Garry Lee Wright

 cub scout first scan blue compress  is a Chicago-based humouriste.

His book Happiness For Beginners  HFBCoverKFinalBLEED

was a “sharp-witted account of his unique experiences and perspectives as a child, stand-up comic, media personality, and family man.” Four stars on Amazon. The audiobook is coming soon.



As a radio host  GLW@WGNmicCROP  Garry Lee has been on 11 stations, including WMCA, WOC, WXRT, and WGN.


His new home RadioShmadio®  RSdotCOMheaderC

joins the Bleat Network®

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Garry Lee Wright’s live comedy GLW-Portage  has graced the Village Gate in NYC, the Portage Theater in Chicago, and Senese’s Winery in Oak Lawn. 

His show Garry Lee Wright was a Baby Boomer  Marquee270 copy toured the Midwest 2001-05. Time for a new one? On the way. In the meantime, here’s a clip on YouTube



Garry’s satire column News Junkie (1995-2001) appeared as Wright Off the Air, winning a Society of Professional Journalists award.



He cofounded Newrite Communications, now NEWRITE, Inc.,  in 1983.


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Please visit NEWRITE.NET and find out about making money with us.

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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.


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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!

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Thanks for checking in. Be well, and please keep in touch.


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