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Garry Meier is WGN-AM's new mid-afternoon host

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It's official. As first tipped here Wednesday, WGN-AM (720) has named veteran Chicago radio talent Garry Meier as the host of the news/talk radio station's mid-afternoon show from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. He will begin his new show Friday, Apr. 3.

Meier is no stranger to tens of thousands of avid radio listeners. For 15 years he was half of one of the most successful of all radio on-air parings when he co-hosted the "Steve & Garry Show" with Steve Dahl, who is no longer on air. Meier also worked for eight years alongside Roe Conn on the "Roe & Garry Show."

In announcing Meier's hiring, WGN Vice President and General Manager Tom Langmyer described the new mid-afternoon host as "contemporary, smart, hip and fun." Most importantly, though, Meier is likely to attract a somewhat younger demo to WGN, which has a large, loyal, but somewhat older listener base.

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Hi Garry,
I wanted to see if you guys received the two Dufflpaks we sent you?
I understand if you cannot mention us on the air. I am sure you get many requests of this sort. But I do hope you and Elton enjoy the bags. Is so please spread the word. We are a very small company and "gorilla" marketing and word of mouth are our only real marketing options. Anyway, I really do enjoy the show. Unfortunately I only get to listen about an hour a day. No B.S. you really are the best thing on the radio.
If anyone you know is interested they can contact us at www.nusportworld.com If they mention you we will give them the "GM" discount.
Thanks again and good luck!

Fan since S***e & Garry Show! On your Mix-Tape Friday, how do you retrieve the audio? If it's Internet, what do you connect to? I'm looking for a download source. (Please do not broadcast). Thx

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