Roly Ortega

Student, Son, and Broadcaster in Florida

Roly Ortega

Student, Son, and Broadcaster in Florida

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Hello. My name is Roland Ortega, Jr., but everybody calls me "Roly." I'm 23 years old and a blog poster for "Changing Newscasts."

I'm currently working towards becoming a radio broadcaster, gaining knowledge and skills needed from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. I have an A.A. in Telecommunication from Miami-Dade College.

I've been working on my blog since Monday, August 11th, 2014 as a founder, owner and blog poster of a one-man operation. Viewed 755K times as of Thursday, October 10th, 2019, my blog has been recognized (either on Twitter or Facebook) by 63 local TV stations and 95 different journalists and/or news professionals, which includes news directors and behind-the-scenes people, 1 radio station (98.1 KISC Spokane) and 1 media company (TEGNA) as of Thursday, October 10th, 2019.

I created a second franchise on Monday, May 1st, 2017 called "Public Media Fans." Available right now on Twitter (@PubMediaFans), this is where I report on the latest news in public media and show support for public broadcasting.

I'm also currently an "O.G." for a Top 40 CHR radio station called "GHQ," broadcasting at 95.3 FM (W237EJ) in Gainesville, Fla. and also heard on 89.1 WUFT-FM-HD3 in both Gainesville and Ocala. I'm on-the-air four days a week as of Fall 2019:

- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00-3:00 p.m. ("Roly on the Radio")

- Saturdays from 8:00-10:00 p.m. ("The Saturday Night Music Mix"; also in podcast form)

I'm also finding content to talk about on-air on GHQ. ( and the GHQ Mobile App - FREE for Apple and Android + GHQfm on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram). I am also the inaugural co-podcast leader at 95.3 GHQ FM, developing and launching our station's podcast network. I also manage our station's behind-the-scenes Twitter @InsideGHQ.

I'm also launching my own one-man-band production company in 2020 called "TheRolyPoly Productions," where everything I produce from radio and podcasts to newsletters and websites will verge under one umbrella.

Other than broadcasting, I love watching sports, Family Guy and reporting and observing on TV news and public media.

The picture on left: When I met "The KVJ Show" crew on 97.9 WRMF in Palm Beach, Fla. on Friday, November 13th, 2015. Jason "J-Bird" Pennington (far left), Virginia "Vicious V" Sinicki (left), Producer "Peace Train" Dennys (middle), Me (right) and "THE" Kevin Rolston (far right).

Created at 6:55 p.m. on Monday, November 23rd, 2015.

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  • Work
    • Changing Newscasts/95.3 GHQ FM
  • Education
    • University of Florida
    • Miami Dade College
    • Hialeah Gardens High School