XEOY-AM

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XEOY-AM
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CityMexico City
BrandingMil AM
Frequency1000 kHz
First air date1941[1]
FormatTourism
Power50 kW day
20 kW night
ClassA (clear-channel)
OwnerNRM Comunicaciones
(Fomento de Radio, S.A. de C.V.[2])
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteXEOY-AM Online

XEOY-AM is an AM radio station in Mexico City. It is a Class A clear-channel station broadcasting on 1000 kHz. XEOY carries programming aimed at tourists to Mexico City.

KOMO in Seattle, Washington, WMVP in Chicago, Illinois and XEOY-AM share Class A status of 1000 AM.

History[edit]

XEOY was founded on February 10, 1941 by Ignacio Díaz Raygosa and Jose Iturbe Umantour; Raygosa was the grandson of former Mexican president Porfirio Díaz, while Umantour's grandfather was José Yves Limantour, the finance secretary for most of the Porfiriato. The first broadcast of XEOY-AM was the Ninth Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven. In 1942 it was sold to Guillermo Salas Peyró, who gave the station its long-running name of "Radio Mil" (Radio Thousand), after its position on the dial. From XEOY-AM, Núcleo Radio Mil was formed, adding XEPH-AM 590, XEMX-AM 1380, XEBS-AM 1410 and XEUR-AM 1530 to the fold.

From the 1950s onward, XEOY's format imitated that of XEW-AM, with general interest and family programming, as well as recorded music. August 28, 1957, saw XEOY branch out onto FM with XEOY-FM, originally on 100.5 MHz and later on 100.9 MHz. In 1961, that station became classical music "Estereomil"; it was swapped with XEBS-FM in 1967 to move to 89.7 MHz (now XEOYE-FM), while 100.9 FM is now XHSON-FM (still owned by NRM).

In 1980, XEOY-AM became the first AM radio station in Mexico to broadcast in stereophonic sound; the SCT would not help stations broadcast in stereo until 1990.[3]

The current format was adopted on May 21, 2006. In 2017, the name was changed from Radio Mil to Mil AM.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=Qxp-GWiDPioC&pg=PA666&lpg=PA666&dq=when+did+XEOY+begin+broadcasting&source=bl&ots=PGjb_-nW7k&sig=xJ8Ikhtro3PESbYUnKxMw6_XCts&hl=en&sa=X&ei=RsHrVNOREMHYgwS--oGYBQ&ved=0CEoQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=when%20did%20XEOY%20begin%20broadcasting&f=false
  2. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de Radio AM. Last modified 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2015-06-09. Technical information from the IFT Coverage Viewer.
  3. ^ "abril | 2007 | Radioactivo 98/5". retrospectivaradioactivo.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2016-04-11.

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