J Thomas Smith is an attorney, minister, master addictions counselor, author, and radio air personality. He has spent most of his adult life in radio broadcasting. While he has had concurrent careers, his first love was and is radio. He overcame a speech impediment and accepted an afternoon drive slot on WGPR-FM Detroit. In less than a year, he got a call on the request line offering him an air shift with WWWW-FM of the McLendon radio chain. Sometime later, a call from Los Angeles followed to replace Wolfman Jack when he left XERB/XPRS to host the “Midnight Special” television show. Smith became a staff announcer on American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS), where his voice was heard globally in over 50 countries. A New York journalist referred to him in an article as "The World Famous J Thomas Smith." The handle quickly caught on as management at KRLY added "World Famous" to his show title. He is a recipient of the Black Radio Exclusive (BRE) “Drummer Award” for “Air Personality of the Year on Pop Radio” while working at KRLY-FM in Houston. He was an original KMJQ/Majic 102.1 Houston team member, working morning drive. Later he worked afternoon drive, and weekends. He also hosted the “Sunday Morning Live“ talk show for more than a decade. He has authored several books, including “My Laws of Success: Making Your Dreams Reality (2020)” and “The Secret to a New Life (2011)” and other titles. His newest book, "Black Radio: An American History," is coming soon. Keep your ears tuned for his “J Thomas Smith Radio” podcast.