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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.

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Take a trip to Santa school with Chicago’s own ‘Santa Steve’

12/6/2021
Steve Sullivan, better known as ‘Santa Steve’, has been studying the magic behind being a ‘real beard’ Santa Claus for years. Now, he brings his expertise to the airwaves with John Landecker to share the secret to becoming a super Santa.

Duration:00:13:14

John Landecker’s ‘Boogie Check of Life’ 12.6.21

12/6/2021
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:00:14:03

Car Talk with Tom Appel: Chip shortage madness, driving for 80 cents a day

12/6/2021
Tom Appel, publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive, joins John Landecker to discuss how the continuing chip shortage will is affecting holiday car sales and how to drive for only 80 cents a day.

Duration:00:11:35

Beatles expert Robert Rodriguez weighs in on expansive documentary ‘Get Back’

12/2/2021
Award-winning author and Beatles authority Robert Rodriguez joins John Landecker to discuss the new documentary, ‘Get Back’, and how it changes the way fans view the final days of the legendary band.

Duration:00:14:01

St. Viator students record the true stories of veterans in a new book

12/2/2021
In an effort to preserve the stories of local veterans, junior and senior honor students at St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights came together to interview these veterans and compile their words into the new book, ‘Arlington Heights’ War on Terror’. John Landecker welcomes two students who contributed to the book and social studies […]

Duration:00:11:53

John Landecker’s ‘Boogie Check of Life’ 12.1.21

12/2/2021
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:00:14:45

Get in the mood for the Christmas season in Santa Claus, Indiana

12/2/2021
Melissa Arnold, Executive Director at the Spencer County Visitors Bureau, joins John Landecker to share the history of the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, and how you can get into the Christmas mood this year.

Duration:00:06:59

Marquette Bank Giving Tuesday: Almost Home Chicago helps those experiencing hard times with resources and empathy

11/30/2021
This Giving Tuesday, Mel Tillman and Anne Williams of Almost Home Chicago join John Landecker to discuss the ongoing struggle of homelessness, food insecurity, and addiction and how their own personal experiences have lead them to become part of the effort to help those in need.

Duration:00:08:35

See Chicagoland from a new point of view with Geoffrey Baer in ‘Beyond Chicago from the Air’

11/30/2021
Geoffrey Baer, TV host and Chicago aficionado, joins John Landecker for a look at his new PBS special, ‘Beyond Chicago from the Air’. Building on WTTW’s first ‘Chicago from the Air’ special, Baer takes to the skies again on Wednesday, December 1 at 7:30 pm, sharing fun facts and fascinating history as exhilarating drone photography captures towns, parks, railroads, […]

Duration:00:13:01

The Gene Siskel Film Center welcomes winter with ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’, ‘Dr. Zhivago’, ‘The Shining’ and more

11/30/2021
Rebecca Fons, director of programming at the Gene Siskel Film Center, joins John Landecker to preview the upcoming ‘Let It Snow’ film series playing from December 10th to December 30th. For tickets and information, visit siskelfilmcenter.com.

Duration:00:12:04

John Landecker’s ‘Boogie Check of Life’ 11.29.21

11/30/2021
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:00:12:24

Your Hometown: Discover the rich history and bright future of the Rialto Square Theatre, ‘The Jewel of Joliet’

11/18/2021
The Rialto Square Theatre, dating back to 1926, is a shining example of stunning architecture, larger-than-life entertainment, and community pride. Jack Eriksen, sales and sponsorships director at the Rialto, joins John Landecker to dig into why the theatre endures as a symbol of Joliet.

Duration:00:07:55

International Space Station at high risk following Russian weapons test

11/18/2021
Earlier this week, a Russian weapons test that destroyed a nearby satellite left the International Space Station in high risk of damage from floating space debris. John welcomes back resident space expert Rod Pyle to explain the nature of the test and its immediate threat to the crew board the ISS.

Duration:00:13:45

John Landecker’s ‘Boogie Check of Life’ 11.17.21

11/18/2021
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:00:12:24

Trouble in Toyland: New report details dangerous and counterfeit toys to look out for this holiday season

11/16/2021
Abe Scarr, Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund Director, joins John Landecker to details the findings of a new report exposing toys that could be dangerous to give as gifts this year and shares how you can avoid counterfeit toys this holiday season.

Duration:00:07:20

John Landecker’s ‘Boogie Check of Life’ 11.15.21

11/16/2021
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:00:15:47

The darkest winter of the Revolutionary War and the plot to kidnap Washington unfolds in new book, ‘Morristown’

11/12/2021
Best-selling author William Hazelgrove returns to the John Landecker show to discuss his latest foray into untold history, ‘Morristown: The Darkest Winter of the Revolutionary War and the Plot to Kidnap George Washington’.

Duration:00:17:07

Tech talk: Comcast outage, internet scams, and cell phone hotspots

11/12/2021
CNET editor-at-large Ian Sherr joins John Landecker to tackle this week’s Comcast internet outage, why internet scams can be so effective, and how to use your cell phone as a backup hotspot when your internet goes out.

Duration:00:14:48

John Landecker’s ‘Boogie Check of Life’ 11.11.21

11/12/2021
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:00:16:31

U.S. borders are open: What you need to know before you travel

11/11/2021
U.S. borders are finally open to many vaccinated travelers, but there’s still red tape for those trying to leave and enter the country. Washington Post travel columnist Natalie Compton joins John Landecker to share the most important rules potential travelers need to know before booking their ticket outside the U.S.

Duration:00:14:20