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]

XRT newsletters from 1988

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1988 [Playlist]

You weren’t checking out websites back in 1988. For the inside scoop on what was going on at XRT and beyond, you checked your mailbox for Inside WXRT, our monthly newsletter. You could read about [...]


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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 [...]



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, [...]



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 [...]


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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 [...]



Saturday Morning Flashback: 2/16/13 [Playlist]

1988, starring Bono, John McClane, Tracy Chapman, Dan Quayle, Murphy Brown, and the Traveling Wilburys. It’s been 25 years since Michael Jordan won his first MVP trophy and those big banks of artificial lights went [...]



Saturday Morning Flashback: 12/1/12 [Playlist]

1979 drew to a close with XRT’s 6th annual Listener Poll, and considering the memorable albums from Talking Heads, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Nick Lowe, and the Clash, it’s a bit of a [...]



Saturday Morning Flashback 1992 [Playlist]

It was in 1992 when Chicagoans learned more that we ever wanted to know about the 50 miles of freight tunnels deep in the bowels of our fair city. That’s the year when a piling [...]



Saturday Morning Flashback: 1975 [Playlist]

While 1975 is often remembered as a major year for disco, we delved, dipped, and even dove into the XRT archives for a potpourri of musical genres. We need at least another paragraph in here [...]




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