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City Nacajuca, Tabasco, Mexico
Broadcast area Tabasco
Branding La Voz de los Chontales
Frequency 1440 kHz
First air date 1982–1990
Format Indigenous community radio
Power 1,000 watts (daytime only)
Transmitter coordinates 18°10′9″N 93°01′07″W / 18.16917°N 93.01861°W / 18.16917; -93.01861
Callsign meaning NACajuca
Owner INI

XENAC-AM (La Voz de los Chontales – "The Voice of the Chontals") was an indigenous community radio station that broadcast in Spanish and Chontal Maya from Nacajuca in the Mexican state of Tabasco. It was run by the National Indigenist Institute (INI).

It ceased broadcasting in 1990 during the term of Governor Salvador Neme Castillo, was closed for good in 2000 under Governor Roberto Madrazo Pintado, and its permit was cancelled in 2001 under Governor Enrique Priego Oropeza. César Manuel Santos Fajardo of the Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco in Villahermosa claims the closure was due to political upheaval in the state caused by the emergence of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD).Media in Tabasco, Mexico

Municipal officials attempted reopening XENAC in 2007 as an unlicensed FM pirate on 99.9 MHz (using the fake callsign XHNAC-FM), but it did not remain on air, despite having nearly complete facilities.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Amézquita Hernández, Gerardo (11 July 2017). "Desmantelan radio chontal". Tabasco Hoy. Retrieved 12 July 2017. 

Coordinates: 18°7′N 93°1′W / 18.117°N 93.017°W / 18.117; -93.017