Former Caroline North DJ, Wally Meehan, has died
DATELINE 6th July 2021
Former Radio Caroline North DJ, Wally Meehan has died.
Wally worked for a short period on Radio Caroline North, but he did not stay long due to the introduction of the Marine etc Broadcasting (Offences) Act in August 1967.
Before joining Radio Caroline North, he was a guitarist and vocalist with the ‘Nevada Showband’ in Ireland and toured all over the world. Wally left the band after a tour of the U.S.A and tried to get another band together in Dublin but it didn't work out.
Wally then moved to London, where he joined a trio and during this time became a fan of Radio Caroline. Wally decided to contact the station and after three interviews he met station founder Ronan O'Rahilly who remembered him from the showband days in Ireland.
Shortly afterwards a letter arrived asking him to collect flight tickets to the Isle of Man to join Radio Caroline North.
After leaving Radio Caroline North he joined another band and also became an international DJ.
Wally came with the idea of an in-
Then Wally and his wife Juliana decided to move to Spain, where he was asked to join a new radio station, TKO-
Wally died on 6th July, after suffering from Parkinson's Disease for a long time.
Additional information courtesy Pirate Radio Hall of Fame