RADIO WARS: A Rift Between Tony Bruno and Josh Innes May Doom the WIP Afternoon Show
A well-placed source has confirmed that recent events have turned a rift between Tony Bruno and Josh Innes into a chasm.
The details are murky, but the gist is that Bruno, a longtime radio man who has always made it a point to treat listeners and callers with respect*, was put off by Innes’ constant badgering and trolling of his own audience– a conclusion that is obvious to just about anyone listening. Things may have come to a head a couple of weeks ago when Innes made fun of a caller who was clearly under the influence and had an admitted coke problem. Here’s that audio. By the end of the call, Tony, clearly disgusted with Josh’s antics, was encouraging the caller to take care of himself.
A quickly deleted (perhaps accidental) RT late last week from Bruno’s account about Josh getting fired led to these Tweets from Innes over the weekend:
At some point after those Tweets, Bruno made his unhappiness with Innes known to WIP, and that’s why he hasn’t been on the last two days.
I reached out to Bruno, but he declined to comment.
There is more to this story, and I’ll try to bring it to you as the maestro learns reportable details. BURN THE TENTS:
*Something that’s obvious to anyone who’s ever seen Bruno in public.