Saturday, April 21st, radio station WJRR (101.1FM) hosted its 25th annual Earthday Birthday at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, and I was in attendance.
As can be expected, this weekend’s Pulse shooting tragedy was foremost on the minds of late night TV talk show hosts. Several of them took a moment at the start of their shows on Sunday and Monday, to give their thoughts.
Some of these may be a bit controversial, but there is no doubt each was speaking from their heart and pulling no punches.
PBS has announced “Antiques Roadshow” will bring its show back to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando on June 18.
The show marks its 20th anniversary in 2016, but the visit will produce material for three one-hour episodes to air in 2017.
Orlando City SC has announced a multi-year local broadcast partnership with Orlando’s WRDQ TV 27, part of the Cox Media Group Orlando TV group.
Under the deal, the station will become the exclusive English-language broadcast home of Orlando City, and will gain the rights to telecast all of the Lions’ non-nationally televised Major League Soccer (MLS) regular season and playoff matches.
101.1 WJRR FM Orlando is teaming up once again with Mel’s Bad Girls Club (MBGC) for Pay to Play, an effort to raise money and awareness for Hope Helps this holiday season
To do this, they will turn over the WJRR airwaves to the listeners of Central Florida on Friday, December 4 from 7am to 7pm, in exchange for donations.
Tanked stars Wayde King and Brett Raymer were in Orlando in early October to film the season finale.
The stars of the Animal Planet hit show were finalizing the design for a new tank in Shaquille O’Neal‘s Orlando home, and for inspiration, the trio visited SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium at I-Drive 360.
“America’s Got Talent” has been a top-rated summer show on NBC for the last decade, and in advance of next year’s season, auditions will be held nationwide for new talent.
One of the auditions for season 11 will be held in Orlando on February 19, 2016. The location is unspecified, but since NBC and Universal Orlando share a parent company, there’s a good chance it will be there.
Popular Orlando radio personality Scott McKenzie passed away the morning of August 11, 2015, after a long seven-year battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
McKenzie, born Scott Alan Friedman 59 years ago, had been part of the MIX 105.1 morning crew for over 24 years and often referred to it as “the job of a lifetime.” In a piece he wrote for the station’s website last week, he mentioned a good luck charm routine he had of pressing his microphone’s “on” button a few extra seconds to remind himself how lucky he is to be able to what he loves.
To help kick off Universal Orlando‘s 25th Anniversary, NBC’s Today Show will air live from the resort’s CityWalk on Friday, May 29.
Not only will the show broadcast live from the CityWalk stage alongside the lagoon, but their Friday concert series will include a short set by Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull!
If you’re a fan of NBC’s hit reality competition show American Ninja Warrior, then you’ll want to be in the audience when it films at Universal Orlando this May.
The show features athletic competitors racing through an extremely tough obstacle course for a chance to win the coveted title of American Ninja Warrior and the $500,000 grand prize.
Random acts of kindness can make anybody’s day better, so this Friday, July 25, Orlando’s Mix 105.1 and Fifth Third Bank are teaming up for a whole day of them.
Throughout the day, the station’s DJs will visit various spots across Central Florida to provide free gas, buy lunch, etc. for people in the community on behalf of Fifth Third Bank. The exact locations are a surprise – but will include Fifth Third banking centers, RaceTrac stations and various restaurants.
You can follow along for clues – and share your own experiences – using #randomactsofkindness on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Each radio personality will also be posting, and you can follow them here:
Twitter Facebook Instagram
@CJMIX1051 CJ Robinson @ClintJRobinson
@DanaTaylorMIX Dana Taylor @DanaTaylorPIcs
@MIXBobbySmith Bobby Smith @CBSBobby
@JayEd105 Jay Edwards @JayEd105
@AdamMIX1051 Adam Alexandar @AdamsinFlorida
@SusieQMIX1051 Susie Korgul @SusieQster
If you end up getting a random act of kindness, let us know. Or give one to someone else!
This Hulu-original comedy show is a parody of one of the most popular franchises in reality television, and takes you inside the uber-exclusive and glamorous world of six hot housewives livin’ large in Central Florida’s sexiest city, Orlando.
The show follows a cast of ladies as they fight over pretty much everything except for their love of shoes, plastic surgery, and the pursuit of spending all of their husbands’ money.
The Hotwives of Orlando stars Casey Wilson, Danielle Schneider, Tymberlee Hill, Andrea Savage, Angela Kinsey, and Kristen Schaal.
For more information, or to give the show a spin, visit hulu.com.
On Tuesday night’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, filmed this week at Universal Orlando, actor/comedian Kevin Hart was the first guest, promoting his upcoming movie.
During the segment, Fallon aired a video shot earlier in the day of him and Hart taking on the popular Rip Ride Rockit rollercoaster. But it turns out neither of the men are coaster fans, and it took a bit just to get them on the ride.
What happens next is something most coaster riders can relate to. Here is the video, which includes a wonderful rider P.O.V. of what it’s like to be on the coaster:
Last night was the broadcast of the first of a week of episodes of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon filmed at Universal Orlando.
To do his show’s first roadtrip right, Fallon recorded a new intro for the show that featured his journey to Orlando for the first show. Here is that special Orlando intro, which pays homage to Miami Vice:
As we noted a few weeks ago, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is taking its first road trip to Universal Orlando next week. Tickets to see the show tape went in a half hour, but you can still catch the musical guests.
The acts will perform at Universal Studios Music Plaza (where the Mardi Gras concerts happen) next Monday through Thursday at 9pm nightly. Performances will only be 1 or 2 songs long – not a full concert – but you may be able to catch your favorite act live, even if it’s briefly.
Scheduled performers include Jennifer Lopez on Monday, Jimmy Buffett on Tuesday, fun. on Wednesday and Pitbull on Thursday.
If you can watch the concerts if you have a park ticket for that day or a Universal Orlando annual pass (except Power Passes, which are blacked out for the summer).
If you go and take photos, tag us on Twitter (@CitySurfOrlando) or Instagram (@zengrrl) so we can see them!