Memphis Flyer

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The Memphis Flyer
TypeAlternative weekly
Owner(s)Contemporary Media, Inc.
PublisherKenneth Neill
EditorJesse Davis
FoundedFebruary 16, 1989
Headquarters65 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee
United States

The Memphis Flyer is a free weekly alternative newspaper serving the greater Memphis, Tennessee, area. The Flyer covers Memphis news, politics, music, entertainment, sports, food, and spirits.[2] As of January 2018, the weekly print circulation is 44,000.[1]

The Flyer was founded in 1989 by publisher Kenneth Neill. The current editor is Jesse Davis. The Flyer is a publication of Contemporary Media, Inc. which also publishes Memphis magazine, Memphis Parent, and Inside Memphis Business.

The Memphis Flyer is distributed throughout the Mid-South on Wednesday morning. It has an average audited weekly pickup rate of 93 percent.

The Flyer's website,, features daily posts of local news, politics, music, food, and entertainment. Content from the Flyer's weekly print edition is posted on Thursday morning.


  1. ^ a b "The Memphis Flyer". Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Archived from the original on 2010-06-15. Retrieved 2016-01-31.
  2. ^ Finlayson, Rebecca (2008). Insiders' Guide to Memphis. Globe Pequot. p. 277. ISBN 9780762748662.

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