The radio, considered among the most important invention of the twentieth century, is inextricably linked to the name of this great Italian scientist, known throughout the World as the precursor of the transmission models that still today are at the center of the distance communications system: Guglielmo Marconi.

It was sometime in 1966 when Hugo Montenegro went into an RCA studio with some session musicians on a Saturday to do a cover of the theme from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” Italian director Sergio Leone’s third installment of his “Dollars Trilogy” of spaghetti westerns. All three of the films had been scored by the prolific Italian composer Enn...

In an era when long-distance communication was achieved by sending signals over telegraph wires, Italian electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi was one of a handful of researchers who suspected invisible radio waves might offer a better solution. Despite failing his college entrance exams, Marconi (1874–1937) went on to conduct some of the most impo...

Italian Wine Podcast is an English-language podcast project dedicated to the storytelling of Italian wine through the voice of its main proponents: producers in the first place along with a number of personalities (educators, experts, trade professionals) orbiting planet vino in Italy and abroad. Listeners can enjoy the show free of charge by subsc...

Vanessa Racci’s 2017 debut album, Italiana Fresca, heralds the breakthrough of a fresh sound in jazz: a sweet-and-sour, wide-ranging contralto with a passion and sex appeal born of her Italian-American heritage. On this recording, Vanessa puts a jazzy spin on the Italian songs she sang with her grandfather as a child; “Al Di La”, “Buona Sera”, “C’e...

WNIJ’s Sessions from Studio A recently asked The Vince Chiarelli Band to stop by and give us a taste of some traditional Italian-American styled music. This Rockford-based group is connected through their Sicilian ancestry and influences, while also finding themselves exploring and incorporating increasing amounts of Latin elements. The band includ...

Tappa a New York, in occasione delle celebrazioni per il Columbus Day, per alcune tra le migliori chef italiane. Dal 6 al 12 ottobre, infatti, il concorso “Miss Chef®”, la competizione ideata da Mariangela Petruzzelli, torna negli Usa per celebrare la sua quarta edizione. Protagoniste della gara, sia in Italia che all’estero, sono Chef professionis...

For Wendy Snyder, La Grange resident, Brookfield native and popular radio personality at WGN Radio AM720, life isn't as much about a box of chocolates as it is a spaghetti sauce she makes from scratch. It's a family recipe, but one that includes ingredients from multiple family members, shared, sampled and perfected over time in that way that famil...

It's kind of like "The View" meets "The Sopranos." Real estate broker David Madrid, opera singer Tony La Stella, and mother of three Marzia Menegon are Northwest Italian Radio. "It's like we're around the table, talking with friends," Marzia said. "We've had people tell us after our show, they're hungry," David said. It was his idea. Tony is the pr...

Campana will be back in the news on the entertainment front, where it once was synonymous with the longest-running show in the golden age of radio. “The First Nighter Program” aired from 1930 to 1953 and carried the name of the Batavia beauty products manufacturer across the nation. Actors will re-enact several of the scripts Sept. 22 for Water Str...