THE Keogh family from Knocklong are preparing for a holiday of a lifetime after they won €5,000 in Live 95FM’s Celebrity-Phrase-that-Pays.
Philip Keogh won the money after he correctly identified Aslan singer Christy Dignam, as the final remaining voice.
For the past few months listeners to the radio station have been trying to identify the seven celebrities, who had been edited together, to say the phrase “I-listen-to-Limerick’s-Live-95-FM”.
Prior to this week, €4,000 was handed out in prize money to listeners who identified the other six voices.
“The only man in the radio station who had the correct answers, Mr. X, created almost as much interest as the nine grand in cash we gave away. We got so many requests for him that I think he will take a long time to come down from the high of his new found fame,” said Gary Connor, programme director at Live 95FM.
Throughout the competition, Mr X posted cryptic clues on Twitter to help listeners to identify the seven celebrities, who included President Barack Obama and US Chat Show Host Piers Morgan.
Speaking after collecting the cheque for €5,000 Philip Keogh said he and his family will be spending the money on a well-deserved holiday.
“We haven’t decided (where we are going ) yet but we are going to make it nice because we don’t know when the next time will be that we will be able to do it so we are going to make it nice and enjoy it,” he said.
Philip’s wife, Sadie said she couldn’t believe it when Philip got through to the radio station on Monday morning.
“Myself and Chloe (Philip and Sadie’s daughter) had four phones going in the kitchen but we could not get through. Philip was lying in bed and he got an answer,” she said.
Joe Nash, chief executive of Live 95FM said: “It was a great competition that created fantastic interest among the listeners to Limerick’s Live 95FM, many of whom did amazingly well in guessing celebrities that were not always the first that would spring to mind.”