Real Name - Anthony Robert DeNicola
Air Name - Tony Dee
Tony is married to Dianne Frailey high school sweethearts both from Edison High School class of 72 since 1975. Tony and Dianne have a son named Brian, born 2/14/85 who also works PT for WMTR. Today Brian attends Rutgers and is following in his dadís footsteps and also works for WABC 770 in NYC and Sirius Satellite Radio as Cousin Brucies producer of his Saturday-night live oldies show across America.
Tony and Dianne are both graduates of Middlesex County College, 1974. Tonyís degree is in Electrical Engineering and Dianne in Nursing. Today Tony is a Disc Jockey and radio engineer, while Dianne is a RN and business manager of the familyís co-owned AM radio station WODI in Brookneal.VA.
Tony started in radio in 1976 at the age of 21 after graduating from the School of Broadcasting and announcing in NYC. His first job was at WFMV 106.3 FM in Blairstown as a weekend DJ playing solid gold oldies. He also did news on the stations sister station in Washington, NJ WCRV 1580 AM.
Tony also joined his hometown local station WCTC 1450 AM in New Brunswick in the summer of 1976 working PT for 18 years playing oldies and doing news and also using his engineering skills in building a brand new broadcast facility with the stations chief engineer when WCTC moved from the city of New Brunswick to Somerset NJ. In between all this Tony was also a RF technician FT for Siemens Electronics in Somerset, NJ.
Tony went on to host telethons on NJN Public TV and voice local TV commercials for TKR cable.
Tonyís big break came in 1988 when he went to the big apple, NYC and worked for WEVD 97.9 FM later to become 1050 AM as a big band DJ for 13 years. Tony says it was the best time of his radio career. The career ended in 2001 when the station was sold to ESPN radio. Tony stood in NYC for a few more years as Chief engineer of WMCA 570 radio and assistant engineer for the WBBR 1130 Bloomberg Radio. Tony also spent a lot of time at the Empire State Building with an engineering firm called DSI RF Systems.
Today Tony is out in the country as the Chief Engineer of Clear Channelís North Jersey stations WSUS FM ,WHCY FM and WNNJ AM/FM. Tony says it keeps him young and at 52 he still feels like a teenager in love. And yes he does find time to go home to his family too.
Tony appeared occasionally on New York televison Channel 9 with Joe Franklin in the 90's and MC'ed shows with famous rock & roll groups like The Duprees, Ben E. King, The Drifters, Platters, Coasters, Earls, Channels and even Johnny Maistro and The Brooklyn Bridge.
Tony plans to keep Rockin as long as the good lord lets him.
Well thatís all Folks!!