Ray Foley interview: ‘Keeping people company is the most important thing’

The new presenter of Today FM’s 2pm-4.30pm show credits the late Gerry Ryan with igniting his love for radio and reflects on the highs and lows of his own career behind the microphone so far

Today FM DJ Ray Foley: ‘The journalism degree went out the window as soon as I started listening to the radio.’ Picture: Marc O’Sullivan

Ray Foley, the former Red FM presenter who has recently grasped the reins of Today FM’s 2pm-4.30pm show, is thinking back to when he was 17, when he worked summer months at Oasis, the Ballina-based bottled water cooler manufacturer.

“The only radio stations I knew about were 2FM and Atlantic 252. I had no awareness at all of 98FM or FM104, although flicking through Hot Press you’d see an ad for the stations, but I ...