SYRACUSE/UTICA-ROME -- Less than a week after dropping computer advice talk show host Kim Komando due to apparent scheduling conflicts, CNY Talk Radio (WFBL/WMCR/WUTI) has announced a replacement: The Tech Guy, hosted by Leo Laporte, is now part of the trio's weekend lineup.
Syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, The Tech Guy airs live on Saturdays and Sundays from 2-5pm Eastern time, but CNY Talk will be carrying the show only on Sundays, on tape delay from 4-7pm.
Television viewers may recall Laporte was the creator and one of the hosts of The Screen Savers, a computer/tech show that aired on cable's ZDTV (which later became TechTV). Laporte was involved in that show from 1998-2004.
The observant CNYRadio.com reader who alerted us after noticing Laporte's introduction to the local radio markets points out that, "compared to Kim Komando, his advice covers far more than computers ... he has been covering the tech industry for over 25 years and has his own podcast network covering all sorts of tech topics."
By contrast, in our own listening experience, it seems that Komando has maintained a reputation for sticking to the basics, with advice that seems to be targeted mostly for novice computer users.
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