Sunday, December 28, 2014

Tony Bruno resigns from 97.5 the Fanatic

Tony Bruno has resigned from 97.5 the Fanatic, according to a statement from the station.

Tony Bruno resigns from 97.5 the Fanatic

Tony Bruno.
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UPDATE: Tony Bruno posted the below message to his Facebook page:

"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."

 

Tony Bruno has resigned from 97.5 the Fanatic, according to a statement from the station. "Tony Bruno has chosen to resign his position at 97.5 The Fanatic. We thank him for his contributions and wish him well." 

Crossing Broad tweeted earlier this week that Bruno was off the air due to contract negotiations. Matt Nahigian, 97.5's program director declined further comment but said that Bruno's co host Harry Mayes would continue in Bruno's stead while a permanent replacement was found. 

Bruno is a Philly native and a graduate of Temple University. He is a mainstay of sports radio, working shifts at WIP and Fox Sports Radio, among other ventures, before joining the Fanatic. 

I have a message out to Bruno and will update with his comments. 

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