Tampa Bay Rays Radio Network

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The Tampa Bay Rays Radio Network is a 21-station radio network (19 A.M, 2 F.M. plus 2 F.M. translators) in the southeastern United States and Pennsylvania that broadcasts baseball games and related programming for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball. Additionally, there is a 2-station Spanish language network which brings the number of radio stations carrying the Tampa Bay Rays to 23. Since 2009, WDAE/620 in St. Petersburg, Florida, has served as the flagship station for the network.[1]

In addition, WGES/680 in St. Petersburg, Florida airs games in Spanish but is not part of the network.[2]

Announcers[edit]

Andy Freed has been part of the Rays Radio Network since 2005 after spending time with the Pawsox Radio Network as an announcer there as well as the Trenton Thunder.

Dave Wills also started with the Rays Radio Network in 2005 after 11 years with the Chicago White Sox. He has been broadcasting sports since 1991 when he was the first announcer for the Kane County Cougars.

Neil Solondz joined the Rays Radio Network for the 2012 season as pregame and postgame show host. He spent the last eight years as play-by-play broadcaster for the Durham Bulls, the Rays Triple-A affiliate. Solondz also had several stints filling in as Rays pregame and postgame show host the previous two seasons.

On the Spanish broadcasts, Ricardo Tavaras does play-by-play and Enrique Oliu provides color commentary.

Stations[edit]

Flagships (2 stations + 1 translator)[edit]

  • WDAE/620: St. Petersburg (2009-)
  • W237CW/95.3: St. Petersburg (rebroadcasts WDAE)
  • WGES/680: St. Petersburg (Spanish)

Affiliates (24 stations)[edit]

Florida (21 stations + 4 translators)[edit]

Alabama (1 station)[edit]

Pennsylvania (1 station)[edit]

Former affiliates (8 stations)[edit]

See also[edit]

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