Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Former Irish pirate to close

Dublin's alternative music station TXFM closes tomorrow  (Wednesday 26th) after only two and a half years on air.

TXFM began as Phantom, a pirate station which went on air in 1996 and was licensed ten years later. The station suffered badly in the Irish economic crash of 2008 and was part-acquired by media giant Communicorp and re-launched as TXFM in 2014.

However in March of this year Communicorp announced that it was pulling the plug. Following the closure there will be no  commercial FM station in Ireland dedicated to alternative music. The last hours of TXFM can be heard on 105.2 FM in Dublin and on www.txfm.ie.

(Source: John Walsh, BDXC-UK Yahoo group)

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