Tony Infantino has been broadcasting in his home town of Rochester, NY since 1977. Besides a few years delivering the Rochester Times Union and a three week stint as a stock boy in the frozen food department of Park Edge Supermarket, it’s the only job he’s ever had. Tony is a 1972 Graduate of Gates Chili and a 1997 inductee to his alma mater’s Hall of Fame. Infantino holds a B.S. Degree in Communications from SUNY Geneseo. Since 1994 Tony has been host and auctioneer for the annual Gala for The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, helping them to raise well over $5 million. Since 1995 Tony has been co-chair of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign and co chair of Hillside Family of Agency’s Special Santa program. Tony is also very active in fund raising events for St. Joseph’s Villa, The Italian American Community Center, the Ad Council of Rochester, the YWCA, the March of Dimes and other charitable organizations. He is also co founder of the Spirit Fund, a charity that helps kids in the Rochester area reach their goals.
Each week Tony takes his self-esteem building program for children to Rochester area schools. Tony wrote the theme song, which is also the name of the show, “See My Spirit Soar.” Calling himself lucky to come up with a decent song every five or ten years, Tony penned a Christmas song heard on WARM 101.3 during the holiday season called, “Santa Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore.”
Tony lives in Penfield with his wife and two children, and their dogs. Tony hopes to be working at WARM 101.3 with some of his closest friends for as long as they’ll let him.
Reach Tony Infantino at Tony@warm1013.com.