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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

How authentic is ‘The Bear’ really?

8/16/2022
Managing Editor of The Takeout, Marnie Shure, joins WGN Radio’s John Landecker to discuss the show The Bear, streaming on Hulu, and how it well authenticates not only what it’s like to work in a kitchen, but what it’s like to work in a Chicago restaurant. Later, Marnie talks about the new Girl Scout Cookie […]

Duration:00:15:27

Delving into the stories that inhabit Graceland Cemetery

8/16/2022
Author Adam Selzer joins WGN Radio’s John Landecker to discuss his new book, Graceland Cemetery: Chicago Stories, Symbols, and Secrets. He informs John of his time as an English major, a guide for the Chicago ghost tours, and other experiences that lead him to be interested in the stories of Graceland Cemetery. Later, Adam addresses the various […]

Duration:00:30:40

Tomato man Bob Zeni is back again

8/15/2022
Chicago’s resident tomato expert, Bob Zeni, is back again on The John Landecker Show. Bob gives us more tomato tips and tricks and answers a few listener questions along the way. You can find his website here!

Duration:00:14:25

Steve Dale has pet stories and more!

8/15/2022
Steve Dale, avid animal activist and host of Steve Dale’s Pet World and Steve Dale’s Other World, joins John Landecker to talk about pets that need homes and a few other stories! Check out his stories on his website found here

Duration:00:14:35

A brief history of Bally’s

8/11/2022
Robert Channick, business reporter for The Chicago Tribune, joins John Landecker to give a brief overview of the history of Bally’s and their new casino prospects in Chicago. You can find the article here.

Duration:00:16:05

Skerbeck Family Carnival, a 165-year-old business

8/10/2022
The owner of the world’s oldest family-owned carnival, Bob Skerbeck, joins John Landecker to talk about their 156-year-old carnival business which operates out of Michigan and all the changes that have come from 165 years in business.

Duration:00:16:42

Herb Weisbaum on child ID theft and digital coupons

8/9/2022
Herb Weisbaum, contributing editor at checkbook.org and host of the Consumerpedia Podcast, joins John Landecker to talk about missing out on savings due to lack of technology as well as people stealing your child’s identity for a fresh new Social Security number to get credit cards in their name. Herb tells you how to prevent […]

Duration:00:13:38

A grand ole time at the Renaissance Faire

8/8/2022
Julie McMillin, Social Media manager of the Bristol Renaissance Faire and a performer at the fair of years past, joins John Landecker to talk about the Bristol Renaissance Faire where you can party like it’s 1599! Julie and John talk about all things that you can expect to experience at Bristol’s Renaissance Faire, the number […]

Duration:00:13:02

Adam Kramer, president of Golden Tee Golf

8/8/2022
Adam Kramer, president of Golden Tee Golf, the number one coin operated video game found in almost every bar. Adam and John discuss “Golden Eagle,” the new Golden Tee PGA TOUR Game that merges two forms of entertainment into one!

Duration:00:11:00

Rook on the Road: Ducky Derby

8/8/2022
In this episode of Rook on the Road, producer Breandan Rook goes on a walk across the river to interview some of the athletes of the Special Olympics Illinois including the 2022 Duck Ambassador and multi medal winner Kyle Tuckey.

Duration:00:13:11

Little Italy Festa on Taylor Street

8/8/2022
Ron Onesti, President & CEO of Onesti Entertainment and the Producer of Chicago’s Little Italy Festa on Taylor Street, joins John Landecker on the show to talk about the Taylor Street Little Italy Fest happening August 11th – 14th.

Duration:00:11:46

Should the Bears stay in Chicago?

8/4/2022
Sinhue Mendoza, The Director of Communications for the Chicago Architecture Center, joins John Landecker. Sinhue explains that it might be better for the Bears to build a new stadium. Sinhue breaks down all of John’s worries and brings some unique insight to the situation.

Duration:00:13:18

The Patent Professor on drug cartels and trademarking

8/4/2022
Registered Patent Attorney John Rizvi, a.k.a., The Patent Professor, joins John Landecker to discuss the article detailing how Mexican drug lord Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo trademarked his own name in the hopes of creating a merchandise and clothing empire.

Duration:00:17:19

Vin Scully: Taking a look at his legacy

8/4/2022
In the wake of sportscasting legend Vin Scully’s death on August 2nd, WGN Radio sports anchor Andy Masur joins John Landecker to chat about the Dodgers broadcaster’s legacy. They highlight his time with the Dodgers back when they were playing in Brooklyn, the 1988 World Series, as well as his impact on his fellow broadcasters.

Duration:00:09:42

Shuffleboard tournament coming to Chicago

8/4/2022
President of the Illinois Shuffleboard Association, Kevin Reedy, joins John Landecker to discuss their first National Shuffleboard Tournament this Saturday and Sunday, August 6th-7th, at the Royal Palm Shuffleboard Club in Chicago. Later, Kevin gives John the ins and outs of how to play shuffleboard.

Duration:00:14:08

70 years of WGN Radio audio will be archived at Northwestern University

8/2/2022
Kevin Leonard, University Archivist at Northwestern University, joins John Landecker to talk about 70 years of WGN Radio audio that will be archived at Northwestern Libraries, after it was announced that Nexstar Media Group would be gifting the audio to Northwestern University earlier this week.

Duration:00:10:48

What’s going on in the world of sports with Sam Panayotovich

8/2/2022
New England Sports betting analyst Sam Panayotovich joins the show to talk about Tony La Russa fighting to stay awake during the White Sox game, Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson’s suspension, Tiger Woods turning down the LIV Golf Series, and the Miami Dolphins tampering punishments.

Duration:00:17:12

How to invest in comic books with comic book expert Vincent Zurzolo

8/2/2022
Vincent Zurzolo, comic book expert and COO/Co-owner, of ComicConnect.com, joins John Landecker to talk about C2E2 coming to town this weekend in Chicago August 5th-7th at McCormick Place. Then Vincent takes us through the steps on how to invest in vintage comic books.

Duration:00:13:48

The first Blues Brothers convention comes to Joliet

7/27/2022
Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi will appear at the inaugural convention, Aug. 19-20.

Duration:00:12:56

Myth-busting shark facts

7/26/2022
Steve Kessel, the Director of Marine Research at the Shedd Aquarium, joins John Landecker to give us some fascinating shark facts and debunk some of the great shark-related myths that we have been told.

Duration:00:16:23