Hosted by : Sarino and Joe Costa
Sunday 10:00 Am - 2:00 Pm
Italian music favorites, guests and conversation with hosts Sarino and Joe Costa. A Sunday tradition!
Founder and host of Carasello Italiano for over 20 years, Sarino was born in Messina, Italy in 1925
and emigrated to the United States in 1958. Sarino moved his show to WATR in 1995, where he brings you
the best of Italian and Italian-American music. You will hear all your favorites like Bocelli, Pavarotti,
Caruso, Sergio Franchi ,Sinatra and Roselli . “The program touches so many people, not only in the
Greater Waterbury area, but all over the globe as a large audience listens online” says Sarino.
“The program is geared to any age group, and once heard is enjoyed by all. I strive to keep the Italian
Sunday music tradition alive for all to enjoy”. Sarino enjoys receiving correspondence and leaves no
letter unread. He answers as many as he can.
Joe Costa, Sarino’s son, co-hosts and produces the show. “Learning and understanding the diversity of
Italian music was and still is my greatest challenge” Joe says. “No two shows are ever the same, we are
constantly playing different material mixed with the old time favorites. We still do a live free form
broadcast, and the flexibility of it allows for requests and guests to drop by anytime. We conduct interviews
with a broad spectrum of guests, from our own sponsors to Connie Francis, Daniel Narducci and Pat Cooper
to name a few.”