If you aren’t hearing, seeing, or reading about Eckhartz Press authors this week in the Chicago area, you aren’t trying very hard. Here’s just a sampling…
JOHN RECORDS LANDECKER/September 8th
Robert Feder reported this in his column this morning…”The honors keep piling up for John Records Landecker, the legendary Chicago radio personality and 2017 inductee in the National Radio Hall of Fame. On September 8 it’ll be proclaimed “John Records Landecker Day” in Michigan City, Indiana (where he lives). He’ll also receive the Sagamore of the Wabash Honorary Award, decreed by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb. Introducing Landecker at the ceremony will be Rick Kaempfer, his longtime radio producer and collaborator on his memoir, Records Truly Is My Middle Name.”
Rick’s note: The new Hall of Fame limited edition of “Records Truly Is My Middle Name” was completed by John and I this past week, and is now in the hands of talented designers. That will be available by early October.
MITCH MICHAELS/September 6th
Mitch will appearing on WGN Radio with Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder (who appears in the book “Doin’ the Cruise”). Look for future Mitch appearances on Indiana Public Radio with Tom Lounges (September 15) and on the Car Con Carne podcast with James VanOsdol. Mitch’s book “Doin the Cruise: Memories from a Lifetime in Radio and Rock and Roll” has just arrived in our offices and will be shipping next week. Get your copy today.
LEE KINGSMILL/Featured in Madison Cap Times
Dan McGrath has written a wonderful piece about Eckhartz Press author Lee Kingsmill. Before he retired and became a novelist, Lee was an esteemed teacher. McGrath compares and contrasts the behavior of his former colleague Lee during trying, tense, and difficult moments, with the behavior of our current president under similar stress. It really shows what a great human being Lee is. Lee’s book “Safe Inside” also arrived in our offices this week. Get your copy today.
BOB SHANNON/September 3rd
The author of “Turn it Up: American Radio Tales 1946-1996” will be appearing on the nationally syndicated (Westwood One) Walter Sterling show at 10:30pm. The show airs here locally on WLS AM 890. The e-book is an Eckhartz Press production and became a best seller on Amazon. You can get your copy right here.
BILL PAIGE/September 3rd
Bill is the writer of “Everything I Know I Learned from Rock Stars” and he and his book will be featured on Rick Kogan’s show on WGN Radio Sunday night from 9:00–9:30. The book came out at the end of July is available NOW at Eckhartz Press.