About Ray Foley
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On today's show, Remember Glee? Well Ray is a self-confessed and fully grown 'gleek' (that just means fan, by the way). We had a good reminisce on some of the show's best musical numbers and even spoke to 'super-gleek' Ciara, who even wears a Glee nightgown to bed! And Irish band The Saw Doctors are playing a huge homecoming gig in Tuam, Co. Galway in August! We spoke to guitarist Leo Moran all about the gig and how the band are doing today. Listen to the entire show by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.
On today's show, Ray told us all about his skincare routine... for his elbow! This (somehow) led to a conversation about funny noises you can make with parts of your body, and it turns out there are loads! And Ray has managed to connect a new Irish football program for girls to a classic kid's TV show. We spoke to Irish international Áine O'Gorman about the Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter Program. Listen to the entire show by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.
Today we revived a classic Ray Foley Show segment from back in the day, where we gave you the biggest and best in funny entertainment stories... in our own unique way of course! We chatted with a woman who has named her newborn baby after a character from The Last of Us! And there's been a lot of debate lately about which county the town of Ballinasloe is in. We may have settled it once and for all on today's show! Listen to the entire show by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.
It might be a Thursday, but there's an awful lot of Friday energy about the place as we gear up for a la-la-la-la-la-la-long weekend! Ray's kids were off school today, so we gained two new co-hosts. Throughout the show we had multiple requests to hire the Foley boys full time due to their unmatched on-air charisma! And there's been huge news for the media industry today with Ryan Tubridy announcing his departure from The Late Late Show. Who will take his place? Our resident TV and streaming expert Ciara King joined us to discuss this, as well as updating us on the latest shows for you to get stuck into! Listen to the entire show by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.
Ray is a self-proclaimed expert at impersonating Northern Irish actor Liam Neeson, but it seems he has been humbled by some of the great attempts made by our TodayFM listeners during today's show! And Twitter is up in arms about a sketch aired on Saturday Night Live that leaned into some old Irish stereotypes. Was it offensive, or have we all forgotten how to take a joke? To find out, we asked for your best Paddy Irishman jokes! Listen to the entire show by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.
We're a year into broadcasting here on TodayFM and Ray feels the show needs a new name! The general consensus seems to be some variation of 'The Afternoon Slump', and you gave us plenty of hilarious variations to work with! And we spoke to the coach of a Dublin rugby team who have been called up to help Ireland win the Grand Slam this Saturday! Listen to the entire show by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.
Ray is sounding unusually optimistic this week, what's gotten into him? It must be... a four day week! That just means we'll have to squeeze even more ridiculousness into each show! We spoke to OTB's Adrian Barry about Ireland's rugby hopes this St. Patrick's weekend, and Hollywood came calling in the form of Henry McKean who chatted to us all about our disappointing night at the Oscars. Listen to the entire show by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.
Today's the day! The Big Busk for Focus Ireland has officially kicked off. We had some live feet on the ground around Ireland to keep us updated on how our fantastic buskers were doing. Ray checks in with Shelly Gray on how the Sligo gang are getting on. Ray and JP are also joined by 'The New Brass Kings' in studio who give us a killer live performance. Ray even takes a go on some brass instruments himself, take a listen to find out how he did - that's if you can bare it. For the full chat click the 'play' button on this page.
Ray attended hypnotist Paul McKenna's show last night, which is supposed to help the audience to gain 'instant confidence' in their lives. He feels a new lease on life today, and seems to have turned into a bit of a man about the office! And The Big Busk for Focus Ireland is happening tomorrow with performances around the country! Ray has been practicing his tuba skills non-stop, and decided to give us a live performance on today's show, but he may have cheated a little... Get all of the info on how to support The Big Busk over on todayfm.com. Listen to the entire show by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.
After a few days holiday, the prodigal son has returned. Producer extraordinaire JP is back in the hot seat, and just in time for us to celebrate International Women's Day! To mark the occasion, we asked you to do your best impression of men complaining about not having an International Men's Day, which yielded some hilarious results! And Annette Freeman joined us in studio to tell us about some great Irish women we may not have heard of! Listen to the entire show by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.
There's a lot of talk about snow this week, and Ray can't seem to contain his excitement. So if you'd like to hear him attempt to sing a song from Disney's Frozen live on TodayFM, you're in luck! And we spoke to a man about a jellyfish. A giant glitterball jellyfish that will feature in this year's Eurovision, to be more specific. Listen to the entire show by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.
JP is off today, so the lovely Orla is filling in. Will she be able to fill his abnormally large shoes? And The Big Busk for Focus Ireland is happening this Friday on TodayFM and around the country! Ray is feeling the pressure as he tries for hone his trombone skills... One of our buskers for Focus Ireland is the young Roe Bryne, an incredibly talented musician who stopped by for a chat and an exclusive performance live on air! Find all of the info for the big busk over on todayfm.com. Listen to the entire show by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.
Ray's very considerate wife sent him a text message today with a photo of a few things she got for him in the shop, including Solpadeine, toothpicks, and some Wine Gums, captioned '#MiddleAgedLove'. So on the show we asked you to 'tell us you're old without telling us you're old.' The result, as you'd imagine, was hilarious! And we've been giving away a weekend break for two all week long. Today's winner turned out to be one of our most heartwarming callers ever! Happy Friday! Listen to the entire show by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.
In a world where we can access any piece of media from our phones, the times of Nokia ringtones seems like a very distant memory. But get ready to relive that high pitched fever dream all over again on today's show! And Ray has said he usually gets cast as the 'incompetent dad' when he does voiceovers for radio ads, however he's hoping to attract some new opportunities by showcasing his talent live on air. Listen to the entire show by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.
Social media platform Twitter was down for an hour today, so we decided we'd bring your tweets on to the radio with 'Radio Twitter'. Things didn't exactly go as planned though, with Ray finding himself the butt of the joke as per usual! And if peeling spuds for the dinner is the last thing you want to do, Ray's got a solution. His magic potato peeling machine will do (some) of the work for you so you can spend more time listening to us waffle! Listen to the entire show by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.
Is there any satisfying household chores you do that just brighten up your day? JP has revealed that he loves nothing more than spending an afternoon with his toilet duck! Hilarious comedian Alison Spittle chatted to us over the phone about everything from her new role in EastEnders, to her fake news pregnancy! And we also spoke to Leigh from Silicon Republic about a new product that allows you to kiss your partner remotely using Bluetooth sensors! Listen to the entire show by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.
We had Lauren on the show today who's just gotten engaged! And her engagement story might just make you cry. A recording of a football chant has been doing the rounds on social media, and it sounds as if the fans are shouting 'Bart Simpson Bouncing'. Odd choice of words for a football game! Can we get to the bottom of it? And there's a new energy drink on the scene that appears to be retailing for fairly high prices. So what's all the hype about? Listen to the entire show by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.
We've been broadcasting from Studio 1 all week, where Pamela Joyce and Ian Dempsey usually do their shows. Turns out it smells a great deal better than ours, no surprises there! Thankfully we've left our own lovely scent of 'Lynx Africa and desperation' as Ray put it, for them to come back to on Monday! And this week we came to the realisation that the show has no merchandise! So a company called Donkey Mug sent us a whole selection, with the faces of all of our beautiful TodayFM presenters. Also on today's show, a news story about the most popular baby names in Ireland! Where do you think the name Ray placed on the list? Listen to the entire show by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.
It's been a worldwide phenomenon for years, and Ray's kids are big fans! Pokémon cards are huge amongst adults and kids alike these days, so we spoke to Tony from PokeBundles.ie, a site that sells real cards at great prices for the Pokémon fanatic in your life! And the king is back! Ciara King joined us to chat about the latest in movies, TV and streaming, including a new season of Drive To Survive. Listen to the entire show by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.
Today we chatted to Clem McMahon, the proud owner of 'Pacino II', a horse who was cloned from the skin cells of another horse who died a decade ago! If that's not mad enough for you, Clem and his cloned horse live in the town of Clones in County Monaghan! And today is Ash Wednesday, so we marked it in our own trademark 'Lazy Radio' style, by remembering the music of Ash!