Visual Radio: Our Media Laboratory

Emergency information for Medford from Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn on the Corona Virus crisis:

https://tinyurl.com/MayorReportMedford

Let’s face it…he was a genius at age 6

Our 25th Anniversary

Greg Hawkes from the Cars, Moulty of The Barbarians, Linda Ronstadt, Boston Mayor Tom Menino, Jo Jo Laine and other celebrities rocked with us in our first 25 episodes in 1995. Now in 2020 we are celebrating our 25th year! Felicity Jones from Star Wars Rogue 1, Jodie Foster, Dracula author Arthur Lennig, Ray McNally “In Search of Dracula,” Gilbert Gottfried, Gallagher, Margaret Cho, filmmakers Robert Zemeckis, Michael Moore, Jon Cena, best selling author Jennifer Weiner, Bruce Sudano, Producer Jerry Ross, Producer Rob Fraboni, Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople, Bruce Kulick of Kiss, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Rob Gronkowski of New England Patriots with Patriots historian Bob Hyldburg, Johnny Pesky of the Red Sox, author Stephen Davis, our interviews are unique, compelling and digression is the keyword!

Visual-Radio.net host Joe Viglione
Felicity Jones – Star Wars Rogue 1
Someone put my copyrighted work of Ben Orr live at Government Center up without permission
1997 Directed and Produced by Joe Viglione

Joe Viglione created Visual Radio in 1992, putting it into production in 1995. Our first guest was Marty Balin of the Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship. Between our radio and television programs we’ve interviewed over 1,000 guests. Called “groundbreaking” by the Woburn Advocate when it launched in 1995, the program has had the distinction of being called “the best show on public access in America.”

Tonight, March 18, 2020 we are creating a new website – Visual-Radio.net highlighting current shows, upcoming shows, and our new Classic Visual Radio compiling the old footage in a documentary style.

Joe Viglione Media visual_radio{@} yahoo.com that’s visual underscore radio @ yahoo

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Visual Radio #504 with Duncan Jones, film director Source Code

Boston Globe article: Feb 1 2004 Boston Globe Cable television host Joseph Viglione launched his Visual Radio Television show nine years ago in Woburn. He has lined up some pretty impressive interviews along the way, which number 300 now and have aired in many local towns. Virgin Airlines founder Richard Branson , singers Judy Collins and Suzanne Vega , performance artist Laurie Anderson , ”Mystic River” author Dennis … (Full Article: 551 Words) http://archive.boston.com/…/a…/2004/02/01/landing_big_names/ also on www.joeviglione.com


Boston Globe Feb. 2004

Article on Joe Viglione:
http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/02/01/landing_big_names/

Landing big names
By Diana Brown, 2/1/2004

Cable television host Joseph Viglione launched his Visual Radio Television show nine years ago in Woburn. He has lined up some pretty impressive interviews along the way, which number 300 now and have aired in many local towns. Virgin Airlines founder Richard Branson, singers Judy Collins and Suzanne Vega, performance artist Laurie Anderson, ”Mystic River” author Dennis Lehane, professor Stephen Hawking, and band members from The Doors, Grand Funk Railroad, The Rolling Stones, The Cars, and The Jefferson Starship, are just a sample of the notables Viglione has had on his show. Viglione writes for All Media Guide and is working on a book about Lou Reed’s 1973 Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal Tour

BOSTON GLOBE ARTICLE, PART 2, November 2008

Rob Gronkowski of the N.E. Patirots, Bob Hyldburg – Patriots official historian, Joe Viglione in Winchester at Manchester field…another exclusive Visual Radio Mr. Huldburg is author of the book Total Patriots.

‘Visual Radio’ founder started early

November 9, 2008 Text size – +

Joe Viglione of Medford was just 15 years old in 1969 when he produced his first issue of Varulven, a fan magazine featuring interviews and film and music reviews. A collector of 8mm science fiction and fantasy films, Viglione was also an aspiring filmmaker and musician whose original songs first aired on WBCN-FM when he was 17.

While his magazine is no longer in production, Viglione has since founded a record label by the same name, worked as a radio station programming director, and continued writing about films and the Boston music scene. Locally, however, Viglione may be best known for his public access television show, “Visual Radio,” which is broadcast in 18 towns including Hamilton, Malden, Salem, Wenham, and Winthrop. A weekly segment airs in Manhattan.

Since launching “Visual Radio” in 1995, Viglione has produced more than 400 shows featuring interviews, concerts, and lectures by local authors, politicians, and community activists.

To learn about Visual Radio, visit www.visual-radio.net.

CINDY CANTRELL
http://tinyurl.com/globenovember2008jv

Brad Meltzer with Joe Viglione at Book Expo

6:47 pm March 19, 2020 – here I am a professional writer having fun posting photographs with no text…go figure. As Yoko Ono said “There’s no place to start like the start” so… OK, why not start The Visual Radio story. here

My first films were Vlad the Count Possessed and The Return of Vlad filmed in Arlington, Massachusetts probably around 1971…I can find the dates somewhere. The first radio show was in 1978 – the Auguste Hours on WCUW Worcester.

In 1979 I waltzed in to New England Music City in Kenmore Square and asked the B.U. student behind the counter that I had never met before, Mark Rosenfield, to spin the 45 they had highlighted. So he puts The Guitarmaster on – the Garage Record of the Year in the Real Paper, and I jump on the chair, start dancing, and when the record ended waltzed out the door without saying a word
.

Well, Mr. Rosenfeld phoned me up probably finding my info in the E.P.’s insert and he and a colleague who is now a big shot at HBO …ho hum…who eventually moved in with us. His wife would be waiting for me in my bed when I got home “You look so handsome in your security guard uniform” (of course I did) …I would say “What are you doing in my bed?” She would reply “I’m keeping it warm for you.” Furious I would say “XXX…get out!” so since she couldn’t have me she ran off and married the young director, ho hum…life goes on…. Fee Fi Fo Fum why would I want HER in my bed?

So after Rosenfeld and his then-friend did a documentary on yours truly in the basement of 30 Dragon Court, Woburn, the band house, and his friend moves in to the house and starts playing keyboard for my band.

That’s how you find a keyboard player, jump on a chair and start singing. But more than that, the guys knew that my grandmother lived in Somerville and they asked if she would sponsor us to have our TV show in Somerville, thus was born TV Eye was born that ran for 1 year in 1979.

and that was the start of my work in public access television.


Ed Symkus Article
https://www.patriotledger.com/entertainmentlife/20180826/rat-remembered-boston-musicians-reunite-for-throwback-show-in-hull

Suzanne Vega on Visual Radio Show #100
The legendary Suzanne Vega, composer of “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner” talks on Visual Radio during her book tour in 1999. Thanks Gilly Hailpairn for setting up the interview. (C)2012 Visual Radio, all rights reserved. Part of the video (not necessarily this segment) to appear on THE BEST OF VISUAL RADIO coming soon.
david J. from Love and Rockets
Film Director Joseph Kahn
The Demo That Got The Deal for LOVE AND ROCKETS

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 Visual Radio Live  Thursday August 22, 2013 – March 18, 2020  8:01 pm.  We’re BACK!

THE BLUES MAGOOS ON THE POP EXPLOSION

You gotta love all these expressive hands. Marty Walsh (guitarist, not Mayor) – Gary DeCarlo Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye,  Harlow Giles Unger, Vikram Agrawal, Harry Sandler, Joe Viglione

LOTS OF PHOTOS HERE: https://tinyurl.com/visualradiorandomphotos

https://www.google.com/search?q=suzanne+vega+joe+viglione&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwjr4PCnzqfoAhVNMd8KHUliD0wQ2-cCegQIABAA&oq=suzanne+vega+joe+viglione&gs_l=img.3…53223.59751..59909…2.0..0.98.1723.27……0….1..gws-wiz-img…..10..0j0i67j35i362i39j35i39j0i30j0i24.quU29iIM6ks&ei=g_VzXquTGM3i_AbJxL3gBA&bih=879&biw=1920

Director Henry Alex Rubin
Brad Meltzer
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Joe Viglione’s very first show 1979 in Somerville
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Vikram Agarwal of the band American Gravity https://www.facebook.com/viag9073
Surfer and guitarist extraordinaire
Watch the show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nVp0-yhVrU&t=720s
See stage photo from Vikram’s Facebook page
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October 11, 2010 Harry Sandler on Visual Radio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ganqpwJjLsU
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STATE REPRESENATIVE PAUL DONATO (D-MASSACHUETTS)
You’re a decent person. You should be the kind of person that people have a lot of respect for. I have respect for you.” State Representative Paul Donato

Joe with Burton Cummings of the Guess Who at the Berklee Performance Center

Bruce Kulick of Kiss
Joe Viglione holding Joe Milliken’s book on The Cars and Ben Orr Photo taken 5:07 pm October 1, 2019, posted 5:45 pm Thursday 3-19-2020
Richie Havens on Visual Radio
I Am Dracula
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Autograph inside “To Joe Viglione, the King of Mass Cable TV”
Norman Greenbaum in October 2019 in Malden Guest of Visual Radio in the past
Norman Greenbaum in Malden

Mick Taylor of The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan
Sarah Karloff
Stephen Davis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe8UzUl5dFM
May 10, 2012 Stephen Davis talks Carly Simon Author Stephen Davis returns to Visual Radio to discuss his new book “More Room in a Broken Heart (The True Adventures of Carly Simon)”, the unauthorized biography of Carly Simon featuring gorgeous photos by her brother Peter Simon. Davis talks to Visual Radio host Joe Viglione and chats on the telephone with the legendary Buzzy Linhart who wrote “The Love’s Still Growing” on Carly’s first solo album.
12-20-17 Stephen Davis Third Visual Radio Interview
Gilbert Gottfried http://www.visual-radio.net/

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull on Visual Radio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_BhIymXgCQ

Joe Viglione with Dennis Lehane

May 20, 2011 Jeffland, Dictators
Michael Douglas with Paul Norman for our taping of the Mike Bloomberg event with Commissioner Ed Davis and Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn
Buzzy Linhart and Joe Viglione February 2014, Joe & Buzzy duet on “Chains,” The Beatles / Cookies song, and Buzzy talks about being at the Mind Games session with John Lennon
Rex Apollo with Joe Viglione on Visual Radio
Joe St. Pierre was guest at two retailers and we taped him July 14, 2016 at the comic book store in Burlington. Host Joe Viglione discusses lots of topics with Joe St. Pierre.
October 11, 2011 Gallagher Smash dot com www.gallaghersmash.com
Frank Imbergama and Lisa Cavanaugh
Filmmaker Josh Deveau on Visual Radio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g_h_5y_A2k
Demo that Got the Deal for David J and Love and Rockets downstairs at Club Bohemia
October 24, 1999 at Avalon in Boston
Moulty of The Barbaraians Interviews Gary DeCarlo
Joe Viglione, Steve Holley, Cameron Laing after Ian Hunter Show
Comic book legend the late Skip Williamson
Matt Gallagher, author of Kaboom, returns to Visual Radio along with co-editor Roy Scranton on their new book of fictional short stories written by veterans, Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War. Scranton and Gallagher are veterans of the Iraqi conflict. The show is hosted by Joe Viglione ™ Great community programming…entertainment and more! Visual Radio It’s Innovative Television ™ Academy Award Winner Jodie Foster Academy Award Winner Michael Moore Academy Award Winner Charles Ferguson Rob Sitch, Director of the DISH Director David C. Snyder “The Quiet Arrangement” Director Davidlee Wilson “The Autumn Heart” Jurassic Park/Spiderman scriptwriter David Koepp Sara Karloff (Boris Karloff’s daughter) In Search of Dracula’s Raymond T. McNally Charles Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi, author of HELTER SKELTER Film Critic Leonard Maltin Film Critic Ed Symkus Film Critic Mark Snyder Dick Morris of Fox News (For Progressives we certainly ARE fair and balanced!) Bill Press (formerly of CNN, now with Sirius/XM Radio) John Lennon’s Uncle Charlie! Ian Hunter of Mott The Hoople Steve Holley of Wings / Elton John / Kiki Dee ? Mark & The Mysterians Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals Tommy James of The Shondells The Buckinghams Tommy Lee of Motley Crue Mouty of The Barbarians Little Walter’s Time Machine Bobby “Sunny” Hebb Greg Hawkes of The Cars Peter Tork of The Monkees Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits Big Brother & The Holding Company Jefferson Starship’s Diana Mangano Gary Cherone of Extreme Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge Al Kooper of Blood Sweat and Tears WZLX’s Kimberley Jaeger Spanky McFarlane of Spanky & Our Gang Author Donna Halper Rolling Stones producer Jimmy Miller Rolling Stone Mick Taylor Boston Mayor Tom Menino Presidential candidate George McGovern WWE’s John Cena Ray Manzarek of THE DOORS John Densmore of THE DOORS Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad Don Brewer of Grand Funk Railroad Judy Collins Suzanne Vega Linda Ronstadt Lou Reed David Selby of Dark Shadows, Falcon Crest Actor/comedian Margaret Cho Scriptwriter/author Donald Westlake (The Stepfather) #1 author/TV host Brad Meltzer Boston icon Rex Trailer Director Duncan Jones Curt Schilling, Jerry Remy and Johnny Pesky of The Boston Red Sox Buzzy Linhart Moogy Klingman Writer Richie Unterberger Writer Greg Prato Actress Lisa Cavanaugh Author Rob Kean Author Dennis Lehane Author Gillian Gill Author Ted Yates Paul Rodgers of Queen & Bad Company Guitarist John Mayall Over 500 hours of programming! Bill Press of Sirius/XM Radio calls Joe Viglione “The King of Mass. Cable TV” Visual Radio It’s Innovative Television ™ Called “The best program on Public Access in the country”
Drummer Simon Kirke on Episode 362
June 25, 2010 James Sullivan on Writer’s Corner
Bobby Whitlock on Visual Radio 9-22-11
April 20, 2012
Passion writer / editor Rachel Kramer Bussel on Visual Radio with Joe Viglione

 · 11/19/2011
 · by 
joeviglione


Feb 6, 2014

VISUAL RADIO HISTORY 15 YEARS AGO, SOME OF THE LINKS MAY BE OUT OF DATE

onday, January 31, 2005 Jeff Shapiro on Visual Radio #321
http://visualradio.blog-city.com

Airing in:

Wakefield TV3 Sunday January 30, 2005, Feb. 6 http://www.wcat.org

Winthrop TV 3 11 PM January 24, January 31 http://www.wcat-tv.org

Malden TV 3 10 PM February 1 http://www.matv.org/channel3.htm

Brookline Midnight February 3 http://www.batv.org

Boston BNN 2 AM January 30, 2005 February 6, 2005 http://www.bnntv.org

Cambridge CCTV 8 PM Saturday February 5, 2005 http://www.cctvcambridge.org

Burlington 10 PM Thursday February 3 http://www.bcattv.org

Adelphia Network Channel 10 (Channel 70, Digital Service)

Adelphia To Rockland, Abington, Pembroke, Marshfield, Halifax, Plympton,Duxbury, Kingston, Plymouth, Carver, Bourne, Sandwich & Falmouth. Approximately 95,000 possible viewers. Martha’s Vineyard (another 19,000 possible viewers)

RCN Network Saturday & Sundays 7 PM Channel 8 RCN

Broadcast on the entire RCN Network – 20 cities & towns including 4 Suburbs of Boston!
Framingham, Watertown, Woburn, Arlington, Somerville, Needham, Newton, Burlington, Waltham and many more

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CABLE STATION AND REQUEST VISUAL RADIO!
Here’s a very handy guide to stations…

Mainpage:
http://www.menc.org/guides/tempo/tempo.htm#search

Boston Area TV Stations
http://www.menc.org/guides/tempo/temposrch.cgi?state=MA

Florida
http://www.menc.org/guides/tempo/temposrch.cgi?state=FL

New York
http://www.menc.org/guides/tempo/temposrch.cgi?state=NY

  ¶ 9:08 AMFriday, December 31, 2004 R.I.P. Johnny Carson – 1/23/09

What can be said about numero uno that others won’t say better? I’ll let Sid Smith of the Chicago Tribune, their arts critic, do the honors:

Published January 23, 2005, 2:32 PM CST

Some may be able to top Johnny’s achievements, but it is impossible to top Johnny himself as he is the archetype, the original. Sure, Steve Allen launched as host of the show in the birthyear of Visual Radio’s host – 1954 – and Jack Paar got 5 years in from 1957-1962

but Mr. Carson’s 20 year run established the format of entertainer and his hour of guests, monologues, and mayhem (planned or by divine intervention) that developed on your tv screen.
In the film version of Bill Carter’s “The Late Shift” Kathy Bates talks about Leno “eating the steak but not wanting to know how the cows are slaughtered” (paraphrased). In her Helen Kushnick persona she declares that she pushed Johnny Carson out.

A user of the movie board http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116835/
says “I tell you what, after watching this movie, then watching either the Letterman or Leno show, all I want to do is crack open my Johnny Carson DVDs and see the real thing” and that
unsolicited comment just about says it all.

Here’s an interesting interview with Betty Thomas on “The Late Shift”
http://industrycentral.net/director_interviews/BT01.HTM

My best friend growing up was addicted to Johnny Carson. Of course, we being eleven or twelve years old, there was a certain cache to being able to stay up that late at night. Johnny was the reason, or excuse.

R.I.P. – may your work inspire us to find better ways to entertain in the new Millennium, Johnny.

  ¶ 9:42 PMTuesday, May 11, 2004 The Story of Visual Radio!

Joe Viglione’s original presentation of “radio for your tv”.

Visual Radio began when Joe Viglione was Director of Research for North America Media Corporation, a production company which developed content for PBS. The idea began in 1992 when Joe became a member of Woburn Cable TV but didn’t launch until early 1995 when Marty Balin & The Jefferson Starship allowed a concert and interview to air. Jo Jo Gun at WGIR in Manchester, New Hampshire was the next guest, followed by Bobby Hebb, composer of “Sunny” and the Grammy Award winning “A Natural Man”.

Ten years later over 325 hours of programming has been generated featuring guests such as Richard Branson, Linda Ronstadt, Lou Reed, Vincent Bugliosi, Professor Stephen Hawking, Curt Schilling of The Boston Red Sox, Bill Press, author Dennis Lehane, Suzanne Vega, author Edward Hallowell, Laura Numeroff, Spiderman/Jurassic Park scriptwriter David Koepp, and hundreds of other wonderful guests.

Write to us:
Visual_radio@yahoo.com

You are reading –

jeffshapiro

TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2005

Jeff Shapiro Promotional Tour for “Secrets Of Sant’ Angelo”

Jeff Shapiro on Visual Radio Tuesday January 18, 2005 4 PM

Taped at http://www.wcat-tv.org in Winthrop, Massachusetts.
Host Joe Viglione speaks with Jeff for 60 minutes.

http://visualradio.blog-city.com or http://vrtv.blogspot.com

A full hour with author Jeff Shapiro talking about his life in America and Italy,
the creation and publication of his first two books “Renato’s Luck” and “Secrets of Sant’ Angelo”, and discussions on philosophy and life. It’s what you expect from VRTV.
Visual Radio-Television Program #321


Jeff Shapiro appears at Brookline Booksmith 7 PM Tuesday 1/18/05

http://www.bostonphoenix.com/ple/books/by_venue/


Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Brookline Booksmith JEFF SHAPIRO reads from his Secrets of Sant’ Angelo at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St., Brookline. Free; (617) 566-6660.

http://www.brooklinebooksmith.com/


Store Events – January 18, 7:00 PM

Time: Tuesday, January 18, 2005 7:00 PMLocation: The Brookline Booksmith Writers and Readers RoomTitle of Event: JEFF SHAPIRO – Secrets of Sant’ Angelo
Wrought with magic and the delights of Tuscany, former Bostonian current Tuscanonian Jeff Shapiro spins a beautiful yarn with Secrets of Sant’ Angelo. “How joyful it is to be in Sant’ Angelo under Jeff Shapiro’s imaginative pen, and to witness a town heal itself from misfortune and sorrow through the surprising gifts of strangers. A lovely story.” (Susan Vreeland)


Secrets of Sant’ Angelo and Renato’s Luck on AMAZON.COM:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index=books&field-author=Jeff%20Shapiro/102-4698833-9380935



Jeff Shapiro on Smokey Bacon Show, BNN TV Wednesday 1/19/05
airing at 7:30 PM

http://www.literatiscene.com/

http://www.bnntv.org


Jeff’s page on Penguin Putnam
http://www.penguinputnam.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,0_042520104X,00.html


http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=r34RPxYAkA&isbn;=042520104X&itm=1

Secrets of Sant’Angelo

FROM THE PUBLISHER

Fortune may be blind, but misfortune sees us all too clearly…At least that’s what the townspeople of Sant’Angelo D’Asso have come to believe. The small Italian village, an hour’s train ride south of Siena, has been hit with a spate of sfortuna-bad luck-that hasn’t let up all season. Endless rain, debilitating influenza, and bizarre deaths have befallen this town, leaving its people with a diehard faith in the power of curses-and a deep longing for a miracle. Now that miracle may have swept into town, in the form of two mysterious newcomers who bring with them an unexpectedly hot sun in the middle of December. Rosa Spina Innocenti is a sinfully beautiful woman full of incredible stories. Her grown son, Emanuelle Mosè, may be quiet and withdrawn, but he seems to possesses the ability to heal people and animals. In a short time, the pair convince those eager to believe that they’ve been sent by a higher being-and wind up inspiring faith in a community hungry for spiritual delight and good fortune. But just as the townspeople begin to succumb to the mystical appeal of this charming duo, another stranger arrives. And soon his presence threatens not only to come between one betrothed couple, but to tear apart a close-knit community that will do nearly anything-even turn on each other-for proof of a power greater than themselves.

Author Biography:

Jeff Shapiro is the author of the acclaimed novel Renato’s Luck. Married to an Italian woman, he has lived in the countryside near Siena since 1991. He teaches English at a language university in Siena and creative writing at the Siena School for Liberal Arts.


Worcester, Massachusetts Book Signing
http://www.tatnuck.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp?s=storeevents&eventId=289428


Thursday, January 20, 2005 7:00 PM
Location: Worcester Store TATNUCK BOOKSELLERS
Title of Event: Jeff Shapiro Book Signing

Jeff Shapiro author of one of my favorite books, Renato’s Luck, is back in America to launch his latest Italian Literary Masterpiece – THE SECRET OF SANT’ANGELO – From the author of “Renato’s Luck” comes a captivating story that celebrates the beauty of faith, the nature of luck, and the extraordinary ways in which love can change lives, in which the residents of a small Italian village seek a miracle to overcome their misfortunes.

FRIDAY, 21 JANUARY 2005
JEFF SHAPIRO ON VISUAL RADIO #321http://jeffshapiro.blogspot.comVisual Radio presents Jeff Shapiro, author of Secrets of Sant’ Angelohttp://visualradio.blogspot.comhttp://vrtv.blogspot.comhttp://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=r34RPxYAkA&isbn=042520104X&itm=1Secrets of Sant’AngeloFROM THE PUBLISHERFortune may be blind, but misfortune sees us all too clearly…

At least that’s what the townspeople of Sant’Angelo D’Asso have come to believe. The small Italian village, an hour’s train ride south of Siena, has been hit with a spate of sfortuna-bad luck-that hasn’t let up all season. Endless rain, debilitating influenza, and bizarre deaths have befallen this town, leaving its people with a diehard faith in the power of curses-and a deep longing for a miracle.

Now that miracle may have swept into town, in the form of two mysterious newcomers who bring with them an unexpectedly hot sun in the middle of December. Rosa Spina Innocenti is a sinfully beautiful woman full of incredible stories. Her grown son, Emanuelle Mosè, may be quiet and withdrawn, but he seems to possesses the ability to heal people and animals. In a short time, the pair convince those eager to believe that they’ve been sent by a higher being-and wind up inspiring faith in a community hungry for spiritual delight and good fortune.

But just as the townspeople begin to succumb to the mystical appeal of this charming duo, another stranger arrives. And soon his presence threatens not only to come between one betrothed couple, but to tear apart a close-knit community that will do nearly anything-even turn on each other-for proof of a power greater than themselves.Author Biography: Jeff Shapiro is the author of the acclaimed novel Renato’s Luck. Married to an Italian woman, he has lived in the countryside near Siena since 1991. He teaches English at a language university in Siena and creative writing at the Siena School for Liberal Arts.




March 9, 2010 the legendary Rex Trailer on Visual Radio Show #500
Show #504 Duncan Jones, son of David Bowie and fantastic film director

other updates:
Jeff Shapiro airing on Visual Radio #321 taped 1/18/05
http://visualradio.blog-city.com

Edward Hallowell aired during the Christmas 2005 season, taped 12/08/04
http://vrtv.blogspot.com
  ¶ 8:15 PMSunday, April 18, 2004 from http://community.webtv.net/TheMadFaxer/rockjournalistjoe

Rex Trailer Edit 3 Minute Version

Q U O T E S
Bill Press on Visual Radio-Television

“…Joe Viglione, the King of Mass. cable – tv!”

Bill Press, MSNBC commentator author of Dutton Press book
BUSH MUST GO 7/26/04 Cambridge, Mass.
http://www.billpress.com
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Boston Globe Feb. 2004

Article on Joe Viglione:
http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/02/01/landing_big_names/

Landing big names
By Diana Brown, 2/1/2004

Cable television host Joseph Viglione launched his Visual Radio Television show nine years ago in Woburn. He has lined up some pretty impressive interviews along the way, which number 300 now and have aired in many local towns. Virgin Airlines founder Richard Branson, singers Judy Collins and Suzanne Vega, performance artist Laurie Anderson, ”Mystic River” author Dennis Lehane, professor Stephen Hawking, and band members from The Doors, Grand Funk Railroad, The Rolling Stones, The Cars, and The Jefferson Starship, are just a sample of the notables Viglione has had on his show. Viglione writes for All Media Guide and is working on a book about Lou Reed’s 1973 Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal Tour

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Subject VH-1Date Mon, August 2, 2004 3:19 am
Hey Joe! Congrats on your success with VH-1.
All the best
Trudi and Ian Hunter
(Though Joe Viglione was taped for VH-1’s “Story Behind The Songs” Autumn, 2003, Trudi and Ian are talking about VH-1s publishing of Joe’s biographies on their webpage!)
Ian Hunter’s Rant
http://www.mmmll.no/thm/collection/h/details/17548.html

  ¶ 4:47 PM Visual Radio New Edits May 11, 2003

Joe Viglione edited at http://www.wcat.org
Wakefield on Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Ray Manzarek’s lecture at Booksmith in Brookline taped on January 25, 2002
(a few hours after Ray appeared on Visual Radio #220) was edited.

It is Visual Radio #304.
66 Minutes of Ray talking about The Doors, his book “The Poet In Exile”.

Fun Stuff.

Also edited, April 7, 2001, Bobby Hebb’s performance in Boston with The Michael Shea trio.

VISUAL RADIO #303
Barry Marshall and Jon Macey guests

Taped at http://www.bcattv.org

Wednesday May 5, 2004

Directed by Joan Rolfe

Airing in: Burlington

Woburn Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Malden Tuesday 10 PM May 11, 2004

Wakefield Sunday May 16, 2004 7 PM

Brookline Thursday May 13, 2004 Midnight

Somerville Friday May 14, 2004 10 PM

Cambridge Saturday May 15, 22 2004 8 PM

Winthrop Monday May 17, 2004

Cape Cod 114,000 homes on Adelphia, check listing for times

RCN Network Saturday 7 PM, Sunday 7 PM

Boston BNN TV Sunday Midnight May 16,2004 (Monday morning)

April 2011 full video of Jodie Foster “The Beaver”
Buzzy Linhart talks to Stephen Davis The legendary Buzzy Linhart who wrote “The Love’s Still Growin’ ” and performed it on the first Carly Simon solo album talks to biographer Stephen Davis and Visual Radio host Joe Viglione on May 10, 2012.
45 second out-take May 10, 2012
June 23 2011

  ¶ 3:57 PM Hello Blog World!

On or around April 18, 2004 Visual Radio became aware of the BLOG phenomenon (in regards to Visual Radio being on a blog of our own!)

In 1997, August 30 or 31, we went online with WEBTV!

http://www.varulven.com/visualradio.html will connect you to the original sites.

Our original Visual Radio expage happened circa 2000 when we had “Non-Visual Radio” broadcasting on AM 1670 and AM 1530 in Boston/Brookline.

June 23, 2011 Rob Gronkowski, Bob Hyldburg, Joe Viglione

http://vrtv.blogspot.com is a page we created in December of 2004!

Creating Content since 1995! featuring Joe Viglione – host of TV EYE, established in 1979.

VISUAL RADIOMonday, January 31, 2005 Jeff Shapiro on Visual Radio #321
http://visualradio.blog-city.com

Airing in:

Wakefield TV3 Sunday January 30, 2005, Feb. 6 http://www.wcat.org

Winthrop TV 3 11 PM January 24, January 31 http://www.wcat-tv.org

Malden TV 3 10 PM February 1 http://www.matv.org/channel3.htm

Brookline Midnight February 3 http://www.batv.org

Boston BNN 2 AM January 30, 2005 February 6, 2005 http://www.bnntv.org

Cambridge CCTV 8 PM Saturday February 5, 2005 http://www.cctvcambridge.org

Burlington 10 PM Thursday February 3 http://www.bcattv.org

Adelphia Network Channel 10 (Channel 70, Digital Service)

Adelphia To Rockland, Abington, Pembroke, Marshfield, Halifax, Plympton,Duxbury, Kingston, Plymouth, Carver, Bourne, Sandwich & Falmouth. Approximately 95,000 possible viewers. Martha’s Vineyard (another 19,000 possible viewers)

RCN Network Saturday & Sundays 7 PM Channel 8 RCN

Broadcast on the entire RCN Network – 20 cities & towns including 4 Suburbs of Boston!
Framingham, Watertown, Woburn, Arlington, Somerville, Needham, Newton, Burlington, Waltham and many more

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CABLE STATION AND REQUEST VISUAL RADIO!
Here’s a very handy guide to stations…

Mainpage:
http://www.menc.org/guides/tempo/tempo.htm#search

Boston Area TV Stations
http://www.menc.org/guides/tempo/temposrch.cgi?state=MA

Florida
http://www.menc.org/guides/tempo/temposrch.cgi?state=FL

New York
http://www.menc.org/guides/tempo/temposrch.cgi?state=NY

  ¶ 9:08 AMFriday, December 31, 2004 R.I.P. Johnny Carson – 1/23/09

What can be said about numero uno that others won’t say better? I’ll let Sid Smith of the Chicago Tribune, their arts critic, do the honors:

Published January 23, 2005, 2:32 PM CST

Some may be able to top Johnny’s achievements, but it is impossible to top Johnny himself as he is the archetype, the original. Sure, Steve Allen launched as host of the show in the birthyear of Visual Radio’s host – 1954 – and Jack Paar got 5 years in from 1957-1962

July 31, 2012

but Mr. Carson’s 20 year run established the format of entertainer and his hour of guests, monologues, and mayhem (planned or by divine intervention) that developed on your tv screen.
In the film version of Bill Carter’s “The Late Shift” Kathy Bates talks about Leno “eating the steak but not wanting to know how the cows are slaughtered” (paraphrased). In her Helen Kushnick persona she declares that she pushed Johnny Carson out.

A user of the movie board http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116835/
says “I tell you what, after watching this movie, then watching either the Letterman or Leno show, all I want to do is crack open my Johnny Carson DVDs and see the real thing” and that
unsolicited comment just about says it all.

Here’s an interesting interview with Betty Thomas on “The Late Shift”
http://industrycentral.net/director_interviews/BT01.HTM

My best friend growing up was addicted to Johnny Carson. Of course, we being eleven or twelve years old, there was a certain cache to being able to stay up that late at night. Johnny was the reason, or excuse.

R.I.P. – may your work inspire us to find better ways to entertain in the new Millennium, Johnny.

  ¶ 9:42 PMTuesday, May 11, 2004 The Story of Visual Radio!

Joe Viglione’s original presentation of “radio for your tv”.

Visual Radio began when Joe Viglione was Director of Research for North America Media Corporation, a production company which developed content for PBS. The idea began in 1992 when Joe became a member of Woburn Cable TV but didn’t launch until early 1995 when Marty Balin & The Jefferson Starship allowed a concert and interview to air. Jo Jo Gun at WGIR in Manchester, New Hampshire was the next guest, followed by Bobby Hebb, composer of “Sunny” and the Grammy Award winning “A Natural Man”.

Ten years later over 325 hours of programming has been generated featuring guests such as Richard Branson, Linda Ronstadt, Lou Reed, Vincent Bugliosi, Professor Stephen Hawking, Curt Schilling of The Boston Red Sox, Bill Press, author Dennis Lehane, Suzanne Vega, author Edward Hallowell, Laura Numeroff, Spiderman/Jurassic Park scriptwriter David Koepp, and hundreds of other wonderful guests.

Write to us:
Visual_radio@yahoo.com

You are reading –

Dick Wagner of Lou Reed, Alice Cooper bands on Visual Radio

other updates:
Jeff Shapiro airing on Visual Radio #321 taped 1/18/05
http://visualradio.blog-city.com

Edward Hallowell aired during the Christmas 2005 season, taped 12/08/04
http://vrtv.blogspot.com
  ¶ 8:15 PMSunday, April 18, 2004 from http://community.webtv.net/TheMadFaxer/rockjournalistjoe

Full 55 minute Eric Lilljequist Interview of the band Orphan on Visual Radio Live with Joe Viglione 9-27-12

Q U O T E S
Bill Press on Visual Radio-Television

“…Joe Viglione, the King of Mass. cable – tv!”

Bill Press, MSNBC commentator author of Dutton Press book
BUSH MUST GO 7/26/04 Cambridge, Mass.
http://www.billpress.com
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Boston Globe Feb. 2004

Article on Joe Viglione:
http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/02/01/landing_big_names/

Landing big names
By Diana Brown, 2/1/2004

Cable television host Joseph Viglione launched his Visual Radio Television show nine years ago in Woburn. He has lined up some pretty impressive interviews along the way, which number 300 now and have aired in many local towns. Virgin Airlines founder Richard Branson, singers Judy Collins and Suzanne Vega, performance artist Laurie Anderson, ”Mystic River” author Dennis Lehane, professor Stephen Hawking, and band members from The Doors, Grand Funk Railroad, The Rolling Stones, The Cars, and The Jefferson Starship, are just a sample of the notables Viglione has had on his show. Viglione writes for All Media Guide and is working on a book about Lou Reed’s 1973 Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal Tour

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Subject VH-1Date Mon, August 2, 2004 3:19 am
Hey Joe! Congrats on your success with VH-1.
All the best
Trudi and Ian Hunter
(Though Joe Viglione was taped for VH-1’s “Story Behind The Songs” Autumn, 2003, Trudi and Ian are talking about VH-1s publishing of Joe’s biographies on their webpage!)
Ian Hunter’s Rant
http://www.mmmll.no/thm/collection/h/details/17548.html

  ¶ 4:47 PM Visual Radio New Edits May 11, 2003

Joe Viglione edited at http://www.wcat.org
Wakefield on Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Ray Manzarek’s lecture at Booksmith in Brookline taped on January 25, 2002
(a few hours after Ray appeared on Visual Radio #220) was edited.

It is Visual Radio #304.
66 Minutes of Ray talking about The Doors, his book “The Poet In Exile”.

Fun Stuff.

Also edited, April 7, 2001, Bobby Hebb’s performance in Boston with The Michael Shea trio.

VISUAL RADIO #303
Barry Marshall and Jon Macey guests

Taped at http://www.bcattv.org

Wednesday May 5, 2004

Directed by Joan Rolfe

Airing in: Burlington

Woburn Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Malden Tuesday 10 PM May 11, 2004

Wakefield Sunday May 16, 2004 7 PM

Brookline Thursday May 13, 2004 Midnight

Somerville Friday May 14, 2004 10 PM

Cambridge Saturday May 15, 22 2004 8 PM

Winthrop Monday May 17, 2004

Cape Cod 114,000 homes on Adelphia, check listing for times

RCN Network Saturday 7 PM, Sunday 7 PM

Boston BNN TV Sunday Midnight May 16,2004 (Monday morning)

http://www.jonmacey.com
http://www.barrykmarshall.com
http://www.varulven.com/visualradio.html

  ¶ 3:57 PM Hello Blog World!

On or around April 18, 2004 Visual Radio became aware of the BLOG phenomenon (in regards to Visual Radio being on a blog of our own!)

In 1997, August 30 or 31, we went online with WEBTV!

http://www.varulven.com/visualradio.html will connect you to the original sites.

Our original Visual Radio expage happened circa 2000 when we had “Non-Visual Radio” broadcasting on AM 1670 and AM 1530 in Boston/Brookline.

http://vrtv.blogspot.com is a page we created in December of 2004!

Creating Content since 1995! featuring Joe Viglione – host of TV EYE, established in 1979.

Interviews with Mark Farner, Burton Cummings and The Carpet Frogs on one full show. This show will be syndicated to public access stations in New York and New England. Farner interview conducted on July 29, 2012; Cummings and The Carpet Frogs on July 21, 2012 backstage at the Boston Esplanade. Directed and edited by Jay LaFond at Haverill Community Access TV. Re-edited by Tim Bradley and Joe Viglione on August 30, 2012 at Winchester Community Access and Media, WinCAM. Two great access stations working in harmony to provide GREAT public access television unavailable anywhere else! Interview footage COPYRIGHT 2012 Joe Viglione, all rights reserved.

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