27 Facts About Anthony Cumia


In 2014, Cumia was fired by SiriusXM Radio after posting a series of racially charged and hate-filled tweets.

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Anthony Cumia started his own video podcast soon after named The Anthony Cumia Show, which aired until September 2017, when he started The Artie and Anthony Show with comedian and actor Artie Lange.

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Anthony Cumia was born in Flushing, Queens, into an Italian-American family.

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Anthony Cumia has an elder brother, Joe, and a younger sister, Dawn.

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Anthony Cumia wanted to get into radio, and was influenced by popular New York City personalities Howard Stern and Don Imus.

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Anthony Cumia began to contribute and produce comedy bits for Hughes and the station's morning show soon after, while working his installation job.

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Anthony Cumia originally thought that by getting into radio he would make very good money, but later said his salary at WAAF was barely higher than doing manual labour.

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Anthony Cumia referred to their days on WAAF as the most cringe-inducing moments of his career.

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In June 1998, Opie and Anthony Cumia began at WNEW in New York City in afternoons, becoming a top 10 afternoon drive show in two years.

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Around 2000, Hughes considered leaving the show but Anthony Cumia convinced him to stay as Infinity Broadcasting promised them a more lucrative contract and have the show nationally syndicated.

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Infinity kept Hughes and Anthony Cumia from being hired for the duration of their contract which expired in mid-2004.

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On July 3,2014, Anthony Cumia was fired by SiriusXM for a series of tweets against a black woman who allegedly assaulted him which were described by the company as "racially-charged and hate-filled".

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Anthony Cumia's firing came after Cumia stated that he was repeatedly punched by a black woman as he was taking pictures in Times Square.

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In June 2015, Anthony Cumia expanded the network with new shows added to the weekly schedule.

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On November 20,2018, Post Hill Press released Anthony Cumia's book, titled Permanently Suspended: The Rise and Fall.

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Opie, along with Anthony Cumia released a compilation of segments from their show that aired on WAAF on a CD entitled Demented World in November 1997.

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In 1987, Anthony Cumia met the future Jennifer Anthony Cumia who was dating his brother, Joseph, at the time.

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Anthony Cumia began dating her in 1989 after she broke up with Joe, and the two married after seven months.

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Anthony Cumia later stated that marrying Jennifer was the biggest mistake of his life.

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Anthony Cumia then dated a woman he met on the show, Melissa, better known as "Lobster Girl, " which became the source of online taunts against him, as he confirmed on their show.

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On December 19,2015, Anthony Cumia was in an argument at his house with his girlfriend Danielle Brand, the daughter of Stress Factory owner Vinnie Brand, which turned violent.

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Anthony Cumia was arrested by Nassau County police on charges of strangulation, assault, criminal mischief, and unlawful imprisonment.

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Anthony Cumia later admitted on his show to biting Brand's hand because he "was pissed" and "out of [his] mind".

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Anthony Cumia spent April 2016 in a rehabilitation facility in the Tampa Bay area in Florida.

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Anthony Cumia said that although his decision to enter rehab was related to the December 2015 incident, it was not court-ordered.

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Anthony Cumia is a supporter of the National Rifle Association and has had a carry permit for New York City.

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Anthony Cumia eventually bought a property in South Carolina, which is his primary residence.

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