John F. Meagher, 69, a retired broadcasting industry broker and a former vice president of radio with the National Association of Broacasters here, died Monday at his home in Falls Church. He had a heart ailment.
Mr. Meagher came to this area in 1954 when he joined the National Association of Broadcasters as a vice president. In 1964, he became a broker with Hamilton-Landis & Associates, who dealt in broadcasting properties here. He was named a vice president and manager of the firm's Washington office in 1967. He retired in about 1975.
A native of Mankato, Minn., Mr. Meagher began his career at radio station KYSM in Mankato in 1938, and later became the station's general manager.
Following his retirement, he worked as an independent broker for several years.
Mr. Meagher attended the University of Notre Dame and was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Falls Church.
He was a founder of the Minnesota Broadcasters Association and served as its first president for two terms. He also had served on the board of directors of the National Association of Broadcasters and was a board member of the Broadcast Advertising Bureau (now the Radio Advertising Bureau).
In addition, Mr. Meagher served on the Federal Communications Commission's national industry advisory committee and was on the national board of the Heart Association.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor, of the home; a daughter, Anne Adams, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; a son, John C., of Toronto, Ontario; a sister, Mary Helen Murphy, of Blue Earth, Minn.; a brother, William, of Portland, Ore., and 10 grandchildren.