Former NewsChannel 9 and WHEN-Radio traffic reporter Tony Bombardo dies

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CENTRAL NEW YORK (WSYR-TV) — Long time central New York radio and television traffic reporter Tony Bombardo died Sunday at the age of 78.

Bombardo began his broadcasting career in 1977 at WHEN-Radio, where he was known as “Captain Scott King.” After leaving WHEN-Radio, Tony continued to provide traffic reports daily on WSYR-TV, NewsChannel 9 and several other local radio stations until his retirement in 2010. Not only was Tony able to navigate thousands of listeners through traffic problems each day, they loved his catch phrases“double-nickel speed, crunchy-bunchy time and turn ’em down, turn ’em down, it’s Fri-dayyyyy!”

Tony Bombardo, veteran of the U.S. Air Force is survived by his twin brother Frank Bombardo, his sister Angela Martino and several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Calling hours will take place at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, N. Syracuse on Friday, November 1st from 4-7pm. Funeral Services will be held at New Comer on Saturday, November 2nd at 10am. Burial will follow at Assumption Cemetery, Syracuse.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Donald McFee Memorial Ambulance, 52 Watson Ave., Mexico, NY 13114.

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