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XEX-XEHL WDeportes logo.jpg
Broadcast area Mexico City
Branding W Deportes
Frequency 730 (kHz)
First air date 1947
Format Sports
Power 60 kWs daytime
100 kW nighttime[1]
Class A
Transmitter coordinates 19°21′54.18″N 98°57′27.73″W / 19.3650500°N 98.9577028°W / 19.3650500; -98.9577028[2]
Owner Televisa Radio
(Cadena Radiodifusora Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.)
Sister stations XEQ-FM, XEQ-AM, XEW-AM, XEW-FM, XEX-FM
Website deportes.televisa.com/tdw

XEX-AM (730 AM) is a radio station based in Mexico City, Mexico. It carries a sports radio format known as W Deportes.


XEX-AM "TDW Radio" logo, used from 2012 to January 2017

XEX-AM came to air in 1947 as a 500 kW national radio station. The Mexican government built XEX with the transmitter equipment of the former XERA at Villa Acuña, Coahuila, whose 500 kW transmitter was seized, dismantled and shipped to Mexico City, and obtained the callsign from a Monterrey station, which was reassigned the XEAW-AM calls.

During the 1940s, XEX was affiliated with the Mutual Radio Network as its Latin American flagship. In 1951, it was sold to Rómulo O'Farrill after four years of losses.[3] Its sister stations were also flagship stations of Latin American networks of competing radio networks, XEW-AM with NBC and XEQ-AM with CBS. XEX was also affiliated with ABC. All three have been owned by Televisa Radio for decades.

After airing a multitude of formats throughout its existence, in 2003 it became a sports radio outlet. The sports format it inherited started in 1999 as "Super Deportiva" on 1180 AM; later, it moved to 830 AM ("Estadio 830") and 590 AM ("Estadio 590"). In 2003, the format settled at XEX and was known as Estadio W until 2012 when it adopted the branding TDW, in reference to Televisa's sports cable channel TDN. The station moved its transmitter in 2016 to a new site in Los Reyes Acaquilpan, La Paz Municipality, State of Mexico. The sports format continued through January 5, 2017, when TDW Radio bid farewell to its listeners.[4] The station was relaunched the following Monday as W Deportes.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de Radio AM. Last modified 2017-08-03. Retrieved 2014-12-16.
  2. ^ RPC: Technical Modification #011682 - Change in Transmitter Location and Power - XEX-AM
  3. ^ Stephen R. Niblo, Mexico in the 1940s: Modernity, Politics, and Corruption, p. 344
  4. ^ "TDW Radio desaparece luego de 18 años al aire. La Taquilla, con René Franco". Radio Fórmula. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.