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Lin Brehmer

On-Air: Monday – Friday 5:30-10am
Host: Lin’s Bin
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Lin Brehmer is the indefatigable host of the XRT Morning Show. On the morning of Dec. 30th 1991, he placed a needle on the record, “This Must Be the Place” by Talking Heads to augur a new chapter in a radio career that began in 1977. He has anchored the XRT Morning Show ever since. His insouciant charm has inspired XRT News Anchor Mary Dixon to leave and come back and leave and come back and leave and come back. The two of them can be heard 5:30-10am Monday through Friday. [Read Lin’s Full Bio]

The Night Lin Met Keith Richards

On Keith Richards’ 74th birthday, I share this wondrous story. This is an epic tale. The night of Chuck Berry’s 60th Birthday Concert at the old Fox Theater in St. Louis. The night when I finally met Keith Richards in the flesh.


A Farewell to Arms. And Bats. And Cubs ’17 [Listen]

The end of the Cubs season feels like the end of the school year.


Tribute to Gord of The Tragically Hip [Listen]

And on stage, Downie was a performer who knew how to lose himself in the music. Playful. Intense. He knew how to draw an audience closer.


Cubs vs. Yankees

For years I have made it clear that I reserve the month of October for the once remote possibility that The Chicago Cubs would fill up those days with postseason baseball.


Lin Brehmer is Lee Elia: A One Man Show [Listen]

By popular demand and ‘by popular demand’ I mean one listener requested it, here is the expurgated and carefully edited Lin Brehmer is “Lee Elia: Cub Manager.”


Going to Wrigley? Some Tips

And if you try to start “The Wave” at Wrigley Field, you are going to prison.


Tom Petty “Sounds So Right” R.I.P.

With his long blond hair and Rickenbacker slung over his shoulder, Tom Petty looked like a rock star long before he was one.


A Lin’s Bin About The Grateful Dead, Expectations and Stereotypes

As we know, guessing wrong has become a matter of life and death.


Lin’s Diary: Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia

And when the piano intro to “Reign O’er Me” filled the theater, someone unseen presence tickled the backs of our necks.


Lin’s Bin: End of Summer Blues

When the towering honey locust trees turn color on my street, a golden canopy stretches down the length of two city blocks.



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