Tampa Bay Rays Extend Broadcast Agreement With IHeartMedia Tampa Bay's WDAE


Tampa, FL – March 30, 2021 – The Tampa Bay Rays announced today an extension of its comprehensive broadcast agreement with iHeartMedia Tampa Bay, effective through the 2025 Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season.

iHeartMedia Tampa Bay’s WDAE (95.3FM | 620AM | 96.7FM | 95.7HD3) will continue to serve as the Rays’ flagship radio station throughout the regular 2025 Major League Baseball season. In addition, the new broadcast agreement will include audio from every Tampa Bay Rays’ game, which can be heard on WDAE and streamed live on the station’s website and the iHeartRadio app. The broadcast agreement will also include ancillary programming such as a weekly one-hour “This Week In Rays Baseball” program featuring the biggest names from the Tampa Bay Rays. 

“I’m excited to extend the long-term partnership we’ve enjoyed with the Tampa Bay Rays since 1998,” said Chris Soechtig, Area President of iHeartMedia Tampa/Sarasota. “From Spring training through the entire season, fans can listen to the play-by-play of each game on Sports Radio 95.3WDAE, the flagship home of The Rays.”

iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Tampa Bay market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with 3 billion app downloads and more than 145 million registered users.

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia Tampa Bay owns and operates WXTB-FM, WFLZ-FM, WFUS-FM, WMTX-FM, WBTP-FM, WDAE-AM, WFLA-AM, WHNZ-AM, WRUB-FM, and is part of iHeartMedia. . iHeartMedia, Inc. [Nasdaq: IHRT] is the leading audio media company in America, reaching over 250 million people each month. It is number one in broadcast and streaming radio as well as podcasting and audio ad tech and includes three segments: The iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group; the iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group; and the Audio and Media Services Group. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.