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Summarize this content to 100 words Chicago radio legend Lin Brehmer has died.The much-loved figure helmed long-running slots on WXRT-FM 93.1, and had been open about his treatment for prostate cancer. Taking a sabbatical to undergo chemotherapy, news of his passing was broken by fellow WXRT host and friend Terri Hemmert in a statement to listeners: “We must inform you that we all lost our best friend. Lin Brehmer fought cancer as long as he could. He passed early this morning, peacefully, with his wife (Sara) and son (Wilson) by his side.”Lin Brehmer was a vastly influential figure in American music broadcasting. Brought up in Albany, Queens, his first job was at WQBK-FM where he swiftly became known as the Reverend Of Rock ‘N’ Roll. Becoming music director at WXRT in 1984, Brehmer had been on the air at WXRT-FM 93.1 since 1991; he spent almost 20 years as morning host, before switching to midday in 2020.Tomorrow (January 23rd) WXRT-FM 93.1 will broadcast a tribute to Lin Brehmer’s life from 10am – what would have been his old slot.A local hero, his passing was mourned by Chicago Cubs:The Cubs mourn the passing of legendary Chicago radio personality and lifelong Cubs fan Lin Brehmer.We send our condolences to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/2SiHRmacxY— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) January 22, 2023 While former mayor Rahn Emanuel called him “the voice of Chicago…” Lin Brehmer was the voice of Chicago. His voice was unique and a perfect way to start the day. An ambassador for the city’s music scene and a dear friend, I announced the Uptown music district concept on his show.I’ll miss hearing his voice on XRT. May his memory be a blessing.— Rahm Emanuel (@RahmEmanuel) January 22, 2023 Further tributes showed the scale of esteem shown to Lin Brehmer:Lin, what a beautiful soul. Pure walking magic, an encyclopedia of music, and friend to all. Thank you, you will be so missed. Our condolences to all who knew Lin and the whole city of Chicago. 💙 @93XRT @LinBrehmer https://t.co/TDbKAZXFmf— The Record Company (@therecordcomp) January 22, 2023 And then there was the day I got to meet @93XRT’s legendary Lin Brehmer. RIP Lin. You were our best friend in the whole world. pic.twitter.com/WLnZPcypEW— Patrick Ryan (@the_patrickryan) January 22, 2023 Growing up with Lin on @93XRT and then getting meet him/be championed by him was the dream of a lifetime. We’ll miss you @LinBrehmer ❤️ pic.twitter.com/TNOS6dHEYT— Neal Francis (@thenealfrancis) January 22, 2023

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