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Anthony Scillia aka "Tony Mangia" (born July 10, 1982 in Hackensack, New Jersey) is a radio and television personality. Scillia was raised in his father's hometown of Lodi, New Jersey, a town that was made up of predominately Italian Americans.

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Radio

Anthony "Tony Mangia" Scillia is most recently known for his radio show on "Brave New Radio" WPSC-FM (88.7 FM, Wayne, New Jersey), The Tony Mangia Show - Radio: Italian Style. It is the only positive Italian-Italian American-themed show to be broadcast from New Jersey. The show feeds off Scillia's love of his Italian culture and heritage. He plays a wide variety of Italian and Italian American music from many genres, old and new. The show is broadcast live every Sunday from 3 PM to 6 PM.

Scillia has featured numerous guests on the show, including:

  • Chef and TV personality Lidia Mattichio Bastianich
  • Tony Award winner and former lead in the Broadway musical Jersey Boys, John Lloyd Young
  • Singer-songwriter-actor Frank Stallone
  • Official Bobby Darin archivist Jimmy Scalia
  • Bobby Darin's personal manager Stephen "Boom Boom" Blauner
  • Italian singer Giada Valenti
  • Sicilian folk singer Michela Musolino
  • Singer-songwriter Joe Pagetta
  • Italian-American singer-songwriter Maristella
  • Singer-acoustic guitarist Anthony Fiumano
  • Comedian Mike Marino
  • Singer Bobby Valli
  • Poet Salvatore Amico Buttaci
  • Award-winning author Paul Salsini
  • Olive oil aficionado Johnny DeCarlo
  • Actor Gaetano Iacono (co-star of Doughboys)
  • Musician-comedian-entertainer Larry Cutrone
  • Filmmaker Stephanie Foerster (Watch The Pallino)
  • The show has been broadcast live since October 2006.

    Scillia was the 2007 Maltese Award Winner for Outstanding New On-Air Personality. He received WPSC's September 2007 DJ of the Month.

    Scillia also hosted Mangia In The Morning, which was a classic-garage-Jersey rock show, broadcast from October 2006 to September 2007.

    Lodi Late Nite

    Scillia was co-creator and host of Lodi Late Nite, which was a cult classic public-access television cable TV show broadcast from December 1999 until September 2000. The show followed a similar format to that of David Letterman. Richard Moschella was co-creator and co-host. Louis Jasmine was co-creator. The show also had such recurrent guests as Artie Magliannico, Johnny Paparazzi and Andy Martin (lounge singer extraordinaire and secret member of the Rat Pack).

    Independent Variety Showcaze

    Scillia also created and hosted Independent Variety Showcaze (2004–2005). The Showcaze, as it was called, was a public access show that featured people, places and events within north New Jersey. The Showcaze’s guests included Kevin Knight & Camp IWF Wrestling School, psychic Jane Doherty, make-up artist Jeremy Selenfriend and Johnny De Carlo (olive oil aficionado and importer of Italian goods).

    Film

    Scillia has directed three short student films including To Each His Own (2002), Silence is Golden (2002) and Willow Creek (2005). He has also written a short script entitled Bocce which shared Guild of Italian American Actors' Film Fest's Italian-American Heritage Award in 2008.

    References

    Anthony Scillia Wikipedia


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