Longtime radio host (off-air since 2009 when KLSX flipped to CHR) and now-podcaster on his New Normal Network, Tom Leykis said 4/7 he was pledging $50,000 toward the reward for details on suspects who recently attacked a San Francisco Giants fan in a Dodger Stadium parking lot.
Leykis’ pledge increases the reward fund to at least $150,000, including $50,000 offered by the LA City Council and $25,000 by the Dodgers. Bryan Stow, the fan whose skull was fractured in the beating, remains in critical condition.
In a telephone interview, Leykis told The LA Times the incident “heartbreaking” and said he was “shocked” that the Dodgers offered $25,000, given that court papers filed in the divorce of Frank and Jamie McCourt showed the couple took $108 million in personal distributions from Dodgers revenues from 2004 to 2009.
“I want to offer double what the Dodgers are offering,” Leykis said.
Leykis has not attended a game at Dodger Stadium since the 2009 National League championship series, when he said he was “harassed by two drunks for eight innings, yelling obscenities about me and my show.” He said security officials responded when he called them but “did absolutely nothing.”
Leykis’ podcast network The New Normal Network mentions that the show will return to the airwaves on April 2, 2012 – one day after his current CBS contract ends – as a podcast. He was syndicated by Westwood One.