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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

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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

Your Hometown: Raue Center for the Arts and Piano Trends Music & Band

5/26/2022
Tim Paul, the President of the Board for Raue Center for the arts and the co-owner of Piano Trends Music & Band. Chris gives us the history of the Raue Center, the programs they offer, and some star-studded acts coming to Raue this year. After the break, Tim changes his hat to co-owner of Piano […]

Duration:00:13:36

Indianapolis 500 preview with Dane Neal

5/26/2022
Dane Neal, WGN host and racing enthusiast, joins John Landecker on the show to give us some updates from right in the middle of the epicenter of racing. Dane gives us a little history on the 500, its special connection to WGN, as well as what to expect from his show on Sunday including but […]

Duration:00:17:49

Should we be worried about monkeypox? The answer is ‘no,’ and a Northwestern infectious disease specialist explains why

5/24/2022
Dr. Irfan Hafiz, infectious disease specialist and Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital, joined John Landecker to talk about the latest health news surrounding monkeypox. Dr. Hafiz sheds some light on the viral disease and informs listeners that there is a vaccine and not to worry.

Duration:00:08:22

Robocalling scams and what your bank is doing to stop Zelle scams

5/23/2022
Herb Weisbaum, The ConsumerMan, is a contributing editor at checkbook.org, the non-profit that rates all types of businesses in the Chicagoland area. He’s also the host of their new CONSUMERPEDIA podcast. Herb Joins John and gives us a few examples of robocalling, how they work, and what they do to get your information. In the […]

Duration:00:17:25

Rook on the Road: Mushroom hunting with Rebecca Fyffe

5/18/2022
Breandan Rook, producer of The John Landecker Show, joined Rebecca Fyffe, Director of Research at Landmark Pest Management, for more hunting. These delicious mushrooms grow in pine forests and are pretty tricky to spot at first. But once you get a few together, cook them up and be amazed at how tasty they are.

Duration:00:13:08

The Sock Monkey Museum

5/17/2022
Arlene Okun, the owner and proprietor of the Sock Monkey Museum, joins John Landecker on the show tonight to tell us all about sock monkeys, the history, and the brand new Sock Monkey Museum in Long Grove, IL. The museum is located at 210 Robert Parker Coffin Rd, Long Grove, IL 60047

Duration:00:14:50

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… What do you think? Over […]

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