Your morning on the Great Voice of The Great Lakes at WJR kicks off with Emmy award winning Paul W. Smith, Monday through Friday, from 5:30-9 a.m. Whether he is interviewing the head of a major local company, the governor, a celebrity, or other listeners, Smith has a warm and conversational style that keeps listeners tuned in. Dubbed by the Wall Street Journal as “the king of talk radio in Detroit,” Smith has interviewed every American president since Gerald R. Ford. Smith 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. Smith has been named “Best” morning show broadcast personality by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Smith was proud to be named a “Michiganian of the Year” by The Detroit News, and most recently he was inducted into The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, following his earlier induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago.