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Monday 21 April 2014

Phantom to go on air at the end of October

ALTERNATIVE rock station Phantom 105.2 is to start broadcasting in the Dublin area at the end of October. The station has set October 31 as its air date after a substantial legal battle with a rival consortium for the same licence ended earlier this year.

ALTERNATIVE rock station Phantom 105.2 is to start broadcasting in the Dublin area at the end of October.

The station has set October 31 as its air date after a substantial legal battle with a rival consortium for the same licence ended earlier this year.

Phantom is backed by U2 manager Paul McGuinness's Principle Management and promoter Denis Desmond's Gaiety Investments, among others.

Yesterday, CEO Ger Roe said there would be 30 people employed at the station, half of whom would be on a part-time basis. Funding of just under ?2m has been provided for the station, of which ?1.5m will be used for the first year of operations while ?500,000 will be kept as a contingency fund.

The station has singled out 15 to 34-year-olds as its target market and those with a specific interest in rock music.

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