Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Learning More About Rays Radio’s Dave Wills

The Rays get ready to begin a three-game series in the Bronx, and Steve Carney starts the show by discussing some of the aspects the Rays will have to improve on if they wish to close the gap (0:45).  He also gives his thoughts on former Rays manager Joe Maddon being fired by the Los Angeles Angels (7:00).

Steve is then joined by George Ofman, the host of the podcast Tell Me A Story I Don’t Know, whose latest episode, dropping on June 14, features a conversation with Rays Radio broadcaster Dave Wills (22:20).  George tells us about how he first met Dave at a long-defunct sports service in the mid-1980s, gives us a sneak preview of Dave’s story about how he got the Rays Radio job, and teases us with a story about Dave, fellow Chicago broadcaster Dan Pompei, and a trip to Tijuana that you’ll have to listen to his podcast to hear what happened!

Click below to listen to the lastest episode of Under The Orange Roof, and subscribe wherever you get your favorite podcasts!

Apple Podcasts podcast player badge
Spotify podcast player badge
Google Podcasts podcast player badge
Castro podcast player badge
RSS Feed podcast player badge

Written By

Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

You May Also Like


We waited last night for word to come down from the Hall of Fame’s contemporary era selection committee.  Would former Rays manager and Bay...


The Tampa Bay Rays announced Wednesday that single-game tickets for the 2024 season at Tropicana Field will officially go on sale Thursday, December 7...


The Tampa Bay Rays and the other 29 teams will all be heading to baseball’s Winter Meetings in Nashville, which officially begin Monday, and...


Chris Archer‘s time on the mound may be over, but his time in baseball is certainly not, as the former Tampa Bay Rays pitcher...