Memphis Flyer

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The Memphis Flyer
Type Alternative weekly
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Contemporary Media, Inc.
Publisher Kenneth Neill
Editor Bruce VanWyngarden
Founded February 16, 1989
Headquarters 460 Tennessee St.
Suite 200
Memphis, TN 38103
Circulation 42,128[1]

The Memphis Flyer is a free weekly alternative newspaper serving the greater Memphis, Tennessee, area. Liberal in its politics, the Flyer covers local politics, music and entertainment, regional sports, and human interest stories.[2] As of June 2014, the circulation is 42,128.[1]

The Flyer was founded in 1989 by publisher Kenneth Neill. The current editor is Bruce VanWyngarden, father of MGMT lead singer Andrew VanWyngarden. The Flyer is a publication of Contemporary Media, Inc. which also publishes Memphis magazine, Memphis Parent, and Memphis Business Quarterly.

The Memphis Flyer hits the streets every Wednesday morning with a blend of serious hard news and entertainment coverage. is the partner website, and all of the features and editorials found each week in the print edition are searchable and downloadable and posted online every Thursday morning. also features "The Buzz", daily local news and gossip found only online, and updated all day long by the Flyer's editorial staff.


  1. ^ a b "The Memphis Flyer". Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Retrieved 2016-01-31. 
  2. ^ Finlayson, Rebecca (2008). Insiders' Guide to Memphis. Globe Pequot. p. 277. ISBN 9780762748662. 

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