My April 2009 visit to Tucson didn’t even span a full 24 hours in town. It was long enough to see most of the AMs in town (you can check ’em out on Tower Site of the Week, here and here), a handful of FM sites, and to do drive-bys on most of the TV studios.
It was also long enough to take in some really good Mexican food (at the venerable El Charro in downtown Tucson) and a nice lunch with Barry Mishkind of TheBDR.com fame.
It was even long enough to get pretty much every legal ID in town, between my recorders and Garrett Wollman’s.
It was not quite enough time to drive up to the FM and TV sites in the mountains west and northeast of town.
And alas, somehow I missed out on the chance to experience a Sonoran hot dog, that amazing concoction that starts with a beef dog and just keeps adding…bacon, cheese, peppers, more cheese, pinto beans, ketchup, mustard, mayo, tomatoes, onions, and so on, rather like a southwestern cousin to my beloved Chicago dogs. (You can watch Mo Rocca of CBS Sunday Morning eat one here…)
Where was I? Oh…right…IDs. I have Tucson IDs. And I’m suddenly really, really hungry…