Cucchi, who was born in Rome in 1952 and graduated in literature, was taken on by Rai after winning a competition for radio journalists and commentators. Between 1981 and 1991, he was active in the Molise national broadcasting house for radio and television and started to work for the radio programme Tutto il calcio minuto per minuto as the reporter for Serie B outfit Campobasso. He also worked for 90º minuto. He would later find himself alongside historic broadcasting voices, such as Sandro Ciotti, Enrico Ameri and Alfredo Provenzali. Besides football, he also covered rowing, fencing and athletics, which culminated in reporting on the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. In 1994, he replaced Sandro Ciotti as the radio commentator for the national team and main voice of Tutto il calcio minuto per minuto, a role which he performed for 23 years and saw him cover 19 Scudetti. He worked on eight Olympic Games and six World Cup, including Italy's successful 2006 tournament in Germany. Cucchi's final radio commentary game for the national team after a 20-year stint was on 4 June 2014 at the Stadio Curi in Perugia for the visit of Luxembourg, with Francesco Repice, who had been commentating alongside him until that point, taking over the role. The Serie A clash between Inter and Empoli on 12 February 2017 was Cucchi's final commentary game.