Tony Bruno Exits 97.5 The Fanatic/Philadelphia
June 26, 2014 at 5:33 PM (PT)
ALL ACCESS has learned that veteran Sports host TONY BRUNO has exited GREATER MEDIA Sports WPEN (97.5 THE FANATIC)/PHILADELPHIA. The resignation comes as BRUNO's contract with the station comes to an end and a new deal could not be reached.
The station released a statement TODAY reading, "TONY BRUNO has chosen to resign his position at 97.5 THE FANATIC. We thank him for his contributions and wish him well."
On his Facebook page, BRUNO posted, "Very disappointed my highly successful partnership with 97.5 THE FANATIC is not going to continue long term beyond SEPT 5th of this year. I chose to use accrued vacation time while my agent attempted to seek a resolution, but it became quickly apparent that wasn't going to happen. Since moving back to my hometown in 2011, I have rejected numerous overtures from major markets and national networks because of my commitment to building the mid-days at 975 and staying in PHILLY. The steady growth even led to hopes of an expanded presence, but that too never materialized. I want to thank all my loyal friends, fans, younger newcomers and faithful advertisers for helping my show achieve ratings success thought to be impossible just a few short years ago. I also want to thank HARRY MAYES and JOE YOUNES for making the 10-12 show fun radio. As always, I will remain active on social media and look forward to bringing the alacrity, tom foolery and hijinks back to the radio in the near future."
BRUNO, the former ESPN RADIO, FOX SPORTS RADIO, and crosstown WIP-A host, has been making weekly appearances on ESPN TV's "OLBERMANN." Will his next move be another network gig?