Emmis News/Talk 93.1 WIBC-FM Indianapolis has announced that Greg Garrison will retire from his daily 9-11am show on Friday, June 9.
Garrison has hosted at WIBC since 1997 and later replaced now Vice President Mike Pence on the regionally syndicated Network Indiana in 2000. Prior to beginning his radio career he served as lawyer including prosecuting Mike Tyson in his 1993 trial on rape charges. He later served as a legal analyst for WIBC and CBS News.
Following the end of his daily show, Garrison will continue to write a weekly column for WIBC.com and do commentary and serve as a legal expert for the station.
Indianapolis radio legend Greg Garrison today announced his retirement from the rigors of his weekday show on Indy’s news/talk leader, WIBC 93.1FM, but will remain part of the WIBC family.
His last day on-air with his show, Garrison (airing daily 11a-1p) will be Friday, June 9th. He will remain involved at WIBC by writing a weekly column for the www.wibc.com, doing regular commentary on-air, and by serving as a contributing legal expert for WIBC news and programs.
“Greg’s unique style, sharp wit, deep understanding of the law and conservative values have attracted a loyal, devoted audience. He’s their friend, advocate and conscience – and he will be sorely missed,” said David Wood.
Wood said a replacement would be announced at a later time.
Garrison, 69, gained international fame through his successful prosecution of boxer Mike Tyson on rape charges. During the OJ Simpson trial, he began to make regular appearances on WIBC’s morning show with trial updates.
His first show on WIBC was Monday, June 2, 1997. His show began airing on Network Indiana, a syndicated network of Indiana radio stations, on Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, replacing the Mike Pence Show. (whatever happened to that guy?).
In 2003, he received the prestigious Marconi Award as Personality of the Year for Medium Sized Markets. Garrison has appeared on 60 Minutes, the FOX News Channel, 20/20, the Today Show, 48 Hours, Rivera Live and ESPN. He served as CBS News’ Legal Analyst during the OJ Simpson & Timothy McVeigh trials.
Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Garrison was admitted to the bar in Indiana in 1973. His undergraduate and law degrees were obtained from Indiana University in 1970 and 1973, respectively. An experienced litigator, Garrison has sat on both sides of the courtroom and has prosecuted a number of high profile criminal cases. When not tending to his broadcasting career, Garrison maintains a private practice with his brother Chris at the Garrison Law Firm.