Grand Lodge honors radio personality Melissa Cannavo-Marino

Apr 08, 2022 222

Several years after Italian oriented radio programs ceased broadcasting in the Delaware Valley, a group of Italian-American business owners and other individuals funded the return of Italian American radio programming. On Sunday, Nov. 13, 2013, at 8 a.m., “Radio Italian Style” debuted on Wilmington’s WILM 1450 AM.

The sponsors engaged the talents of Melissa Cannavo-Marino to host and produce bi-lingual programing to cover all things Italian: music heritage, culture, folklore, and current events. Cannavo-Marino began broadcasting on IABN, Philadelphia’s full-time Italian language network, in 1999.

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