Tony began collecting music even before they took the training wheels off his bicycle. At first, it was 45's, then LP's and finally CD's. Somewhere along the way, he also acquired a hefty amount of dreaded 8-track tapes as well. As a young child, Tony was influenced by the great radio stations of Cleveland (especially Kid Leo at WMMS). Then, when his family moved south as a teen, Tony absorbed the progressive sounds coming out of the Triangle, NC area. Tony parlayed both of his loves (music and broadcasting) into a 20-year radio career in the NC, and Dayton, OH markets (most-notably a nine-year stint as full-time announcer at rocker WTUE). During his tenure in the broadcasting field, Tony had the chance to interview over 100 bands, both local and national.
Tony started Icon Fetch in April of 2010 with an interview with legendary musician Tommy James. Since then, he's produced over 130 shows, chatting with the late Solomon Burke, Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love, reclusive synth pioneer Thomas Dolby, Grammy winner Shelby Lynne, and Beach Boys' engineer Mark Linett (just to name a few). He and his staff also write reviews of albums, both current and classic (there are over 200 currently on our site).
Besides his obvious obsession with record collecting, Tony also enjoys jogging, reading, cooking, watching classic movies and NFL games on Sunday. He (sort of) plays guitar, bass and drums, and is currently in a local Dayton band that plays out about once a month.
You can reach Tony by clicking here.