Wednesday, July 29, 2015

More on Landecker's Sign Off

Here's the story from FMQB. (Hey fellas, it's not 40 years it's 50, but otherwise nice story)

Here is the All Access report.

Below is the report from the RAMP Newsletter...

Roll Tape... Landecker's Leaving

Cumulus Media announced that legendary personality John Records Landecker is indeed leaving Classic Hits WLS-FM/Chicago this week. His final show on the station will be this Friday, July 31 from 8-11pm. Most of Landecker's remarkable 40-year radio career has been spent in Chicago, starting in 1972 as the night jock on WLS-AM, where he ruled for nearly a decade. Other stops include WLUP, WAGO, WCKG, WJMK, WZZN and WGN. Landecker started his radio career in his hometown of Ann Arbor, MI and he's also worked in Philadelphia, Cleveland and Toronto. Further cementing his enduring legacy, Landecker is enshrined in the Radio wing of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2013 he published his autobiography, Records Truly Is My Middle Name.

Jan Jeffries, SVP, Corporate Programming for Cumulus commented, "It may be the end of an era as John Records Landecker hangs up his headphones; however his influence and legend will live forever. Working with John in the '80s in Chicago and most recently here at WLS-FM, has been a career highlight. One of the most memorable times is noted in the last chapter of John's book where the weekly ratings ranked WLS-FM nights No. 1 in key demographics. Personality plus. And yes, Records truly is his middle name."

Landecker remarked, "Why now? Hey, my biological grandfather clock is ticking and it's time to move on. That, and my wife thinks I'm a creative genius, so I definitely want to spend more time with her! My eternal gratitude to Jan Jeffries for the chance to come back and wrap it up in Chicago on WLS. I've had a great time and worked with fantastic people. Who could ask for more than that?" Following Landecker's Friday sign-off, frequent guest host Jeff Davis will cover nights on WLS-FM until a new host is named.

By the way, his actual last show is Friday night and he's going to be given some freedom for once. I'll be checking it out.