|Frank De Angelis, in the 70s, had the vision to start
Italian program on TV. He conducted and produced the program for
a number of years with the CBC Channel 9.
He was also responsible to start another Italian program in Leamington.
Frank De Angelis was the leader of the Italian TV program in Windsor
and Essex County.
The very first program was called The Frank De Angelis Show
with CBC Channel 9, conducted and directed by Frank De Angelis.
The content of the program varied: from news, local and
from Italy; entertainment; local events, sports, just to name
In 1983 CBC had some cuts for ethnic programs and The Frank
De Angelis Show was broadcasted by Trillium Cable. Trillium
Cable became Shaw Cable in 1995 and Cogeco Cable 11, in 1997.
In 1984, Ralph De Benedictis joined Frank De Angelis in producing
and hosting the program, and
in 1985, Ralph De Benedicits became the only producer and conductor.
Therefore, he changed the name of the program to “Carosello
De Benedictis successfully conducted and produced the program
until October 2004. Later the program merged with Panorama
This one hour program was started in 1984 by Frank De Angelis
in Leamington and broadcasted on Essex Cable Trillium. The
content of the program is similar to the Frank De Angelis Show
but covered local events in the Leamington area. There were
tentatives by Armando Bonfiglio to produce the program. Roma
Club of Leamington became the main sponsor of the program.
Tony Zompanti produced the program for almost 20 years until
he retired in December 2003 . In 1995, the name of the station
was changed to Shaw Cable. Shortly after, the station in Leamington
was closed and moved to Windsor. In 1997, the station changed
the name again to Cogeco TV, Cable 11.
In January 2004, Luigi Tosti took over the production from
Tony Zompanti. To reach Panorama Italiano you may call Luigi
Tosti at 972 1355, send a fax at the same number, or e-mail
Mosaico Italiano was a half hour program started in October
2003, by Anna Saurini. The program was broadcasted on Cogeco
11 and featured stories of Italian immigrants from Southern
In October 2004, the management of Cogeco Cable suggested
that three Italian programs be merged into a single one hour
program. Carosello Italiano merged with Panorama Italiano.
However, Mosaico Italiano (produced by M.G.A. Studio Productions)
moved to Southshore Broadcasting CFTV 34 in Leamington, Ontario.
Mosaico Italiano is now a sixty-minute program that promotes
the Italo-Canadian culture, from biographies to every day events.
Anna Saurini is the host of Mosaico Italiano and is the Italian
Program Director with Southshore Broadcasting CFTV 34. She
may be reached at email@example.com or
519-735-9865. Lori N. Oliverio is the president of M.G.A Studio
and is the Windsor and Essex County representative and videographer
for TLN Telelatino (which provides Italian, Spanish/Hispanic
and Canadian programming). Her work has been aired on “Notte
Bene” and “Oggi” segments. Contact Lori at