Born in Long Island, N.Y., USA and growing up listening to oldies, Anthony’s passion for music began in the mid 90’s when his older brother would introduce him to music other than what what he grew up on from his parents and thus, his passion for pop punk was born. Heavily influenced by bands like New Found Glory and Taking Back Sunday, his musical tastes have grown over the years. With the help of his first roommate to spark Anthony’s love of vinyl, his collection grows more and more. Aside from music, Anthony loves cooking, photography, baking, anything electronic and has a huge passion for horror movies, video games, podcasts, books and TV shows. He now resides in North Carolina where he carries on in his great grandfather’s footsteps as a baker.
A.M. Radio is a column which celebrates all that Columnist Anthony Montalbano is most passionate about: music, podcasts, electronics, and whatever the hell he feels like writing about.