Telephones are still out of order for the most part in the earthquake stricken Haiti, but one local radio station is still able to broadcast and help local families. Radiofos isn’t available on general radio stations but can be found on the internet generally playing gospel music. Since the devastation in Haiti last week local Haitian Joey Cheriscat has converted his station into a talk radio station.
Cheriscat’s station reaches Port Au Prince and he is helping Haitians in metro Atlanta find out if their loved ones are alive, reports cbsatlanta.com. Cheriscat said, "Some of them were looking for mother, some of them looking for sister, and friends, I got the name of the caller and I got the names of the persons that they are looking for."
When local listeners call-in asking whether loved ones are alive, Signal FM- a radio station in Haiti, which he has partnered with- announces the names. Cheriscat said, "They broadcast it and ask the people if they heard it and they come forward and say I'm alive." Cheriscat is still awaiting and remains optimistic regarding the unknown fate of his own family while he pours himself into helping his local community.
Joey Cheriscat can be reached at:
Haitian Radio Station
Radiofos Internationale 105.7 SCA Jonesboro, GA
Joey Cheriscat (PDG) Tel. (770) 210-4146