Drae Smith is currently a radio play-by-play broadcaster for Youngstown State Women's Basketball and sideline reporter for radio broadcasts of Youngstown State Football on 570 WKBN, 1390 WNIO & iHeartRadio.

He is also the former host and producer of  two sports talk shows, The Drae Smith Show & The Mic Check on Rookery Radio, the student radio station at Youngstown State University.

The show was broadcast on RookeryRadio.com, the TuneIn Radio App & the Rookery Radio App.


Notable Guests/Interviews:

  • J.T. Miller - Tampa Bay Lightning Center/Winger (Formerly of the New York Rangers)
  • Derek Rivers - New England Patriots Defensive End, Former Youngstown State All-American Defensive End
  • Fred McLeod - Cleveland Cavaliers TV Play-By-Play Announcer on Fox Sports Ohio
  • John Michael - Cleveland Cavaliers Radio Play-By-Play Announcer
  • Aaron Goldhammer - Co-Host of "The Really Big Show" on ESPN Cleveland, 850 WKNR
  • Ken Carman - Show Host on 92.3 The Fan, CBS Sports Radio, Cleveland Browns Radio Network
  • John Greco - New York Giants Offensive Lineman (Formerly of the Cleveland Browns)
  • Mary Kay Cabot - Cleveland Browns Beat Writer for Cleveland.com & The Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • Jerry McGee - Former Professional Golfer
  • David Lee Morgan Jr. - Award-winning Sportswriter & Author
  • Nick Camino - Show Host on WTAM 1100 in Cleveland
  • Emmett Golden - Show Host on ESPN Cleveland, 850 WKNR
  • Chris Fedor - Cleveland Cavaliers Beat Writer for Cleveland.com,  Show Host on 92.3 The Fan
  • Zack Meisel - Cleveland Indians Beat Writer for The Athletic (Formerly of Cleveland.com)
  • Tim Shoemaker - Former Ohio State Football & Basketball Beat Writer for Eleven Warriors (11W.com)
  • Eric Wolford - Former Head Football Coach at Youngstown State (now O-Line Coach at South Carolina)
  • Shane Montgomery - Former Offensive Coordinator at Youngstown State and Head Coach at Miami (Ohio)
  • David Zavac - Cleveland Cavaliers Writer for The Athletic (Former Editor for SB Nation's Cavaliers Blog, "Fear The Sword")
  • John Barnes - Head Women's Basketball Coach at Youngstown State
  • Jamaine Cook - Former All-American Running Back at Youngstown State
  • Hunter Wells - Former Youngstown State Quarterback
  • Ricky Davis - Former Youngstown State Quarterback
  • Alvin Bailey - Former Youngstown State Wide Receiver
  • Trevor Parks - Youngstown State Director of Athletic Communications
  • Robb Schmidt - YSU Men's Basketball Radio Play-by-Play Announcer, Assistant Director of Athletics