Tony Bruno New and NoteworthyThe guest of Episode 37 is Tony Bruno, host of his new podcast, aptly titled, “The Tony Bruno Show”.  Tony a Philadelphia radio icon, hosting the morning show on 610 WIP-AM (now 94 WIP-FM) and most recently worked mid-days at 97.5 The Fanatic.  Tony also has had national notoriety as one of the original hosts on ESPN Radio and Fox Sports Radio.

 (As a side note: Tony recently returned to WIP filling in on the afternoon time slot with Josh Innes.  This has led to speculation that a return to terrestrial radio may be imminent.  It’s also started a Twitter battle between Tony and Mike Missanelli, afternoon host at The Fanatic.  You can read about it here.  Our interview was recorded prior to this.)

 Some of the topics discussed:

  • Why Tony chose to do a podcast instead of returning to radio
  • His podcasting partnership with Liberty Broadcasting Company, which features shows from Kyle Scott of Crossing Broad and Bleeding Green Nation
  • Tony’s listener base being national despite talking mostly Philly sports on his podcast
  • The do-it-yourself aspect of podcasting compared to working at a radio station
  • The advantages to doing a show live on remote
  • Using his established relationships to build his podcast quickly
  • The differences between local and nationally syndicated radio vs. a podcast
  • Tony’s Twitter following and how he got to 52,000 followers.  You can follow him here.
  • The full story behind why Tony is no longer at 97.5 The Fanatic
  • The role Robin Austin (Miss Robin, Tony’s girlfriend and producer of his show) has played on and off the air
  • Reuniting with Angelo Cataldi and Keith Olbermann
  • How Wing Bowl got started and grew into the Philly institution it is now
  • The perception of Philly fans nationally and how the Philly sports scene compares to other cities
  • The Jimmy Rollins trade to the Dodgers and why Tony feels Jimmy Rollins is one of the most important sports figures ever in Philadelphia.
  • Whether he feels J-Roll is a Hall of Famer and who from the 2008 World Series Champs may make it to the Hall
  • How far the Dallas Cowboys can go in the playoffs
  • Tony’s opinion on whether the Eagles will try to move up to get Marcus Mariota and who Tony thinks the starting quarterback will be next season
  • The challenge of keeping listeners talking when teams aren’t competitive

Other links:

The Tony Bruno Show on iTunes

The Tony Bruno Show website

Tony Bruno on Twitter and Facebook