Sara Farr is best known for being the widow of disk jockey and radio personality Lin Brehmer. Brehmer passed away on Jan 22, 2023, after a long battle with cancer at 68. Brehmer leaves behind his wife, who he first met in college, and his son Wilson.
Sara Farr Age
She is currently in her 60s.
Lin Brehmer Wife, Sara Farr
Brehmer and his wife Sar met at Colgate University, one of the world’s most celebrated and sought-after universities. It is located in the New York City area, with a campus available to undergraduate and graduate students. Speaking to WRCU in 2021, he said, “You could play whatever you wanted,” he says. “It was an experience of constant discovery.” At Colgate, he also discovered the woman who’d become his wife, Sara Farr, in 1976.
Brehmer graduated from Colgate University, where he got his start in radio while filling in at the university’s student-run WRCU-FM radio during a summer semester.
Lin Brehmer Career
Brehmer worked for WXRT in Chicago from 1991 to 2020, where he hosted the morning show. He switched to the middays from 2020 until taking a leave of absence after being diagnosed with cancer.
His career began in 1977 with his first disc jockey in Albany, NY, at WQBK-FM. While there, he earned the nickname “The Reverend of Rock and Roll.” After working at the station for seven years, he left the position and moved to Chicago to work for WXRT as a music director in October 1984.
Lin Brehmer Cancer
On July 12, 2022, Brehmer announced on the air that he had been fighting prostate cancer and was taking a leave of absence from WXRT, starting after July 15, 2022, to undergo chemotherapy. He would return on air for several weeks in November and December 2022. Brehmer died on January 22, 2023, and his death was announced to WXRT listeners that morning by his long-time colleague Terri Hemmert. He was 68.
On the day of his death, the Chicago Cubs noted his death with the message “Lin Brehmer, 1954-2023” on the Wrigley Field marquee sign. Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tweeted, “Lin Brehmer was the voice of Chicago. His voice was unique and a perfect way to start the day. I announced the Uptown music district concept on his show as an ambassador for the city’s music scene and a dear friend. I’ll miss hearing his voice on XRT. May his memory be a blessing.”
A tribute by Matt Creen, “I was looking for a picture of Lin Brehmer and me at my annual golf outing, to which he usually came and said a few words. This is from the XRT golf outing Lin hosted when he was doing commercials for my company, Currie Motors. Lin was a kind, generous man and a great friend to the ALS community and me. I will miss him greatly. My sincere Condolences to his wife, Sara, his son, Wilson, his brothers, and the many people who knew and loved him. The world is a better place for him, having been alive, and is a little worse by his passing. Take nothing for granted.”