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Tony Bruno

Tony Bruno
Tony Bruno & Miss Robin at the NIAF Gala 2010 National Italian American Foundation in 2010.
Born Anthony Joseph Bruno
(1952-06-13) June 13, 1952
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Alma mater Temple University
Occupation Sports Radio Host, Radio & TV Personality
Years active 1970–present
Partner(s) "Miss" Robin Austin
Children Anthony Bruno
Chris Bruno
Deanna Bruno
Website TonyBrunoShow.com

For Tony Bruno, the musician, see Tony Bruno (musician)

Tony Bruno (born June 13, 1952) is a American sports talk radio personality from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Considered by many to be one of the top national Sports Radio hosts in the United States, he is a 40 year sports radio veteran, having worked for National American sports broadcasters including ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Premiere, and Sporting News Radio.

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • Radio career 2
    • WCAU, KFI, and WIP 2.1
    • Fox Sports Radio 2.2
    • Sporting News Radio and KNBR 2.3
    • New show and return to Fox Sports Radio 2.4
    • Return to Philadelphia 2.5
  • Other work 3
    • Madden NFL 3.1
  • Personal life 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life

Bruno is a "South Philly" native. His father served in both the American and Italian Army where his met Bruno's mother, a Sicilian Native. He has one older sister and one younger sister. He graduated from St. John Neumann High School and then from Temple University.[1]

Radio career

WCAU, KFI, and WIP

Bruno's first talk show was on WCAU 1210 in Philadelphia as the morning host.[2] When WCAU abandoned talk in 1991 Bruno moved to Sports Talk as a co-host of

  • www.TonyBrunoShow.com
  • Tony Bruno Podcast
  • Tony Bruno @ Facebook
  • Tony Bruno @ Twitter
  • Tony Bruno @ Myspace

External links

  1. ^ http://articles.philly.com/1995-06-30/living/25689356_1_wip-weekend-programming-urkel
  2. ^ a b c "Sports talker Tony Bruno resigns from 97.5 The Fanatic - Philadelphia Business Journal". Retrieved 2015-08-26. 
  3. ^ "Tony Bruno Out at 97.5 The Fanatic | News | Philadelphia Magazine". Retrieved 2015-08-26. 
  4. ^ Morning Buzz: More radio days ahead for Tony Bruno?
  5. ^ THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
  6. ^ Tony Bruno Returns! Tony Bruno Joins JT "The Brick" As FOX Sports Radio Delivers Head-Turning, One-Two Punch To Its Evening Lineup
  7. ^ http://www.crossingbroad.com/2015/03/radio-wars-tony-bruno-and-josh-innes-claim-victory-over-mike-missanelli.html
  8. ^ http://www.crossingbroad.com/?s=radio+wars
  9. ^ http://www.radioink.com/Article.asp?id=2947981&spid=24698
  10. ^ http://www.docksidecondominiums.com/blog/2015/04/tony-bruno-finds-phillys-good-life-at-dockside/

References

Bruno is divorced with three grown children, Anthony, Chris and Deanna. He lived in Venice, California for 11 years, but has moved back to Philadelphia, PA as of September 2011. He lives with his longtime girlfriend and Producer/Manager Robin Austin. [10]

Personal life

Bruno is the host of EA Sports Radio, a show that has appeared on the 2005, 2006, and 2007 versions of the Madden NFL video game. The show has Bruno listing statistics and accomplishments from the previous "week" of play. In addition, he "interviews" players and coaches, takes calls from listeners, and even asks trivia questions.

Madden NFL

Other work

Bruno retired from radio in July 2015[9]

On January 30, 2015 he announced his return to WIP in Philadelphia, quickly becoming the number 1 station in the area.[7] [8]

On October 13, 2014, Bruno debuted the "Tony Bruno Show" podcast. Bruno has made a number of remote broadcasts of the podcast, including from Radio Row at Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, AZ.

On June 26, 2014,Bruno left the station after a new contract could not be agreed.[2]

On January 18, 2010, Bruno, paired with Harry Mayes, returned to a daily show from noon to 2 PM on ESPN.

Return to Philadelphia

On July 30, 2009, Premiere Radio Networks announced it had partnered with The Content Factory to distribute Bruno's show across the Fox Sports Radio network beginning August 10.[6] Bruno left in September 2011 after his contract was not renewed.

On September 29, 2008 Bruno got a new show called Into The Night with Tony Bruno which featured his Executive Producer Tim Cates and introduced Robin Austin. It first aired live on the West Coast from 7 to 10pm on am 570 KLAC, the top ranked Sports station in Los Angeles. After one month exclusively on KLAC, it was syndicated around the country on November 3. Bruno aired the show from various major sporting events.[5]

New show and return to Fox Sports Radio

In January 2008, it was announced that Bruno's show on Sporting News Radio had been cancelled, though KNBR hoped to have him continue working with Radnich.[4] He did return to working with Radnich, until August 1, 2011 when Radnich announced KNBR management has decided to drop the half-hour segment with Bruno after 16 years.

In 2006, he signed with Sporting News Radio. The Tony Bruno Show appeared on Sporting News Radio and on XM Satellite Radio weekdays. He hosted there from 2006 to 2008, in the same morning show time slot. He was carried on XM Sports Nation for most of the show's run on Sporting News. Bruno also did a daily half-hour with Gary Radnich on the Gary Radnich Show on KNBR in San Francisco.

Sporting News Radio and KNBR

Bruno would eventually be unable to come to a contract renewal agreement with Fox. He left radio for 9 months to tour the world and entertain offers.

In 2000, Bruno moved to Los Angeles, launching the Fox Sports Radio network. Once again, Bruno played the role of a pioneering host for an up-and-coming sports radio network. Bruno hosted #1 Rated The Tony Bruno Extravaganza morning program with Andrew Siciliano. During this time, Bruno was frequently a guest host on Fox Sports Network's The Best Damn Sports Show Period. Prior to heading west to California, Bruno hosted a morning show on 620 WDAE in Tampa.

Fox Sports Radio

[3]'s new radio network in 1992 as one of the first hosts. He remained at the station until 2000.ESPN He later joined [2]

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