Millions of us grew up listening to John “Records” Landecker on the radio.

He’s incredibly talented, for sure. But what separates Landecker from other, less accomplished, talented people is hard work and perseverance.

In introducing Landecker to his 2017 National Radio Hall of Fame induction, Bob Sirott summed it up nicely, “If James Brown was the hardest working man in show business, John was the hardest working man in radio”. Sirott goes on to explain the method to Landecker’s madness and how he would often show up 4 hours early to prep. Watch the full clip below to get a peak behind the curtain of a true legend.