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Vale Billy J Smith

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Those as old as me and Rugby League fans from Brisbane would remember Billy J Smith from the radio broadcasts on the weekends. I can still remember the controversy when 4IP was banned from Lang Park, and he used to broadcast from scaffolding set up outside the ground so he had a view of the field.

Those not from Brisbane may remember him as the host of "It's a Knock-out"

He died today from head injuries suffered in a fall, as coincidence would have it, at Caxton St, right beside his old stomping ground of Lang Park.

RIP Billy.

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Do we know the guts of the incident ?   John McCoy was a way better caller

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1 hour ago, Merv said:

Do we know the guts of the incident ?   John McCoy was a way better caller

I heard he was at one of his 'infamous long lunches with friends.' He was with Patty Welsh. I think there may have been a few beverages consumed. 

I used to see him riding his bike regularly in the early mornings when I was riding into work.

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I would kill to have Patty's job.  Gets a gig at nearly every major sporting event in the world.

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Dad used to know him, I think from when kids.  Donkeys years ago we all happened to be at the same restaurant in Redcliffe and he came and said hi.

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Go Toowoomba!!!

Forget your UFC!  Forget State of Origin!  Stuff tricathalon! The greatest feat of endurance and sporting prowess in history!!

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