You might not know Dean Miuccio’s face, but you might just recognize his voice. The longtime Warm 98 DJ was laid off during recent economic troubles. Instead of sending out job applications or cruising toward early retirement, he gathered other, newly unemployed, local entertainment personalities and launched
, a Cincinnati-based talk show.
The show is filmed Friday nights at a studio at Newport on the Levee, and airs Sundays at 11:30 p.m. Miuccio says the show was conceptualized as an hour-long, daytime talk program and hopes it will find a weekday home on Fox19 soon.
Miuccio, who seems almost embarrassed by the attention given to radio and television personalities, says his idea harnesses the power of familiar faces in the Cincinnati entertainment scene.
“Look, talk shows have been around. I got the idea because my radio partner and I were downsized from Warm 98. I knew other people who had been let go from their TV or radio shows, and what better what to start a new talk variety show than with people Cincinnatians might already recognize or be familiar with?”
To that end, he paired with Amanda Orlando, former host of a B105 morning radio show, and Randi Douglas, a fellow Warm 98 morning show host.
Because it’s not syndicated, production costs for Cincinnality
have been a challenge, Miuccio says. Syndicated shows, which run on multiple networks, are easier to fund because each station pitches in a fraction of the cost.
Still, the show’s mix of mix of music, news items, hot topics and local points of interest caught Fox19’s attention shortly after its pilot was released.
When he’s not working on Cincinnality
, Miuccio is a videographer and producer through his company, Dean Miuccio Productions, LLC. Tickets for Cincinnality tapings, held Fridays at 7 p.m., are available from cincyticket.com
By Robin Donovan