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Kevin Ray

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Kevin has been a part of the Valley broadcast landscape for more than 18 years now. His versatility has allowed him to work in both Television and Radio in that span. As a result, he’s become one of the longest tenured sports Broadcaster’s in this fast growing marketplace. Kevin is currently in his 6th year as host of the Phoenix Suns TV pregame & halftime show (Gametime) where he works with Suns Ring of Honor member Tom Chambers. Along with these commitments he’s also the Radio Play by Play voice of the Phoenix Mercury where he’s entering his 13th season. He’s also recognized as the Voice of High School Sports in the valley as the play by play voice for Cox Communications high school sports package. He’s currently in his 9th year of calling the games for Cox channel 7. His work with Cox has also included hosting the stations coverage of the Phoenix Open in previous years where he hosted the Preview & Wrap Up shows. Doing voice over’s for different companies is another area that Kevin has added to his credentials. Kevin earned a reputation as one of the top broadcasters in the Phoenix market during his tenure with KTAR one of the country’s top News Talk & Sports stations, where he spent 14 years.(93’-07’). During his time at KTAR Kevin held several different positions and titles. Kevin’s accomplishments with KTAR showed his unique versatility as a broadcaster. He went from Producer to Talk Show Host, Program Director, Sports Director and beyond. In those 14 years Kevin’s work was recognized by the Associated Press & other media outlets on numerous occasions with broadcasting awards. Kevin and his wife Marci reside in Glendale with their children Devon, Zachary & Alexandra.

MOST RECENT POSTS

Karma Kisses The ASU Sun Devils

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Karma can be a cruel but sometimes sweet master. Today, it all depends on which part of Arizona you live in.

Arizona State Head Coach Dennis Erickson Will Return: Devil Of A Decision?

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With ASU Athletic Director Lisa Love confirming that men's football head coach Dennis Erickson will return next season, the team needs to look at improving in a number of areas.

Cam Newton Allegations Add to NCAA College Football Woes

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The Cam Newton debacle is just another in a series of symptoms for a broken NCAA system.

Senseless Death Raises Questions, Needs Answers

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The death of Notre Dame videographer Declan Sullivan has shed light on the poor decision making of head coach Brian Kelly. Did Kelly's potential negligence play a part in Sullivan's accident?

NFL Hit Parade Hatchet Job

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Although the NFL is cracking down on hard hits lately, it has a past of using those same blows for profit, and the fans often love the brutality. A return to proper tackling technique may help...

SHOCKING NEWS: Economy Stinks And Agent Paid Players!!

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The recent revelations that an NFL agent paid college players is a surprise to no one. But what can (or should) be done about it?

'Junk' Mail, Mr. November, Grab Ass Gone Wrong!

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This week, Kevin Ray touches on Bud Selig's antiquated rule of Major League Baseball, the NBA's use (and abuse) of its refereeing, and Brett Favre's man parts. But not literally.

For The Media, Every Day Is 'Stupid Question Day'

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There is no end to the stupid questions that the media asks player, coaches and GMs.

Do You Remember When The Games Stopped? Lessons Learned From 9-11

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Kevin Ray reflects on the anniversary of the attacks on 9-11 and the importance of sports in our country.

NFL And NBA Lockouts: SPORTS APOCALYPSE NEARS!

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Both the NBA and NFL are facing lockouts next season. How should fans prepare if the end really is near?

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