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City of license Guadalupe, Nuevo León[1]
Broadcast area Monterrey Metropolitan area
Branding La Ranchera de Monterrey[2]
Slogan La Mera Mera[2]
Frequency 1050 kHz[1]
First air date 1944[2]
Format Ranchera[2]
Language(s) Spanish
Power 100,000 watts[1]
Owner NRM Comunicaciones[citation needed]
(La Voz de Norteamerica, S.A. de C.V.[1])
Website www.nucleoradio.com/ranchera

XEG-AM is a radio station on clear-channel frequency 1050 kHz in the state of Nuevo León, Mexico.[1] It is licensed for Guadalupe, Nuevo León and brands itself as serving Monterrey. Known for its border blaster status in the 1950s,[citation needed] it now uses the name La Ranchera de Monterrey and broadcasts ranchera music.[2]


In 1950 the advertising time on XEG came under the control of Harold Schwartz of Chicago who also came to represent XERB-AM near Tijuana/Rosarito, Baja California, the station made famous in the movie American Graffiti.[citation needed]

In the late 1970s, XEG's powerful nighttime signal attracted several U.S. ministries, including Billy James Hargis. But between programs, commercials occasionally offered suspicious-sounding medicines which promised to "cure cancer" and other illnesses. By 1982, they were known as "The Golden Gospel Giant" [1].

The XEG mailing address announced on the air was antiquated: "Post Office Box 28, St. Louis, 66, Missouri." This was more than a decade after ZIP Codes were introduced across the U.S.


  1. ^ a b c d e 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 "Conócenos". XEG La Rachera (in Spanish). Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. Retrieved 2009-04-25. "La Ranchera de Monterrey es una estación con mas de 60 años al aire, antes conocida como la voz de Norteamérica, ha sido la portadora de la musica mexicana desde 1944." 
  • Wolfman Jack's old station howling once again. - Dallas Times Herald, January 2, 1983. - primarily about XERF but it also includes background information on the border-blasters.
  • Border Radio by Fowler, Gene and Crawford, Bill. Texas Monthly Press, Austin. 1987 ISBN 0-87719-066-6
  • Mass Media Moments in the United Kingdom, the USSR and the USA, by Gilder, Eric. - "Lucian Blaga" University of Sibiu Press, Romania. 2003 ISBN 973-651-596-6

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