Doug Smith (sportscaster)
|Born||1920 or 1921|
|Died|| (aged 58)|
|Awards||Foster Hewitt Memorial Award (1985)|
Doug Smith (1920 or 1921 – April 9, 1979) was a Canadian radio broadcaster who covered the Montreal Canadiens in the 1940s, and later the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, and golf. Smith was born in Calgary but moved to Montreal in 1944 from Trail, British Columbia where he started his career. Smith switched to calling football full-time in 1952 from hockey after a minor heart attack, and was replaced by Danny Gallivan. He also organized international golf matches, including the World Golfer of the Year in 1965. He later moved to Florida, but returned to broadcast Alouettes games in 1973. Smith died in 1979 after a long illness in hospital in Montreal. He received the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award and induction into the media section of the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985. In 1983, he was named to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.