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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.

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English


Episodes
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Steve Dale’s heat safety tips for pets

6/12/2024
Advocate for our four-legged friends and host at WGN Radio Steve Dale joins John Landecker on the program to give us tips on keeping our furry friends safe in the great outdoors during this impending heat wave.

Duration:00:16:49

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24th Annual Chicago Rib Fest is back

6/12/2024
With the announcement that there would be no Naperville Rib Fest this year, many of our listeners were sad. Fear not; you can still get your BBQ fix this weekend at the 24th Annual Chicago Rib Fest. The fest occurs on Friday, June 14, from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday, June 15-16, from […]

Duration:00:15:00

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Herb Weisbaum with toll scams and a block on medical debt

6/12/2024
Your host, the legendary John Landecker, is joined by Herb Weisbaum, The ConsumerMan, an Emmy-award-winning broadcaster and one of America’s top consumer experts. He’s been protecting us for more than 40 years, having covered the consumer beat for CBS News, NBC News, and The TODAY Show, among others. He is currently a Contributing Editor at Checkbook.org, a nonprofit organization […]

Duration:00:17:19

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Bill Snyder’s Weekend Weather Outlook June 13-16

6/12/2024
WGN-TV weather producer, storm guru, and meteorological master and Champion of the Skies Bill Snyder joins your host, John Landecker, on the program to tell us about this little heat spike we are in, followed up by some severe storm risks on the way. Bill also tells us about the severely damaging weather out in Florida.

Duration:00:09:27

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John Landecker Food Fight: Rainbow Cone vs Coldstone

6/11/2024
Food Fight is back, and this week we tackle another great food debate. Listen below as your host, John Landecker, takes the side of the Chicago Classic Rainbow Cone. And segment cohost Dan Levy takes singing Coldstone Creamery. Check out Dan’s podcast, Barguments! Listen below to hear the debate and who won!

Duration:00:16:46

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Rod Pyle with Space X and Boeing news

6/11/2024
Rod Pyle, Editor in Chief of Ad Astra Magazine, joins John Landecker on the show to give us news on the Space X Starship launch and Boeing Starliner astronaut mission. Rod is the guy to give us all our space news. He has his ear to the stars. Use your ears to listen to what […]

Duration:00:15:26

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Bill Snyder’s weekend weather outlook: Northwesterly flow cooling us down

6/6/2024
WGN-TV weather producer, storm guru, and meteorological master Bill Snyder joins your host, John Landecker, on the program to tell us why the humidity of the week went down, plus weekend wind and some nice weather over the weekend.

Duration:00:10:17

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The Murder Mystery Co.

6/6/2024
Scott Cramton, founder of The Murder Mystery Co., joins host John Landecker on the program to talk about this really fun and fascinating event happening in our area. The Murder Mystery Company brings the fun of solving a murder right to you. With a variety of different plotlines, venues and types of mysteries to solve, […]

Duration:00:14:48

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Marnie Shure serves up new food stories

6/5/2024
Marnie Shure, Chicago-based food writer featured in Block Club Chicago and Food and Wine, is back on the John Landecker show to give us stories on a Krispy Kreme and Dolly Parton Partnership, a new Goldfish flavor, Olympic Reese’s Cups, and more!

Duration:00:14:45

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The Rumore Report: 130 years of the Field Museum

6/5/2024
Chicago Tribune reporter Kori Rumore joins host John Landecker on the program from time to time to give us some history of the city we live in. She is one of the authors of Vintage Chicago Tribune, a great way to flip through the pages of Chicago’s history, including the latest one about the 130-year […]

Duration:00:36:17

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Updates on electric vehicles with Herb Weisbaum

6/4/2024
Your host, the legendary John Landecker, is joined by Herb Weisbaum, The ConsumerMan, an Emmy-award-winning broadcaster and one of America’s top consumer experts. He’s been protecting us for more than 40 years, having covered the consumer beat for CBS News, NBC News, and The TODAY Show, among others. He is currently a contributing editor at Checkbook.org, a […]

Duration:00:14:02

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John Landecker Food Fight: Gelato vs sherbet

6/3/2024
Food Fight is back, and this week we tackle another great food debate. Listen below as your host, John Landecker, takes the side of the sherbet. And segment cohost Dan Levy takes Italian-invented gelato. Check out Dan’s podcast, Barguments! Listen below to hear the debate and who won!

Duration:00:18:33

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Two Minds gives a personal look into legendary Chicago figure Gene Siskel from the words of his daughter

6/3/2024
Callie Siskel, an accomplished poet and daughter of the late Gene Siskel, joins program host John Landecker to talk about her new collection of poetry, Two Minds, which has works that anybody everywhere can relate to. It is excellent, it is heartfelt, and if you love works like that you will love this. If you […]

Duration:00:18:59

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Hear the history of the crosstown rivalry in Chicago

6/3/2024
Linze Rice, contributing reporter at Block Club Chicago, joins John Landecker on the show to discuss the history of the North and South Side baseball teams, from secret meetings in bars to full-fledged crosstown classics year after year. Listen below to hear John and Linze briefly overview it all. You should visit Linze’s article to […]

Duration:00:13:12

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3rd Annual Windy City Hot Dog Fest

5/30/2024
Maizy Lind, the Marketing Coordinator for Vienna Beef, joins John Landecker on the program to give us some details on the 3rd annual Windy City Hot Dog Fest. This one will be even better than the last. The event will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2 from noon to 10 p.m. on Milwaukee Avenue […]

Duration:00:15:17

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Celebrating one year of Sideshow Gelato

5/30/2024
After a wonderful of selling gelato and wowing their customers with some fantastic tricks, chef Jay Bliznick, owner of Sideshow Gelato, joins John Landecker in the studio with two of the performers who will be attempting some Guinness World Records on Saturday, June 1st. Sanjula Vamana, one of seven blockhead performers in the world, as […]

Duration:00:18:23

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Bill Snyder’s weekend weather outlook: June 1st

5/30/2024
WGN-TV weather producer, storm guru, and meteorological master Bill Snyder joins your host, John Landecker, on the program to discuss the weekend weather this first weekend of June. Bill not only knows the weather but also takes the time to educate us on why it is happening.

Duration:00:08:24

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Your Hometown Bensenville: Bensenville Community Public Library

5/30/2024
Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card! For this month’s Your Hometown, we focus on Bensenville. In doing our part in helping educate our listeners, John is joined by Chris Sloan, the director of the Bensenville Community Public Library. Chris expounds on some of the events taking place at the library over […]

Duration:00:05:34

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Antenna TV Nostalgia Stories May and June

5/30/2024
Todd Muench joins John Landecker in the studio to talk about the Antenna TV Nostalgia Stories Podcast, this time Todd breaks down some of the May segments and some of the exciting interviews they have coming up in the month of June like Mackenzie Phillips, Mike Reno (Loverboy), Scotty Morris (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), and Leslie Easterbrook.

Duration:00:19:41

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Operation Purple Heart

5/28/2024
Following Memorial Day weekend, we love any opportunity to help out veterans from the community. This evening, we had Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs joins John Landecker on the show to talk about Operation Purple Heart, a mission to return Purple Heart medals to their rightful owners. Visit Operation Purple Heart’s website to learn more!

Duration:00:08:51