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Museum of Broadcast Communications Presents: Rock Radio Revisited


Museum of Broadcast Communications Presents: Rock Radio Revisited

The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) is excited to host a celebration of the on-air personalities and music of rock & roll radio of a generation with ‘ROCK RADIO REVISITED’ on Sunday August 14, 2022 at 3pm CTat The Des Plaines Theater, sponsored by Onesti Entertainment.

Remember cruising in your car, with the windows down, listening to the best rock and the DJ’s that entertained you between the songs? The Doors, Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, along with John Records Landecker’s ‘Boogie Check’ and Larry Lujack and Tommy Edwards’ ‘Animal Stories’ is what rock radio in the 60’s and 70’s was all about.

Former rock jock and WGN Radio’s Wendy Snyder steers this trip down memory lane as John Records Landecker, Tommy Edwards, Bob Stroud and Dyana Williams reminisce about the golden age of rock radio, along with stories about the DJ’s, the fans, the gimmicks, vintage air checks and more! They’ll be joined by special appearances from personalities across America including Gary Burbank (WLW), ‘Cousin ‘Brucie’ Morrow (Sirius, WABC), Kris Erik Stevens (WLS, WCFL, KQV) and Connie Szerszen (WIND, WJMK, WJEZ, WJJD, WUSN).

Landecker spent decades at WLS and the former WJMK and Tommy Edwards on WLS, WCFL and WKQX, and was part of the famous “Animal Stories” (a.k.a. “Little Snot-Nosed Tommy”) with Larry Lujack on WLS and WRLL. Bob Stroud spent time at WMET, WLUP, WCKG and WXRT before becoming the midday host for over 20 years at WDRV. His weekly program ‘Rock ‘n Roll Roots’ is in its 43rd year. And Dyana Williams brings an east coast perspective to the conversation, reflecting on her years at WHUR, WBLS, WRQX, WDVM, WDAS and WRNB where she’s been known to her listeners as ‘Ebony Moonbeams’.

“The heyday of rock radio in the 60’s and 70s’ was centered around the booming personalities of DJ’s like Larry Lujack, John Records Landecker, Yvonne Daniels, Bob Sirott and Steve King. Every city had their favorite local radio station and the voices behind them,” says David Plier, Chairperson of the Board of the Museum of Broadcast Communications. “This will be an incredible celebration of the personalities and music that made that era of rock and roll so memorable.”

The event is being produced by Pat Piper, longtime executive producer of The Larry King Show radio show. The venue, The Des Plaines Theatre, is provided by Ron Onesti of Onesti Entertainment.

General admission and backstage meet & greet opportunities available. For tickets and more information, visit www.museum.tv.

COST:
$40.00 per General Admission
$10.00 per Student (with ID)
$80.00 per VIP
$20.00 per Virtual Admission




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