David Ortiz

Program Host

For over 30 years, David has been connecting thousands of loyal WRTI listners to the sounds of salsa, mambo, and Latin jazz via his popular radio program, El Viaje.

David's introduction to Latin music was at age 17 when his younger sister persuaded him to listen to Cachao y Su Descarga's "Cuban Jam Sessions in Miniature." The rest is history...

A Philly native, David currently lives in South Jersey, but is always in town for DJ gigs at Philadelphia Latin music clubs.

Philadelphia Magazine presented David with their "Best of Philly" award for best radio program in the Philadelphia region in 1997. He has also been bestowed with numerous honors, including awards from the City of Philadelphia and Latin Beat Magazine.

David can be heard on Saturdays from 9 pm to 12 midnight.

El Viaje

David Ortiz spins the classics alongside the currents in the ever-growing field of Latin jazz.