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Longtime Broadcaster Tony Bonnici Announces Retirement

He spent 40 years in the radio broadcasting industry

After 40 years in the broadcast industry, Tony Bonnici has announced his retirement, which will take place on August 30, Bonnici’s 65th birthday.

After beginning his radio career in 1982, Bonnici was named vice president and general manager of the Lotus Broadcasting Group in Las Vegas, which broadcasts stations like the Las Vegas Sports Network, Fox Sports 1340AM, rock station KXPT(FM) and NBC Radio 920AM.

After being appointed regional vice president of Lotus, he oversaw operations in Las Vegas; Reno, Nev.; Tucson, Ariz.; Boise, Idaho; Fresno, Calif.; Sacramento, Calif.; and Bakersfield, Calif.  

In 2009, Bonnici was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award from the Nevada Broadcasters Association. He also created the Tony and Linda Bonnici Broadcasting Scholarship Fund to benefit Nevada college students pursuing a broadcasting career, which has awarded 232 scholarships since its inception. In addition to serving as chairman of the board for the Nevada Broadcasters Association, Bonnici will continue to hold an executive board seat.

Bonnici is also the founding president of the Southern Nevada Radio Association, which helped to facilitate communication between local radio groups. 

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