Lin Brehmer: Successful Radio Fun

Lin Brehmer, who has a fantastic reputation for being a super-friendly, interesting, talented radio guy, is well-known in Chicago via his on-air work at WXRT, where he was previously Music Director. He talks about his baseball and music nerdiness; interviewing Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and The Replacements; creating the always-entertaining Lin's Bin; his professional writing and his mom; backstage adventures; meeting the Go-Go's, Aimee Mann, and Robert Randolph; why WXRT is different from other stations; his vague party details and how beer got him his WXRT job; the secret to his and WXRT's longevity; his hometown in Queens, and more! 

Click the link below to play, or download it by right-clicking (on a PC) or holding down the CTRL key and clicking on it (for Mac). http://radiogirl.us/audio/RG178.mp3

p.s. My novel, Wicker Park Wishes, is available in the very affordable digital form at Amazon. Get the print version through Eckhartz Press, owned by longtime radio pro Rick Kaempfer (who I interviewed for this podcast in the early days). See the reviews at margaretlarkin.com


Susansdelusions said...

I have loved Lin Brehmer since he began being a DJ at WXRT. He used to do Lin's Bins Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the mornings, when I would be putting on my makeup to go to work. His stories are so touching. I can’t tell you how many times I have had to redo my makeup because of the tears streaming out of my eyes. Sometimes the stories are so hilarious, the tears pop out from laughter. I wish Lin would compile these stories in a book. Even without the perfect background songs he chooses to illustrate his Lin’s Bins, his writing stands on it’s own, to offer tears or laughter to the listener or reader.

Margaret Larkin said...

He seems like a really smart, interesting person.