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]

Map of radio affiliates

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[edit]

City Callsign Frequency
Apalachicola WOCY 106.5 FM
Altamonte Springs/Orlando WORL 660 AM
Apopka/Orlando WBZW 1520 AM
Avon Park WFHT 1390 AM
Brooksville WWJB 1450 AM
W280DK 103.9 FM
W223CK 92.5 FM
Cocoa WKQK 1300 AM
Dade City WDCF 1350 AM
Daytona Beach WELE 1380 AM
Englewood WTZB 105.9 FM
Gainesville WRUF 850 AM
Homosassa WXJB 99.9 FM
Fort Myers WFSX 1240 AM
Inglis WXZC 104.3 FM
Jacksonville (Limited) WJXL & WJXL-FM 92.5 FM
1010 AM
Lakeland WONN 1230 AM
Naples WNOG 1270 AM
Orlando W288CJ 105.5 FM
Panama City WLTG 1430 AM
Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte WCCF 1580 AM
Sarasota WSRQ 1220 AM
W295BH 106.9 FM
Tampa (Spanish) WAMA 1550 AM
Tampa WMTX 100.7 HD2
Bayonet Point/New Port Richey W256CT 99.1 FM
Gulfport/St. Petersburg W233AV 94.5 FM
Wesley Chapel South W275AZ 102.9 FM
West Tampa/Tampa W290BJ 105.9 FM
Zephyrhills WZHR 1400 AM

Alabama[edit]

City Callsign Frequency
Prattville (Montgomery) WIQR 1410 AM

Pennsylvania[edit]

City Callsign Frequency
Hazleton WAZL 1490 AM

Former affiliates[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]