Patti Lattanzi and Her Love of Music – An Early Start and Still Going Strong
Radio personality Patti Lattanzi has had a long love affair with music, and that affair got off to a very early start. She was born in South Philadelphia and was raised by her mother Felicia. Her Father passed away while she was a young child. Patti started playing drums at the tender age of 5, and by the time she was 15 years old she was already playing in a band.
Her life took many turns throughout the years, but none would be as special as meeting the love of her life Joseph W. Lattanzi. They were in love from day one and started a radio show playing music and local talent guests would come by for a visit on air time. They first aired on WNJC 1360 AM and later moved to WVLT Cruisin 92.1 FM. The fate didn’t decide well and Joey passed away after 18 months of their marriage and left Patti in deep sadness with many questions how or if to proceed with the show. But Patti knew it was the time to move on and she began doing remotes at different areas. Patti Lattanzi continued to perform and build buzz around her live shows.
Since 2001, Patti Lattanzi has been hosting a popular radio variety show and gaining new fans week after week. The Patti Lattanzi, Billy Carlucci and the Gang Variety Show airs out of New Jersey on popular local radio station WVLT Cruisin 92.1. Even after more than a decade on the air, the variety show still pulls in some great numbers, and many fans look forward to hearing the familiar voices coming out of their radios, smartphones and mobile devices.
The popular WVLT radio show Patti Lattanzi hosts is taped live each week at the Filomena Cucina Rustica Italian Restaurant and Bar. It might seem like a risk to broadcast a live show from such an unpredictable venue, but the atmosphere of the bar and restaurant actually enhances the quality of the show. The audience becomes part of the show, and the relaxed nature of the live venue really comes through in the finished product. For the people sitting at home, the live show is a part of their normal routine. The show is so genuine and the performers so relaxed that audience members can start to feel like Patti Lattanzi and the rest of the gang are sitting there with them.
Ever since its inception, the Patti Lattanzi, Billy Carlucci and the Gang Variety Show has had the look and feel of old friends reconnecting and chatting about the news of the day, the business of music and whatever pops into their minds. Since the radio show is taped live in a local Italian restaurant, audience members can easily picture themselves as part of the action, having a bite to eat and a couple glasses of wine with their favorite rock stars and radio hosts. Over the years, the show, which airs every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. has hosted Bobby Valli and other giants of the industry.
Long-time fans of the Patti Lattanzi, Billy Carlucci and the Gang Variety Show have often likened it to a variety show straight from the Strip in Las Vegas. Like the variety shows of old, you never know who is going to walk on stage, what they are going to do or what is going to happen next. That sense of uncertainty coupled with anticipation is a big part of what makes a radio show successful, and it is certainly working for Patti Lattanzi and the rest of the WVLT gang.If you want to see for yourself what all the fuss is about and why Patti Lattanzi is still going strong, just set your radio dial to 92.1 this Thursday night, sit back and relax. You may not know what is coming next, but that is part of the fun.