Smithtown resident and community activist Maureen Rossi is the new host of The Non Profit Voice on LI News Radio. 103.9 is Long Island’s only all-talk radio station with news, traffic, weather and feature programs.
Found on the FM dial, the Non Profit Voice is produced by Ron Gold of Marketing Works and highlights various non-profits around Long Island every Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m.
Rossi says she is thrilled to be doing the show. “I was a guest on The Non Profit Voice several times speaking on the Island’s opiate and heroin epidemic,” she explained. “That was a very positive experience; now I am so happy to be hosting, its enormous fun and I get to learn about all the non-profits that serve this great Island we live on,” she added.
Last Saturday Rossi celebrated National Down Syndrome Month with a provocative interview with the Executive Director of ACDS Michael Smith and a member of his staff, Mary Lynn Dinu. Dinu is also the mother of a nine year old son who happens to have Down Syndrome. A lively beautiful child in Spider Man pajamas, Rossi invited him into the studio after the show to play with the equipment; he was able to hear himself on the radio speakers in the airport. “Is it wrong to have so much fun at work,” she asks laughingly.
LI News Radio (103.9) is broadcasted LIVE from Islip’s MacArthur Airport.
The LI News Radio news department is the largest in Suffolk County, keeping the Island informed locally and state-wide. Rossi says the website is extremely well done with a news ticker and breaking news. “It’s a very modern take on news, lots of it, short blips of data, the site is a great news source in addition to the station,” she explained.
Being in the news business for twenty years, she says she is a self-proclaimed news junkie. “I am a huge fan of the station and listen daily in my home-based office in Kings Park while I work,” said Rossi.
She said there have been so many political guests since the station was launched in December 2013. Rossi says she particularly enjoys the political coverage because she has interviewed most of the elected officials who have been guests on the station. “If you want to have your finger on the pulse of what’s happening on Long Island, LI News Radio is the place to be,” she ended.
Those residing north of 25A sometimes have to get the station online on a computer or digital device via