Léo Gordon Laporte was born on November 29, 1956 in Manhattan, New York City, is an American technology broadcaster, author, and entrepreneur. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, he now dwells in Petaluma, California w/ his wife Jennifer & two children, Abby and Henry. Laporte learned Chinese History at Yale University before dropping out in his junior year to pursue his career in radio broadcasting, where his early radio names were Dave Allen & Dan Hayes. He begun his association w/ computers with his first home PC, an Atari 400. He operated one of the first Macintosh-only bulletin board systems, MacQueue, from 1985 to 1988. Leo is also an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church. Laporte was the host of the daily tv show The Lab w/ Leo Laporte, recorded in Vancouver, Canada. The program had formerly been known as Call for Help when it was recorded in the U.S. & Toronto.
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The series aired on G4techTV Canada, on the “HOW TO” Channel in Australia, on several of Canada’s Citytv affiliates, & on Google Video some weeks after initial broadcast. On March 6, 2008, Laporte confirmed on net@nite #46 that The Lab w/ Leo Laporte had been deleted by Rogers Communications. The “HOW TO” Channel refused to air the remaining episodes after it was announced the show had been deleted.
He also hosts a weekend technology-oriented talk radio program show titled Leo Laporte: The Tech Guy. The show, once an exclusive to KFI AM 640 (Los Angeles), is now syndicated on nearly 100 North American radio stations through Premiere Radio Networks, & on XM Satellite Radio. Laporte appears semi-regularly on Showbiz Tonight, Live w/ Regis & Kelly, World News Now, and briefly with Bill Handel on Friday mornings on KFI. He has also been a guest technology expert on numerous talk radio programs in local markets across the U.S. and Canada.
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