Tom Marker

Host: Blues Breakers

At ‘XRT we still hear from people who tell us they’ve been listening since we were a part-time, underground station. Tom says he’s been listening longer than that. His first personal contact with ‘XRT was when he met John Platt. He invited Tom to visit him while on the air at WGLD, a one-time progressive rock station based in Oak Park. Tom thought, “cool job.” [Read Tom’s Full Bio]

Rememberin’ Stevie Ray Vaughan

The first thing he did was apologize for being slotted after his idol, Buddy Guy. That was the kind of guy Stevie was.

11/17/2017

Buddy Guy January Shows Info And Blues Breakers Playlist

Last night our Artist of the Week was Chuck Berry, the Blues side. Plus, we announced ticket info for the 16 shows that Buddy Guy will perform at his club Legends in January. It’s all right here.

10/16/2017

Exclusive Announcement Concerning Buddy Guy Shows Tonight On Blues Breakers

Blues Breakers begins tonight (and every Sunday night) at 9pm. Tonight our Artist of the Week is Chuck Berry: The Blues Side. And we will have exclusive information about The Buddy Shows! We’ll have dates, some big name openers, and information of where the tickets will be and when they go on sale.

10/15/2017

Blues Breakers Tonight Features O.V. Wright

Though his life was short, he made a lot of great records. If you’ve ever heard Buddy Guy join another artist for s brief sit-in at Buddy Guy’s Legends, chances are you’ve heard some O.V. Wright. Join us this Sunday beginning at 9pm as O.V. Wright will be our Artist of the Week on Blues Breakers on 93XRT, Chicago.

10/08/2017

Happy Birthday Billy Boy Arnold

Chicago Blues legend Billy Boy Arnold made 82 yesterday! Tonight he will be our Artist of the Week on Blues Breakers beginning at 9pm.

09/17/2017

Happy Birthday John Lee Hooker – Born 100 Years Ago Today

John Lee Hooker was one of the most important figures in Blues. His subject matter went from house parties to politics, from boogie to religion. We touched on a few of his songs on Blues Breakers this week. Here’s is our playlist.

08/22/2017

John Lee Hooker Tonight’s Feature on Blues Breakers

Blues Breakers, now every Sunday at 9pm, celebrates John Lee Hooker tonight. John Lee was born 100 years ago this Tuesday. Still one of the most popular artists in the Blues. And we’ll be playing a new George Thorogood solo tribute to both John Lee Hooker and Earl Hooker and more.

08/20/2017

Blues Breakers Playlist – Luther Allison Featured

At Blues Breakers we have always been big fans of Luther Allison. No blues player was ever more intense in his playing or singing than this West Sider. We always remember Luther in August as it is both the month of his birth and of his death.

08/14/2017

Blues Breakers Now Sunday at 9pm. North Mississippi Allstars Tonight

Tonight the North Mississippi Allstars are our Artist of the Week. Plus, hear new blues by Big Head Blues Club, Taj Mahal with Keb’ Mo, Chuck Berry, Southern Avenue and more. Same time, same station, but now every SUNDAY at 9 on 93XRT Blues Breakers with Tom Marker.

07/23/2017

Sunday’s Blues Breakers With Howlin’ Wolf

Blues Breakers always strives to keep you up on the red hot Chicago blues scene. Here’s what we played this Sunday on Blues Breakers.

07/17/2017

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