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''The Tech Guy'' Host Laporte Announces Radio Retirement


Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte

After many years as host of "The Tech Guy" on more than 200 radio stations, radio veteran and Premiere Networks-syndicated personality Leo Laporte announced his decision to retire from radio at the end of the year. Laporte shared the news with his audience on Saturday, November 19. His last show will be January 1, 2023. As part of his announcement, Laporte introduced his replacement, television personality and podcaster Rich DeMuro, host of the "Rich On Tech" segment on KTLA-TV in Los Angeles and the weekly podcast of the same name.

DeMuro, who has guest hosted for Laporte on numerous occasions, will be integrated into "The Tech Guy" through the end of the year, which will lead into the launch of "Rich On Tech," a new three-hour weekend radio program debuting Saturday, January 7, 2023.

Each week, DeMuro will discuss consumer technology, trends, helpful tips and gadget reviews, while answering listener questions. "Rich On Tech" will air live on Saturdays from 11am-2pm PT and will be available to stations to air throughout the weekend.

"After 46 years in radio, 19 of them as 'The Tech Guy,' I thought it would be nice to see what Sunday brunch is like. Fortunately, I won't be leaving our audience in the lurch; Rich is the perfect guy to help people get the most out of technology. I'll raise a mimosa in your honor, Rich," said LePorte.

"I'm so excited to be available to viewers and listeners in a whole new way on the radio," added DeMuro. "I can't wait to answer questions and talk about gadgets, tech news, and helpful apps, plus tackle important topics like privacy and scams. My goal is to make it the most useful show you can listen to each week, live or on the podcast. Leo has been an inspiration over the years and I'm so grateful for this opportunity."

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