XEEP-AM

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XEEP-AM
City of license Mexico City
Broadcast area Greater Mexico City
Branding Radio Educación
Frequency 1060 kHz
First air date 30 November 1924 (original)
30 November 1968 (current)
Format Spanish Education/Information
Power 100,000 W day
20,000 W night[1]
Class A
Former callsigns

XFX (1928–1930s)[2] CZE (1924–1928)

CYE (1924)
Owner Main Directorate of Radio Education
(Secretariat of Public Education[1])
Website radioeducacion.edu.mx

XEEP-AM (branded as Radio Educación) is a radio station based in Mexico City and airing Spanish language educational programming on 1060 kHz, a North American clear-channel frequency. The station is owned by the Main Directorate of Radio Education (Spanish: Dirección General de Radio Educación), a unit of the Ministry of Education (Secretaría de Educación Pública, SEP), in cooperation with the National Council for Culture and Arts.[citation needed]

XEEP traces its origin to station CZE, launched November 30, 1924, as the first non-profit radio station in Mexico to broadcast cultural programming.[citation needed]

History[edit]

In 1922, the Mexican Secretariat of Public Education asked for permission to enter radio; this was granted in 1924. The station used the callsign CYE for several days before switching to CZE.[2] It started at 560 kHz with 500 watts of power.[3]

In 1928, the Dirección General de Telégrafos modified the station's permit, changing the callsign to XFX[2] and its frequency to 910 kHz.[3] With the new frequency, XFX was capable of covering most of Mexico, as well as into other countries.[2] In the late 1930s, this first radio station was shut down.[citation needed]

After World War II, the station returned to the air in 1946 with the name "Radio Educación" on two frequencies: XEOF as the "Cultural Voice of Mexico" (Spanish: Vocero Cultural de México) on longwave and XEEP on shortwave.[2][3] However, in 1947, Mexican president Miguel Alemán Valdés decided that the stations should be given to the Secretaría de Gobernación.[2]

Finally, in 1967–1968, the Recording Unit (Spanish: Unidad de Grabación) of the Education Ministry (SEP) became the Dirección General de Educación Audiovisual and gained control of XEEP on 1060 kHz.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de Radio AM. Last modified 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Carrillo Olano, Alejandra (2007-05-09). "Capítulo 2: Origen y desarrollo de la radio mexicana". Radio Altiplano del estado de Tlaxcala: entre el modelo comercial y la radio pública (in Spanish). Cholula, Puebla, México: Universidad de las Américas Puebla. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  3. ^ a b c d "I. (Antecedentes Históricos)" (PDF). Manual de Organización General de Radio Educación (in Spanish). Mexico City: Secretaría de Educación Pública: Consejo Naciónal Para la Cultura y Las Artes. May 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-25. [dead link]

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