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JOHN RECORDS LANDECKER: His First Air Shift

John Landecker, John Records Landecker

Here’s a piece of the legendary John Records Landecker’s very first air shift, as a teenager hosting the Saturday Midday Ride on WOIA/WOIB in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1966.

You’ll also hear the “live” commentary provided by John as the air check was played for attendees at one of my radio seminars. Listen for the surprise appearance of “Radio’s Best Friend.”

Yep, John “faked” a call, having a buddy call in to make a request.

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  • Rod January 31, 2009, 1:02 pm

    Wow – this old Chicago boy can still remember listening to John doing his iconic “Boogie Check” on 89-W-L-S-Chicago…what is it, 30 ormore years ago? Thanks for the blast.
    -Rod Schwartz

  • Rod January 31, 2009, 1:08 pm

    P.S. That’s one heckuva set of pipes for a teenager. Reminds me of the deep voice that used to do the tagline for Pall Mall cigarettes (remember? “…and they are mild.” I’d heard it said that THAT guy was a teenager, too.) -rs

  • Dan O’Day January 31, 2009, 1:14 pm

    @ Rod: Do the math, and you discover it’s actually more than 40 years ago.

    Scary, huh?

  • Jerry Ford Sublett February 2, 2011, 4:17 pm

    I grew up listening to Jeff Davis on WLS in Corpus Christi Texas. Yes you could pick up the signal from Chicago..Every night I would hear Jeff even though from that far away the signal was pretty weak but stronger at night. They had an incredible signal to reach down into South Texas. Jeff along with John Records Landecker and Larry Lujack were my heros. I would get into the business and spend the next 40 years doing radio, television and voice overs. Those guys got me started.