Italian Frequency is my weekly radio show of Italian music introducing classics and new releases.

Each week, I share insights and appreciation of the many genres and artists of “la canzone italiana.” It is a labor of love dedicated to Italian expats, Italian-Americans, and lovers of Italian music and culture across the world and the web.

Most shows are hosted in English, with specials in Italian.

Italian Frequency streams live on www.kusf.org every Thursday from 3:00 to 4:00 pm PST.

Listen to past broadcasts here or on Mixcloud.

Hey, can you hear me from my closet? This time, as I wait for my radio equipment, I used my recorder (better than my phone).
IF # 39 is the second installment of "Songs against fear/Canzoni contro la paura". It collects the songs that are being popular in Italy during these hard weeks, and the ones listeners requested here on the FB page or at: italianfrequencyradio@gmail.com
I open with "Italiani d'Argentina" by Ivano Fossati, because yes, it's a song about Italian emigrants who try to connect with Italy - through radio. And I close with the marvelous song performed by Cristina Donà, "L'amore no". I dedicate this track to people who are alone during this difficult time and who may feel they don't have enough love to get them through. Here are beautiful lines for you:
Ma l'amore no, l'amore esiste lo so
L'amore non nomina invano il suo nome
Ma l'amore no, l'amore esiste lo so
L'amore sta nominando il tuo nome

But, love, no, love exists, I know
Love doesn't say its name in vain
But, love, no, love exists, I know
Love's been calling your name

Listen here: www.kusf.org/broadcasts/11459 (scroll down down) <3
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Italian Frequency # 38 presents Songs against fear/Canzoni contro la paura. These are songs Italy has been singing from balconies during the dramatic weeks of Covid-19 outbreak. I asked Italian expats and Italian people in Italy to curate the show with me through social media, by sharing the songs that the country has been singing out loud, along with the songs that bring comfort or that can be interpreted with a new meaning. I recorded this show in my closet at home (photo credit here) on March 27th with an iPhone. The sound quality is not the best, but my heart is all there! Hosted in Italian and English.
Listen here: www.kusf.org/broadcasts/11394 (scroll down)

Please, contribute to the show with your Italian song. Write to italianfrequencyradio@gmail.com or on this page.
Thank you to the participants, I couldn't put all requests this time, but I will in next ones. <3
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Amici italiani in Italia e nel mondo, collaborate alla prossima puntata di Italian Frequency, “Canzoni contro la paura,” per citare Brunori Sas.
Sto curando una playlist delle canzoni che l’Italia sta cantando dai balconi e delle “canzoni senza balcone”, di quelle degli espatriati come me che le canzoni se le ascoltano e cantano da soli, e ne traggono conforto, sollievo, gioia. O anche quelle che ti consentono di sciogliere il groppo alla gola.
Mi sta capitando anche di trovare nelle parole nuovi significati che prima non avevano, e forse sta succedendo anche a voi? Lasciate il titolo e autore di una canzone italiana nei commenti, e la includerò nella puntata che sto preparando da casa! <3
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Today! Italian Frequency presents a re-broadcast of the show "Music in Fellini's films" to keep celebrating Fellini 100!
At 3 pm on www.kusf.org!
Stay tuned! You can still win tickets to "Homage to Fellini"!
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