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DJ…Doctor… Professor of everything Italian!

“Dr. Rocco Mesiti is a wonderful example of an Italian American who has a strong commitment to sharing Italian heritage and culture.” As a written by “The Republican Newsroom” for his award recognition. Rocco a recipient of the The Italian Cultural Center of Western Mass, 2013 Serviam Award. However it is his role as Host of Dolce Vita Radio in Springfield, Massachusetts that has garnered him an invitation to the annual San Gennaro Feast in New York City.

For the third year in a row Dolce Vita Radio has broadcasted live from New York’s Little Italy. Several guests participated in the live broadcast such as singers Jackie DiMaggio and Lauren Beluso, along with Franco Amati a baker and Ernest Lepore, the owner and 5th generation of FERRARA PASTRY Grand St. in Little Italy Manhattan. They were a few of the several business owners who were guests on Dolce Vita Radio Program broadcasting live back in MA and CT and streaming online on djrocco.com. Radio Dolce Vita is broadcasted on WTCC 90.7FM from the campus of Springfield Technical Community College

The San Gennaro Feast is the largest Italians feast in the US.

Franco Amati baker  with the hat cannoli in his hand and Ernest Lepore is the owner and 5th generation of FERRARA PASTRY Grand St. in Little Italy Manhattan.  They were one of several business owners who were guests on Dolce Vita Radio Program broadcasting live back in MA and CT and streaming online on djrocco.com

Franco Amati baker with the hat cannoli in his hand and Ernest Lepore is the owner and 5th generation of FERRARA PASTRY Grand St. in Little Italy Manhattan. They were one of several business owners who were guests on Dolce Vita Radio Program broadcasting live back in MA and CT and streaming online on djrocco.com

 

Aside from his radio persona, in 2011 Rocco earned his doctorate in education from the University of Hartford. He is a highly skilled communicator of his ethnic identity through his work as an adjunct professor of Italian culture at Western New England University. He is the Dean of Students at Duggan Magnet School in Springfield, MA.

He is also a writer, director and producer of film.

Lauren Beluso of East Longmeadow MA.  and Mattie Giuliano (entertainment committee and promoter) of New Jersey.

Lauren Beluso of East Longmeadow MA. and Mattie Giuliano (entertainment committee and promoter) of New Jersey.

About Lisa Cappuccio

Lisa is an East Boston resident who works in the area of media and public relations. She is President of Italia Unita Inc. of Massachusetts, a non-profit organization that promotes Italian culture and heritage. Lisa worked and volunteered in the areas of public relations, community development, film, politics, and radio. Through Italia Unita, Lisa initiated the grass roots effort to have Comcast Cable add RAI television, which is now available as a premium channel. Lisa is the president of Boston Concepts, a full service marketing and public relations agency.