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Morning Fanatics with K-Ray and Bauer

Morning Fanatics with K-Ray and Bauer

Monday-Friday 6am-9am

Arizona’s all new local morning show hosted by Kevin Ray and Mike Bauer.

Kevin Ray (@kray1) is back on the Phoenix airwaves.  Ray just finished his 4th season as play by play voice of the Dallas Cowboys for Compass Media Networks and also handles basketball play by play. He also works nationally for Turner Sports having done sideline reporting for NBA Playoffs and NBA Summer League. Has been a fixture on the Phoenix Suns TV package for the last 12 seasons where he’s done pregame/postgame hosting as well as sideline reporting. In addition, Kevin is the television play by play voice of the Phoenix Mercury & Arizona Rattlers.  Ray also does numerous Voice over projects as well as speaking engagements and emceeing events.  Was a longtime fixture on KTAR 620 Radio in Phoenix working in a variety of roles from Talk Show Host, Anchor, Reporter as well as Program Director and Sports Director.

Mike Bauer (@MikeJackBauer) joins The Fanatic as the co-host of The Morning Fanatics after almost 13 years at FOX Sports 910 Phoenix (formerly XTRA Sports 910).  While at KGME, he hosted a variety of different shows over the years in addition to working behind the scenes as Assistant Program Director, Executive Producer and sports update anchor.  Bauer’s shows won multiple awards in Phoenix and outside of Arizona over his years at KGME and the programs were asked to fill in for The Jim Rome Show, The Dan Patrick Show and The Rich Eisen Show nationally.  Mike is also beginning his eleventh year as the In-Game host of the Arizona Diamondbacks, where his face-for-radio can be seen on the big screen at Chase Field.  In addition to his hosting at D-backs games, Mike has also hosted events/games for various charity and private events, the Coyotes, ASU football, ASU baseball and actually got his emceeing start with the Phoenix Roadrunners in a previous lifetime.  A die-hard Sun Devil and proud Cronkite School grad; Bauer is also a huge D-backs fan (duh!) and still follows all the teams in his hometown of Chicago – even the God-awful Bears. bauer@1580thefanatic.com

Rich Gray (@RichGray1580) joins The Fanatic as the producer/technical director for The Morning Fanatics with Kevin Ray and Mike Bauer. Gray previously spent 9-plus years at NBC Sports Radio AM 1060, starting as a part-time board operator and working his way up to Program Director in 2014. While at KDUS, Gray hosted his own show (The Blitz with Rich Gray), produced several other shows and covered many big sporting events in the Valley of the Sun. Gray also served as a NFL and college football sideline reporter for Sports USA Media, covering the Arizona Cardinals, ASU and UofA from 2012-2016. Rich is an Arizona State alum (married to a Wildcat) and a die-hard Fanatic of the Chicago Cubs.