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]

Motorists wave as police cars pursue the Ford Bronco (white, R) driven by Al Cowlings, carrying fugitive murder suspect O.J. Simpson, on a 90-minute slow-speed car chase June 17, 1994 on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Mike NelsonAFP/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1994 [Playlist]

Memorable music from a year that featured some surreal moments…


The Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off April 4,1983, for its five-day orbital maiden flight.(Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1983 [Playlist]

Flashback with 1983 was a blast! Check out our playlist from January 23


April 30, 1970: President Richard Nixon announcing the entry of American soldiers in Cambodia.      (Photo:STF/AFP/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1970 [Playlist]

It was a year consistent with the theory that troubled times often inspire outstanding music.


Happy family: the Clintons at the Old State House in Little Rock, Arkansas on election night, 1992.
(Photo: Luke Frazza/AFP/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1992 [Playlist]

1992: the Bulls won their 2nd championship, Johnny Carson retired from the Tonight Show, and Bill Clinton became President.


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, Dire Straits, Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, and newcomers the Stray Cats and those vegemite lovers, Men at Work!


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]

Here’s the list of songs played on our 1989 Saturday Morning Flashback show from Dec. 19, 2015.


March 14, 1995: With fans asking retired basketball star Michael Jordan to confirm rumors that he will return to the NBA, a commercial endorsement depicting him off of Interstate 90/94 in downtown Chicago sports a freshly painted response.(Photo: Brian Bahr/AFP/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1995 [Playlist]

The musicians of the midwest were well represented in 1995: this week’s show included Wilco, Son Volt, Garbage, the Freddy Jones Band, John Prine, Sonia Dada, Veruca Salt, Willy Porter, Poi Dog Pondering, and the […]



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, and his three shows with the E Street Band at the Rosemont Horizon in […]


A souvenir from the summer of '78

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1978 [Playlist]

The biggest concert event happened in August when Mayor Bilandic “borrowed” the concept of an urban outdoor festival from Milwaukee’s Summerfest and presented the first annual Chicagofest on Navy Pier. Long before any renovations would […]


At the premiere of the new Beatles film 'Yellow Submarine' at the London Pavilion, 18th July 1968. John and Paul hold apples, the symbol of their newly formed company, Apple Corps. Thousands of Beatle fans brought traffic to a standstill in Piccadilly Circus as they waited to see the group arrive at the premiere. (Photo by Larry Ellis/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1968 [Playlist]

When you consider 1968, many adjectives come to mind: influential, radical, potent, momentous, incomparable. It’s been called “the year that shaped a generation.” The music was certainly a key component. Often loud, soulful, reflective, outspoken, […]



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