Chicago’s favorite radio host Lin Brehmer died in January 2022 leaving behind his wife Sara Farr. Learn about their marriage, relationship, and children in this article. How old is she? What does she do for a living?
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Meet Sara Farr, Late WXRT Host Lin Brehmer Wife
Late WXRT host Lin Brehmer met his wife Sara Farr in New York. They were both attending Colgate University at the time. The pair celebrated their dating anniversary on 7 December. In fact, it was in 1973, that the married couple had their first date.
Lin in 2013, took to his Facebook to commemorate their dating anniversary while writing, “Katsu for champagne and sushi last night. The Messiah at Symphony Center this afternoon. North Pond Cafe for dinner afterward. And then A Christmas Carol at The Goodman Theater tomorrow. And oh yeah, my first date with my future wife on this day in 1973.”
While it remains unclear when they married but their wedding anniversary is on 1 October 1997.
Sara Farr spoke to Chicago Tribune about their relationship and marriage. “Yes, we were college sweethearts,” she told the paper, adding that they dated for 16 years before getting married. “We didn’t want to ruin a good thing,” she said, a smile in her tone. “We got married in 1997 and it was wonderful. I learned very early on that I would have to share Lin with thousands of others. I understood, and was happy to do so because there really was no difference between the man on the radio and the man I knew.”
During a summer semester at Colgate, Lin Brehmer worked as a stand-in at WRCU to get his start in radio. “You could play whatever you wanted,” he said. “It was an experience of constant discovery.” Brehmer first worked at Albany’s WQBK-FM, where he picked up the moniker “The Reverend of Rock and Roll.”
“I worked the Sunday morning shift, so it became the running joke that ‘The Reverend’ was coming in,’” he said. A literature major at Colgate, he seized the moniker as an opportunity to use quotes from such classics as John Milton’s Paradise Lost as lead-ins to songs.
Lin started working at WXRT in 1984 as its music director, screening 50 to 60 albums per week for the gems that should be played on the radio. He received numerous honors for his work from professional journals, including the distinction of “Music Director of the Decade.”
“We were instrumental in creating the careers of a number of artists,” Lin said. Over the years, he has interviewed and met many of his rock and roll idols.
“What has amazed me is how the biggest artists I’ve ever interviewed — Pete Townsend, Robert Plant, Mick Jagger — have been the easiest interviews I’ve ever done,” he says. “They know how to charm people, and when they’re doing an interview, they realize it is their opportunity to shine.”
When Lin took over as presenter of the WXRT morning show in 1991, it took him roughly six months to find his footing. Through his on-air shifts and numerous live appearances, such as his yearly seven-hour live broadcast on opening day for the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, he eventually won over the public.
Sadly, his fans are devastated after his death at the age of 68 from prostate cancer. On July 12, 2022, Brehmer stated on the radio that he had been battling prostate cancer and would be taking a leave of absence from WXRT beginning on July 15 in order to receive chemotherapy. In November and December 2022, he went back on the air for many weeks. Brehmer passed away on January 22, 2023, and his longtime coworker Terri Hemmert informed listeners of WXRT of his passing that morning.
Sara Farr And Lin Brehmer Kids
Sara Farr and Lin Brehmer shared one kid together named Wilson Franklin Brehmer.
Reportedly born in 1993, Wilson is currently 29 years old. We discovered a profile on My Teaching House. He was working as a CELTA Trainee in Chicago. He shared that he wished to work in The Middle East and North America.
Wilson also appears to be a member of the Chicago-based band The Knees, according to Bandcamp.com. He has been listed as a guitarist and vocalist. Some of the projects they have released are Posture, Stammer, and Take Care.
Sara Farr Age
Born in February 1954, Sara Farr is 68 years old.
Is Sara Farr On Instagram?
No, Sara Farr is not on Instagram or Facebook.
Sara Farr Job
On the day of his passing, Sharyl Holtzman, who worked at Paramount Pictures, shared that she worked with Sara to produce Let’s Face the Music and Dance in 1994 for Brigid Murphy who was battling lymphoma. So, we know that she had also worked in the entertainment industry.
Sara Farr graduated from Colgate University in 1976. Her current job and career remains a mystery as of this writing.
When Is Sara Farr Birthday?
Sara Farr celebrates her birthday in February.
Where Is Sara Farr From?
Sara Farr is a current resident of Chicago, Illinois.