TBFM Internet Radio started out as a pipe dream for Jason McGuire & Nobby Rooster back in February 2009 but soon became a reality when on 31st May 2009 the station was born. The ethos of TBFM is, as it was at the start, to be there for the bands and the fans. Sounds cheesy but its totally true.
Over the past 4 years TBFM has hosted over 5,000 independent and unsigned bands ranging from
young musicians starting out up to bands now on Worldwide sell out tours. This is something we
have been vocal about and is the message for all bands, if you want to get heard on radio – come to
The station is still run as a non profit company and now boasts over 60 members of staff, all
volunteers. From DJ’s to photographers TBFM is a strong team and also one big family with over
80% of the staff being on board for over 2 years.
TBFM is more than just a radio station though. We are a community with all the DJ’s talking to the
listeners and the bands in the live chat room, manning the stages at major events as well as smaller gigs and supporting bands at their own gigs as much as possible.
TBFM has many things being planned for the future. After launching our magazine last year we are
moving on from there with events and festivals. We have sponsored some amazing events in the
past but plans are already in motion for TBFM to have their own rock and metal festival in 2014.
After 4 very hard working years TBFM would like to thank all the bands for sending us their music,
the PR and record companies for their submissions of music and invites to events, our
photographers and reviewers who are getting their hands dirty right down on the front line, our
street team keeping us promoted everywhere, our faithful and new listeners who we are doing this
for and of course, the TBFM DJ’s without whom none of this could carry on.
We are now the biggest independent rock radio station in the UK and we are still growing stronger
every day and we thank you all for supporting TBFM – The Best For Music.
Here are some quotes from bands and music industry representatives on what they think of TBFM…
TBFM are leading the way for up and coming and breaking artists
Horns up from the bull! Happy Birthday TBFM, sink some shots and keep up the great work guys!
Happy Birthday TBFM! Top station, top people, ace craic! True supporters of the unsigned scene! Long may they continue…let’s get fuckin weird HOOO HAAAA /,,/
On behalf of all bands that you have worked with from Audio Rokit (and ourselves) – A huge thank you for supporting us and our bands, we hope you have a very special birthday. You have helped countless numbers of our unsigned members to get noticed by the people that actually matter. You’re all amazing!!
Thank you for all your guys support and kind words. We hope this coming year for you guys is as great as the one just gone and that we love what you do for this music scene, so keep up all your hard work because YOU KICK FUCKING ASS!!! Happy birthday and Cheers again.
TBFM is vastly moving from strength to strength and rightly so. The radio station covers some bad-ass bands and the magazine is now rapidly taking flight. We wish the TBFM team all the very best. Happy birthday!
From The Ashes:
TBFM are great at supporting new and unsigned bands. Getting through to the final of the TBFM Factor 2012 was a big boost for us. It’s great to know that there are people out there with the passion and drive to give unsigned bands a listen and a helping hand, and keep the flag flying for alternative music.
The BIGGEST independent supporter of unsigned rock punk and metal !
The rest do it Kerrwrong!
Electric Cake Salad:
On behalf of ELECTRIC CAKE SALAD a big thank you to Robo and TBFM for championing us and putting us out there on a regular basis! A great station!!!
Forbiden Management and Promotions:
On behalf of Forbiden Management and Promotions, Thanks to TBFM, Jason and all the TBFM dj’s for the airplay and support you have given over the past 4 years to our bands and events. Living proof that the rock cannot be stopped! The Birthday Bash will be AWESOME! Happy Birthday!
On behalf of Silent Jack, thanks for everything guys! You’re all living legends and we appreciate everything you’ve done for us. Here’s to many years ahead. Long live TBFM!
TBFM are nothing but helpful to all the truly great unsigned rock acts in this country. There is a big need of help and support for us guys on the road to stardom and TBFM are certainly helping us to deliver. Happy birthday chaps!
Thanks for the support and airplay you guys have given us over the last year. Coming from Ireland sometimes its hard to get the support of a UK based station and guys have been brilliant! MUCH RESPECT!!! Keep it METAL!!!
The Artful Codger:
Happy burfday TBFM. Thank you for supporting The Artful Codger over the last few years. You show true guts when it comes to helping unsigned artists get their art heard. Forever in your debt .. keep on keepin on
By Any Means:
TBFM continually support unsigned BRITISH, UK and IRISH acts airing bands that otherwise wouldn’t get any airtime. TBFM factor 2012 was one of the best and fairest contests i have been involved in in my 30 years of playing in bands. Long live the kings of metal radio!
3 Stone Monkey:
Happy Birthday TBFM from all in the 3 Stone Monkey camp still makes us smile to hear our tunes played on your great radio station.
It’s a pleasure working with Jay and the crew from TBFM Magazine. They have shown great support for the bands on Metalbox Recordings and always deliver great results!
On behalf of Deaf Offenders….happy b’day TBFM!! The first station to give us airplay! The best music, the best DJs…simply the best!
TBFM is the bloodstream of the rock underground. Like arteries and veins carry the blood that keeps us alive, TBFM is the conduit for the beating heart of heavy rock. In an age when increasing corporate blandness is sucking the lifeblood from radio, TBFM is a lifesaver–a committed hoard of rock maniacs who dedicate their souls to spreading the word on high quality, heavy rock n roll!
Raz White Entertainment:
TBFM is a great supportive station for so many fresh emerging bands & it’s a huge pleasure to be a part of their 4th birthday celebrations.
For many bands this station is the first platform from where they get their music heard by the masses.
May TBFM continue to grow & be strong in supporting the underground scene.