Listeners choose playlist for TXFM’s 1st Birthday

This Tuesday, March 31st, 105.2 TXFM – which took over from Phantom 105.2 – will be 1 year on air.

To celebrate, the station say they’re taking the day off… sort of. Cathal, Claire and Joe will be on-air as usual, but they won’t be picking any music… the listeners will.

Every song played between 7am and 7pm will be chosen by the listeners.  From 7am, TXFM want listeners to tell them the one song they’d like to hear more than any other.

They say they “want to know the one song that makes you smile on a dreary day, the one song you HAVE to play at full volume… you get the idea!”.

A rebrand saw Phantom 105.2 become 105.2 TXFM a year ago, and the station has positioned itself as Today FM’s little indie-rock and alternative music sibling in the time since then, with the national broadcaster’s Paul McLoone joining them for a weekend show in January.

Today FM breakfast host Ian Dempsey tweeted last night to say “Family celebration – Happy birthday brothers and sisters!”, to which TXFM replied “we’ll share the birthday cake on Tuesday, we promise!”

Everyone who makes a request during the March 31st birthday celebrations, whether it’s played on air or not, will be put into a draw to win a pair of tickets to Electric Picnic 2015.

Requests can be sent by text to 51052, tweet to @txfmdublin with the hashtag #txfm1 or via facebook.

Joe Donnelly will announce the Electric Picnic tickets winner at 18:55 on Tuesday evening.

The station said: “We’d like to take this opportunity to thank every one of you for tuning in to 105.2 TXFM over the last year.  We’ve done a lot in the last 12 months, but trust us, we’re just getting started”.



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4 Comments
  1. EoinKoenigBaio says

    Same station, just a different name. Technically it was eight years old last October.

  2. Niall OK says

    I disagree about it being the same station… while it’s got a similar musical style and some of the same presenters, it’s a far cry from the Phantom 105.2 many knew and loved.

    1. EoinKoenigBaio says

      It was a rebrand.

      1. Niall OK says

        Today FM was a rebrand of “Radio Ireland”. Q102 was a rebrand of “Lite FM”. Sunshine was a rebrand of “Dublin’s Country”. All fundamentally became different stations when they rebranded – as did Phantom when it turned into TXFM, which is what they marked 1 year of.

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