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Could it be Louise or Sile in race for Ray's FM role?

COULD one of these be the lunchtime lady to replace Today FM's Ray Foley?

Radio bosses are searching for someone to fill the quirky broadcaster's shoes -- and some of our top female voices are among the frontrunners.

Louise Duffy and Sile Seoige are being tipped as possible replacements.

Foley announced last week that he would be hanging up his Today FM headphones and heading over to rival station 98FM.

The DJ exits the national station in November but the race to find a replacement is already on.

"The bosses are looking at several different presenters," a spokesperson for Today FM confirmed. "There are a lot of names in the mix, but nothing definite."

The spokesperson went on to say that the station would not be restricting themselves to another male presenter. "At the moment, anyone is a contender. We aren't specifically looking for male presenters."

There is speculation that DJ Louise Duffy is a candidate for the slot. Mayo native Louise (27) joined the station last March.

Despite being a newcomer, she has built up a loyal listenership to her early morning show, and says working in radio has always been a dream of hers.

"I gave up a career in law to pursue the broadcasting dream -- and then Today FM approached me."

But Louise, who is currently dating footballer turned fashionista Paul Galvin, may not be the 'big name' that Today bosses are looking for. Newstalk's Sile Seoige is also rumoured to be in the running. She is currently fronting Shenanigans with Seoige, a popular Saturday afternoon show on Newstalk.

hnews@herald.ie


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