Garry Meier joined WGN Radio in April of 2009 and can be heard weekdays from 3-7pm. Whether he’s giving away quirky prizes like Custom Indian heads from Dave Novotny of Custom Steel Art or discussing the news of the day with his characteristic sarcasm, Garry’s wit and absorbing energy keeps Chicagoans entertained day after day.
Garry will tell you that his career in radio all began with a dead butterfly. One day he walked out of his house and saw a beautiful dead Monarch butterfly lying on the ground. He scooped up the lifeless harbinger of things to come and sent it to his then favorite disc jockey, Larry Lujack, the biggest jock in Chicago at the time. Larry was always talking about reincarnation and he claimed he was going to come back as a butterfly. In a note accompanying the butterfly Garry said, “I think I found your dead uncle. Sorry for your loss”. Larry read the note on the air. For Garry it was a “flashpoint” moment. Fascinated with radio, he knew what he was destined to do in life when he heard his material on the air.
Meier rose to prominence in Chicago as part of one of the most successful number one radio duos in the country, the Steve & Garry Show. The fifteen-year run garnered international publicity, as well as an Emmy for the TV show Greetings From Graceland. Meier also gained renown for his highly successful eight-year run on the Roe & Garry Show. In addition to these accomplishments, Meier has displayed his wit and energy as a solo host and as a feature reporter for WGN-TV’s morning show.
Meier has won five A.I.R. Awards for Best Afternoon Show in Chicago and was awarded the National Radio and Records Award for Best Local Afternoon Talk Show Host in America. His segments have appeared on local and national television including World News Tonight. Garry has also been recognized multiple years by Talkers Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential Talk Show Hosts in America.”
He loves what he does, carrying all of his inventory in his head and feels that even with all of his success, the best is still yet to come.
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Garry and crew talk about all the memorabilia that they have from over the years and the meaning of their backgrounds. Then, Garry talks with author Dee Williams about her book, “The Big Tiny,” and her new simple life living … […]
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Garry talks with Scott Stantis about this weeks Caption Contest and the recent sports games. After, Garry talks about the Cubs game that happened today and how terrible the team is. There is something seriously wrong with Wrigley field…is it … […]
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