Highland Radio, the licensed service in Donegal, have switched off an unlicensed transmitter based in Inishowen following a warning from ComReg that it was illegal.
Highland Radio presenter Pio McCann died peacefully at his home this morning surrounded by his family.
Pio was an ex-showband member who joined Erneside Radio in Cavan in 1987 after hearing an advertisement seeking presenters. He also worked on Radio Star Country before joining Highland Radio.
In 2008 Pio was honoured with the CMA International Broadcaster Award in Nashville. This award recognised the outstanding achievement by a radio broadcaster outside the United States for their important contributions towards the development of Country Music in their country.
Pio is survived by his wife Rae, six children and eleven grandchildren.
Highland Radio, which broadcasts to Donegal, will run a special programme celebrating Pio’s life on his show tomorrow, Saturday from 12noon – 2pm.