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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

Best-testing Christmas songs

12/5/2022
John Landecker brings us the top-ten-testing Christmas songs of all time, as told by P1 Media Group.

Duration:00:45:10

Marnie Shure’s stocking stuffers!

12/5/2022
Marnie Shure, Managing Editor of The Takeout, joins John Landecker to talk about one of her new articles: Nostalgic stocking stuffers! Check out all of her articles here!

Duration:00:37:16

Marquette Bank Day of Giving: ‘We’re more than just a bank’

11/30/2022
Manny Jimenez, vice president and director of the CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) department with Marquette Bank, joins John Landecker on Giving Tuesday to discuss the work that Marquette Bank does in the community. Manny explains why Marquette Bank is different from other banks, outlines the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment, and how they fund scholarships to community […]

Duration:00:08:54

The history of Black Friday

11/26/2022
WGN Radio’s John Landecker, filling in for Dave Plier, and Dave Schwan share the history and the origins of what we now know as Black Friday. After, John and Dave highlight the origin of the Christmas character Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Duration:00:17:58

With it only being shown in select theaters, is Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans’ worth the watch?

11/26/2022
“Blockbuster” Blake Stubbs and John Landecker break down Steven Spielberg’s new film, “The Fabelmans,” along with “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” and “Avatar: The Way of Water,” as they detail new trends in the filming and distribution of movies. Later, they address potential candidates for the Academy Awards happening early next year.

Duration:00:16:19

John Landecker gets a lesson on the World Cup and the beautiful game

11/26/2022
Author and sports journalist Paul M. Banks joins John Landecker, filling in for Dave Plier, to talk about “Transatlantic Passage,” his book detailing how the soccer came to the United States from England. Later, Paul informs John on the standing of the U.S. in the World Cup as well as how the World Cup works […]

Duration:00:15:11

Turkey Talk with Butterball Hotline expert Karen Wilcher

11/21/2022
Karen Wilcher talks turkey with John Landecker! A graduate of Butterball University, Karen offers her expertise to listeners just in time to preheat those ovens and prepare to set the table for Thanksgiving. For additional questions and any other turkey related information, you can head over to Butterball.com or give them a call at 1-800-288-8372.

Duration:00:15:27

Rod Pyle from Ad Astra Magazine talks Artemis I mission

11/17/2022
John Landecker launches into orbit with Rod Pyle, Editor-in Chief of Ad Astra Magazine. Rod talks about common space myths and the latest updates on NASA’s Artemis I mission. You can tune into Rod Pyle’s podcast This Week in Space here or wherever you get your podcasts.

Duration:00:15:33

Your Hometown: Oak Park – Val’s Halla Records

11/17/2022
General Manager of Val’s Halla Records, Shayne Blakeley, joins John Landecker to talk about the record store’s 50 year legacy. His store’s longevity has been made possible by the Oak Park community’s passion for the preservation of vinyl records and keeping the musical medium alive. You can visit Val’s Halla Records at 239 Harrison St […]

Duration:00:09:44

Dr. Rick Dodgson on the life of Ken Kesey

11/10/2022
John Landecker is joined by critically acclaimed author Dr. Rick Dodgson to discuss his book “It’s All a Kind of Magic: The Young Ken Kesey,” all about the author of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

Duration:00:38:48

‘If you try to escape from this camp, you’ll be caught and you’ll be shot’ | WWII D-Day paratrooper Henry Langrehr shares his story

11/10/2022
'We had everything we needed. It was up to us to do the rest of it,' says Henry Langrehr.

Duration:00:28:10

Structured sleep is the key to daylight saving time shift

11/4/2022
Daylight saving time is ending! Dr. Benjamin Nager, Neurologist and Director of Sleep Medicine at Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital, joins John Landecker to discuss common sleep disorders and the importance of maintaining a healthy sleep routine.

Celebrate the Marine Corps 247th birthday with the Chicago Marines Foundation

11/4/2022
With Veterans Day around the corner, John Landecker fills in for Dave Plier and is joined by Joe Franzese, former U.S. Marine and Board Member for the Chicago Marines Foundation. Joe talks about the upcoming 247th birthday of the United States Marine Corps, and how the Chicago Marines Foundation is celebrating at Old Crow Smokehouse […]

Rick Kaempfer shares his book ‘Back in the D.D.R’

11/4/2022
John Landecker fills in for Dave Plier and talks with author and friend Rick Kaempfer about his book Back in the D.D.R that takes you back to the Cold War and the Iron Curtain. You can find the book at eckhartzpress.com.

John Landecker and the world of professional wrestling

10/25/2022
Iridian Fierro fills in for producer Breandan Rook on the John Landecker show and talks about her love for professional wrestling. John recalls his memories of wrestling and shares who his favorite wrestler was. From World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to All Elite Wrestling (AEW), and her wrestling podcast, Wrestfriends, the two talk about the fandom.

Hearing aids are now available for over-the-counter purchase

10/25/2022
Hearing aids are available over-the-counter. What does this mean for consumers?

Nancy Wilson of Heart coming to town

10/19/2022
Rock legend Nancy Wilson from Heart is coming to the Des Planes Theatre on Thursday night. But before that she sits down with John Landecker to talk about her career, the show, and a fond memory between Nancy and John.

Al Capone and the World’s Fair

10/17/2022
Author William Hazelgrove joins John Landecker on the show. Why? On October 17th, 1931, Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion. William joins John to debunk some of the myths of the Capone legacy, and a few fun facts along the way. Find William’s books here.

The Rumore Report | Picking Pumpkins

10/11/2022
Kori Rumore, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, joins John Landecker on the show to talk about her newest article about Pumpkin patches in the Chicagoland area; she and her son Boone went all around the Chicagoland area discovering the best pumpkin patches to go to! Check out her article here!

Rook on the Road | HellsGate Haunted House

10/5/2022
Producer for the John Landecker show Breandan Rook HATES haunted houses. Somehow he ended up at HellsGate Haunted House and was terrified of it. However, it was a lot of fun! A really great haunted house. 10 out of 10 skeletons! Check out the segment and check out the haunt on their website here!