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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 35 years of on-air experience.  The Home Team is heard exclusively on Talk Radio 860  WGUL from 11AM to 1PM every Saturday.

  Paul Porter
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 the central Florida’s busiest announcers and has hosted the 2-hour Sports Talk Radio Program “The Home Team” every Saturday for the last nine years.  In addition, Paul spends the winter season announcing games between Tampa and Orlando.
Often after a game Paul puts on his media hat and can be found in the locker room acting as a correspondent for WFAN in New York the country's first all-sports radio station, as well as the Associated Press Radio Network and the Bay Area’s Metro Networks.
His work ethic is unparalleled, working on radio and doing the PA for games at night," said Bill Wickett, senior vice president for communications for the Lightning and the St. Pete Times Forum. "We (Palace Sports Entertainment) saw the energy Paul brought to the building for the Magic games and told him eighteen years ago to bring some of that energy to the Lightning games.

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 11:00 – 1:00 every Saturday.


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Barb Yoder