The Tampa Bay Rays Radio Network is a radio network in the southeastern United States 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. 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

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

Map of radio affiliates
Map of radio affiliates

Stations are current as of the 2021 season.[3]

City Callsign Frequency
St. Petersburg/Tampa WDAE 95.3 FM / 620 AM
Arcadia WCXS 106.5 FM / 1480 AM
Bradenton WWPR 1490 AM
Brooksville WWJB 92.3 FM / 1450 AM
Dade City WDCF 102.3 FM / 1350 AM
Daytona Beach WELE 1380 AM
Englewood WENG 107.5 FM / 1530 AM
Fort Myers WWCN 99.3 FM
Gainesville WRUF 98.1 FM / 850 AM
Homosassa WWJB 99.9 FM
Jacksonville WYKB 105.3 FM
Naples WWCN 99.3 FM
Orlando WYGM 96.9 FM / 740 AM
Pascagoula, MS WPMO 1580 AM
Pensacola, FL/Mobile, AL WJNZ 1000 AM
Port Charlotte WENG 98.1 FM
Spring Hill WWJB 103.9 FM
St. Petersburg WGES 680 AM (Spanish)
Zephyrhills WZHR 104.3 FM / 1400 AM

Former affiliates

See also

References

  1. ^ tbnweekly.com January 20, 2009 Rays move radio broadcasts to WDAE
  2. ^ Tampa Bay Rays Official Site - Rays Radio Network Affiliates with coverage map
  3. ^ "Rays Radio - Tampa Bay Rays". RaysBaseball.com. MLB Advanced Meida. Archived from the original on 2021-09-04. Retrieved 2021-10-04.