Joe Pagliarulo, or “Pags” as he’s affectionately known, started his broadcasting career in 1989 in Palm Beach County, Florida. He later spent several years as a TV news anchor in Michigan and New York, where he was honored with multiple Associated Press awards for excellence in journalism as a news anchor, reporter, producer, and talk show host. The Michigan Association of Broadcasting award-winner and has been cited by the U.S. House of Representatives and the State of Michigan for his broadcasts following the attacks of 9/11.
Pags grew up listening to talk radio and fell in love with the medium. After several successful years in television, Pags made his way to the radio airwaves to pursue his passion. Today, he brings his common sense, logical approach to the biggest stages in the industry. As host of the Premiere Networks-syndicated program The Weekend, Pags offers listeners a refreshing break from traditional talk as he covers a variety of stories and topics that affect Americans – from family, social issues and pop culture, to news headlines, politics and playful debate. The relevant, entertaining and often funny three-hour program can be heard on nearly 300 stations nationwide.
In addition to his national program, Pags can be heard be heard daily on WOAI/San Antonio as host of The Joe Pags Show. Named by NewsMax as one of the most influential local talk shows in the country, the program airs Monday through Friday from 5 – 8 p.m. CT. Pags also makes frequent guest appearances on Fox News, CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC, and is a frequent fill-in host for The Glenn Beck Program. For his work, Talkers magazine has included Pags in their annual “Heavy Hundred” list of the most important and influential talk show hosts in America for the better part of a decade.
Pags resides with his wife and four daughters in Texas. When he’s not on-air or spending time with his family, the cancer survivor, professional saxophone player, car and technology enthusiast admittedly spends way too much time on social media.