Friday 9 December 2016

LISTEN: U2 have penned a short song to mark TXFM closure

Published 27/10/2016 | 10:01

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U2 have penned a special song to bid farewell to music station TXFM following its final broadcast on Wednesday.

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The station went off the air on Wednesday with a bang as musicians and listeners alike lamented the loss with tweets of praise.

Among the well-wishers was U2, who penned a short farewell song for the much-loved Dublin station.

In March, the station made the decision not to renew its license due to its precarious financial position. News of its closure, which coincided with the second anniversary of the service's rebranding from Phantom FM, came as a shock to listeners.

TXFM was one of the only stations in the country dedicated to supporting niche acts, especially Irish ones, and its shuttering comes at a very challenging time for music radio.

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