WGN-AM signs Garry Meier

Well, it’s about time. Garry Meier now can finally lose the moniker “house husband”.

Tribune-owned WGN-AM has signed Garry Meier to fill the vacant 1 to 4 p.m. time slot beginning tomorrow.

Meier filled in a month ago for a week, and received rave reviews from listeners and posters who frequent media-related message boards. Meier has not been active in Chicago radio since he lost a short-lived gig with WCKG-FM in a format change in 2007.

Everyone remembers Meier’s run with Steve Dahl, who worked together with each other for fourteen years on three different radio outlets.

With Meier on board, WGN has a good chance of bringing younger listeners to the station. In recent PPM surveys, the station did not make the top 20 in many key demos, despite a fourth-place finish overall.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Official press release