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For Tony Bruno, the musician, see Tony Bruno (musician)
|Other names||Tony Bruno Show|
|Running time||10 PM-1 AM (Eastern), 7-10 PM (Pacific)|
|Syndicates||Fox Sports Radio|
|Exec. producer(s)||Miss Robin|
|Air dates||since August 2009|
|Opening theme||"On my Way" by Billy Boy on Poison|
|Ending theme||"Into the Night by Benny Mardones|
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.
WCAU and KFI 
Bruno has been involved in news, talk, and sports in his career and has hosted general talk at WCAU 1210 in Philadelphia where he was 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.
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. During the 1996 NCAA tournament, Bruno vowed to walk from Bristol, Ct to Syracuse, NY if Syracuse advanced to the Final 4; though he would ultimately welch on this promise after the Orangemen upset Kansas in the Regional finals. 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 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 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 9 months to tour the world and entertain offers.
Sporting News Radio 
In 2006, he signed with Sporting News Radio. 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.
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 21, 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.
Bruno was in the San Francisco Bay Area and appeared live in the KNBR 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. After his vacation, he returned to regular broadcasting with the Gary Radnich Show, and announced he would be returning to nationwide radio September 29, 2008 with his own show.
On August 1, 2011, Gary Radnich announced KNBR management has decided to drop the half-hour segment with Tony Bruno after 16 years.
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, March 1–2, 2010, April 26–27, 2010 October 18–20, 2010, July 5–6, 2011 Bruno filled in for Dan Patrick on The Dan Patrick Show.
Returning to radio 
On September 29, 2008 Bruno 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. Bruno 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.
Return to Philadelphia 
On January 18, 2010, Bruno, paired with Harry Mayes, returned to a daily show from noon to 2 PM on ESPN 950/97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia. The show was originally broadcast bi-coastally from the Fanatic's studios in Bala Cynwyd, a suburb of Philadelphia and Bruno's then-home in Venice, California. Bruno would make occasional trips east to Philadelphia, where he would work with Mayes in the early afternoon before doing his evening show, which was still broadcast on Fox Sports Radio. After September 9, 2011, when "Into the Night" ended its run on Fox Sports Radio, Bruno continued his co-hosting duties with Mayes on their show, which anchors the Fanatic's midday lineup, even doing his show in the middle of his relocation back to Philadelphia in October, 2011.
Almost immediately, Bruno's presence in the Philadelphia sports scene has impacted the station's listener base, which expanded as his followers from his former night time show followed the show online outside the Philadelphia broadcast region.
'Illegal Alien' Controversy 
On August 5, 2011, during a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Giants pitcher Ramon Ramirez hit Phillies batter Shane Victorino with a pitch. The play led to a benches-clearing brawl between the teams, with Ramirez, Victorino and two other players ejected. Following the play, Bruno published a comment on his Facebook page, which automatically posted a shortened version on his Twitter account, referring to Giants manager Bruce Bochy, which was quickly re-Tweeted by several Immigration Rights organizations:
- gutless #!@%*# Giants, Bochy is a coward for having his illegal alien pitcher hit a guy since mighty Frisco boys getting their asses handed to them.
According to a San Francisco Chronicle story, Bruno removed the message, but it had already spread. Bruno subsequently published an apology on his Facebook website page stating: "None of this defends what was posted in a moment of anger on Friday night and I immediately realized how it looked and the stupidity of a bad analogy by removing it, acknowledging it and have felt horrible about it ever since". Bruno has been a longtime advocate of changing the "Unwritten Rules of Baseball" where managers give their pitchers a sign telling them to hit whoever is at bat in retaliation for whatever is going on in the game. He put up a Facebook post, My side of what really happened on Friday night, August 5th.
Personal life 
When Bruno was 10 years old his father died from leukemia. Today Bruno regularly visits his mother, Angelina Bruno, an Italian immigrant who came to this country when she was 18, who makes, Tony claims, the "best meatballs ever." He re-shingled her roof in the summer of 2007. In April 2013, Tony replaced the gate of his mother's backyard fence in a single weekend.  
Bruno is divorced with three grown children and lived in Venice, California, but has moved back to Philadelphia, PA as of September 2011. He attended Temple University in Philadelphia, majoring in political science and journalism.
On November 9, 2012 Bruno promised to donate $10,000 to Temple University and attend every home game for both Mens and Womens basketball.
- Mercury News Morning Buzz
- "Bruno departs Sporting News Radio" (Press release). Sporting News Radio. 2008-01-28. Retrieved 2008-01-29.
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