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Garry Meier Show

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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. 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.

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. 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.

Location:

Chicago, IL

Description:

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. 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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 833 - Apes Go Ape

8/2/2021
Monkey gangs in Thailand are battling for scraps of food as there are no tourists to feed them. Meanwhile, the family of a 12-year-old girl impregnated by a man twice her age “permitted” the relationship and even celebrated her pregnancy with a baby shower. Plus, the wild fires out west have grown to epic proportions. Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on the website. Your purchase of these items is what keeps the podcast going. Plus, you...

Duration:00:28:51

GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour 7-30-21 with special guest Andy Richter

7/30/2021
Garry talks with actor, comedian, writer, and talk show announcer Andy Richter. Andy's been a fixture on each of Conan O'Brien's late night talk shows, from Late Night, to The Tonight Show on NBC, and to CONAN on TBS. With CONAN recently signing off after a decade-long run with Andy as sidekick, we'll hear what this Yorkville, Illinois High School graduate has to say about his years on nightly television, as well as his extensive film and sitcom credits.

Duration:01:03:40

Episode 832 - Would You Like To Host Jeopardy?

7/30/2021
Two men in their 50’s got into a fight at an assisted living facility in Florida, when one wanted to watch “Monk” and the other preferred cartoons. Be sure to tune into the GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour this afternoon at 6pm ET!

Duration:00:12:18

Episode 831 - Emotional Tingle

7/28/2021
The audition process for Jeopardy continues with less than stellar results. Meanwhile, it's probably not a good idea to travel to Spain. Plus, a man in a bubble washed up on a beach in Florida. Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on the website. Your purchase of these items is what keeps the podcast going. Plus, you can always email me garrymeiershow@garrymeier.com or leave a text or voicemail at 773-888-2157 Thank you in advance!

Duration:00:29:43

Episode 830 - Water Cannons to the Rescue

7/26/2021
Garry and Leslie talk about the debate over the COVID vaccination now that cases are rising again. Meanwhile, a judge has ordered an Idaho woman to pay over $5,800 for leaving trash out that attracted a grizzly bear to her campsite in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. Plus, a North Carolina man was cleaning out his truck when he found a lottery ticket lying on the back seat, leading to a $120,000 jackpot. Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live...

Duration:00:30:23

GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour 7-23-21

7/23/2021
Garry chats with Barry Butler, a self-taught photographer legendary for his Chicago imagery. His photography portfolio book, "Chicago, A City Above All," contains over 100 images of the Windy City.

Duration:01:05:27

Episode 829 - There's a Variant Out There

7/23/2021
A Chinese sperm bank is holding a competition for college students to see who has the best quality semen. Be sure to tune into the GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour this afternoon at 6pm ET!

Duration:00:10:45

Episode 828 - In-Flight Shenanigans

7/21/2021
A woman in North Carolina accidentally bought two tickets to the same drawing and ended up winning, splitting the jackpot with herself. Meanwhile, a woman was horrified to find her fellow passenger on the plane was messaging someone else about how fat she was and shamed him on social media. Plus, Britney Spears's former bodyguard is trying to help out the #FreeBritney movement. Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on the website. Your...

Duration:00:31:44

Episode 827 - Shark Interact In The Ocean

7/19/2021
A Florida man was caught lying on his back in front of a townhouse with his pants off, penis in one hand, and a large uneaten pickle in the other. Meanwhile, Australia wants to re-label shark attacks to be a little more friendly. Plus, Bill Cosby is looking to cash in now that he's been released from prison. Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on the website. Your purchase of these items is what keeps the podcast going. Plus, you can always...

Duration:00:32:15

GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour 7-16-21

7/16/2021
We're talking flying cars. Garry chats with special guest Dezso Molnar, a pilot, flight engineer, mechanic, and flying car racing authority.

Duration:08:35:24

Episode 826 - The Ballad of Britney Spears

7/16/2021
A couple in Georgia discovered that there were eighteen snakes living under their bed. Be sure to tune into the GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour this afternoon at 6pm ET!

Duration:00:13:09

Episode 825 - Don't Put Foreign Objects In Your Mouth

7/14/2021
Dentists are warning people to ignore the advice of a TikTok user who claimed you can whiten your teeth with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Meanwhile, a man has been seriously bitten by a shark while filming a stunt for the infamous TV show Jackass. Plus, more than a dozen people were killed by lightning in India while they were taking selfies. Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on the website. Your purchase of these items is what keeps the...

Duration:00:32:13

Episode 824 - Un-Happy Meals

7/12/2021
A mother in New Zealand is taking some heat for putting non-alcoholic vodka in her children's lunch. Meanwhile, a mother in Alabama found an unexpected surprise in her child's Happy Meal at McDonald's. Plus, people in San Francisco can get food from fine dining restaurants if they are willing to be surpised. Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on the website. Your purchase of these items is what keeps the podcast going. Plus, you can always...

Duration:00:33:22

GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour 7-9-21

7/9/2021
Garry's special guest is Molly Bloom, an inspirational keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and bestselling author, best known for her memoir, Molly’s Game, which was adapted into an award-winning film of the same name by Aaron Sorkin. Bloom’s memoir chronicles her journey from college student to LA waitress to building and operating the largest and most notorious private poker game in the world.

Duration:06:31:49

Episode 823 - Snakes Alive

7/9/2021
A 12-foot Burmese python is missing from a mall aquarium in Louisiana and that's just the beginning of the problems with snakes around the country. Be sure to tune into the GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour with guest Molly Bloom this afternoon at 6pm ET!

Duration:00:12:12

Episode 822 - Dogs Have Dignity

7/7/2021
Matiss Kivlenieks, a goaltender for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League, died Sunday night after an accident involving fireworks at a party. Meanwhile, two nude old guys in Florida were arrested after police spotted them having sex in public. Plus, a woman in Oklahoma woke up to find four inches of feces in her apartment. Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on the website. Your purchase of these items is what keeps the...

Duration:00:32:09

Episode 821 - Post-Fireworks Hangover

7/5/2021
A Nashville woman is suing Tennessee officials over a vanity plate she bought 10 years ago that her lawyers say was deemed "offensive." Meanwhile, a 40-year-old man in the UK made medical history for being the first known person to have broken his penis vertically. Plus, Melbourne, Australia has introduced a 24-hour "cat curfew" in the city in 2021. Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on the website. Your purchase of these items is what...

Duration:00:31:15

GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour 7-2-21

7/3/2021
Garry talks fireworks with returning expert Cesar Benitez. Ryan from Wisconsin has some fireworks chat in his report too. And as always, plenty of fresh yappetizers and assorted nonsense.

Duration:05:24:48

Episode 820 - Summer Grilling Tips

7/2/2021
A man whose attempt to cook steak in a toaster sparked a fire that destroyed his house was upset to find that his insurance policy did not pay out as much as he had wanted it to. Be sure to tune into the GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour this afternoon at 6pm ET!

Duration:00:12:18

Episode 819 - Ohio Is Under A Crazytown Watch

6/30/2021
Police are getting reports of people finding women's underwear left on car door handles in the parking lot of an Aldi's in Ohio. Meanwhile, fireworks are the newest shortage the nation is enduring because of the COVID pandemic. Plus, Ringo Starr has dropped his lawsuit against a sex toy company. Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on the website. Your purchase of these items is what keeps the podcast going. Plus, you can always email me...

Duration:00:30:48