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Jan 08 2014

50 years of radio for Sal Patitucci

Sal Patitucci2014 marks 50 years since 28-year-old Sal Patitucci brought to life an Italian-language radio program for Pittsburgh. In 1964, Sal had a vision to share the cultural and social life he left behind in Italy with his new friends here. Thus was born Radio Italia. The show began on WKPA New Kensington (1150) and has appeared on many other stations since including WHJB (620 Greensburg), WEEP (1080), WQED (89.3), WYEP (91.3), WMBA (1460 Ambridge), WBVP (1230 Beaver Falls), WKFB (770 Jeannette) and WEDO (810 McKeesport). Sal also hosted a weekly 30-minute program Italia Oggi on WPGH-TV (53) for four years in the mid-1970s.

Radio Itailia with Sal Patitucci currently airs Monday-Saturday from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m on WEDO. It is the only Italian radio program in the U.S. that airs six days a week.

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  1. Bill T.

    I remember Sal’s show on WPGH-TV ch. 53 very well, I should because I was the producer/director for Sal’s show. It was always a pleasure to work with Sal a great guy and a class act! All the best to you Sal!

  2. Michael Livelli

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    Salve, Salvatore–ComplimentI per cinquanta anni al RADIO ITALIA!! Speriamo che tu e la tua familia sono moltissimo bene. Ci recordi? Afetto, Michele e Regina Livelli

  3. Franco F.

    Sal…..Congratulazioni per 50 anni di trasmettere la cultura italiana a Pittsburgh. Thank you for your hard work and wonderful broadcasting of the Italian Culture. We listen to you every day Mon-Sat.

  4. Jim P.

    Sal, Congratulations on 50 great years ! ! !

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