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Celebrating Tony Brown

WDAS is recognizing a living legend… one of our own… Mr. Tony Brown, as he reaches the milestone of 40 years on air in Philadelphia. We salute Tony for his many years of hard work and dedication, and are thankful for his contribution not just to Philadelphia and WDAS, but to urban radio nationwide. Congratulations, Tony!

Here are some photos of Tony throughout the years with various family members and celebrities.

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    The WDAS staff back in the day

    For more than 40 years, Tony Brown's voice has been synonymous with the sounds of the night in the Delaware Valley.
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    Tony's career in radio began on Temple University's WRTI in 1969, but his interest in radio actually began to develop around age 4.
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    Tony pictured keeping it smooth in studio. Tony performs on "Quiet Storm", the theme song for his radio program, that he co-wrote with Bert Willis and Philadelphia musicians Rob Arthurs and Rudy Gay.
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    He credits his success and longevity in radio to God and his loyal listeners, "without whom the past 40+ years would not have been possible... I'd love to be on the radio for many more."
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    Tony's wedding to his devoted wife Sunshine. Tony's well-ordered priorities are God; Sunshine and their family; career; rest; leisure activities; more rest; and various hobbies and other interests.
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    Tony Brown getting his grill on.
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    Tony with Carter and Sanborn (Bill Simpson) of Power 99's popular 80s and 90s morning show
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    Tony with Cutmaster Butter
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    With funk legend Roy Ayers
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    With actor Clifton Powell of Next Friday, Menace II Society, Ray and more
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    Tony Brown and Wil Hart of The Delfonics
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    Tony and smooth jazz musician Brian Culbertson
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    Tony with actor, songwriter and minister Clifton Davis
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    Tony Brown and Cuba Gooding of 70s soul group The Main Ingredient
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    Tony with jazz guitarist and DJ Gerald Veasley
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    Tony and Jerry Wells
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    Tony and Nicholas Caldwell of The Whispers
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    Tony and Scotty of The Whispers
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    Tony and Walter Scott of The Whispers
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    Tony and singer-songwriter Phil Perry
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    Tony and comedian Sinbad
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    Tony with singer-songwriter and producer Will Downing
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    With Downing, Kirk Whalum (jazz saxophonist and songwriter), and Gerald Albright (jazz multi-instrumentalist)
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    Tony with hip-hop pioneer Kurtis Blow and his wife Sunshine
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    With Sunshine and Eric Benet
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    With Kem