|City||Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas|
|Broadcast area||Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
|Branding||La Estación Grande de Nuevo Laredo|
|First air date||May 17, 1937|
|Power||5,000 watts daytime
1,000 watts nighttime
|Owner||Eduardo Villarreal Marroquín|
XEK was founded on May 17, 1937, by Ruperto Villarreal, who was 18 years old. It was one of the first stations in the two Laredos, originally bearing the XEDF-AM callsign and broadcasting on 790 kHz.
In the 1950s, XEDF moved to 960. It also engaged in a callsign swap with 970 AM in Mexico City, then XEK-AM. The Mexico City station desired the XEDF calls, assigned sequentially, as the DF was the abbreviation for the Federal District. As a result, the Nuevo Laredo station took on the XEK-AM calls.
- XEK official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for XEK
- Radio-Locator Information on XEK
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for XEK
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