As Tom Leykis winds down the end of his first year as a Burbank-based Internet radio show host, he’s decided to start his own Christmas tradition. And as with most on-air things the blower-upper inserts himself into, it’s going to be unconventional and abetted by the fact that he’s no longer constrained by the limits of advertiser-supported terrestrial radio.
During the first hour of his Monday, December 24 broadcast stream, he and his cohorts will smoke a couple of joints. From there, it’s anybody’s guess how the rest of the program, which is set to include some Jean Shepherd storytelling, will go. What’s more, Leykis officially announced today that he has decided to stick with the Internet show for at least another year:
“Since Triton Digital’s Webcast Metrics started collecting data on September 10, we have surpassed two million tune-ins and this past week, we had the best week ever for The Tom Leykis Show with over on 176,000 connections,” he said.
Leykis is also boasting that his umbrella company The New Normal Music LLC is on a 2100% year-to-year profit upswing. Today’s in-studio guest by the way was OC Weekly editor Gustavo Arellano, who fielded “Ask a Mexican” column-type questions from callers.
Previously on FishbowlLA:
Tom Leykis’ Latest Online Gambit: 50,000 Songs in a Row
So Far, Tom Leykis is Blowing Up the Internet