The world has many heroes, some small or large, some with a more visible role and some less so, but always very important to the success of an operation. In broadcast operations, sometimes they go faceless and nameless, the "guts" of the group that makes sure everything works properly. For us, traveling to a foreign country to do a radio show for Milwaukee presented many challenges, most of which are technically related. You really have little idea what, if any, issues you may have getting the broadcast to work and to make everything happen flawlessly for listeners. Of course, it's a big source of anxiety for those of us on a trip like this who have to make everything work in what we call an "unusual broadcast situation". In this case, when you have great tech help that makes sure you have what you need to make things work, the value of this help is absolutely priceless, a hero behind the curtains, serving his talents unrewarded and unknown by all.
Our friend Gumaro is one of those heroes. As our trusty tech and internet help here at the Grand Fiesta Americana, he provided us with the most important service of all, making sure we could get on the air every day - twice. He and his lovely wife are originally from Cabo, but moved to this area, and he travels every day 45 minutes to work. He was there every day at 5 a.m. and back with us at 2 a.m. making sure we were set up and had everything we needed technically. Not only that, he took a keen interest to our local show, and teams, and I can confidently say he is now a big Bucks, Brewers (originally he thought we still had the Braves) and Packers fan. He loved learning about his new friends and their home, learning about new things like ice fishing, snowmobiling, and fish frys.
Gumaro is a representation of all the people we met here at the resort in Mexico, hardworking, proud of his family and his country, and happy to be dedicated to his craft. His wife and his 8 brothers (!) no doubt are very proud. A great new friend, thank you for everything!