Sal Cassano

Host - Dead Musicians

Sal Cassano has been collecting the music of the gone but not forgotten for more than 30 years — vinyl, cassettes, CDs, all now digitized. She don’t have a favorite genre and has been caught enjoying tunes from Mozart to Michael and everything in between. She enjoys studying discographies, learning fun facts and sharing famous (and not-so-famous) quotes.

First album selected: Otis Redding, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay.” She was 9 and made the purchase at Budget Tapes and Records, in Kalispell, Montana. It was in the used bin. It was 1979 and the album was already more than a decade old.

Most memorable concert: Ronnie James Dio with White Snake as an opener in Phoenix, Arizona, in summer 1984.

Music she’d want if stranded on a desert island: KD Lang. Not sure how delighted KD would be, but it works in Sal’s head.

Penny loves her toy Pup so much she thinks she doesn't need any other friends. But when Pup is lost, Penny learns we all need a little help sometimes. Sally Cassano reads "Penny and Pup" by Linda Jennings.

Nov. 22, 2018: ' Oink?'

Nov 26, 2018

Thomas and Joseph are perfectly sloppy, happy pigs. When the other animals try to get them to clean up their act, the pigs prove that being lazy might not be as dumb as it seems. Sally Cassano reads "Oink?" by Margie Palatini.

After a fire destroys their home and possessions, Rosa, her mother, and  grandmother save their money to buy a big comfortable chair that they can all enjoy. Sally Cassano reads "A Chair for My Mother" by Vera Williams.

What trouble will the Siamese kitty Skippyjon Jones get into with his Chihuahua friends? Will his imagination be big enough to save the day? Find out in "Skippyjon Jones in the Doghouse," by Judy Schachner, ready by Sally Cassano.

Tag along with everyone's favorite big red dog in "Clifford Takes a Trip," by Norman Bridwell, and learn why not to cry wolf in Aesop's cassic fable, "The Shepherd's Boy," both read by Sally Cassano.

Sally Cassano reads "Toot's Tour of India," by Laura F. Marsh.

Charlotte Zumbul reads "My Mommy Hung the Moon," by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell, and Sally Cassano reads "Pass It On," by Sophy Henn.

May 24, 2018: 'Pretend'

May 24, 2018

A quiet afternoon at home turns into an adventure for Jimmy and his dad in "Pretend," by Jennifer Plecas, ready by Sally Cassano.

May 17, 2018: 'Circles'

May 17, 2018

Sally Cassano reads "Circles," by Alex, Patrick and Gordon Latimer, and Truuli and Sarah Hondel read "Aesop's Fables" — "The Ant and the Grasshopper" and the "Tree and the Reed."

Sally Cassano reads "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street," by Dr. Seuss.