#278 Tom Leykis

New intro, new name, new all sorts of things. And this time you can actually understand Tom Leykis.

Tom Leykis is a talk radio personality best known for hosting The Tom Leykis Show from 1994 to 2009 (nationally syndicated), and April 2012 to the present (internet streamcast/podcast). During his show’s hiatus, he created The New Normal Network in 2010, a network consisting of both podcast shows and online streams, in order to take the media into his own hands, and free himself of the middlemen present in today’s radio business. After setting up his new network, Leykis announced on the network’s website that his show would return on April 2, 2012, one day after the conclusion of his contract with CBS. On the first day of the show’s return, there were some streaming issues that were rectified within the first 30 minutes, due to a far greater influx of listeners than he was expecting. After receiving data from his analytic sources, Leykis announced on the air that in the first week of the show, over 401,000 different IP addresses tuned into the show.

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