600 on-air serves of Ital­ian

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS -

Har­vey Com­mu­nity Ra­dio’s first- ever show, Ital­ian lan­guage pro­gram Mu­sica Viva, has hit a ma­jor mile­stone af­ter air­ing its 600th show.

Pro­duced and hosted by An­gela Vi­talone and Mimma Mora­bito, the show be­gan in June 2004 and has pro­vided a splash of Ital­ian cul­ture across the air­waves.

Mrs Mora­bito said since she and Mrs Vi­talone started the show in June 2004 it had evolved and grown in scope.

“It’s a big mile­stone and we’re very proud to have achieved that be­cause start­ing from the be­gin­ning we never though we’d get this far,” Mrs Mora­bito said.

“We still en­joy do­ing the show on a Wed­nes­day morn­ing and we keep say­ing we’ll be here for a long time.”

Mrs Vi­talone said the pair now had set their sights on reach­ing 1000 shows.

“Our pro­gram is al­ways very good with the kids, we usu­ally have a lot of the kids from the lo­cal school that learn Ital­ian so they have the chance to come and talk on the mi­cro­phone in Ital­ian,” she said.

Mrs Vi­talone said the show was about more than just Ital­ian mu­sic — it was a cel­e­bra­tion of Ital­ian cul­ture.

“We ob­vi­ously started with a lot of Ital­ian mu­sic and some of the lo­cal news and news from Italy,” Mrs Vi­talone said.

“Then we started in­tro­duc­ing a lit­tle bit of cook­ing and recipes, a few in­ter­views this year with guests from Italy.”

Mrs Mora­bito and Mrs Vi­talone said host­ing the show was of­ten the only time they spoke Ital­ian.

Mrs Vi­talone said she was de­lighted to have lis­ten­ers come down to con­grat­u­late her and Mrs Mora­bito dur­ing their 600th show on Novem­ber 7.

Mu­sica Viva pro­duc­ers and hosts Mimma Mora­bito and An­gela Vi­talone cel­e­brate their 600th show with Har­vey Com­mu­nity Ra­dio.

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