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Tony Lamont

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The Early Years:

On this upcoming September 6th evening, the Indiana Broadcast Hall of Fame will be glistened with excitement and anticipation. Among the crowd of media professionals, family members, and fans is  Tony Lamont, a Broadcast Media Icon known not just for his voice but for his unwavering commitment to his followers and the community.

Tony’s journey began in Indianapolis, where his passion for media, broadcasting, and public speaking took root. From a young age, he was captivated by the power of words and their ability to inspire and inform. This passion drove him to pursue a career in broadcasting, a field where he could connect with audiences and make a real difference.

Rising Star:

Tony’s career took off at WTLC FM. His unique voice, engaging personality, and genuine interest in the lives of his listeners quickly made him a favorite on the airwaves. He wasn’t just a broadcaster; he was a friend, a mentor, and a community leader. Whether he was playing the latest hits, discussing important social issues, or sharing stories of local heroes, Tony’s warmth and authenticity shone through.

His work with the Hoosier Lottery as the announcer and Host of Hoosier Millionaire game show further cemented his reputation as a versatile and dynamic broadcaster. Tony’s ability to engage with audiences, both on radio and in person, made him an invaluable asset to the team. His enthusiasm was infectious, and his dedication was evident in every broadcast.

Commitment to Community :

Beyond his professional achievements, Tony was deeply committed to empowering the youth of Indianapolis. He understood the importance of giving back and was a regular speaker at local schools and community events. He has even worked with Indiana Black Expo’s Youth Media Institution and Performing Arts Academy. His messages of perseverance, self-belief, and the power of education resonated with young people across the city. Tony’s involvement in youth programs and his support for aspiring broadcasters ensured that his legacy would continue through the next generation.

Tony’s followers know him as a man of integrity and passion, someone who always had time to listen and offer advice. His connection with the community is profound, and his efforts to uplift those around him are tireless. He isn’t just a voice on the radio; he is a beacon of hope and inspiration.

 The Anticipation Builds :

As September 6th, 2024, approaches, excitement builds across Indianapolis and the broader broadcasting community. The Indiana Broadcast Hall of Fame will soon host an event to honor one of its most cherished icons. Friends, family, colleagues, and fans eagerly await the ceremony, ready to celebrate Tony Lamont’s remarkable contributions to media and his enduring impact on the community.

Tony, reflecting on his journey, feels a mixture of humility and gratitude. “Broadcasting isn’t just about talking into a microphone,” Tony often says. “It’s about connecting with people, understanding their stories, and using our platform to make a positive impact.”

The anticipation of this event has sparked a renewed interest in Tony’s career. Local media outlets have been sharing stories of his early days at WTLC FM, his dynamic presence with the Hoosier Lottery Powerball, and his unwavering commitment to youth empowerment.

This year’s honorees are:

  • Debby Knox, WTTV and WISH Indianapolis TV news anchor
  • Tony Lamont, WTLC Radio Indianapolis radio personality
  • Dennis Jon Bailey, WIKY Radio Evansville radio personality
  • Paul Page, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network
  • David White, Indianapolis WBRI / WXIR Radio personality and WISH TV religion news anchor
  • Ardath Burkhart (posthumous), civic leader and founder of Indianapolis WFYI Public TV
Indiana Broadcast Association

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A Lasting Legacy :

While the formal recognition at the Indiana Broadcast Hall of Fame is a momentous milestone, it represents just one chapter in Tony Lamont’s ongoing story. The upcoming ceremony will not only honor his past achievements but also inspire future generations of broadcasters and community leaders.

Tony remains dedicated to his work, continuing to use his voice to uplift, educate, and empower. His legacy as a broadcaster, community leader, and advocate for youth empowerment will undoubtedly endure, touching lives and shaping futures for years to come.

On September 6th, the spotlight will shine brightly on Tony Lamont, a true media icon. As the community gathers to celebrate his induction, they will also celebrate the values he embodies: passion, integrity, and an unwavering commitment to making a difference.

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