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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.

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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

What happened to the 13th floor? Why some hotels skip it

2/1/2023
Sharon Kurheg, co-founder of the Your Mileage May Vary travel blog she writes with her husband Joe, joins John Landecker to discuss how some hotels skip the 13th floor and shares travel news, including Southwest experimenting with boarding order.

Duration:00:18:24

Woodstock Groundhog Days

1/31/2023
Rick Bellairs, Woodstock Committee Chairman, joins John Landecker on the show to promote the Woodstock Groundhog Days Celebration and all that we can expect to see at the event as well as the Celebration of the 30th anniversary of the release of the film ‘Groundhog Day’ which was filmed in Woodstock Illinois! Check out the […]

Duration:00:14:57

A preview of the ‘Chicago Mayoral Forum’ with Tahman Bradley

1/30/2023
WGN-TV’s Tahman Bradley joins John Landecker to preview the ‘Chicago Mayoral Forum.’ Tahman talks about difference between a forum and a debate and shares some of the topics the candidates will discuss. WGN-TV’s Tahman Bradley and Lourdes Duarte will be the two moderators for the forum which will be broadcast live Tuesday, January 31st at […]

Duration:00:08:40

Your Hometown Elgin : Rediscover Records

1/26/2023
John Landecker is joined by Elgin record store owner Rich Wagner of Rediscover Records to talk about a hometown gem: a record store with attitude. Rediscover records is located at 9 S. Spring St. Elgin, IL 60120. Check them out and help support local businesses.

Duration:00:10:24

Blockbuster Blake and the 2023 Oscar nominations

1/24/2023
The John Landecker Show Movie Critic Blake Stubbs joins John to break down the Oscar nominations for 2023.

Duration:00:16:23

The Rumore Report: Tom Skilling and Vintage Chicago Tribune

1/24/2023
Chicago Tribune reporter Kori Rumore joins John Landecker on the program for a full hour of information including a Tom Skilling interview and some of the worst weather Chicago has ever seen in our history.

Duration:00:35:57

U-Haul Company of North Shore Chicago President: ‘More people are moving out than moving in’

1/19/2023
Constance Turner, U-Haul Company of North Shore Chicago President, joins John Landecker to break down the U-Haul Growth Index report that was put out at the beginning of 2023.

Duration:00:07:42

The Green Mill: Come for the mob history and stay for the live jazz

1/19/2023
On January 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment was ratified and the country went dry at midnight on January 17, 1920. Dave Jemilo, owner of the historic Chicago cocktail lounge The Green Mill, joins John Landecker to talk about the location’s history, its connection to The Prohibition Era, and Al Capone.

Duration:00:11:34

Marnie Shure gives us 2022 food trends, Mexican Pizza, and more!

1/18/2023
Managing Editor of The Takeout, Marnie Shure, joins John Landecker on the show to take us through some of the most popular Google food searches and trends of the last year. Find Marnie’s articles here!

Duration:00:15:43

Rod Pyle with a look at the last year in space

1/18/2023
Rod Pyle, Editor in Chief of Ad Astra Magazine and host of ‘This Week in Space‘ Podcast, joins host John Landecker to recap space news in 2022.

Duration:00:19:18

The Rumore Report: The Snow Polls are open

1/18/2023
Kori Rumore, reporter at The Chicago Tribune and long time friend of the John Landecker show, joins John yet again to give us an update on a topic very near and dear to John’s heart: snowplow names. Listen in to hear some of the incredible choices and click here to vote on your favorite names! […]

Duration:00:15:33

What were Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s visits to Chicago like?

1/16/2023
Former WGN Radio news anchor Roger Badesch joins John Landecker to talk about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s time in Chicago and what happened when he visited the city.

Duration:00:10:39

Founder and CEO of National Day Calendar Marlo Anderson

1/10/2023
There is a day for everything, it seems, and to tell us all about the National Day Calendar is the Founder and CEO of the Calendar, Marlo Anderson. Listen in to hear the inspiring story of the start of The National Day Calendar website. Not only does Marlo run the website, but he is also […]

Duration:00:36:34

Eagles soar to Illinois

1/9/2023
Illinois ranks second after Alaska for the largest winter bald eagle population.

Duration:00:17:09

Blockbuster Blake Stubbs reviews Fabelmans and Avatar: The Way of Water

1/5/2023
Blake and John Discuss the acclaimed Steven Spielberg film The Fabelmens and James Cameron’s Avatar sequel Avatar 2: The Way of Water.

Duration:00:17:39

Cardiologist on Bills safety Damar Hamlin

1/5/2023
Dr. Vincent Woo, MD, Interventional Cardiologist at Northwestern Medicine Hospitals, joins John Landecker to explain how Damar Hamlin, the Buffalo Bills safety, sustained his injury and speculate what is next for the young athlete.

Duration:00:08:08

Psychic medium Andrew Anderson predicts 2023 and takes caller questions

12/28/2022
Psychic medium Andrew Anderson makes predictions for 2023 and shares a message.

Duration:00:38:24

‘I would call it a moment of concern’ – Rod Pyle on the ISS capsule coolant leak

12/22/2022
The Russian spacecraft docked at the International Space Station, its primary lifeboat, sprung a leak and is damaged beyond repair, with seven astronauts on the ISS for the first time in 22 years. Editor-in-chief of Ad Astra Magazine Rod Pyle joins us on the program to break down the issue and more. Rod is also […]

Duration:00:20:55

The Rumore Report: Submit your best names for Chicago snowplows

12/20/2022
John Landecker talks to the Chicago Tribune’s Kori Rumore about the new contest for Chicago residents to name a snowplow. The “You Name A Snowplow” competition is running until January 6, or after at least 20,000 names have been submitted. Chicago residents can go to chicagoshovels.org to submit their punny names and will have until […]

Duration:00:17:57

Holiday safety tips for your pets with Steve Dale

12/20/2022
John Landecker is joined by Steve Dale, WGN’s own pet expert and host of Steve Dale’s Pet World and Steve Dale’s Other World. John and Steve fetch 12 golden tips to keep your pet safe, happy and comfortable during those hectic holiday gatherings. Listen below and keep Steve’s list handy to prevent all manner of […]

Duration:00:15:59