Mark Dantonio - November 1, 2013

Mark Dantonio, MSU Football Coach talks to Paul W. Smith & Steve Courtney about Saturday's game against the University of Michigan and he says the Spartans have had a good week of practice and are ready for U of M.

Tom Sullivan - May 4, 2015

Tom Sullivan, President & CEO of Cleary University & C. Edward Hall, art collector: Tom stops by to welcome Paul W to the Arthur Secunda Museum at Cleary College and talks with Paul W about Cleary University (the only 4 year university located in Livingston County) and th...

Cynthia Ford - May 4, 2015

Cynthia Ford (wife of Edsel Ford) and Kate Durak, Executive Director of the SE Michigan Chaper of JDRF: Cynthia and Kate call in to talk to Paul W about the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and the donation that the Ford Family made to help combat diabetes.  

Pam McConeghy - May 4, 2015

Pam McConeghy, President & CEO of the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce: Pam drops in to talk with Paul W about what’s going on in and around Brighton, including Jazz at the Pond, the Brewery Becker and Taste Of Brighton (July 10 – 11).

Pat Convery - May 4, 2015

Pat Convery, President of the Howell Chamber of Commerce: Pat stops by to chat with Paul W about what’s going on in Howell, including 2 new breweries, a speak-easy style pub…not to mention the Melonfest (Aug. 14-16) and Rock The Block, starting the 1st Wednesday in J...

Rick Snyder - May 4, 2015

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder: Governor Snyder calls in to talk with Paul W about tomorrow’s vote on increasing the sales tax to improve the roads, his thoughts on the DPS protests and whether or not he’ll consider a run for President.  

Donna Zalewski - May 4, 2015

Donna Zalewski, Director of Local Government & Community Affairs at ITC Holdings: Donna stops by to talk with Paul W about ITC sponsorship of the Paul W. Smith Pure Michigan Tour and ITC’s involvement with the Arthur Secunda Museum at Cleary University.

Mary Kramer - May 4, 2015

Mary Kramer, Publisher of Crain’s Detroit Business: Mary talks with Paul W about ‘Hell’ Road and tomorrow’s vote, the state of Detroit Venture Partners and the sale of Hiller’s Markets to Kroger.

Jackie Kallen - May 1, 2015

Jackie Kallen, Detroit’s ‘First Lady of Boxing’: Jackie calls in from Las Vegas about this weekend’s Mayweather-Pacquiao fight that is expected to set pay-per-view and many other records.

Megan Evans - May 1, 2015

Megan Evans, spokeswoman with Corrigan Oil: Megan calls in to talk with Paul W about Corrigan Oil’s sponsorship of the ARCA Racing Series on Friday June 12th and the convenience stores the Corrigan Oil runs at MIS.

Brian Wheeler - May 1, 2015

Brian Wheeler, Senior Public Information Director, Consumers Energy: Brian chats with Paul W about Consumers Energy partnering with MIS to plant 50,000 trees in Michigan and to help us all save energy and improve our environment.

John Walsh - May 1, 2015

John Walsh, Governor Snyder’s Strategy Director for his Detroit Public Schools Education Reform Plan: John talks with Paul W about the Governor’s plan for DPS, what it really means and how it will affect the Detroit Public School System.

Mike O’Hara - May 1, 2015

Mike O’Hara, contributing columnist for Mike talks with Paul W and Steve Courtney about Thursday’s NFL draft.

David Girodat - May 1, 2015

David Girodat, President & CEO of 5th-3rd Bank: David calls in to talk about 5th-3rd Day, or what they’re calling ‘5-3 in the D’, where the bank will partner with Gleaners for Motor City Praise Fest in Hart Plaza to get people to come downtown on May 3rd to ...

Cathy Clegg - May 1, 2015

Cathy Clegg, General Motors North America Vice-President of Manufacturing: Cathy talks with Paul W about GM’s 5.4 billion dollar investment in 3 Michigan plants, including plants in Lansing/Delta township and Warren.  

Roger Curtis - May 1, 2015

Roger Curtis, President of Michigan International Speedway: Roger stops by to talk with Paul W about what he considers to be Michigan’s ‘Other Team’, even if there are only a couple of ‘home games’, about the Michigan Wine and Beer Festival and what ...

Steve Conn - May 1, 2015

Steve Conn, Detroit Federation of Teachers President: Steve checks in with Paul W about yesterday’s teacher ‘walk out’ and the plan that Governor Snyder proposed yesterday that will divide the Detroit Public School system into two different school districts.

Rebecca Caulkins - May 1, 2015

Rebecca Caulkins, Director of Communications, Experience Jackson: Rebecca calls in to chat with Paul W about the Michigan Wine and Beer Festival coming to Michigan International Speedway on May 9, and about the ‘Jackson Prison Experience’ that might be fun…if y...

Patty Kennedy Cousino - April 30, 2015

Patty Kennedy Cousino's son Owen was in Nepal when the earthquake hit and she tells Paul W. Smith she was very concerned about his safety until she got the phone call that he was safe.

Matt Moroun - April 30. 2015

Matt Moroun, son of "Matty" Moroun talks to Paul W. Smith about a major redevelopment project involving Riverside Park.

Brenda Lawrence - April 30, 2015

Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence talks to Paul W. Smith about a controversial shooting in Detroit involving a federal agent.

Rick Vespa - April 30, 2015

Rick Vespa, Co-Owner of English Gardens talks to Paul W. Smith about "Baskets for a Cure" and he says purchasing a basket is a nice way to remember Mom and benefit the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

John Graham - April 30, 2015

John Graham, President & CEO of the American Society of Association Executives talks to Paul W. Smith about the "Super Bowl" of conventions coming to Detroit on August 8th.

Frank McGeorge - April 30, 2015

Dr. Frank McGeorge, Henry Ford Medical Group Physician talks to Paul W. Smith about a new study that indicates high-fructose corn syrup causes cholesterol and triglyceride levels to rise and that can increase the risk of heart disease.

Scott Dixon - April 30, 2015

Scott Dixon, Three time Verizon Indy Car Series Champion is in town to promote the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and he stops by the WJR Studios to talk with Paul W. Smith & Steve Courtney.

Peter LeWitt - April 29, 2015

Dr. Peter LeWitt, Director of Movement Disorders at Henry Ford Health System talks to Paul W. Smith about Kirk Gibson's Parkinson's disease diagnosis. 

Bob Costantini - April 29, 2015

Correspondent Bob Costantini talks to Paul W. Smith live from Baltimore, Maryland, his hometown, and he says things were quieter last night as officials enforced a 10pm curfew.

Bill Schuette - April 29, 2015

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette talks to Paul W. Smith about human trafficking in Michigan and he says it's a problem that is occuring throughout the state.

Rick Jones - April 29, 2015

Michigan Senator Rick Jones explains to Paul W. Smith why he is involved in an effort to ban powdered alcohol.

Adam Schneider - April 29, 2015

Adam Schneider, DTE Energy Senior Vice-President for Events and Booking announces the new summer concert season on the Paul W. Smith show and he says Kid Rock will be doing several shows at the venue. For more information go to

Joe Esposito - April 29, 2015

Joe Esposito, Xenith CEO tells Paul W. Smith the helmet manufacturing company is opening a new product assembly facility in the motor city.