Ray Brown is a broadcast veteran with more than 30 years experience in commercial and public radio and television. His first gigs were at WNRI in Woonsocket, RI, and WJAR in Providence, RI. In the late 1970s, Ray landed a job at Cape Cod's WCOD-FM, where he served as a host until he moved to Boston in the early '90s. He's now been broadcasting on Boston's classical station, WCRB 99.5 FM, for fifteen years. Ray frequently hosts pledge drives for WGBH TV and radio in Boston, as well as for PBS. He's also the voice of Simon and Schuster's Pimsleur language-learning programs.

Beginning in February of 2015, Ray began appearing as a regular guest on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon. The topic: birds.