Tony Bruno Out at 97.5 The Fanatic

The radio station releases a brief statement on his departure.

Greater Media Philadelphia, owners of the ESPN-affiliated sports talker 97.5 The Fanatic, released a very brief statement today announcing that Tony Bruno has resigned 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.”

Bruno was off the air this week, reportedly over a contract dispute. His name is no longer on the station’s website.

Bruno, a Philly native and Temple graduate, worked at Philly talk radio stations in the 80s and 90s, then went to ESPN for most of that decade. He bounced around in the 2000s, eventually landing a gig hosting the 97.5 late morning show with Harry Mayes in 2010. After co-hosting the show from California, he moved to Philadelphia about a year in.

You also might remember him from the in-game radio show in the 2005, 2006, and 2007 versions of Madden NFL Football.

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  • Donald Sterling

    The radio station releases a brief statement on his departure.
    Then McQuade cuts and pastes the statement from the radio station
    Cutting edge reporting by Danny boy

  • James Ryan

    Well, there goes listening to The Fan for me…except for Missanelli.
    Everyone else is a bore — boring “lack of personalities” from mediocre
    Connecticut School of Broadcasting. No Phil from Mt. Airy, no Bruno?
    What a waste of talent. Missanelli goes and that radio station is as
    good as dead to me and many others.

    • PJ

      agreed tony bruno was the man, but i can’t stand phil from mt airy

  • Dcpage

    No Phil Fromm mt airy, no Bruno. The other host, except, Mickey miss are Boeing. Sean and John are silly. Guess I’ll listen to CBS on Itune radio

    • dan

      wow that ruins my mornings

  • Lovetorun

    Sorry to see Tony go. Did not listen everyday, but he is a very good host. Most of the hosts (on either station) are snoozers, homers, or uninteresting.

  • Jeff

    Except for Mike Miss. Will be back to wip. Tony was great. BAD MOVE !!!!

  • Danny Chris

    This is crazy ! Are you serious ????? pay the man! I’ll start a new sports radio for him ! He is always welcome !