Lin Brehmer Wife: Was Lin Brehmer married? Lin Brehmer was born on August 19, 1954 until his death on January 22, 2023, at age 68 years. He was an American disc jockey and radio personality. He worked for WXRT in Chicago. He hosted mornings on WXRT from 1991 to 2020, and middays from 2020 until taking a leave of absence to undergo chemotherapy in 2022.
Brehmer graduated from Colgate University in 1976, where he got his start in radio while filling in at the university’s student-run WRCU-FM radio during a summer semester.
He began working professionally in radio in January 1977. His first disc jockey job was in Albany, New York at WQBK-FM, where he earned the nickname, “The Reverend of Rock and Roll.” After seven years at WQBK, Brehmer left the position and moved to Chicago to work for WXRT as music director beginning in October 1984.
Brehmer was named “Music Director of the Year” during the six years at WXRT by FMQB three of those years. In 1989, Hard Report’s readers voted Brehmer as “Music Director of the Decade.” In October 1990, Brehmer left WXRT and moved to Minnesota for a job as program director of KTCZ-FM.
Brehmer returned to Chicago’s WXRT to serve as the morning D.J., replacing Terri Hemmert after completing a one-year contract at KTCZ-FM. For over 20 years, Brehmer (an avid Chicago Cubs fan) hosted an annual remote broadcast for Cubs home opening day. On September 1, 1995, Brehmer was the first non-Cleveland disc jockey to broadcast live from the radio studio of the newly opened Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 2009, WXRT sent a mass email to subscribers encouraging political action to lobby Congress regarding music royalties using Lin Brehmer’s name. In response to the mass email, Brehmer used Facebook to state that he did not write, nor endorse the email. Brehmer wrote, “It’s just something they do. Send out e-mails and sign my name to them without my knowledge. I will always be on the side of the musicians.”
Lin Brehmer described himself on air as “your best friend in the whole world”, and frequently told listeners “it’s great to be alive”, a saying taken from the 1972 Frank Zappa and The Mothers album, Just Another Band from L.A.
In 2002, Brehmer began writing and broadcasting essays entitled, Lin’s Bin. The essays were developed from responding to listeners’ letters and continued as responses to email. Each year, Brehmer wrote just under a hundred essays, and he stated that in total he had written approximately 1800 pages of Lin’s Bin. The essays were written and pre-recorded with producer Peter Crozier, and to date have not been published in book form.
Lin Brehmer wife: Was Lin Brehmer married?
Sara Farr is the wife of the deceased Lin Brehmer. The couple first met while at Colgate University.
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