XHFO-FM

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Universal 92.1
Broadcast area Mexico City Metropolitan area - Regional FM
Frequency 92.1 MHz
First air date 1979 (as Radio Triunfadora), 1981 (as Crystal FM), 1993 (as La Z), 1998 (as Universal Stereo)
Format Classic Hits
ERP 100 kW[1]
Owner Grupo Radio Centro
(Grupo Radial Siete, S.A. de C.V.)
Website Universal 92.1

XHFO-FM, also called Universal 92.1, formerly Universal Stereo is a radio station in Mexico City. The station plays music from 1964 to 1989, but unlike other classic hits stations, it also plays selected hits from before 1964, and some hits from the 1990s and 2000s in the English language to listeners in Mexico. The station is operated by Grupo Radio Centro, under contract with Grupo Siete Comunicación, which owns the station's concession.

Format[edit]

Universal Stereo as a format began in 1974, originally on XEQR-FM 107.3, and specialized in English oldies from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, including genres such as classic rock, disco, ballads and new wave. They even play some music from the 1990s and 2000s. The station was created by Adolfo Fernández Zepeda, "La Voz Universal", who has served as the station's manager and official voice since its inception. In 1998, a format swap resulted in the station being moved to the 92.1 MHz frequency adopting its current callsign, while the Mexican regional format La Z was moved to XEQR-FM.

Universal Stereo has had big success since its creation because of people who lived in the sixties and seventies looking for memories of the past and also new generations that like this kind of music. It is one of the most-listened-to radio stations in Mexico City. The station airs a program dedicated to The Beatles twice a day on weekdays, which has been airing uninterruptedly since 1964 (starting on XERC-AM).

Other bands and artists that can be heard on Universal Stereo include The Rolling Stones, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Mamas and The Papas, Herman's Hermits, The Monkees, Tommy James & The Shondells, The Bee Gees, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Paul Anka, Queen, Carlos Santana, Yellowstone and Voice, Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Carole King, Billy Joel, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Michael Bolton, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, U2, Def Leppard, Metallica, Aerosmith, Nirvana, Robbie Williams and Adele.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de Radio FM. Last modified 2015-04-28. Retrieved 2014-12-24.

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Coordinates: 19°23′40″N 99°10′27″W / 19.3944°N 99.1742°W / 19.3944; -99.1742