Declan Meehan (radio presenter)
|Employer||East Coast FM, Today FM|
|Known for||Pirate radio protests|
Declan Meehan (Irish: Déaglán Ó Míocháin) is an Irish radio presenter. Currently fronting The Morning Show with local radio station East Coast FM, his career has incorporated involvement with multiple pirate radio stations (including Radio Milinda, the first to be raided and prosecuted) and, later, Radio 2 (where he was one of the pioneering station's original presenters). From there he moved to the superpirates of the 1980s, before a spell with legal radio in London, England. He is remembered for "presenting a cool and calm front"." on the morning that Radio Nova was raided in May 1983. He had joined the station from Sunshine Radio.
When Radio Milinda was threatened with closure in December 1972, Meehan declared on air in the week prior to the eventual raid, that they would "fight anybody who tried to close them down". Years later, he commented on the raid:
"We were fined £2, all the equipment was confiscated and it was great fun, a great adventure."
List of Stations
Radio Vanessa 1970-1972 Radio Milinda 1972 RTÉ Trinity Radio 1976 Temporary Licence ARD 1976-1978 Big D 1978 ARD 1979 RTÉ Radio 2 1979-1980 Sunshine Radio 1981 Radio Nova 1982 - 1984 Capital Radio London 1984- 1988 RTÉ Millennium Radio 1988 Century Radio 1989 - 1991 FM 104 1992 - 1996 East Coast FM 1994 - Radio Ireland/Today FM 1997 -
- "Declan Meehan". East Coast FM. Retrieved 21 November 2008.
- "Declan Meehan". RADIOWAVES. Retrieved 21 November 2008.
- "History of Irish Public Service Broadcasting - Timeline" (RTÉ). Retrieved 16 March 2008.
- "Radio Milinda". RADIOWAVES. Retrieved 21 November 2008.