Friday Feature

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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.


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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 […]


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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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Foo Fighters Announce Fall Album Release

Foo Fighters have had our attention since rumors of recording their eighth studio album began circulating months ago. They’ve finally confirmed a Fall release for the follow up to 2011’s Wasting Light, title TBD. The […]


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U2 Friday Feature: Happy Birthday, Bono!

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 […]


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R.E.M. & Los Lobos Friday Double Feature

Amid the excitement and pageantry of Opening Day, we’ll be saluting two of America’s great bands of the past quarter century: R.E.M. from Athens, Georgia (currently retired) and Los Lobos from East Los Angeles. Both […]


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Eric Clapton & Friends Friday Feature

He’s been considered a guitar deity for generations, and his recorded work has ranged from the blues-rock jams of Cream and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers to the more textured stylings of his more recent solo work. […]


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Hear Roger Daltrey Talk Origin Of The Who – This Week’s Friday Feature [Video]

Join together with XRT as we celebrate Roger Daltrey’s 70th birthday this Saturday, and the legacy of the immortal band that in their prime was considered the best and most exciting live rock and roll […]


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Pink Floyd Friday

The band’s live shows are the stuff of legend, filled with gargantuan special effects, mysterious dialogue snippets and monstrous cosmic power chords. Enjoy lots of Pink Floyd this week during our Friday Feature.




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