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|First air date||September 25, 2001
January 1, 2008 as Spanish Oldies
|Class||Satellite Radio Station|
|Owner||XM Satellite Radio|
Caricia was a radio station on XM Satellite Radio channel 93 and DirecTV channel 875. The channel had been removed from the satellite lineup on February 2, 2004 but was relaunched on January 2, 2008. Caricia plays a mixture of Spanish oldies from artists such as Julio Iglesias, Camilo Sesto, José José, Jose Feliciano, Leo Dan, etc. In addition, the channel is available only to DirecTV subscribers who subscribe to the Spanish language programming package.
This channel was programmed by Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation until it merged with Univision Radio in 2002. Univision Radio programmed the channel until 2004, when channel production turned in-house. In 2004, the channel was removed from satellite lineup and was only on the DirecTV service. The format before the channel returned to the satellite service was Spanish AC. The channel returned to the satellite service on January 1, 2008. On November 12, 2008, resulting from the Sirius/XM merger, Caricia was removed from the XM lineup.
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