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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

John Landecker’s Boogie Check of Life 1-19-22

1/20/2022
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 8 pm CT, Monday through Thursday at 312-981-7200.

Duration:00:13:42

The Polar Plunge is back!

1/20/2022
Carolyn Daley, the President of Special Olympics Chicago and Special Children’s Charities, joins John Landecker to tell us that the Polar Plunge is back in Chicago. This year’s event takes place on March 6, 2022. All information on the Polar Plunge can be found here.

Duration:00:08:51

The Chicago International Puppet Festival

1/20/2022
Blair Thomas, the Founder and Artistic Director of The Chicago International Puppet Festival, joins John Landecker on the show this evening. Blair walks us through what to expect with the festival, explains the different types of shows people can see, and later in the segment, Robin Frohardt, a Brooklyn artist and creator, joins via the […]

Duration:00:15:30

International Quitters Day

1/20/2022
Research shows that 91% of us give up that “New Year New You” attempt by January 19th. Executive coach and performance expert Kate Eckman joins host John Landecker to explain what it is that causes us to quit our “New Year New Me” lifestyle. Kate is also the author of ‘The Full Spirit Workout’ which […]

Duration:00:16:23

John Landecker reminisces about old friend Les Grobstein

1/17/2022
John Landecker and Renee Tondelli, who is a world-renowned audio producer and editor, reminisce about their friendship with Les Grobstein as well as the process of editing the famous Lee Elia rant that made it on the airwaves.

Duration:00:18:52

The TikTok Historian on the history of Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago

1/17/2022
The increasingly popular TikTok Historian, Sherman Thomas, comes back on with John Landecker to give us the history of Dr. Martin Luther King’s time in Chicago as well as a new Netflix series he has in the works! Check him out on TikTok @ 6figga_dilla

Duration:00:11:48

CNET’s Ian Sherr talks you through getting a new TV

1/17/2022
Ian Sherr of CNET gives us a lot of useful knowledge about the best TV to buy for your Super Bowl watch party. Everything from what to buy and where to place it on the wall. You’ll want to listen before you go shopping for the big game.

Duration:00:16:15

Ad Astra’s Rod Pyle: The James Webb telescope and rabbit rocks on the moon

1/12/2022
John Landecker is a huge fan of the vast unknowns of space, and aren’t we all? Ad Astra’s editor in chief Rod Pyle joins John to give us an update on the James Webb telescope, how it all works, and a curious “moon mystery” that has taken the internet by storm.

Duration:00:15:30

Psychic medium Andrew Anderson gives predictions for 2022

1/12/2022
John Landecker is joined by Andrew Anderson, Chicago medium and psychic. Andrew gives us his thoughts on what is going to happen in 2022 with things like COVID, cryptocurrency, and a heartfelt message to John from his late father. Andrew’s website can be found here!

Duration:00:16:07

John Landecker’s Boogie Check of Life 1-10-22

1/11/2022
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 8 pm CT, Monday through Thursday at 312-981-7200.

Duration:00:15:11

Space heater safety tips from Lou Manfredini

1/11/2022
Lou Manfredini joins John Landecker to explain how to keep yourself safe and warm this winter with different heaters, proper set up of indoor space heaters, and other tips and tricks for combating the cold. He also takes a few questions from listeners.

Duration:00:15:27

Blockbuster Blake Stubbs with a history of Peter Bogdanovich

1/6/2022
Blockbuster Blake Stubbs joins John Landecker to look back at the life of Peter Bogdanovich, the director, author, and cinephile.

Duration:00:16:45

Steve Dale with cold weather tips for your pets

1/6/2022
John Landecker welcomes Steve Dale, WGN Radio pet expert, to talk about two “new” breeds of dogs. He also offers tips for your pets to keep them safe in the cold.

Duration:00:13:49

ABBA by candlelight at Stan Mansion

1/5/2022
Tonight, John is joined by Cera Stan, the owner of Stan Mansion. The historical landmark that started off as a Masonic Temple that has now transitioned into a popular wedding venue, and now a romantic ABBA by candlelight concert! More information for the concert can be found here

Duration:00:09:02

John Landecker quiz show extravaganza

1/4/2022
It’s National Quiz Day! In honor of the day, John Landecker is joined by Gene Jones, quiz master and host extraordinaire, to talk about the benefits of trivia and play some trivia games with a few prize-winning callers. Gene Jones’ website can be found here

Duration:00:30:41

Learn how All-Star Dick Allen captured the heart of Chicago in the new book, ‘Chili Dog MVP’

12/29/2021
Though he only played two years with the Chicago White Sox, baseball great Dick Allen made an unforgettable mark on Chicago sports. Authors John Owens and Dr. David Fletcher join John Landecker to look at not only Allen’s career but the city itself in a time of change.

Duration:00:11:57

Prices for groceries and gas remain high. Will we see relief in 2022?

12/28/2021
Americans are feeling the squeeze on their wallets as the prices of our most basic necessities continue to rise. Business consultant Stephen Semple joins John Landecker to look at they continued issues causing inflation to rise and how soon we may reach the breaking point for consumers.

Duration:00:15:24

John Landecker’s ‘Boogie Check of Life’ 12.28.21

12/28/2021
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:00:15:03

The best TV shows of 2021

12/27/2021
In a year where we continued to spend time at home, TV shows continued to push boundaries and reach new heights. Dan Feinberg, TV critic for the Hollywood Reporter, rejoins John Landecker to run down his favorite shows of the year and why they should make it on to your streaming list.

Duration:00:14:32

John Landecker’s ‘Boogie Check of Life’ 12.27.21

12/27/2021
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:00:08:22