Long before he was the "Jersey Guy" partnering with Craig Carton and Casey Bartholomew, Ray Rossi patrolled the WPLJ airwaves as "Bobby Valentine" Rossi, who did a "goodbye" show on WPLJ, which is going off the air this weekend, tells us how it all came about: "Most DJs use 'air names' instead of their own names," Rossi said. "Usually to create an...

“La passione per l’italianità all’estero”. È ciò che muove ogni giorno l’informazione che unisce il nostro Paese con le eccellenze sparse per il mondo. E per raccontare queste storie ci vuole una voce e anche un faccia. Mike J. Pilla ci ha messo entrambe e da un anno ha fondato “Patrimonio Italiano Tv“, la web tv degli italiani all’estero, di cui è...

We’re kicking off a new series called “A Chat With” on CBS3. Each week, Jessica Kartalija will sit down with local celebrities and newsmakers to get a unique look at who they are. The first guest is Philadelphia sports radio icon Angelo Cataldi. Q: How much do you love what you do every day? “Obviously enough to do it for 29 years and to get up at...

Joe Piscopo weighed-in on Glen Rock's consideration to change Columbus Day on its 2020 Borough Calendar to Indigenous Peoples' Day. Piscopo, former Saturday Night Live comedian and an Italian-American who regularly talks about his heritage on his radio show, Piscopo In the Morning on 970AM The Answer, asked why Glen Rock "would do something like th...

If you grew up in Chicago during the Top 40 era of AM radio, you probably had a transistor radio tucked under your pillow listening to such legendary Chicago DJs as Ron Britton, Barney Pip, Art Roberts and Larry "Uncle Lar" Lujack spinning the latest rock 'n roll hits. The godfather of them all was Dick Biondi, one of the original "screamers" known...

The story of Dick Biondi is unknown to many. I didn't know about it myself, but today there is who is working on a documentary that will tell all Americans, and in particular those of Italian origin, about the life and career of the number one DJ in the United States in the early '60s, the first ever to play the Beatles on an American radio.  Pamel...

Jeffrey J. Antonucci, a longtime resident of Wayne, was interviewed about his newly published book, Deep Within a Blueberry Sky in a segment of the “Conversations with Joan” radio show which aired on AM970 The Answer on December 30. The interview can be heard at https://omny.fm/shows/conversations-with-joan/conversations-with-joan-12-30-18. Jeff’s...

The outcry over Notre Dame’s decision to cover up murals of Christopher Columbus – murals that have been there since the 1880’s – has sparked outrage in the Italian American community. Executive Board Member of the Italian American One Voice Coalition Andre DiMino was a guest on dozens of radio shows this week including an interview on the national...

By now you have heard that the president of Notre Dame, under pressure from students and Native American groups, has agreed to cover up murals of Christopher Columbus. Executive Board Member of the Italian American One Voice Coalition Andre DiMino will be speaking about this issue on six different radio stations today and tomorrow - including the I...

Wayne Randazzo, the former Chicago area sportscaster who's been hosting pregame and postgame shows for the New York Mets since 2015, has been promoted to a full-time play-by-play role on WCBS, the team's new radio flagship. He'll continue to host Mets postgame coverage as well. A graduate of St. Charles East High School and North Central College, R...