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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

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

The GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour 2-26-21

2/26/2021
Garry checked in with Dan, formerly “The Lobster Man,” Zawacki to see how he got into the lobster game and what he is up to these days. Plus, Garry weighs in on the Mr. Potato Head controversy.

Duration:06:26:41

Episode 766 - Drive-Thru Nonsense

2/26/2021
A story out of Florida shows why it might be a good idea to keep some distance between customers and drive-thru employees even after the COVID outbreak. Be sure to tune into the GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour this afternoon at 6pm ET!

Duration:00:07:00

Episode 765 - Isn't It Easier To Make Money Legitimately?

2/24/2021
A traveler was going through O'Hare airport in Chicago with more than 3,000 erectile dysfunction pills. Meanwhile, Customs and Border Protection officers working this month in the Port of Cincinnati seized 44 pounds of cereal flakes that were “frosted” with cocaine instead of sugar. Plus, another gender reveal has gone horribly wrong. 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...

Duration:00:29:46

Episode 764 - No Such Thing As Bad Publicity

2/22/2021
Believe it or not, Gorilla Glue sales have skyrocketed since that woman put it in her hair. Meanwhile, a man stopped to get some coffee and won $57,000 on a scratch off ticket. Plus, among all of the problems out of Texas there's a heartwarming story of an unexpected house guest. 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:00:31:35

The GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour 2-19-21

2/19/2021
Garry chats with Scott Donnell, CEO of Hapbee Technologies, Inc. Hapbee sells biohacking devices that use low-energy magnetic fields which are intended to mimic signals that your brain already understands. The Hapbee.com website says its devices are "scientifically designed for happiness, relaxation, focus, and more--whenever you need it." Garry also shared his chat with Eradajere Oleita who turns empty chip bags (and other foiled lined products) into sleeping bags for the less...

Duration:05:17:34

Episode 763 - Blame It On The Vaccination

2/19/2021
A woman in Ohio was arrested for leaving her two daughters in a motel while she went off to work. Be sure to tune into the GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour this afternoon at 6pm ET!

Duration:00:10:26

Episode 762 - It's Warmer In Anchorage Than It Is In Dallas

2/17/2021
Just about the entire country other than Florida is dealing with a massive winter storm. Meanwhile, a teacher in Florida faces child abuse charges after fighting students outside a local McDonald’s. Plus, Queen Elizabeth is reacting to the news her family will be growing soon. 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:00:32:42

Episode 761 - Happy President's Day Featuring Ryan Seacrest

2/15/2021
Imagine going through this pandemic sans the internet, now imagine going through the 1918 pandemic pre-just about every creature comfort we enjoy today. They wore tree bark for a mask. Meanwhile, authorities in Arizona believe they may have finally silenced their "Penis Man" graffiti artist. Plus, a group of mountain climbers had to be rescued while trying to climb the world's second highest mountain. Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on...

Duration:00:31:57

The GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour 2-12-21

2/12/2021
Garry’s guest is Jeff Vilimek, Innovation Lead at Avanade Chicago. His work entails creating new uses for technology in the workplace — things like smart grocery stores, artificial intelligence, virtual offices, interactive billboards, and such. Tom Jahnke from show sponsor Builder Supply Outlet in Broadview, IL, also stopped by for some show and tell from his shop.

Duration:05:43:45

Episode 760 - Up to the Minute Gorilla Glue Updates

2/12/2021
An Arizona woman went for a run and ended up living through a slasher movie scenario. Be sure to tune into the GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour this afternoon at 6pm ET!

Duration:00:11:17

Episode 759 - Facebook Is Our Moral Compass

2/10/2021
The owner of a small digital photo gallery has had pictures of wildlife, landscapes and buildings blocked by Facebook for supposedly containing "overtly sexual" content including a photo of the England cricket team in a huddle and one of a cow standing in a field. Meanwhile, a computer hacker in Florida almost poisoned a town's water supply. Plus, a mechanic has a warning about clingy ex-boyfriends. Garrforce t-shirts and coffee mugs are now available by going to "Can't Live Without" on the...

Duration:00:33:02

Episode 758 - Ohio Is Throwing Their Money Around

2/8/2021
Some listeners took Garry to task for getting the number of stars on the original American flag wrong. Meanwhile, a middle school teacher in Wisconsin thought it was a good idea to ask students to write about how they would punish a slave. Plus, Cuba has taken a sudden turn towards capitalism.

Duration:00:31:19

GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour 2-5-21

2/5/2021
"What's the deal with Columbus, Ohio?" (Can you hear Garry saying that as he's impersonating Jerry Seinfeld?) It's Ohio's state capital, has the largest population in that state, is ranked as one of the most livable cities in America, and Garry Meier and Leslie Keiling have been talking about it on the show quite a bit lately. Garry welcomes Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto, the owners of The Nest Theatre, the dedicated home for improvisational comedy, sketch revues, live lit, and...

Duration:05:51:44

Episode 757 - Good Karma Has Everyone's Address Too

2/5/2021
A man picked up a dog at his local shelter and then she promptly saved his life. Be sure to tune into the GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour this afternoon at 6pm ET!

Duration:00:10:09

Episode 756 - Flying The Un-Friendly Skies

2/3/2021
Airline pilots say they are a little rusty thanks to making fewer flights during to the COVID outbreak. Meanwhile, a man in Germany was impersonating an air traffic controller. Plus, an unexpected video of the military coup in Myanmar has surfaced. 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...

Duration:00:32:12

Episode 755 - Fun With Fake Body Parts

2/1/2021
Garry has a quick and easy idea for how some radio stations can goose their ratings. Meanwhile, an Amazon driver rescued a baby who was abandoned by the side of the road during a carjacking. Plus, there's a new and very easy menu item for Valentine's Day this year. 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...

Duration:00:31:42

GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour 1-29-21

1/29/2021
A North Carolina man hit two deer with his brand new car and then learned that he had just won $1 million in the lottery. Plus, Garry checked in with special effects expert Dieter Sturm, the Academy Award-winning inventor of a biodegradable artificial snow!

Duration:05:33:12

Episode 754 - When Something's Working Don't Eff It Up

1/29/2021
China has come up with a new way of testing people for COVID that might make you prefer not to know whether or not you have the virus. Be sure to tune into the GarrForce Live Cocktail Hour this afternoon at 6pm ET!

Duration:00:10:10

Episode 753 - Defiling The Sky Wheel

1/27/2021
A South Carolina couple decided it was a good idea to have sex on a ferris wheel and video tape it for a porn site. Speaking of romance, White Castle wants to be a part of your Valentine's Day plans. Plus, a man in Florida decided to get revenge on a towing company who towed his car. 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:00:33:08

Episode 752 - One-Way Trips

1/25/2021
U-Haul has released a list of the places more people are renting trucks for a one-way trip. Meanwhile, a woman in Mexico stabbed her husband after she found a picture of him with another woman and that's where things get strange. Plus, a TSA agent is going to jail for taking too close a look at a traveler. 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:00:31:54