Declan Meehan (radio presenter)
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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 work with
- Radio Vanessa 1970-1972
- Radio Milinda 1972
- RTÉ Trinity Radio 1976 Temporary Licence
- ARD 1976-1978
- Big D 1978 (Declan Matthews)
- ARD 1979
- RTÉ Radio 2 1979-1980
- Sunshine Radio 1980 - 1982
- 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 -present. He has presented the weekday mid-morning slot for many years,
- Radio Ireland/Today FM 1997- 2016. "Sunday Breakfast with Declan Meehan" 7am- 10am every Sunday morning
- "Declan Meehan" Archived 6 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine. East Coast FM. Retrieved 21 November 2008.
- "Declan Meehan" Archived 24 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine. RADIOWAVES. Retrieved 21 November 2008.
- "History of Irish Public Service Broadcasting - Timeline" (RTÉ). RTÉ News. Retrieved 16 March 2008.
- "Radio Milinda"[permanent dead link]. RADIOWAVES. Retrieved 21 November 2008.