Radio Broadcaster, MC and Facilitator
Tony Delroy is a well-known voice of radio having hosted the high rating Nightlife program on ABC radio for 26 years until late 2016. He has also worked on major campaigns for the Federal Minister for Health and as a public relations consultant for some of Australia’s largest corporations.
Warm, friendly, intelligent and articulate, Tony Delroy is an effective MC, host and facilitator for corporate and public events.
Journalism is in Tony Delroy’s blood. He began his broadcasting career with 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, Tony Delroy was appointed news director of 2UE.
In 1987 he was picked up by ABC Local radio as a host of news, sports and entertainment shows on 702 ABC Sydney and the regional ABC network. Moving to Nightlife, he talked to people on weeknights from 10pm to 2am in every state and territory of Australia as well as around the world. With wide interests and an affinity with his audience, topics ranges from technology, motoring and finance to consumer affairs, science and medical research. A clever use of Literary events also brought Prime Ministers, movie stars, sporting heroes and best-selling authors to the mix.
With Tony behind the microphone, Nightlife became cult listening. More than a million listeners tuned into the show every week, with ‘at or near the top ratings’ in every part of the country.
Tony Delroy has long been active in public health. In 1988/90 he worked for the Federal Minister for Health, and was instrumental in bringing the AIDS awareness and Drug offensive issues to Australia over a 4-year period. He has also worked extensively in corporate public relations. His clients include Lend Lease corporation and MLC.
Tony is an active traveller and has a strong involvement in the arts community.
Tony has always been very personable, professional and calm. Tony is very easy to work with, and readily engages with the topics under discussion. When occasional technical difficulties arose within the studio, Tony managed to maintain a calm demeanour, and always seemed unflappable… Tony acted as MC at a Q&A Forum on the topic of Voluntary Assisted Dying... Over 400 people were in attendance, and the event was hugely successful, with extensive coverage in local TV and print media. The success of this event was in no small part attributable to Tony’s professionalism, and ability to engage with the audience and panel members. The organisers were particularly grateful for his willingness to give up his weekend to participate in this event.