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John Landecker | WGN Radio 720 - Chicago's Very Own

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Records truly is his middle name. John Records Landecker is a Chicago radio legend. He's a member of the National Radio Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In May 2020, he was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Records truly is his middle name. John Records Landecker is a Chicago radio legend. He's a member of the National Radio Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In May 2020, he was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Location:

Chicago, IL

Description:

Records truly is his middle name. John Records Landecker is a Chicago radio legend. He's a member of the National Radio Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In May 2020, he was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Language:

English


Episodes

Comedian Chris Witaske talks ‘Chicago Party Aunt’, making it in L.A., and what makes Chicago great

9/28/2021
Chris Witaske, better known as @ChiPartyAunt on Twitter, joins John Landecker to share the wild story of how his comedic Twitter account referencing hyper-specific Chicago culture became a Netflix animated series.

Duration:00:15:22

John Landecker’s ‘Boogie Check of Life’ 9.27.21

9/28/2021
John Landecker presents his world famous ‘Boogie Check of Life’, where YOU are what’s happening on WGN Radio. But you’ve got to be on the line to be on the air, so join the Boogie Check at 8pm CT, Monday through Thursday at 312-981-7200.

Duration:00:13:09

How 20th Century Fox built the modern movie business

9/28/2021
Bestselling author Scott Eyman joins John Landecker to pull back the curtain on one of Hollywood’s most prolific figures, Darryl F. Zanuck, and how his time as the head of 20th Century Fox stimulated a dying box office and redefine the way movies are made.

Duration:00:15:13

Does Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Songs’ list get it right?

9/23/2021
Jim Ryan, music and entertainment writer for Forbes, joins John Landecker to discuss Rolling Stone’s latest iteration of their ‘500 Greatest Songs of All Time’ list. They look at which songs they got right and wrong, and which songs are missing.

Duration:00:15:46

John Landecker’s ‘Boogie Check of Life’ 9.22.21

9/23/2021
John Landecker presents his world famous ‘Boogie Check of Life’, where YOU are what’s happening on WGN Radio. But you’ve got to be on the line to be on the air, so join the Boogie Check at 8pm CT, Monday through Thursday at 312-981-7200.

Duration:00:16:38

Chicago’s Timeless Toys is bringing joy and toys to the children of Afghan evacuees

9/23/2021
Scott Friedland, owner of Timeless Toys, joins John Landecker to talk about his new toy drive. Timeless Toys in Lincoln Square will be accepting and matching donations for new toys through the end of September, working with Team Rubicon to deliver them to Afghan children in camps across the United States. For those interested in helping: Shop toys […]

Duration:00:16:11

Mary Fus shares her mother’s story and why she joins the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

9/23/2021
Going on her 9th year participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Mary Fus is one of the top fundraisers for Chicago’s yearly event. She joins John Landecker to talk about her own connection to the disease through her mother and how she finds strength every day.

Duration:00:11:16

WGN Sports’ Mark Carman talks Bears, Hamp and O’B, and bad 7th inning stretch singers

9/23/2021
Mark Carman joins John Landecker to run down the latest in Chicago sports from Justin Fields starting as QB against the Browns, Ed O’Bradovich’s famous blowups on air, and some bad 7th inning stretch singers.

Duration:00:16:37

John Landecker’s ‘Boogie Check of Life’ 9.22.21

9/23/2021
John Landecker presents his world famous ‘Boogie Check of Life’, where YOU are what’s happening on WGN Radio. But you’ve got to be on the line to be on the air, so join the Boogie Check at 8pm CT, Monday through Thursday at 312-981-7200.

Duration:00:13:27

Great Moments in Vinyl presents ‘Born to Run’

9/21/2021
Lindsey Cochran and Bill Grady from Great Moments in Vinyl join John Landecker to dust off the history books on Bruce Springsteen’s seminal album, ‘Born to Run’. They share stories behind the album and why this album endures for generations. Great Moments in Vinyl perform ‘Born to Run’ Friday, September 24th at the Beverly Arts […]

Duration:00:15:43

Should you start your holiday shopping now? Industry analyst Ted Rossman says it may not be a bad idea

9/21/2021
Ted Rossman, senior industry analyst at Bankrate.com, joins John Landecker to look at the upcoming holiday shopping season and whether you need to start planning your gifts now.

Duration:00:12:26

John Landecker’s ‘Boogie Check of Life’ 9.21.21

9/21/2021
John Landecker presents his world famous ‘Boogie Check of Life’, where YOU are what’s happening on WGN Radio. But you’ve got to be on the line to be on the air, so join the Boogie Check at 8pm CT, Monday through Thursday at 312-981-7200.

Duration:00:13:42

Amy Landecker recaps the 2021 Emmys, announces ‘Your Honor’ season 2

9/21/2021
John is joined once again by the ultra talented Amy Landecker for a candid recap of the 2021 Emmys and a look at the multiple projects she’s currently working on.

Duration:00:17:26

Explore the wild world of animal criminals in ‘Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law’

9/21/2021
Ever heard of putting a caterpillar on trial? Award-winning author Mary Roach sure has. She joins John Landecker for a wild and wooly look at the history of animals breaking every law in the book, and the true stories of how our relationship with nature has evolved over human history.

Duration:00:17:16

Oscar-nominee Renée Tondelli on creating the sound of the movies

9/21/2021
Renée Tondelli, Oscar-nominated supervising sound editor known for her work on The Passion of the Christ, Memoirs of a Geisha, Deepwater Horizon and more, joins John Landecker to pull back the curtain and share the secrets behind the sound of the biggest blockbusters. Plus, she shares the true story behind the new documentary, ‘Searching for […]

Duration:00:16:48

John Landecker’s ‘Boogie Check of Life’ 9.20.21

9/20/2021
John Landecker presents his world famous ‘Boogie Check of Life’, where YOU are what’s happening on WGN Radio. But you’ve got to be on the line to be on the air, so join the Boogie Check at 8pm CT, Monday through Thursday at 312-981-7200.

Duration:00:13:41

John Landecker’s ‘Boogie Check of Life’ 9.16.21

9/16/2021
John Landecker presents his world famous ‘Boogie Check of Life’, where YOU are what’s happening on WGN Radio. But you’ve got to be on the line to be on the air, so join the Boogie Check at 8pm CT, Monday through Thursday at 312-981-7200.

Duration:00:15:02

Which Chicago stereotypes are most outdated?

9/16/2021
Author Edward McClelland joins John Landecker to talk about the most outdated stereotypes in Chicago. From Old Style to deep dish, they decide which Chicago signifiers are worth keeping and which need to go.

Duration:00:13:43

Meatloaf cupcakes, ‘Impossible Chicken’ and a Taco Bell subscription with The Takeout

9/15/2021
Marnie Shure, editor-in-chief of The Takeout, joins John Landecker for a rundown of some of the wild, offbeat stories from the world of food, including reviews of all marshmallow Lucky Charms, Impossible Chicken Nuggets, and a new subscription service from Taco Bell.

Duration:00:14:45

iPhone out of date? Ian Sherr of CNET has the latest on iPhone 13 and Apple’s budget options

9/15/2021
Ian Sherr, editor-at-large at CNET.com, joins John Landecker to look at Apple’s new iPhone 13 and answer listener questions on upgrades, security and more.

Duration:00:17:02