[photogallerylink id=104159 align=left]Ring in the New Year with a rockin’ 5-hour marathon of incredible sounds from the expansive and always surprising WXRT music library, Chicago’s largest public rock library!

Just add some juice to these titles and get ready to mix thoroughly! Then, it’s time for 2012!

Listen this Saturday Night from 8pm-1am for WXRT’s Best Party Music Of All Time!

The start of a new year is always a good time to gain perspective on the year behind us. We hope any reservations you’ve had about the past twelve months have been outweighed by the positives. We hope you’ve been encouraged by your accomplishments and that any goals you’ve set for 2012 are lofty but attainable.

Here at XRT, we remain humbled and grateful that you, our listeners, have chosen to share time with us, as well as providing us with the input and support that we need to help us be the ultimate XRT for you in the future. We are already planning ways to surpass your expectations in 2012; please continue to interact with us on Facebook, through email, and when you see us at XRT events and shows. All of us here wish you a very Happy New Year, and many more!

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Comments (3)
  1. There’s so much good rockin’ stuff out there now…where to start???
    I confess to being Gray & Proud, but wow do I have a jukebox full of soundtrack to this long life!! Here are some of my perennial faves. Yep, I hung up my Boogie Shoes ages ago (didn’t everybody?), but my comfy Blue Suede Shoes still have plenty of juice…even if they’re not schlepping though Lollapalooza! Us old folks always creak out of our seats, even punching our fists in the air on good nights, for “Mony Mony” (Tommy James/Billy Idol), “Love Shack” (B-52s), “Push It” (Salt’n’Pepa), “Twist & Shout” (Beatles), “Satisfaction” (Stones), “Good Lovin’”(Rascals),”Dance To The Music” (Sly & The Family Stone), James Brown, Stax/Motown hard R&B. If we’re dusting off the turntable here, “I Fought The Law” (Bobby Fuller Four et al) followed by “Jailouse Rock” (Elvis) usually gets even the most reluctant delinquents up. And…tho I can’t quite pull out the jams anymore, I recall hot dancing to the extended 12″ mix of Madonna’s “Burning Up,” LaBelle’s “Lady Marmalade” (OK, stop laughing!) & a whole bunch more I don’t dare mention. There’s so much more. And yes, I also dig the great current stuff. If it grooves, it moves!!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to the ever party-hardy XRT gang!! Seriously, I know that what we hear on-air is only a tiny tip of the iceberg of dedicated long hours & very hard work by DJs, support & clerical staff, interns, staff writers, web administrators, sales reps, concert/event planners, security, maintenance folks & yes, even corporate managers. If I forgot anyone, I apologize – please know that every one of you is deeply appreciated! The blog work alone is quite staggering. Even if few comments appear on the blogs, know that a bunch of us do follow them & gain much from the writing, videos & mp3s. ZACK – Special nod here. I’ve talked with you several times on blog issues & recognize considerable effort in holding the whole web presence together. You guys really do ROCK—THANK YOU!!!

    — Katie Jones, Aurora, IL (BackbeatChicago@gmail.com)

  2. Mark says:

    Will there be a replay or a way to podcast the show. Thanks.

  3. Matt says:

    Fight for your right (to party)-Beastie Boys

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