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Declan Meehan (radio presenter)

Declan Meehan
Nationality Irish
Occupation Broadcaster
Employer East Coast FM, Today FM
Known for Pirate radio protests
Title Mister

Declan Meehan (Irish: Déaglán Ó Míocháin) is an Irish radio presenter. Currently fronting The Morning Show with local radio station East Coast FM,[1] 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"."[2] 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,[3] 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."[4]

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 -

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