|City of license||Mexico City|
|Broadcast area||Greater Mexico City|
|First air date||30 November 1924 (original)
30 November 1968 (current)
|Power||100,000 W day
20,000 W night
XFX (1928–1930s) CZE (1924–1928)CYE (1924)
|Owner||Main Directorate of Radio Education
(Secretariat of Public Education)
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.
XEEP traces its origin to station CZE, launched November 30, 1924, as the first non-profit radio station in Mexico to broadcast cultural programming.
|This section requires expansion with: History after 1967. (December 2009)|
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. It started at 560 kHz with 500 watts of power.
In 1928, the Dirección General de Telégrafos modified the station's permit, changing the callsign to XFX and its frequency to 910 kHz. With the new frequency, XFX was capable of covering most of Mexico, as well as into other countries. In the late 1930s, this first radio station was shut down.
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. However, in 1947, Mexican president Miguel Alemán Valdés decided that the stations should be given to the Secretaría de Gobernación.
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.
- "Infraestructura de Estaciones de Radio AM" (PDF) (in Spanish). Mexico City: Comisión Federal de Telecomunicaciones. 2009-03-31. Retrieved 2009-04-22. Via .
- 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.
- "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]
- XEEP-AM Radio Educación (Spanish) — official site
- Radio Educación: La historia reciente, testimonios y remembranzas (Spanish) — 272-page official book about the history of Radio Educación and XEEP