Air Italia - "Sacramento, Italian Style"

Jul 28, 2022 438

Every Sunday at Noon, the public can listen in to “Sacramento Italian Style”, hosted by Society President Phyllis Cupparo. We are proud to announce that Phyllis has won an award as Radio Producer of The Year- 2022 from KUBU Radio station for her weekly broadcasts of The Society’s Italian American Radio Show “Sacramento Italian Style.”

Phyllis has been hosting the show for over 20 years. Her dedication to the Radio Show and knowledge of the Italian American musical experience has been commendable. The award is well deserved. A major cultural event in the United States was the emergence of Italian American Music in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. The “Italian Decade of American Music” spanned the years from 1947 to 1964.

In the summer of 1964, Dean Martins “Everybody Loves Somebody” overtook the Beatles #1 spot on the charts. It was a time when Italian American singers and their music became a mainstay of pop, rock, folk and opera. During the Rock and Roll era, a wave of talented Italian American Singers dominated the pop charts with sounds that became the standard on American jukeboxes and radio and provided the soundtrack of postwar America.

Italian Americans have created a musical legacy that endures and is a source of pride to Italian Americans.

SOURCE: Italian Cultural Society, Sacramento

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