How to hear WXRT’s tribute to Lin Brehmer after the death of the legendary Chicago DJ


Radio listeners in Chicago and beyond will pay tribute Monday to legendary radio personality Lynn Bremer, who died over the weekend at the age of 68 after a long battle with prostate cancer.

Starting at 10am, Braemer’s home station, WXRT in Chicago, will host a celebration show honoring the longtime disc jockey, radio broadcast and community regular.

“His XRT family around the world will celebrate the incredible life of our best friend,” WXRT’s Terry Hemmert wrote on the station’s Facebook page on Sunday. “We support each other through this heartbreaking time. Lynn would want that. Please don’t take it for granted.”

The 10:00 a.m. timeslot is important because it was the first radio slot of Braemer’s regular week.

Braemer took a leave of absence from work in July 2022 to battle cancer and returned to broadcasting in November, though he has been absent for the past few days.

Hemmert announced Bremer’s passing on Sunday, saying, “It is with heavy hearts that we must inform you that we have all lost our best friend. Lynn Bremer fought cancer for as long as he could.” He passed away peacefully early this morning with his wife and son by his side.”

Brehmer has hosted the show on WXRT since 1991 and was a fan favorite for his upbeat personality, Cubs fandom, and thoughtful essays in the “Lin’s Bin” segment answering listeners’ questions.

His contagious enthusiasm was indicated by his catchphrase, “I’m glad I’m alive.”


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Written by Natalia Chi

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