Coming up this Saturday starting 11AM, we look at the Lightning's playoff battle with Montreal, we also look at the Rays pitching dilema and their lack of hitting, plus we talk about why the Rays are refusing to sign a long term television contract.  Don't miss The Home Team with Paul Porter this Saturday here on Talkradio 860 WGUL!

How I See It:  It's obvious to me that the Rays are refusing to sign a long term television contract, because they don't know what their future is long term in the Bay area.  Stu Sternberg wants a new stadium, and until he can see some sort of commitment from either Tampa or St Petersburg, he is not willing to commit long term to Tampa Bay.  Can you blame him?!



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Paul ‘Pipes’ Porter is the arena voice of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Storm, Orlando Magic and the ‘Press Box’ voice of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  The Home Team is a two hour Sports Talk program with an emphasis on listeners’ phone calls, special guests and informative news items.  Paul is a veteran of the broadcast industry with 37 years of on-air experience.  The Home Team is heard exclusively on Talk Radio 860  WGUL from 11AM to 1PM every Saturday.

Paul Porter is a familiar voice who exhorts cheer for the Tampa Bay Lightning and is a local celebrity of sorts. Radio listeners call in to chat with him about their favorite local teams and often stop by to say hello at sporting venues all over Tampa Bay. Paul’s also known as the PA voice for the Orlando Magic, Tampa Bay Buccaneers & the Tampa Bay Storm.

Porter was the former play-by-play and public address announcer in his native Cleveland for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 1980-84, Porter settled in Tampa in 1985 after being hired by the Tampa Bay Thrillers of the Continental Basketball League.

Paul is one of  Central Florida’s busiest announcers and has hosted the 2-hour Sports Talk Radio Program “The Home Team” every Saturday for the last seventeen years.  In addition, Paul spends the winter season announcing games between Tampa and Orlando.

Both Paul and the entire team at Salem/Tampa are thrilled to have him as the official announcer for Talk Radio 860 AM WGUL’s weekday “Sports Minute” and the live broadcast of “The Home Team” that airs between 11:00am – 1:00pm every Saturday.