Bev Smith

As a radio and television talk show host for over three decades, it’s undeniable; Bev Smith has blazed a trail in the broadcasting industry that will stand the test of time for future generations.  Throughout her career, Bev has used her voice to advocate on behalf of African American citizens and people of all color globally. Never afraid to tackle controversial issues, Bev’s style is to get to the point in a straight up, direct and passionate manner. In fact, Bev’s mantra to her fans is to “Stand Up, Be Counted and Get involved.”

Indeed, Smith has had a very colorful and varied career working in an industry that has provided her with a front row seat to interview some of the world’s most prominent kings and leaders, top politicians and CEO’s, high profiled entertainers and celebrities, community organizers and good old fashion, grassroots, hard working folks.

Looking at her resume through the years, you might even wonder what in the world is left for Smith to conquer in an industry where she has fought discrimination and injustice through the years every step of the way.

Smith began her television and radio career in 1971 when she was named Pittsburgh’s first African-American Consumer Affairs Investigative Reporter for WPXI Television. In 1975, she was named News and Public Affairs Director for Sheridan Broadcasting and hosted a lively talk show on Sheridan’s flagship station, WAMO. Since then, Bev Smith has taken her “fire brand” style of talk shows to KDKA and WTAE Radio in Pittsburgh, WNWS in Miami, WKIS in Orlando and WRC in Washington DC. Bev also worked at Black Entertainment Television for over thirteen years, as the host of the popular national television talk show “Our Voices.”

In 2011, Bev signed off the air as host of “The Bev Smith Show” which was heard on the American Urban Radio Networks, where she was fondly known by many of her fans as “The Queen of Late Night Talk.” She hosted the show since 1998, and was the only African American woman radio talk show host who had a nationally syndicated show in the country. On the show,Bev captured her audience with the latest news makers. She has lived with the homeless, walked the streets investigating prostitutes, raised money for babies with AIDS and talked with inmates on death row.

Today, Bev is busy traveling the country doing what she does best, using her voice now on The Bev Smith Show heard on The Empowerment Network. Bev continues to share  herknowledge and find ways to uplift and unite the African American community with people of color globally. Bev is also diligently working on her life story in a biography that will tell more about her experience working in an industry that didn’t always welcome her with open arms because of her color, gender and now her age.

You can hear Bev Smith on News and Talk 1380 WAOK live Monday through Thursday evenings 7 pm to 10 pm and Friday evenings 10 pm to 1 am. Don’t miss a minute of it!

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The Bev Smith Show: Colorado Weed

Today on The Bev Smith Show, Bev talks about the regulation of Sales of Marijuana in Colorado Todays guest is Mathew Fogg, who is a retired US Federal Marshal and from the Department of Agriculture […]

WAOK-AM–03/26/2015

The Bev Smith Show: Operation Underground Railroad

Atlanta is one of the largest hubs for human trafficking in the country.The FBI reports that the average age that a girl is first recruited into prostitution or sex trafficking in the U.S. is 11-14 […]

WAOK-AM–03/25/2015

The Bev Smith Show 3/24

Today on “The Bev Smith Show” Bev talks to Brother Ali who gives an update on what you are not seeing in Ferguson…. She also talks to David Witt & David Royal of the Center for  Hope and […]

WAOK-AM–03/24/2015

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Bev Smith Show: Is Black America In Crisis?

Tonight’s special guest on the Bev Smith Show is Marc H. Morial. He is the President and CEO of the National Urban League, and former Mayor of New Orleans. He came on the show tonight […]

WAOK-AM–03/23/2015

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The Bev Smith Show 3/19/10

Today on The Bev Smith Show, Bev Talks about money Her guest tonight is Greg Brown, President and founder of SouthSide Community Credit Union. The topic is “What happened to the Black lending institution?   The   […]

WAOK-AM–03/19/2015

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The Bev Smith Show: Pipeline to Prison

Nationally,1 in 3 Black boys born in 2001 are at risk of imprisonment during their lifetime. This rate of incarceration is endangering children at younger and younger ages. This is America’s pipeline to prison — […]

WAOK-AM–03/18/2015

'The Religion of Peace' website has compiled a list of over 11,000 deaths it attributes to Islamic extremists in the year 2012. (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)

The Bev Smith Show 3/17/15

Today on “The Bev Smith show”, Bev speaks to Lawrence Corbin about Israel and its Prime Minister  Benjamin Netanyahu.  Today they held their elections.  

WAOK-AM–03/17/2015

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Bev Smith: How Did It Happen?

The trending topic in the news in the new developments in Ferguson Missouri. Last week, two police officers were shot during a demonstration. Today it was reported that the man responsible for the shooting was arrested. 20-year […]

WAOK-AM–03/16/2015

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Bev Smith: UNITY In Selma

Today on Bev Smith Show, Bev talks about the important events in Selma. Her special guest was Antoinette Harrell, and she is a Researcher that is knowledgeable of the injustice of African-Americans. If you missed […]

WAOK-AM–03/13/2015

The Bev Smith Show

Today on the “Bev Smith Show”  she talks to Lenwood Sloan about St.Patricks Day, the history of the Black Irish . Also she speaks with Steven Wood on the new Navy study on high blood […]

WAOK-AM–03/12/2015

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