Chicago’s Crime Beat Reporters: Telling The Stories Of The City [Listen]

Sam Charles of the Sun Times and the Tribune’s Peter Nickeas stopped by to discuss why they feel it’s important to tell these stories. July’s Public Affairs show on XRT includes some surprising crime statistics, and insight into why you should never call this town Chiraq.


Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival

Rest in Peace, Johnny Winter [Listen]

He was 15 when he released his first single. He came out of Beaumont, Texas in love with the blues of Muddy Waters and Bobby Blue Bland. His first album in 1968 was released on […]


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Own A Piece Of Chicago For Just $1

The City of Chicago owns thousands of vacant lots across the city due to the demolition of foreclosed homes. But under the city’s new Large Lot Program, they are looking sell off those spaces for […]


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Paul McCartney Adds More Dates To U.S. Tour, Including A Chicago Show

If you’ve been patiently waiting for Paul McCartney to announce a return to Chicago since he started announcing more tour dates a few weeks back, you’re in luck!


(Photo: Mary Dixon/WXRT)

Hangin’ with the Official St. Paddy’s Day Band [Listen]

The Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band stopped by the studio this morning to serenade Lin Brehmer and Mary Dixon on the WXRT Morning Show. They’re the city of Chicago’s official St. Patrick’s Day band and […]


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Bob Mould Celebrates 25 Years of “Workbook”

Bob Mould has two shows in town this weekend – Saturday at The Old Town School of Folk Music and Sunday at City Winery. He’s celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of Workbook – […]


(photo via Ryan Arnold)

Perfect Songs For Those Perfect Girl Scout Cookies [Playlist]

It’s Girl Scout Cookie season.  And, if you’re like me, this once-a-year treat almost always finds its way to the pantry.  Everybody has their favorite, whether it’s the classic Thin Mint, Samoa, Tagalong, or any […]


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A Painless Public Transporation Playlist [Playlist]

You’re walking up the steps towards the platform of your Metra stop and before you can make your way towards the heating station, you see your train pulling up. The train car stops with the […]


Smashing Pumpkins Perform At The Gibson Amphitheatre

Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Celebrate ‘Siamese Dream’ Live At The Metro In 1993 [Video]

It was the album that got rock fans to take a break from saying “Seattle.”


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Let’s Get Physical: The Highest Album Sales In 2013

In today’s age of Internet piracy, sales of CD’s, vinyl, and cassettes have dropped significantly from back in the day. In fact, 2012 was the first year digital sales of music outsold physical copies. According […]




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