Alternative music station TXFM will not renew its license

TXFM first began broadcasting in March 2014, following its predecessor Phantom FM

Alternative music station TXFM will not renew its broadcasting license.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland today confirmed no application had been made by the station to renew its license.

The current license expires on 26th October 2016.

TXFM first began broadcasting in March 2014, following its predecessor Phantom FM, which made the change from pirate radio to licensed broadcaster in October 2006.

All six full-time staff will be made redundant.

Chairman of Dublin Rock Radio Limited (trading as TXFM) Trevor Bowen said:

“We would like to thank the staff, the presenters, the contributors and above all the loyal listeners that supported the station since its launch 10 years ago.”

Gervaise Slowey, CEO of Communicorp said: “It is with great regret that we have come to this decision, however despite a recent rebranding and a restructuring of the business, it has not been possible to make the station commercially viable.”