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Radio Universidad de Veracruz.JPG
Station building
CityXalapa, Veracruz
Broadcast areaXalapa
Frequency90.5 MHz
BrandingRadio UV
Formatpublic broadcasting (news, cultural shows, classical music)
OwnerUniversidad Veracruzana
First air date
1944 on AM[1]
June 2014 on FM
Former call signs
XEXB (1950s–1979?)[1][2]
XEJJ (1940s–1950s)[1]
XERUV-AM (AM station, to 2016)
Former frequencies
1400 kHz (1955–1979)
580 kHz (c. 1946–1955)
1550 kHz (1955-2016)
Call sign meaning
Radio Universidad Veracruzana
Technical information
ERP25 kW[3]
HAAT59.2 m
Transmitter coordinates
19°35′09.9″N 96°59′57.4″W / 19.586083°N 96.999278°W / 19.586083; -96.999278
WebcastWeb player
mms:// (direct stream)

XHRUV-FM is the radio station of the Universidad Veracruzana in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. It broadcasts from the state capital of Xalapa on 90.5 MHz. It uses the identification "Radio UV" and broadcasts a mix of news, cultural shows and classical music from its transmitter in Acajete, Veracruz. The station is on the air from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m.

XHRUV is the successor to XERUV-AM, which was a Class A clear-channel station on 1550 AM in Xalapa that is now silent.


Radio UV was established on 15 September 1944, just days after the university itself, and was broadcasting with 200 watts on 580 kHz as XEJJ by 1946.[1] By 1955, it increased power to 500 watts and moved to 1400 kHz,[1][2] and began transmitting from the Cerro de Macuiltépetl with studios in the Xalapa Teatro del Estado in 1956. The programming was 12 hours of classical music. The call sign also changed to XEXB in the 1950s.[1][2]

The station was shut down later, only transmitting music sporadically.[4]

An agreement to swap frequencies with XEZL was made in 1965, with the goal of swapping frequencies and also using some of XEZL's schedule for cultural programming.[5] By 1979, XERUV-AM it was a 10,000 watt station on 1550 kHz, and began transmitting 20 hours per day from the local Teatro del Estado on 2 March 1980 with programming that included talk, sports, and children's literature. The station gained space in the Casona de Clavijero in 1988, and a new transmitter location in Acajete, Veracruz in 1997.[1]

In 2014, the station gained an FM sister station, XHRUV-FM 90.5 MHz, on a separate permit. The station signed on with test transmissions in June 2014.[6]

In 2016, the IFT denied a long-pending request to renew XERUV-AM's permit, because the original renewal made in 2005 by then-station manager Fernando Escalante Sobrino was 15 days late.[7] As a result, effective June 1, XERUV-AM went off the air, and XHRUV-FM was officially launched.[8]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Creación". Xalapa: Universidad Veracruzana. 2010-05-12. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  2. ^ a b c Though the university website says that the move to 1400 was in 1955 and the callsign change to XEXB was in 1958, the station was already listed as XEXB with 500 watts daytime and 250 watts nighttime on 1400kHz in the 1953 version of Broadcasting stations of the world (12th ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Broadcast Information Service. 1953-10-01. p. 148.
  3. ^ RPC: #035313 Technical Characteristics of Operation — XHRUV-FM
  4. ^ RUV website says 1969 and "for political reasons"; Casillas and Suárez says 1958–1961 and credits the problems to a government inspection finding the transmitter inadequate.
  5. ^ Casillas Alvarado, Miguel Angel; Suárez Domínguez, José Luis (2008), Aproximaciones al estudio histórico de la Universidad Veracruzana (PDF), Xalapa, Veracruz: Universidad Veracruzana, Instituto de Investigaciones en Educación, ISBN 978-968-834-856-7, retrieved 2010-05-19
  6. ^ "Radio UV escucha a su audiencia", UV June 2014
  7. ^ RPC: Termination of XERUV-AM Permit
  8. ^ "Radio UV finalizó un ciclo e inicia otro", UV June 1, 2016