Leo Laporte, Host of “The Tech Guy,” Announces Radio Retirement. “Rich On Tech” with Rich DeMuro Launches January 7, 2023.

LOS ANGELES, November 21, 2022 – After many years as host of “The Tech Guy” on more than 200 radio stations nationwide, 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 – Emmy Award-winning television personality and podcaster Rich DeMuro, host of the popular “Rich On Tech” segment on KTLA-TV Channel 5 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 on the program, DeMuro will discuss important consumer technology, trends, helpful tips and gadget reviews, while answering listener questions in this fun and entertaining radio program. “Rich On Tech” will broadcast live on Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. PT/ 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET and will be available to stations to air throughout the weekend. Listeners and fans can also interact with DeMuro on social media by following @RichOnTech.

“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.”

“I’m so excited to be available to viewers and listeners in a whole new way on the radio!” said 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.”

“Leo has been a trusted source of tech news and information for listeners across the country, and we’ve enjoyed a successful partnership with him for more than 15 years,” said Julie Talbott, President of Premiere Networks. “We wish him all the best!  We also look forward to this new and exciting chapter with Rich DeMuro, who has built a loyal following across TV, audio and social media. We’re confident audiences will enjoy his smart and fresh take on the world of technology.”

Stations interested in “Rich On Tech” can contact affiliates@premierenetworks.com.

About Rich DeMuro
Rich DeMuro is the tech reporter for KTLA-TV Channel 5 in Los Angeles and appears on the No. 1-rated KTLA 5 Morning News. Viewers know him as “Rich on Tech” and his segment are seen on various TV stations across the nation. DeMuro also hosts a weekly podcast called “Rich On Tech,” where he talks about important consumer technology news and answers the questions that listeners and viewers send him.

DeMuro has been a TV reporter for over 15 years and has covered technology for a majority of that time. He attends major launch events for Apple, Google, Samsung and more. He’s also the recipient of a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award for his coverage of social issues related to technology.

You’ll often see and hear DeMuro lending his tech expertise on other media outlets including KFI AM 640. He has appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Home & Family,” G4TV, CNBC, NBC’s “Today” show, ABC News, Fox News Channel, the BBC and more.

Prior to joining KTLA, DeMuro was a senior editor at the technology website CNET. He also worked as a reporter at Channel One News and local TV stations in Yakima, Washington, and Shreveport, Louisiana.

DeMuro is originally from New Jersey and graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in broadcast journalism. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and sons. Fans can keep up with DeMuro by following @RichOnTech on social media.

About Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte is a US-based journalist specializing in technology coverage on radio, TV, and the Internet. He is the founder and owner of the TWiT Podcast Network, which launched in 2005 with its first show, This Week in Tech. He continues to host that show and others on the network, including MacBreak WeeklySecurity NowThis Week in GoogleWindows Weekly, and The Tech Guy. Laporte posts occasionally on his blog leo.fm. He posts photos at leo.camera. He can also be found on TWiT's official Mastodon instance, TWiT.social and the TWiT Forums at TWiT.community. For more information, visit https://twit.tv/people/leo-laporte.

About Premiere Networks
Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia, syndicates more than 100 radio programs and services to more than 8,200 radio affiliations and reaches a quarter billion listeners monthly. Premiere offers the best in talk, entertainment and sports programming featuring the following personalities: Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Delilah, Steve Harvey, Clay Travis, Buck Sexton, George Noory, Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, Granger Smith, John Boy and Billy, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Mario Lopez, Bobby Bones, Johnjay and Rich, Big Boy, Brooke & Jeffrey, Doug Gottlieb, Enrique Santos, Nancy Grace, and others. For more information, please visit www.PremiereNetworks.com.

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Rachel Nelson
Premiere Networks