My Debut as a Radio Talk Show Host

As many of you know, I appear as a regular guest on The Tech Guy, a nationally syndicated call-in radio talk show hosted by Leo Laporte. The show airs live on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 AM to 2 PM Pacific time; some stations carry all or part of the show live, while others play the recording at different times. My segment is usually on Sundays right after the 11:30 AM news break, when I talk about home theater and answer reader and listener questions.

On February 5 and 6, I had the incredible opportunity to sit in for Leo as the guest host of The Tech Guy for the entire show. Leo was on vacation for three weeks, and I happened to be in the San Francisco Bay Area during that weekend, so we agreed that I would host the show from his studio, answering phone questions about—what else?—home theater.

For Saturday's show, I was joined in the studio by David Vaughn, movie and product reviewer for UAV and Home Theater and all-around A/V geek, who helped answer listener questions and proved to be an outstanding sidekick! The entire experience was a total blast, and I look forward to doing it again whenever Leo takes another vacation—which could be a while judging from how hard he works.

Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy this YouTube video of the shows I hosted.

Click here for a list of stations that carry The Tech Guy; if there isn't one in your area, you can stream it from many stations' websites. Even better, you can go to, where Leo streams audio and video from his studio during the show, and you can join a lively chat room. If you can't catch the show live, you can download it as an audio or video podcast from