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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

Shop around for car insurance with Herb Weisbaum

2/20/2024
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:00:09:27

The John Landecker Food Fight: Cinnabon vs. Auntie Anne’s

2/20/2024
Food Fight is back, and this week we tackle another great food debate. This time it involves Cinnabon vs. Auntie Anne’s! Listen below as your host John Landecker takes the side of Auntie Anne’s soft pretzels and segment cohost Dan Levy takes the big glazed Cinnabon. Check out Dan’s podcast Barguments! Listen below to hear the debate and […]

Duration:00:15:34

Andy Masur breaks down the Big Game

2/12/2024
WGN Sports reporter Andy Masur joins John Landecker to talk about the key moments and storylines of the game.

Duration:00:17:50

The John Landecker Food Fight: Buffalo Wings vs. Mozzarella Sticks

2/12/2024
Food Fight is back and this week we tackle another great food debate. This time it involves Buffalo Wings vs. Mozzarella Sticks! Listen below as your host John Landecker takes the side of Buffalo Wings and segment cohost Dan Levy takes Mozzarella Sticks. Check out Dan’s podcast Barguments! Listen below to hear the debate and who won!

Duration:00:17:01

Car scams are out there: Here’s what to look for!

2/8/2024
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:00:18:55

Coyote mating season is upon us

2/8/2024
Steve Dale, WGN Radio host and animal expert, joins John Landecker on the show to give us the top dog names of the year. Later on, we hear from Steve about coyote mating season and what we can expect. Did you know that of all cities in the United States, Chicago has the largest wild […]

Duration:00:15:32

Cicadas are back in hordes this year

2/6/2024
Director of Research at Landmark Pest Management Rebecca Fyffe joins host John Landecker on the program to explain the cicadas extremely rare emergence as we have two different broods coming out at once. The last time this happened, Thomas Jefferson was president.

Duration:00:17:48

Maple: Pig in the Windy City

2/6/2024
No there isn’t a new Babe movie hitting theaters this summer. However, thanks to the efforts of Chicagoland Pig Rescue, there are foster pigs that need help in their health journey. Listen below as your host John Landecker speaks with one of the volunteers, Kendra Savage, who is currently fostering an adorable pig named Maple. […]

Duration:00:13:13

The John Landecker Food Fight: Mimosa vs. Bloody Mary

2/6/2024
Food Fight is back and this week we tackle another great food debate. This time it involves morning drinks; Mimosa vs. Bloody Mary! Listen below as your host John Landecker takes the side of the Mimosa and segment cohost Dan Levy takes the Bloody Mary. Check out Dan’s podcast Barguments! Listen below to hear the debate and who won!

Duration:00:17:41

What makes an effective Super Bowl ad?

2/1/2024
For 20 years, a Northwestern professor and his students judge ads on their effectiveness.

Duration:00:14:09

Anthony Mongiello and his ‘stolen dough’

2/1/2024
Anthony Mongiello, A.K.A “The Big Cheese,” joins John Landecker to discuss the incredible story about how his patent for Stuffed Crust Pizza was allegedly stolen by Pizza Hut. His story is highlighted in the movie Stolen Dough which is available on Amazon Prime.

Duration:00:18:20

Rod Pyle: The Ingenuity’s final flight, and ‘Let’s Go To the Moon, Part Two’

1/30/2024
Rod Pyle, Editor in Chief of Ad Astra Magazine and host of ‘This Week in Space‘ Podcast, joins host John Landecker to talk about the final flight of the Ingenuity Mars helicopter. The little chopper started as a ‘what if’ project and became so much more. After the break, we hear all about the second race to […]

Duration:00:15:16

The John Landecker Food Fight: Donuts vs. Brownies

1/29/2024
Food Fight is back and this week we tackle another great food debate: Donuts vs. Brownies! Listen below as your host John Landecker takes the side of the brownies and segment cohost Dan Levy takes the delicious dunkable donut. Check out Dan’s podcast Barguments! Listen below to hear the debate and who won

Duration:00:19:09

Your Hometown Waukegan: Drip and Culture’s Adam Carson

1/25/2024
John Landecker is joined today by Adam Carson, the founder of Drip and Culture, a socially-minded coffee company that was founded recently but holds a strong presence in the Waukegan community. Adam and his wife run the coffee shop, the supermarcado it resides in, and the art studio upstairs, not only to service the community’s […]

Duration:00:09:54

The Rumore Report: Polka Roots in Chicago

1/25/2024
Your Host John Landecker is joined by Chicago Tribune reporter and friend of the show Kori Rumore to discuss her latest Vintage Chicago Tribune article on Polka Royalty in Chicago!

Duration:00:17:44

What to expect for tax season, the end of overdraft fees, and digital subscriptions

1/23/2024
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:00:38:11

Blockbuster Blake on Oscar Nominations

1/23/2024
The start of the year means looking back at the last year of film because it’s time for Oscar nominations. John Landecker is joined by our good friend Blockbuster Blake Stubbs to talk about some of the well-deserved nominations and some of the absurd snubs John and Blake thought deserved more.

Duration:00:14:02

The John Landecker Food Fight: Thin Crust vs. Deep Dish

1/23/2024
Food Fight is back and this week we tackle another great food debate: Thin Crust vs. Deep Dish. Listen below as your host John Landecker takes the side of the classic thin crust and segment cohost Dan Levy takes the Chicago classic Deep Dish. Check out Dan’s podcast Barguments! Listen below to hear the debate and who won!

Duration:00:18:31

Discover Green Bay

1/5/2024
Though our cities have a bitter football rivalry, does that mean we can’t explore all that Green Bay has to offer? No! Join Dane Neal as he fills in for John Landecker this evening and welcomes Nick Meisner, Vice President of Digital Marketing and Communications for Discover Green Bay, on to the show to tell […]

Duration:00:06:26

Chicago Restaurant Week

1/3/2024
Dane Neal in for John Landecker this evening helps promote Chicago Restaurant Week with the help of two local chefs and restaurateurs In the first part of the segment, Dane welcomes Chef Lamar Moore from Bronzeville Winery, featuring American cuisine featuring locally sourced comfort foods matched with an impressive, rotating wine list with selections from around […]

Duration:00:12:18