“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.
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.