Meet the Personalities

Welcome to the Meet the Personalities Podcast!

Meet the Personalities is a podcast where local and nationally syndicated radio personalities share their candid thoughts, career paths and unique perspectives on the business of radio. MtP is a LARS original production and hosted by Tom Smith.

April 12, 2017
Tom Smith and Bill Handel

Meet the Personalities Podcast 002 Bill Handel

Bill Handel, local and nationally syndicated radio personality, joins Tom Smith for MtP 002.  In this episode, Handel shares his incredible story of combining a building contract gone bad with a new law degree and turning that into a wildly successful broadcast career!  The Bill Handel Show can be heard on KFI-AM 640 in the Los Angeles market Monday through Friday from 6AM to 10AM and Handel on the Law can be heard Saturdays in Southern California and in more than 300 markets across the United States.
February 26, 2017
Neil Saavedra and Tom Smith

Meet the Personalities Podcast 001 Neil Saavedra

Neil Saavedra joins Tom Smith for the inaugural Meet the Personalities  (MtP) podcast. For more than 20-years Saavedra has contributed to KFI-AM 640, the largest newstalk radio station in the United States. Although not pictured wearing one Saavedra wears many hats at KFI. He’s the host of The Fork Report, producer of, the nationally syndicated, Jesus Christ Show and KFI’s assistant program director.