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TXFM

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FrequencyFM : 105.2 MHz Virgin Media Ireland : 935
History
First air date31 October 2006 (as Phantom FM) 31 March 2014 (rebranded as TXFM)
Last air date26 October 2016 8.13PM
Links
Websitewww.txfm.ie
Ownership
OwnerDublin Rock Radio Ltd.
Programming
FormatAlternative Rock
SloganTXFM- This is Music
Twitter@txfmdublin

WHEN FINAL track is playing on TXFM tonight, its last song that you will hear on an alternative station. News broke in March that the station had not applied to have its broadcasting licence renew, meaning it would have to go off air this month. TXFM has been running for over two years and has six full-time employees. Writing for a Ie, stations former CEO Peter McPartlin say: it is sadly ironic that at times when indie music, both international and Irish, has rarely been more diverse, interesting and talent-laden, that industry is losing one of the few outlets that has helped promote, encourage and generate sales for artists involved in it. Station had been known as Phantom 105. 2-which was originally a pirate station before getting permanent licence in 2006-and underwent rebranding in 2014. Journalist Nadine ORegan, who presents the Songs in Key of Life show on TXFM, pen tribute to the station Today: ORegan points out that Irish bands who might have gone under survive and prosper because of TXFM and Phantom. Add ORegan: Sure, things are perfect. We argue about the playlist. We argue about presenters ' right to choose songs. We worry about direction. But we always know that everyone's heart was 100 per cent in two stations. We know this even now, because as station closes and people go off in different directions, we still care. Relate: Phantom FM 1996-2014: brief history, by its staff past, way past and pirate > In April, Joe Donnelly-presenter of station drivetime show TXFM Drive-publish tribute to the station. The most satisfying aspect was the relationship with listeners, and I really had no idea how strong this was until I had the horrible task of announcing bad news on Wednesday evening, he say. Yesterday, musician John Grant, who had appeared on the station a number of times, turned up to surprise presenter Claire Beck while she was live on air: that a star like John Grant would call into the station was proof of the impact TXFM had on those it support. Stations Twitter feed have also been filled with tributes and supportive messages from regular listeners: in op-ed written for thejournal. Ie, station's former CEO Peter McPartlin, said that the stations ' closure marks a sad moment for Irish music fans. Radio is also still one of the most powerful platforms for any new or established artist to have their work heard at scale and, frankly, put in danger of being purchase, he say. Irish Radio needs station that can act as champion for new artists from both Ireland and abroad; one which provides an outlet for a wealth of new voices, musicianship and production talent that exist but do not give wider exposure. Do you have memories of your favourite moments on TXFM? Share them in comments.

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Deadline

DUBLIN ALTERNATIVE Rock Radio service-previously known as Phantom 105. 2 but currently Broadcasting as TXFM-is due to come off air later this year. The Broadcasting Authority Of Ireland confirmed on Wednesday that it had received no applications for the licence, which was advertised last December. In wake of development, there have now been calls for the station to be nationalise. Workers Party say RTE should take over the service, with DUBLIN North-West representative Jimmy Dignam stating: as with all forms of art and music, it is essential that diversity is provided across Spectrum. TXFM, and before it Phantom FM, has provided Dublins Radio listeners with great service, by broadcasting ALTERNATIVE music since the 1990s. It would be a real shame to see it go. Set up by a group of Radio enthusiasts in 1996 and initially broadcasting as Spectrum from a shed in Sandyford, Phantom FM went through a number of pre-legal incarnations before taking to air as a commercial outfit in 2006 with backing from the likes of Paul McGuinne Principle Management and Denis Desmonds Gaeity Investments. However, effects of the financial crash had a massive impact on the niche station before it had a chance to make a profit. The company was restructure, with Denis OBriens Communicorp coming on board in 2010 and taking over executive control. Most of the original line-up of Phantom presenters leave around that time, with more going in March Of 2014 when the station was closed down briefly before relaunching as TXFM. The ten year term of licence comes to an end in October of this year. There had been two expressions of interest in it, including one from Phantom founder Simon Maher, but it was confirmed by BAI this week that there had been no applications in advance of the deadline. Stations shareholders are expected to discuss the situation with BAI before informing staff of details of the wind-down. Its closure will make six full-time employees redundant. The Workers Party called on RTE to nationalise TXFM by taking over its broadcasting licence, save at-risk jobs and continue to provide this much needed service, Dignam said in his statement. In response, RTE spokesperson said BAI had no role in designating RTEs broadcast licences and that all enquiries should be direct to the Authority. The National broadcaster already had an ALTERNATIVE music service, spokesperson add-noting that digital and online 2XM launched in 2008. A Spokesperson for BAI said that all matters relating to TXFM licence will be considered in first instance by the Contract Awards Committee Of Authority. The Workers Party, which split in 1992, currently has two councillors-one in DUBLIN and one in Cork.

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