Dublin-based TXFM began blasting out rock tunes to its audience across Ireland in 1996, when it was known as Phantom FM, but went off the air on Wednesday (26Oct16) due to financial problems.

To mark the end of the radio station the With or Without You musicians recorded a goodbye ditty, which consisted of frontman Bono singing the words "Thank you TXFM" over U2's characteristic guitar riffs.

The radio station's presenters were known for championing unknown alternative Irish acts, but after two years of restructuring and job cuts due to financial difficulties, TXFM bosses decided not to renew its broadcasting licence in March (16).

The station finally ceased broadcasting at 8pm on Wednesday, with the final song played nearly 15 minute long extended version of British band Pulp's 1998 track The Day After the Revolution.