XEQ-AM

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XEQ-AM
Simulcast of XEQ-FM 92.9
CityMexico City[1]
Frequency940 kHz[1]
BrandingKe Buena
Slogan¡Aqui Suena la Ke Buena!
Programming
Language(s)Spanish
FormatRegional Mexican
Ownership
OwnerPRISA/Radiópolis[2]
(Cadena Radiodifusora Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.[1])
XEW-FM/AM, XEX-AM, XEX-FM, XEQ-FM[3]
History
First air date
1938
Technical information
Facility ID101828
ClassA
Power30 kW[1][4]
Transmitter coordinates
19°21′36.78″N 98°59′31.9″W / 19.3602167°N 98.992194°W / 19.3602167; -98.992194
Links
Websitewww.kebuena.com.mx

XEQ-AM (940 kHz) is a commercial class A clear channel AM radio station in Mexico City.[1] The concession is held by Cadena Radiodifusora Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.[1] and is operated by Radiópolis.[2][3] XEQ-AM broadcasts from a transmitter located at Los Reyes Acaquilpan, on Boulevard Generalísimo Morelos, east of Mexico City.[5] It currently simulcasts XEQ-FM 92.9.

History[edit]

XEQ began operations in 1938. It was owned by Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta doing business as Radio Panamericana, S.A., and was a network affiliate of CBS Radio as part of the "Chain of the Americas."[6] It was Azcárraga's second station after XEW-AM. By the 1960s, XEQ was operating with 150,000 watts during the day and 50,000 at night. In the 1970s, it switched to 100,000 watts day and night.[7] It later reduced its power to 50,000 watts.

The XEQ call sign later appeared on other stations: XEQ-FM was licensed in the 1950s, and the original XEQ-TV, broadcasting to Puebla, signed on in 1952 to relay XEW-TV. (In 1985, a call sign swap led to a different XEQ-TV in Mexico City.)

In 2014 and 2015, XEQ was approved to lower its power from 50,000 to 30,000 watts.

Until 2019, the station was known as Ke Buena but carried a tropical version of the format, instead of the typical grupera version. On October 31, 2019, this ended and XEQ-AM began simulcasting XEQ-FM.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de Radio AM. Last modified 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2014-07-02. Technical information from the IFT Coverage Viewer.
  2. ^ a b "Unión Radio". Madrid: Promotora de Informaciones, S.A. Archived from the original on November 24, 2010. Retrieved 2009-04-25.
  3. ^ a b "Emisoras de Radio en Nuevo León". enMedios (in Spanish). 2009-03-17. Retrieved 2009-04-25.
  4. ^ RPC: Technical Authorization #010329 - Nighttime Operation at 30,000 Watts - XEQ-AM. The nighttime authorization followed Auth #010250 which specified the new daytime operation.
  5. ^ FCCdata.org/XEQ-AM
  6. ^ Ortiz Garza, José Luis (1989). "Mexico en guerra. Chapter 6". Theodore Wills (trans.). México: Editorial Planeta.
  7. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1970 page B-289