Friday Feature


It’s A Rockin’ Holiday Music Friday Feature!

Tomorrow, celebrate the season while enjoying the unparalleled treasures of XRT’s Christmas music library.

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Trick or Treat! Hear A Hand Picked Halloween Soundtrack On XRT’s Friday Feature

Listen to XRT if you dare this Friday… We’ll be featuring a monstrous selection of hand picked Halloween tunes as this week’s Friday feature. It’s a ghoulish extravaganza filled with ghastly tunes for everyone.


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Hear The Police On XRT’s Friday Feature

When they first emerged in the late 70’s, most fans considered their music cutting edge. Now Sting is one of the most recognizable one-name celebrities in the world, and The Police are arguably the most popular/successful rock trio of all time. Enjoy your favorite songs, as well as selected rarities and live tracks from XRT’s vast archives. It all begins with Lin Brehmer on XRT’s morning show.


Terri Hemmert w/ Muddy (photo via WXRT)

Tune In For A Friday Double Feature With Foo Fighters & Muddy Waters

Foo Fighters made waves this week with the announcement of a performance at the Cubby Bear following the debut of their new HBO series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways. Speaking of Sonic Highways, the album is due for a November 10 release date. As part of their upcoming performance on Friday, the band will be performing the first track of the album “Something From Nothing”. The track was recorded in Chicago and will be a central theme during Friday’s premiere episode.


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David Bowie Is Friday… And Tuesday!

Few artists can compare with the influence of David Bowie on modern rock (“Modern Love?”) since changing his name from Davey Jones. Though his musical career has seemingly been on hold in recent years, we […]


U2 360 "degrees" Tour at the Rose Bowl

Friday Feature With U2!

Whenever we devote our Friday Feature to the music of U2, we assume that all the radios and other audio devices that are tuned in will be cranked to their optimum levels for the majority […]


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Bonnaroo - June 16th, 2013 (photo by Nate Azark)

Tom Petty Friday Feature

Is the concept of being the leader of an American rock & roll band inconsistent with the role of frontman for a national institution? It’s been over 35 years since Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers […]


Vedder (photo by Zack Nechvatal / WXRT)

Pearl Jam Friday Feature

As Chicago’s only station that’s been playing Pearl Jam since DAY ONE, we’re proud to see them continuing to have a huge impact on all of us, and on the world of rock & roll. Tune in Friday as we play your favorites, as well as rarities, live recordings, and solo projects.


(Photo by: Nate Azark)

XRT’s FriDAVE Feature

If you’re heading to FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island this weekend, keep it tuned to XRT on whichever device you’re listening; we’ll reward you with Dave Matthews music to put you in the proper […]


Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show

Who’s Our Friday Feature This Week

Tune in all day to enjoy the recorded legacy of one of rock’s most influential and justifiably popular groups of all-time! In their prime, no other band could match the sheer power and raw energy […]




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