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Dublin alt. station Phantom

Replaced by TXFM last year, right?

Not so fast.

Copyright lawyer Brian Conroy writes:

Sooooo, yesterday Irish Trade Mark Agents FR Kelly filed an application for ‘Phantom’ in the classes for radio and television broadcasting. The same firm registered ‘Phantom’ as an Irish Trade Mark back in 2004 for Wireless Media Limited, the company behind the application for Phantom FM in the license application back at that stage registered the Trade Mark ‘Phantom’ in Ireland in 2004, and the address for service of notices relating to the Trade Mark was changed to FR Kelly in 2011. Curious…

Anyone?

Back From The Dead? (Brian Conroy)

Thanks Ryan Philips

30 thoughts on “Spooky

    1. Dong

      Heavy rotation is the most irritating part. Songs played 5+ times a day. The periphery shows are still very good i.e weekends and late night but the day time shows are muck.

      1. Anomanomanom

        Some of my favourite artists iv only heard because they we’re played on the day time shows. I’m going to see one tonight in the vicar. I just hope the whole station is not fupped up if it does change from txfm.

          1. Anomanomanom

            There’s no such thing as wrong music, it’s subjective. And until about 2 years ago I’d never heard of him.

          2. Prop Joe

            I didn’t say there was wrong music. I said you’re doing it wrong.
            As in researching new music wrong. TXFM is not the place to seek out new music.

          3. Anomanomanom

            I don’t research new music. I listen to what i like and i hear new music by going to gigs. Iv never seen The tallest man at any gig so therfore never heard him. And iv heard loads of good music on txfm i hadn’t heard any where else.

          4. Prop Joe

            That’s fair enough, to be honest, i’m just jealous. Saw him in Iveagh Gardens.

            Check out his wife. Idiot Wind, obviously both massive Dylan fans so a good way to hear similarly good music is to research who their contemporaries and friends are, and any collaborators or musicians who were just session musicians on their recordings … It’s fun to see where you end up. You will hear loads of tripe but a few hours here and there will yield lost of great music for your ear holes.

    2. rotide

      Have I actually just read a thread that blames DOB for Phantoms slide into mediocrity?

      Whats next? Dog poo on the roads? DOBs fault

      1. Anomanomanom

        Just join the dots and look a little closer. If we hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes should fall like a house of cards. Checkmate DOB

          1. Dong

            Keith was the worst thing to happen the station. His zaniness repelled a lot of listeners. Joe solo is actually ok…..just ok.

        1. Starina

          in fairness, station manager cadell would have had all dylan, springsteen and 80s on all the time if he’d had his way

    3. ReproBertie

      Wasn’t DOB’s money brought in because they had no money and no idea how to run a financially viable radio station?

        1. ReproBertie

          I’ve no idea, how did it work out? Is TXFM making a profit, breaking even or losing money hand over fist?

  1. Brian Conroy

    Hi

    Slight correction on my post about Phantom (for what it’s worth). FR Kelly didn’t initially register the Irish Trade Mark in 2004, it looks like that was registered by the company itself, and the address for service transferred to FR Kelly in 2011.

    I’ve changed the text on my website to:

    Wireless Media Limited, the company behind the application for Phantom FM in the license application back at that stage registered the Trade Mark ‘Phantom’ in Ireland in 2004, and the address for service of notices relating to the Trade Mark was changed to FR Kelly in 2011

    Thanks

    Brian

  2. Johnny Sums

    If I was to speculate I would say that this registration is less likely to be a rival group applying for the Trade Mark but more likely it is the incumbent (TXFM) trying to make sure that the aforementioned rival group don’t get to use the Phantom name in their application. Whoever that rival applicant group might be :)

  3. eoinindahouze

    Similar to what I’m trying to do! I have recorded a radio demo of the old music tv show Nightshift up on my SoundCloud & Mixcloud. Boy do I miss that show.

  4. James

    Check out 8radio.com web and app. managed by Simon Maher who was previously a founder presenter and General Manager of Phantom 105.2. Less chat and tunes lot more eclectic than TX

    1. Simon Maher

      Thanks for the plug James! We’re also on FM Friday to Sunday in Dublin (94.3), Cork (106.7), Limerick (105.5) and Galway (89.5) until the end of November. Agree with Richard and Johnny on this one – I can only imagine it is the incumbents making sure someone else doesn’t grab it. Wish I had thought of it! Seriously though, I can’t imagine anyone else applying for the Phantom/TXFM licence using the Phantom name. Whoever applies this time around will surely want to build a “new” thing or build on a currently trading brand name…..

      Simon
      8Radio.com

  5. Ed Smith

    Jaysys Ultan…between this and Boards you’ve carved out quite the sideline in whinging on about TXFM. Talk about needing to change the record…

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