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jesus christ...

Nothing like a bit of religio-ska to get you into mass of a Sunday...



kc: nkotb...

You probably need to watch this video.


Or he may have called me a wanker - although that's far less likely, right?


This pic was taken on a bridge near Ashley Cole's house...


done in 60 seconds...

These are HILARIOUS! Movies made by normal people and squashed down to 60 seconds.

Plenty to choose from once you get clicking...

Bye bye!


Got this in the post from UPC (or Chorus NTL) - they have added ESPN and ESPN America (not my cuppa tea) along with all these:

I'm most excited at the prospect of FX (don't they show Colbert every night?)

Best bit is that they come into effect "after 1st January 2009". Eh?


kudos right back...

Found this on YouTube - super random and nice!




top spec...


Cooper moved out today.

He's moving in with Emma & Ian in Kildare.

Believe it or not, I'm missing him already... I must have a heart after all.



more head...

We found this little chap on the motorway yesterday evening, no collar and I think he may have been run over.


He’s the business though. I don’t think we can keep him.


top ten...

Stayed in the very nice Days Hotel in Castlebar last night and decided to take the little missus to Westport for the weekend that's in it. Which got me thinking of:

The Top Ten Things I Do When Staying In A Hotel Room:

1. Look in all the drawers.
2. Warn my wife that she oughtn’t lift anything in the minibar because we might get charged if it’s one of those modern networked ones.
3. Get annoyed that the telly is on with “Welcome, Mister Foley” when I arrive because I never know how to turn it off.
4. Check the channels for porn but never watch it for fear of a “Ray Foley Looks At Porn” scnadal.
5. Regardless of how long I’m staying, I try to use as little shampoo or shower gel as possible from the little bottles.
6. Take what’s left of the little bottles home and never use them.
7. Miss breakfast because I slept in and forgot to order room service.
8. Never unpack, just leave the bag on top of that flat wooden yoke with the metal strips on it.
9. Wake up in the middle of the night because the air conditioning is too hot and I don’t know how to correct it.
10. Get a pint of water with ice at the hotel bar before going to bed.


the real thing...

Thanks to Nordy for sending this on... Super funny!

Bye bye!


With Valentine's approaching, Ann's been bitten by the love bug.



I don’t know what’s wrong with me at the moment. In the six years I’ve been living in this house, I’ve never really felt the need to tidy up before. My study (playroom) is the worst area: it’s a bloody tip most of the time – except for this week.

I’m slowly going through the room section-by-section, chucking any shit I don’t want or need. The CD’s are sorted and ready to be cleared. I threw out all the stuff from my “filing cabinet” last week, and tonight it’s the drawer full of manuals for gadgets I’ve already forgot I bought. Can you believe I’ve had four little digital cameras in six years? What a waster!

I found manuals for:

  • A super-slow (and ancient) DVD-R writer. Long gone.
  • A USB TV card I never use.
  • Portable Sony mini disc recorder.
  • Numerous Nokia phones. My first bill phone had a load of manuals. It was a Nokia 6110i and I was bricking myself about moving from credit to bills. I still am.
  • An airbed, which I bought off late night JML telly and have a second one free.
  • Xbox – these were big offenders. Each comes with a wad of papers.
  • PS3 – not so much.
  • A USB pen/styus yoke that lets you write on-screen.
  • An Aldi copycat George Foreman Grill.
  • A strimmer.
  • A BT internet router.
  • Numerous wee Creative mp3 players (pre-ipod).
  • My first laptop – a massive 15”, 25kg Dell Inspiron.
  • The second airbed.
  • A crappy MPEG-4 DVD Player from China off eBay. Still works.
  • A DodgyBox, which doesn’t work any more.

And several perfectly square, minimalist Apple gadget manuals from cheaper items off the Apple site, like mice and keyboards. With the free Apple stickers!

Anyway, I filled a recycling bin with all that junk and now I have a spare drawer!


Time to buy some junk to put in it.


Matt’s on air picking through the George Lee story – and he still has Brian Lenihan to come after half five. I can’t turn it off or leave the office – I’m waiting for the next ad break but I need to be in the gym by six.

ScreenHunter_05 Feb. 08 17.06

No FM radio on iPhone by the way before you say it.

And I’ll miss some of it in WunderRadio before you say that.


I’ve set up blog publishing for my YouTube account and this blog.

ScreenHunter_11 Feb. 07 20.37

But nothing’s happening. Can’t find anything on the Google either.


to do…

I have kept too many CD’s over the years and the time has come to stop buying CD shelves (my dinky house cannot accommodate any more) and start sorting the wheat from the chaff.

The video below shows what I’ve got.

That’s two-deep. So, there are just as many CD’s there that I can’t see if I’m trying to find them.

Hmm. So what am I definitely keeping?

photo 4 photo photo 2 photo 3

By the way. Should I have an apostrophe in “CD’s?”


Following part one in our series of daft people who email the show, we're delighted to present part two. From Yvonne.

From: yvonne xxx []

Posted At: 05 February 2010 12:12
Posted To: Foley
Conversation: Your show sucks!
Subject: Your show sucks!

Dear ray,

Myself and my colleagues changed the radio channel here in our office this week from 2FM to Today FM. I have to say that your show is extremely irritating between 12 and 2.30. Almost enough to make us change back to 2FM! Please play some decent music and enough of the dier chit chat between you and your co-presenter.

Yours sincerely,

Yvonne XXX


From: Ray Foley []

Posted At: 05 February 2010 14:42
Posted To: Foley
Conversation: Re: Your show sucks!
Subject: Re: Your show sucks!

Dear Yvonne,

Thank you for your email, and apologies for the delay in replying. We’ve spent the last two hours debating the meaning of the word “dier”.

It’s a statistical fact that only morons listen to 2FM. So you really should never have switched in the first place.


Ray Foley


From: yvonne xxx [

Posted At: 06 February 2010 15:56
Posted To: Foley
Conversation: Re: Your show sucks!
Subject: Re: Your show sucks!

Dear Ray,

I have already made the switch back to 2Fm where I can continue to enjoy QUALITY experienced DJ's.

I found your response to my e-mail very sarcastic, immature and unprofessional. Cleary a case of sour grapes on your part!

I look forward to sharing my 'Ray Foley/Today FM' experience with at least 10 people. I'm quite sure that the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland may be interested in hearing about my experience also. I'll be sure to forward them our e-mail correspondence.

Yours etc.
Yvonne xxx


From: Ray Foley []

Posted At: 06 February 2010 18:33
Posted To: Foley
Conversation: Re: Your show sucks!
Subject: Re: Your show sucks!

Dear Yvonne,

Once again, apologies for the delay in replying to you. Your last email had such a profound effect on me that I've spent the time since then considering your perception of me, my show, my performance, that of my co-presenter, and especially the “sarcastic, immature, unprofessional sour grapes” contents of my reply email to you. It is only upon that considered reflection that I can accede that your initial email entitled “Your Show Sucks!” was intended as a mature, reasoned cogitation on the nature of afternoon radio in Ireland today, and not the stupid, bitchy rant I initially took it to be.

After consideration, I must now confess that what I said in my last email to you was completely wrong and I should never have sent it. That’s because it’s not a “statistical fact” that only morons listen to 2FM. It’s only a widely-held belief - and I should never have presented it as fact. In fact when you think about it, if all the morons were listening to 2FM, who'd be listening to 98?

I can, however, assure you that it is a statistically proven fact that the only time a 2FM DJ has ever “experienced quality” is when he’s listening to Today FM.

I look forward to sharing my 'Yvonne/XXX' experience with at least... eleven people. I'm quite sure that the misguided eleven dweebs who read my blog every day should get a kick out of it if nothing else. Those poor dumb bastards are so braindead from random YouTube clips and pictures of me with D-list celebrities they’ll be positively ecstatic when they see a bit of text. They might even be able to read it! That’s


Ray Foley

PS: I'd say the Broadcasting Complaints Commission might be the place you're looking for?

PPS: Since you're online, I was wondering: would you consider voting for me in the Meteor Irish Music Awards? All the details are on the website: Thanks!


Funky Phone Boi Al and I have been working on our list of

"FaceBook groups I'm gonna set up but are probably set up already":

- I have my email set to auto-delete any emails from FaceBook.

- No, I don't want to be your friend. I don't know you. Ignore.

- Accept friend request? Three friends in common. Ruth Scott, Brez and KC. Because those bastards accept everyone. Ignore.

- When I ignore people, can they tell? Because I just don't like you but I'm too polite for you to know that.

- I have used Doppelganger week to take the complete piss out of everyone I know. Especially Tracy.

- I love it when the slagging gets out of hand. Especially with Tracy.

- Shit. I don't remember accepting a friend request from that prick.

- Shit. I don't remember accepting a friend request from that bitch.

- Am I able to delete people from my friends list without them noticing?

- I hit publish. Read back over it and think "shit, my boss is on my Facebook list"... think about it and decide "nah, he'll be cool with that" leave it up, but worry about it a bit for the rest of the day.

- From Bebo: Quiz - How well do you know me? Not at all.

- I think Facebook groups are to give lazy journalists something to write about.

- I'm on the toilet reading this on my iPhone. That's what I think of my friends.

- If I'm updating my status, it means I'm using my iPhone. If I am using my iPhone and have the time to be on Facebook, I'm probably on the toilet. So my status should REALLY read "Having a Shit" or "About to wipe".

- I think people who tag photos have too much time on their hands.

- If I'm invited to your event and say maybe, I really mean no.

- There's always that one guy, isn't there? Right on the friend/not a friend borderline. I wish that guy would just shut the fuck up about my status.

- I don't like looking at photos of my friends on the piss with their other friends. They look like they have a much better time with them than they do with me.

- That chick from school/college/my old job is not as hot as I remember. And she's married with kids.

- That chick from school that you knocked back? It turns out she's hot now, and banging the nerdy little shit shit from PE class who's got his own Pharmacy now.

- I see that all of my friends were on the piss together last night. Without me.

- I'm only on Facebook because other people tell me I should be.

- I'm secretly too old for Facebook.

- I'm only on here so I can check if the girl I scored last night was as good looking as I told all my friends she was.

- I'm only on Facebook to make sure any that girl I shagged last night doesn't know any of my friends, so they can't see that she wasn't as hot as I say she was.

- Isn't Facebook just Bebo really?

- Perving on people on Facebook is ok. Doing it on Bebo could get you arrested.

- Gráinne Seoige makes even a dog look sexy.

- Why is it always the people I don't really know that comment on my pictures?

- I'm only on Facebook to cynically promote my radio show/gigs/band/job/events. Tick where appropriate.

- Stop telling/showing me that you love your boy/girl friend. You'll look like a dickhead when you eventually break up.

- "Facebook is an effective, efficient marketing tool".

- I love seeing bitchy comments about people I don't like written by other people.

- Products/Services/Businesses/Bands are not individuals that can be my friends... Stop creating profiles for your latest pipedream.

- Bands: Facebook will not get you spotted. So fuck off back to MySpace.

- Actually bands: MySpace will not get you spotted either. It's not 2004 anymore and the novelty has worn off. What, you think you just need to get your tracks out there on Napster, maybe get it on the soundtrack to an episode of The O.C. or maybe Dawson's Creek and then you'll be sewn up? Fuck off back to your Ma's Garage.

- I love seeing twenty employees replying to a boss/manager's status update. eg "Thinking of going for a shit". Replies: "Great idea, asskiss, lol" x20. You know who you are, and yes, if you're wondering if it's you - it's definitely you.

- I want a "Don't Like" button on Facebook.

- I already know what day it is and how you don't like Mondays and love Thursdays and Fridays, are hungover on Saturdays and thinking about work tomorrow on Sundays.

- If there are two girls in a girl's profile pic, it's always the profile of the least attractive of the two.

- I have a professional headshot in my profile pic because I'm an ugly bastard.

- I have a black & white photo in my profile pic because I'm an ugly bastard.

- Stop posting youtube videos of Jeff Buckley singing Hallelujah in some shitty night club in New York. We all know its a good song, but it was a good song 15 years ago.

- Stop posting your thoughts on the latest performances on the X-Factor. Danni, Cheryl and Simon are competent professionals piad to do the job for you.

- Yes, I can believe what Cheryl is wearing tonight. See? It's on the telly... See? She's wearing it... See?

- Your holiday photos - unless I was there, or someone is getting naked, I don't care. And you look sunburned in all your pics.

- I don't rely on your Facebook status updates to keep me abreast of world news and current affairs. Well done. You can watch/read/listen to the news, and have an average ability to type from memory. If you copied and pasted, then you ARE an idiot.

- If there are ten people available to chat right now in the bottom right corner and you don't want to chat with any of them - are they really your friends?

- You send me a chat "Hi Ray!" then "this person is offline" appears. It's because I have a faulty internet connection.

- Stop posting about what's on the Late Late Show. If I felt I wanted to watch the Late Late Show on a Friday night, I'd be dead already. Same goes for Jonathan Ross.

- So you got your picture taken with a famous person? You reckon they have that photo as their profile pic too?

- If Facebook is suggesting I add someone with whom I have 28 mutual friends, there's probably a reason we haven't added each other by now.

- I do not add people from primary school I haven't seen in years.

- I do not add people from secondary school I haven't seen in years. Why? Jeez, I dunno.

- 14 people like this. They need to get out more.

- I was one of the people who said that Facebook would never take off.

- Just because you're my biological father and you're still married to my mother doesn't mean I'm adding you on Facebook. Ignore.

- Family link? What kind of a family needs Facebook to keep them together? You people need help.

- Auto-feeding your Twitter stream to Facebook is disrespectful to your friends and an insult to the whole social networking process.

- If I see that a friend of mine has found a sheep and some eggs in Farmville I think they're a sad fuck, no matter how much I like them.

- If I see that a friend of mine has found a sheep and some eggs in Farmville and it's during working hours I think they're a lazy sad fuck, no matter how much I like them.

- I think Mafia Wars is a bit cooler than Farmville. But you're still a sad lazy fuck.

- The only thing I have in common with you is that we grew up in the same town/neighbourhood ten years ago? That's all? I mean, we didn't even speak? Ignore.

- I don't want to know about your weight loss. You were fat and now you're less fat. Good for you.

- I don't want to know about your hangover. I'm probably hungover too.

- I don't want to know about your shitty job. If you hate your own job that much how do you think I feel reading about it?

- I don't want to know about your charity run. You are not a better person than me.

- Sunday morning status updates of "I have the fear" will only attract your friends BACK to your profile to see the photos of you locko from last night, when your "friends" eventually put them up.

- If Facebook has to tell me to get back in contact with you we're probably not really friends. Our relationship has corroded to such an extent that a crawling robot algorithm is trying to keep it alive. No thanks. Ignore.

- I know some asshole is watching me on Facebook while I'm in work. And I don't give a fuck.

- I talk to Facebook out loud. eg Picture of someone's uncle, shitfaced at wedding. Comment. "Fuck off". Like. "Nope".

Ray (& Alan)

Cheers to Alan for that.


it's just lazy...

The next Ray Foley Show Lazy Radio Tour will take place in the TF Royal, Castlebar, Co. Mayo on Thursday 11th February.

Tickets are available on as well as from the Royal Theatre Box Office on 0818 300 000. Tickets are priced €15.00 incl. booking fee, other service charges may apply.

For further information please check the Royal Theatre website on: or

Come see us!


shave or dye...

Hi guys,

No doubt you've heard us mention the Today FM Shave or Dye campaign, in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Well, you can sponsor us with a nice shiny €2 by texting the word "SHAVE" to 57080, or you can donate online here.

You can get involved yourself as well and shave or dye your own hair, details are on Today FM's Shave or Dye page.

Thanks to all those who've donated so far and a big thanks in advance to all of you who intend to give something over the next few weeks!


These are the lovely lunatics who were in playing choons with us today:


You can check them out on MySpace:


The just class Amanda Byram was in today. She totally fancies me.


Man. I’m really rocking that dickhead look.


That’s better.

Amanda’s doing the Meteor awards again this year. Feb 21st, 9pm, RTÉ 2,


nifty moves...

Phil "I love me Jaffas" Cawley sent this around work today... And it's pretty frickin good.






This is what we’ve been perusing over the weekend.

It is exactly what it says on the tin. Some choice snaps:



And my personal favourite:


Good GOD!


Hey Foley,

It's true what they say, apparently, you can find absolutely anything in Tesco.

This particularly useful item was located in it's Clonmel store.

Love the show,


mickey set