Country Music’s #CMchat is excited to welcome legendary Radio Personality Blair Garner of The Blair Garner Show for a half hour Twitterview on Monday, December 5th starting at 9pET/6pPT. I am very excited for you to get to know Blair as I have over the past few weeks working with him on the show.
Make sure you’re following @BlairGarner on Twitter as well as our me, your host @JessicaNorthey. Additionally be sure you’re following @CMchatlive so you can participate in our COMMUNITY QUESTIONS designed to be an ice-breaker for you guys to get to know each other better while getting to know our guest. They are a lot of fun.
You can RSVP for a reminder on Facebook.
Also you can submit questions that you might want us to feature below in the comments or Tweet them to me. This doesn’t mean you still can’t ask questions the night of the Twitterview. These are just featured by me and I will give you credit like this:
Q @BlairGarner How did you get started in radio? via @YOU #CMchat.
Click here to tweet your questions to me, @JessicaNorthey #CMchat #AskBlair or you can always send anything you want us to ask here or you can leave below. Make sure it is 140 character-friendly and you leave your Twitter handle.
The easiest way to participate is right here on our website! Just use this link to help segregate the tweets and show the ones with #CMchat in them: it makes the Twitterview much easier to follow. You’ll be able to see the conversation in real-time, at your own speed (it’s adjustable) and the #CMchat hashtag will automatically appear on your tweets. A lot of people also participate by using Twitter.com, Tweetdeck, &/or Hootsuite.
MORE ABOUT BLAIR GARNER
Discovered by a local radio executive in his hometown of Canyon, Texas, Blair Garner has been on the radio waves since age 17. Working on local radio stations all through college, Garner quickly climbed the ranks as his voice caught the ear of program directors from many major markets. He quickly found himself working for legendary stations in Washington, D.C., New York City, Houston and Los Angeles.
It was in the early 1990’s, though, that Garner found his niche – late-night radio. He found that the demand for third-shift disc jockeys was high across the country and set out to fix that problem. Garner planned for two long years before After MidNite ever hit the airwaves. It quickly became a fast-growing syndicated country radio show with over 100 affiliates picking it up in the first year.
After waking up America as part of America’s Morning Show for three years, Blair is back to his niche – late-night radio with the Blair Garner Show.
Garner credits his drive and success to the unwavering support from his parents growing up. “Every day they would tell me to ‘work hard and be kind,’” says Garner. “and even today, when I tuck my kids in at night, I say the same to them. That’s how important I think it is.” With over 30 years in the business, Blair has definitely done those two things. As proof, he has been hailed three times from the Academy of Country Music as their “National Radio Personality of the Year.” He’s also been nominated for the prestigious Marconi Award in broadcasting and not to mention the invaluable adoration of country music’s biggest stars. In 2013, he was inducted to the National Radio Hall of Fame.