Simon Maher, founder, 8Radio: ‘My motto for life? Find the joy’

The founder of 8Radio.com would love to see the new Media Commission allow for the development of digital radio and further FM licencing

Simon Maher, founder, 8Radio.com. ‘My dad was a busman so there was always a part of me that wanted to work on the buses. Truth be known, there still is’

For Irish fans of indie music, few if any stations are as influential as 8Radio.com, the online station set up in 2013 by Dubliner Simon Maher. Maher, 51, has previous form in rock radio – he was one of the original founders of the late, lamented indie station Phantom 105.2, where he presented an afternoon show and acted as the Dublin station’s general manager. With regard to the genesis of 8Radio, Maher, who is also ...