Orlando, morning man at Tampa's WiLD 94.1 FM, heads to Haiti today
Orlando, host of the morning show at WLLD-FM (94.1), started his trip to Haiti with a scramble, calling into the show this morning to describe a convoluted effort to reach the country which required a last-minute drive to Orlando, flight to New York City and a flight to Santa Domingo, where he expects to catch another plane to Haiti
"If you're really trying to do something, it's going to test you," he told his co-hosts on the Tampa station this morning, calling from a distant airport, as they joked about the travel snafus being a sign that he should stay in Florida.
The station announced late Monday that Orlando was heading to Haiti today to report from the country for WLLD and other CBS Radio stations, while helping his friend, pop star and well-known Haiti relief activist Wyclef Jean.
Here's the release from CBS Radio
WLLD-FM MORNING HOST ORLANDO WILL BE REPORTING LIVE FROM HAITI
Orlando will be broadcasting reports on WiLD 94.1 starting January 26, 2010
Tampa, FL- On Tuesday January 26, 2010, WLLD-FM morning show host and Program Director Orlando will be leaving out of Tampa International Airport bound for Haiti. While in the country, Orlando will act as the radio correspondent for WiLD 94.1 and select CBS Radio music stations in an effort to shed light on relief efforts and updates in the battered country. Orlando will be broadcasting through Friday, January 29, 2010.
Orlando also plans on assisting musical artist and longtime friend, Wyclef Jean, with his fundraising effort through Yele Haiti.
CBS Radio Tampa Market Manager Don Howe said, “I think Orlando will be a great voice for radio on the ground in Haiti. He will be able to convey images and news in a way that will directly relate to the minds and hearts of Tampa Bay. I have no doubt he will be an asset and inspiration in both fundraising and awareness”
Orlando added, “I would like to thank CBS Radio for allowing me this opportunity to contribute to the relief endeavors in Haiti. This also allows me to fulfill a promise to assist Wyclef Jean with his Yele Haiti foundation.”
Updates of Orlando’s coverage via twitter, podcast, and blog updates can be accessed at www.wild941.com.