Zack Nechvatal

Web Editor & XRT Staff Writer

Foo Fighters Give Away Sonic Highways Chicago For Free [Download]

In honor of this weekend’s Wrigley Field gig, you can download Sonic Highways Episode 1 (Chicago) for FREE all week long!


Foo Fighters Open Pop-Up Shop In Chicago

Wrigley is ready to rock this Saturday night when Foo Fighters make their return to Chicago for a sold-out Sonic Highways date at the ballpark. If you can’t wait for the show, The Foos’ pop up store opens this Wednesday at Block 37, 108 N State Street in the Loop with exclusive fan gear. Pop […]


Clapton Friday Feature

He’s been considered a guitar deity for generations, and his recorded work has ranged from the blues-rock jams of Cream and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers to the more textured stylings of his more recent solo work. Ultimately, he virtually defines the history of rock guitar playing. Nowhere but on XRT can you savor the spectrum of […]


Friday Feature With U2!

Whenever we devote our Friday Feature to the music of U2, we assume that all the radios and other audio devices that are tuned in will be cranked to their optimum levels for the majority of the day. Because our connection with the band goes back to the very beginning, we often reassure them when […]


Prepare For Tom Petty — This Week’s Friday Feature

It’s been over 35 years since the group formed in Gainesville, and they’re now among the most popular groups of all time, having sold over 60 million records! They are, of course, members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the headliners of one of the year’s musical highlights, Saturday’s night’s XRT Show at the United Center with very special guest, Steve Winwood.


Tom Petty Friday Feature

Is the concept of being the leader of an American rock & roll band inconsistent with the role of frontman for a national institution? It’s been over 35 years since Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers formed in Gainesville, and they’re now among the most popular groups of all time, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, […]


David Gray Live on the XRT [Webcast]

Tune in today as Frank E. Lee is joined by David Gray Live on the XRT / Blue Cross Blue Shield Performance Stage!

Tickets are still available for tonight’s XRT Show with David Gray at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island.


Robert Plant at the Riviera!!

Last summer, tens of thousands of us were lucky enough to see Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters perform a set of Plant solo favorites and inspired Zepp classics at the annual XRT Taste Concert at Taste of Chicago in Grant Park. Thousands more heard their set, since we broadcast and streamed the show […]


Pearl Jam Friday Feature

As Chicago’s only station that’s been playing Pearl Jam since DAY ONE, we’re proud to see them continuing to have a huge impact on all of us, and on the world of rock & roll. Tune in Friday as we play your favorites, as well as rarities, live recordings, and solo projects.


Stream Cage The Elephant’s Bud Light Live At Lollapalooza Performance

Lollapalooza’s lush lineup boasts 130 bands over the span of three days, but we’re offering you an opportunity to get close to some of our favorites. The fearless Cage The Elephant will stop by XRT this Friday for a Bud Light Live at Lollapalooza Performance that you can peek your head into. Stream the show […]



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