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GARRY LEE WRIGHT was born September 27, 1951 in Wilmington, Delaware to Wilbur Gary Wright and Blanche Pauline Knapp.
The son of a contractor and a registered nurse, Garry lived in Tennessee, Alaska, Seattle, and Phoenix before settling in Chesterton, Indiana as a fourth-grader and graduating from Chesterton High School in 1969. He attended Wisconsin State University at Whitewater (now UW-Whitewater) in 1969-1970 before moving to California in the fall of 1970, where he pursued a brief tenure as a singer/songwriter.
After buying media at advertising agencies, Garry was hired by WXRT in Chicago in 1975 as a salesperson. After working as a personality for WFNC/WQSM in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and WMBR in Jacksonville, Florida, in the mid-1970s, he rejoined WXRT in 1978 as a weekend personality and hosted mornings.
Garry moved to New York City in 1981, working as a salesman, consultant, copywriter, and stand-up comic through the early 1990s. He performed at clubs including Catch a Rising Star, Stand-Up New York, Comic Strip, and the Village Gate.
After guest-hosting for radio pioneer Barry Gray at WMCA/New York City (1988) he moved to East Hampton, Long Island, in 1993 to debut “The Big Breakfast with Garry Lee Wright” on WEHM. [New York Times, by Diane Ketcham, 5/16/93].
As host on WOC in the Quad Cities (IA-IL) 1995-97, his program was named “Best Morning Radio Show” by the River Cities’ Reader.
Garry was on WGN Radio from 1997-2006.
Garry is an avid Chicago sports (meaning bipolar Cubs) fan. See you at Wrigley!