Communicorp’s local indie-rock station, TXFM (formerly Phantom 105.2) has won the IMRO independent radio award for its commitment to supporting Irish music creators.
The award was presented by Sean Donnegan, director of broadcasting and online at IMRO to Paul Lynch, financial controller of TXFM at the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) annual conference last week.
Peter McPartlin, CEO of TXFM said: “We’re committed to helping the development of Irish music and Irish musicians, giving prominence to both in our schedules. Receiving the IMRO Radio Award is testament to this and to the commitment of the TXFM staff to the promotion of Irish music”.
Keith Johnson, director of marketing and membership, said: “IMRO represents songwriters, composers and music publishers across all genres and the support of independent radio in bringing outstanding musical talent to the wider public is critical to their success. The award reflects the commitment of everyone in TXFM to supporting music creators”.
TXFM, which was re-branded from Phantom 105.2 over a year ago to become Today FM’s “little sister” station, broadcasts locally in Dublin from Marconi House in the city centre, playing everything from indie & classic rock to Britpop & Punk Rock, and say their main focus is on new Irish acts.