About Tony D

Bio for Tony D, Sports Talk King

 
     
 
 
 

 

About Tony D

 

Age Group of your children – I have a six year old son and a two-year old daughter

 

Radio Awards and Achievements –

2007 Best Radio Show – Colorado Springs Independent

2006 Best Radio Show – Colorado Springs Independent

2005 Best Radio Show – Colorado Springs Independent

2003 Best Sportscast – Colorado Associated Press

2002 Best Sportscast – Colorado Associated Press

1999 Rising Star- Las Vegas CBS Radio

 

Bio Info:

Tony Desiere began his broadcasting career in high school. Too short to actually play basketball, Tony decided to follow the team around and do play-by-play into the coach's video tape. That led to some guest appearances with a local station and before he knew it, he was a journalism student at the University of South Carolina.

 

After finishing his degree at the University of New Hampshire, Tony worked for WGIR-AM in Manchester as part of the largest radio sports department in the state. He covered the New England Patriots rise in the mid 90s under Bill Parcells, which led to a horrifying incident where Coach Bill screamed at another reporter for asking a dumb question. Terrified, Tony decided to keep his mouth shut for the rest of the year.

 

While in New Hampshire, Tony covered every motor sport event at the local speedway, including three Winston Cup races. He interviewed a young driver named Jeff Gordon, who was getting his feet wet in NASCAR. Ironically, Tony and Jeff share the exact same date of birth, but unfortunately not the exact same climb to greatness. While Jeff won millions of dollars and took home four championships, Tony had to settle for three New Hampshire Golden Microphone awards that did not come with a big oversized check, nor a kiss from the Winston Girl.

 

Tony moved onto Las Vegas where he covered sporting events for KSFN. A few years later, he arrived in Colorado where he served as Sports Director for KNRC. Two Associated Press awards later, he made his way down to Colorado Springs to work at the Sports Animal.

 

An avid golfer, Tony plays whenever he can. He started teaching his son Christopher the game, much to the delight of his wife Lori, who can't wait to get them both out of the house. Tony's lifelong dream is to play one round of golf at Pebble Beach, St. Andrews and Augusta National. When not watching the latest sporting event, Tony can be found at home teaching his son how to play golf and putting up with the championship ego of his Florida Gator wife, Lori.

 

 

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Topics discussed on show – Sports, entertainment and his family life.

 

Type of people discussed on show – Athletes, Coaches, family, entertainers

 

Media Golf Events – Tony is extremely active in the Rocky Mountain Golf Writer’s and Broadcasters Association. The group travels all over the Rocky Mountain region playing in many events and talking with many golf professionals. The organization meets annually at the Golf Expo in Denver every February and conducts meetings every summer in locations such as Vail, Granby and Albuquerque. It was very active in promoting and covering The International and will be very active with the US Senior Open coming to Colorado Springs in 2008.

 

Tony is also a Media participant in the Colorado Avid Golfer Magazine’s Media Madness tournament where he plays for the Open Fairways charity in Colorado. In 2004, Tony finished in the quarter-finals out of 32 players. In 2005, he came up one two-foot putt short of playing in the championship match. Although the event took 2006 off due to staffing reasons, Tony has helped earned over $2000 for the charity since playing in the event.

 

His golf game is a frequent topic on the show and talks not only about new equipment that he is trying, but courses he has played. His home course is Antler Creek in Falcon, Colorado.