The Tech Guy

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The Tech Guy is Leo Laporte's nationally syndicated radio show. It is aired every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET and focuses on caller questions about computers and technology. The show was originally called the "The KFI Tech Guy" when Leo began doing it in 2004 on the Los Angeles station. The show was picked up for syndication in 2007. It can now be heard on the radio in more than 120 cities. There have been more than 1000 episodes so far, almost all of which are archived online.


How to call the show

The phone number for the Tech Guy show is 1-88-88-ASKLEO (+1-888-827-5536). If you're outside the US, you can use Skype to call that toll free number and it will not cost you any Skype credit. If you understand how to route SIP calls, you can use any of a number of SIP providers which route toll-free calls without charge or registration.

Frequent guests

Frequent guests include Chris Marquardt of Tips from the Top Floor podcast and blog, who often gives Leo and the community assignments they can post to the Tech Guy Flickr group; Scott Wilkinson, of Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, who chats with Leo about home theater; and Johnny Jet of, who talks with Leo about travel tips on Saturdays. Dick DeBartolo, MAD's maddest writer and cohost of The Giz Wiz netcast, usually makes a weekly visit on the last segment of Saturday's radio broadcast as well.

Live Video

The live video stream of The Tech Guy can be seen at on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET. Listeners can listen to the feed on the KFI website or many other radio stations, over the air or Internet streams, but those feeds will be delayed at least 40 seconds for FCC profanity censoring.

Since the delay over the radio is a minimum of 40+ seconds, should you hear an occasional echo of about 1 second or less, this is NOT due to the caller having their radio on but rather a well-known issue with the ISDN equipment used to link the TWiT studio with the Premiere studio. Please do not complain about this when it occurs in the IRC chat room as this can cause Leo to mute all caller audio for extended time periods.

During the breaks for the news, ads, traffic, etc. on the live video stream, Leo interacts with the IRC chat room at He lovingly calls them the "kids in the back of the class" but he also admits that he uses the combined knowledge of those in the chat to solve almost every problem.

On Demand

The Tech Guy is usually available for download within 24 hours of the original airing. It contains the entire show (including caller audio) minus ads, news, traffic, and local breaks. You can download it from You can also subscribe on iTunes or the Zune Marketplace.

Recent Episodes

Recent episodes can be viewed and downloaded here.

Show notes

Show notes for The Tech Guy can be found at There you will find detailed notes about calls and on demand video segments of the calls.


The theme for The Tech Guy can be downloaded from here.

External Links