|Birth name Anthony Eric Delroy|
Name Tony Delroy
|Network ABC Radio|
Role Radio host
Time slot 22:00 – 02:00
Stations ABC Local Radio
|Style talkback, current affairs, light entertainment|
Born 1 January 1953 (age 68)
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- Background and career
Tony delroy s nightlife discusses rate of centrelink pensions and poverty
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Background and career
Delroy commenced working in news radio on Sydney station 2SM while completing his schooling. He joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and worked on-air in Bathurst while studying journalism. After a short stint in Launceston, Delroy was appointed news director of 2UE. In 1987, he joined 702 ABC Sydney and soon took over theNightlife program, at a period when broadcasts used to end about midnight or 1:00am. In 1990 the program went national and the ABC replaced the state-based late night programming with the national show, a mix of talkback, current affairs, light entertainment.
The show's success as ABC Local Radio's highest rating weekday program was bolstered by a team of experts who are featured every week to discuss such topics as motoring, literature, movies, American politics, finance, superannuation and travel destinations. In a minor 2010 incident, Delroy received an official reprimand after he used abusive language at a security guard when the guard asked Delroy to remove his car from the space reserved for Maurice Newman, the Chairman of the ABC.
Delroy has a cat named Barbara, who was mentioned during his broadcasts.
Delroy retired on 2 September 2016, after 26 years hosting Nightlife and 30 years with the ABC.