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City of license "Jalapa, Veracruz"
Broadcast area Xalapa
Branding Radio UV
Frequency 1550 kHz
First air date 1940s[1]
Language(s) Spanish
Power 10,000 watts
Class A
Facility ID 103904
Callsign meaning Radio Universidad Veracruzana
Former callsigns XEXB (1950s–1979?)[1][2]
XEJJ (1940s–1950s)[1]
Former frequencies 1400 kHz (1955–1979)
580 kHz (c. 1946–1955)
Owner Universidad Veracruzana
Webcast Web player
mms:// (direct stream)
Website www.uv.mx/radio

XERUV-AM is the radio station of Universidad Veracruzana in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. It is licensed for 10 kilowatts on 1550 kHz with the Veracruz capital of Xalapa as its city of license.

According to the station website, the station was established on 15 September 1944, just days after the university itself, and was broadcasting with 200 watts on 580 kHz as XEJJ by 1946.[1] By 1955, it increased power to 500 watts and moved to 1400 kHz,[1][2] and began transmitting from the Cerro de Macuiltépetl with studios in the Xalapa Teatro del Estado in 1956. The programming was 12 hours of classical music. The callsign also changed to XEXB in the 1950s.[1][2]

The station was shut down later, only transmitting music sporadically.[3]

An agreement to swap frequencies with XEZL was made in 1965, with the goal of swapping frequencies and also using some of XEZL's schedule for cultural programming.[4] By 1979, it was a 10,000 watt station on 1550 kHz, and began transmitting 20 hours per day from the local Teatro del Estado on 2 March 1980 with programming that included talk, sports, and children's literature. The station gained space in the Casona de Clavijero in 1988, and a new transmitter location in Acajete, Veracruz in 1997.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Creación". Xalapa: Universidad Veracruzana. 2010-05-12. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  2. ^ a b c Though the university website says that the move to 1400 was in 1955 and the callsign change to XEXB was in 1958, the station was already listed as XEXB with 500 watts daytime and 250 watts nighttime on 1400kHz in the 1953 version of Broadcasting stations of the world (12th edition ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Broadcast Information Service. 1953-10-01. p. 148. 
  3. ^ RUV website says 1969 and "for political reasons"; Casillas and Suárez says 1958–1961 and credits the problems to a government inspection finding the transmitter inadequate.
  4. ^ Casillas Alvarado, Miguel Angel; Suárez Domínguez, José Luis (2008), Aproximaciones al estudio histórico de la Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Veracruz: Universidad Veracruzana, Instituto de Investigaciones en Educación, ISBN 978-968-834-856-7, retrieved 2010-05-19