Chapala Club Talk Radio Coming Soon!

December 28, 2011

Yes, the rumors are true, the Overseas Radio Network chose Sid Grosvenor to host a live talk radio show all about living at Safe, Beautiful, and Affordable Lake Chapala Mexico in the heart of the Mexican State of Jalisco.
Show hosts were selected from ExPat havens around the world and current plans call for the first broadcasts to begin in mid January 2012.
Our show, Chapala Club Talk Radio, is tentatively set to be live every Monday Evening from 6 to 7 p.m. Central time.
All the shows from all the different countries will be recorded and added to the archives of a website being prepared by the Overseas Radio Network (ORN) so if you miss one of the shows you can always listen later to the recorded version.
There will be a small monthly charge to subscribe to the ORN network, but it will cover access to 30 plus shows of interest to Expats from places all around the globe.Some shows will broadcast Monday thru Friday. Our show will be a weekly one hour show.
If you listen live, you will be able to call in and ask questions of the various guests and their hosts.
Please stay tuned, as  we’ll be giving you updates as things progress.
All for now. Siempre tu amigo,


  • Glen Norris

    Has anyone driven recently from Phoenix to Chapala? Recommended or problems? Just need some info.

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Glenn,

    Thanks for your post. I’m not familiar with anyone who has recently made this trip. I’ll do a bit of digging and if I find out about anyone making that trip recently will post it here in the comments section.

    Tu amigo, Sid

  • Jeanette Hauser

    Hello, Glen. My husband and I, along with Riley The Gringo Dog, have made this trip four times in the last two years. I recommend crossing at Nogales (use the truck crossing as it tends to be less backed up) and staying on Highway 15. That is a cuota (a toll road) and will cost you about $120 USD to go from Nogales to the outskirts of Guadalajara. It will be far safer, less traffic, and less wear and tear on your car on the cuota than on the libre (local roads).

    There has been construction around Mazatlan and a few other cities, but nothing too bad. We find the route safe, but do not drive at night. Be sure to keep your gas tank above half-full, and fill it up before you go south of Mazatlan (very few gas stations on that patch of road). We usually stop at San Carlos, Mazatlan, then onto Ajijc.

    If you need to find pet friendly hotels or what you need to bring a pet into Mexico, you can consult my site

    Enjoy your trip. It’s lovely country, especially in the spring and fall when the desert is in bloom.

  • Sid Grosvenor

    HI Jeanettte, Thanks for your help in sharing your experiences with Glen and the rest of us. It’s sad how a few tragic events
    can ruin things for so many nice folks. In Mexico we hear a steady stream of all the horrific crimes happening all across the
    USA. But, as horrible as these events are you still go to the mall, the kids still go to school. you still go out to eat and do your best to enjoy life.

    I was born in Dallas, Texas and still have family and friends in that area. The family I visit there live in nice neighborhoods in the greater Dallas area.
    And, as most of you know I was a Dallas Police Officer for 35 years and was proud to wear the badge.

    That being said on our short driving trips to the Dallas area of under two weeks typically I’ve been a victim of property crime (a stolen vehicle, yard items stolen, packages stolen at Christmas, and an investment property broken into and the walls ripped out to get at the copper. To restore the damage to the house cost over $20,000 USD)

    Contrast that with eleven years at Lake Chapala where I’ve lost a battery out of an old truck and a car radio (I stupidly left the car unlocked) and a cell phone from another car which was locked but the window partially down.

    If you want to know more about the so called crime wave here send me an e mail to and include your telephone number and we can chat at length about crime here and in North America. This is an issue I take very seriously.

    Tu amigo, Sid

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Everyone.

    Sid Grosvenor here with an update on the Chapala Club Talk Radio show on the Overseas Radio Network..

    The new show time is every Friday from 6 to 7 PM Central Time, 7 to 8 PM East Coast,  5 to 6 PM Mountain Time and 4 to 5 PM West Coast Time.

    You can sign up for a FREE trail membership to the Overseas Radio Network at Click on the “My OSR” button and follow the prompts.

    The Overseas Radio Network has about 4O shows from Ex Pat Havens all over the world.

    Of course I think Lake Chapala is the best place, but good to compare the others too, if you haven’t decided which is best for you.

    Members have access to a TOLL FREE call in line so you can talk directly to the show host and ask your questions.

    SO, see you on the Radio, Siempre tu amigo, Sid

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