Trevor Smith (Radio DJ, Byron Bay)

Trevor Smith (Radio DJ, Byron Bay)

“We’re proud of you Ritchie, it’s been distinguished career which had it’s beginnings at a small radio station in Queensland, you had the distinction to be one of the first people to have the courage to play black music on the radio. You were told you couldn’t and as a result you barricaded yourself into the studio and played the offending song eight times in a row until the management were able to forcibly get you out of the studio and unceremoniously fire you. That was the beginning of the career where you have known great music, you’ve defended great music and you’ve spread and promoted great music around the world. You should be proud of yourself and you should be congratulated mate.”