“Outta’ My Mind on a Monday Moanin’”

While broadcasting from the 118th New York International Auto Show, I found that many of their roads in the city feel like they are 118 years old. The NYC potholes seem to be more jarring for two reasons. One, you are likely in the backseat of a cab and can’t see the road in front of you, so each pothole “hit” is an unwelcome surprise, and two, the driver of the cab doesn’t own the car and isn’t nearly as concerned about potential damage to it (ending their day earlier than the 22 hours they are apparently scheduled for), never swerving even a little to avoid the next big crater. Or, cynically, they like hitting the potholes, for reasons I can’t (or refuse to) fathom.

Best of luck to University of Michigan’s Jerry May, after dedicating 29 years of his career to fundraising, most recently as vice president of development at UM, announcing he will retire at the end of the year. Congratulations, Jerry, on a job very well done.

Congratulations also to Byron Allen, another Detroit Born Kid (DBK) done good! Byron’s Company, Entertainment Studios, continues to quietly grow with his recent acquisition of The Weather Channel.

Better weather on the way?!?

Latest study to embrace: “The Happiest Teens use Smartphones and Digital Media less than an hour a day.” The study did not indicate where in America you could find a teen that uses smartphones or digital media for less than an hour a day.

Please go to to help raise money for Detroit PAL, and new this year, my Paul W. Smith Golf Classic will also benefit The Children’s Center and Variety, The Children’s Charity Detroit.

Paul W. Smith is host of The Paul W. Smith Show on WJR-AM (760) from 5:30-9 a.m. Monday-Friday.

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