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]

Touchdown by the Fridge!
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Saturday Morning Flashback: 1986 [Playlist]

Chicago was united by a cast of characters known as Da Bears, and the icing on the cake was their total domination Superbowl victory over the New England Patriots. It was also the year that [...]

WXRT–07/20/2014

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 [...]

WXRT–07/06/2014

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Saturday Morning Flashback: 1989 [Playlist]

Greg Maddux, the logo-less 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, was proudly wearing his Cubs uniform in 1989. Despite his talents, his team quickly succumbed to the San Francisco Giants, who were ultimately defeated by [...]

WXRT–06/30/2014

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Saturday Morning Flashback: 1972 [Playlist]

In a year when he became the first U.S. President to visit China and the Soviet Union, Richard Nixon easily defeated George McGovern for re-election in November. But the Washington Post continued to investigate that [...]

WXRT–06/21/2014

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Saturday Morning Flashback: 1985 [Playlist]

Some say it was the year that “rock got a conscience” with major fund raising events and recordings like Live Aid, Farm Aid, USA For Africa, and Artists United Against Apartheid. I’m not so sure [...]

WXRT–06/02/2014

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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 [...]

WXRT–02/23/2014

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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 [...]

05/11/2013

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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, [...]

WXRT–05/04/2013

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Saturday Morning Flashback: 4/20/13 [Playlist]

1971: The new decade was just starting to rise from the shadows of the tumultuous ’60s. But let’s not get overly dramatic. The essence of 1971 was a lot of great music that holds up [...]

WXRT–04/21/2013

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Saturday Morning Flashback: 3/30/13 [Playlist]

That’s a 1977 photo of your shaggy best friend in the whole world with one of the best bands in the whole world. It was an exciting time for music and culture and we’re not [...]

WXRT–03/30/2013

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