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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.

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Chicago, IL

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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.

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Episodes

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Which Chicago stereotypes are most outdated?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Author Edward McClelland joins John Landecker to talk about the most outdated stereotypes in Chicago.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iPhone out of date?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

John Landecker’s ‘Boogie Check of Life’ 9.15.21

9/15/2021
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:00:12:44

The country meets the city at the Cook County Farm Bureau

9/15/2021
Rick Johnson, Member and volunteer of the Cook County Farm Bureau Commodities & Marketing Team, joins John Landecker to talk about the bureau’s recent Farm Crawl, the variety of family owned farms in Cook County, and more.

Duration:00:09:30

A Thompson Center water park? Chicago Architecture Center reveals design contest finalists

9/15/2021
Michael Wood, Senior Curator and Director of Program Strategy at the Chicago Architecture Center, joins John Landecker to reveal the winning designs for the future of the Thompson Center. View winners’ proposals at the CAC exhibit galleries at 111 E. Wacker Dr. from now through October.

Duration:00:10:27

Take a delicious journey through the history of Chicago’s sweetest bakeries

9/14/2021
Author Jennifer Billock joins John Landecker for a delectable discussion of her new book, Historic Chicago Bakeries. Find out about the hidden stories behind the best known bakeries in the Windy City and what makes each one so special.

Duration:00:16:00

John Landecker’s ‘Boogie Check of Life’ 9.14.21

9/14/2021
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:00:14:12

Discover five Chicago women who blazed a trail for the arts with ‘Chicago Avant Garde’ at the Newberry Library

9/14/2021
The history of Chicago arts has been built by many artists from many backgrounds. But a new exhibit at the Newberry Library highlights the contributions of five Chicago women who broke barriers of both gender and artistic convention to put their stamp on the creative arts. Exhibit curator Liesl Olson joins John Landecker to share […]

Duration:00:16:28

John Landecker’s ‘Boogie Check of Life’ 9.13.21

9/14/2021
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:00:14:13

Vaccine mandates, ivermectin and more: Dr. Jeffrey Kopin answers your questions

9/13/2021
Dr. Jeffrey Kopin, chief medical officer for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins John Landecker to talk about what President Biden’s vaccine mandate means for you, how ivermectin became a household name, and more with WGN listeners.

Duration:00:17:07

The Des Plaines Theatre re-opens its doors with the help of live music impresario Ron Onesti

9/13/2021
Following an extensive, multi-million dollar remodel, the Des Plaines Theatre has been given a new lease on life and will be bringing live music through its doors this October. Ron Onesti, the man who helped make it possible, joins John Landecker to talk about the process of restoring the theatre and who visitors can expect […]

Duration:00:10:08

‘You knew you were gonna see something good’: Comedian Tim Reid on the lasting impact of Mister Kelly’s on comedy and culture

9/8/2021
For years, Mister Kelly’s on Rush Street was the home of groundbreaking music, comedy and more that shattered divisions of race and gender to elevate the next generation of entertainers. Actor and comedian Tim Reid joins John Landecker to talk about his time in Chicago, Mister Kelly’s, and the importance of maintaining the legacy of […]

Duration:00:17:05

John Landecker’s ‘Boogie Check of Life’ 9.8.21

9/8/2021
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:00:13:08

Celebrate radio legend Dick Biondi and support the new documentary about his life and career

9/8/2021
Pam Pulice, writer and director of ‘The Dick Biondi Film’, joins John Landecker to talk about the continuing effort to bring a comprehensive documentary of Chicago radio legend Dick Biondi. She shares the history of the project as well as an upcoming event to celebrate Biondi’s 89th birthday and raise funds for the film.

Duration:00:12:00

Chicago’s record summer weather and a preview for this fall

9/8/2021
Chicago Tribune data journalist Kori Rumore joins John Landecker for a look at Chicago’s summer weather: the sweltering peak temperatures, the uneven rains and drought, and what it means for the fast approaching fall and winter.

Duration:00:17:10

John Landecker’s ‘Boogie Check of Life’ 9.7.21

9/8/2021
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:00:13:24

Buying bitcoin? Dive in to cryptocurrency with Bitcoin of America

9/3/2021
Sonny Meraban, CEO of Bitcoin of America, and Jenna Polinsky, Director of Marketing, join John Landecker to explain the ins and outs of how bitcoin works, why you should invest, and how Bitcoin of America are making it easier than ever to get into the world of cryptocurrency with its bitcoin ATMs.

Duration:00:11:58

‘One Hundred and Sixty Minutes’: Author William Hazelgrove reveals the race to save the Titanic

9/1/2021
Bestselling author William Hazelgrove returns to the John Landecker Show to discuss his latest book, One Hundred and Sixty Minutes: The Race to Save the RMS Titanic. Hazelgrove reveals the real life heroism and incompetence that shaped the story of that fateful night.

Duration:00:16:17