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ITALIAN BROADCASTING INFORMATION

italyItaly is a boot shaped country, situated in Southern Europe girded by the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west, the Ionian Sea to the south and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Italy has two islands - Sardinia and Sicily.

All of Italy would fit into the state of Victoria, yet its population is 59.13 million, almost three times the population of Australia.

The capital city is Rome. The currency used is the euro

Italy is entrenched with history and is a popular tourist destination. Italy is a leader in the field of fashion, art, music, car manufacturing and the sports of soccer and car racing.

The Italian Broadcast Program which we have named Luce e Vita Oggi (Light & Life Today), aims to serve the Italian community in Victoria by making connections with them through their native language. Many Italians who migrated to Australia after World War II, went straight to work and did not have time to go to school to learn English. Our program is able to reach listeners all over Victoria including the farming communities and other elderly Italians who may be isolated in their homes or nursing homes. Through the internet, we also have listeners in Italy and in many other parts of the world.

In our program, we endeavour to inform as well as entertain the Italian community regarding various issues including health and well being for the mind, body and soul; safety; community; current affairs both local and overseas; cultural information and other points of interest. We do this through a variety of methods including panel discussions, responding to listeners’ requests and questions, interviews and playing Italian music. During the school holidays we add a children’s story segment to encourage children to listen with their parents or grandparents. We encourage listeners to participate by sharing their life story, a favourite poem or their point of view.

Our program has the privilege of hosting students from Italy completing their three month internship each year. This is a great opportunity for our community to keep up to date with the latest developments in Italy as well as the changing Italian language.

Broadcasting Times: Tuesday 1pm - 2 pm

Thursday 11am - 12 noon.

Contact: We always appreciate any comments and contributions, please contact – angela.maisano@gmail.com

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