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‘Records’ truly is his middle name: Radio Hall of Famer John Landecker (Episode 400)

The first radio disc jockey whose name I remembered as a child was John Records Landecker. He’s a Radio Hall of Famer and recent inductee to the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. His autobiography, “Records Truly is My…

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Radio Hall of Famer Garry Meier on radio’s past, present and future (Episode 235)

Radio Hall of Fame member Garry Meier jumps in the Mazda CX-9 on the eve of his weeklong fill-in doing mornings on WLS-AM 890.

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Marina City talks about the WKQX Piqniq and Next2Rock while devouring City BBQ’s menu (Episode 164)

Chicago band-on-the-rise, 101 WKQX Piqniq artist and national Next2Rock finalist, Marina City jumps in the car for a wild, delicious romp through the menu of recently-opened restaurant City Barbeque in Berwyn (7108 W. Cermak Road Ste B2, Berwyn, IL 60402)….

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The smarmy side and high points of modeling: Loop Rock Girl April Rose (Episode 84)

“Am I allowed to eat while we’re doing this?” “That’s kinda the thing.” Model and radio/TV star April Rose jumped in the Mazda 3 while Game 2 of the NLCS was happening 15 minutes away. Her sacrifice wasn’t in vain:…

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How a video went viral: Sherman from 101 WKQX sits shotgun (Episode 64)

Mere hours after colleague Sherman (101 WKQX) posted a video of the Goodman Theatre sign in flames that went viral, he sat shotgun for Car Con Carne. This episode finds us at Susie’s Drive-Thru at 4126 W. Montrose. The show…

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TV pilot rehearsal with 101 WKQX’s Lauren O’Neil (Episode 62)

Welcome to a truly behind-the-scenes episode. Car Con Carne is shooting a TV pilot this summer; a for-real, I’m-not-kidding, television show, produced by some of the most talented TV people in Chicago. Before that happens, there are a lot of…

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My Dinner with Mancow (Part One) (Episode 61)

Media superstar Mancow jumps in the passenger seat for “My Dinner with Mancow (Part One): An intimate conversation over hot dogs”(at Irving’s for Red Hot Lovers in Wilmette). I’ve worked with Mancow off and on for years, and remain in…