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Dave Akerly

Dave Akerly has spent the past quarter-century covering events and personalities of mid-Michigan. From his time as news anchor at WLNS-TV 6, to his recent service to the State as Director of Communications for the Michigan Department of Human Services, Akerly has always been close and "dialed in" to the news and the people who make it. An Emmy-nominated reporter, Akerly has been honored many times over the years for his reporting and writing (in partnership with talented photographers and producers) by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the Associated Press. His reporting work has taken him from the heart of Lansing to overseas in Europe, drug-cartel ravaged border zones in Mexico and along the Gulf Coast in the days following Hurricane Katrina.

Akerly also served as Sports Director of WLNS from 1990-2002 and enjoyed a seat covering some of the greatest athletic events of the era for MSU, Michigan, the Detroit teams, and the local preps. He also started the Friday night staple known as "The Fifth Quarter." Akerly has also assisted numerous charities and non-profits over the years, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, in raising millions of dollars used right here in Mic-Michigan.

Dave was born and raised in Seattle, before heading to Michigan. He says it's okay to cheer for the Seahawks and the Lions, as long as they don't play each other. He's happily married, with four terrific children and two very spoiled German Shepherd dogs.

On-Air Schedule
Monday 06:00am - 09:00am WILS Morning Wake Up with Dave Akerly
Tuesday 06:00am - 09:00am WILS Morning Wake Up with Dave Akerly
Wednesday 06:00am - 09:00am WILS Morning Wake Up with Dave Akerly
Thursday 06:00am - 09:00am WILS Morning Wake Up with Dave Akerly
Friday 06:00am - 09:00am WILS Morning Wake Up with Dave Akerly

Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen is a graduate of The University of Michigan and Specs Howard School of Broadcasting in Southfield, MI. Before beginning his career in radio he spent time in the computer technology field. Michael has been with MacDonald Broadcasting as a news anchor and reporter since 2008 and began hosting the one hour live "WILS Capitol City Recap" program from 6p-7p Monday-Friday in 2011. Michael and his wife reside in the Ann Arbor area.

Michael Cohen's Latest Blog Post: Example Blog Post

On-Air Schedule
Sunday 12:00am - 01:00am WILS News Week In Review
Monday 06:00pm - 07:00pm Capitol City Recap
Tuesday 06:00pm - 07:00pm Capitol City Recap
Wednesday 06:00pm - 07:00pm Capitol City Recap
Thursday 06:00pm - 07:00pm Capitol City Recap
Friday 06:00pm - 07:00pm Capitol City Recap
Saturday 08:00am - 09:00am WILS News Week In Review

Rick Preuss & Lee Cohen

Rick Preuss is an owner and operator of Preuss Pets in the Old Town section
of Lansing Michigan since 2006. Preuss Pets (formerly Preuss Animal House in Haslett) has been operating for 31 years. Preuss grew up in Pennsylvania
and started in the pet store business working for his mother, Lennah Jean at
the Fish Bowl in the town of Troutville beginning at the age of 5. With an emphasis on education and humane treatment of animals, Preuss has won numerous awards for customer service and education locally, nationally and internationally. Known as one
of the leading fish experts in Michigan, Preuss Pets has grown into one of
the destination locations in Lansing, MI.

Lee Cohen is the originator of the Mid Michigan Pet Expert Talk Show and is
co-host along with Rick Preuss. Cohen is Local Sales Manager for MacDonald
Broadcasting's AM properties in Lansing MI. Prior to that he was GSM for
Comcast/AT&T/MediaOne in Ann Arbor, Brighton, Jackson and Lansing. He also
owned and operated a restaurant and catering business with his wife Cathy in
Brighton for eleven years. Their pride is their pet Aussies, one of whom
starred in a TV commercial in the Super Bowl in Lansing

On-Air Schedule
Saturday 09:00am - 10:00am Mid-Michigan Pet Expert Talk Show

Laura Ingraham

Laura Ingraham is the most listened-to woman in political talk radio in the United States. "The Laura Ingraham Show" is heard on hundreds of stations nationwide and has been addicting legions of listeners since its launch in 2001. Always smart and entertaining, Laura is a regular Fox News contributor and the principal substitute host on The O'Reilly Factor. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of five books: The Hillary Trap, Shut Up & Sing, Power to the People, The Obama Diaries, and new smash hit Of Thee I Zing: America's Cultural Decline from Muffin Tops to Body Shots. A former litigator and Supreme Court law clerk, Laura is a graduate of University of Virginia School of law and Dartmouth College. She is also an avid supporter of our troops and a variety of military organizations. Laura lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her three children.

On-Air Schedule
Monday 09:00am - 12:00pm The Laura Ingraham Show
Tuesday 09:00am - 12:00pm The Laura Ingraham Show
Wednesday 09:00am - 12:00pm The Laura Ingraham Show
Thursday 09:00am - 12:00pm The Laura Ingraham Show
Friday 09:00am - 12:00pm The Laura Ingraham Show

Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck – Founder & CEO, Mercury Radio Arts


Glenn Beck is one of America’s leading multi-media personalities. His quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality have made The Glenn Beck Program the third highest rated radio program in America and TheBlaze TV, one of the world’s largest streaming video networks. His unique blend of modern-day storytelling and insightful views on current events allowed him to achieve the extraordinary feat of having #1 New York Times bestsellers in both fiction and non-fiction. Beck also stars in live stage shows, is the editor of, and the publisher of Beck’s Restoring Honor Event on 8/28/2010 drew hundreds of thousands of people to the Mall in Washington D.C. Previously, Beck hosted a phenomenally successful daily show on Fox News.

While Beck entered the media world as a DJ at the tender age of 13, everything changed when he discovered a new vision of his career – talk radio. In 2002, he launched The Glenn Beck Program on a mere 47 stations with the mission to make listeners “feel goodness from my show and accept me for who I am – flaws and all.” Nothing has been the same since.
Just a few short years, Beck’s radio show can now be heard across the country on over 400 stations, his books reach the top of bestseller lists, and he travels across the country performing his live stage shows to sold-out audiences. Across all of these mediums, Beck connects with his fans in a whole new way, inspiring and entertaining them with his humor, hard-hitting interviews, and honest tales about his life.

Beck’s radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks and is the third highest-rated national radio talk show among adults ages 25 to 54. Beck was the recipient of the 2008 Marconi Award for Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year from the National Association of Broadcasters.

Beck’s self-titled topical talk show on the Fox News Channel averaged over 2 million viewers a night during its two and a half-year run. That performance built off the success of Beck’s nightly TV show on CNN Headline News, which he hosted from 2006-2008. During those two years, the show grew by more than 200% in viewership in both the 7pm and 9pm timeslots.

Beck is the author of seven #1 New York Times Bestsellers. When The Christmas Sweater, his first novel, debuted at #1 on the fiction list, Beck became one of a handful of authors to write books that reached #1 on both the fiction and non-fiction New York Times lists.

Beck often travels across the country on a live stage tours and has attracted over 300,000 fans in nearly 40 different markets. His web sites, and TheBlaze, receive millions of visitors a month.

On-Air Schedule
Monday 12:00pm - 03:00pm The Glenn Beck Program
Tuesday 12:00pm - 03:00pm The Glenn Beck Program
Wednesday 12:00pm - 03:00pm The Glenn Beck Program
Thursday 12:00pm - 03:00pm The Glenn Beck Program
Friday 12:00pm - 03:00pm The Glenn Beck Program
Saturday 06:00pm - 09:00pm The Glenn Beck Program

Sean Hannity

Sean Hannity is a multimedia superstar, spending four hours a day every day reaching out to millions of Americans on radio, television and internet.

The Sean Hannity Radio Show has over 500 affiliates nationwide and counting. Sean is heard by roughly 13.5 million loyal listeners a week making him the second most listened to talk show host in America, according to Talkers Magazine. Hannity has been the recipient of 2 Marconi Awards for Nationally Syndicated Radio Host of the Year and is a three-time consecutive winner of the Radio & Records National Talk Show Host of The Year Award (‘03, ’04, ‘05).

Sean is an accomplished author with two #1 best-sellers. His first book, “Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism,” rode the NY Times best-seller list for a remarkable 17 weeks. Hannity’s more recent book, “Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism,” debuted at #1 on the NY Times best-seller list and held strong for five consecutive weeks. Sean's latest book, "Conservative Victory," released in 2010, quickly became #1 on the NY Times best-seller list as well. More information about "Conservative Victory" can be found here.

Sean has the unique ability to reach out and connect with his audience proven during his highly successful “Hannitization of America Tour,” which brought hundreds of thousands of like-minded Americans together. He has visited markets big and small from coast to coast since his syndication in 2001.

Sean’s Freedom Concerts began in 2003 to raise awareness and funds for The Freedom Alliance, a charity which provides scholarships to the children of slain U.S. military personnel. In 2007 the concerts grew into five massive events resulting in over $10 million for The Freedom Alliance and were attended by over 60,000 people in Atlanta, San Diego, Dallas, Cincinnati, and New Jersey.

A gutsy talk-show host who always lands on the “right side” of the issues, Hannity is the host of the #1 9PM prime-time cable debate show "Hannity." The executives at Fox were so confident in Sean’s ability to attract viewers that the #1 cable news network asked Sean to launch a weekend program. “Hannity’s America” kicked off on January 7, 2007 and immediately captured the #1 prime-time cable slot at 9PM on Sundays.

Sean Hannity’s energy, charisma and Reagan conservatism has scored high points with audiences and critics alike as he continues to be one of the hottest commodities in media.

On-Air Schedule
Monday 03:00pm - 06:00pm The Sean Hannity Show
Tuesday 03:00pm - 06:00pm The Sean Hannity Show
Wednesday 03:00pm - 06:00pm The Sean Hannity Show
Thursday 03:00pm - 06:00pm The Sean Hannity Show
Friday 03:00pm - 06:00pm The Sean Hannity Show
Saturday 03:00pm - 06:00pm The Sean Hannity Show

Lars Larson

“Lars got his start in radio at age 16 spinning records (remember 45s?) and reading news, sports and weather (twice an hour) on KTIL (The Mighty 1590) from a little cinderblock building on the edge of a cow pasture in Tillamook, Oregon.

37 years later, he’s only moved 75 miles east to Portland and light years to “the Right”. Emmy and Peabody award winner Lars Larson brings nearly four decades of experience as a radio and television journalist to the microphone for six hours of the best conversation in talk journalism. Six hours of daily prep keep The Lars Larson Show on top of the news and top-of-mind for listeners across the country.

Along the way, Lars has worked for more than a dozen radio stations and five television stations. Today, Lars holds down the fort from 12pm – 4pm PST on the Radio Northwest Network’s flagship station FM News 101 KXL. His local talk show airs on eighteen stations in the Pacific Northwest (and earns him the biggest local talk radio audience in the region). The national Lars Larson Show (syndicated by Compass Media Networks) launched on September 1, 2003 with 105 stations and grew nearly 50% in the first four months. After 10 years, the show continues to grow and Lars currently has multi-year contracts with both Compass Media Networks and Alpha Broadcasting.

Much to his wife Tina’s delight, Lars has picked up more than 70 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional journalists, the National Press Club (as well as the Emmy’s and a Peabody) for his reporting and documentaries.

He’s a weekly guest on America Live with Megyn Kelly on Fox News, and has appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor”, “Larry King”, “Scarborough Country”, “Fox and Friends,” BBC radio and countless local radio shows around the United States. Lars can also be seen doing his weekly commentary for News Channel 8, the NBC affiliate in Portland.

When the microphone and TV cameras are off, Tina and Lars travel around the northwest with their two Scotty dogs Bordie and Merlo. They enjoy life on an acre and a half in Vancouver where Tina’s summertime gardens produce more than the family can eat.

On-Air Schedule
Monday 07:00pm - 10:00pm The Lars Larson Show
Tuesday 07:00pm - 10:00pm The Lars Larson Show
Wednesday 07:00pm - 10:00pm The Lars Larson Show
Thursday 07:00pm - 10:00pm The Lars Larson Show
Friday 07:00pm - 10:00pm The Lars Larson Show

Hugh Hewitt

Professor Hugh Hewitt is a lawyer, law professor and broadcast journalist whose nationally syndicated radio show is heard in more than 120 cities across the United States every weekday afternoon. Professor Hewitt is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School, and has been teaching Constitutional Law at Chapman University Law School since it opened in 1995. Professor Hewitt has been a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News Network, and MSNBC, and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. He has received three Emmys for his work as co-host of the ground-breaking Life & Times program, a nightly news and public affairs program that aired on the Los Angeles PBS affiliate, KCET, from 1992 until 2007. Professor Hewitt also conceived and hosted the 1996 PBS series, Searching for God in America. He is the author of a dozen books, including two New York Times best-sellers.
Professor Hewitt is best known as the host of his radio show, which has an audience estimated at more than 2 million listeners every week. Since its debut in July of 2000, Professor Hewitt has conducted groundbreaking interviews with government officials from both parties and widely respected analysts, authors and pundits. In a 2006 profile of Hewitt for The New Yorker, the dean of the Columbia University School of Journalism told his readers that Hewitt was “the most influential conservative you have never heard of.”
Hewitt writes daily for his blog,, which is among the most visited political blogs in the U.S. He is also a weekly columnist for The Washington Examiner and
Professor Hewitt served for nearly six years in the Reagan Administration in a variety of posts, including Assistant Counsel in the White House and Special Assistant to two Attorneys General. Since returning to California in 1989 to oversee the construction of the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, Hewitt has served as a member of the California Arts Council, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and the Orange County Children and Families Commission. He and his wife live in Orange County.
Hewitt’s passions are the Cleveland Browns and Indians, Ohio State and Notre Dame football and running.

On-Air Schedule
Sunday 10:00pm - 12:00am The Hugh Hewitt Show
Monday 12:00am - 01:00am The Hugh Hewitt Show
Monday 10:00pm - 12:00am The Hugh Hewitt Show
Tuesday 12:00am - 01:00am The Hugh Hewitt Show
Tuesday 10:00pm - 12:00am The Hugh Hewitt Show
Wednesday 12:00am - 01:00am The Hugh Hewitt Show
Wednesday 10:00pm - 12:00am The Hugh Hewitt Show
Thursday 12:00am - 01:00am The Hugh Hewitt Show
Thursday 10:00pm - 12:00am The Hugh Hewitt Show
Friday 12:00am - 01:00am The Hugh Hewitt Show
Friday 10:00pm - 12:00am The Hugh Hewitt Show
Saturday 12:00am - 01:00am The Hugh Hewitt Show

George Noory

George Noory, host of the nationally syndicated program Coast to Coast AM, says if he wasn’t a national radio talk show host, he’d be in politics. Heard by millions of listeners, Coast To Coast AM airs on nearly 560 stations in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Guam.

While hosting The Nighthawk, a wildly successful, late-night program on KTRS in St. Louis, Noory was recruited by Premiere Networks to guest host on Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell. He became the permanent host of the phenomenally successful overnight program on January 1, 2003, following Bell’s retirement. Since then, Noory’s audience has continued to grow.
Noory captivates program listeners with his discussions of paranormal phenomena, time travel, alien abductions, conspiracies and all things curious and unexplained. He is driven, he has said, by the desire to solve the great mysteries of our time. From his first days as a radio broadcaster he says, “I’ve wanted to cover stories that the mainstream media never touch—the unusual, the paranormal and things like that. I learned that broadcast is the best business for exploring these issues, and I’ve been doing it for years.”

He dates his interest in these matters to a book by Walter Sullivan, We Are Not Alone, that his mother gave him when he was 13. He was hooked.

Prior to his late-night show on KTRS, Noory had an extensive broadcast career. He started in radio at WCAR-AM in Detroit, where his first-ever interview was with nuclear physicist and UFO expert Stanton Friedman. From 1974-1978, he served as news producer and executive news producer at WJBK-TV. At age 28, he became the youngest major market news director in the country at KMSP-TV in Minneapolis. Noory was also the director of news planning and development at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, was news director at KSDK-TV in St. Louis and the recipient of three Emmy Awards while a news executive.
Noory released his first book in 2006. Worker In The Light: Unlock Your Five Senses And Liberate Your Limitless Potential, co-written by best-selling author William J. Birnes, is Noory’s revolutionary guide to spiritual enlightenment, human empowerment, ultimate productivity and absolute happiness. Noory and Birnes co-authored a follow up in 2009 entitled Journey to the Light, in which they present amazing first-hand accounts of how ordinary people changed their own lives, transcended their doubts and fears, and unlocked the secrets to their spiritual growth. In October 2011, Noory released his third book, Talking To The Dead. Co-written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley, a leading expert on the paranormal and supernatural, the book explores the colorful history and personalities behind spirit communications, weaving together spirituality, metaphysics, science and technology.

Noory was born, raised and educated in Detroit. He has three children and six grandchildren. He served nine years in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Coast to Coast AM is the most listened to overnight radio program in the country and is broadcast live, Monday-Sunday from 1-5 a.m. ET.

On-Air Schedule
Monday 01:00am - 05:00am Coast to Coast with George Noory
Tuesday 01:00am - 05:00am Coast to Coast with George Noory
Wednesday 01:00am - 05:00am Coast to Coast with George Noory
Thursday 01:00am - 05:00am Coast to Coast with George Noory
Friday 01:00am - 05:00am Coast to Coast with George Noory
Saturday 01:00am - 05:00am Coast to Coast Weekends

John B. Wells

John B. Wells, Saturday host of Coast to Coast AM, is a veteran radio host and voice actor with credits ranging from radio stations and TV shows, to movies and advertisements, on all seven continents.

Upon graduating from TCU with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts and an emphasis in theater, he took a part-time job at the legendary KZEW-FM/Dallas-Ft. Worth, where within less than a year, he moved into the afternoon drive slot and posted record ratings. Soon after, Wells left to pursue a full-time career doing voiceovers. During that time, he voiced imaging promos for New York's WCBS Newsradio 88, where he spent nearly 10 years, followed by WNEW-FM; Los Angeles' KLOS-FM and KROQ-FM; Detroit's WWJ-AM; Chicago's WBBM-AM/TV; San Francisco's KRON-TV; Dallas' WFAA-TV, KRLD-AM and KZPS-FM; Houston's KLOL-FM, KHOU-TV and KPRC-AM; Miami's WBGG-FM; and the Armed Forces Radio Network. Wells was heard for nearly a decade on BBC Radio 1 in London, along with HIT 95 in Berlin, Radio ADO in Paris, and many others around the world.

In addition to serving as the announcer for CBS' The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn and the "World's Leading Dance Event" Sensation in Amsterdam, Wells has lent his voice to Oliver Stone's JFK and Talk Radio films and appeared in several other movies. He has also recently voiced promos for Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch and Gold Rush.
After frequently serving as a guest host on Coast to Coast AM, Wells became the Saturday evening host of the most-listened-to overnight radio program in North America in January 2012. Each week, Wells captivates listeners with discussions on news and current events, conspiracy theories and all things curious and unexplained.
Actor, musician, writer, composer, martial artist, aviator and broadcaster, Wells finds the ancient sage advice of "concentrating on just one thing" to be true. His one thing: the Arts.

On-Air Schedule
Sunday 01:00am - 05:00am Coast to Coast Weekends

Gordon Deal

Gordon's understanding of what listeners need to know and the questions they'd like answered are a perfect match for the morning show. Before taking the helm at The Wall Street Journal This Morning in November 2005, Gordon was well-known to New York City radio listeners, having worked at both WINS-AM and WCBS-AM where he honed his writing skills and developed his distinctive on-air reporting style. He also served as a New York City bureau chief for Metro Networks where his reports aired on WOR-AM and WABC-AM. Gordon began his career in radio as a play-by-play sports announcer for Rutgers University, his alma mater. He also finds time to work as the Public Address announcer for New York Giants football and Army football. His hobbies include fishing, whitewater rafting, and coaching soccer. He lives with his wife Kelly and their two children in central New Jersey.

On-Air Schedule
Saturday 05:00am - 06:00am This Morning - America's First News

Dirk Van

Dirk Van is the host of Westwood One’s First Light and The Week In Review. First Light, airing Monday to Friday from 5:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. ET, is the news-talk show providing in-depth coverage of the top stories of the day with on-scene reports, actualities, analysis, as well as interviews with top celebrities and newsmakers. The Week In Review, airing Saturday and Sunday, provides listeners with a full recap of the previous week’s news events in a lively half-hour of memorable quotes and sounds. Van traded a career in physical anthropology for broadcast journalism in 1978 when he became news director of WGCH, Greenwich, CT. He graduated to the "Big Apple" as a reporter for WCBS and then news director of WHN. First Light is now in its 12th year and going strong, having won numerous awards from the International Radio Festival, Ohio State University and other prestigious organizations. Van can also be heard as the morning drive anchor on Fox News Radio. Van joined Westwood One in 1980 and has been serving up his own brand of news and information ever since.

On-Air Schedule
Monday 05:00am - 06:00am First Light
Tuesday 05:00am - 06:00am First Light
Wednesday 05:00am - 06:00am First Light
Thursday 05:00am - 06:00am First Light
Friday 05:00am - 06:00am First Light
Saturday 06:00am - 06:30am First Light

Rob Baykian

Rob, a Detroit native, began his broadcasting career more than 25 years ago. The Michigan State University Journalism graduate began his career at WCER in Charlotte, before stints at WFYC in Alma, WDBI in Tawas City, WRBJ in St. Johns and WILS in Lansing. He was also a minority partner and Director of News Operations for the Michigan News Network from 1981 to 1996. That was followed by a switch to television, as Capitol Bureau Chief for WLNS, Lansing’s CBS affiliate, from 1996 to 1998 before returning to network radio at the Michigan Radio Network. Rob’s also been a columnist for the Greater Lansing Business Monthly since 1995. He lives in East Lansing with his wife, Sheila, and their daughter, Charlotte.

On-Air Schedule
Saturday 06:30am - 07:00am Capital Pressroom

Gil Gross

Gil Gross is an award winning radio journalist who has reported the news to millions of Americans and interviewed pop culture icons and heads-of-state alike.

In addition to hosting Real Estate Today, Gil shares his broad knowledge of local, national, and international issues weekday afternoons with listeners across the Bay Area on San Francisco’s legendary KGO AM 810. As a newsman and humorist he has also combined his talents as Paul Harvey’s chief substitute at ABC and as the main substitute for Charles Osgood at CBS.
A journalist for more than three decades, Gil became the youngest anchorman in ABC News history at age 23. All the while he worked as morning news anchor on WLS Chicago. He went on to win a string of investigative and journalism awards for international reporting covering major events of our time from 9/11 to the War in Iraq.
He has worked at iconic New York radio stations such as WABC, WCBS, WOR, and hosted his own national program for a number of years on CBS Radio.
Gil lives with his wife, actress-singer Rhoda Bodzin, and their son, Spencer Darrow Gross, three cats and an ever-growing collection of over ten thousand LPs and CDs.

On-Air Schedule
Saturday 07:00am - 08:00am Real Estate Today

Glenn Haege

America’s Master Handyman®, Glenn Haege, has been involved in the home improvement industry for over thirty years as a retail store manager, trainer, corporate manager and broadcaster.

He is a native of southeast Michigan and attended Northern Michigan University. In 1966, he began a career in the painting industry with the Sherwin Williams Paint Company. After eight years, Haege joined ACO Hardware, the country’s largest independent hardware store chain, and was promoted to General Merchandise Manager and Director for Consumer Information.

Haege began making appearances on local television and radio stations as ACO’s Answer Man. In 1983, he was asked to host his own weekly program, the “Ask the Handyman Show, on CBS-Owned WXYT-AM – Detroit. Four years later he joined the station on a full-time basis. The “Ask the Handyman Show” quickly became the station’s most popular and profitable show.

In 1995 the success of his local radio show led to newspaper and magazine writing assignments, including a now twice-weekly column in the Detroit News that is also syndicated by Gannett Newspapers.

In 1996, the show became nationally syndicated via the Westwood One Entertainment Network. Haege’s show rapidly became the Network’s most successful launch and was syndicated on over 120 stations nation-wide within the first six months.

In 2002, the local program moved to the nation’s largest radio broadcaster, Clear Channel airing in Detroit on two radio stations, and heard seven days a week with a total of eighteen hours of programming. Handyman Productions LLC then syndicated the national show, now known as the “Handyman Show with Glenn Haege®” and currently reaches a total national audience of about 1.3 million each week. For the past eight years in a row, Glenn has been honored as one of the “One Hundred Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts” by the nationally renown Talkers magazine.

In addition to his radio schedule, Haege has recently completed “America’s Handyman – Glenn Haege” for PBS Television that has aired on more than 170 stations across the country. Scripps Howard Television’s WXYZ-TV in Detroit has produced four thirty minute programs entitled “Around the House with Glenn Haege”.

He has also made appearances on over 200 radio stations, CNBC Cable Network, and the QVC Cable Shopping Channel. He frequently makes personal appearances, speaks to various community and professional groups, and hosts semi-annual, free, Home Improvement Expos in conjunction with his radio show. The National Association of Real Estate Editors awarded Glenn Haege their 2005 First Place / Best Broadcast Report – Radio, Television, or Online.

Haege has written eleven books, including his most recent “Glenn Haege’s 100 Most Important Home Improvement Tips”. His books are available nationwide at major bookstores and on his website at

Haege is also the President and CEO of H & S Associates, Inc. a marketing and show management company, and Master Handyman Press, Inc. a publisher of “how to” books.

On-Air Schedule
Saturday 10:00am - 12:00pm The Handyman Show

Larry Kudlow

Larry Kudlow is CNBC's Senior Contributor. He was previously host of CNBC's primetime "The Kudlow Report". He is also the host of "The Larry Kudlow Show", which broadcasts each Saturday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on WABC Radio and is syndicated nationally by Cumulus Media.
He is also the founder and CEO of Kudlow and Company, LLC, an economic research and consulting firm.
Mr. Kudlow is a familiar face in Washington and on Wall Street -- a renowned free market, supply-side economist armed with knowledge, vision, and integrity acquired over a storied career spanning three decades.
He offers a tremendous wealth of insight and expertise to help investors better navigate tomorrow's evolving economic and political terrain.

On-Air Schedule
Saturday 12:00pm - 03:00pm The Larry Kudlow Show

Clark Howard

The Clark Howard Show Airing on more than 150 stations across the country, Clark answers a variety of consumer questions and brings you the latest consumer news, five days a week.

Best Selling Author, Clark Smart Parents, Clark Smart Kids; Clark's Big Book of Bargains and Get Clark Smart: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rich From America's Money-Saving Expert Clark's second most recent book, 2003's Clark's Big Book of Bargains, has been No. 7 and No. 11 on The New York Times' "Best Seller" list for "Business Books." And his previous book, 2002's Get Clark Smart, ranked No. 6 on the Times' "Best Seller" list for "How-To Books."

TV Reporter, WSB Channel 2 Action News (ABC in Atlanta) Clark tells you what you didn't know about consumer issues during his Consumer Reports segments on Channel 2 (WSB) in Atlanta. He also brings you special primetime shows and in-depth reports throughout the year.

Newspaper Columnist Clark's monthly "Top Ten Tips" article is published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He also distributes two newsletters - "Clark Howard's e-Scapes," a twice-weekly travel update, and "Clark Said," which arrives twice a month. To subscribe, become a member of the Clark Howard site. You'll be able to edit your subscriptions, change your email address, enter contests with one click and more.

Background: Clark is an Atlanta native who has always been very involved in improving his community. He has started several civic programs, such as Atlanta Volunteer Action, Volunteer Action, Inc., The Big Buddy Program and Career Action. In 1993 he opened the "Team Clark Howard" volunteer center, an advice service for consumer questions staffed by more than 140 volunteers. With the help of his listeners, he has built 30 homes in and around Atlanta for Habitat for Humanity. He's also a member of the Georgia State Defense Force. He joined after the terrorist attacks of 2001, to do his part in helping to prepare and assist our military. He attends monthly training workshops around the state as part of his service. In 1981, Clark founded a travel agency that he built into a very successful chain with locations across metro Atlanta. He sold the company in 1987 at 31 years old and retired. He found his way into public life almost by accident. While he was living the life of leisure, he was asked to be a guest on a radio show about travel. Clark's new career just appeared out of nowhere.

Education: Bachelor's in Urban Government, American University, 1976 Master's in Business Management, Central Michigan, 1977

Personal: Clark is married and has two daughters and a son. The family lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

On-Air Schedule
Saturday 09:00pm - 12:00am The Clark Howard Show

Mike Avery

I’ve been blessed by God with a wonderful family and the best job I could ever imagine.
Since growing up in West Michigan, it seems I’ve had a fishing rod, shotgun or bow in my hand since I can remember.

Mike at WNEM TV5 Later, I was able to turn that love for the outdoors into a career in broadcasting. I started out as a news reporter and videographer for a local TV station.
Eventually that experience evolved into the Outdoor Magazine TV show.

It didn’t take long to realize a video camera would be my ticket to some beautiful places and allow me to meet some wonderful people.

One of my first memorable meetings was with archery legend Fred Bear.

I interviewed Fred back in 1985 at his Grousehaven hunting camp.

Talking with Fred Bear was certainly a highlight, but I’ve also been lucky enough to meet many other interesting people over the years. Michiganders will remember Mort Neff.
Mort Neff was the pioneer of outdoor television in the Great Lakes State with his “Michigan Outdoors” show. I was honored to talk with him early on and get some advice on producing a quality program.

The Outdoor Magazine TV show also took me to some beautiful and exotic places over the years from Alaska…. Africa.

Some of my most memorable experiences though have been right back here in the U.S., like shooting my biggest buck yet in Kansas...
...or taking a Michigan turkey with a recurve bow.
While outdoor television was a great way to make a living, the industry changed and it became obvious it was time for me to move on. In my final show I took a look back at some of the highlights from more than a quarter century of outdoor television.
The outdoor television business was a wonderful experience and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Now though, I’m very excited to focus on the Outdoor Magazine radio show and podcast. I’ve been working in radio since 1992 but it was always secondary to the TV show. These days I can concentrate on what has truly become my passion…a radio studio and microphone.
Outdoor Magazine radio started as a one hour show on one local station. Now it’s heard on many AM and FM stations across Michigan and the podcast is available around the world.

The show has evolved but the goal remains the same.. .to promote the history and tradition of the outdoor lifestyle in the great state of Michigan (and occasionally beyond).

None of this would have been possible without support from others. My wife Denise, and my entire family, have been critical in the growth of Outdoor Magazine.

Of course sponsors are also key in producing a show and I’ve had the good fortune of working with many top notch companies over the years.

Perhaps not as obvious, but you are also a big part of the equation. As a listener of the radio show, television viewer or consumer of my online content, you are the reason I do this. Without your support none of this would be possible.

The ultimate thanks though must be given to God. He has guided me down many different paths over the years, and with His continued support, I’ll keep doing this well into the future.

On-Air Schedule
Sunday 05:00am - 08:00am Michigan Outdoor Magazine

Robert Vincent Sims

In The Beginning

As a kid he sold plants on a street corner and people felt sorry for him thinking his parents made him do it. Little did they know that the kid out by the elementary school would turn out to be one of Florida's best landscape designers and radio / television personalities. As he grew older his nursery prospered and people came from all over the world to buy exotic plants that he had collected from Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. As a child Vince gave lectures to all the different plant societies in South Florida. He spoke at internationally famous Fairchild Tropical Gardens on a regular basis and hundreds came to hear "the kid" spout wisdom. He told them how he grew his plants with beer, soap, ammonia, and fish emulsion. He told his audiences, "All I know is that the worse my concoctions smell the better the plants grow!"
The various plant societies had plant sales and fund raisers and Vince was always there to help out. At the age of 15 he was asked to go on Miami's public television station and promote the various events. From his first appearance "the kid" was a hit and became the regular television spokesperson for the various events. His nursery, 'Shady Ridge' became South Florida's nucleus for exotic plants. Collectors all over the world came to visit and buy plants from "the kid" that had the "collection" beyond belief. Rare ferns, bromeliads, palms, and cycads were prime inventory and as the newspapers, TV stations and radio stations became aware of "the kid" they all clamored for stories. His nursery grew, his plants grew and his reputation grew.
Vince continues to this day to mesmerize audiences at home show conventions. His Garden Rebel series booklets are some of the most successful in the entire industry. Because of his inspirational nature he has been asked to write a self-help book to help guide others to successfully fulfill their dreams. It is called "Lifting the Mind Fog", and is availble through Sims Landscaping: 1-352-383-3303.
World Book Encyclopedia garden editor, Jerry Baker says, "The Garden Rebel is an American success story that rivals that of Johnny Appleseed!" He is an original thinker and the plant industry has been greatly affected by his 'Garden Rebel' style growing methods.
The Garden Rebel's radio show is consistently number one in its prime time slot. Steve Holbrook, of 580 WDBO in Orlando says "Across the nation it's unheard of for a garden show to even be in the top 10 let alone consistently number one. The Garden Rebel is not a fluke, he connected with the audience from his very first show. In all of my years in radio I've only known a handful of personalities that had an audience as faithful."
Steve Graham of the Radio America Network says, "The National Garden Rebel Show is the fastest growing garden show in the country. He's 'Rebelizing' America, one yard at a time!"
The Garden Rebel radio show is live every Saturday morning, 7:00 - 9:00 AM on Orlando's 580 WDBO. His National show airs each Sunday morning from 10:00 - 12:00 on Orlando's 580 WDBO and all across the Nation on the Radio America Network. His television appearances on NBC's news channel 2 in Orlando are at 12:20, every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. He also appears on WESH TV 2 news each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at appoximately 12:50 PM.
The Garden Rebel radio shows and the television segments will inspire homeowners to think creatively. His positive energy and passion will inspire you to create a beautiful nest - in fact, you may never want to leave your home again! The Garden Rebel believes that your home should be your own personal paradise. His artistic landscape design can help homeowners achieve that goal.

Introduction To The Plant World

When Robert Vincent Sims was 10 years old his parents took him to the Miami Metropolitan Garden show. He visited all the booths in total awe. While walking out on his own garden path, so to speak, he discovered the Fern Society booth. Ferns of all sizes were tiered on a large ladder. The top of the ladder had a huge blue ribbon specimen of a Staghorn fern. Vince decided that he needed to know the name of the flawless specimen and quietly stepped up on the first rung of the ladder to read the “name” tag. That's when it happened, the entire display with dozens of potted plants came crashing down into an instant compost pile. People came running from everywhere to investigate the noise and the president of the Fern Society helped Vince to pick up all the pieces. Scared to death that he would be in “big” trouble, he didn't even get a scolding from the president. Instead the president said, “would you assist me in the operation of this Staghorn, young man?” Vince said “you bet”, the man cleared a table, took out the largest knife Vince had ever seen and began to divide the big fern. As the damaged suckers or “pups” were removed from the specimen Vince was intrigued and asked plenty of questions. The president invited him to the next Fern Society meeting and gave Vince one of the newly divided Staghorn Ferns. A month later Vince arrived at the Fern Society meeting with his thriving fern mounted on a square cedar plank. He showed it to the group that night and explained how he obtained it and the audience roared with laughter. His introduction to the plant world was well on its way.

Garden Rebel Style Growing

Garden Rebel “Style” growing has become a major part of many growers lives. His lawn tonics include beer, tea, ammonia, soap and liquid iron and continue to amaze listeners as they have the greenest grass on the block. Vince's advice on growing includes tonics and solutions the pilgrims used such as tobacco juice and he has combined his knowledge of the latest horticultural studies and it proves to be his formula for success.
His faithful listeners turn out by the hundreds (often several hundred) to hear the “Rebel” spout his outrageous but awesomely successful advice. He says “Give names and faces to the weeds, someone from the office perhaps, or maybe even your in laws; now grab the weeds firmly and hit them hard against the cement-afterwards you'll be drained of all your hostilities!”
He introduced phase landscaping to his listeners. He explains, “Put the landscape together in phases it's like piecing a puzzle together and it's easier on the pocketbook that way.
Often to prevent problems he recommends regular safe tonics to keep the yard in shape. The listeners follow his advice with delight and his shows are filled with people that believe in his methods and get great results and they let him know it.

“The Rappin Rebel”

When is the last time you heard a gardener do a rap song? Songs and character comedy liners help to distinguish “The Garden Rebel” from any other garden show. His talk style is loose. He converses with the caller as if he was in his living room with his feet up on the couch. His natural spontaneity is the “core” of his phenomenal success. He does what is so hard for all the other gardeners to do, he keeps the listeners attention.

His Advice Works!

Robert Vincent Sims' mission is to help others, and he does it with a sincerity that the audience instantly picks up on. His success is as rare as some of the exotic specimens in his private collection. He believes in solving problems with the safest, most efficient means possible. His callers continually report back to let him know that he saved their spindly, sick and dying shrub, tree or groundcover. His callers are vivacious and eternally optimistic. Many listeners keep "Garden Rebel Journals" that are detailed and categorized to perfection. He is known for telling it like it is, and, if he feels a caller has misused and abused a certain plant, he warns them with a “Garden Rebel citation”. “Keep it up", he says, "and you won't be allowed to work in the garden for not one, but two weeks!”

On-Air Schedule
Sunday 08:00am - 10:00am The Garden Rebel

Ron Ananian

Ron Ananian knows his craft. For over 20 years, motorists have received quality, honest work with a smile at Ron’s repair facility, R/A Automotive. "We fix everything but a broken heart," says Ron. Based in Waldwick, New Jersey, this family-owned professional service business has been named the best in the country by CARQUEST Corporation and the New Jersey Automotive Mechanical Shop of the Year.

It’s all in the family. Growing up, Ron learned some valuable lessons from his father, a mechanic who serviced President Franklin Roosevelt’s DC-3 aircraft during World War II. He got the repair bug helping his father tune up the family car in time for an annual vacation. "He taught me to respect tools and machines. My dad, who worked as the lead mechanic for American Airlines at LaGuardia Airport, would say, ‘There is a place for everything and everything in its place. Think your way through the problem, use your head, be precise, select the right tool for the job and you'll find your way," explains Ron, who got hands-on experience as a teenager taking apart and repairing anything mechanical from lawnmowers, motorcycles, and cars to even a washing machine.

Ron and his capable staff help the motoring public find the best treatment for a car’s little hiccups and the bigger ones, too. Crowned the Technician’s Technician by Motor Magazine and known to millions as Ron Ananian The Car Doctor™ on WOR Radio Network’s nationally syndicated show, Ron gives motorists helpful tips on how to avoid repair fraud and deception. Drawing upon over 30 years of repair experience, he tells listeners about even further changes expected in the evolution of the automobile.

The media has called upon Ron to share his wealth of mechanical knowledge. He has been a featured expert on ABC’s 20/20, FOX Television’s Fox and Friends and Court TV and was a long-time columnist for New Jersey Automotive Magazine. Ron also hosted an auto repair call-in talk show on New York’s WFAS-AM radio and on DIY Network’s nationally syndicated program Classic Car Restoration.

Major companies in the automotive industry like A-1 Cardone Industries, Mitchell Information Systems and SPX Corporation have benefited from his technical expertise and product consultations. Ron is a certified New Jersey Emissions Inspector, Automobile Advanced Engine Performance/L1 Emissions Inspector and an Automotive Service Excellence-Certified Master Automobile Technician. He continues to receive on-going training.

Ron holds a baccalaureate degree in industrial arts from Kean University in New Jersey. He is a former President of the board of trustees of the Automotive Service Association of New Jersey’s Mechanical Division.
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On-Air Schedule
Sunday 10:00am - 12:00pm The Car Doctor

Chuck Todd

Chuck Todd is NBC News' chief political analyst and host of "Meet The Press"

In 2009, Todd co-authored with Sheldon Gawiser the definitive election result analysis book for the 2008 presidential campaign, titled, "How Barack Obama Won," published by Vintage.
Before joining NBC News, Todd was the Editor-in-Chief of National Journal’s “The Hotline,” Washington’s premier daily briefing on American Politics. In his 15 years working at “The Hotline” or one of its affiliates, Todd became one of Washington’s foremost experts on political campaigns of all levels. He served as Editor-in-Chief for six years. He also serves as a contributing editor to “The Atlantic Monthly” where he pens political essays.

Todd frequently contributes op-ed essays for various publications, including "The New York Times" and the "Washington Post." In addition to Todd's extensive media presence, he's served as an adjunct professor, teaching a graduate-level political communications course at the Johns Hopkins University.

In January of 2012, GQ named Todd "The Most Powerful Journalist in Washington," part of the magazine's "50 Most Powerful People in Washington" list. In May of 2012, Todd won the "Jeopardy!" Power Players match.

Todd is a native of Miami and currently resides in Arlington, Va., with his wife, Kristian, and two children.

On-Air Schedule
Sunday 12:00pm - 01:00pm Meet The Press

Kim Komando

Kim's weekly three-hour call-in talk radio show is heard (via her own national radio network called WestStar) on over 450 stations. In addition, she does a Digital Minute radio feature five days a week; has written nine books about life in the digital age; sends out 5 million e-mail newsletters weekly; and authors a widely syndicated newspaper column, which also runs in USA She does all of this, while raising a son and operating a growing media empire, with her husband and associate, Barry Young.
“I am relentless in my pursuits,” says Kim. “It’s a lot of hard work, but when you dig what you do, it makes it a lot more fun.”

A pioneer in marketing and training for home computers, recently won the 2007 Gracie Award, voted by Talker's Magazine "Woman of the Year" and the answer to a question in the game Trivial Pursuit, Kim has evolved into a national digital guru. “It’s not about techies and computer-troubleshooting anymore,” she says. “It’s now about a lifestyle – the lifestyle of a digital age.”

No overnight success

Kim has built a media legacy driven by her passion for "all things digital." Born and raised in New Jersey, her father was a successful businessman. Her mother was part of the team that developed the UNIX operating system.

Business and computer technology were a staple at home. She fondly remembers: “When my father would ask me what I did in school, if I didn’t have anything noteworthy to tell him, he would make me read an article in the Wall Street Journal and then report back to him what I learned.”

It might not have been as much fun as playing with Ken and Barbie, but it made a lasting impression on Kim.

She graduated from high school at 16 and Arizona State University when she was 20. By then, she had set up a successful business, training people to use their computers.

“I’ll never forget one of my first classes. It had about 20 people in it, and in the front row was the president of a bank and next to him was an 8-year-old. I told the class to turn on their computers, and the kid leaned over to the bank president and said, ‘It’s that switch over there…’”

That business made Kim realize just how universal the computer age had become. She began envisioning her empire, which would come in less than 10 years.

After stints at IBM and AT&T in sales, Kim joined Unisys, selling mainframe systems to big clients, including Motorola, Hughes and, in particular, Honeywell. The latter was embroiled in a lawsuit with Unisys when Kim got the account.

“It was assumed I was going to die on the vine,” she remembers. But Kim sold Honeywell a system for $12 million, cash.

Leaves corporate life for good

With a nice commission, Kim decided to focus on a column about computers for the Arizona Business Gazette.

“I called this gal at that paper every day for a year,” she remembers. “I knew there was a need for a regular column on computers. No one was doing this.

"Eventually, I was given a small column to write, and soon after, I tried to syndicate it to other papers.” The newspaper column led to a call-in talk show about computers, which aired late at night on KFYI in Phoenix.

It was small beginnings, but the bug had bitten her. On Jan. 1, 1992, only seven years after graduating from college, she made a big career change: dishing out advice to consumers via print and radio outlets.

When she told her folks, she said, they were convinced she was out of her mind. The column and radio show combined earned her only $60 a week.

“My dad thought I was crazy,” she adds, laughing. “He offered to help carry me through, but I had the money from the big Unisys commission check, so I said I would make it on my own.”

A terrible loss

Then, as Komando embarked on her new path, tragedy struck: Her fiancé died in a plane crash.

“I was just so terribly devastated,” she recalls. “I had lost the one person that I was going to build a life with. He was there and then, suddenly he was gone. Now, I had no job, and I did not have the capacity to work, either. I was really distraught.”

Doctors offered short-term solutions, but none made sense to Komando. “The shrinks offered to put me on any drugs I wanted, such as Zoloft or Prozac, but I resisted. I did not want to mask the grief; I wanted to go through it.

“I knew that once I went through it, I could heal. One of my doctors welcomed this but said that in order to do it successfully, I needed to stay busy."

Kim adopted a rigid discipline.

“I would get up at 6 a.m. and run or bike and exercise. I would come back home and do my columns, and work on a book. I also did a deal to write an infomercial about selling computer training tapes that I had developed.”

The infomercial was successful. Soon, Kim was enjoying her cut on over 150,000 sets of tape cassettes that had been sold, for $80 - $120 each.

“I was getting some pretty healthy checks,” she says, smiling.

A second generation of tapes bundled Prodigy. In the third generation, she included America Online. “When AOL was on board, I also negotiated a role running the online giant’s computer info section on the AOL site.”

While her career picked up, her life took another turn. Her father died very unexpectedly.

"My mother came home from work and found my father under the Christmas tree. He called me the night before he passed away that day. I still miss him so much. I often think when making a decision, What would Daddy say?"

Soon after, Kim began a relationship with the man who would eventually become her business partner, husband and soul mate: Barry Young.

“I actually met Barry while my fiancé, Jerry, was still alive," she said. "He worked as the program director of KFYI.”

It was Barry whom Kim called to confirm her fiancé's crash. “I called Barry in the newsroom because I was trying to find out what had happened with Jerry’s plane. I needed a straight scoop on the plane crash and I knew he could get it for me.

“I didn’t start dating again until 18 months later and Barry kept calling me and one day he told me he was in love with me, and I would say, ‘Yeah, I know, but we are just friends and you are not my type…’

Like Kim, Barry was relentless.

“He kept bugging me until I agreed to three dates. He said: ‘Go out with me three times and if, after the third date you still aren’t into me, we’ll go back to being just friends.’” Kim gave in and had a great time on their dates. Eventually, they were married.

“It’s a very symbiotic relationship,” she says. “We balance each other out.”

“Barry is into the creative elements of our company,” she explains. “He can tell you what content a show will include, what works, what sounds the very best and precisely how to do the magic of radio. His mind works like that. I am just the opposite. I will sit in the same meeting and tell people how we’re going to market it and sell it to the national sponsors.”

Setting sights on national radio

In the mid-1990s, as her show began to grow, she set up WestStar TalkRadio Network with Barry.

Says Kim: “In order to take a radio show national, you start with the big networks like ABC and CBS to see if it is what they want. It was 1994 and the guy at ABC told me a syndicated show with people talking about computers would never work. This was in 1994!”

Programmers at CBS Radio were even less enthusiastic. She laughs: “They told me computers and the Internet were a fad; it would never go. They said computers are like the pet rock.”

Convinced a national audience existed for her show, she and Barry forged onward--station by station, syndicating them with their firm, WestStar. Kim’s audience grew steadily. Today, it has over 450 radio outlets and close to 10 million weekly listeners. The company now also syndicates other national radio shows.

Kim and Barry built their first studio on a shoestring in 1994. Today, they operate from a 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Phoenix, with six studios and 30 employees. The show airs weekends for three hours, receiving 50,000 calls per hour.

Among Kim's pursuits has been a healthy balance of work and motherhood. In 2000, her son, Ian, was born. Until recently, he attended pre-school classes at the office with a state certified teacher.

“Being a mother is the greatest thing I have ever done,” says Kim, reflecting on her years of success. “It is better than anything I have done in business. Ian and I are very, very close. We spend a lot of time together. I had to figure out how to be a stay-at-home mom, and still be at work.”

Meanwhile, Kim and Barry are focusing on their growing business and their growing son.

“I know this stuff; I just do,” says Kim. “I have worked in computers all my life. I got my degree in computer information systems, and when I was in school, I learned to think like a computer. They would say, 'If you do A and B, then C will happen,' and you can figure it out from there. You learn to think in a linear way, and I do that in my real life. So, it just all makes sense to me.”

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Sunday 01:00pm - 04:00pm The Kim Komando Show

Leo Laporte

Leo Laporte has worked as an author, speaker, and broadcaster in New Haven, Monterey, San Jose, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, most recently focusing on technology coverage for radio, television, and the Internet.

Laporte has written software for CP/M, Macintosh, and PC compatible computers including the popular open source programs, QDial and MacArc for the Macintosh. From 1985 to 1988, he operated one of the first Macintosh-only computer bulletin board systems, MacQueue
He was the co-author, with former ABC Technology Correspondent Gina Smith, of ”101 Computer Answers You Need to Know,” a computer book for beginners published in 1995 by Ziff-Davis Press. He has written about computer hardware and software for Byte, MacUser, and InfoWorld magazines, and he has contributed chapters to ”Dvorak’s Guide to PC Telecommunications” and ”Dvorak’s Inside Track to the Mac,” both published by Osborne/McGraw Hill. He has written four bestselling ”Technology Almanacs.” ”Leo Laporte’s 2003 Technology Almanac” was Pearson Publishing’s Book of the Year in 2003.
In 2000-2001, Leo was a Contributing Editor at Access Magazine, a Sunday newspaper magazine supplement with an estimated readership of 13 million in 80 markets nationwide.
In January, 1991 he created and co-hosted Dvorak On Computers, the most listened to high tech talk radio show in the nation, syndicated on over 60 stations and around the world on the Armed Forces Radio Network. Laporte also hosted Laporte on Computers on KSFO and KGO Radio in San Francisco.
On television, Laporte was host of Internet! a weekly half-hour show airing on PBS in 215 cities nationwide. He reported on new media for Today’s First Edition, on PBS, and did daily product reviews and demos on New Media News, broadcast nationally on Jones Computer Network and ME/U, and regionally on San Francisco’s Bay TV.
He was a Managing Editor at Ziff-Davis Television, where he wrote and co-hosted ”The Personal Computing Show,” a half-hour weekly television show for beginning computer users that aired on CNBC. He created and was a daily contributor to The Site, an hour-long technology newsmagazine that aired nightly on MSNBC, CNBC International, and NBC Superchannel in Europe and Asia. Laporte won an Emmy in 1997 for his work on The Site. He also hosted two shows on TechTV (formerly ZDTV), a 24-hour cable channel dedicated to computers and the Internet. Call for Help and The Screen Savers aired live every weekday from 1998 to 2004.
After Call for Help was cancelled in the US, Leo began producing it in Toronto for Rogers Communications. The show aired in Canada on G4TechTV, and Australia on the HOW-TO Channel. Rogers moved production to Vancouver in 2007 and renamed it “The Lab with Leo Laporte.” The show ended its ten-year run in May, 2008.


Currently Leo hosts a national radio technology talk show every Saturday and Sunday from 2-5p Eastern on over 180 stations on the Premiere Radio Networks including XM Channel 166, He also appears regularly on many television and radio programs including Live with Kelly.
Founded in April, 2005, his TWiT Netcast Network produces some of the most popular podcasts in the world including this WEEK in TECH, Security Now!, Windows Weekly, MacBreak Weekly, This Week in Google, and The Giz Wiz with more than 5 million listeners each month.
In May, 2008, Leo launched a live streaming video version of TWiT called TWiT Live with 30 hours of original programming each week. 2.6 million people watched TWiT Live in its first month and the numbers continue to grow. TWiT broadcasts from a 10,000 square foot live-streaming video studio in Petaluma, California.

On-Air Schedule
Sunday 04:00pm - 07:00pm The Tech Guy

Chris Markowski

Far removed from the hustle and bustle of New York City, born and raised in upstate New York, is the unlikely starting point for one of Wall Street's most sincere and unique individuals.

Christopher Markowski has carried the titles of author, investment banker, equity analyst, muckraker, all around trouble-maker, and most importantly consumer advocate. He is the founder of the financial planning firm Markowski Investments, an institution that provides the highest level of financial planning to all people regardless of their net-worth. Christopher is the antithesis of what Wall Street has become; he believes that financial planning is a profession, not a vehicle for selling as many ridiculous financial products as possible. His clear-cut, honest approach is in complete contrast with the fabrication and deception that individual investors are exposed to every day.

Christopher's history on Wall Street reads like a novel with suspense, intrigue, and corruption at the highest levels. Chris started his career by taking a job at an up-and-coming investment firm. Within two years, under his guidance, his initiatives helped increase sales by 1,500% and made the firm #2 on "INC Magazine's" fastest growing privately held companies list. However, while working and spending significant time in the same water as some of Wall Street's most notorious "sharks", Christopher discovered how corrupt Wall Street could be. The fact that so many executives with fancy college degrees and glowing resumes had the capacity, with no remorse, to scam their customers and the public at large, was mind-boggling. The "respected" firm that he helped build was nothing more than an opportunity for insiders to get rich and investors to lose their shirts. Instead of accepting the culture of gluttony and deceit like many others on Wall Street, Christopher went on to blow the cover off the charade, exposing the countless instances of lies, greed and manipulation. Christopher exposed the villains and facilitated in bringing down the very firm that he helped build, sacrificing millions for honesty and integrity.

After that eye opening, life changing experience, Christopher dedicated himself to making sure Americans received the truth regarding what was really happening behind the scenes on Wall Street; not the fabrications and half-truths that the big firms and CNBC were churning out on a daily basis. Christopher's task in "analyzing the analysts" has made him the chief thorn in the side of the Wall Street elite. Never afraid to take on a giant, Christopher has gone head to head with the large brokerage houses, the dot-com scams, Enron, WorldCom and corrupt politicians. He has warned America about the largest scandals and corruption years before they made headlines. Always fighting against the lies, greed and manipulation that scarred him, THE WATCHDOG ON WALL STREET has one concern, one focus only; to serve the individual investor.

Christopher is the editor of the investor advocate newsletter THE MARKOWSKI MONTHLY that is read by thousands worldwide.

Christopher has taken his vision of honesty, and equality to the national airwaves with the groundbreaking radio show, The Watchdog ON WALL STREET: Now in its fourth year of syndication.


That is the battle cry that opens every show. This show brings to the public all the financial and political news that all the other business shows are afraid of.



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