Blair Garner hosts the highly acclaimed Country radio show After MidNite, a six-hour nationally syndicated program that airs on approximately 230 affiliates, including WMIL/Milwaukee, WKLB-FM/Boston, WMZQ-FM/Washington, D.C., KSD-FM/St. Louis, WUBL-FM/Atlanta, KNIX-FM/Phoenix and WPOC-FM/Baltimore.
Garner’s recognized as one of the nation’s leading on-air hosts with an interview style that generates unique content by putting the artists at ease, engaging them in a conversation rather than an “interview.” This has resulted in recognition every year from the Academy of Country Music, Country Aircheck, Country Music Association and the Country Radio Broadcasters. In 2011, 2005 and 2003 Garner won the Academy of Country Music’s “On-Air Personality of the Year” Award in the national category. In addition, he will celebrate his 20-year anniversary in national syndication in November, 2013. Garner’s popularity is attributed to him keeping his show fresh and entertaining with guests including Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Sara Evans, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joan Rivers and Valerie Bertinelli.
Garner started his radio career in Canyon, Texas, later moving to Dallas to work at KAFM-FM, then to Washington, D.C.’s WASH-FM. From there, he moved to Houston to work at KKBQ-FM. Months later, WPLJ-FM in New York recruited Garner as their afternoon-drive host, where he was named among the top ten most-listened-to disc jockeys in America. Garner then moved to the West Coast and worked as the afternoon-drive personality for KIIS-FM in Los Angeles. After having ratings success in five of the top 10 markets, Garner created After MidNite, which was purchased by Premiere Networks in 1997. Today the program is heard by 2.7 million weekly listeners.
This Canyon, Texas, native graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Advertising. Garner and his family reside in Nashville, Tenn. He prides himself in his car collection. He bought his first car when he was 12 years old and, to date, has owned and renovated more than 70 cars. He is an avid supporter of charitable causes including the T.J. Martell Foundation and City of Hope.