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

    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.

    Dana Gentry
    Reporter | 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 is the mother of four adult children, three cats, three dogs and a cockatoo.


    1. You really need to do more research before you write these articles.
      He has not been part of “Little league” in several years. The same is said for your artical yesterday regarding him and Paul Perera who has also not been a part of Peccole little league in close to 2 years. These men play with Club ball not Little League. There is a difference. Because if your incorrect statements you are causing issues to Peccole Little league. Please do research and correct your statement.

      • Hello Anonymous,
        The story says both men were directors of Peccole Little League, which is correct. The fact that they play club ball does not negate the fact that they were directors of Peccole Little League. Thanks for reading.

    2. I back stabbed and ousted Paul as President 2 years ago, but yes he is a reflection of PLL and the rest of the misfits in the PLL board

      • Your an asshole Ralph – get your story straight Paul was never president of the board and he did so much for that league more than you ever did.

    3. They both represented PLL and were past presidents.

      Knowing very well the history Smith had.

      YOU should do your research anonymous and the rest of the misfits still on the board.

    4. I love how PLL aka “anonymous” is more concerned about the connection to PLL instead of the fact that someone was kidnapped… smh… Pecolle LL you fail

    5. Except there was no kidnapping. The kidnapping story holds as much water as cheesecloth. The Pereras are known for their drama, their fights, their cheating and their swinging. It is understandable why SOS Radio would want to distance its Christian message from someone admittedly engaged in non-monogamy (no matter how ethical it might be). Furthermore it gives you a good look at the personalities of Peccole Little League. Yikes and yeesh–youth sports and the parents that they drive crazy.

      • Your all a bunch of idiots you have know idea what you are talking about. This idiot JD says he’s a Christian but he has a affair give me a break.

    6. I don’t know about the baseball league drama…. and don’t care about it. These are adults in MY city making dumbass decisions that have unfortunately led to a young woman to have a major break. I’m second only to her parents when it comes to who’s known her the longest since she moved to this city. I’ve know Giovanna since she was 19. JD is on my list. Anyone that gives me his personal info will be well compensated. People forget this is Las Vegas…… there’s a TON of holes out in the desert!

      • Fake kidnapping charges to break a man she was pissed off at. This is why I do not have female friends and outside of immediate family, do not mess with females in the family. Nasty!

        I am surprised at the tone of this article though.

      • Did you really know her since she was 19?? And is JD really on your list? JD and Vanessa took care of my daughter in the past. I am very concerned after reading these stories. My wife told me there was something weird about my daughters behavior after she came home. My daughter did display inappropriate behaviors. I didn’t know why she displayed that type of behavior. With this story… I fear the worst. This makes me sick. You never know what is true and what isn’t. When I went to JD Smith’s Facebook page, he admitted yesterday that he is bipolar and is getting treatment. The whole post seems more like an admission of guilt and that he is seeking sympathy. Which make me want to vomit…… Because I always ask myself what do I not know. I have known the Smith family for about 8 years now, I did not know any of this. What do I not know now?

    7. So many “ANONYMOUS” replies…really mature, really helpful. I’m so sad that this is happening to our community. These are two (possible more) families that are being ripped apart.

      • He has not been arrested according to any news. The last time I looked he was using mental health as a justification for his horrendous actions. his facebook link is jd in your speakers.

    8. Nope, I looked him up and people have been sharing his facebook which is the only reason I know he is not arrested. the facebook link is jdinyourspeakers . you will find him there. I sent an extensive somment on abuse but he seems to delete and block any negative feedback.

      • I can confirm this. He just deletes anything negative to make his page look like people only have positive things to say to him.


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