Although WXRT radio star Lyn Bremer was a dedicated music and food connoisseur, he also held a special place in his heart for the Chicago Cubs.
Bremer passed away Sunday at the age of 68 after battling prostate cancer, prompting a wave of praise from fans and friends.
The Cubs paid tribute to Bremer by posting a message on a marquee outside Wrigley Field:
Bremer has been a lifelong fan of the team and has never been shy about celebrating the fandom, whether it’s streaming Wrigley Field vernissage games or even moderating panels at the Cubs Convention.
His “Lin’s Bin” snippets also often featured sincere reflections on the Cubs, especially the playoff failures in 2003 and the successes of the 2010s, including the team’s 2016 World Series triumph.
Bremer was celebrated on Monday by his WXRT colleagues, who held a block of programs and music dedicated to his memory.
Fans also gathered at Wrigleyville’s Nisei Lounge for the broadcast, sharing drinks and memories of Bremer’s 31-year on-air run. The bar also collected donations during the show, with over $500 donated to charity by adoring fans.