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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

The Largest Dog Wedding attempt with magician Martin Rees

9/26/2022
Magician Martin Rees joins John Landecker to grace us with some magic and not just for fun, but for an excellent cause. Martin is going to be the MC for an attempt at breaking a Guinness world record for the largest dog wedding to help raise funds for Veterans suffering with PTSD in order to […]

Duration:00:30:50

Aaron Judge could be breaking a home run record

9/22/2022
Andy Masur of the WGN Sports department joins John Landecker to break down some baseball history on home runs and what could be a historic night for Aaron Judge.

Duration:00:22:16

Launching satellites to destroy asteroids-NASA and planetary defense

9/22/2022
Rod Pyle, editor in chief of Ad Astra Magazine and host of “This Week in Space” podcast joins John Landecker to talk about the DART Program from NASA, which we will be able to see live at 6:14 p.m.Central Time on Sept. 26.

Duration:00:41:04

The end of an era at The Museum of Science and Industry

9/22/2022
Kathleen McCarthy is the Director of Collections and Head Curator with the Museum of Science and Industry. She joins John Landecker to discuss the auctioning off of the collection of circus memorabilia which was a long-standing exhibit at the museum for the last five decades.

Duration:00:30:29

Would you take a pay cut to work from home?

9/21/2022
Michael Cupps, an expert on remote work, joins John Landecker to go over some stats and facts about working from home and how it could save you money and maybe improve your life!

Duration:00:11:26

Marnie Shure on self-checkouts, Mexican pizza, & more!

9/21/2022
Marnie Shure, Managing editor of The Takeout, joins John Landecker to discuss some of her new articles about some self-checkout systems and thefts, the return of Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza, and more!

Duration:00:15:08

Rebecca Fyffe on spiders, moles, and voles

9/20/2022
Rebecca Fyffe, Director of Research at Landmark Pest Management, joins John Landecker to talk about safely removing spiders, and different ways to get rid of your mole and vole problems.

Duration:00:16:39

Chicago Costume Shop | It’s time to get your costumes

9/20/2022
Courtland Hickey, owner of Chicago Costume Shop, joins John Landecker to talk about their business and some of the more popular costumes this year. Find them at 1120 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, or at 4727 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60641.

Duration:00:14:35

The Rumore Report: Apple picking, Bears vs. Packers, and space station update

9/19/2022
Chicago Tribune reporter Kori Rumore joins John Landecker to talk about some of the best apple-picking orchards and the history of the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers rivalry.

Duration:00:32:00

Toronto International Film Festival

9/19/2022
Last weekend, a great many movies were featured at the Toronto International Film Festival. Our on-the-scene film buff Jonathan Boehle joins John Landecker to give us a report on some of the movies he saw there.

Duration:00:13:30

Celebrate Oktoberfest at The Berghoff Restaurant and Adams Street Brewery

9/16/2022
John Records Landecker steps in for Dave Plier and talks with Colleen Silk, Brand Manager for The Berghoff Restaurant and Adams Street Brewery! Colleen shares everything you can expect while celebrating Oktoberfest at this iconic Chicago Loop restaurant.

Duration:00:10:23

This Week in Sports with Jim Shorts: Pig Skin Picks on Bears vs. Packers

9/16/2022
Sports legend (in his own mind) Jimmy Shorts joins WGN Radio’s John Landecker, while filling in for Dave Plier, to preview this Sunday’s Bears – Packers NFL Week 2 primetime matchup. Later on, Chicago radio legend Kevin Matthews joins in to share all the new sounds coming out of Elevator a GoGo!

Duration:00:15:22

Owner Bryce Bowman shares ChiTown Movies

9/16/2022
John Landecker fills in for Dave Plier and gets all the details from owner Bryce Bowman about the upcoming movies and events at the ChiTown Movies drive-in movie theater located at 2343 S Throop St, Chicago!

Duration:00:12:19

Holy Cow, it’s the Holy Name Society fundraiser!

9/16/2022
Jerry Soukal, President of the St. Faustina Kowalska’s Holy Name Society, joins John Landecker in for Dave Plier to share the society’s unique fundraising event that focuses around cows!

Duration:00:09:41

Taco Fest in Lakeview

9/15/2022
Becca Girsch, The Director for the Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce, joins John Landecker to talk about the Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest and all that is taking place within it like special beer and taco pairings, two music stages, crowd-pleasing Mexican wrestlers, activities for kids, and visitors can text vote for Chicago’s “Best […]

Duration:00:05:56

The more you know about bats

9/15/2022
Kyle Reid, a doctoral student at the University of Illinois Chicago, joins John Landecker to educate us about none other than bats. They are hugely important to the ecosystem and LOVE living in Chicago but they could be in danger! Find out why by listening to the segment below.

Duration:00:16:26

Healthcare provider training and laws in Illinois for Alzheimer’s

9/15/2022
David Olsen, Director of Public Policy for the Alzheimer’s Association, and Katie Fox, an advocate, join John Landecker to talk about healthcare provider training and laws in Illinois.

Duration:00:08:06

Jekyll and Hyde Destructive Therapy

9/13/2022
Darel Phillips, Co-Owner of Jekyll and Hyde Destructive Therapy in North Augusta, South Carolina, joins John Landecker to talk about their take on therapy and destruction.

Duration:00:10:39

Jacqueline Dixon on Blues Heaven, Her Father Willie Dixon, and the Blues Heaven Foundation

9/13/2022
Jacqueline Dixon, President, and CEO of Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation, joins John Landecker on the show to share the Mission of Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation, focusing on the education of musicians in the industry.

Duration:00:25:25

Lampreys for the Queen

9/13/2022
Marc Gaden, Deputy Executive Secretary for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, joins John Landecker on the show to talk about the safety of the Great Lakes, including but not limited to the environment, the ecological system, and the invasive lamprey species.

Duration:00:10:36