Tony Macrini


Tony Macrini has been a radio broadcaster, Program Director and News​ ​Director in Hampton Roads since 1976. He left the world of Top 40 radio in​ ​1991 and joined the News / Talk Leader in Southeastern Virginia, AM790​ ​WNIS.

Maverick-minded, entertaining, engaging and extremely well informed, Tony​ ​delivers the news and newsmakers with no allegiance to any political​ ​party. Tony has interviewed a long storied list of powerful politicians, military​ ​service men and women, national radio and television hosts, authors and​ ​other celebrities.

Tony’s live public appearances have always drawn large crowds of loyal​ ​listeners and fans. From Talkfest to Master Of Ceremonies at one of his local​ ​charitable events, Tony has been a proponent of local businesses, local​ ​charities, and our community at large.

  • Tony hosted the Symposium on WW1 and the Symposium of The Korean War at the MacArthur Memorial.
  • Emceed numerous Alzheimer Association events on the Peninsula.
  • The Honor and Remember Emcee at various Gold Star Family Dinners.
  • Emceed events for Breast Cancer Awareness (Susan G Komen) and Eggleston Services.

As one of the strongest influencers in Hampton Roads, Tony’s live reads for advertisers and local events drive traffic and help businesses grow. He has always been an advocate for the military and all of our veterans.

Whether its 24 hour coverage of a hurricane or other natural disaster, brilliant report on 911, or just the daily witty banter with his listeners, his booming baritone voice is heard throughout Hampton Roads and abroad through our live stream and his Podcast.

AM 790 WNIS would like to congratulate our iconic, long time Morning Man​ ​and Talk Show host, Tony Macrini, on winning the George A. Bowles Jr.​ ​Distinguished Performance in Broadcast News Award from the Virginia​ ​Association of Broadcasters.