Phantom founder launches new radio station

Phantom founder launches new radio stationSimon Maher, the founder of Phantom FM, is launching a new radio station,, at midnight this evening.

The station has a licence to broadcast on FM in Dublin, Cork and Limerick for 15 weekends until 7 July, and online every day.

The frequencies are 106.7 in Cork, 105.5 in Limerick and 94.3 in Dublin.

Maher set Phantom 105.2 up as a pirate station in 1996. The station won a licence for an alternative rock station for Dublin in 2004 and, following a legal challenge, went live on 31 October 2006. Maher left his position as general manager in 2011 after Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp bought a 30pc stake in the station.