XHBC-FM

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XHBC-FM
XHBC bc95.1FM logo.png
CityCiudad Guzmán, Jalisco
BrandingBC 95.1 FM
Frequency95.1 MHz
First air dateDecember 2, 1948 (concession)
ERP10,000 watts (FM)[1]
ClassB1
Former frequencies990 kHz (1948–2019)
OwnerGrupo Radiofónico ZER
(Radio Armonía, S.A. de C.V.)
WebcastBC 95.1 Webcast

XHBC-FM is a radio station in Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, Mexico, broadcasting on 95.1 MHz FM.

History[edit]

XEBC callsign[edit]

XEBC was the former call sign of a border-blaster radio station licensed to the Tijuana / Rosarito area of Baja California, Mexico. The original XEBC, which launched in the early 1930s, was the first "border blaster" station in the Tijuana area.[2]

In Ciudad Guzmán[edit]

The XEBC callsign returned to the air in December 1948, when Radio Ciudad Guzmán, S.A., was awarded the concession for XEBC-AM 990, serving Ciudad Guzmán with 1,000 watts day and 100 watts night. Radio Armonía became the concessionaire in 1972 and was awarded the FM combo station in 1994.

In 2016, XEBC-XHBC, along with XHIS-FM 106.3, was bought by Grupo Radiofónico ZER; ownership of the concessionaire Radio Armonía, which had been held by Guadalajara-based Unidifusión, was transferred entirely to Rodrigo Rodríguez Reyes and Josefina Reyes Sahagún.[3] The result was a new name and brand for the station.

On March 11, 2019, Grupo Radiofónico ZER surrendered the AM frequency to the IFT, citing high costs of operation.[4]

External links[edit]

  • Border Radio by Fowler, Gene and Crawford, Bill. Texas Monthly Press, Austin. 1987 ISBN 0-87719-066-6
  • Mass Media Moments in the United Kingdom, the USSR and the USA, by Gilder, Eric. - "Lucian Blaga" University of Sibiu Press, Romania. 2003 ISBN 973-651-596-6
  • Query the FCC's AM station database for XEBC
  • Radio-Locator Information on XEBC

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