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Dan Gallagher (May 14, 1957 – January 20, 2001) was a Canadian broadcaster, best known for hosting the game show Test Pattern on MuchMusic between 1989 and 1991. Also in the 1980s, he appeared on the Canadian music channel MuchMusic as a VJ and host of the Pepsi Power Hour. Gallagher later hosted the CBC Television music video program Video Hits from 1991 to 1993.
He also guest-starred on the Canadian comedy show The Kids in the Hall.
Gallagher attended Senator O'Connor College School in Don Mills, where he was active with the school's counter-culture magazine, Gnork, then L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute in Scarborough in the mid-1970s and founded an in school radio station, Radio L'Am along with several other like-minded friends. He also was active in student council activities.
Gallagher was a DJ at the Bullring, a pub on the campus of the University of Guelph.
In 1989, Gallagher starred in the obscure low-budget horror anthology, Freakshow.
He hosted various weekend talk programs on CFRB in Toronto.
- "Brandon Sun Newspaper Archives, Jan 22, 2001, p. 6- NewspaperArchive®".
- "Broadcaster Dan Gallagher dies at 43". CBC News. January 21, 2001.