Hall of Famers

Tony Bonnici & Jesse Leeds

Lotus Broadcasting Las Vegas has been the heart and soul of free local radio in the vibrant city of Las Vegas for decades, and its ownership and leadership led by Tony Bonnici and Jesse Leeds set a foundation of unwavering commitment to the community. This mission to promote and bring exposure to deserving teams, organizations, schools, athletes, and charities made Bonnici and Leeds household names throughout the region.

Bonnici and Leeds have always taken immense pride in consistency of programming and a genuine passion for the success of their advertising partners' campaigns, while offering many pro bono partnerships. Bonnici was named general manager of Lotus Broadcasting in 1987 and later oversaw the entire region. Leeds served as the manager of Lotus Broadcasting in Las Vegas for decades. Both are members of the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame. In addition, Bonnici was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award by that Association.

Words that begin to describe Bonnici and Leeds are visionaries, sports advocates, community partners and pioneers. They led the way in building Lotus Broadcasting into one of Las Vegas’ finest brands, forging a partnership in 1989 and building a legacy that grew during their tenure together.

Through passion and determination, the Lotus Broadcasting family of stations continues to encompass a diverse range of content, catering to the unique tastes and preferences of beloved listeners. Whether a fan of rock, sports, or Spanish-language programming, Lotus Broadcasting Las Vegas has something for everyone. Those stations include KOMP 92.3 - Active Rock Station, 97.1, The Point - Classic Rock Station, La Buena 101.9 - Spanish Adult Hits and The Las Vegas Sports Network. Stations in the Sports Network include Fox Sports, ESPN, The Game, Raider Nation Radio and Deportes Vegas.

Since creating the first partnership with Don Logan and the Las Vegas Stars, Bonnici and Leeds’ commitment to delivering top-notch sports coverage has been unwavering and featured the latest updates, analysis, and live broadcasts of all of Las Vegas’ favorite teams and events.

Lotus Broadcasting continues to serve as the flagship radio partner for the Las Vegas Raiders (in both English and Spanish), Vegas Golden Knights (in both English and Spanish), the Las Vegas Aces, the Las Vegas Aviators, UNLV Football and Men's Basketball, the Henderson Silver Knights, G League Ignite, and the Vegas Knight Hawks. Plus, it airs the top local and national sports talk shows that deliver cutting edge entertainment and information.

Under their leadership, there were many highlights. Nationally known sports host and talent Colin Cowherd had his first radio show with Lotus Broadcasting. In addition, the second NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game broadcasted in Spanish was done with the Golden Knights and Lotus Broadcasting.

The Tony Bonnici & Jesse Leeds File

Claim to Fame: Led by Bonnici and Leeds, Lotus Broadcasting is the home of sports on the radio in Las Vegas and continues to be a pioneer in delivering the best in content and information.