XERCN-AM

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XERCN
XERCN RCN1470 logo.png
City Tijuana, Baja California
Broadcast area San Diego-Tijuana
Branding RCN 1470 AM
Frequency 1470 (kHz)
Format Spanish news / talk
Power 10,000 watts daytime
5,000 watts nighttime
Class B
Callsign meaning Radio Cadena Nacional (one-time network affiliate)
Owner Uniradio
(Broadcasting Baja California, S.A. de C.V.[1])
Sister stations XEMO, XHA, XHFG, XHTY
Webcast Listen Live
Website uniradioinforma.com/rcn1470/main.php

XERCN (1470 AM, RCN 1470 AM ), is a Spanish News/Talk radio station in Tijuana . It is owned and operated by Uniradio, an operator of primarily Mexican radio stations with offices in San Diego.

History[edit]

XEAU-AM 1470 received its first concession in 1943. It soon after affiliated to the Radio Cadena Nacional network, based at 1110 AM in Mexico City, which then bore the XERCN callsign. Radio Cadena Nacional was owned by Rafael Cutberto Navarro (who also created the Kaliman radio drama), and thus the callsign both represented the network and his own name.

When Broadcasting Baja California bought the station sometime in the 1950s or early 1960s, the station became XEBBC-AM and then, after the Mexico City station was sold and its callsign changed, XERCN-AM.

Before it became operated by Uniradio, XERCN broadcast a wide variety of programming, from children's programming (La isla infantil de Beto Grillo) to public affairs programming (Política y Políticos), but it was best known for its radionovelas, produced through the network's production arm, Producciones RCN. Many of these radionovelas are still being heard throughout the world to this day. Among the most famous were its productions of "Las aventuras de Kaliman" and the Porfirio Cadena saga. It was also one of the few stations in Mexico that transmitted old episodes of the Cuban radio comedy "La tremenda corte."

XERCN Previous Logo

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de Radio AM. Last modified 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2015-06-09.