J.D. Smith out at SOS Radio, subject of “multiple investigations”

By: - August 7, 2018 10:36 am

Former SOS Radio personality J.D. Smith courtesy YouTube

Former SOS Radio personality J.D. Smith courtesy YouTube

Las Vegas Christian radio personality, foster parent and Little League official J.D. Smith, who is being investigated by Clark County Child Protective Services and separately by police for his alleged role in kidnapping a Las Vegas woman, is no longer employed by SOS Radio.

No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed against Smith.

The web radio station gave the Current a statement this morning from General Manager and President Brad Staley:

“J.D. is no longer working at SOS. We don’t have any comment on his personal situation at this point and understand he and his family and various authorities are involved in multiple investigations.  

As far as we know, these are ongoing and we don’t know the details.  We are praying for all families involved and don’t have any other comment than to say that all of us at SOS are terribly saddened by what’s happened and ask those who care to continue to pray that truth will come to light and for healing and restoration for everyone involved. 

We appreciate our SOS community praying for everyone in this unfolding story and our hearts are especially broken for the children in the families involved.  Our leadership team will continue to process details related to the situation as we become aware of them.”

Smith’s picture has been removed from the station’s web page of radio personalities.

Smith is perhaps best known for working to enact Emma’s Law, after a foster child he and his wife cared for since she was an infant was returned to her parents.

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Dana Gentry
Dana Gentry

Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gentry began her career in broadcasting as an intern at Channel 8, KLAS-TV. She later became a reporter at Channel 8, working with Las Vegas TV news legends Bob Stoldal and the late Ned Day. Gentry left her reporting job in 1985 to focus on motherhood. She returned to TV news in 2001 to launch "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" and the weekly business programs In Business Las Vegas and Vegas Inc, which she co-anchored with Jeff Gillan. Dana has four adult children, two grandsons, three dogs, three cats and a cockatoo named Casper.