(My theme for the A-Z challenge is places, things and people around Chicago)
XRT used to be an independent radio station for many years, until they were bought out by CBS. The format is extremely eclectic. While their Facebook page calls them “Chicago’s Finest Rock,” you’ll hear everything from blues, jazz, rock, reggae, punk, new wave and whatever else you can imagine. We’ve heard Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, BB King, the Ramones and Janis Joplin all in one set. They are not hung up on a decade either as they’ll play bands like Death Cab for Cutie, Muse, Coldplay and that too. XRT is also a big supporter of Indie bands and you can find them at street festivals and sporting events.
Some highlights: Breakfast with the Beatles Sunday mornings and Saturday morning flash backs.
Here is an interesting factoid: Tom won tickets to see Soul Asylum from XRT and had a real cool experience with the band. He wrote that up for my blog a year ago or so. It really is worth a read!