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Tony Bruno (born June 13, 1952) is an Americanmarker sports talk radio personality from Los Angelesmarker, Californiamarker.

He is a sports radio veteran, having worked at all four of today's national American sports broadcasters: ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio and the Content Factory; he has held a job at one of the three networks near-continuously from 1992 through today.

Biography

WCAU and KFI

Bruno has been involved in news, talk and sports in his distinguished career and has hosted general talk at WCAU 1210 in Philadelphia where he ws the morning host and KFI in Los Angeles as a fill-in host. When WCAU abandoned talk in 1991 Bruno returned to Sports Talk as a co-host of 610 WIP's Morning Guys show with Angelo Cataldi and Al Morganti.WIP went from a dying AM station to one of the most dominant sports talk stations in America, with the morning show leading the way.

ESPN Radio

When ESPN decided to launch its own radio network in 1992, they tagged Bruno to be one of the co-hosts. Bruno co-hosted ESPN Radio's Gamenight on weekends and continued to co-host The Morning Guys on weekdays. In 1995, Bruno joined ESPN Radio full-time and co-hosted the Bruno-Golic Morning Show with former NFL Player Mike Golic. (Bruno left the morning show in 1999 and was replaced by current co-host Mike Greenberg.)

Fox Sports Radio

In 2000, Bruno moved to Los Angeles, launching Fox Sports Radio network. Once again, Bruno played the role of a pioneering host for an up and coming sports radio network. Bruno hosted 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.

Bruno would eventually be unable to come to a contract renewal agreement with Fox. He left radio for 7 months to tour the world and entertain offers.

Sporting News Radio

In 2005, he signed with Sporting News Radio. He hosted there from 2005 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.

The Tony Bruno Show appeared on Sporting News Radio and XM Satellite Radio Channel 144 on weekdays from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Eastern Time, and on Sirius Channel 123 on weekdays from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Eastern Time.

Relationship with Gary Radnich

Gary Radnich announced on his January 28, 2008 show that Bruno had left Sporting News Radio and the future of his daily half-hour with Bruno was uncertain. Bruno's last show on SNR was on January 18 and he departed the network when his contract expired in April 2008.

Tony was in the San Francisco Bay Area and appeared live in the KNBRmarker studios with Gary Radnich on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28. He mentioned on February 28 that he would be on daily until March 8, after which he would go on vacation. He also mentioned that he had 'sat down' with Lee Hammer, Program Manager of KNBR. Since his vacation, he has returned to regular broadcasting with the Gary Radnich Show, and has announced he will be returning to nationwide radio September 29, 2008 with his own show.

Madden NFL

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.

Dan Patrick Show

On July 16-18, 2008, Tony filled in for Dan Patrick on The Dan Patrick Show.

Returning to radio

On September 29, 2008 Tony returned to radio as host of Into The Night with Tony Bruno which had first aired live on the West Coast from 7 to 10pm on am 570 KLAC- the top ranked Sports station in Los Angeles. After a one-month "shakedown" exclusively on AM570, it was syndicated around the country on November 3. This show is produced by The Content Factory, the same people who produced The Dan Patrick Show before he was added to the Fox Sports Radio lineup in January 2009. As of January 20, 2009, the show has been picked up and distributed by Westwood One. Bruno airs the show from various locations around the country depending on the event going on, such as the Super Bowl, the NCAA Final Four and other various major sporting events.

Return to Fox Sports Radio

On July 30, 2009, Premiere Radio Networks announced it had partnered with The Content Factory to distribute Tony Bruno's show across the Fox Sports Radio network beginning August 10 . Tony will take over the same 10 PM to 1 AM timeslot on the east coast, while former timeslot host JT "The Brick" will move to overnights, replacing the pre-recorded clip show, Fox Sports Soup. The Content Factory will continue to produce the show, but Westwood One will cease distribution.

DIRECTV Sports Group

On October 22, 2009, The Content Factory made it official that Tony Bruno's program was being sold to DirecTV. Company peer Dan Patrick's show was bought in the deal as well. The show is now produced by the newly formed DIRECTV Sports Group. The distribution arrangement with Premiere Radio remained unchanged.

Personal life

Tony's father died when Tony was 10, of leukemia. Tony regularly visits his mother and mentions her and, last summer, re-shingled her roof.

Bruno, is divorced with three grown children and resides in Venice, Californiamarker. He attended Temple Universitymarker in Philadelphiamarker, majoring in political science and journalism.

Catchphrases

  • "Exactly Right!"
  • Self-proclaimed "Mr. Monday Night"
  • "You gots to get down"
  • "Beauuuuutiful", referring to something good
  • "That's an outrage"
  • "It's not my style to rip people, but..."
  • "That's good knowledge"
  • "Slap It Up, Flip It And Rub It Down"
  • "What's in the boxxxxxx?"
  • "They got pole-axed"
  • "You got a big one in there?"
  • "[Team Name] got boatraced."
  • "Tomfoolery and hijinx."
  • "Get out of here with all that crazy stuff."
  • "I'd like to thank the (Team Name) for participating in (Event Name). Pick up your commemorative (Disparaging Slogan For Team's Failure) t-shirt on the way out."
  • "JAAAACK!"
  • "It's a (fill in the blank)ation sensation"
  • "Here's my Stone-Cold lock"
  • "Wadddahhhppp"
  • "Thank you, Mr. President"
  • "Nobody cares!"


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