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John Records Landecker

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John Records Landecker is on the search for a new middle name

Steve Dale's Other World

WGN’s own John Records Landecker is on the hunt for a new middle name and Steve Dale is here to assist by taking to the phone lines. Steve and John also talk new science studies involving toilets and more. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790035/3790035_2020-10-18-194835.64kmono.mp3

18 Oct 2020

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Episode #12: Interview with Dan O'Day, of O'Bits and O'Liners fame. Plus a recording of John Records Landecker's first words on radio, back in 1963. And finally, air checks of Rick Dees and Jay Thomas back in the early 70's.

Radio - What Happened?

This week, we talk to Dan O'Day!  Lots of dj's will remember O'Bits and O'Liners that he started back in the mid 70's in Radio & Records Magazine.  His website is chock full of airchecks, sound bits, books and more -- all about radio, voice work, being a personality and more.  Plus, we hear John "Records" Landecker and his first words on radio back in 1965, along with air checks of both Rick Dees (when he was a senior in college) and JayThomas on The Ape, WAPE.  Hope you enjoy -- and please share.


7 May 2020

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Episode 54: Radio Legend John Records Landecker

I Have To Ask...With Elizabeth Hess

Episode 54: Radio Legend John Records Landecker by Elizabeth Hess


19 Apr 2020

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John Records Landecker - A Radio Hall of Famer SPEAKS OUT!

Brandwidth On Demand

John Records Landecker is a bona fide radio star, soon to be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.  He’s perhaps best know for his trademark saying "Records Truly is My Middle Name” also the name of his book ─ now entering it’s second printing with an updated “Hall of Fame” edition.  Starting in small market Michigan radio, he quickly ascended to major markets like Philly and Chicago, where for years he held court at the legendary “Big 89, WLS” (or as he put it, “the Enormous but not too gaudy 89”). There he was part of a lineup that included such radio luminaries as Larry Lujack, Tommy Edwards, Fred Winston, and Dick Biondi to name just a few.  John is also famous for benchmark bits like “Boogie Check”, “Americana Panorama” and “Press My Conference”. Next came stints at other Chicago stations including WJMK, Magic 104.7 and his weekend show "Into the Seventies”. All this was followed by a return to WLS, both on AM and FM in the 2000’s, and he’s still going strong today with a show on his local hometown station WEFM!   In this episode, we’re treated to some strong insights from a Hall of Famer who has been to the mountaintop – and is not afraid to speak out. 


13 Sep 2017

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Lossano and Friends – John Records Landecker

Lossano and Friends! on Radio Misfits

Ep94: New Radio Hall of Famer John Records Landecker, along with his daughter, Amy Landecker.  Plus farts, tampons, dirty babies, dating, and much, much MORE!!! The post Lossano and Friends – John Records Landecker appeared first on Radio Misfits.


2 Jul 2017

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John Records Landecker's Non-Retirement 7/31

The 405 Radio

This is a rewind of an interview with John Records Landecker we initially did in April, 2013. John will end his current stint at WLS-FM July 31 after his evening show. He refuses to say he's retiring. He'll fly to Los Angeles to spend time with his granddaughter and daughter, Amy Landecker of "Transparent." Then he may do a podcast, or, who knows. This is as good a time as any to remind our our early influences were not political or talkers. They were guys like John Records Landecker who had gigs we were never good enough for and in markets too big for us. The post from the original air date of our interview is below... If you grew up in the midwest in the 1970s and never heard of John, what rock were you hiding under? John Records Landecker was a fixture of nighttime rock and roll radio at WLS in Chicago and at stops in many markets thereafter. Yeah, one of my radio idols. Get over it. Yeah, he wrote a book, Records Truly is My Middle Name. Get over it. John still works in rock and roll radio, my first love. Get over it. He does nights at WLS-FM, the sister station of the ersatz AM legend and now talk giant. John was never dragged kicking and screaming into talk radio, and damn him for being so lucky!


31 Jul 2015