Thursday, July 30th 2009
Tony Bruno Returns! Tony Bruno Joins JT "The Brick" As FOX Sports Radio Delivers Head-Turning, One-Two Punch To Its Evening Lineup
Press Contact: Rachel Nelson
LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2009 - The FOX Sports Radio Network announced today that beginning Monday, August 10, Tony Bruno, one of the top sports talk radio hosts in the U.S., will rejoin the network line-up in the 10 p.m. - 1 a.m. ET/7 - 10 p.m. PT timeslot. Produced by The Content Factory, Into the Night with Tony Bruno will feature Bruno's entertaining, informative and candid takes on the day in sports, as well as popular culture, lifestyle and more. His trademark, no-holds-barred approach to radio will continue to captivate listeners across the country. As part of this addition, JT "The Brick" will shift to the 1 - 6 a.m. ET/10 p.m. - 3 a.m. PT timeslot. The move gives JT one hour of AM drive time on the east coast to entertain commuters on the drive into work. The back-to-back positioning of these programs will create eight hours of the most compelling, live, interactive, evening programming in sports radio.
"I'm proud to be a part of the team at FOX Sports Radio and excited about the growth and development of the network," commented Bruno. "My program provides the perfect landscape for speaking with athletes, celebrities and fans about the biggest and most important stories and sports topics."
"I'm thrilled to continue my partnership with the FOX Sports Radio Network," commented JT. "What we've accomplished over the last eight years has been amazing, and I look forward to broadening my audience in this new timeslot."
"Tony Bruno is one of sports-talk radio's most talented personalities, and we couldn't be more excited to welcome him back to the network," commented FOX Sports Radio Vice President/General Manager, Don Martin. "This is a significant step in the growth of FOX Sports Radio. Tony and JT will create a one-two punch that will dominate the evening hours."
About Tony Bruno
Tony Bruno is a radio veteran with more than 35 years in broadcasting. His career began at the age of 18 at Philadelphia's legendary WFIL Famous 56. Bruno served in various positions including newscaster, street reporter, sports reporter, and later, sports talk host. Local award-winning sports coverage of the Philadelphia teams in the 70's caught the ears of New York executives and landed him his first network job in 1980 - anchoring weekend updates for RKO Radio Networks. In 1992, Bruno joined ESPN for the launch of their national radio network and eight years later, joined FOX Sports Radio for the network's launch in 2000.
Bruno's radio journey has led him to become an award-winning reporter, anchor and talk host at the highest level in the industry. He has regularly appeared on the Best Damn Sports Show Period on Fox Sports TV, as well as many local and national television programs. EA Sports chose Bruno to be a part of the most successful video game franchise ever, hosting a radio show inside Madden NFL 2005, 2006 and 2007. In 2004, Los Angeles Magazine named him to their list of the 101 best things in LA ("Best Of LA" edition), and The Los Angeles Times has said Bruno is "possibly the best sports talk show host in America." As he enters his fifth decade of broadcasting, Bruno's youthful energy, desire to keep learning, and passion in everything he does, remain stronger than ever. Couple that with his personable and approachable style, infectious laughter and overall love of life, and there is no wonder why that translates to a very loyal following of listeners, affiliates and sponsors.
About JT "The Brick"
JT "The Brick" joined FOX Sports Radio as the afternoon host in June 2001, and became host of FOX GameTime React in 2002. Today, JT continues to deliver the latest sports news and information as he catches fans up on the day's biggest events. He's joined each night by anchor Tomm Looney - the ultimate tough guy with an attitude to match. Looney turns things up a notch as JT shares his hard-hitting thoughts and opinions. Their outspoken, fast-paced dialogue is second to none, and listeners can't miss a single moment.
Prior to joining the network, JT hosted the overnight show on the Sports Fan Radio Network for six years. Not content with doing just one show each day, JT went on to host both his overnight show and a national afternoon show for Sports Fan. JT has worked for the Oakland Raiders since 1998 on television and radio and currently hosts the weekly TV show The Raiders Report on Comcast Sports Net. In addition, he has appeared as a guest expert on many network television shows and is a regular sports columnist for MSNBC.com.
About FOX Sports Radio
The FOX Sports Radio Network, based in Sherman Oaks, Calif., is a division of Premiere Radio Networks in partnership with FOX Sports. All entities have combined their considerable resources to develop a turnkey personality driven and caller intensive programming opportunity for radio stations nationwide. With studios also in New York, Washington, D.C., Miami, Tampa, Phoenix, Seattle, and San Antonio, the FOX Sports Radio Network can be heard on nearly 400 stations, as well as FOXSports.com on MSN and XM Channel 142.