Detroit’s 760 WJR Moves to All Local Programming and Announces New Shows

Detroit radio station 760 WJR, located in the Fisher Building, today announced it is kicking off a new programing schedule on June 20. The new offerings will feature a lineup of all local voices during prime-time hours.
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Tower of Fisher Building
Radio station WJR 760-AM is changing its schedule by using locally produced content during prime listening hours. // Photo courtesy of WJR

Detroit radio station 760 WJR, located in the Fisher Building, today announced it is kicking off a new programing schedule on June 20. The new offerings will feature a lineup of all local voices during prime-time hours.

WJR’s longtime morning host Paul W. Smith will move to the newly created noon-2 p.m. timeslot as host of “Focus with Paul W. Smith.” Smith will replace the “Dan Bongino Show.”

Smith was selected as the permanent host of the WJR morning show in 1996, and since that time he has interviewed everyone from presidents, CEOs, entertainers, and next-door neighbors. He replaced the late J.P. McCarthy.

Guy Gordon will be replacing Smith in the morning, moving from his current position in the early afternoon. He will host “JR Morning” from 6-9 a.m. “All Talk with Tom Jordan and Kevin Dietz” will still be airing during the 9 a.m.-noon timeslot.

Following Smith’s show will be the newly created “JR Afternoon” with host Chris Renwick from 2 – 4 p.m., followed by “The Mitch Albom Show” from 4 – 6 p.m. To cap the day’s primetime lineup, WJR is bringing back “SportsWrap” with host Sean Baligian from 6 – 7 p.m.

“Launching the ‘Focus’ show will give Paul W. Smith the opportunity to expand his unmatched relationships with Michigan’s most influential newsmakers for the benefit of our audience and our advertising partners,” says Steve Finateri, vice president and market manager of Cumulus Detroit.

“WJR is The Great Voice of the Great Lakes, and going 100 percent local is a big win for all Michiganders who count on WJR to inform and educate us about everything happening here in our state.”