Kim Komando Show

Every weekend Kim Komando helps listeners across the country and around the world understand and expand their digital lifestyles. For the latest news from the digital world and answers to your burning tech questions about smartphones, tablets, e-readers, computers, cameras, the Internet, security or anything else digital, tune in to the Kim Komando show.

About Kim

Kim Komando – “America’s Digital Goddess” – is one of American’s most successful radio hosts and Web entrepreneurs – and a trusted guide to millions through the thickets of today’s digital lifestyle.

“The Kim Komando Show,” a three-hour call-in weekly radio show on technology, and Komando’s daily “Digital Minute” news reports, are heard on hundreds of radio stations across the country and hundreds more around the world. Her busy website, daily newsletters, numerous books, and weekly USA Today column reach millions of others.

“The Show” live production, is broadcast from Phoenix, Ariz., each Saturday morning. It is currently carried on over 450 stations with an estimated reach of 6.5 million listeners.

“It’s not about techies and computer-troubleshooting anymore,” she says. “It’s now about a lifestyle – the lifestyle of a digital age.”

Komando has worked in the computer industry since the age of 16, ultimately selling Unisys mainframes to corporate clients. In 1992, she followed a hunch that regular consumers were going to need help coping with a looming digital world. She left her corporate job to write and broadcast on digital issues. She began her radio career with a late-night call-in show about computers on Phoenix’s 550 KFYI-AM.

More than 20 years later, the Kim Komando Show is the largest weekend radio show in the country. On a busy Saturday morning, the show can receive 50,000 calls an hour. Her audience also follows her writing on, about everything from how to buy a smartphone, tablet or TV to news updates on the latest data theft or NSA spying revelation.


Komando is a star in the talk-radio community as well. She received the Gracie Award for Outstanding Program Host in 2007. In 2009, she was named Talker Magazine’s “Woman of the Year.” She was an invited speaker at Fortune Magazines’ 2009 Most Powerful Woman Summit – and was even the answer to a question in Trivial Pursuit.

Komando and her husband, Phoenix radio personality Barry Young, built their first studio on a shoestring in 1994. Today they operate their own WestStar radio network from a bursting-at-the-seams 6,000-square-foot facility in Phoenix, with plans underway for a new headquarters quadruple the size.

“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.”

Komando and Young live in Phoenix with their teenage son.

Kim Komando
Kim KomandoJanuary 16th, 2017 at 6:44am

Texting while walking can be dangerous enough when you're not paying attention to your surroundings. You can accidentally fall off a curb, walk into a fountain, or in this man's case, almost bump into a bear. This is definitely one of those wrong place, wrong...

Dale Read Or dropping your phone in an outhouse when there's hungry alligators down there.
Kim Komando
Kim KomandoJanuary 16th, 2017 at 6:44am

Amazon Alexa is always listening, even when it's not you that's speaking. This caused some trouble in San Diego when something mentioned on a news report led to numerous orders that the homeowners never authorized. If you don't want this to happen to you, I'll...

Kim Komando
Kim KomandoJanuary 16th, 2017 at 6:44am

To get to the other side of an enclosure, two donkeys take turns hopping over a fence. Upon inspection, the third donkey realizes there's an easier way. Can you guess how he gets around this obstacle?

Peter Nation The fourth donkey is the smartest of all. No hopping, no pole work, just strolling across.
Terry Weatherford They used technology?
Kelly Gillman Kevin Gillman
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Kim KomandoJanuary 16th, 2017 at 6:44am

With over 1 billion active monthly users, Gmail is king when it comes to private email services. But that doesn't mean everyone wants to keep their account. Or maybe you've set up a new account and need to remove the one. Whatever your reason, if...

Howard Curly I think they're the king, because you can't have an adroid phone without a gmail account. Hence I too have a gmail account. Never use it because its full of spam and junk.
Steve Unverzagt What's an alternative for a blind user. Wife was using hot mail but they basically done away with it. She tried Gmail and her voice software won't work right on it. She does very little email, but emails some of her friends.
Kelly DV Heslep How do I get rid of something posted on an old FB account? I do not remember the password, or old email account. I cannot access it. I would truly love to get rid of it. If I need to, I will be happy to email you directly for this assistance. I have asked FB to take it down for over a year, but to no avail. Thank Kim Komando!!!
Robert Cornue Mine is now full of spam, in spite of putting the sites in the "block domaine" list. I maxed the block domaine list out at 200 & still, I get 20 to 40 a day. Some of it new but other spam from older blocked sites... it's frusterating!!!
Sondra Bishop Just in case you ever need this info.
Jason Donaldson Because they dont get hacked? Because theyre the best? No one closes gmail.
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Kim KomandoJanuary 16th, 2017 at 6:44am

Typically, the word “hack” constitutes something negative, especially when it comes to technology. But in this case, these 10 “life hacks” can help save your life. Would you know what to do if your car were immersed in water or if you had to put...

Jill Longstaff So when you lose your phone, you also lose the money inside...