Fiorani Radio Productions records additions and Fiorani-Florey family papers

Angelo Fiorani was born in Tarquinia, Italy and came to America circa 1905. Rose Florey Fiorani was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1902. Beginning in 1933, the Fioranis worked as "time brokers" for radio programming targeting Italian Americans and broadcast Italian programs on Scranto...

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Corporate Author: Fiorani Radio Productions and Fiorani-Florey Family (Creator)
Collection:Fiorani Radio Productions Records Additions and Fiorani-Florey Family Papers
Collection Number:MSS163
Format: Manuscript
Language:Italian
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Online Access:Link to finding aid
Physical Description: 19.0 Linear feet 42 boxes
Summary: Angelo Fiorani was born in Tarquinia, Italy and came to America circa 1905. Rose Florey Fiorani was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1902. Beginning in 1933, the Fioranis worked as "time brokers" for radio programming targeting Italian Americans and broadcast Italian programs on Scranton-area radio stations, eventually owning and operating their own station, WPTS. The collection documents the Fioranis' forty-two years in broadcasting. It contains personal and business correspondence, advertisements and advertising account files, program schedules and scripts, financial records, uncatalogued photographs, fan mail, and souvenir programs of special events. The collection includes unprocessed additions. In English and Italian. Register available. The 1992-074 additions include phonograph recordings of radio programs, court dramatizations, advertisements, and other segments used in the Fiorani radio broadcasts in the Scranton, Pa. area. Many of the recordings concern Italians or Italian-Americans.