Well, we finally got there! TBFM was founded and launched on 31st May 2009 and today we celebrate 5 years of none stop support to the independent music scene.
With just over 100 staff now volunteering at TBFM we are not just a radio station, we are a family. Everyone who works here works very hard to bring the best music on the planet to the public ears.
Way back when we were Pure Biker FM we had just 5 listeners and 2 DJ’s but we have worked so hard through some good times and dark times and its the passion of our staff, bands, listeners and supporters from PR to record labels that have helped us get here.
Last week we celebrated our best Birthday Bash ever as for 2 days we partied day and night at The Snooty Fox in Wakefield and showed just a small amount of the talent that TBFM is proud to have been a part of with 14 fantastic rock, punk and metal bands.
We have gone from being just a radio station to a news network with over 2 million website hits a month consecutively for over 12 months. We launched our printed magazine 18 months ago which boasts 25,000 readers in the UK. The recent launch of TBFM Records has been a long time coming and even though we have just 3 bands signed, they have already been added to festivals around the UK as well as launching new music thanks to the help from TBFM.
In the past 5 years we have discovered and played in excess of 5,000 independent bands from all around the world and have seen bands move from pub gigs to headline and sub-headline at major festivals. Discovering new bands is what people come to TBFM for whether it be a listener just looking to extend their music catalogue or a festival organiser looking for some new fresh blood for their stages, TBFM has always been the first port of call.
So, lets all raise our horns to 5 fantastic years of TBFM and lets find more great music!
Today from midday we go on air for a 24 hour DJ request-a-thon. We want to raise money to help fund the station by asking people to donate money for song requests. Whether it be one song or a whole album, we would really appreciate this as our yearly bills come to over £6,000 and we rely on donations to help fund the station.
As a thank you, we will throw 2 weekend tickets to Alt-Fest into the pot for a prize draw tomorrow at 5pm. Everyone who donates will be in the prize draw for one of the biggest and best alternative festivals in the world. Just click this link to make your donation and request >>> CLICK HERE <<<
\m/ Heres to another 5 years \m/