Larry Meiller is a professor emeritus in the Department of Life Sciences Communication and host of “Conversations with Larry Meiller,” a 90-minute, call-in talk show heard each week day from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Wisconsin Public Radio. Meiller teaches broadcast and radio classes and has received the Outstanding Advisor Award and the Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, as well as an outstanding teaching award from the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.
He and his radio guests talk about a variety of topics, including the environment, health, consumer issues, finance, gardening, and many others. The program airs on 18 stations across the state. He has received several awards for his radio work, including the Distinguished Service Award from CALS, the Joyce Kilmer Award from the University of Wisconsin–Madison Foundation’s Tree Legacy Fund, the Leadership in Nutrition Awareness Award from the Wisconsin Dietetics Association, and the Friends of Conservation Media Award from the Soil and Water Conservation Society.
He has served as advisor and committee member to approximately 250 master’s and doctoral students. He is the longest-serving faculty member of the UW’s student radio station, WSUM, and played a key role in launching the station on air and in developing its organizational structure.
Meiller has been heavily involved in college and campus committees, serving on as many as 30 at one time and chairing many of them. He is particularly sought after for committees that impact student affairs.