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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


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Episodes

A brief history of political leaks

5/12/2022
Heather Cherone, political reporter at WTTW, joins John Landecker on the show tonight to give us some insight into the greatest political leaks of our country’s history, from Watergate to the recent Supreme Court draft abortion ruling.

Duration:00:14:27

The ticks are back and so is Rebecca Fyffe

5/10/2022
Director of Research at Landmark Pest Management and social justice advocate Rebecca Fyffe joins John Landecker tonight on the show to tell us about those nasty little ticks and how to prevent, protect, and take care of yourself if you get a bite. Rebecca also takes a few caller questions and explains how pest management […]

Duration:00:14:25

Tomato talk with Bob ‘The Tomato Man’ Zeni

5/10/2022
Certified master gardener who loves gardening and hates those little red water balloons at supermarkets, Bob “The Tomato Man Zeni tells John all about his heirloom tomatoes and answers some caller questions as well. More information on The Tomato Man and his tomatoes can be found here

Duration:00:15:01

Ad Astra’s Rod Pyle on space tourism and lunar launch delays

5/10/2022
Rod Pyle, editor in chief of Ad Astra Magazine, talks with John Landecker about the new space “hotel” envisioned in the next few years, the delays that have hindered the launch of NASA’s lunar rocket, as well as a lunar eclipse coming soon to a sky near you! Check out Rod’s podcast “This Week in Space,” which […]

Duration:00:17:27

The Taste of Chicago is back but with a twist!

5/9/2022
As the numbers of COVID-19 deaths have dropped, the CDC loosened its guidance around masks for the second time this year in April. The latest recommendations allow roughly 70% of people in the United States to remove their masks if they want—indoors as well as outdoors. The guidelines suggest many Americans no longer need to […]

Duration:00:10:56

The grass is always greener when you listen to Bob Bertog of Bertog Landscape Co.

5/9/2022
Bob Bertog, president of Bertog Landscape Co. in Wheeling and a certified landscape professional with the National Association of Landscape Professionals, joins John Landecker to tell us what we need to know to get our outdoor spaces ready for the summer after such a rain-heavy spring.

Duration:00:13:50

John Landecker’s Boogie Check of Life 5-9-22

5/9/2022
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:00:18:14

Illinois residents have wagered $11 billion since March 2020

5/9/2022
New England Sports Network betting analyst Sam Panayotovich joins John Landecker to talk about more options coming for betting in Illinois and how Illinois residents have wagered $11 billion since March 2020. Listen in while Sam shares insight on tonight’s Sox game. Chicago Bears regular season win total is 6.5… Over or Under? Then, to […]

Duration:00:14:57

Will we see 90° this week?

5/9/2022
WGN-TV weather producer Bill Snyder joins John Landecker to share this week’s forecast, which calls for lots of sunscreen. Then, Bill shares that the weather turns “cooler” heading into next week.

Duration:00:10:16

Janelle Iaccino from Rose Pest Solutions talks about midges

5/4/2022
Janelle Iaccino from Rose Pest Solutions joins John Landecker to talk about those annoying little critters that always spring up this time of year, BUGS! Janelle fills us in on the new pest of the season, midges. She also answers some of our callers’ questions.

Duration:00:15:27

Heritage Auctions to offer major American treasures

5/4/2022
Tonight on the show John has Joe Maddalena, the Executive VP of Heritage Auctions, to break down the history of Heritage Auctions, as well as talk about the items they have at auction from this very special showcase with items spanning the 1733 printing of the Magna Carta to signed Atlantic Charter to FDR’s inaugural […]

Duration:00:14:14

John Landecker’s Boogie Check of Life 5-04-22

5/4/2022
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:00:18:00

John Landecker’s Boogie Check of Life 5-3-22

5/4/2022
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:00:19:29

National Teacher Appreciation Day: Most memorable TV teachers with ‘Watching TV’ author Wally Podrazik

5/4/2022
Author of Watching TV, adjunct lecturer of Communications for the University of Illinois at Chicago, and historian Wally Podrazik joined John Records Landecker to discuss the most memorable TV teachers in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day.

Duration:00:14:04

Hamp, OB and Carm back in the saddle again – NFL Draft recap with Mark Carman

5/4/2022
WGN Radio sports reporter, frequent FanSided contributor and co-host of Da Windy City Podcast Mark Carman joins John Records Landecker to discuss all things NFL Draft. Listen in while John and Mark laugh at how Dan Hampton and Ed “O’B” O’Bradovich pick up where they left off this past weekend while hosting the WGN Radio […]

Duration:00:18:54

John Landecker’s Boogie Check of Life 4-28-22

4/28/2022
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:00:17:57

Tivoli Theatre Downers Grove

4/28/2022
Downers Grove native and owner of the Tivoli Theatre Chris Johnson joins John on the show to tell us all about this historic theater, the new second screen that they just built, and has a laugh with John over the first movie played there.

Duration:00:14:40

Electric cars and crypto crooks

4/26/2022
Herb Wisebaum from Consumers Checkbook joins John Landecker on the show tonight. Herb with his experience in all things consumer tells us the facts about electric vehicles to help us avoid “range anxiety” or the fear of running out of charge in your electric vehicle. On the second half, Herb warns us of the risks […]

Duration:00:18:32

Landmarks Illinois president: ‘We are People Saving Places for People’

4/21/2022
Both suburban and Chicago locations are at risk, says Landmarks Illinois.

Duration:00:14:10

John Landecker’s Boogie Check of Life 4-13-22

4/13/2022
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:00:14:57