Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Visual Radio, called "The best show on cable access in America" by one of the creators of the "infomercial", this variety/biography program is heading into its 16th year. Hosted by award-winning 2010 producer Joe Viglione (called - The King Of Access TV in Boston", a quote from Bill Press of Sirius XM Radio), politics, community activism, entertainment and intelligent discussion are the key elements of many of these popular and successful fifty-five minute media broadcast episodes.

Dark Shadows star David Selby speaks to the Visual Radio camera here: (go 70 seconds into the video) for reviews of some of the pop culture discussed on the program.

Mike Girard of THE FOOLS taped at WinCAM today 3:10 - 4:10 PM
talking about his book Psycho Chicken and Other Foolish Tales

The Fools - Sold Out - review by Joe Viglione

Book is NOT entitled
WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES, the Doobie Brothers' song title, though the Fools did open for The Doobies.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Visual Radio founder and host

Align Center


Winchester Community Access and Media

Awarded at the WinCAM Christmas Party December 10, 2010

In addition to the e mailed congratulations thanks to everyone for the telephone Congrats...Jim Morse of, Johnny Byers (former host of TV3 Medford Sportsline and now a contributor on WinCAM's Soap Box), Mom & Dad, the Winthrop TV members from the Winthrop Saturday night party (Dec. 11, 2010) at the Elk's Club (including E.D. Mike Cabral and former E.D. Eric Gaynor (who also worked for the Medford Chamber of Commerce), the terrific board members at WinCAM who individually congratulated my efforts; Ken Krause and the Chevalier Commission's John Costas at the Medford City Council meeting of December 14 and so many others.

Boston Globe

Winchester Star

Congrats Joe. Well deserved.

Michael Gray, Museum Editor
Country Music Hall of Fame
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 12:45 PM


Monday, December 13, 2010 5:50 AM

joe viglione, very best wishes on your recent are very
deserving of this honor....and we enjoy your city coucil appearances!

healthy and happy holidays, george and elaine sacco

Hello Joe:
Congrats on your AWARD winning Producer of the year....A wonderful achievement for you.
Talk with you soon...
PS: I am glad you like the "Sunny" video.....
JR (Jerry Ross, distinguished producer of Sunny by Bobby Hebb)
Thursday, December 30, 2010 2:30 PM

Sunday, December 12, 2010 5:55 PM
Great! Congratulations Joe! I know Bobby would be proud!!
Denny Jiosa
(Jazz musician Denny Jiosa performed one of the final duets with the late Bobby Hebb)

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!Really great!!!!! I
Dick Ely
Thursday, January 6, 2011 3:18 PM

Well deserved, I'm sure...Love that Hendrixx Book.
Ian (Lloyd of the band STORIES, singer of "Brother Louie" who appears on records by Yes, Kiss and Foreigner)
Sunday, December 12, 2010 4:46 PM

Charles Rosenay of Liverpool Tours
Monday, December 13, 2010 8:46 PM

Janice Dalton Sloane
December 30, 2010 at 2:11pm
Yeah Joe... congratulations... You Deserve it.

Thursday, December 30, 2010 6:31 PM

This is a great beginning to a fabulous New Year for you. Congratulations on being recognized for all of the dedicated work you have accomplished through out the year. And all of the years you have put into exposing , helping, promoting and producing great music locally and internationally. This is very impressive and could not have gone to a more dedicated person than you.
Warm Regards,
Billie Perry

Billie (Mrs. Joe) Perry was the art director of Varulven Records in 1980

Billie's the model on this album cover
Boston Bootleg, Vol. 2

Allison Goldsberry
(Allison is editor of Inside Medford)
Sunday, December 12, 2010 3:36 PM

Congrats and happy holidays
Danny Schechter
(Danny is at He was WBCN's News Dissector)
Sunday, December 12, 2010 7:23 PM

Charles Laquidara
December 12 at 9:22 pm
Joe: Congratulations on getting the WinCAM Producer of the year award! What a great achievement for one of the hardest working guys in the music world.

Congratulations Joe! You certainly deserve it! ~ if not sooner!
Warren Scott
Boston Eventworks Inc.
(Warren books The Chevalier Theater in Medford, Massachusetts)
Sunday, December 12, 2010 4:39 PM

Congrats - well done!
- Anne

Assistant Director

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:40 AM

Eric (Business Manager, Bobby "Sunny" Hebb)
Saturday, December 11, 2010 10:18 AM

Karen DeBiasse, vocalist Girl On Top
Producer, Somerville Community Access Television

Joe you are a great should do some stuff for some of the local news channels.
Jeff Dearman, 2005 WinCAM Producer of the Year
11:07 PM December 31, 2010 Friday

Whoa ! Congratulations !
Well earned after many years of slogging!
Nice Christmas present, eh ?

Harvey Wharfield

Saturday, December 11, 2010 2:56 PM
Harvey was one of the #1 afternoon drive on-air personalities in Boston in the 1980s and 1990s at WZLX, WCGY (and formerly at WROR and WAAF)

Carolyn and Bill (Carolyn Rosen & Dr. William Wood)
Saturday, December 11, 2010 8:10 AM

Rebecca Sult wrote: "Sweetness JOE!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!"
12/21/10 16:54:23

Richie Sarno wrote:
"Well deserved. You are one of the pioneers and great
producers in not just Access Television,
but in media of all kinds."
12/21/10 16:50:23

Joyce Nolan wrote: "Congratulations Joe"
12/21/10 16:41:52

Barbara B Eddins wrote "Congratulations Joe!"
12/21/10 16:36:26

Nelson Slater wrote: "Got that Right !!!"
12/21/10 16:15:28

"Congrats Joe!!" Liz Ireland
12/21/10 16:09:23

Tracy Rotkiewicz wrote: "Congrats, Joe! Well deserved!"
12/21/10 15:55:40

Congratulations, Joe! Very nice picture.

-Andrea (Shanahan)

Andrea is one of the moderators of the MedfordMass Yahoogroup
Sunday, December 12, 2010 3:42 PM

Congratulations Joe, why am I not surprised. Keep up the good work.
(cousin of the Visual Radio host)
Saturday, December 11, 2010 7:10 AM

Congratulations Joe and may you continue to do what u love..,
Kim Lucente
December 22, 2010 at 12:11am

awesome! BIG congrats Joe!
Ricci LaCentra
December 21, 2010 at 9:01pm ·

Michael McKenna
December 21, 2010 at 7:56pm

Congrats Joe!
Matt Haberstroh
Saturday, December 11, 2010 5:45 AM

Joe, Congratulations! You deserve it. Bask in it.....

Kenny (Selcer)
(Ken Selcer is a veteran Boston musician and owner of Selcer Sound & Graphics)
Saturday, December 11, 2010 4:25 PM

from Judy Woods, Woburn, MA
Congratulations, Joe!!!

You da BEST !!!!!
You look great in this picture.... distinguished !!!

Joanne Codi
December 12 at 12:07pm
Congratulations Joe!

Joanne hosts Totally Trivia on TV 3 Medford,
She is the original manager of The Dream ( Extreme )


Cindy Watson
Monday, December 13, 2010 9:39 AM

Karen Rothkin
Saturday, December 11, 2010 9:18 PM

Congratulations joe
Terry Turino
Two Sisters Antiques, West Medford
Saturday, December 11, 2010 10:44 AM

Congratulations Joe!!
Monday, December 13, 2010 6:38 AM
(Thanks Louis, Joey, Mike and Gene...and Scotty!)

Boston Kane great to hear about you winning producer of the year in Winchester!!!! :)

Boston O'Donohue on Sunday, December 19, 2oo2

Big Congrats, Joe!!! I send you wishes from both Dick Wagner and me...
Warmest regards,
Sunday, December 12, 2010 10:26 PM

Dick Wagner played guitar with Lou Reed, Alice Cooper and many others. Suzy is his business partner.

Congratulations Joe!!!!!! You Da Man!!!!
Dave Trupia (Bassist on Marty Balin of The Jefferson Airplane's DVD)

Monday, December 13, 2010 4:24 AM

Hi Joe
Congratulations on the award! Well done.
Craig Fenton (biographer of The Jefferson Airplane and The Jefferson Starship, two separate books!)Sunday, December 12, 2010 7:38 PM

Congratulations, Joe!
Didi (Stewart, vocal professor at Berklee College of Music)
Sunday, December 12, 2010 7:20 PM

Joe, this is great! When will there be the recognition you deserve for your place in Boston Rock?
Richie Parsons
(Richie is singer in Unnatural Axe, and a longtime manager at Newbury Comics)
Sunday, December 12, 2010 3:04 PM

Great job Joe.

John Tortelli
Sunday, December 12, 2010 1:15 PM
(Jack is former lead guitarist with Crystal Sand, a band that featured drummer Sim Lee, brother of the Medford City Messenger Larry Lepore)

Joe great photo. You look very dapper!
Congratulations my friend, and congratulations to WinCAM for making a tremendous choice for their award.
No one deserves recognition for their tireless commitment to public access television over these many years more than you than you.
You do it the "right way." No B.S. just straight from the heart and back to the community.
Funny how that concept gets corrupted in other communities. Cheers! Enjoy the holidays!

(Bob Boyd was one of the first Access TV Executive Directors of an Access Television station in the U.S.A. back in the early 1970s; he videotaped Johnny Winter, John Lee Hooker, til tuesday, Joan Jett, Jon Butcher, Charlie Farren and many others)
Sunday, December 12, 2010 12:50 PM

BIG congrats, Count!!!
Don't forget to celebrate Mr. Sinatra's birthday today (95).
James Issacs
Sunday, December 12, 2010 12:47 PM
(Mr. Issacs writes liner notes to many, many cds, including the Frank Sinatra boxed sets. He has written for Boston Magazine, The Boston Phoenix and was P.D. at WBUR)

you totally and unequivocally deserve that award---they are lucky to have you
there---it's been an honor and privilege to produce "visual radio" in

Jay (LaFond, producer at Haverhill TV)
Saturday, December 11, 2010 9:22 PM

You deserve it. Have you sent a copy to Mr. Skerry?
nightclub manager on Saturday night, name withheld for obvious reasons ,
December 11, 2010

Congratulations, Joe!
Keep up the good work. And have fun!

Eric (Linter, noted astrologer)
Saturday, December 11, 2010 5:49 PM

Joe, Congratulations !!! That is Wonderful... as are you!!!!!!!!!!!! Eric and I agree... you are one of our HEROES!!!!
... a shining example of what dedication, hard work and loving one's craft can provide. ...A master at finding out what makes people tick and sharing the gifts, inspiring others to reach down deep into their own talents and passions... Glad we know you and please know, we love you....
Pamela and Eric
(Pamela Ruby Russell is the wife of astrologer Eric Linter)
Saturday, December 11, 2010 5:03 PM

Dear Joe!!!

Congrats bro!!! I've gotta see what Mr. Moore threw down, he's my favorite!!! He gets the virtual horns!!! \M/ (that's them, if you ever need to use 'em on something)
Keep Rocking Joe!!!

Matty O'
Saturday, December 11, 2010 11:54 AM

Matt O'Connor hosts The Rehearsal Space, a program taped in Stoneham in the earlier 2000's featuring the Medford band THE DEAL along with name artists.
When Matt was a Medford resident he attempted to get his show aired on TV 3.
TV3's self-appointed president Frank Pilleri refused to respond to Matt.
Keep in mind, Mr. O'Connor and the band The Deal, two separate Medford entities, had no other interaction with TV 3 Medford. They were simply ignored for no reason at all.
So much for the "Outreach" component of the Agreement TV 3 has with the City of Medford

The Honorable Judge Marie O. Jackson-Thompson (retired) found that
TV 3 Medford is running a private access station. This is a violation of the Agreement with the City of Medford (and, in turn, the City's Agreement with Comcast) which is something Visual Radio host and 31 year public access veteran Joe Viglione is fighting for: the rights of the Comcast subscribers and real Free Speech in the City of Medford.

As Producer of the Year in a neighboring town, I am determined to replace the entrenched Board of Directors with fresh eyes, clean hands and an efficient intellectual property attorney who will work to disinfect the Copyright violations and Free Speech abuses in the city of Medford, Massachusetts which abound due to the negligence of the issuing authority, Michael J. McGlynn, the long-toothed Mayor of Medford.

Dear friends:

I am deeply honored to have received the WinCAM 2010 PRODUCER OF THE YEAR award.

An official statement will be sent to the media, but I wanted Medford residents to know that our neighboring town has been most helpful to us in allowing me to tape and air a show on the Green Line featuring Dr. Wood and Carolyn Rosen, weekly broadcasts with Johnny Byers talking sports, news reports from Jim Morse and an author coming in this week thanks to the efforts of Joanne Codi. Along with A-list guests like Tommy James of
The Shondells, film critic Leonard Maltin, Variety Editor Bob Hofler, Michael Moore, The Dictators' Andy Shernoff and many others we've produced historical programming (with Harlow Giles Unger) as well as local politician Michael Day and so many others.

As I personally told Mayor McGlynn at a press conference this year, we have resources for Medford residents to tape and edit vital programming that can be aired on the Government Channel in Medford

For residents interested in what is going on next door in Winchester check out this press release on

It is great to know that one can be creative in a supportive environment - and it is something that I wish for all Medford residents.


Joe Viglione
2010 PRODUCER OF THE YEAR in Winchester

Official Visual Radio homepage

Assistant Station Manager Joe LaRocca hands Joe Viglione his award on Friday night,December 10, 2010 at Winchester Community Access & Media.

The station awarded the producer an excellent Jimi Hendrix book JIMI HENDRIX: An Illustrated Experience (Atria, Hardcover) as well as a nice cash award.

Friday, August 13, 2010 T.A.M.I. show comes to Visual Radio with an exclusive Moulty & The Barbarians Interview

Chris Faraone of The Boston Phoenix
Author Stephen McCauley
Singer Ian Lloyd
Singer Spanky McFarlane of Spanky & Our Gang
Peter Tork of The Monkees
Butch Patrick of The Munsters
Vinny Martell of Vanilla Fudge
and lots more...

Just taped on Thursday August 12, 2010 Matt Gallagher, author of KABOOM

Andy Schernoff of THE DICTATORS, politician Michael Day and more...all on upcoming Visual Radio programs!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

New Shows!

Show #451 Moulty & The Barbarians on THE TAMI SHOW

Now airing in many of our communities. Moulty showed up at the Original New England Record & Compact Disc Expo this past Spring 2010 and did two interviews with us for the DVD release of THE TAMI SHOW! This is one of those interviews (we conducted three, an additional interview at WATD which we're editing right now).

JV's review of THE T.A.M.I. SHOW DVD will be up on the Rock Journalist page soon!

Show #452 Chris Faraone of the Boston Phoenix
Taped on Tuesday, July 21, 2010 at 2 PM, Wincam in Winchester

Chris Faraone on the situation at Boston Neighborhood Network

Show #453 Stephen McCauley, author of The Object of My Affection
taped at 3:15 PM in Winchester July 21, 2010

Show #454 Jillian and Her Band, Marty Walsh
taped in Haverhill on Saturday July 24, 2010

Show #455 BEAT EXPO November

Visual Radio #451
is now broadcasting in
Boston, Winchester, Haverhill, Georgetown, Newburyport and other cities and towns featuring


interviews from the event!

Previous programs

Tommy James Visual Radio #450

Author James Sullivan talks to Joe Vig on Writer's Corner

Author/Film Critic Leonard Maltin talks to Joe LaRocca and Joe Viglione on Soap Box/Visual Radio

List of SOAP BOX interviews here:

Wednesday, June 09, 2010


Now airing on Wincam in Boston, Billerica, Winchester! Stoneham TV, Woburn, Burlington, Salem, Cambridge, Somerville, Monson/Palmer, Scituate, Arlington and more

UPCOMING GUESTS: Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Gary Brooker of Procol Harum,
Michael Moore, Mark Ribowsky - author of The Supremes, return of author Daniel Asa Rose and many more!

Bill Press on Visual Radio-Television

"...Joe Viglione, the King of Mass. cable - tv!"

Bill Press, MSNBC commentator author of Dutton Press book
BUSH MUST GO 7/26/04 Cambridge, Mass.



Boston Globe Feb. 2004

Article on Joe Viglione:

Landing big names
By Diana Brown, 2/1/2004

Cable television host Joseph Viglione launched his Visual Radio Television show nine years ago in Woburn. He has lined up some pretty impressive interviews along the way, which number 300 now and have aired in many local towns. Virgin Airlines founder Richard Branson, singers Judy Collins and Suzanne Vega, performance artist Laurie Anderson, ''Mystic River" author Dennis Lehane, professor Stephen Hawking, and band members from The Doors, Grand Funk Railroad, The Rolling Stones, The Cars, and The Jefferson Starship, are just a sample of the notables Viglione has had on his show. Viglione writes for All Media Guide and is working on a book about Lou Reed's 1973 Rock 'n' Roll Animal Tour

November 9, 2008

Globe Northwest

You can go home again
By Cindy Cantrell

Joe Viglione of Medford was just 15 years old in 1969 when he produced his first issue of Varulven, a fan magazine featuring interviews and film and music reviews. A collector of 8mm science fiction and fantasy films, Viglione was also an aspiring filmmaker and musician whose original songs first aired on WBCN-FM when he was 17.