On A Roll Radio's Greg Smith On PBS 'Independent Lens', February
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
February 11, 2005
BAY SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI--Radio announcer, motivational speaker and disability rights advocate Greg Smith will be featured in a documentary to be aired Tuesday, February 15, on public television stations.
Many advocates know of Smith, 40, through "On A Roll -- Talk Radio on Life & Disability", the weekly disability rights call-in show he founded and hosted from 1992 to 2003.
Smith, who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at age 3, began his radio career as a sports announcer in high school. He went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in journalism from Arizona State University.
On A Roll Radio was heard on 70 radio stations across the country, but lacked major syndication -- a fact that Smith and his producer Mike Ervin refer to as part of the "institutionalized bigotry" that people with disabilities face every day.
Smith now hosts "The Strength Coach", a one-hour radio show airing Sunday nights on more than 30 stations and satellite radio.
"Independent Lens: On A Roll" (PBS)
The Strength Coach Web Site
The Strength Coach (Radio America)