Opening Day

Los Lobos XRT Opening Day LIve Broadcast (photo: Zack Nechvatal)

Billy Corgan, Los Lobos & Hundreds Of XRT Listeners Celebrate Opening Day In Wrigleyville

After Lin and Mary started the day off in high spirits at Yak-Zie’s with Jeff Garlin on the guest mic, Teri Hemmert gracefully took over the celebration of Cubs Opening Day. After hearing a small […]



Jeff Garlin Graces Wrigleyville On Cubs Opening Day

Walking into Yak-Zies on Clark Street at 8:15am, I feared for a moment I took a wrong turn and ended up at Holy Name Cathedral. Nope, the stunned silence inhabiting the bar was that of […]


Billy Corgan, Mary, Jeff Garlin and Lin on Opening Day 2012 Photo by Dave Suarez

See Jeff Garlin At Opening Day — Hear Him Take Over The XRT Morning Show [Listen]

Our 7 hour live broadcast at Yak-zies on Clark Street (just one block from Wrigley Field) is a tradition that is legendary and a celebration with 20 years of history. 3 Live Bands, The Regular Guy, a few special guests and you rabid, diehard Cub fans.


Jeff Tweedy with Lin Brehmer (photo: WXRT)

10 Memorable 93XRT Opening Day Live Broadcasts

The 93XRT Coors Light Opening Day Broadcast is a celebration with 20+ years of history.

The word “memorable” is used under advisement since there has been a lot of beer under the bridge since we started putting these parties together. Terri Hemmert, Mary Dixon and I host an unprecedented 7 hour live broadcast at Yak-zies on Clark Street. 3 or 4 Live Bands, The Regular Guy, a few special guests and rabid, diehard Cub fans. Yes. It is fun. You are all invited this Friday. (21+)


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

See Billy Corgan At Opening Day This Friday – New Smashing Pumpkins Albums (Plural!) Coming Soon [Listen]

Corgan will join us at Yak-Zies Bar and Grill this Friday for the XRT Coors Light Opening Day Broadcast. He is our Official Cubs Corespondent after all. Make sure you’re listening live — or better yet, join us in Wrigleyville!


First Pitch w/ Lin Brehmer (photo: Chicago White Sox)

For Openers: Lin Brehmer & Chicago White Sox Opening Day

Maybe it started early. Seven years old, your back against the warm red brick of the corner candy store, holding an improbably colored bottle of pop. Something like Tahitian Treat or Mountain Dew. Your throat choked with those slabs of baseball card bubble gum while you study those stats with an intensity “A Tale of Two Cities” will never inspire.



Billy Corgan Stops By, Talks Smashing Pumpkins At Opening Day 2013 [Listen]

Lead singer of the Smashing Pumpkins and Chicago Cubs fan, Billy Corgan, stopped by Yak-Zies Bar and Grill to chat with Terri Hemmert at the XRT Miller Lite Opening Day Broadcast. A Chicago native, Corgan […]



Leagues Rocked Yak-Zies At The Opening Day Broadcast [Watch]

Yesterday at XRT’s Miller Lite Opening Day Broadcast, there were many guests and bands featured at Yak-Zies Bar and Grill to celebrate the Chicago Cubs first home game of the season. Even Billy Corgan and […]


XRT's Regular Guy (Photo by: Zack Nechvatal / WXRT)

The Regular Guy’s Annual Opening Day Prayer [Watch]

Yes, The Regular Guy loves a good movie, but the silver screen is nothing compared to Wrigley’s green ivy. Every opening day the Guy leads a group of early-morning XRT listeners in a prayer to help start the Cubs off on a winning season. We’re not sure if it helps, but it couldn’t hurt, right?



Lins Bin: Is Chicago Cubs Fandom A Religion? [Watch]

Does Cubs fandom reach a level fitting for scripture? Is Wrigley Field a place of woe or worship? This week Lin dons robes of blue and delivers a sermon for the heavily persecuted but fiercely […]