Interview with Declan Wilson (@radiodecky)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Radio broadcasting is something I’ve always wanted to do from a very young age. It was a dream that I never took the courage to go and achieve until 2017. I now host one of the most popular breakfast shows in Northern Ireland.
Can you share the most exciting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
I was chatting to absolute legends like Ed Sheeran, Bryan Adams, Westlife, etc. This job has also led me to do some of the most daring things in my life! Like skydiving, deep-sea swimming etc.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
Love what you do and make it a passion, not a hobby! When you find a job, you love. You’ll never work a day in your life.
None of us can achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
I had a friend who is sadly no longer with us who gave me some of the best help and advice I’ve ever had. His advice was “stay grounded, and never believe you have made it even when you have”.

People like a relatable person, not someone who may be things they are better at or have more power. So with that advice, I will always stay humble.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
You are using the power of the radio. Radio can be used for so many things. It makes you laugh; it’s there when you’re happy, sad, and crazy things happen in the world. (Eg – Covid 19 Pandemic) every day I would reassure my listeners that this has to end sometime and hang on there. We will laugh and get through it together by trying to stay positive.
Do you have a favourite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
Don’t waste time, or time will destroy you.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
@radiodecky on all my platforms.
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
That Declan hosts the popular Q Radio Breakfast show across Northern Ireland.