With over 500,000 loyal listeners and growing, Tony Sweet’s radio show, On Air with Tony Sweet has spearheaded online radio. An entertainment talk show with a twist, On Air with Tony Sweet is the #1 source for the latest in Hollywood and buzz-worthy news. Set in a “Reality Radio” format, Tony Sweet strives to bring raw news and feature guests that include celebrities, politicians and religious figures. Tony’s charming and heartfelt country vibe is a favorite amongst listeners and guests. Tony Sweet never judges and strives to bring a show where listeners can relate and unite with guests and topics. Join Tony Sweet every Wednesday and Friday from 4 to 6PM/PST on Global Voice Broadcasting.
Tony’s roster of guests ranges from television, film, recording artists and acclaimed authors. Some of the talent that Tony has had the pleasure of interviewing have been Academy Award and Emmy nominated actress Debbie Reynolds, Academy Award winning actress Mo’nique , Grammy winning singer/songwriter Melissa Ethridge, Academy Award winning screen writer Dustin Black, Emmy winning actress Rue McClanahan, Daytime Emmy nominees Carolyn Hennesy and Jennifer Bassey, comedian Margaret Cho, Disney star Debby Ryan, TV personality Sherry Shephard, acclaimed singer/actress Mya, Reality TV star Bethenny Frankel and Twilight star, Jackson Rathbone. In addition he has had guests who have been featured on such hit shows as Glee, True Blood, American Idol, Awkward., So You Think You Can Dance, Smallville, America’s Next Top Model, Drop Dead Diva, Hot In Cleveland, and that is just to name a few.
A self-proclaimed “country boy from Kansas,” Tony was the youngest of four in a musically inclined family. He dreamt of pursuing a career in professional singing, but struggled with shyness. Still, Tony had a competitive spirit, excelling as a Track and Field State Champion in high school, an All-American athlete in college, and a competitive body builder. Tony began a modeling career in his early twenties, and did a national ad campaign with a fitness magazine, hoping to build up his confidence. In 2002, wanting to be where creativity was, Tony moved from Kansas City to Los Angeles. He still dreamed of singing professionally, but was unsure about how to start his career. Tony auditioned alongside thousands for the Gospel Music Channel’s “Gospel Dream” in 2008 and was selected as a stand out candidate to move onto Nashville as one of the top sixteen contestants.
Tony took this chance to inspire others when a National Magazine featured him in their publication, effectively making him the face and voice to America. He quoted in the article, “If I can use [singing] to cross bridges between the world of religion and the mainstream, then I think I’ll be doing what I’m supposed to do.”
After receiving thousands of supportive letters from fans all over the world, Tony took to the airwaves, realizing that he his opinions were valued and he was indeed inspirational. He formatted his own show for internet radio and on November 14, 2008, On Air with Tony Sweet made its debut and continues to bridge people together to love themselves and to pursue their dreams. In May of 2011, he moved his #1 show from LA Talk Radio to opening his own station,Universal Broadcasting Network, where he is not only an On-Air Personality but also Co-Owner, President and Chief Operating Officer.
When not running a media company or hosting, Tony loves to work out and listen to live music.