Twin Cities broadcasting personality Tony Fly launches his new platform Monday at 11 p.m. when “On the Fly” debuts on My29.
This show will air Monday through Friday at 11 p.m. and again at 8 a.m. the following day. It’s an hourlong, fast-paced mash-up of popular culture, TMZ style, with a hint of news from sister station FOX 9.
“It’ll be like hanging out with your friends and goofing on what’s going on in the news,” said Tony, an alum of KDWB-FM and FM 96.3, where there was also a TV component to the radio show.
His “On The Fly” co-hosts are longtime producer Dan Edwards and FOX 9 traffic reporter Kelsey Soby. “We’re going to be very interactive with our viewers and give a lot of advice,” said Edwards. Soby said, “You know those one or two stories from each [entertainment] show out there where you walk away thinking that was funny, the stuff people are talking about? Our whole show is those stories.”
I did a chemistry test with the hosts and got some interesting startribune.com/video insights from Soby and the guys about whether they are having a “bromance.”
Q: Tony, are you becoming the face of My29, or is that still C. More?
A: C. More is still the face of My29. I am the butt of My29.
Q: Is Tony Fly’s Twitter account ghostwritten or does he compose his tweets? (I showed them a copy of an e-mail I received from Dan that seemed to indicate that he monitors Tony’s account and responds.)
Tony: You’re not going to critique my grammar? Let me explain the concept of forwarding to you: I just didn’t want to respond to you. Doesn’t mean I didn’t read it.
Q: Which one of you is most likely to be tardy? [The day of this interview, Kelsey was late.]
Tony: Me, for sure.
Q: Dan, you and Tony worked together at KDWB and then at every incarnation of 96.3 the past seven years. Why?
Dan: I don’t know.
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