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]

Four hours of music from 1987 – see it here!


The incumbent on the campaign trail, October, 1972.
(Photo: Aryeh Rabinovich /AFP/ GettyImages)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1972 [Playlist]

In case you missed out on the fun, here’s the 1972 tunes we played on April 16…


June 12, 1991 
(Photo by Ken Levine/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1991 [Playlist]

…and the music was real good, too. Check out our playlist!


(Photo: Ferenc Isza/ AFP/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1981 [Playlist]

Don’t be puzzled by the Flashback playlist: view all 4 hours here!


Live Aid: Wembley Stadium July 13, 1985 (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1985 [Playlist]

It was a year when musicians donated their time and talents to major fundraising projects, with Live Aid in London and Philadelphia, Farm Aid, USA for Africa, and Artists United Against Apartheid. Awareness and funds were raised by all-star lineups, everyone seemed to have a good time, as they sold a lot of concert tickets and albums.


Iconic. (photo: W. Rice)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1967 [Playlist]

A potpourri of short and snappy tunes!


23 years later: a collector's item!

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1993 [Playlist]

It was an outstanding year for home-grown music…


The lovely and talented Michael Palin of Monty Python starred in WXRT's 1988 TV ad campaign comparing our fresh programming to the overplayed music on other stations. The photo appeared in our very first newsletter, "Inside XRT."

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1988 [Playlist]

What is Michael Palin doing?


The USA hockey team celebrates winning the gold medal after defeating Finland 4-2 in the gold medal match during the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York. (Photo by Steve Powell/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 Police, Rockpile, and the Pretenders debut.


The booster rockets from the Space Shuttle Challenger fly off after the shuttle exploded after lift off January 28, 1986.
(Photo: NASA/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1986 [Playlist]

Here’s what we played from 1986…



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