Tavis Smiley and Cornel West announce their new radio program

*On Oct. 1, a powerful pair will be premiering their very own and long awaited radio show called “Smiley& West.” Yes, Tavis Smiley and Cornell West will be joining forces to initiate what is anticipated to be one of the most dynamic shows radio has seen yet.


The two will explore some of the most provocative topics.

“Dr. West is a long-time friend and I am honored that he has agreed to go on this journey with me,” said Smiley. “This new venture, Smiley & West, will not only set the pace for tomorrow’s news but will be a conduit for the insightful conversation that America is thirsting for.  I’m excited that alongside one of America’s greatest thinkers, we will encourage, enlighten and empower the listeners together.”

The weekly hour-long program will air on Public Radio International (PRI) affiliates nationwide. Guests will have the opportunity to tune in and comment about any issue, debate with, and disagree with Tavis and West.

“Many of America’s most important discussions aren’t necessarily happening in the boardroom or between the pundits on cable television,” West said. “Rather they’re happening at BBQs, cocktail parties, barbershops, and salons between real people. With this new endeavor, Smiley & West, Tavis and I hope to really tap into the concerns of everyday people.”

More information is available at www.smileyandwest.com.