Spanish Broadcasting Systems, known for radio shows like El Vacilon de la Manana, bought Channel 22 a few months ago and launched Mega TV. Some familiar faces, like Maria Elvira Salazar are in there. But it's all new concepts. It's geared toward a younger audience, and is loaded with original programming.
They invited me on a show called Entre Fichas, which airs Fridays at 9 p.m. On the show, four people sit around a domino table and play a couple of rounds while a host asks questions and an audience watches. The show I'm on, which focused on la politica, will air this Friday, May 19.
My partner was former Venezuelan diplomat Jose Hernandez. We were playing against Miami City Attorney Jorge Fernandez and Manuel Busto, an old exile from Pinar del Rio that specialized in the cigar industry.
Needless to say, the exiles smoked us. We only won one out of four or five rounds. At the end, Busto, who had to be in his seventies, danced the funky chicken with one of the provocatively dressed audience members. That alone is worth watching.
Here's a photo of the woman who danced with Busto:
Here's a photo of my partner, Jose Hernandez:
Here's a photo of the studio:
And the rest of the audience, which is distracting enough to make you forget your turn: