Marty Lennartz

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Nine Miles From The White City, Hear It On XRT This Afternoon

Today on the vinyl frontier, we’ll be spinning a track from the Third Man Records vault release of the White Stripes Nine Miles From The White City.


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Like Getting Together With Old Friends, Hear My Morning Jacket Chat With XRT

Jim James & Patrick Hallahan called in to chat with Marty Lennartz about their new record The Waterfall, their upcoming tour, and more. Hear their conversation below.


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Hear The Second Ever Smashing Pumpkins Release On The Vinyl Frontier This Afternoon

Today’s trip to The Vinyl Frontier is from the 7” single stash, the Smashing Pumpkins song “Tristessa” It was their second ever release and only one on venerable Seattle label, Sub Pop. It was part of Sub Pop’s Single Of The Month Club and followed the release of I Am One”.


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Hear Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Call In To Wish Marty Lennartz Luck On His First Day

It’s like going to your first day of school and having your mom write you a note in your lunch, but better! Jeff Tweedy called in just minutes into Marty Lennartz’s first shift in the […]


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Taking On A New (Vinyl) Frontier, Starting With My First Record

One of the staples of Frank E. Lee’s afternoon show has been the Vinyl Frontier. Every Monday and Wednesday at 4p, Frank would dig deep into his archive of vinyl and drop the needle bringing back the time when records crackled and popped across the airwaves.


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James Bay Holds Back The River During Live From Studio X Set

James Bay may have over 27.5 million views with one video alone, but yesterday evening he performed for less than 100 in an intimate Live From Studio X performance sponsored by Two Brothers Brewing Company at the Elbo Room in Chicago.


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“Week, Over Week, Over Week, We Saw The Ratings Go Higher, Until The Finale Was Record Breaking”

Marty & Sarah make up for lost time by discussing the unprecedented success of Empire, Saul’s triumphant return in Better Call Saul, as well as offer a sneak peek into the upcoming season of True Detective


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Better Call Saul Gets Started With A Bang And How One Slap Changed The Course Of Television

Breaking Bad fans have finally seen the long awaited Better Call Saul hit the air with smashing results. Marty & Sarah discusses this along with The Slap and its upwards trend.


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Amazon May Be Changing The Life Expectancy Of TV Shows

Marty & Sarah discuss Amazon’s recent maneuver to have fans vote on whether or not a TV serieswill be picked up for more than one show. Download Download FREE Music Connect With XRT On Facebook […]


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TV History Was Made This Past Weekend, Marty & Sarah Discuss The Golden Globes & More

For the first time in history, a show from the big four networks didn’t take home a Golden Globe. Marty & Sarah talk about why that was the case as well as discuss the new season of Girls & other shows.