Garry Meier signs with WCKG

It’s official : Garry Meier joins WCKG-FM as an on-air host, beginning on Monday. His new show will air from 8 to 11 am weekdays.

This puts him on the same station as his former partner, Steve Dahl. Dahl hosts afternoons from 2 to 7 pm. Dahl and Meier were on-air partners from 1979 to 1993, until a nasty breakup ended their run. Meier’s last gig was at WLS-AM, partnered with Roe Conn. Meier left in 2004, and hasn’t been on Chicago radio since.

Last summer, Meier appeared on Dahl’s show during a live remote, and apparently buried the hatchet. That opened the door for this deal for Meier.

WCKG hopes this move will wake up the ratings-challenged station, which often ranks at the bottom of the Arbitron book.