John Cahill, radio engineer at Cork’s 96FM has been named April Cork Person of the Month for his radio and charity work.
John now goes forward to be named Cork Person of the Year at a Gala Awards lunch which will be attended by over 250 invited guests in January next year.
“I think my proudest achievement, was providing the engineering for Ireland’s first Joint National Independent Radio appeal to help gather funds for the starving people of Somalia. That appeal raised a million pounds then, and I was glad to be able to help Mick Mulcahy and his friends pull it off” John told TheCork.ie
John has been highlighted because of his book ‘Two Walls and a Roof’, all about the history of a family and their town from the 1950′s onwards. He also helped set up some of the first local radio stations in Ireland.