Ray is a lifelong El Pasoan and has been involved in local high school football since high school. He's served as a football official (umpire) doing high school and lower games. He's also known as an announcer for three-plus decades, doing high school, baseball, football, basketball and boxing. Ray is the originator of Friday night football at 600 ESPN while serving as a sports radio sales manager. While a rival station had a single game on Friday, Ray innovated the format by doing as many games as possible through the night. He was the first to introduce cell phones at stadiums for our reporters to use (depending on cell coverage) and even had a deal with a local provider. As far as anyone can tell, that made Ray the first in the nation to do so. He's also the longest running on-air reporter for high school football on a regular basis. He's even served as an interim host of SportsTalk when there was a vacancy and the station was trying to get Jon Tiecher hired. (He couldn’t come in immediately as the Diablos were in the playoffs.) In civilian life, Ray is the Executive Vice President of the El Paso Association of Builders and the stadium announcer for the Chihuahuas (completing his second year). He follows UTEP and the Cowboys, as well as the Padres (mostly because he know some of those players).