Few sports radio hosts have enjoyed the storied career that Tony Bruno has. From becoming the first sports radio personality to host a national sports morning show for three different national networks (ESPN, FOX Sports Radio and Sporting News Radio), to making a local impact for Sports Radio WIP, and 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia, to being featured in the EA Sports Madden NFL game (2005-2007), it’s been a great ride for the South Philly native.
And the news just got better.
At the 2019 Barrett Sports Media Summit, BSM President Jason Barrett will recognize one of sports radio’s original trailblazers by introducing an award in his honor. The Tony Bruno Award will be given to a current member of the sports radio industry who is unique, unafraid, and cutting thru on the national level. BSM will announce the inaugural recipient of this award at a later date. Plans are for the award to be distributed on an annual basis at future BSM Summit’s.
“From coast to coast throughout his career, Tony Bruno has delivered,” Barrett Sports Media President Jason Barrett said. “Perhaps even more impressive though than Tony’s contributions to ESPN Radio, FOX Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, WIP, and 97.5 The Fanatic, is his track record of helping to elevate new voices. Mike Golic, Harry Mayes, Mark Willard, and Andrew Siciliano are just a few of the people who’ve shared a studio with Tony and professionally benefited. To not recognize this man for what he’s meant to the sports radio business for nearly thirty years would be an outrage.”
“I’ve been blessed to be a part of the top sports operations in America – working with some of the greatest talents in the industry – and am honored to have the privilege of an award in my name to honor those who continue to make sports radio an important part of everyday life for millions” expressed Tony Bruno. “I look forward to seeing Jason and everyone in attendance this February in Los Angeles.”
A total of four awards are scheduled to be distributed to deserving industry members who best exemplify the meaning behind each honor at the two-day event. The 2019 BSM Summit is an industry only event, taking place at The Grammy Museum inside the Clive Davis Theater on February 21st and 22nd in Los Angeles, CA. To purchase tickets, reserve a hotel room or inquire about speaking or becoming a sponsor, email Jason Barrett at [email protected].