Bruno was the first sports personality to host a national sports morning show on three networks (ESPN, FOX Sports Radio, and Sporting News Radio). He made his mark locally for Sports Radio WIP, and 97.5 The Fanatic, and was featured in the EA Sports Madden NFL game (2005-2007).
Now comes the news that at the 2019 Barrett Sports Media Summit in Los Angeles, BSM President Jason Barrett plans to introduce 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 through on a national level. BSM will announce the inaugural recipient of the award at a later date.
“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 for helping to elevate new voices. Mike Golic, Harry Mayes, Mark Willard, and Andrew Siciliano are just some of the people who’ve shared a studio with Tony and professionally benefitted. To not recognize this man for what he’s meant to the sports radio business for nearly 30 years would be an outrage.”