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DETROIT, March 17, 2023 ~ Detroit’s business, civic, and political leaders were on-hand this morning in the lobby of the Fisher Theatre for 760 WJR’s Paul W. Smith St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.
This annual broadcast event, which returned to in-person this year for the first time since the conclusion of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been a mainstay for the radio station over the past 37 years.
March 17, 2023 ~ Detroit‘s business, political, and civic leaders gather as 760 WJR broadcasts live from the lobby of the Fisher Theatre for the annual Paul W. Smith St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.
(CONTINUED) Guests featured at this year’s event included Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, Detroit Reginal Chamber President and CEO Sandy Baruah, Detroit Catholic Archbishop Allen Vigneron, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, Andiamo Restaurant Group Owner Joe Vicari, former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, and Parade Company President and CEO Tony Michaels, among others.
Started back in 1985, the first WJR St. Patrick’s Day broadcast was a small, impromptu gathering of a dozen or so leaders hosted in the radio station’s Fisher Building lobby by legendary broadcaster J.P. McCarthy. From those roots, this annual event has blossomed to become Detroit’s traditional St. Patrick’s Day kick-off, with as many as several thousand guests on-hand each year.
March 17, 2023 ~ Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder speaks with Paul W. Smith live from the lobby of the Fisher Theatre for the annual Paul W. Smith St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.
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