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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 04: Samsung Electronics Inc. Vice Chairman and CEO Jong-Hee Han is silhouetted as he walks off the stage after delivering a keynote address at CES 2022 at The Venetian Las Vegas on January 4, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, is being held in person from January 5-7, with some companies deciding to participate virtually only or canceling their attendance due to concerns over the major surge in COVID-19 cases. [Ethan Miller] via Getty Images

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) opens today in Vegas although in a slimmed down version.

Because of the resurgence in Covid due to the Omicron variant, almost 200 companies backed out of the show. About 140 other companies signed up to replace the companies that backed out like Google, Microsoft, Intel, Twitter, and General Motors.

Also, the show was scheduled to run from today (Wednesday) through Jan. 8 but will now close a day earlier on Jan. 7at 8pm.

The Consumer Technology Association, which oversees the show, says that every precaution is being taken to assure the safety of exhibitors and attendees alike.

The show is not open to the general public. All us locals have to worry about is increased traffic on the Strip around convention sites and on Paradise Rd.

Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.