¡Ask a Mexican! on Radio Now to Occur Monthly, Exclusively on The Tom Leykis Show

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Last month, I appeared on The Tom Leykis Show for the first time in years, partly because he left terrestrial radio in 2009, and also because I didn't have time all last year to make the trek up to his bunker in Burbank to do his latest incarnation. But going on was a blast--unencumbered by FCC regulations, I was able to do my ¡Ask a Mexican! spiel the way I do it in my columna, with all the pinche pendejos one could ever hope to hear and the tequila one could ever hope to drink.

It was such a blast, that Leykis asked if I wanted to appear once a month on his show, and I one-upped him: I would, from now on, only do ¡Ask a Mexican! on his program in Southern California. He agreed, and I'll be taking live questions on Mexicans the last Wednesday of every month starting THIS Wednesday.

In a way, it's like coming back home. I first started doing ¡Ask a Mexican! in 2005 on the late, great Al Rantel Show, which I had to stop once host Al Rantel announced his retirement in 2009. Al and Tom are longtime pals dating back to their days as rival Miami DJs who'd prank each other back in the 1980s (and Leykis, in fact, helped Rantel get a job here in Southern California back in Tom's KFI days). The ¡Ask a Mexican! bit had its staying power--other homes for it were Joe Escalante's much-missed morning show on the much-missed terrestrial Indie 103.1, KPFK, the occasional Spanish-language radio, and one infamous night on KFI in 2007--but it's Leykis who has been the biggest fan on the air, and one of my best radio friends off the air.

I want to take this time to thank the other longtime home of Radio ¡Ask a Mexican!, the Kevin and Bean Show on KROQ-FM 106.7. I did their show monthly for a couple of years, until they once told me that management wanted them to play more music and have fewer guests--maybe that was a nice way of saying they were executing the broadcast version of a deportation? Maybe, but they've always been very gracious in acknowledging on the air that they're ripping me off whenever they do one of their "Ask a..." segments, so I will miss them (class guys off the air, btw--their whole crew, actually). But it's the Professor who's down, so it's Leykis' audience who'll get the DESMADRE. Tune in tomorrow at 4pm PST here, and Tom--blow me up LATINO STYLE!

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Daniel Johnson
Daniel Johnson

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Barry Inciong
Barry Inciong

Shout out to Aliso Viejo! or was that a dis :(

Carlos Gonzalez
Carlos Gonzalez

If you honestly take anything Leykis says seriously...you really are in for a rude awekening lol. Hes good for the entertainment but hes full of shit half the time. lol

Ricky K. Brown
Ricky K. Brown

Congratulation on getting Married! GOOD FOR YOU!! Leykis 101 is Great for young guys Pre-Career. But after that, nothing like a 1 on 1 connection with a person that REALLY Got your Back. AND Tom Leykis would get married again too! He just haven't met me Yet. LOL!!!

Eddie Starr
Eddie Starr

How does a Mexican feel about Operation Fast & Furious, where drug cartels had guns provided to them by the US government?

Ricky K. Brown
Ricky K. Brown

PLEASE!! Dino just told me that you Are not taking calls until 4pm pst but I am working and can not call back in at that time. PLEASE!! Talk about news story that Mexicans are attacking Black Families in Compton. Mexicans had openly stated that they are officially taking over Compton and all BLACKS must move out. In Addition to beating up anyone that is Black. On the news that 17 Mexicans surrounded a home with Black children no adults Home and broke out windows, etc. telling them to GET OUT. PLEASE explain what the hell is going on?? Is this the Mexican Mobb reaching across the US boarder?? Please address this issue. Thank you so much. Understanding needed

thegerman6
thegerman6

Well you must really love Tom Leykis, Dan, beings as you wrote novels to him, and I'm so sure you've been a saint your whole life. Get your fatass off the chair and do something with yourself troll.

JoeHill
JoeHill

Yeah,

I blogged with Dan for a while last year before I couldn't handle his dishonesty anymore, the guy was always angling for someone to sue.

That and his crazy obbsession with a competitive blogger creeped me out. I have never in all my years seen an obsession so fevorous.

What a creep

Joe Hill

DanChmielewski
DanChmielewski

He's a friend?! The guy is a scumbag and a batterer. I remember his misdeeds in Boston on WRKO.

From The Smoking Gun: Tom Leykis, 47, was busted in December 1993 after his then-wife Susan told cops that he struck her in the head with a drinking glass during an argument in their home. Leykis then allegedly "pushed the victim's head into a brick fireplace" and "threatened to kill her," according to the below Boston Police incident report, which notes that officers observed a large bump on Susan Leykis's head as well as scratch marks on one forearm. After a complaint application was filed in Boston Municipal Court, Leykis was formally charged with felony assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime, a misdemeanor. In March 1994, Leykis, who then worked for a Boston radio station, was placed on pre-trial probation and ordered to attend a batterer's program. After Leykis successfully completed a year's probation and the domestic violence class, the criminal charges were dismissed in March 1995.

tom555
tom555

@DanChmielewski Glad to know you've been a fan for almost 20 years! Thank you so much for all your support. I've made millions over the last two decades thanks to the support of loyal fans like yourself. Keep it up!

-paulc-
-paulc-

@DanChmielewski So you dont like Tom...So what?  You may think he's a scambag, that's a matter opinion

DanChmielewski
DanChmielewski

@tom555 @DanChmielewski I haven't listened to you in 20 years.  I'm not a fan.  I wouldn't patronize your advertisers if I knew who they were.  I did lose count of how many ex-wives you have but you're likely ahead of Rush Limabugh in the failed marriage department.  And I'm not alone with those who find you appalling.  Hope you got your drinking and battering problems under control.

timo3004
timo3004

@tom555 @DanChmielewski  You sound like a bitter female ...You must have tiny balls !!!! By the way that bitch probably deserved it !!!!

timo3004
timo3004

@tom555 You tell him Dad ...He sounds like a BIG pussy !!!!

tom555
tom555

 You clearly love me!

DanChmielewski
DanChmielewski

@tom555 Tom -- They weren't allegations.  You were charged with a felony and completed a program for batterers to have the charges dropped. 

As far as "buying and selling me several times over" don't be so sure.  I'm not from Boston, but I did live there for nine years.  I don't care about you at all, but so glad to know you have a A-list of current advertisers...what does Juanita's Housecleaning charge again?  The good news is I don't have to boycott your advertisers because I don't use their products or need their services. Win!

Nothing I do can stop you? Stop you from doing what?  I could care less what you do.

But please let me know if you'd like the referral to my gastric bypass surgeon so you can lose the 150 or so pounds you put on since you beat up your ex-wife in a fireplace 20 years ago after the station's Christmas Party.  Nothing says Peace on Earth like beating your wife.  Do you still send yoru probation officer a Xmas card?  The only bad news is with that surgery means you can't drink as much as you're used to, but think of all the  $$$ you'll save. 

tom555
tom555

@DanChmielewski You can repeat allegations of 20 years ago all you like. Nothing you do can stop me. Never has; never will. You are just another bitter, self-hating Boston dick. And me? My life is fantastic, not to mention the fact that I could buy and sell you several times over. But why would I want to piss away money like that? Glad to know you still care so much!

DanChmielewski
DanChmielewski

@GustavoArellano @DanChmielewski   Please look up the definition of "non-sequitur."  And then cut and paste my comment and this reply as an example.  And I would argue Leykis has pissed away millions.

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