|City||Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico|
|Broadcast area||El Paso, Texas, United States|
|First air date||February 9, 1987|
(XHNZ-FM, S.A. de C.V.)
XHNZ received its concession in 1987. It was owned by Radiofonia Mexicana, S.A., a subsidiary of Radiorama. However, for most of the late 2000s and early 2010s, XHNZ was operated by Grupo Radio México and carried its La Zeta Regional Mexican format.
In 2010, XHNZ was sued by announcer Michael Buffer for using his trademark catchphrase "Let's Get Ready to Rumble" without permission for $175,000(USD). Buffer found out that XHNZ had used his catchphrase 42 times between February and March 2010 through the station being a monitored reporter in Billboard's Regional Mexican Airplay panel via BDS. After the radio station failed to respond to the lawsuit and a summons issued the following April, Buffer's El Paso lawyer Mark Walker obtained a default judgment. On July 6, District Judge David Briones ordered the radio station to pay $4,166.67 for each of the 42 unauthorized uses of the trademark alleged by Buffer, as well as legal fees, according to court documents.
In November 2015, GRM ceased operating XHNZ and XHIM-FM, also owned by Radiorama. XHNZ became "La Poderosa".
- Query the FCC's FM station database for XHNZ
- Radio-Locator information on XHNZ
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for XHNZ
- Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de Radio FM. Last modified 2017-02-27. Retrieved 2015-06-17.
- "Using "Let's get ready to rumble" may cost a Texas border station $175,000". Radio-Info.com. August 3, 2010.
- Gray, Robert (August 2, 2010). "Ring announcer wins El Paso 'rumble' – Radio station on the ropes for $175,000". El Paso Inc.
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