By Terri Hemmert

Terri Hemmert has been at WXRT for over 40 years. Starting as overnight announcer and Public Affairs Director in 1973, Terri became the first female morning drive personality in Chicago in 1981. In 1992, Terri moved to the midday shift where she now works 10 AM to 1 PM, and in 2002 became host of Breakfast with The Beatles, 8 to 10 AM on Sundays.

Prior to joining WXRT, Hemmert was an air personality at WCMF in Rochester, NY and also served as program coordinator for WGLD (currently WVAZ) in Chicago.

She has served on the Board of Directors of the Peace Museum, Facets Multimedia and other not-for-profit groups. She teaches the History of Rock and Soul in the broadcasting department of Columbia College Chicago, where she has taught for 40 years, and was an advisor at the student radio station, WCRX. She has volunteered with the Inner City Teaching Corps, Latin School of Chicago, and other schools, teaching classes on the Roots of Rap, Women in Music, Classical Music’s influence on Rock and Soul and other musical topics. Terri works on music education programs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and hosts The Classic Encounter Series. She served on the advisory board of WRSE-FM (the Elmhurst College student radio station.) She was also a volunteer with the AIDS Pastoral Care Network for 10 years and is an active current member at St. Clement Catholic Church. Hemmert has hosted Chicago’s Fest For Beatles Fans for nearly 40 years. In her spare time, she loves hanging with friends, expanding her nerd-like interest in music, history, and theology, living with her cat Irma, playing with her adopted nieces and nephews, and visiting her family in Ohio.

Terri Hemmert resides in Chicago and is a graduate of Elmhurst College with a bachelor of arts in speech.

  1. Glenn Kaupert - Blues Kids Foundation director says:

    Fernando Jones free Blues Camp for Kids, @ Columbia College will culminate @ the House of Blues tomorrow with all the ensembles performing. Might we get a Blues song w/a dedication for the kids?

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