Voice of Italy Radio
Title: Italian Radio Show
Many years ago, I remember my grandparents and parents listening to the “Italian radio program” with Antonio Pace. Over subsequent years, I have listened to hosts Claude Campellone and Rolando Petrella and, more recently, to MariaGina Aiello. MariaGina has been in the Italian Radio broadcast business for many years, starting with Rolando in the late ‘80’s and now hosting Radio Italia(Rhode Island’s Voice of Italy), broadcast every Sunday at noon on 88.1 FM WELH, Providence, RI.
Her Voice of Italy, started in 1999, no longer caters to just immigrants, but to Italians of mother tongue as well as to all Rhode Island American ‘Italophiles’ and other ethnic groups: Spanish, Greeks, Portuguese and Armenians.
MariaGina’s web site, http://radioitaliari.com/ mirrors the Sunday “Radio Italia” program in a new format…a magazine radio broadcast not of stereotypical customs, but of Italian lifestyle in all its forms.
“I’ll try to keep you updated, entertained and informed about the topics dear to me and those like me: Italy; its history, its culture, its people, its present and therefore, our very identity. It is not an encyclopedic or literary undertaking; it is a transparent presentation of who I am (we are) and where I (we) come from.”
MariaGina has posted this great quote from Verdi on her site:
“Avrai tu l’universo, resti l’Italia a me.”
“You may have the universe, if I may have Italy.”
Indeed, all of us wish a part of this great country.
Listen to and support this wonderful show for a taste of Italy, its art, music, culinary traditions, and history…from the past and for the present.
Thank you, MariaGina.