XRT Morning Show

The Most Romantic Songs I Know

In a world of impermanence, forever is the most romantic thing of all.
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What Are the Unwritten Rules for Radio Disc Jockeys?

For Lin's Bin, Timothy Woods asks What are the unwritten rules for a radio DJ? Here’s a dirty secret. Most of the rules for radio DJs are unwritten. This is why DJs get fired all the time. When it comes to profanity, one of your bosses will tell you to your face that you cannot use certain language...
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Do I Hate Winter?

For Lin’s Bin, Debbie asked, Do you hate winter? If I hated winter, would I choose to live in a city where it snows from October to April? What kind of idiot says I hate winter and then confesses he has no time share in Florida, no condo in the Caymans, no reasonable plan to escape a city that has...
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A Good Lin Brehmer Christmas. My 5 Favorites

A Good Lin Brehmer Christmas. My 5 Favorites My previous selection of the worst Christmas songs left a bad taste in my mouth. Like too much nutmeg in an eggnog latte. You deserve better. In fact you deserve the best. These are all very different. Like immortal snowflakes. Esquivel-Jingle Bells...
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A Lin Brehmer Christmas. Five Christmas Songs To Clear The Room

The Christmas Mouse. Grown men have been known to pull their own heads off at the sound.
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Keith Richards Interview: Lin Talks To The Coolest Guitarist In The Business

The myth is flash and bone. Keith Richards."The human riff." Keef. He walks the stage like a benevolent pirate. His laugh crackles and rumbles like a mine about to cave. His autobiography is so improbable that 500 years from now, people will believe it was a novel. In the spirit of scientific...
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Mick Jagger Interview: Mick and Lin In Conversation

The Rolling Stones are my Mount Olympus, my Grail, my refuge in good times and bad. They also have helped me answer some common questions. What is the greatest song ever written? Gimme Shelter What is your desert island disc? Exile on Main Street What is the best show you've ever seen? The Rolling...
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The Rolling Stones at the United Center 6/3/2013

An acoustic “You Got The Silver” from Let It Bleed and the gritty and poignant “Before They Make Me Run.” Keith Richards in all his glory.
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Lin, What Were Things Like When You Were A Kid? (Lin's Bin)

Wooden school desks were so sturdy that you could save yourself from thermonuclear war by hiding underneath them.
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Swinging with the Hammer of the Gods: Robert Plant Linterview

October 1st, 2014, we were ushered into a private room at City Winery Chicago. 40 XRT listeners had been selected at random to join Robert Plant and me for a very special and intimate conversation. The album Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar had been released September 8, 2014. In a wide-ranging...
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