Norm Winer

XRT Program Director

Progressive Radio and New Media Programmer and Fun-loving Idealist.

My Vinyl Love Affair

Here’s a perfect way to spend your Saturday. Or some money on a Saturday. It’s Record Store Day! Vinyl is the spherical source where many of us first became exposed to great music. Nowadays of […]


Winer Wine Pairing: 20 Songs & 20 Wines With XRT’s Norm Winer

Spend an evening hearing some great music and drinking some excellent wines at Chicago’s most talked-about new night spot, City Winery. It’s a Wednesday night — so if you’re not already committed (on a Wednesday […]


The Betty Hemmert Music Scholarship Fund At Rock For Kids

Terri Hemmert’s mother, Betty, passed away on August 12th at the age of 89. As a mom, as a mentor, as a member of the community, Betty Hemmert made a huge impact on so many […]


Norm Winer’s 4D Flashback: John Belushi & ‘The Blues Brothers’ [Listen]

Celebrating 40 years of WXRT, how could we celebrate the decade of the 70’s without Chicago’s own John Belushi? Hear an interview with John Belushi and XRT’s Norm Winer talking casually about John’s career at […]


Choosing Featured Artists [Inside XRT]

The first in a series of four monthly XRT 4D Flashback Weekends is devoted to The 1980’s. Tune in this weekend to hear exclusive audio essays contributed by the entire XRT airstaff regarding some of […]


What’s So Cool About The Electric Light Orchestra [Playlist]

[pullquote quote=”ELO (and/or The Move) was a ‘Featured Artist’ on the early WXRT a total of 35 times through 1988.” credit=”Norm Winer, XRT Program Director”]Some cultural phenomena are hard to explain. The resurgence in recent […]


Eric Clapton Radio Special — An Inside Look At His Latest Album [Listen]

This Friday it’s a Rock & Roll Birthday Bash for Eric Clapton. The guitar god’s latest solo album, Clapton features [lastfm]Sheryl Crow[/lastfm], [lastfm]Steve Winwood[/lastfm], [lastfm]Derek Trucks[/lastfm], [lastfm]Allen Toussaint[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Wynton Marsalis[/lastfm]. Click below for an […]


WXRT Declares Wednesday, March 2 Chicago Day!

[pullquote quote=”The passion, the loyalty, and the commitment by the people who live here help make this the greatest city in the world.” credit=”Norm Winer, WXRT Program Director”]Chicago Day will start with Lin Brehmer and […]


Video: 93XRT/CBS 2 List Of Greatest Songs of All-Time

This morning, XRT’s Norm Winer and Frank E. Lee were live on Monsters and Money in the Morning on CBS 2. We thought it would be interesting to see how the Rolling Stone Magazine top […]


Lin’s Bin: Norm Winer’s 30th Anniversary

Norm steps behind the microphone with Lin Brehmer Live in-studio on 93XRT and talks about his 30 years as Program Director of this radio station.


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