Friday, July 07, 2017

John Landecker in the NWI Times

Thanks to writer Tom Lounges for this mention in yesterday's NWI Times...


Congratulations to veteran Chicago rock radio DJ John Records Landecker on his being named last week as one of the eight inductees voted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. The black-tie optional induction ceremony takes place at the home of the National Radio Hall of Fame – the Museum of Broadcast Communications (360 North State St.) in downtown Chicago on Nov. 2. Tickets now available:

Michigan-born Landecker has lived in Northwest Indiana for many years, and has rocked the microphone in various cities during his nearly 50 years as a broadcaster, many of those years spent in Chicago at WLS, WLUP, G-106, WCKG, WAGO, WZZN, WGN and WJMK. Landecker even spent a few years doing the afternoon drive at WIMS 1420-AM in Michigan City a few years ago.

A majority of the 1,000 voting members from the broadcast industry who choose the inductees has honored the man whose famous "Boogie Check" bit became legendary during the 1970s during his run at WLS-AM 89. To tie in with his induction, Landecker's 2013 autobiography -- "Records Truly IS My Middle Name" (Eckhartz Press) -- is being re-issued this fall, with a new cover, added photos and updated text covering the last four years.