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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

Microscopic mites and brain worms with Rebecca Fyffe

6/27/2022
Rebecca Fyffe of Landmark Pest Management joins John Landecker to tell us about the nasty little mites that have been reproducing on our faces since before recorded history. In the second half, Rebecca tells us about a worm that lives in raccoon droppings that can infect other animals and even humans and enter our brains. […]

Duration:00:13:40

Unlocking your creative self with Dr. Ronald Alexander

6/27/2022
Dr. Ronald Alexander PhD, Executive Director of the OpenMind Training Program, joins John Landecker on the show to speak on his experience with opening your mind to enhance creativity, pursuing your dreams, and what we can do to open the creative mind in all of us.

Duration:00:12:28

Ron Grossman on the roots of jazz in Chicago

6/27/2022
Renowned reporter at The Chicago Tribune Ron Grossman joins John Landecker on the show to break down his article about the history of jazz and how it took its roots in Chicago. Musicians traveling from Mississippi came up the railroad lines that ran into the city and soon stuck around and brought the music they […]

Duration:00:15:13

Tom Moore returns to ‘tell us more’ about his new book on the original stage productions of ‘Grease’

6/17/2022
Tom Moore, one part of the trio along with Adrienne Barbeau and Ken Waissman, who has authored and edited the new book called “Grease, Tell Me More, Tell Me More” about the hit stage musical Grease, joins John Landecker once again to tell some amazing stories about the legendary musical during its Broadway, London and […]

Duration:00:16:59

Tell me more, tell me more, with original Broadway director of ‘Grease,’ Tom Moore

6/17/2022
Tom Moore, one part of the trio along with Adrienne Barbeau and Ken Waissman, who has authored and edited the new book about the hit stage musical Grease, joins John Landecker. The book is called “Grease, Tell Me More, Tell Me More” and can be found in stores now. Tom tells a bunch of stories […]

Duration:00:16:59

How to keep your pets safe in the heat

6/14/2022
Bill Snyder, weather producer for WGN-TV, joins John Landecker on the show to explain the heatwave, where it’s coming from, and what to expect the rest of the summer. Then Steve Dale joins the show to talk about pet safety tips for this hot summer weather. Listen closely, it might just save your pet’s life!

Duration:00:29:26

All I want for Christmas is a copyright lawsuit

6/8/2022
John Landecker is joined by Daliah Saper, an attorney with Saper Law. Together they dissect the lawsuit that Mariah Carey is facing over her hit song “All I Want for Christmas is You.”

Duration:00:05:39

The Illinois Rock and Roll Museum comes to WGN Radio

6/8/2022
Ron Romero the Executive Director of the Illinois Rock and Roll Museum of Route 66 in Joliet, and Jim Murphy, a board member at the museum, come into the studio to talk about the induction ceremony, the classes and services they offer, and most importantly, and give John Records Landecker his award! Listen to the […]

Duration:00:14:41

Dr. Jeffery Kopin updates on Novavax

6/8/2022
Dr. Jeffrey Kopin, Chief Medical Officer for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins John Landecker on his show to give a little explanation on Novavax and answer some questions that our listeners have.

Duration:00:17:36

Steve Dale ‘Rescue Rats’, ‘Acro-cats’, and more

6/6/2022
Pet expert and host of Steve Dale’s Pet World and Steve Dale’s Other World joins John Landecker on the show to give us the latest news on rescue rats. These little rodents have been trained to go into the rubble of earthquake areas and tornado sites to find survivors that are stuck under the fallen […]

Duration:00:33:41

The end of Elvis weddings in Las Vegas

6/1/2022
We have all heard of couples being married by “The King” in Las Vegas. Well, the company that holds the rights to Elvis’ likeness wants to stop the Vegas weddings performed by Elvis impersonators. Melody Willis-Williams from Vegas Weddings comes on the show to shed some light on how this is affecting these small businesses.

Duration:00:14:09

Blockbuster Blake Stubbs on Top Gun Maverick

5/31/2022
Blockbuster Blake Stubbs and John Landecker break down Top Gun Maverick’s opening weekend. Together they talk about Maverick and bring some interesting insight to this sequel to the hit classic.

Duration:00:19:55

Judy Garland Summer Centennial

5/31/2022
Rebecca Fons, Programmer of the Judy Garland Summer Centennial Film Festival, joins John Landecker on the show to spread a little “Judy Joy” this summer at the Gene Siskel Film Center. They are showing 9 different Judy Garland with multiple viewings over the next two months. To get more information on tickets and showtimes click […]

Duration:00:16:59

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
A museum in Long Grove is dedicated to the Sock Monkey and its history.

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