Joe Raccosta

Music Variety Program with Joe and Paul – Tuesdays 7 pm – 9 pm

Music Variety Program

My name is Joe Raccosta, I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. Listening to the radio over the years, mainly to music from the 50’s and 60’s and participating in functions as a “listener” held by Community Radio Station 2NBC in Narwee.

Having an “inquisitive” mind in terms of details about artists and their song from that period inspired and motivated me to take up radio broadcasting.

I started my radio show at WOW-FM in October 2014 with a music collection encompassing 4000 songs, however over the course of time I’ve amassed a music collection containing 20,500 songs ranging from the 50’s through to the early 90’s, both hits and rarities. I thoroughly enjoy preparing and hosting my weekly radio show (entitled the “Tuesday Night Music Variety Show”) which is aired every Tuesday Night between 7 and 9p.m and broadcasted live from the WOW-FM St Marys Studio.

Whilst my show aims to cater for both the “baby-boomer generation” and the “contemporary” listening audience, I tend to play more music from the 50’s and 60’s. In my show I provide background details about artists and their songs from the 50’s and 60’s which is sourced from the official “Sydney Top Forty Research Book” by Steve Scanes and Jim Barnes and the “Billboard Hot 100” books by Joel Whitburn which I read extensively. I invite listeners to have their say in what I play by ringing the studio during my show on (02) 98331444 and lodging a request.

I’m sincerely honoured and proud to be a member and presenter of WOW-FM 100.7. and look forward to remaining that for a very long time.

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