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Ray Roa

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Covers:  music, travel & leisure, tampa, art, fod, tampa bay, food, craft beers and microbreweries, spirits and distilleries, sports, recreation
Husband. EIC @cl_tampabay. 📧 rroa@cltampa.com Past: @SubApologist @TB_Times @TBTsoundcheck @GasparillaMusic.

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Biography

Currently: Music Editor, Creative Loafing Tampa.
Former: Tampa Bay Times/TBT*, Suburban Apologist, Gasparilla Music Festival

College bylines and an obsession with music led to a highly educational run with 24-hour music website [Consequence Of Sound] (http://consequenceofsound.net) before a door opened in the waning months of storied Tampa, Florida music magazine REAX.

Publisher Joel Cook eventually asked me to helm a new project, Suburban Apologist aka [SubAp!] (http://suburbanapologist.com),…

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@rayroa — 1,448 followers, 19,358 tweets

Guthrie's fried chicken is officially open in Tampa  https://ift.tt/33TgKOZ 
New Greek bakery and eatery 'Psomi' opens next month in Tampa  https://ift.tt/32ymsFF 
New St. Pete wine and hookah bar, Copa, opens next week with free bubbly  https://ift.tt/31xcLG6 
Florida judge blocks law requiring ex-felons to pay fees before they can vote  https://ift.tt/31vGH5w 
Inside Tampa Bay’s 10 most expensive mansions currently on the market  https://ift.tt/2VVBrXF 
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Editor for The Hawkeye at Hillsborough Community College

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Who hasn't?

How is social media changing news?

Inaccuracies. Vague Twitter messages.