (photo: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1971 [Playlist]

In the year Mick & Bianca were married, the first Mayor Daley won a fifth term, two Apollo missions roamed the Moon, and Disney World opened in Florida. As always, the music took center stage […]

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Feb. 24, 1980: The U.S. Olympic hockey team wins the gold medal at Lake Placid.
photo: Staff/AFP/Getty Images

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1980 [Playlist]

Ronald Reagan, Rubik’s Cube, CNN, Pac Man, the U.S. Olympic hockey team, J.R. Ewing, Mt. St. Helens, John Lennon. Music highlights included albums from Bruce Springsteen, Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel, The Cure, Elvis Costello, the […]


Jimmy Carter was sworn in on January 20, 1977. He pardoned Vietnam war draft evaders the next day.
(photo: Hulton Archive / Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1977 [Playlist]

A number of people and events made 1977 stand out among all the other years in that crazy decade. Elvis Presley died, Jimmy Carter moved into the White House, George Lucas released Star Wars, Fleetwood […]


The most SUPER bowl of all!
photo: Mike Powell / Getty Images

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1986 [Playlist]

January 26, 1986. Lin Brehmer proclaimed Super Bowl XX “the most fun you ever had watching football!” It was also a fun year for music. Concert highlights: the Amnesty International “Conspiracy of Hope” benefit at […]


A framed (and cracked) memento of an amazing live broadcast of Bruce & the E Street Band from the Agora in Cleveland. 
Photo: W. Rice

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1978 [Playlist]

It was a very good year for Springsteen fans. Darkness on the Edge of Town topped the XRT Listener Poll, and if there had been a Best Concert category back then, his September show at […]


photo: Epic Records/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, Dire Straits, Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, and newcomers the Stray Cats and those vegemite lovers, Men at Work! […]


(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1989 [Playlist]

This Week’s Playlist: 1989


(Photo Credit: Danny Clinch)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1980 [Playlist]

The 1980 “Miracle on Ice” has been mentioned more than a few times during coverage of the Sochi Games, and for good reason. That semi-final match pitting U.S. collegiate underdogs against the mighty Soviet Union […]



Saturday Morning Flashback: 5/11/13 [Playlist]

Next week: 1983 This Week’s Playlist: 1992 Song – Artist Steam – Peter Gabriel Love – The Sundays Friday I’m in Love – The Cure Beneath the Damage and the Dust – Peter Himmelman Saturday […]


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Saturday Morning Flashback: 5/4/13 [Playlist]

1975. The Vietnam war finally ended, Mayor Richard J. Daley was reelected to an unprecedented 5th term, Bruce Springsteen was simultaneously on the covers of Time and Newsweek, and by the end of the year, […]




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