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Your morning on the Great Voice of The Great Lakes kicks off with Paul W. Smith from 5:30 to 9:00 a.m. Whether he is interviewing the head of a major local company, the governor, a celebrity, or listeners, Paul W. has a warm and conversational style that keeps listeners tuned. Dubbed by the Wall Street Journal as “the king of talk radio in Detroit,” Paul W. is the only broadcaster who has been asked to fill in for three of the biggest names in the business; Paul Harvey, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity. Paul W. Smith has been named “Best” morning show broadcast personality by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Paul was proud to be named a “Michiganian of the Year” by the Detroit News, and most recently he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.

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    Steve Courtney ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 7:49


    January 6, 2023 ~ Steve Courtney, WJR Sports Analyst talks to Paul about the NFL decision to completely cancel the Buffalo Bills-Cincinnati Bengals game and what it means for the Lions' playoff chances. Photo credit to © Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK.

    Greg Russell ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 7:10


    January 6, 2023 ~ Greg Russell of "Movie Show Plus" talks to Paul & Dayna about two new movies out this week called: "The Pale Blue Eye" and "Megan."

    Tom Izzo ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 10:03


    January 6, 2023 ~ Tom Izzo, MSU Basketball Coach talks to Paul and Steve about Saturday's big game against the Wolverines.

    Jocelyn Benson ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 6:14


    January 6, 2023 ~ Paul W. Smith congratulates Jocelyn Benson, Michigan's Secretary of State as she prepares to receive the Presidential Citizens Medal for her work making Michigan's elections secure and safe.

    Jeff Sloan ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 2:17


    January 6, 2023 ~ WJR's Jeff Sloan talks to Paul about hot new technology called CHATGPT.

    Matt Garchow ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 10:05


    January 6, 2023 ~ Matt Garchow, Bill Brown Ford Sales Manager tells Paul the dealership is thrilled to be named the World's #1 Volume Ford Dealer for the second year in a row.

    Marie Osborne ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 8:28


    January 6, 2023 ~ Michigan Supreme Court officials have announced the resignation of a clerk who was hired by the court's new Justice, Kyra Harris Bolden. The clerk caused controversy because he had spent 14 years in prison for shooting at a police officer. Marie Osborne, WJR Senior News Analyst spoke with the Justice who vehemently opposed the hiring.

    Chad Livengood ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 9:48


    January 6, 2023 ~ Senator Debbie Stabenow has announced that she will not run again and Chad Livengood, Detroit News Reporter talks to Paul about the candidates who will likely be vying to be Michigan's next U.S. Senator.

    Lloyd Jackson ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 6:22


    January 6, 2023 ~ WJR Senior News Analyst Lloyd Jackson talks with Paul W. about potential concessions in Kevin McCarthy‘s Speakership bid that could change the rules of the House and open options for the far-right leaning Freedom Caucus. Photo: Jack Gruber / USA TODAY

    Steve Courtney ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 6:29


    January 5, 2023 ~ Steve Courtney, WJR Sports Analyst talks to Paul about the rumors surrounding U of M Coach Jim Harbaugh and whether he would leave the university for an NFL job. Photo credit to © Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK.

    Steven Sund ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 12:26


    January 5, 2023 ~ On the eve of the second anniversary of the January 6th riot, Steven Sund, Former Chief of the U.S. Capitol Police talks to Paul about his new book about the event called: "Courage Under Fire: Under Siege and Outnumbered 58 to 1 on January 6th." Photo credit to © Pool Photo.

    Mike Bouchard ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 8:48


    January 5, 2023 ~ Mike Bouchard, Oakland County Sheriff talks to Paul about the department's search for a hit and run driver who killed an MSU Senior on New Year's Day in Oakland Twp.

    Marie Osborne ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 7:11


    January 5, 2023 ~ Marie Osborne, WJR Senior News Analyst tells Paul General Motors has reclaimed a coveted honor and Stellantis is unveiling an aircraft destined to be part of an urban taxi network.

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    Jeff Sloan ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 2:16


    January 5, 2023 ~ WJR's Jeff Sloan tells Paul that consumer use of digital continues to grow.

    Jonathan Savage ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 8:37


    January 5, 2023 ~ Jonathan Savage, Fox News Correspondent & WJR Contributor talks to Paul live from Rome about the funeral of Pope Benedict XVI. Photo credit to © NorthJersey.com-USA TODAY NETWORK.

    Debbie Dingell ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 6:16


    January 5, 2023 ~ Congresswoman Debbie Dingell talks to Paul about the upheaval in the U.S. House as the GOP continues to struggle over who should be the next Speaker.

    Tim Walberg ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 10:19


    January 5, 2023 ~ Congressman Tim Walberg, Republican talks to Paul about the controversy surrounding the Speaker of the House vote in Washington DC.

    Nolan Finley ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 8:22


    January 4, 2023 ~ Nolan Finley, Detroit News Editorial Page Editor talks to Paul about his civility project with Stephen Henderson and he also has some thoughts on the Republicans battle over the new Speaker of the House.

    Cynthia Bir ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 9:08


    January 4, 2023 ~ Dr. Cynthia Bir, Professor and Chairman, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University talks to Paul about her work with athletes who suffer from commotio cordis, Damar Hamlin's likely injury during the Bills-Bengals game. Photo credit to © Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK.

    Steve Courtney ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 9:35


    January 4, 2023 ~ Steve Courtney, WJR Sports Analyst updates Paul & Sean on the condition of Damar Hamlin and he says the Hamlin family remains optimistic about his recovery.

    Tonya J. Powers ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 8:21


    January 4, 2023 ~ Tonya J. Powers, Fox News Correspondent & WJR Contributor tells Paul that U.S. News and World Report has agreed to change the way it ranks law schools after a boycott from some of the schools.

    Lloyd Jackson ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 10:06


    January 4, 2023 ~ Lloyd Jackson, WJR Senior News Analyst talks to Paul about the new Michigan laws that are going into effect for 2023.

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    Jeff Sloan ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 2:07


    January 4, 2023 ~ WJR's Jeff Sloan tells Paul that advertisers are targeting baby boomers because research shows they are the big spenders.

    Tony Michaels ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 6:36


    January 4, 2023 ~ Tony Michaels, President & CEO of The Parade Company talks to Paul about the life of Gretchen Valade, a Detroit area businesswoman and philanthropist who played a major role in funding and saving the Jazz Festival.

    Marie Osborne ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 7:07


    January 4, 2023 ~ The United States House adjourned business on Tuesday evening without a new Speaker. Kevin McCarthy failed in a third straight vote for the gavel, the first time that's happened in a century. Marie Osborne, WJR Senior News Analyst talks to Paul about what will happen next. Photo credit to © Jack Gruber / USA TODAY NETWORK.

    Tricia Keith ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 7:31


    January 4, 2023 ~ Tricia Keith, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Executive Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer & President of Emerging Markets talks to Paul about the insurer's acquisition of AmeriTrustGroup and what it means for the State of Michigan.

    Tom Izzo ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 9:07


    January 3, 2023 ~ Tom Izzo, MSU Basketball Coach talks to Paul, Steve & Sean about the tonight's game against Nebraska. WJR Broadcast time is 6pm.

    Joel Kahn ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 8:42


    January 3, 2023 ~ Dr. Joel Kahn, Detroit area Cardiologist talks to Paul about Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest during the Buffalo Bills-Cincinnati Bengals game Monday night. Photo credit to © Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK.

    Jeff Sloan ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 1:26


    January 3, 2023 ~ WJR's Jeff Sloan tells Paul that loans for small businesses are declining.

    Steve Courtney ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 7:11


    January 3, 2022 ~ Steve Courtney, WJR Sports Analyst talks to Paul & Sean about the tragic incident involving Buffalo Bills Safety Damar Hamlin. Photo credit to © Kareem Elgazzar / USA TODAY NETWORK

    Marie Osborne ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 11:30


    January 3, 2023 ~ This could turn out to be the best selling drug ever according to some experts and it likely will not surprise you to learn this drug will help control weight. Marie Osborne, WJR Senior News Analyst tells Paul the question now is, who will be able to afford it?

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    Allen Vigneron ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 7:18


    January 3, 2023 ~ Archbishop Allen Vigneron talks about the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and he says the Pontiff was a great leader. Photo credit to © Mark Vergari/The Journal News / LoHud.com

    Linda Solomon ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 9:53


    January 3, 2023 ~ Linda Solomon, Photojournalist & Author talks to Paul about Barbara Walters and her wonderful career. Photo credit to © Antranik Tavitian via Imagn Content Services, LLC

    Lloyd Jackson ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 9:31


    January 3, 2023 ~ Lloyd Jackson, WJR Senior News Analyst tells Paul Ukraine's military is taking credit for strikes that killed dozens of Russian Troops in the first minutes of the new year.

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    Steve Courtney ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 9:13


    January 2, 2023 ~ Steve Courtney, WJR Sports Analyst talks to Sean Baligian and Jeff Sloan about the Lions big win over the Bears and the Wolverines big loss against TCU.

    Dave Lorenz ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 7:56


    January 2, 2023 ~ Dave Lorenz, Travel Michigan Vice-President kicks off 2023 with Sean Baligian & Jeff Sloan and he says more travel is one of his New Year's resolutions.

    Donna Rockwell ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 8:38


    January 2, 2023 ~ Donna Rockwell, Clinical Psychologist & Associate Professor at the Michigan School of Professional Psychology talks to Sean Baligian & Jeff Sloan and she has great advice on how to start the new year off on a positive note.

    Mike Lee ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 9:40


    January 2, 2023 ~ Mike Lee, Crain's Detroit Business Managing Editor kicks off the first Monday of 2023 with Sean Baligian & Jeff Sloan and he talks about the casino business in Detroit.

    Fred Hunter ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 8:13


    December 23, 2022 ~ Fred Hunter, CEO of the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) talks to Sean about the organization's work in the community and he says donations are welcome to help fund their many programs.

    Nick Field ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 6:36


    December 23, 2022 ~ Motor City Rockers General Manager Nick Field talks on “The Paul W. Smith Show” about the inaugural season of this new pro minor league hockey organization, plus offers a preview of their family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration.

    Valerie Sokolosky ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 7:01


    December 23, 2022 ~ Image and Etiquette Specialist Valerie Sokolosky talks on the taboo topic of regifting. Is it tacky and inconsiderate or perfectly acceptable?

    Nolan Finley ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 6:59


    December 23, 2022 ~ Detroit News Editorial Page Editor Nolan Finley talks about why the Michigan Republican Party's big money contributors sat on their wallets this past cycle, and what the GOP must do in order to get those funds flowing again.

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