1. HOST JACKIE TANTILLO - "She Really Wanted To Be Carol Burnett" with Guest Bill 'Breeze' Frascino. Looking Back At S1E54 22:27

When Breeze got teased at school because he didn’t look Italian enough, his mother would say, “Next time tell them you’re ‘FBI’-Full Blooded Italian!   Maryann or mom as Breeze  referred to her, used humor regularly to handle all kinds of situations, including difficult coworkers and clients where she was an executive secretary for 40 years.

When Maryann was younger, she wanted to be Carol Burnett.  Always a positive attitude, she advised her son to ‘smell the roses, laugh a lot and don’t take things too seriously. But more importantly, she wanted her son to be a man of honor.

Maryann also loved to hang out with young people. She felt that they keep you young.

As per his mother’s recommendation, she insisted ‘Billy’ write thank you notes to those he encountered, whether business, friend or family, who helped him out. To this day, he’s still writing thank you notes. He attributes his decades of success in broadcast advertising in part to his mom’s recommendations and advice.  And yes, Bill sent me a note thanking me for the opportunity to share stories of his mother.

After 30+ years, it was  great to catch my former coworker from WPLT FM, Plattsburgh, NY.



Jackie Tantillo loves being on both sides of the microphone –as Voice Over Artist and Producer/Engineer and in front of the camera as an On Camera Talent. She has been featured in National and International On Camera and Voice Over Commercials and Industrials. Over the years, she has mentored students with an interest in production and broadcasting and has volunteered with elementary school aged children in theatre production. Jackie is able to draw from her many years as a spokesperson and radio talent to bring warmth and insight to her many endeavors, including representative for organizations such as D.A.R.E., March of Dimes, Muscular Dystrophy and Easter Seals. A mom and the youngest of seven siblings, Italian American born in Rota Spain, Jackie or ‘Juani’ as her family and friends call her, comes from a very close knit family. Her knowledge of conversational French, Italian and Spanish has broadened the scope of her work. She lives in New Jersey and loves spending time with her family in the outdoors and traveling.