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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]

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Saturday Morning Flashback: 1968 [Playlist]

Reflecting on 1968 requires many adjectives: influential, radical, potent, momentous, incomparable. It’s been called “the year that shaped a generation.” A key component was the music of ’68. Often loud, soulful, reflective, outspoken, and inspirational, [...]

WXRT–04/05/2014

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Saturday Morning Flashback: 1988 [Playlist]

1988: presidential election year, Olympic year, the lights were switched on at Wrigley Field, Roseanne debuted on TV. And that’s just skimming the surface. It’s the music that we focus on every Saturday morning. Whether [...]

WXRT–03/15/2014

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Saturday Morning Flashback: 3/1/14 [Playlist]

1969. Two guys strolled on the Moon for the world to see on a fuzzy black & white TV screen, and four men crossed a street in London for an iconic album cover photo. Unforgettable [...]

WXRT–03/01/2014

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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

1992

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

1988

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 [...]

WXRT–02/16/2013

1979

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 [...]

12/01/2012

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