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Brehmer & Billy (photo by: Zack Nechvatal / WXRT)

JUST ANNOUNCED: Smashing Pumpkins at Thalia Hall This Wednesday! [Listen]

Lin Brehmer got a phone call from his good buddy Billy Corgan this morning. He dropped a little nugget on us about his band playing Thalia Hall in just two days. Tickets go on sale […]

22 mins ago

Carved pumpkins stands on a ledge in fro

Jason Thomas Ranks Chicago’s Seasons (#2 – Fall)

Always a hot topic of conversation in this lovely town of ours is the weather.  Chicagoans can really bitch about the weather with the best of ‘em.  When it’s hot, people wish it was cooler, […]

WXRT–11/18/2014

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Take A Trip On The Red Line In This Totally Cool High Speed Video

While it’s not at the Fast & The Furious level of high speed action, it’s still pretty darn cool.

11/12/2014

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Must See! This Time Lapse Video Sums Up The Beauty Of Chicago Perfectly

Videographer Eric Hines posted a breathtaking time lapse video shot throughout the city. The project took him nearly two years to complete, but was it ever worth it.

11/07/2014

(Photo: Ray Knoll)

Lin Brehmer’s Halloween 2014 Diary [Listen]

“Hold still,” she scolded. Mary Dixon was doing what she does second best. Face painting. The XRT Morning Show had yielded to her grand scheme to tie our Halloween to The Museum of Contemporary Art’s […]

11/05/2014

(Photo:Chris Cwiak/WXRT)

Hump Day Unusual Moment: NRBQ “Who Put the Garlic in the Glue?”

Yes. I have called NRBQ the greatest rock and roll band in the world. In the 70′s Terry Adams, Al Anderson, Joey Spampinato, and Tom Ardolino was the quartet of my dreams. Their early albums […]

10/22/2014

(Photo: Chris Cwiak/WXRT)

The ‘XRT Morning Show Week in Review 10/13-10/17

It’s finally Friday, let’s take a look back at some of the things that we touched upon on the WXRT Morning Show with Lin Brehmer and Mary Dixon: The Bears defeated the Falcons in Atlanta, […]

10/17/2014

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Foo Fighters ‘Sonic Highways’ Art An American Mashup, Too

“Sonic Highways” is Foo Fighters’ eighth studio album, with eight tracks recorded in eight U.S. cities. Is it a coincidence that the number 8 is hidden in the cover art? Or that this mythical metropolis […]

WXRT–10/16/2014

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We Are The Grumpiest

Let’s be honest, it’s easy to wake up in a bad attitude, especially when you have to deal with polar vortexes, and other elements that affect Chicagoans on a daily basis.

10/16/2014

(Photo: Chris Cwiak/WXRT)

Coming This Weekend: Open House Chicago

In a city brimming with architectural beauty on full display, what possible treasures lie beneath the surface, out of sight from the general public? The Chicago Architecture Foundation is bringing us the 3rd annual Open […]

10/16/2014

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