WGN Radio: ‘We didn’t kill Garry’

Garry Meier

Garry Meier

WGN AM 720 took to social media Thursday to defend its reassignment of afternoon personality Garry Meier.

The move came in response to complaints from listeners after the Tribune Broadcasting news/talk station unveiled a new weekday program lineup Wednesday that shifts Meier off the 50,000-watt broadcast outlet and relegates him to to WGN.fm, the “freeform media” online streaming portal.

“We didn’t kill Garry,” WGN management wrote on its Facebook page. “He’s simply moving to a different, much better-furnished/lit corner of WGN Radio.”

The new WGN lineup, including the return of midday personality John Williams and the shift of Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder to afternoons, takes effect Tuesday.

Here is the graphic posted on WGN's Facebook page:

WGN Facebook