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Ray Roa

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

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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] ( 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!] (,…

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New St. Pete wine and hookah bar, Copa, opens next week with free bubbly 
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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.