John 'Records' Landecker And WLS Reunite
December 14, 2011 at 6:40 AM (PT)
TIME OUT CHICAGO's ROBERT FEDER reports, "four decades after JOHN RECORDS LANDECKER first stepped up to a microphone at WLS and went on to become one of the most celebrated disc jockeys in rock and roll history, he’s coming back." LANDECKER is expected to do some weekend and fill-in work.
For LANDECKER, it's a reunion with CHICAGO-based CUMULUS SVP/Programming JAN JEFFRIES, who worked with LANDECKER in the mid-80s at then Top 40 WAGO. "LANDECKER starts weekends, midday SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS. It is a homecoming for JOHN 'RECORDS' LANDECKER as he rejoins WLS (FM) where the legend began for 'Records truly is my middle name' and also full circle for both of us as we worked together here at WLS 25 years ago! Welcome home, JOHN!" said JEFFRIES.
"For anyone who knows CHICAGO radio, there’s something about JOHN RECORDS LANDECKER and WLS that just sounds right together," Pres./GM MICHAEL DAMSKY told FEDER.
"I'm very grateful to JAN for the opportunity," said LANDECKER. "I am so excited I’ve been practicing the call letters all week."