RedFM presenter Ray Foley to leave station after six years

"You just can’t imagine how excited I am to start afternoons on Today FM."
RedFM presenter Ray Foley to leave station after six years

One of Ireland’s biggest radio personalities, Ray will bring conversational fun and cheekiness to the Today FM weekday afternoons. Picture: Denis Minihane.

RAY FOLEY has been announced as the new voice of afternoons on Today FM, leaving Cork’s Red FM after six years with the station.

The Mayo radio presenter is no stranger to Today FM listeners, having presented a multi-award-winning show on the station for many years.

"You just can’t imagine how excited I am to start afternoons on Today FM, I’m so buzzing to get started with a brand-new show," Ray said. 
"Every day for the last nine years, my key card for the building hasn’t worked, so we might need to get that looked at. 

"Our last song in 2012 was Example - We’ll Be Coming Back For You One Day and now we are!” 

 Rival radio-show presenter Ross Browne, who presents the breakfast show on 96FM, had a tongue-in-cheek response to the news. 

Ross Browne.
Ross Browne.

“We’re not concerned with what the show that we’re beating is doing," he said. "We focus on us and what we do and our chemistry and content speak for itself. 

"I didn’t even know it was Ray Foley until last month. I thought it was Ralph Foley.” 

Today FM has announced a whole schedule shakeup with Pamela Joyce set to host her own lunchtime show. and Early Breakfast presenter Paula MacSweeney taking up a new slot in the evenings. Ian Dempsey is adding an extra hour to his morning show.

“I’m going to try and still get up at the same time (5am) but just do things quicker at home!," Ian said.

"There will be days that I may have forgotten to brush my hair (nobody will notice that!) but I hope we can bring our famed music, entertainment, information and positivity to our legendary listeners whenever they wake up!” 

“Today FM has previously, and now will once again, be the home of the best music and entertainment talent in radio," James Brownlow, Managing Editor, Music & Entertainment, Bauer Media Audio Ireland said.

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