If you’ve never heard John Landecker’s Boogie Check as it was broadcast across 37 states nightly from WLS/Chicago, here it is.
If you have fond memories of John Landecker’s Boogie Check as it was broadcast across 37 states nightly from WLS/Chicago, here it is again.
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Dan, Landecker was awesome in his role, not only for his wit, but frankly the music was a lot better then too. I used to listen to boogie check nightly, and Records never disappointed. But then again, neither did the music.
John was the epitome of a cool DJ!
Thanks so much for posting this. Hopefully a new generation of radio personalities will be inspired to greatness.
What a talent! Landecker does it with such ease, like its part of his DNA.
“You could work mornings here”…CLASSIC!
Please?!!! Could we have it all back? That was when radio was fun. Maybe some jokey attitude, but not the snark. And yes, the music was a whole lot better!
We all wanted to work at and sound like WLS. There have been a lot of great calls around the country, but for us who grew up in the middle, WLS was THE class act…boogie check made it destination radio. And the music wasn’t too bad, either. And those jingles!
When I lived in Spokane I listened to a great radio host who would take listener requests and dedications. Somehow he would record conversations with callers and then play them on the air while also engineering the show (playing the songs and commercials). His shift must have gone pretty fast.