XELA-AM

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XELA
XELA logo.png
City of license Mexico City, Mexico
Frequency 830 kHz
Format Classical music
Power 10,000 watts (day)
5,000 watts (night)
Owner none, defunct

XELA-AM was a Mexican classical music radio station.

History[edit]

It was founded in 1940 in Mexico City with a classical music format. For many years it was one of the few sources of classical music available to ordinary Mexican citizens. XELA was able to acquire quality sound recordings from the United States, England and France, even though starting with a very low budget, through an exchange program for Mexican music recordings. The station was threatened with closure by the government in 2000, but protests by listeners from laborers to the intelligencia keep it open for a while longer. Their slogan was "Buena música desde la Ciudad de México!" ("Good music from Mexico City!"). After the demise of XELA-AM and its classical music format in 2002, the radio frequency (830 kHz) was given to a different station, call letters XEITE-AM, which had sports programing.

References[edit]

  • Correa, Guillermo (2002) "El rescate de XELA: exige la comunidad intelectual al gobierno" (XELA's rescue: intellectual community's demand from government) Proceso Cisa Comunicacion e Informacion (Oct 6, 2002): pp. 86–89;
  • Alatorre, Antonio et al. (Oct 2002) "Días de radio: la desaparición de la XELA ha reducido al mínimo la oferta de huena música en la radio mexicana, avasallada por una oralidad buera: Seis radioescuchas refinados participan en una especie de oración fúnebre por la estación que los educó y preparó para afrontar la estridencia del mundo" (Radio days: XELA's closure has been a blow to music radio broadcasting in Mexico: Six devoted listeners sing the praises of a radio station that was part of their lives" Letras Libres 4(46): pp. 56–58;

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