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!

The Bev Smith Show: White America vs. Black America

Racial lines were drawn based on phenotype not genotype. With the technological media advances and social media obsessions, violence against blacks is even more evident. Tonight Bev Smith is joined by author, Ashley Tose. Tose I Hate White America is a book about racism, stereotypes, and havoc in America between White America and Black America. […]


The Bev Smith Show: Saluting Marcus Garvey

August 17th is considered the first National Black Holiday. It’s in celebration of the life and work of Marcus Garvey. Tonight Bev Smith, highlights his glowing achievements. Smith pays tribute and honor to Garvey for being one of the first pan-African Nationals, who believed in the unity and solidarity with Africans and people of African […]


Bev Smith: You Are What You Eat

In recent news, Planned Parenthood was under the radar for selling aborted body parts to large companies. The question that is on everyone’s mind is why would someone want want to purchase aborted babies? Some say it’s for research. Well rumor has it that big food companies have been purchasing humor fetal cells for stimulating […]


The Bev Smith Show: Unstoppable

Could you be unstoppable after a horrific tragedy? Tonight, Bev Smith is joined by author Gigi Stetler who shares her story of success in light of extreme adversity from an early age throughout her adulthood. Listen below:


The Bev Smith Show: Is Black America Under Attack?

In America, racial tension is continuing to rise as more African Americans have been dying in the hands of police officers. With the death of Sandra Bland and the recent killing of Samuel DeBose in Cincinnati, it makes you wonder if our community is under attack. Tonight on the Bev Smith Show, she talked to Minister Dominique […]


The Bev Smith Show

Today on the Bev Smith show , Bev opens the phone lines up to talk about Bobby Kristina and Sandra Bland. Her gust is Dr.Seral Wick renound forensic scientist and coroner. he discusses some facts that makes the Sandra Bland case  inconclusive. Bev asks the question “Why do white police attack blacks??  


The Bev Smith Show 7/23/15

Today on the Bev Smith show ……….Bev talks to Numerologist/Astrology guru Loyd Strayhorn They talk about on how he predicted President Obama would get reelected , also why Numerology/Astrology gets such a bad wrap? Bev then opens the phone lines for Loyd to do some numerical reading for listeners .  


The Bev Smith Show 7/20

Today on the Bev Smith show, Bev talks about Cuba and the US. She asked her Guest Concheta Serani Why the change? President Obama’s philosophy and the current environment has come to term… They talk about on how Cuba needs to be focusing on social issues,economic growth , education to name a few. The agreement entails greater access,opens economic barriers and greater communication […]


The Bev Smith Show: Voter Turnout Low in Local Elections

Voter turnout for local elections is at a historical low. As news outlets promote the 2016 presidential election, did you know that August 17 is the last day (for Georgia) for a person to register and be eligible to vote in the September special election and runoff? Or that municipal qualifying period for general election […]


Bev Smith Show: Another Man’s Hero Is Another Man’s Terrorist

Today on the Bev Smith show, her special guest was Dr. Anne Speckhard. She is the author of the book, “Bride of ISIS,” which is a story about a young girl who converts to Islam, then travels thousands of miles to Syria to join and marry an ISIS extremist. During the conversation, a caller brought up […]




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