Sunday, August 11, 2013

At the Morning Show Boot Camp

The Morning Show Boot Camp was celebrating its 25 anniversary this year, and they came to Chicago to stage this momentous event. Among the memorable panel discussions was the "WLS, Then and Now" panel. It was a star-studded panel featuring John Records Landecker, Dick Biondi, Fred Winston, Brant Miller, and Jeff Davis, and it was moderated by current WLS PD (and Cumulus Programming VP) Jan Jeffries...

(Above photo: Jeff Davis, Dick Biondi, John Landecker, Jan Jeffries, Brant Miller, Fred Winston & John Gehron)

The panel told lots of stories about the old WLS days and the current WLS-FM, and gave advice to some of the younger broadcasters in the audience. After the session was over, John Landecker autographed copies of his book "Records Truly Is My Middle Name"...

(Above photo: Radio's best friend Art Vuolo chats with the panel before it begins. Art recorded it on video)

(Above photo: Boot Camp Organizer Don Anthony introduces the distinguished panel)

(Above photo: Jan Jeffries leads the discussion)

(Above photo: John Landecker sells autographed copies of "Records Truly Is My Middle Name", as Fred Winston looks on)

In the evening, Morning Show Boot Camp recognized the top 25 most influential radio personalities of the past twenty five years. Among the honorees, Chicago radio stars John Records Landecker, Steve Dahl, Garry Meier, Jonathon Brandmeier, and Kevin Matthews.

(Above photo: Garry Meier, Don Anthony & John Records Landecker)

(Above photo: Kevin Matthews & Garry Meier)

(All of the winners and/or their representatives. In the crowd, Tom from Bob & Tom, Scott Shannon, Ace & TJ, Kidd Kraddick's crew, and more)