What's old is new: John Records Landecker back on WLS

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Posted by JRL-WTF! on December 14, 2011 at 20:38:04:

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.

Throughout the ’70s, Landecker was the nighttime giant of WLS-AM (890), where his blazing wit, brilliant parodies and rapid-fire phone calls lit up 38 states and inspired a generation of radio personalities. This time around, he’ll be heard on oldies WLS-FM (94.7), starting this weekend with shifts from 10am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday.

“For anyone who knows Chicago radio, there’s something about John Records Landecker and WLS that just sounds right together,” said Michael Damsky, president and general manager of the two Cumulus Media stations.

The move also will reunite Landecker, 64, with Jan Jeffries, Chicago-based senior vice president of programming for Cumulus Media. The two first worked together here in the mid-’80s when Landecker hosted mornings on the former Top 40 WAGO and Jeffries was program director.

It’s not clear what plans Jeffries has for Landecker beyond the upcoming weekend shifts and holiday vacation relief. But it would be hard to imagine a better fit all the way around. (Source: Rob Feder)

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