Making the best tostadas in Mexico, at the central market in Coyoacán. This is the neighborhood where Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera lived and worked, and it’s my favorite part of the city.
This is my 30th year coming to Mexico City! I can’t believe it. The first time I left, after covering the 1985 earthquake, I wondered if I’d ever be back.
This was a quick visit, sitting in with two morning shows and coaching two midday shows and an afternoon show. I have been working with these stations for about 14 years now, so it’s really like family. One of the stations is news, and one is pop music. The news station has climbed 5 places in the ratings since last Fall, and has its highest ratings to date. So, that’s good!
Lake Texcoco, on which the Aztecs built their empire, is nothing but mud and puddles 500 years later. This one looks like a face. When horrendous earthquakes happen, they actually happen out in the pacific 200 miles to the west. But this ancient lakebed shakes and reverberates, turning a 15 second quake near Acapulco into two and a half minutes of terror in the city.
Mexico City is ringed by active volcanoes. This is popocatépetl, which is always just this close to blowing it’s top. You can see steam coming off the peak, blowing to the left, even under the cloudy sky.
36 years in radio, and this never gets old! This is my station, on the radio in a taxicab as I get in. It’s always fun to ‘interview’ the cabbies about their habits, since they listen for such long periods of time.