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Blair Garner is an American radio personality. He is the host of the syndicated radio programs After MidNite with Blair Garner and The Blair Garner Show. As a country music air personality he won the Academy of Country Music's On-Air Personality of the Year award in 2004 and 2006 and has also been nominated for the prestigious Marconi Award and for Nationally Syndicated Air Personality by Billboard Magazine. Over his career, Blair has worked at stations across the country, including Dallas, Washington, D.C., Houston, New York City and Los Angeles.
Garner's programs focus on country music hits, along with recent music news and chat about pop culture. In addition, Blair is recognized as one of Nashville's best interviewers. Country Music's top stars, including Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, and Reba McEntire have made it a point to appear on Blair's show to promote their projects. Garner has also interviewed stars outside of Nashville, including Kevin Costner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lionel Richie, Henry Winkler, Joan Rivers, Kathy Lee Gifford, and WWE and UFC superstars such as Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena and Brock Lesnar.
The Blair Garner Show and After MidNite with Blair Garner are syndicated nationally by Premiere Networks. Both programs are nearly identical to each other in every manner except for name. After MidNite is heard on about 250 affiliates across the United States, while the Blair Garner Show airs in Canada and thus has some music substituted for Canadian content. The After MidNite portion of the show is currently heard on the WSIX-FM simulcast on Sirius XM Radio.
"From High Atop the Hills of Hollywood, it's After MidNite with Blair Garner."
After Midnite first launched in 1993 from Los Angeles, airing six hours each night from midnight to 6 a.m. Eastern Time. As of 2009, the show is now based in Nashville, and along with the Blair Garner Show added in 2006, offers 67 hours of total programming each week. Garner regularly takes his show on the road, broadcasting from the Academy Of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, as well as several concerts around the country.
In 2013, Garner was announced as the morning host for WNSH (Nash FM) in New York City. Since taking that position, Garner has been noncommittal in regards to continuing his role as host of After Midnite, as it has been speculated that WNSH owner Cumulus Media (whose syndication wing competes with Premiere) hopes to take the morning show, known as America's Morning Show, into national syndication.
Blair won the Academy of Country Music’s “On-Air Personality of the Year” Award in the national category three times (2004, 2006 and 2010). He has also been nominated for the prestigious Marconi Award.