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CORAZON DX LOG ­ 10/01 ­ 1/03

Compiled by Phil Bytheway 1/03 Compiled 1/4/03. In call letter order by frequency. Times, as reported (not all UTC). All calls/locations checked against 2002 IRCA Mexican Log. Verifications and contributors/location/equipment listed at the end. pb 330 CZM Cozumel. DEC 12 0454 UTC 330 kHz`"CZM" longwave beacon. [Renfrew-NY] 540 XESURF Tijuana, BCN. heard with new NOS format "540 The Surf" IDs at 0500 EST 3/26. Woman gave ID in SS, but strong QRM from 2AP Western Samoa wiped out the call. By the time the signal came back, the song "The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra was playing. [Martin-OR] 540 XETX Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua. 0630 with slogan "La Ranchera de Paquime." They were playing a childrens song and then at 0635 an ID and then into ranchera. [new] [Redding-AZ] + JAN 20 0500 - heard weakly under XEWA, but still a very clear ID "...quinientos-quarenta [540], X-E-T-X, La Ranchera de Paquime", followed by woman talking. New log for me. [Stewart-MO] + MAR 22 0455 - Good with "La Ranchera de Paquime" slogans. Station puts out a good midday signal all across SE Arizona. [Hall-AZ2] + "La Ranchera de Paquime," NOV 11 0443-0503. This one strong and perfectly readable during most of this period in XEWA's null, but there were two dips in signal strength, predictably one occurring right at the top of the hour. But the low-key male disk jockey did mention XETX on a couple of occasions during his spiels between each record. There was a full ID at 0500 and a short commercial break, then at 0501:30, this: "El cober[?] es total desde Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, La Ranchera de Pasquime [I transcribed it Desquime, close], en el quinientos cuarenta AM." Followed with an oompah bandera tune. [Callarman-TX] 540 XEWA San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí. 2/10 0348. Spanish. Good signal. PSA from "Instituto de Segura Naciónal" [or sim.], promo for program "Instituto W". [Knight-AZ] + 0552-0559 3/3. Very entertaining cowboy soap opera with bits of old American western songs [like "Ghost Riders of the Sky"] mixed in for dramatic effect. The end of the program, which I heard, all took place in Tejas and involved a lot of pistol work. Good dominent signal on all antennas, even without the phaser, and nice ID at 0558. [Moore] 540 UNID La Norteñita; 0323 SP M ancr w/slogans, saludos, musica norteña, gave time as "1 y 23 minutos". Mexico has already gone back to STANDARD TIME, so this station is in the MOUNTAIN ZONE! Who's here using "La norteñita?" Is Chihuahua Mountain Time? [Wiseblood-TX1] 550 XEPL Ciudad Cuahtémoc, Chihuahua. 0704 9/27 man in Spanish "La Super Estacion, P-L" [Wiseblood-TX1] + 1232 UTC Oct 4 - Ranchera tunes, M ancr with MDT time checks [thought Mexico was to go back to ST on 28 Sep?]. Also noted last night around 0200 UTC with program in German. Fair/good with KLZ-560 splatter. [Wilkins-CO] 560 XEGIK Monclova, Coahuila. "La Acerera" noted at 1418 CDT 9/7, with cochannel Beaumont nulled on my GESuperadio-III, local news and information by man in Spanish with mention of the Continuing construction at the "Plaza Pricipal" [Main Plaza]. They've got a nice website at: http://www.grupoindustrialkamar.com/empresas/acer.htm. [Wiseblood-TX1] + OCT 27 1757-1806 [off and on] Taped a couple of "Acerera" slogans amid the music here, but this was one I didn't have time to search for TOH ID. [Callarman-TX1] + 10/29 0732-45+ Good at times, with WIND interference. Light SS music with male announcer, "G-I-K" mention as well as "Acerera". New here. [Loy-IL] +t Nov 6 0432 - Spanish, ID: '10:41 en Sabor del Norte', Norteña music, call ID started with 'XE', but didn't catch. Also, 'Casa Blanca - El Sabor del Norte' slogan. Could be the name of a program and was used between songs. Nil to fair through local KLZ. [Knight-CO] 560 XEQAA Chetumal, Quintana Roo. JAN 13 0255 - "La Poderosa" fighting with WQAM. Mexico City station also noted here some mornings. [Hall-FL3] 560 XESRD Santiago Papasquiaro, Durango. 11/23 2301 playing the Mexican National Anthem, ID then into SS version of "If I Told You, You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold it Against Me." Primera Vez. [Redding-AZ] 560 XEXZ Zacatecas, Zacatecas. MAR 25 0624 - Upbeat music and "La Zeta" slogans. [Hall-AZ3] 560 UNID DEC 29 0436 - with numerous "Radio 560 La Poderosa" IDs and bugle sound effects. Semi-local KLVI nulled. Began to fade at 0512 during "... La Poderosa ... transmitiendo ... las grande ..." ID. [Ponder-TX] 570 XEBJB Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. OCT 25 2045-2102 Audio logo heard after each song consists of very quick sung call letters "XEBJB" followed by accordion theme consisting of first eight bars of "Beer Barrell Polka." "La Estacion del Barrito" and "Grupo Radio Alegria" mentioned only in full top-of-the-hour ID, which also said schedule was 5 a.m. to midnight rather than listed 24 hours. [Callarman-TX1] + DEC 3 1301 - "NotiRadio" from Grupo Radio Alegria - local & national nx, sports, "opinion editorial"; end at 1309 with "B-J-B" slogan, and mentioned 5000 watts and "...cubriendo Nuevo Leon, Coahuila...:" Fair at best with KLZ560 splatter. [Wilkins-CO]

570 XETJ Torreon, Durango. Feb 27 1235 - After several nights of following this station all night at TOH [recordings] finally heard a clear call ID along with the oft repeated new slogan 'La Invasora' often sung be female group. Signal rarely higher than threshold levels. [Bryant-OK] 570 XEUK Caborca, Sonora. 2/10 0350. Spanish. Fair to good signal with ID: "U-K...de la radio en Caborca", into slow ranchera music. [Knight-AZ] + OCT 5 0402 - Farmacia ad; program note for morning news; then Continue with "U-K" evening news; faded briefly then back up at 0408 with sports. Fair on peaks but splatter from local KLZ-560. New here, XE #186 and SON #31. [Wilkins-CO] + 10/23 1146 playing romantic baladas. This one is tough to get because of splash from KSAZ. If not for that, they would be easy. [Redding-AZ] 570 XEVX Comalcalco, Tabasco. Noted daily in null of XEBJB- Monterrey, with light "musica romantica" plenty of ads mentioning Villa Hermosa and Comalcalco. One ad mentioning "Zapateria Mexico", a shoestore in Comalcalco. Now mentioning 10mil Watts de Potencia, so an upgrade from the latest IRCA MEXICAN LOG, fair-good signal, 600mile o'er the GULF path. You[se] Guys within earshot of the GULF and in Florida should check for this one. Only slogan I heard was "Quinientos-Setenta" [570]. [Wiseblood-TX] 570 UNID was a GY-like frequency on most of the overnite recordings 27FEB and 28FEB02 with R. Reloj-Cuba "RR" every minute in the mush and WVMI-MS with ABC news on almost every TOH. 0600Z 27FEB02 had a very weak choral MxNA. XETJ ID heard only once at 0802 27FEB02 but ususally heard some sporadic SS in other time periods, likely them. 1158Z 27FEB02 brought another choral MxNA into SS announcements way too weak to catch detail. 0558Z and 0559Z 28FEB02 brought brief pieces of two MxNA's, 0558Z a choral version and 0559 an instrumental version noticably slower than other instrumental versions heard on other stations. 0606Z 28FEB02 KLIF-TX popped up briefly, but the rest of the nites recordings were a jumble with Cuba and Biloxi mixing. 1204Z 28FEB02 instrumental MxNA by a different instrumental group than usually heard, could be a distinctivly IDable MxNA. A couple of SS stations heard mixing it up following the anthem...more monitoring needed here. [Winkelman-OK] 580 XEFI Chihuahua, Chihuahua. 2240 12/29 playing banda and ranchera, using slogan Radio Mexicana like a zillion others. Had an ad run with local Chihuahua businesses. Much QRM from KMJ which was also weak in the poor AU CX as of late. New. [Redding-AZ] + DEC 31 0600 - with "Radio Mexicana" singing ID, then commercial spot for local business in Chihuahua. Good ID at 0603, "Escuche Radio Mexicana XEFI ... 5 mil watts ... en Chihuahua ... Grupo Radiorama" using "Radiorama" jingle at the end of the ID. Music played next was ballad "Love Me With All Your Heart" [in Spanish]. [Ponder-TX] + DEC 15 1302 - XE anthem; canned ID at 1304 with usual data and "Radio Mexicana" slogans. Fair, with XEMU not much of a factor this morning. [Wilkins-CO] 580 XEHO Ciudad Obregon, Sonora. MAR 24 0524 - ID "XEHO La Fuerza de la Palabra." Several stations seem to be relaying XEDA-1290 with this slogan or "Radio Trece" slogan, including XEVSS-650, XEDL-1250 [same market as XEVSS!], and XESS-1450. [Hall-AZ2] 580 XEMU Piedras Negras, Coahuila. Mar 14 0330 - Heard with good level with ranchera program. Multiple uses of the 'La Rancherita' slogan and ad strings for businesses in Piedras Negras. [Bryant-OK] + IDed with full calls here this am at about 1100 GMT 11/13/01. I was able to null out local WILL a bit, as they were on heavily reduced night power. Their BBC and NPR talk programs were easy to listen thru. Their signal was fair, but steady. [Loy-IL] + 7/22 0708 with full ID after Mexican national anthem with slogan following, La Rancherita del Aire. Primera vez. [Redding-AZ] + NOV 19 1301 - "La Rancherita del Aire" slogans, CST time check, temperature check. Generally fair. [Wilkins-CO] 590 XEBH? Hermosillo, Sonora. MAR 23 0210 - Seemed to be them with slogan [or program] "Reconexion" each evening. Can anyone confirm? [Hall-AZ2] 590 XEFD Reynosa, Tamaulipas. Feb 2 0200 - Noted in passing with a good signal and full ID and 'La Consentida' slogan, into Tejano music. No sign of Rebelde, my usual dominant. [Bryant-OK] + OCT 25 1927+ I didn't spend much time with this station since it's often heard in Krum. In addition to the Consentida slogan, in a promo, it indicated it uses "Noti-Gape" information programming. [Callarman-TX1] + DEC 28 1247 - Finally ID'ed this mystery stn I've been hearing lately. Talk show, local I think, in progress, CST TC's and temp checks in F and C. Reynosa and Rio Bravo spots at 1300, then 2 minutes of apparent news with M & W. At 1303, call ID, "La Consentida" slogan, then "Informativo Policiaco," which I assume was a police report. Didn't copy much after that. Fair on peaks o/KCSJ. [Wilkins-CO] 590 UNID JAN 11 1200 - XE anthem way under the Cuban classical music station. [Hall-FL3] + DEC 3 1240 - SS station here with low-key talk or news program, couldn't make out much. Looped generally SE maybe the same stn Eric heard. KID in Idaho has been known to run SS occasionally, but propagation was definitely southward this morning. [Wilkins-CO] + heard again this morning (4 Dec) between 1230 and 1300 UTC. Gal host with SS talk, with possibly phone calls or interview, hard to tell with KCSJ and other QRM. Program ended or paused around 1257, but faded and don't know if an ID followed. Will keep after it. [Wilkins-CO]

600 XEHW Rosario, Sonora. MAR 23 0202 - Ad for Muebleria Sonora, followed by ID. Sounded like they announced 1kW but I'm not sure. [Hall-AZ2] 600 XEMN Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. 4/21 0400 with TOH ID after playing some nice old Mexican mariachi ballads with some real primo vocal harmonies. Got calls, COL and slogan "La Regiomontana con mil watts de potencia." [new or for SSers, la primera vez!] [Redding-AZ] + OCT 27 1730-1800 taped audio logo at 1730 while on road 48 miles south of Laredo, Texas. At 1759, taped promos and full ID with heavy production, lots of different sounds, ending with "Grupo Radio México." This is not the strongest Monterrey signal, and is subject to sideband QRM from XEFD-590 on east side of the valley and XEBX-610 in the west. [Callarman-TX1] + 04DEC02 0600 w/instr MxNA ending at 0602:30 to nice call letter ID ("XEMN-AM")and "La Regiomontana" slogan into "bouncy" instrumental mx, mixing with WREC and KTBB, Mexican #73 from Tulsa [Winkelman-OK] 610 XEBX Sabinas, Coahuila. fair/good in WDAF null around 0315 UTC 1/19 with no IDs heard but tropical music and numerous spots for businesses in Sabinas. Unneeded here. [Stewart-MO] + Jan 27 1304 - Here with local noticias from Coahuila. Used 'B-X' as reference to station. Also noted Mexican National Anthemn at 1306, beneath B-X. The best candidate for this second station may be XEGS in Guasave, Sinaloa on the upper West Coast. [Bryant-OK] + Nov 6 0410 - Spanish, very good peaks, música romántica, 'BX' and 'La Primera' slogans, announcer gave time checks and temperatures between songs. New catch for XE#78! [Knight-CO] 610 UNID 1220 11/25/01 til fadeout 610-UNID caught Mexican-style music for several minutes but 61 Country would fade in over announcements. [Loy-IL] 620 XEBU Chihuahua, Chihuahua 2/9 0115. Spanish. Very good signal with "La Norteñita" slogans, mentions of "Chihuahua", announcements. Some KTAR QRM. [Knight-NM2] + DEC 19 0412 - "La Norteñita" slogan with "B-U" and Chihuahua mentions in betweeen norteña selections. [Westfall-NM] 620 XEFRF 23APR02 0458:30 ID on top of freq for XEFRF-970 and I think others in presumed Candena Nacional network list, then into MxNA. Who on 620 is relaying XEFRF or is on the Cadena Nacional network? Seems to me I've seen a reference to this on either this list [can't seem to find it in archive search] or on the NRC maillist. Any ideas? [Winkelman-OK] 620 XEGH Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas. 5/27 2053. Mexican baseball play by play "Veracruz vs Reynosa." [Wiseblood-TX] + 11AUG02 0503Z "Bonita... XEGH... con mil watts de potencia..." weak but alone on top. New Mexican for me. Heard at various times on all recordings this overnite period and 15/16/17 Aug UTC recordings as well w/lots of "Bonita" and "La musica de bonita", mostly mixing with KMNS and KMKI. [Winkelman-OK] + TAMS OCT 25 1623+ Bonita is the correct word for the old-style Mexican music this station plays. It is very strong throughout the Rio Grande Valle, though it announces only mil watts during its TOH ID. [Callarman-TX1] + DEC 3 0102 ­ just tuned across frequency and managed to catch a legal ID "Eh-kees Eh Heh Ah-chay... con mil watts de potencia... [location mentioning "Estado de Tamaulipas"]... mixing with a bunch'o'domestics. Same full ID ran again 0106. No sign of XEBU which I usually hear on this channel. New log. [Stewart-MO] + With WTMJ phased out I heard a SS mx stn w/what seemed like some "La Bonita" ID's so I assume XEGH Reynosa. Nothing was strong at all on 620 tonite including WDAE. Sunday Night cx were very good and La Hora Nacional was loud here and I think that station went off or faded as around 0600 I heard a couple of R.Nicaragua ID's and a short NA which I assume was their's. There now is no low het on 620 so presumably they're back on frequency. Still no het tonite when R.America 610 was in for a while. [Kazaross-IL] 620 XENK Mexico, DF. 17AUG02 0602Z w/clear "eh-kees ay en-neh kah" under KMKI music pause, another new Mexican for me [#54]. [Winkelman-OK] + Dec 2 0833 SS Talk show atop into ad break, finishing with very clear "X-E-N-K" call ID, gone to WTMJ soon after. New here. [Loy-IL] 620 UNID 23APR02 0659:30 choral MxNA briefly noted in the jumble. Would be midnite in MST zone, most likely are XEOO-NAY or XEBU-CHIHUAHUA Only KMNS left at 0700. [Winkelman-OK] + 15AUG02 0359Z Choral MxNA mixing in w/KMKI, no IDs heard but XEWZ-SLP is listed with 0400Z s/off in CIRT data. Added to my UNID "target" list for this coming seaSonora. [Winkelman-OK] + 15AUG02 0658Z choral MxNA in the mix, again no IDs heard but XEBU-CHIH is listed with 0700Z s/off in CIRT data, another for my UNID "target" list. [Winkelman-OK] + At 4:25 AM CT 11/22/01, I was hearing many US Oldies "American Pie" and AC songs, but with a SS announcer[s] I couldn't pick up any IDs, and by 4:40 the channel was overtaken by XEGH..."Bonita..La Voz de la...." Was the first station Mexico City? [Loy-IL] 630 XEFB Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Jan 21 1208 - Poor with noticias, multiple mentions of Monterrey and slogan 'Noticiero Entrelines' as per IRCA Log. Brought outta the muck with phasing. This 50 KW blowtorch is directional. It must be protecting the USA. First time log here. [Bryant-OK] + Reviewed overnight recording on 630 from last night [1/25/02] and found XEFB all alone 0558-0604 CST with nosign of usual KHOW/KJSL mix. Instrumental Mexican NA on at 0558 to mellow vocal mx 0601. Solid XEFB call 0604 in ID anncmt, "Musica mas romantica" slogan[?] and mention of "Radio México ". IRCA 7th ed Mexican log

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indicates 24h news format. Sounds like it was signing on at 0600 CST with a "romantic" music format. Others hearing this? [Winkelman-OK] + Jan 29 1130 - XEFB runs a beautiful Romantica program in the hours before dawn, for those Romantica fans in the Deep Southwest. Especially nice this date from 1100-1200. [Bryant-OK] + 1/25 0558 [CST] alone on freq with Mex NA to mellow vocal mx, 0603 "Musica mas romantica" clear "F-B" to more vocal mx. [Winkelman-OK] + 1205-1215 2/2. Man with string of local anmts & Monterrery weather, though no actual ID heard. At one point they played about ten seconds of instrumental Andean music between two items - that really woke me up! Using Quantum Phaser, was able to bring this up to about even with several stations of co-channel QRM. [Moore] + OCT 27 1602 Full ID taped at the Starr-Zapata County line, finally strong enough to overcome XEGH sidewash. Like XEMN-600, words "Grupo Radio México" end full ID. Uses simple "F-B" audio logo between [or over] songs. [Callarman-TX1] + NOV 4 0350 - way atop KSJL etc. most of the time with romantica music, frequent mentions of program name "Noche de Amor" and "Romantica seisenta y tres [63]" slogan. Full ID at 0400 didn't seem to mention location, but did mention "mas romantica... mas noticias..." and "futbol," and "Grupo Radio México." Also said, "transmite vivo para Ud." ... meaning what? They have live jocks instead of automation? ["We transmit live for you" is how I translate that...]. The last IRCA Mexican log makes no mention of romantica [or any other kind of music] in their format. Went to "La Hora Nacional" feed at 0400. John Callarman had noted their use of the "Grupo Radio México " slogan during his recent Rio Grande Valley/Brownsville visit. [Stewart-MO] + Tonite around 2200 I heard SS talk mentioning Monterrey a few times and assume it was XEFB. [Kazaross-IL] XEHHI Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua. 0330 Sep 18 with vocal music; phone chat [dedication?] at 0333; ads at 0335, then ID at 0337 with call, slogan ["Radio Uno"], freq, and location as "Hidalgo, Chihuahua". Then back to the phones after time [MDT] and temperature check. Fair signal in KFI null, but splatter from local KHOW-630. [Wilkins-CO] + 0520 11/16 slogan "Radio Uno, el Numero Uno", musica Mexicana popular/banda. [Wiseblood-TX] + NOV 19 1303 - M ancr with call ID and "Radio Uno" slogan; temperature in Centigrade, Vicente Fernandez song. Fair/poor in KFI null with KHOW-630 slop. [Wilkins-CO] + Dec 1 0715+ Fair mixing with pest WWLS. SS mucic with several "Radio Uno" live IDs and jingles. New here. [Loy-IL] XEJUA Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. DEC 23 0200. Canned ID by M: "Esta es XEJUA-AM transmitiendo en 640 kHz banda de amplitud modulada con cinco mil wats de potencia. Estudios y oficinas en Privada Agustin Lara No. 3, Zona 5, telefono 6-15-18-17 desde Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Super Estelar, una emisora de Multimedios Estrella de Oro". Two things to note here: they announce 5000 watts, an increase over the 3000 watts listed in the IRCA Mexican Log, and the 1000 watts listed in 2002 WRTH. Also, the Numero 3 in the address. WRTH has listed the same street but Numero 37 in last 2 editions. Might explain why I never received replies to my reports and f/ups sent to No. 37. Fair signal, on top of the usually dominant XEHHI. [Wilkins-CO] XENQ Tulancingo, Hidalgo. 1514 slogan "N-Q", ads, promos, "programa ROCK-OLA" , Spanish oldies from the 60's [all remakes of American oldies, i.e. TWIST & SHOUT, etc....] Nice signal with no sign of XETAM Ciudad Victoria, probably OFF for routine maintenance on this SUNDAY AFTERNOON! [Wiseblood-TX1] + 04/27, heard at fair level at 0400 above WWLS which is dominant here with nice full ID and talk afterwards. [Niven-TX] XETAM Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas. OCT 25 1937+ This one gives "Fiesta Mexicana" slogan often, with both FM [96.1] and AM frequencies, during music programming. I planned to get TOH ID tape on Sunday morning in Brownsville but it was one of very, very few stations doing church programming, and gave no call letter IDs between programs when I checked. [Callarman-TX1] UNID 1746 11/4/01 - couldn't quite hear the slogan...It had the word "exito" or "exitos" in it, and ended w/ 6-40. When I checked back for a ToH ID, it was gone. [Hawk] XETNT Los Mochis, Sinaloa. 6/1 0608. Ad string, Man in Spanish with Mariachi music in the backround, mentions of Los Mochis and Culiacan, "...en el norte de Sinaloa...." [Wiseblood-TX] + 10/18 0621+ Fair to good in tight WSM null with music, chatty announcer. A few "Radio 65" canned IDs heard and several "La Ley" in 0800 hour. New here. [Loy-IL] + Nov 7 0732 - Spanish, good signal with ranchera and norteña music, 'La Ley' and 'La Nueva Ley' slogans. [Knight-CO] + heard at 0655 CDT [1155z], Man announcer in Spanish "65 La Ley", Buenos Dias Culiacan!!!!, ads with mention of Sinaloa. Despite rumors last year that this station had a call letter change [as posted on a BCB DX group] rest assured that they are still XETNT! [Wiseblood-TX1] UNID 1:30 Am CT 9/25 XE-sounding SS music battling about 40-60 with WSM at times in best null I could get...some announcements heard but were in deep fade then of course. Who has been heard here lately? [Loy-IL] + Ciudad Acuña COAH OCT 27 Only an open carrier heard on this frequency while in Del Rio on a Sunday. I wanted to clear up conflicting listings on 650 and 1600 here. No luck. [Callarman-TX1] XEACB Ciudad Delicias, Chihuahua. 05/08, heard via timer recording. NA was heard at 0559 under KSKY then was lucky enough to hear nice clear id between song breaks. [Niven-TX]

+ seems to go off around 0400 UTC, rather than 0600. [Wilkins-CO] 660 XEAR Tampico, Tamaulipas. FEB 26 1107 - Emotive ranchera vocals, "XEAR, La Mexicana" ID, under WFAN. [Conti-NH] + MAR 16 0830 - Good; Mexican "recuerdos" with nostalgic ranchera vocals, "XEAR La Mexicana" ID, WFAN was off. MAR 17 0630 - Fair; "¡Esta es La Mexicana! XEAR..." with a time check, and nostalgic vocals, while WFAN was off, and at 0925 La Mexicana jingle and nostalgia through WFAN open carrier. [Conti-NH] + with XEFZ Monterrey N.L. OCT 25 1716+ These two often reported stations vie for dominance during the daytime on this frequency in the valley. Close to the coast, "La Mexicana" with its traditional rancheras tops the channel; farther inland it's the "XEFZ Noti-Radio" news format that dominates. [Callarman-TX1] 660 XEDTL México, DF. MAR 17 0510 - Good; tropical music, "XEDTL 660 La Candela..." ID with mention of power, then banda music, "Amplitud Musical" and "Amplitud Modulata" mentions, later the now familiar "colonia Xoco" full ID, with WFAN off for transmitter maintenance. [Conti-NH] + 11/11 0710. In and out with lite vocal mx, "La Candela" tags. Seems to come in best here in the late evening local time. I'm hoping XEAR will put in an appearance this seaSonora. This would be a new state for me. [Wilkins-CO] + DEC 2 0356 - Noting in passing, dominating the frequency [did they forget to power down?] with numerous "La Candela 6-60" or "6-60 La Candela" mentions. No legal ID as such [perhaps before I tuned in?], but at 0401 intro'd a program or feature "La Candela presenta: El Sabor de la Sonora" with an XEDTL call mention. Call change for me--I hadn't logged this one since it was XERPM! It's usually the border XEs that dominate this frequency. [Stewart-MO] + DEC 29 0519 - with "Instituto Mexicano de la Radio" and "La Candela" IDs. Good ID at 0541, "XEDTL 660 kilohertz en amplitud modulata con 50 mil watts de potencia ... transmitiendo desde sus estudios de Mayorazgo 83 ... en la Colonia Xoco ... 03330 Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal ... emisora integrante de Instituto Mexicano de la Radio." Also used "La Candela ... en la Voz Tropical" ID at 0547. [Ponder-TX] 660 XEEY Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes. JAN 13 0455 - with "La Consentida! La Consentida!" ID, then ID at 0458 "...La Consentida ... XHARZ FM ... de Grupo Radiofinico" Also heard "No-no-no-no-no" at 0458 and 0459 used in station IDs. Heard this ID at 0059 "... presenta La Consentida ... todo la musica nortena, ranchera, y banda" Mentioned FM outlet, XHARZ. Does not appear in the 1998 IRCA Mexican List or the 2000 WRTH. Finally found a reference to the station on Finnish web site [http://www.pp.song.fi/~ejh/radio/komex1.htm]. The FCC Database places this station in Xalpa, Zacatecas!! How long has this one been here? [Ponder-TX] + FEB 20 0607 - Finally caught WFAN, XEDTL and XEAR in a simultaneous lull, allowing a "La Consentida - no, no, no, no, no, no!" ID from this one. XE state #20. [Francis-TN] + MAR 5 0330 - Fair; banda accordion vocals, "La Consentida, no no no no no," in WFAN null, the third Mexican station received on this frequency! [Conti-NH] + MAR 17 0804 - Good; accordion vocals, "...Consentida, no no no no no" ID, and banda version of the theme from the Pink Panther, while WFAN was off. [Conti-NH] + I'm probably the last CorazonDXer to finally log this one after many tries. Heard last night [10/31 UTC 0500 UTC] with call ID's and "La Consentida" slogans. Mentioned 50,000 watts and "...cubriendo Aguascalientes, Zacatecas..." and several other states. Heard on the SuperRadio II. XE # 177 here, and the FIRST from Aguascalientes! Actually heard throughout the previous hour with XE tunes and "La Consentida" tags. 660 is an excellent frequency for XE's, but the problem here is threefold: [1] a local on 670 causes minor splatter; [2] KTNN sometimes is practically unnullable; [3] a local buzzing noise at night permeates the lower part of the band. Fortunately, the best way to minimize these problems is to point the loop due south or SSE, towards XE-land. [Wilkins-CO] + Nov 1 0625 - Spanish, good signal, ID: 'Estas escuchando la radio cotorra para todo a la ____. XEEY 6-60...' [then another voice comes in] '...660 kilohertz, La Consentida, 50 mil watts de potencia caliente. Una emisora entre[?] grande del Grupo Radiofonica Pel[?], no no no no no no...El Mundo!', into ranchera music. New! Aguascalientes #2. [Knight-CO] + 11/11 0007. Fair w/XEACB. Call ID as "Equis Doble E Yay" with a mention of XHARZ-FM 100.1. Also noted 7 hours later [0718 UTC] mixing with La Candela and XEACB and at least one other SS station. Canned ID as: "....X-Doble E-Y, Seis Sesenta, cubriendo toda la area con cincuenta mil wats de potencia. Llega toda ...[word]...Aguascalientes, Zacatecas, Jalisco, San Luis Potosi, Guanajuato, Nayarit. Manyando[?] todo el centro de la republica con radio. X-Doble E - Y, 6-60, La Consentida... no no no no no!", then more music. I logged this for the first time October 30, but have heard them a number of times since then. I attribute this to my neighbor replacing his defective light sensor, which had been emitting a nasty buzz below 800 kHz. I could work around it, but not to the SE. Now that direction is usable, and have already logged 2 new XE's below 800, both SE of here. [Wilkins-CO] 660 XEFZ Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. 11/12 0103 - PSA's, then XE vocal tunes; after each song, the same canned ID: "XEFZ NotiRadio Seis Sesenta, las noticias como son" [not sure of last 2 words - "como son" does not make sense]. Good on peaks in SS jumble. Tuned out at 0118. [Wilkins-CO] 660 UNID DEC 29 0602 - presumed XEFZ, Monterrey, NL, with "Grupo Radio Alegria" ID, followed by Mexican National Anthem, then signal gone at 0605. Had been mixing with SS religious station earlier. [Ponder-TX]

670 XEIS Ciudad Guzman, Jalisco. 6/1 0622. "La Rancherita Consentida"; Man in Spanish "....aqui en Ciudad Guzman..."; musica ranchera. [Wiseblood-TX] 680 XEFO Chihuahua, Chihuahua. 0335 Oct 4 with musica romantica, "XEFO seis ochenta" tags. Noted again at 0401 with same. Fair at best. Mixing with KWKA. [Wilkins-CO] 680 UNID 1153-1202 2/2. Definite man talking in Spanish mixing in the mess here. [Moore] + 0325 Oct 4 with SPT commentary in progress. Several mentions of "nicaraguense" and one mention of "deportes nicaraguenses". Looped SE with 'A' Index 26. Briefly fair, mixing with KWKA and KNBR. Gee, Nicaragua would sure be nice... [Wilkins-CO] + OCT 23 0337 light music with SS alternating announcers with religious-themed sound. One "OK" heard, but nothing else to ID. [Loy] + station in SS here with possible mentions of "Guasave" and "Sinaloa". This would indicate XEORO in Guasave, but poor reception u/KWKA. 18 Nov at 0245 UTC. [Wilkins-CO] + DEC 3 1258 - XE anthem noted here u/KWKA and with KLTT-670 splatter. Probably one of the MST stns. [Wilkins-CO] + off and on w/SS music "Tropical" caught once. .[Redding-AZ] 690 XEMA Fresnillo, Zacatecas. Jan 30 0300 - Fiinally heard a full legal ID on this station which I now know that I've heard mixing with XEN and XERG for most of the last two seasons in the phase null of near-local pest KGGF, Coffeeville, KS. Their most common form of ID, though is '690 kilocyclos en AH EM-may, EM-may AH, La Madre de Todas!' ['The Mother of Us All'] Their over-night and pre-dawn programming is a mixed bag of SS pops from SS 'covers' of 50s EE rock tunes through romantica to nortena hits, mostly with short IDs as above. Their formal ID states their [somewhat new] power as 50,000 watts twice. [Bryant-OK] + Jan 30 1301 with Fresniilo ads; nice ID at 1302:30 "Desde Fresniilo, Zacatecas, en el centro del pais, transmite XEMA, La Madre de Todas, en el 690 de AM, y ahora con mas potencia - 50000 wats, 50000 wats...Estamos en Avenida Hidalgo numero 316 primer piso, telefono 93?3040..." then gave website. An ad cluster for a newspaper, a lumber yard, and a couple of weekend dances followed. Good signal with very little QRM; sounds like the 50000 watts is in effect. [Wilkins-CO] + Jan 31 0146 - Spanish, very good signal on the GE SR3 with ad string mentioning "Fresnillo" and "Zacatecas" frequently, promo for a band from Aguascalientes, into a traditional Mexican dance song [heavy on the trumpets], then "M-A" ID given twice, "La M-A, La Madre de Todas", then into ranchera music and ads after 0200 UTC. XE #86! [Knight-CO] + Heard 10/31 with area ads at 0400 UTC, then ID of sorts at 0402: "M-A, con la mejor para ti...690 AM, la estacion que..." then into XE music. Noted earlier around 0300 with looong ad string, 6-7 minutes at least. [Wilkins-CO] + 1204 UTC Sep 9. Local ad; ID at 1205 "Desde Fresnillo, Zacatecas, en el centro del pais, XEMA". This was spoken over a sung "La Madre de Todas". M ancr followed with time check for "7:07" and temp. check "19 grados", then a ranchera tune. Fair signal. [Wilkins-CO] + NOV. 11 0303-0314 After hearing this one atop 690 on the car radio, I found it atop at home as well, very strong and steady, and in it's null an ostentatious talker that may have been Cuba. Nice, romantic duet identified at 0307 by the announcer talking over the end of the song as "A Compan~one" by Alicia Villareal and Pedro Fernandez. A two-minute commercial string was sandwiched front and back by slightly different production ID tapes. On the first, a female group sang "M-A," a deep voiced man said "La frecuencia correcta, seiscientos noventa kilohertz," and the female vocal group sang "La Madre de Todas." At the end of the commercial break, the female vocal group sang "Esta M-A," the man said "La Madre de Todas," and the woman sang "La Madre de Todas." This led me to believe that the slogan for this one listed in the 2001 WRTH, "La Madre de Todas," is correct. [It also led me to wonder what Saddam Hussein would think about such a slogan.] [Callarman-TX] + NOV 19 1224 - Ranchera tune, followed by "...M-A...La Madre de Todas" ID and area ads. Fair in KGGF null. [Wilkins-CO] + Nov 27 0916 In and out with Montreal, no sign of XEN. SS music and very clear full call ID here and later. New here. [Loy-IL] 690 XEN México, DF. 1/25 2338 clear call ID in KGGF semi-null, also nice "Groupa Radio Systema" mention 1/26 0002 with another XEN call ID 0003. [Winkelman-OK] + Jan 29 0403 - ID by female announcer caught in recording at 0400 in KGGF phase null. The 'N' was clearly pronounced as English. The second subdominant SS here appears to be XERG in Monterrey, but XEN is usually stronger. [Bryant-OK] + 11/11 0500. Briefly fair with ID: "Transmite La 69 XEN, 690 de amplitud modulada con 50000 wats de potencia desde la Ciudad de México en Av. Constituyentes 1154, Colonia Lomas Altas. Un servicio del grupo Radio Centro," followed by 1 gong and start of intro to next program "Las Entrevistas de Unam[?]; then the ID, gong, and program intro were all repeated, with the pgm finally beginning at 0502. Soon faded under XEMA; in and out over the next hour. A couple of other ID's were heard later. New here, XE #180, DF #17. I have heard more stations from Mexico City that any other city, including Denver! [Wilkins-CO] 690 XERG Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Jan 31 1200 - The 1200 'sign-on' period on 690 is a real circus here in the phase null of KGGF. All-night talk station XEN, México D.F. plays a choral version of the National Anthemn followed by about a 90 second canned 'sign-on' announcement interspersed with 7 cock crows. All night pop music station,

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[Wilkins-CO] + La Deportiva from Monterrey was IDed in well and alone around 2400 on Sunday. [Kazaross-IL] XETRA Tijuana, BCN. Nov 16 0533 - English, excellent signal, ID: 'Home of the Aztecs, Extra Sports 6-90', ID by woman in Spanish: 'XETRA AM Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico', into talk program about college football. [Knight-CO] UNID JAN 03 0451 - Topping channel, but readability poor due to local noise level. Several "Radio Siete" IDs with mentions of "Ciudad de México" and "Estados UNIDos." Sounded like female announcer reading "Noticias". [Ponder-TX] + 0512 and much later over and under XEN w/what sounded like "X-E-P" or ehkees eh pah. SS Announcer w/what sounds like "shout-outs" over songs, one time "Jalisco" plainly heard. While XEN was better heard N/S, this one was best more ENE/WSW. Very loud at times. [Redding-AZ] XEGD Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua. MAR 24 0414 - Fair under KWLW and WLW, "Aqui en La Poderosa, XEGD." [Hall-AZ2] + 1757 11/4/01 - "La Hora ____" program w/ ranchera music; ID at :59 [Hawk] XEDP Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua. 2/10 0250. Spanish. Good over KUET with clear jingle: "XEDP La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc". [Knight-AZ] + 0704Z 10MAR02 a brief XEDP call ID in the mix. [Winkelman-OK] + around 0245 10/28 there was a bunch of fanfare and many "La Ranchera de Cuauhtemoc" SID's from XEDP atop traces of WOR 710. [Kazaross-IL] + 1804 11/4/01 - very strong w/ familiar "La Ranchera de Cuahtemoc" jingle. [Hawk] XEOLA Tampico, Tamaulipas. 1200Z 10MAR02 choral MxNA way down in the mix, then at 1202 a clear XEOLA call ID mixing with a second choral MxNA from XEDP. Another new one in XEOLA. [Winkelman-OK] XEPS Empalme, Sonora. 1818 11/3/01 with ID under two other stations. [Redding-AZ1] UNID A very promising frequency. There was a MxNA at 1300 sharp, beneath a rather large open carrier. I could also hear WSB in the background. There is one station in Sinaloa with a scheduled S/on at 1300 and also, XEPS in Sonora. Kevin heard XEPS beneath a semi-local during an auroral-enhanced DXpedition at 1800 [!!] So, its definitely gettin' out well. I wonder who the OC was, too??? [Bryant-OK] XEDE Saltillo, Coahuila. DEC 3 1159 - Full ID with call letters, mentioned 5000 watts, and slogan "La Unica". XE anthem at 1200 was followed by M ancr with time and temp., another "La Unica" slogan, then ads and PSA's. New slogan, apparently. Fair in WGN/KDWN null. [Wilkins-CO] + 03DEC02 0503Z "...transmitendo(?) desde Saltillo [..] Coahuila con cinco mil watts de potencia [...] La Unica setecientos veinte kilohertz [...] XEDE" nice steady signal all alone in WGN phase null, Mexican #72 [WinkelmanOK] XEEBC Ensenada, BCN. 2/20 2307 with ToH ID and announcement of being part of ACIR. Playing EE rock. [Redding-AZ] + 1225 UTC Sep 9. SS technopop stuff; short ID by M at 1229 as "XEEBC-AM, 730...[2 or 3 words]...", and into non-descript pop music. At 1230, KLOE powered up and took over the channel. A new one here, XE #184. No sign, interestingly, of XEQUIN. Yesterday it was vice versa. [Wilkins-CO] + 1230 UTC Sep 10. Presumed with lite vocal music; slogan at 1232 sounded like "Radio Acir," but could have been "Radio Azul". Hard to tell - way under KLOE. [Wilkins-CO] XEPET Peto, Yucatan. changed frequency from 740 to 730 in Jaunary 2001, but still listed as 740 on all the Mexican lists! [Wiseblood-TX1] + 0616 9/12 man in Spanish with ID "XEPET, La Voz de los Mayas", con 10 mil watts de potencia"", Continued with a man & woman in Mayan dialect.[Wiseblood-TX1] [Note that this station changed frequency in January 2001 from 740 to 730 according to their website, but still listed as 740 on all the Mexican lists! http://www.ini.gob.mx/radiodifusoras/xepet/index.html] + JAN 7 1014 - Fair over WQTM with local features. [Hall-FL1] XEPQ Ciudad Múzquiz, Coahuila. 2/10 0254. Spanish. Tuned in just in time to hear the tail end of full ID, mentioned "Múzquiz" and gave "La Sabrosita" slogan twice. [Knight-AZ] + OCT 25 1859+ This station first heard somewhat weakly between Raymondville and Kingsville, Texas, but I didn 't get there quickly enough to get TOH ID. All I have on tape is XHEC, Sabinas, Coahuila. On Sunday, OCT 27, there were many commercial strings and local lady announcer playing dedications, but I looked elsewhere for TOH IDs and did not hear call letters. La Sabrosita, as listed in IRCA Mexican log, is the slogan this station uses. [Callarman-TX1]

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+ NOV 20 1159 - XE anthem at 1159 UTC, sign-on at 1201. Partly garbled; mentioned 5 kW. "La Sabrosita" slogan. [Wilkins-CO] + Heard on Dec 4 UTC with full ID at 0207 naming the stations in their network: XEPQ-730, La Sabrosita, 1000 watts; XEZR-850, Formula 85, 1000 watts; XEYJ-950, Radio 95, 10000 watts; XEVUC-1520, La Nortenita, 1000 watts, plus 3 FM'ers. Another "La Sabrosita" slogan was followed by a nortena tune. Fair signal. [Wilkins-CO] + riding way atop the frequency with nortena vocals, and a [very] full grupo ID at 0157 UTC mentioning "Organisacion Radiofonica Del Norte" and all its stations--"X-E-P-Q, cinco mil watts, desde Muzquiz, Coahuila-- setecientos treinte A-M... La Sabrosita..." as well as XEYJ-950, 10kW, Nueva Rosita, Coah, "Radio 95"; XEZR850, 1kW, Zaragosa, Coahuila., "Formula 85;" and XEVUC-1520, Allende, Coahuila., "La Nortenita"... plus FMs in Allende [104.3], Las Pasos NL [95.3], and Sabinas [91.9], "La Mas Buena." If XEX was in there they were way in the background. New log for me. [Stewart-MO] XEQUIN San Quintin, BCN. 1159-1218 Sep 8. Hrd a gal in EE at 1159 saying "...in Mexico, we are XEQUIN-AM San Quintin, Baja California," then faded. Heard the XE anthem shortly afterward, right at 1200 UTC. Not much afterward until 1214, when M says "este anuncio ha sido patronizado por la Comision para los ninos y las familias del condado de Kern, pagado por..."; also heard phone number 661-327-4711 which does, in fact, correspond to Kern County, CA. During the next few minutes, several mentions of "La Voz Infantil," possibly a program name. At 1218, mx by Oaxacan trio, following a brief description of the selection. Not much heard after this, although I thought I might have heard a "Radio Quin" [pronounced "Keen"] pop through. Checked the various XE radio websites and this is still listed on 1290. Some sources say XEQIN, some say XEQUIN. As for the Kern County item, must have been a syndicated program, since there are no CA stations on 730. The cultural/community programming fits what XEQIN broadcast on 1290 - also, there is a significant Oaxacan element in BCN. My 1995 verie letter from XEQIN states "...atendemos a la poblaciion migrante indigena del estado de Oaxaca, la cual se traslada a este valle agricola a trabajar". Ideas, anybody? Does not seem likely there would be 2 stations from the same town with the same format and almost identical call letters. So, this may be ex-1290 and ex-XEQIN. [Wilkins-CO] XEX México, DF. Jan 26 1232 - Noted here with good level running a mixed popular music show with multiple IDs as 'La EK-kees'. [Bryant-OK] + 0245 Sep 18 with Banda tunes, M ancr with "Los Exitos de La X"; Canned ID at 0250 with laser sfx, mentioning call and 100,000 watts. [Wilkins-CO] + OCT 6 noted around 0300 with ranchera music, call ID's, and CDT time checks. Did Mexico decide to stay on Daylight Time a while longer? Anybody know the timetable down there for going back to Standard Time? [WilkinsCO] UNID romantic SS vocals around 6:55am CST this morning mixing with semi-nulled KRMG and a bunch of other crap on the frequency... unfortunately it faded into the mush by 7:00. I'm figuring it's XEQN, Torreon, COAH, based on the fact that it was looping pretty much straight south of here [thus allowing me to sorta null KRMG]. Thought I was hearing under it the XE nat'l anthem from another station. [Stewart-MO] XEIP Uruapan, Michoacan. 0646 9/2 `Desde el centro de Michoacan, en Uruapan, X-E-I-P con 1-mil watts de potencia", SP man announcer, ads, slogan "Fiesta Mexicana", musica romantica. I had originally thought that this was Tampico with a new slogan. [Wiseblood-TX1] + 0610 11/16 man in Spanish with ID, QTH and address, "en Uruapan, Michoacan." [Wiseblood-TX] XEOH Ciudad Camargo, Chihuahua Oct 4 1109-1133 as high as S7 in Atlanta null, "O-H 7-50" recorded anncts. between songs, accent on the "7-50". Vocal SS music. New here, catch of the day for me. [Loy-IL] XETI Tempoal, Veracruz. JAN 12 0203 - Slogan "Radio Fiesta, Jalapa, Veracruz." [Hall-FL3] + "Radio Fiesta" 5/27 2100. popular Mexican music, Man in Spanish repeating slogans... [Wiseblood-TX] + 0701 8/27 promos, "FIESTA MEXICANA", apparently now using this slogan rather than R. Fiesta, musica norteña/Mexicana. [Wiseblood-TX1] + Nov 7 0749 - Spanish. Very good signal with música romántica, 'Radio Fiesta' slogan. XEOH off? [Knight-CO] UNID 1202 Sep 13. Fair at best with XE NA, then long flowery s/on 1204-1208 with many mentions of "Mexico," "patria," etc. Probably XEOH. [Wilkins-CO] XEABC Los Reyes de la Paz, Mexico. vocal MexNA 09FEB02 0600, clear X-E-A-B-C call ID 0602 and "A-B-C Radio" slogan [Winkelman-OK] + again on top 09FEB02 1001 w/"Cadena Nacional" mention. [Winkelman-OK] + All alone atop 760 0459:30Z 11APR02 with "A-B-C Radio" into choral MxNA, best signal level I've heard for a MxNA, faded down into WJR/KTKR mix around 0501:45Z. Print and internet resources give conflicting information as to location of XEABC. The IRCA Log 7th ed lists XEABC in Estado de México as does the SCT website. The CRT website lists them in DF. WRTH 2002 gives mailing address in DF. The tvradioworld.com site lists them in Mexico City DF. In the grand scheme of things, this confusion ranks quite low in priority. However, it would be nice to know for sure. Any Corazonites have information on this station location? [Winkelman-OK] XEEB Ciudad Obregon, Sonora. Nov 7 0739 - Spanish, fair in local KTLK partial phase with Mexican pop music and 'La Comadre' slogan by woman. [Knight-CO] + 0613 11/16 slogan "La Comadre, Puros Exitos", musica banda, norteña. [Wiseblood-TX]

760 XENY Nogales, Sonora. 2/10 0215. Spanish. Good signal with PSA from "La Secretaria de Enérgia", ad for Tecate, ID: "atra vez en Radio Geny", into banda music. Another XE underneath. [Knight-AZ] + 10/23 1148 playing mariachi music, they also can be heard in stereo. [Redding-AZ] 760 UNID very weak vocal MexNA 09FEB02 1101:30 in the jumble. Are there any Mexicans in the Eastern Time Zone? 1100Z is 6:00am Eastern. Yucatan? [Winkelman-OK] + another very weak MexNA 09FEB02 1158 in the rumble. [Winkelman-OK] + Heard this one at 0307 to 0348 with no ID given and nothing but straight cumbias and tropical music. This dude was HUGE while it was around. at 0348 it had faded to nothing. The announcer when on in between LONG sets was male. I have heard this one before. My antenna was SSE and was wondering if this might have been a Mexican or the 760 from Columbia. I suppose if it was 760 from Mexico it would be XEABC? Whatever it was, it must have a pattern change at 545 or so because it goes real fast. That would put it at Mexico City's time zone? [Redding-AZ] 770 XEACH Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. 0458Z 08SEP02 Choral MxNA then at 0500Z: "XEACH [...] [cincuenta] watts de potencia [...] Radio Formula.." XEACH is listed with 5 kw in all the sources I reviewed, the word prior to "watts" sure sounds like "cincuenta" to my ear rather than "cinco" after many replays of the recording. Any one aware of a power increase for XEACH? [Winkelman-OK] 770 XEFTA Los Mochis, Sinaloa. 1/27 0102 all alone with "La Que Guapa" and full XEFTA call ID. [Winkelman-OK] + Two SS here 4/18, no WABC. One music station finally took over at S8 level...XEFTA Los Mochis with produced liner ending w/ "...emisora guapa." Not new here but still nice. [Loy-IL] + 1204Z 08SEP02 bubbled up to the top with SS male announcer "Que Guapa" a couple of times for a re-log here. [Winkelman-OK] + 1217 UTC Sep 10. Banda selections; "La Que Guapa" slogans. Fair, mixing with KKOB. [Wilkins-CO] + 1159-1202 Sep 13. XE anthem; ID w/call letters and "La Que Guapa" slogan at 1201. Fair u/KKOB. [Wilkins-CO] + 12/2 0926-45+ poor to good in fades with New Yorker, occasionally atop. Music and several "Que Guapa" slogans very clear. [Loy-IL] 770 XEHB San Francisco del Oro, Chihuahua. [p] heard August 18 around 0235 UTC with ranchera song, singing slogan, then M ancr with "...por musica, La Rancherita," then echo effect and more music. Fair under KKOB. Last heard in April '01 on 769.8 kHz. Still have not answered my report and 2 f/ups. [Wilkins-CO] + 0700:45Z 08SEP02 SS vocal mx on top of the jumble [John Bryant's "furball"], quick "La Rancherita" into another SS vocal mx selection. Also heard another quick "La Rancherita" at 1001Z 08SEP02. [Winkelman-OK] 770 XEIH Fresnillo, Zacatecas. 0622 9/12 man in Spanish with concert promo, promo for EL GRITO"celebration of MEXICO's INDEPENDENCE DAY Sept. 16, musica norteña, Mexican regional [Wiseblood-TX1] + 1201:45Z 08SEP02 quick "La Unica" surfaced in the furball for another new one here. [Winkelman-OK] + "La Unica, w/XEFTA "La Big Juapa [or Wapa]," Los Mochis, Sin./UNID XEDF "Cadena Radio Uno, Radio Formula" relay NOV. 11 0330-0445 off and on. The old man from Krum forgot that he had linked "La Unica" slogan to XEIH back on April 11, and found that the slogan still belongs to the same station in November. Livesounding announcer with plenty of commercials and production slogan IDs from this one, as well as frequent mentions of "La Unica" by the live announcer. Beware of the call letters in the ID ... The "I" is slurred, making it sound like a three letter call, "Aykees-Ay-Yachee." XEIH plays lively Mexican pop music, XEFTA plays even more lively ranchera type selections, and has previously unheard slogan, "La Big Juapa," with "Big" stretched out and dramatized on the production ID, possibly inspired by Burger King's "The Big Whopper." My Spanish-English dictionary does not contain the word "juapa," nor "guapa." It does show "guapo," translating it as "bully," but I doubt the station is calling itself "the big, female bully." The station that is heard with frequently changing interviews and other informational segments and on whom I had previously transcribed call as XEDS is actually relaying XEDF-1500, with full ID including "Cadena Radio Uno," "Radio Formula" and 1500 khz, 50,000 watts and México, Distrito Federal. I did not find a website that identified Radio Formula stations other than those in Mexico City itself. [Callarman-TX] 770 UNID Tejano noted wee hours nights 9/00, IDing as "que-guapa" but no firm callsign noted. Nothing in the increasingly-stale FCC database close to KGPA or anything similar. Seems Texican rather than XE. Doesn't seem local, there's one in probable Dallas area with Music of Your Death format that dominates closer to sunrise/set. [Crawford-TX] + "La Unica" NOV 10 0236-0300 up and down wtih others. Amazed to find a single station atop this usually jumbled frequency [KAAM's night pattern neglible here]. After song ended 0238, rapid-paced male announcer talked about the music, then came quick production slogan, and rapid-paced announcer again. Production slogan appeared to be: "Noveno Potosino [Noveno-different voice] La Unca." Signal dropped rapidly, but rapid-paced announcer back up about 0253 and used "La Unica" name a couple of times. [The deep-voiced man on the canned ID left out the middle syllable, "i".] At 0259:30, after two stations ran commercial strings, I heard an ID that frustrated me for all I could dig out of it was "... XE[DS?] ... mil watts de potencia ... cuatro horas por dia ... Colonia Potanco[?] ..." y nada mas. At 0309 I heard the local announcer mention "La Unica" again, but I'm not sure that it's the same station as the one whose partial call I heard. Neither SCT, Cantu nor CIRT list anything in S.L.P. on 770. I probably have something common with a slogan change. [Callarman-TX]

779.94 XEMF Monclova, Coahuila. 0511 Sep 8 with old NOS & trio selections [nice!], "M-F La Primera Estacion" tags. Good in WBBM null. [Wilkins-CO] 780 XEMF Monclova, Coahuila. [JAN 14 0512 UTC]. Thought I heard a "La Tremenda" tag at the end of a few of the IDs, but not sure -- tape was muddled. Does anybody have a current mailing address for them? [Ponder-TX] + 0520-0537 3/3. Romantic Spanish ballads [some 'trio' type]. At 0530 YL with "La Primeria Estacion" slogan ID. Then OM w/ current temp, anmts, and second "La Primera Estacion" slogan ID. With the Quantum Phaser able to get this a bit above WBBM. XESFT is frequently heard here - hearing something besides Nortena mx really stuck out while tuning by. A new one here and my 5th from Coahuila.[Moore] + 0157-0203 3/4. Similar romantic mx to previous night's log and same YL ancr. No ID at hour, so presumed. Fair with WBBM. [Moore] + Mar 11 0258 - A three station SS jumble here all evening with no sign of WBBM on any antenna. At exactly 0258, male announcer with multiple IDs as 'EM-mey EF-fey' and 'La Primera Estacion en Monclova.'. [Bryant-OK] + MAR 13 0157 UTC - noted this one before with mentios of "Monclova," but hadn't formally logged it. Following a romantic ballad by man, female ID "X-E-M-F, La Primera Estacion..." [indistinct] "...en el corazon de Coahuila." Poor-fair overall; got somewhat weakened WBBM nulled with judicious tilting of the Quantum QX Pro's loophead. [Stewart-MO] + MAR 23 0320 - Very good o/XESFT with ID "XEMF, La Primera Estacion, en ele corazon de Coahuila." [Hall-AZ2] + Noted back on 780.00 after being on 779.93 for a few weeks.Strong last nite around 0300Z 10/10. [Wilkins-CO] + 11/22 0345 with slogan of MF and call in with host answering the phone as emmay effay. Playing grupera music. [Redding-AZ] + NOV 22 0355-0400 Fair in WBBM null with music until full call ID in top-of-hour announcement, Mexican anthem at 0400. Solves previous UNID here and new. [Loy-IL] 780 XESFT San Fernando, Tamaulipas. JAN 9 1728 - Ads for Carniceria La Unica, and Farmacia _____. IDs and slogan "La Triple T". SOLID midday signal into SW Florida today! [Hall-FL2] + Mar 11 0300 - At exactly 0300, a male announcer arced up out of the jumble and gave a full legal ID as 'XESFT, La Primera ....... [three or four words missed]... San Fernando, Tamaulipas.' There was no sign of the previously reported 'Triple T' slogan. The XESFT call letters were very clear. I believe that these are the two stations that I hear play the MNA every morning at 1200. One always begins at 1158, the other at 1200. Maybe the XEMF station clock is 2 minutes fast [see logging above.]. [Bryant-OK] + OCT 25 1611+ Loud as far north as Victoria, Texas, and heard throughout the weekend throughout the Rio Grande Valley. One of the strongest signals in the Valley. No wonder it' is heard so often at greater distances. [Callarman-TX1] + 11/11 1200. XE anthem, then s/on at 1202. Call ltrs given, then "La Triple T" slogan [I still don't get the meaning, unless it's maybe the call of an FM or "sister" stn]. Address anc'd as Zaragoza 85, Zona Central. Good sig, alone on the freq. Also heard the nite before o/u XEMF with "La Triple T, La Caliente" slogan and ranchera tune at 0536 UTC. [Wilkins-CO] 780 UNID 0602Z 2/11. Strong MxNA preceded by trumpet fanfare, seemed to me to be a shortened version compared to other versions I've heard, brief talk after NA but not ID I could tell 0658:30 *possible* vocal MxNA u/WBBM but way too weak to tell for sure WBBM dominant the rest of this recording period. 0804:15 XEMF call ID, caught mention of Coahuila. 1006+ traces of a second SS station noted u/XEMF/WBBM. 1058:45 weak vocal MxNA noted u/WBBM, then at 1104 traces of SS vocal music of a different style than XEMF had been playing all nite but didn't sound "classical/operatic" to my ear. 1158-1207 only WBBM, no traces of the MxNA you mentioned John! [Winkelman-OK] + 0601Z 26FEB02 caught a beautiful XEMF ID into instrumental MxNA, XEMF was strong and steady over phased WBBM all nite long. 1301Z 26FEB02 heard an instrumental MxNA in the mix, no 1300 s/on's listed in the IRCA Mexican Log that I can see and none of the stations on listed on 780 seem to be in the MST time zone. Any Corazoners have thoughts on who this might be? [Winkelman-OK] 790 XEBI Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes. 1154Z 06SEP02 a couple of nice "Radie B-I" mentions by deep-voiced male surfaced as I listened "live" around my SR looking for KGHL-MT [unsuccessfully as KURM s/on at 1200, blocking everything on the frequency.] [Winkelman-OK] 790 XEFE Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. La Úvale [?], OCT 25 1713+ This station uses many production sounds, electronic zaps, lasers, explosions, in its audio logos and its TOH ID. I did not hear "Radio Fiesta" slogan at any time. I recorded the signal on the road between Refugio and Kingsville, Texas and, with TOH ID on tape there, I did not record this one later when I was in Laredo; so I'm not absolutely certain of "Úvale" name [I can't find that word in my Spanish-English dictionary.] [Callarman-TX1] 790 XERC México, DF. JAN 13 0317 - Fair with "Formato 21" slogans, mixing with other XE which was possibly XEUP. [Hall-FL3] 790 XERPC Chihuahua, Chihuahua. 2/10 0424. Spanish. Poor signal under KABC with "Radio Ranchito" slogan, into slow ranchera music. [Knight-AZ] + 0603:45Z 06SEP02 vocal Mx NA weakly in the jumble, fading up gradually as NA ended at 0605:40Z then "R. Ranchito [...] X-E-R-P-C [...] R. Ranchito" on top of frequency into a jingle of some sort then female singing a slow ballad-type selection. [Winkelman-OK]

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+ 11/11 1224 with NA at this odd time, then full ID with "R. Ranchito" slogan and address as 1306 Libertad. Fair u/KNST. [Wilkins-CO] + DEC 19 0403 - Fair, with Radio Ranchito" slogan. Call sign ID given, then into a really old ballad. [Westfall-NM] XESU Mexicali, BCN. 11/3 1734 11/3/01 playing a ranchera song and o/u KABC using slogan Radio Siete Noventa. [new] [Redding-AZ1] XEUP Tizimin, Yucatan. JAN 10 1224 - Fair under Reloj and WAXY. Male announcer giving local weather for Yucatan peninsula. [Hall-FL3] XEVA Villahermosa, Tabasco. 0901:20Z 06SEP02 vocal MxNA noted weakly at this unusual time, fading up gradually through the end of the NA, 0903Z a YL with what sounded like a sign on announcement: "Radio [Hogar?] XEVA [...] Tabasco, México", announced "viente cinco mil watts de potencia" and heard mention of "Paseo Usumacinta" in the announcement. The SCT site has XEVA with 25kw, most other sites/sources list 10kw, so would assume 25kw is correct rather than the 10kw listed in the Mexican Log. This should be a nice target for those Corazoners with overnite recording ability/interest with the odd time for a MxNA [0901 +/-] Tabasco logging #1 here. [Winkelman-OK] UNID 0330 to past 0405 UTC [UTC Mon.12/31/01] I had at least two Spanish speakers looping SSW toward Mexico; one with news/talk, the other with some talk and some romantic vocal ballads. I shut off the cassette deck at 0406 to check back for IDs, and neither one produced anything like a call, slogan or QTH ID... my guesses are XERPC Chihuahua and XEFE Nuevo Laredo, just 'cuz of their border locations. Either would be a new log for me. This was on the Yaesu FRG-100/Quantum QX Pro. Checked the frequency again around 0600 UTC in bed on the Sony 7600G, and heard no Spanish at all.... [Stewart-MO] + with canned ID at 1300 10/10, followed by XE anthem. Only heard a few words of ID, including "California" and "potencia de ...wats". Undoubtedly XESU or XENT, both uneeded. [Wilkins-CO] + While DXing in Burnt River, Ontario Saul Chernos and I logged something that might have been a Mexican on Saturday evening [November 23/UTC November 24] at 1921 Eastern/0021 UTC with Central time zone time checks. Heard a "siete noventa" mention and a news item which mentioned President Fox. Sounded like a newscast or an all-news formatted station. I've never heard a Mexican here before and would be curious to know what others think we may have had. [Wolfish-ON] XEDD Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon. "ÏMAGEN" news program to 1000 CDT 9/12, then local program featuring "musica romantica/ranchera". "La DOBLE-D" 1020 SP man with announcements", ads, "La temperatura en Montemorelos es 23 grados, ID, 1022 "saludos" greetings to the listeners, "La Grande del noreste de México, XE-D-D 800 de Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, con SONIDO ESTEREO." They mentioned that they are audible in NUEVO LEON, COAHUILA, ZACATECAS & TAMAULIPAS! FIRST DAY ON THE AIR AT FULL POWER! Power not mentioned but estimated to be 150kW. But depending on type of antenna configuration, its at LEAST 50kW. XEDD-AM DOBLE-D MONTEMORELOS 800.0kHz 01826 TELEFONOS EN EL ESTUDIO: 3435898 3435998. I'll keep listening until they give the power! [Wiseblood-TX1] + 1900 9/12 program of "musica romantica", many ID's "El doble-D", TC's. 2000+ "Classic Hit music", Eagles "Hotel California", Latin classic hits, VERY STRONG at TIMES but LOTS OF NIGHTIME SELECTIVE FADING/ FREQUENCY DISTORTION! [Wiseblood-TX1] + OCT. 26 1657-1730 Very good signal in Brownsville from this suburban Monterrey station on a relatively new frequency, using this slogan between songs. Had full ID at 1730. [Callarman-TX1] + 1300 using 2 slogans "La Super PESASDA & EL DOBLE-D". If I am not mistaken, I believe I heard the power as "CIEN-MIL WATTS de POTENCIA". This would be 100,000 watts! Would it need special permission from either the FCC [being 150 miles from the BORDER] or the Mexican Regulatory agency? Since its DAYTIME SIGNAL will clearly cover much of SOUTH TEXAS. and what about cochannel XEROK at night? It is SUPER STRONG here near Brownsville, with musica Ranchera/norteña, many ID's, TC's, mentions of Montemorelos. [WisebloodTX1] XEGX Queretaro, Queretaro. 2030 CDT 9/12 end of Spanish taped religious program [from the U.S, faith healer Dr. Richard H???.], then man anouncer in Spanish with slogan" Fiesta Mexicana", taped announcement with ID by woman in Spanish, Mexican regional music/norteña/ranchera, each letter repeated twice in the call "X-X-E-EG-G-X-X" as if there were an echo!, power given as "5 mil watts de potencia", APPARENTLY ANOTHER POWER UPGRADE for the IRCA MEXICAN LOG! [Wiseblood-TX1] XEZR Zaragoza, Coahuila. MAR 12 0205-0400, fairly good signal in almost complete XEROK null on new frequency, from 850. Plays very lively music, neither norteña nor ranchera [I still havn't learned all I need to know to approach Kevin Redding or David Gleason in musical knowledge] with frequent announcements by both man and woman, apparently live, plus production ID. At 0401:30, I got good tape on the production ID by a male announcer, transcribed thus: "Radio con frecuencia en aire [one word missing] ochocientos kioherz, dos mil wats de poder, transmisiondes de Zaragosa, Coahuila, México, XEZ?, la [pramesa?] de Coahuila, localización Zaragoza 505 Sur Alto, Apartado Postal 26-85-50, de Organización Radiofónica del Norte." The fourth letter in the call on the production ID was slurred, sounded like "ekko", but an ad-libbed ID by the woman announcer at 0325:30 was clearly "XEZR." Street address coincides with XEZR's in Medios Publicitarios Mexicanas; WRTH gives only an "Apartado 17" address. ORdN is licensee for XEZR. 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Randy Stewart questions why a station would move from 850 onto XEROK's frequency, and the only reason I can think of is that 2 kw. On 800 would have a better chance than 1 kw on 850 of getting into Piedras Negras/Eagle Pass 35 miles away where XEIK runs 5 kw on 830. Zaragosa's population is less than 13,000; Piedras Negras' is more than 128,000. [Callarman-TX] + 0400:30Z 05SEP02 o/u XEROK with the same recorded ID announcement John Callarman reported in IDXD Vol 69:23 this past spring 12MAR02 0401:30Z....didn't get all the announcement but what I could make out was exactly the same except no mention of "dos mil wats de poder" was heard. I also heard the fourth letter of the call as "garble" but clear "Zaragosa, Coahuila, México" and "Organazicon Radiofonica del Norte". Thanks to John C. for the transcription! [Winkelman-OK] + OCT 7 0400 - Song just ending, then canned ID: "Radio...frecuencia en AM...800 kilohertz ....transmitiendo desde Zaragoza, Coahuila, México. XEZR, La Traviesa [?] de Coahuila, Localizacion Zaragoza 505 Sur Altos, Apartado [sic] Postal 26450, de Organizacion Radiofonica del Norte". Unabridged SS dictionary shows several meanings for "traviesa," the most likely here being "lively". It could also mean "naughty"! The 26450 is actually the Codigo Postal [Zip Code], not "Apartado Postal" [PO Box]. After ID, M ancr mentioned something about La Hora Nacional and then repeated the studio address. I'm reasonably sure I copied it correctly. Into mx at 0403 and soon faded under XEROK. I was hearing 3 SS stations on 800 and monitored for over 2 hours before XEZR cooperated with an ID. Generally under XEROK; very rough copy in null of local KLDC; New here, XE #188. [Wilkins-CO] + The production announcement played often by a male announcer goes: "Radio con frecuencia en aire ...... ochocientos kiloherz, dos mil wats de poder, transmisiondes de Zaragoza, Coahuila, XEZ*, la pramesa[?] de Coahuila, localización Zaragoza 505 Sur Alto, Apartado Postal 26-85-50 de Organización Radiofónica del Norte." I could not distinguish the fourth letter in the call, as it sounded like, in the mail announcer's voice, "echo". But earlier in the tape, when the female announcer gave the call, it was clearly XEZR ... so this one has moved from 850 to 800. [Callarman-TX] UNID 0503Z 05SEP02 noted a very weak instrumental MxNA under XEROK. I've also noted over the past few months of recording overnite that a lot of the Mexican's I'm hearing have ID'd at :02 past the hour rather than at the top of the hour, including XEROK R. Canon. Any other Corazoners noticing this? This must be a relatively common practice or are the clocks in Mexico 2 minutes slow? [Winkelman-OK] + Nov. 11, 0519-0601 I was frustrated by a very strong signal in XEROK's null, best I've ever heard a second station on this frequency. It played popular Latin tunes like "La Sierra Ciela," "Te Quiero" and "Amigo de la Luna," as identified by the announcer, but played no commercials and gave no production IDs during the time I monitored the frequency. The announcer gave the song titles and artists, time check and temperature between every other song, segueing in packages of two songs. I was able to change the antenna setting to get distinctly different programming from XEROK, with its usual music, jabber and production IDs, but at about 0558, my target station's fade and the closing of XEROK's null blended so well, I didn't realize it had happened. Took good notes on XEROK's announcement that the preceding program was "La Hora de Musca* Records" *phonetically, with a Denver, Colo., address, apparently sponsoring the airing of its offerings. The record company's website was given as www.muscarecords.com, and then came big production XEROK ID while faintly in the background was heard a choral version of the Mexican National Anthem. Unless previously identified XEGX has again changed its slogan [It was "Fiesta Mexicana" when I heard it last spring] and extended its hours past its previous 0500 sign/off, the mystery station wasn't XEGX. I did get a week slogan ID from presumably XEQT-Veracruz after XEGX signed off last spring, but couldn't tell if this was the same station or not. [Callarman-TX] XEFW Tampico, Tamaulipas. 1209 GMT 11/25/01 VG w/full call ID in passing Midwesterners should give this a try in the early AM. Look for more contemporary SS music here...much more modern that Tennessee's "La Sabrosita" [Loy-IL] + JAN 10 1218 - OC appeared suddenly at 1218 drowning out an other XE that was here earlier. "Radio Estrella, Grupo Fe y Esperanza." [Hall-FL3] + 02MAR 0106Z loud in the clear in WHB null with call ID and mentions of Tampico [Winkelman-OK] + 8/22 1100+ OC obliterating freq. until instrumental anthem at 1104, quick ID and full call into music. S9+10 signal all alone. [Loy-IL] + 11/21 Tuned to Mexican anthem in progress at 1200, announcement, then two very modern-sounding songs, and two very clear XEFW IDs and Tampico mention. New here. [Loy-IL] XEHT Huamantla, Tlaxcala. 23SEP02 0400, found a great phase null on WHB last evening around 0345Z, revealing a couple of Spanish language stations bubbling away. Started Total Recorder "just in case" and at 0400Z out of the ether comes "eh-kees eh ah-cheh tay Radio Huamantla" by a woman, weak but clear. Followed by more talk by the woman, a brief organ music bridge, then Spanish talk by what sounded like a very young girl then faded down by 0402Z. One of only *two* stations in Tlaxcala state listed in Mexican Log! [Winkelman-OK] XERI Reynosa, Tamaulipas. La Rey 8-10 AM, OCT 26 0012+ This station uses several different voices, male and female, and mucho drums and electronic zaps between musical selections. Also drops in "Realmente Música" name from time to time. One full ID taped at 2201 OCT 26 was very heavily echoed and double-voiced, with "XERI" call letters imposed over other words, partly in English: "There's only one Ra-Ra-Radio station, Radio Rey, Radio Rey, broadcasting from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Radio Rey." I had identified slogan as "La R-I" when I pulled this through with mucho QRM in Krum, but local monitoring makes "La Rey" clear to my old ears. [Callarman-TX1]

810 XERSV Ciudad Obregon, Chihuahua. 11/12 1753 playing only banda music, the Mexican music played with tubas and German polka style. At 1750 got the Radio Alegria [Happy Radio] slogan. [New and #610] [Redding-AZ] 810 XEUX Tuxpan, Nayarit. Nov 24 0810+ Mixing with WOR with music, several "La Tremenda" recorded IDs, heard another "La .....ia" in there but couldn't pull it out. New here. [Loy-IL] + 0520 12/30 playing a variety of music, mariachi, a tropical song, ballads. Uses the slogan La Tremenda. QRMed by KGO which was down in the mud due to AU CX. Got 0531 BoH ID. New. [Redding-AZ] 810 UNID 7:30-7:45pm CST; 0130-0145 UTC 11/19/01. I'm hearing on 810, occasionally atop WHB & many others, a "Radio Mundial" with a program called "Futbol de primera!" Seems to be a roundup of international soccer, as they keep promoting "internacionales" and "futbol del mundo"... It loops southeast. They were also playing a Spanish-language version of the current Budweiser jingle ["This is for da people in my neighbahood--they help me thru tha day, make me feel good... this Bud's for you... and you and you and you..." etc.]. Now, the only Radio Mundial I have listed is 10kW HOG in Panama City... be a helluva catch if them! This is my first tryout of the Quantum QX Pro loop--just arrived this afternoon. Any other suggestions? [Stewart-MO] + At 1724 PST [2/23], at local SSS, mixing with KGO, preumably XERSV, Ciudad Obregon, Sonora with "musica vallenata/Colombiana", SS woman with announcements. CX do look very promising tonight! At 1755 heard SS on 870, looping toward Las Vegas, "musica romantica", heard jingle sung by woman "Recuerdo", remote broadcast by man talking from a Nissan car dealer!, mentions of "Radio Recuerdo 8-70", undoubtedly KLSQ Laughlin, NV finally heard here. [Wiseblood-CA] + MAR 23 0508 - Slogan "La Frecuencia de hoy" clearly caught on tape. Seemed to mention 10kW. [Hall-AZ2] 820 XEBA Guadalajara, Jalisco. 0704 9/2 SP man with announcements, slogan "La Consentida", into kids program with "romper-room" type music, one song was called "La Patita". [Wiseblood-TX1] + 0642 9/12 TC by man in Spanish "6 y 39 minutos en la Consentida". local announcements & birthday greetings "Las Mañanitas", talking about heavy rain in Guadalajara; musica Polka/ranchera [Wiseblood-TX1] 820 XEMVS Mexicali, BCN. is nightly here. When WBAP is nulled, the loop points right at XEMVS. Last official logging here was at 0658 UTC on Oct 29, 2001. XEMVS had a full ID, mentioned "MVS Radio" affiliate and 1500 watts. They played ballads/vocals. [Knight-CO] + Jan 25 1348 with raucous XE rock; "Nostalgia 820" slogans, which certainly did not fit the music. Also noted Jan 30 about the same time with romantic NOS vocals, slogan "Nostalgia 820, Leyendas de la buena musica". Always excellent here in the morning, seemingly on full power long before Mexicali sunrise. [Wilkins-CO] + 25 Jan 1348 UTC - Strong with XE rock; "Nostalgia Ocho Veinte" slogans. The raucous rock somehow didn't seem to match the slogan. [Wilkins-CO] + Jan 29 1210 - Followed this in a partial phase null of WBAP, Dallas, from 1210 until 1350, 30 minutes after local dawn here. As noted on other mornings, a the pre-dawn program is a romantica music program hosted by a female announcer. During most of program, music is only interrupted occasionally by a brief mention of the program name as '... Romantica.' Finally, an audible legal ID at 1231 and others at 1255 and 1326. There was only one ad string during the entire 100 minutes. Tough copy all the way, but I finally nailed this one with help from several of the Corazon DX crowd. [Bryant-OK] + 3/11 1427 Playing lots of Nortena and using a new slogan, "La Candente" is what it sounds like. I can't tell you want it is because I don't know the word "Candente". [Redding-AZ] + MAR 21 1630 - Slogan is now "La Candente." Announces 3kW. Format is a bizarre mix of music and obscure motivational talk. [Hall-CA1] + 1218 UTC 8/24. "La Candente" slogans, XE covers of US pops. The old NOS format was much better, with nice trio numbers from the 50's, etc. Fine signal, no QRM. [Wilkins-CO] + heard at 1318 UTC on Sep 7 with Ranchera tunes, "La Candente" slogans. Heard at exactly the same time a couple of weeks ago with pop music. Format change or maybe just different music on different days? Excellent signal, with no sign of WBAP, which I could have nulled, anyway. Was also hearing another SS station under XEMVS, looped pretty much due south - possibly XESB Santa Barbara, which would be a new one. [Wilkins-CO] 830 XEIK Piedras Negras, Coahuila. Jan 26 1235 - Very good in phase null of WCCO, with multiple mentions of 'La Nortenita' slogan. I also noted a second SS signal beneath 'IK.'. [Bryant-OK] + 13 Oct 1118 UTC - Noted with "La Mas Perrona en la Frontera, 8-30 AM" slogan and ads. Looks like "La Perrona" is the hottest new phrase in the XE radio world. [Wilkins-CO] 830 XEITE México, DF. I'm listening to 830 right now [9/2], live from México DF, they're playing Spanish and US lightpop and disco music tonight. The new slogan is "Radio Cantar[?], 8-30 AM", every once in a while I heard they say "Radio Garibaldi", at 2200 CDT they gave the calls very clearly "X-E-I-T-E, ....con 10mil watts de potencia". [Gleason] + The slogan is "RADIO CAPITAL", and the YL says "Radio Capital, 8-30 AM", playing lots of US Classic hit music now at 2232 CDT. [Wiseblood-TX1] 830 XELA México, DF. FEB 13 0500 - Strong in WCCO null with classical piano music and "XELA, Buena Musica, desde la Ciudad de México." They play four Big Ben chimes between most musical numbers. XE #80 and Mexico City #28, leaving five tough regionals. [Francis-TN]

830 XELN Linares, Nuevo Leon. Super Llegadora, OCT 27 1510-1531 Local DJ takes phone calls and makes dedications. Listener can hear him talk, but not the caller. Generous with "Super Llegadora" slogan, AM and FM, and local commercials. [Callarman-TX1] + 27MAR02 0325Z "La Super Llagadora" slogan strong on top in WCCO phase null, followed by "noventa cinco punto tres FM, ocho trienta AM." [Winkelman-OK] 830 XEVQ Navolato, Sinaloa. OCT 7 0236 - Local ads; canned ID at the odd time of 0238 giving call, address [per WRTH], power [5000 watts], slogan ["La Grande de Sinaloa"] and "Grupo ACIR". Then a PSA, an ad, and a fade...Generally fair - no sign of pest XEIK lately. [Wilkins-CO] 830 UNID 0459Z 02MAR02 brought an instrumental MxNA mixing with suspected XEIK 0602Z 02MAR02 probable XEIK with choral MxNA then "Ocho ciento trienta" and "Estudio W" mentions loud and clear but no call heard. Suspect the "Estudio W" was a program name. I was hoping to hear some classical music from XELA but nothing heard all nite. 1200Z 02MAR had a weak choral MxNa and 1202Z 02MAR had an instrumental MxNA but both too weak to hear any detail. [Winkelman-OK] + 0501Z 24MAR02 choral MxNA even with another Spanish-speaker, off at 0503:20 leaving a jumble of SS, WCCO, Cuba's "RR" and WBAP-820 splatter. None of my references show a Mexican on 830 s/off at 0500. I am *presuming* this was a station signing off. Any ideas? 0603Z 24MAR02 choral MxNA u/WCCO weakly, again nothing noted either before or after the MxNA that would give a clue. 0703Z 24MAR02 Spanish-speaker with 3 mentions of "Estadio W" and "ocho trienta" in rapid succession, heard mention of "futbol" in the Spanish talk immediately following the slogan. 1158Z 24MAR02 choral MxNA in progress as recording started, then at 1159 as the MxNA ended: "Esta es eh-kees eh ee tay eh, ah eh-meh, Estadio W, ocho trienta". Fred Cantu's website shows 830 in Mexico City as XEITE with the slogan "Estadio W", the CIRT site shows 830 as XELA, the tvradioworld site shows 830 in Mexico City still as XELA but with sports programming. The XELA website www.xela.com.mx is still active and indicating classical music programs. So it would appear that 830 in Mexico City is now XEITE ex-XELA, most likely with sports programming as I heard no music of any kind during any recording period overnite, only Spanish talk. Reviewing my notes from my 02MAR02 overnite recording on 830, I noted "EstadioW" in the 0600Z and 0700Z recording periods but no call letters heard. It would seem that this call change has occurred quite recently. Dave Gleason, do you have any contacts in the Mexico City broadcasting community that could shed light on this apparent call letter change? Would appreciate any Corazoners that can effectively null WCCO checking this out to verify what I heard. [Winkelman-OK] 840 XEFG Celaya, Guanajuato. "Radio Pachanga" 5/27 2108. Woman announcer in Spanish w/"Saludos",TC, mentions of Celaya, Mexican popular music. [Wiseblood-TX] 840 XEXXX Tamazula, Jalisco. 0711 CDT 10/15 "Fiesta Mexicana" jingle, musica ranchera. [Wiseblood-TX1] + 0709 9/2 SP man announcer, slogan "Fiesta Mexicana", musica ranchera, ads, PSA. [Wiseblood-TX1] 840 UNID 0418 Mixing with WHAS w/SS and EE vocals, "La Musical..." [Redding-AZ] 850 XEM Chihuahua, Chihuahua 7/13 0430 playing ballads then a woman announcing the calls and slogan "Radio Exitos" then back to ballads. Not only was the music nice, it was over KOA in an unusual night with much propagation from the south. [Redding-AZ] + NOV 10 0305 strongest heard here in KOA null with "Radio Exitos" slogan after slow, romantic ranchera vocal. Taped again 0314-0316 with Radio Exitos slogan and production announcement with kids' voices. [Callarman-TX] + 1211 GMT 11/25/01 in KOA null...call ID and "Radio Exitos" amongst music...finally something other than KEYH here. [Loy-IL] 850 XEUS Hermosillo, Sonora. 11/3 with New Age music. [Redding-AZ1] 850 XEZF Mexicali, BCN. Nov 2 0125 - Fair signal, Spanish, ranchera and banda [heavy on trumpets] music, several 'La Super Banda' slogans between songs, '...de Mexicali' mentioned. Local KOA nulled! New! XE#77. [Knight-CO] 850 UNID 0429Z 10MAR02 nice SS vocal mx in KOA phase null, then "Esta es XEM R. Exitos ocho cincuenta [garble]" into more vocal mx. IRCA log lists them as 0200 s/off. [Winkelman-OK] 860 XECCN Cancun, Quintana Roo. FEB 25 0430 - Fair; "Escucha se[?] XECCN Radio Caribe" and piano instrumental music in CJBC null. [It doesn't solve my XEDAQ UNID, but at least now I know that XECCN didn't change call letters.] [Conti-NH] 860 XEMO Tijuana, BCN. 1338 2/13, in jumble with ranchera tunes, "La Poderosa" slogans; ads 1345. Another one that's pretty regular that needs a good reception report. Still looking for XENL, which everyone but me has logged. [Wilkins-CO] + 1228 UTC 8/24. Canned ID, poor in QRM: "XEMO, La Poderosa, 8-60 AM desde Tijuana, México..." and into a ranchera tune. Fair/poor with fading and KMVP/KARS QRM. [Wilkins-CO] + 1300 Oct 4 with slow XE anthem, canned "La Poderosa" slogan at 1301:45 and into a variety of music to 1311, when YL ancr gave a PDT time check. Generally fair, o/u QRM. [Wilkins-CO] + Nov 6 0353 - Spanish, very good signal with música romántica, ID: 'Bien! Escuchamos a Los 'Babies' aquí en La Poderosa, Radio 86', PST Time check, mentioned 'Baja California'. [Knight-CO] + DEC 13 1345 - Variety of XE music; local ads, "La Poderosa" slogans; XE anthem at 1403, followed by ID, PST time check, and more music. Fair, mixing with others. [Wilkins-CO] 860 XENL Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Feb 21 1245 - Have followed this station on 860 for over a week of TOH recordings, too. Listed sched. of 1200-0600 appears to be accurate. Although I did catch two full IDs, this station

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In spite of its proximity, still have never gotten enough to send a reception report to them. [Wilkins-CO] + Feb 21 1226 - Have followed this station for a week of all night TOH recording before finally nailing a full ID at 1228. This station usually present here weakly in the phase null of KKOW, Pittsburg, KS. Often is mixing with a second Mexican All Nighter, as yet UNIDentified. XEZOL runs National Anthemns at aprox. 0700 and 1300. [Bryant-OK] + OCT 26 0000 - End of news pgm "Al Dia," followed by canned ID, which was garbled, but did note call, city, and power [1000 watts]. Fair signal but QRM from several. [Wilkins-CO] + DEC 28 1337 - Presumed with talk on traffic problems in the area. MST time check and "Ocho Sesenta AM" slogan. [Wilkins-CO] UNID 0303 2/14 - Ranchera vocals, UTC-6 time checks, "Radio Desmar[?], con mucho sabor" IDs set to raygun sound effects. This canned ID was heard several times. 0400 - Venezuela national anthem heard in the mix. 0445 through 0515 - Classic rock [Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen, David Bowie] with long announcements between each selection in Spanish backed by a flute instrumental theme song. 0600 - Mexico national anthem and ID, "Transmite XEDAQ..." [I'm 99% sure those are the call letters I heard.] My guess is Cancun, Mexico. I've received Cancun on 860 here before, but as Radio Caribe XECCN. Perhaps a call letter change? [Conti-NH] XEAMO[t] Irapuato, Guanajuato. Jan 26 1230 - Believe that this is the station present in the WWL phase null several recent pre-dawns. The station runs almost Continuous commentarios as it peaks around 1230. Believe I've heard 'AMO' or 'Amor' and did hear 'en Irapuato' several times during reception on 1/31. Also, multiple mentions of nearby Jalisco state. Fair to poor signal. [Bryant-OK] XETAR Guachochi, Chihuahua. Feb 1 0100 - I noted this station in the phase null of WWL at 4:45 local time [1:10 before local sunset] Much of the time, signal was too poor to really copy. However, it peaked to clear audibility at 0101 for a call letter-only sign-off and into choral National Anthem. OC for two minutes after Anthem then left the air. Very pleased to catch this daytimer. It should be possible for anyone in SW who can hear and null WWL by 0100. [Bryant-OK] + 0714 9/2 local announcements by woman in SP, slogan "La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara". [Wiseblood-TX1] + OCT 5 1206 - XE anthem, interrupted by xmsn breaks and scratches; then usual tri-lingual sign-on [SS and 2 Indian langs], with M&W alternating. "La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara". Good in null of local TIS. [Wilkins-CO] XEAAA Guadalajara, Jalisco. 0703 8/27 SP woman with taped slogan/ID "La Triple-A 8-80 en Guadalajara, Jalisco con 20 mil watts de potencia" 870 XETAR Guachochi, CHIHUAHUA; 0709 8/27 taped SP Woman with announcements "La Voz, La Palabra, de los indigenas, La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara", brief fiddle music and a few words by Man in Indian language. [Wiseblood-TX1] XEEM Rio Verde, San Luis Potosi. 0759 9/6 ID by man in Spanish, "Este es X-E-E-M con 1-mil watts de potencia en San Luis Potosi", slogan "La M, La Mexicana!", musica norteña. [Wiseblood-TX1] XEPNK Los Mochis, Sinaloa. 9/27 0433 Good to very good atop another SS speaker with "Viva México" song and "Canal 88" slogans, ments. of Sinaloa. First new XE since last year's bumper crop. [Loy-IL] + 0235 Sep 18 with Oldies program notes; MDT TC ["8:35"], phone dedication, slogan "Canal 88 La Super Estacion". Fair, mixing with 2 other XE's and an EE Relig stn. [Wilkins-CO] + OCT 24 0315-0405 ­ Spanish, poor to very good signal with English AC music, mostly from the mid 80's, PSAs from "La Secretaría de Energía" and from "Sistema Nacional de Salud", ad for an electronic gazeta on the internet, the announcer took a few phone calls, many "Super Oldies" slogans. At 0405UTC: "8-80 presentó Super Oldies", then full ID with call sign, mention of "Los Mochis", gave address and slogans "La Super" and "La Superestación". I went to the station web page [http://www.oirmochis.com.mx/canal88.htm] and found that they have a program called "Super Oldies" from 2000 to 2100 local time. Great format! [Knight-CO] + By 0145 10/28 XEPNK was in reasonably with Los Mochis ads and a " Canal 88" ID. [Kazaross-IL] + was in around 0100ish w/ Canal 88 and La Super Estacion ID's. I think the other SS under it sounded Cuban. Was also in well Sunday prior to La Hora Nacional. At that time is was relaying 650 w/ La Ley mentions and mentions of Los Mochis. Have heard them do that when I lived in CA. [Kazaross-IL] + at very good levels with EE AC [rock] music from the 1980's. Their slogan is "Super Oldies" during this program which is an hour long [0300 to 0400UTC]. The station web site [and schedule] is http://www.oirmochis.com.mx/canal88.htm. [Knight-CO]

880 XETC Torreon, Coahuila. Program notes, then soft-voiced YL with ID: "Tu conexion es con XETC EStereo Mayran. Estamos en el 880 amplitud modulada. Contamos con diez mil wats de potencia..,." then WRTH address. Program "Contacto" followed at 1301 UTC 11/6/01. [Wilkins-CO] + Feb 6 1325 UTC, with ads, YL with news, wx at 1328, then sports, then program notes and Coke ad at 1330. TC at 1332 for "7:29" and then into talk segment of program. Generally fair in KRVN null. [Wilkins-CO] 880 XEV Chihuahua, Chihuahua. "XERFR, 970 AM" [XEV Chihuahua], with weak but clear ID 0800 3/17, for second night in a row. Underneath I am hearing some religious music "Ave Maria" for the first time this morning. Phasing the two wires was not getting at this, so I am only using the SWW wire. The NWW wire is thick with CHQT [now a pest, in the search for KHAC!]. [Renfrew-NY] + 0228 UTC Sep 10. Programming from "Radio Formula, Cadena Nacional". ID at 0259:45 mentions "cinco mil watts". Strong here, sounded more like the listed 20,000 watts. [Wilkins-CO] 880 UNID MxNA at 1251 as the third SS down in a stack. No possibility of an ID. There is only one "late" sign-on listed, XEEM in Rio Verde, SAN LUIS POTOSÍ. However, it could be a MST zone 24 hour station playing their obligatory NA. The others were likely XEPNK [reported by several of us as almost a pest [though not me] and XETC in Juarez, heard by Wilkins last year. No one has reported a MxNA at around 1300 on this channel. [Bryant-OK] 890 XEBY Tuxpan, Veracruz. JAN 10 1210 - Fair-good "La Consentida" female announcer with call-in program. [HallFL3] + At 1625 8/02, noted XEBY-890 from Tuxpan, Veracruz alone on frequency with cochannel semi-local pest KVOZLaredo OFF THE AIR TODAY! XEBY playing Mexican regional/cumbia/norteña format, M ancr with TC, gave out telephone number for requests, and the new slogan: "La Super-Consentida" [ex La Consentida"]. [WisebloodTX1] +t 0100-0400 8/25 possibly Wiseblood's XEBY, Veracruz, occasionally rising through Progreso w/ XE-cumbias, no annts whatsoever copied when audible. 0355 had vocal XE NA. Big open carrier popping onto channel occasionally also for a few minutes at a time, no idea who that would be. [Crawford-FL] 890 XENZ Culiacan, Sinaloa. 4/7 0350 with ID and slogan, La Voz del Sinaloa into a woman singing baladas. New. [Redding-AZ] + 11/3 1917 with ads for local lawyers and asking for victims of sexual crimes. [new.] [Redding-AZ1] + 11/10 0400. Fair in null of local TIS with full ID: "Esta es XENZ, 890 AM, La Sinaloense, diez mil wats de potencia, transmitiendo desde Av. Lazaro Cardenas 750 Sur Altos, Local I-1, Plaza Palacio, Culiacan, Sinaloa, México. La Sinaloense, 890 AM." [Wilkins-CO] 890 UNID Heard the Mexican NA in WLS phase null last evening [1/4/02] at 2300 CST, weak and fadey, gone at 2302:30. 7th ed Mexican log lists XEFRT in Chiapas s/off at that time [0500Z]. Any Corazoners ever log this one?? Would be quite a catch, particularly with listed nite power of 1kw, not a bad catch even on listed 10kw day power. [Winkelman-OK] + 1237-1250 2/2. Spanish rock music in phased null of WLS until faded it out. [Moore] + 0458Z 08MAR02 choral MxNA in progress as the recording started mixed in w/another SS station, probably R. Progreso-Cuba and traces of nulled WLS. XEFTS-Chiapas is listed in the IRCA log as s/off at 0500. The TOH recordings 0600-1100 had only KVOZ/R. Progreso/WLS. 1200Z 08MAR02 heard an XE call and slogan way under KVOZ music. No MxNA heard thru the end of the recording at 1207. I've sent a clip to Mike Hawk for posting to the audio help page on the Corazon website. I'd appreciate the help and opinion of others in the group on this. I *think* this is XEFTS-Chiapas, R. Frontera. [Winkelman-OK] 900 XEOK Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. OCT 5 1159 - REL program just ending; canned ID at 1200 "Radio Acir, transmite para ti con diez mil wats de potencia. XEOK, Radio Acir..." followed by address which agrees with WRTH except Zip sounds like 65130. Into another REL program at 1201. Good with KPOF-910 slop. [Wilkins-CO] + Heard for 3rd time this week 10/10 with REL programming. Must be their fulltime format. [Wilkins-CO] + DEC 3 0140-0203 ­ well under XEW/WB most of the time, with news/talk-type programming, possibly a call in show. Miraculously came up way over XEW at ID time, though! Full ID 0200 mentioning "Radio Acir, Las Noticias de Hoy" and "Monterrey, Nuevo Leon." Then a program intro, "X-E-O-K, Grupo Acir, presenta `Salusalde [??-- that's what it sounded like after numerous tape replays anyway]'..." evidently a call-in show because they gave phone numbers that were impossible to decipher through XEW/XEWB echo. New log for me. [Stewart-MO] 900 XEW México, DF. Legal ID at 10/27/01 0201 UTC. Didn't get it all but address announced didn't sound like what's in WRTH 2000. Also mentioned were XEWA-540 [S.L.P.], XEWA-540 [Monterrey], and XEWB-900 Veracruz, so the flagship station thinks that all 3 of these are still in operation. [Wilkins-CO] +w/XEWB Veracruz JAN 12 0208 - Both stations together with noticeable delay between them. Lengthy discussion of food product awards. [Hall-FL3] +w/XEWB Veracruz APR 20 0250 - Good; woman with telephone talk, heavy echo indicating reception of both XEW and XEWB? Over R.Progreso Cuba. [Conti-NH] 900 XEWB Veracruz, Veracruz. DEC 3 0140 ­ never logged this relay officially before, mostly because it isn't usually as strong as it is this evening. Distinct echo on XEW's programming. Noted while trying to ID XEOK [see below]. Anyway, new log. [Stewart-MO]

920 XEHQ Hermosillo, Sonora. 2/10 0406. Spanish. Mostly poor signal, but some very good peaks with ranchera music and "La Mejor" slogans. [Knight-AZ] + 1207 UTC 8/24. A not-very-detailed canned ID in progress, along with "La Mejor" slogan. Vocal music followed. Fair signal. [Wilkins-CO] + Banda music to UTC 10/27/01 0401 ID: "XEHQ, La Mejor, 920 AM, transmitiendo con 5000 wats de potencia desde Yani[?] No. 5, Colonia San Benito, Hermosillo, Sonora, México. Telefono....una estacion mas de MVS Radio"; then more XE vocals. The call letters actually sounded like XEACQ, rather than XEHQ ["ah-say-coo" vs. "ah-chay-coo"], but hard to tell at this distance. Definitely not XEBH, though. A new slogan and new network for your database, Chris. BTW, the final version of the new IRCA Mexican Log log looks excellent! [Wilkins-CO] + Nov 11 0547 - Spanish, Very good peaks with ranchera music and 'La Mejor' slogans. New! XE #80 frrom Fort Lupton! [Knight-CO] + NOV 19 1212 - Turned on the rig, which had been left on 920 from the previous day, and was immediately treated to the XE anthem at the odd time of 1212 UTC, followed by sign-on and usual data: call letters, "La Mejor" slogan, 5000 watts, Grupo MVS, studios at Yanez 5, Colonia San Benito. A 1-minute "La Radio es primera" promo followed. Fair. [Wilkins-CO] 920 XEMJ Piedres Negras. Coahuila. La Coqueta, OCT 27 2023-2100 [off and on] During 1012 break, heard first mention of this new slogan "La Coqueta," commercials, and CIRT mention; sexy-voiced girl whispers "La Coqueta" at 2045; station segues music often; commercial string at 2059 included promo for night program, "Noches Bohemias en XEMJ" fútbol promo, "La Coqueta" again mentioned during full ID. [Callarman-TX1] 920 XERCA Torreon, Coahuila. Nov 1 0237 - Spanish, fair signal, ads, ID: 'XERCA 9-20 kilohertz 5 mil watts de potencia, XHRCA 102.7 megahertz 10 mil watts de potencia...sintonia...Estéreo Joya'. [Knight-CO] 920 UNID NOV 10 0445-0530 Checked periodically on this Chihuahua frequency to see if I could pull out something between Ronnie Reagan on KARN and the Spanish news-talker from the Houston area. At times, there was a dominant signal with ranchera music, but I could not drag out anything useful to help identify this one. [CallarmanTX] 930 XEU Veracruz, Verazruz. JAN 10 1203 - Very good with ID by man, promo for 1:00pm newscast "El noticiero de la una", possible slogan "lider en informacion local". [Hall-FL3] + 0955 8/2 organ muzak, then "La U de Veracruz" sung jingle, SP M Z-5 TC, into piano music, fair over Reloj. Reloj carrier has been rather warbly here past few days. [Crawford] + OCT 26 1851 Nice music on this station and slogan "La U de Veracruz, Novoscientos-Treinta, Amplitud Modulada" ID given often. It would be program quality in Brownsville if it were not for XERKS adjacent channel QRM, though it's quite a ways down the coast. Oddly, this station was dominant on the car radio about 1000 OCT 25 as I started the trip at Krum. The only Mexican I'd previously identified from Krum on this frequency was XEQS. [Callarman-TX1] 940 UNID 1933 4/1/01 Christian norten~a music, weak, no ideas about this one. [Crawford-TX] 940 XEBJ? Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas. 0500 with solid ID. Ads for baseball on the radio and a mechanic who is a sponsor. Uses the slogan Radio Exitos. [new.] [Redding-AZ] 940 XEQ México, DF. mixing with presumed XEYJ 4/18. Q relying on "Enamorada 9-40" as a slogan quite a bit, while YJ is reported with "ee-hota" and "Mexicana". [Loy-IL] + APR 20 0200 - Good; "Enamorada 940, música para recordar... Televisa Radio," and romantic music. [Conti-NH] 940 XERKS Reynosa, Tamaulipas. La Poderosa, OCT 26 0357-0400+ This station is the Mexican equivalent of U.S. contemporary Christian stations, with modern music with Christian themes. TOH ID includes "Transmitiende un mensaje de Díos." [Callarman-TX1] + 11/3 1922. Slogan La Poderosa. [new.] [Redding-AZ1] 940 XEWV Mexicali, BCN. 2/10 0202. Spanish. Good peaks with "Fiesta Mexicana" slogans, into Mexican pop music, PST [-1 hr] TC! "Cinco con 9 minutos". Hrd call letter ID at 0305 recheck an hour later along with slogan. [KnightAZ] 940 XEYJ Nueva Rosita, Coahuila. MAR 25 0457 - "Y-J La Mexicana... 15kW... desde Nueva Rosita. La Y-J Mexicana, Organizacion Radiofonica del Norte." ex-950. [Hall-AZ3] + 0448 Sep 8 with a restaurant ad, "Y-J Mexicana" slogan. Good sig. [Wilkins-CO] + 11/4 0500 [utc] coming out of "La Hora Nacional" with slogan "Solo, Lo Mejor, Nueve Quarenta" playing Mexican AC and then ID at 0507. Equis Ehh Ye Hota. These guys were on 950 but moved recently. Primera Vez. [Redding-AZ] + OCT 27 2213 Taped slogan "Nueva Cuarenta AM, Y-J Mexicana, Esta es Radio Todo Exitos." Nueva Rosita, Zaragoza, Muzquiz and Sabinas are part of Piedras Negras market. [Callarman-TX1] 950 XEPB Hermosillo, Sonora. 2/10 0358. Spanish. Good signal with "Radio Amor" slogan, then full ID, into musica romántica. [Knight-AZ] 960 XEHK Guadalajara, Jalisco. Nov 27 0953-1003+ All alone with some fades, but at times eerily steady and listenable. Very smooth transitions with several different "AH-cheh KAH" jingles. One was by all women, one all men, one with an electronic voice. New here and big surprise. [Loy-IL] 960 XEK Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. 04/17, Nice full ID at 2300 on top of the channel. [Niven-TX] + 3:30 AM CT 9/25 XEK atop freq, many songs in a row leading to ID @ 4:07, call ID and jingle. [Loy-IL]

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[Wilkins-CO] + Nov 6 0245 - Excellent signal, Spanish, ranchera and banda music, 'La Tradición Mexicana' slogans, call letter IDs. [Knight-CO] + "Nueve Cuarenta," NOV 10 0439 Buoyed by strength of XEFV's signal, I dropped to this frequency and found XEJ strong in usually hard-to-null Fort Worth station's wake. Good ID taped from this old standby in the Panhandle from the '60s, often heard in Southern Illinois. [Callarman-TX] XEO Matomoros, Tamaulipas. Radio Gallito, OCT 25 1900+ This mostly music station, with lots of local commercial strings, retains the Gallito slogan. I did not hear a rooster crow, though, during the times I tuned across 970. I haven't been able to hear this one in KHVN null at Krum. [Callarman-TX1] + heard at 4:15 PM with decent signals, "X E O 970 AM" ID. [Ponder-TX] XERFR México, DF. JAN 11 1157 - XE anthem and ID. [Hall-FL3] UNID Noted with XE NA at 1200 UTC 8/24. Probably XEJ. [Wilkins-CO] XENR Nueva Rosita, Coahuila. 0430 Sep 8 with PSA from Secretaria de Energia, couple of call ID's, time check for "11:33," temp. check at 29 degrees, then a mx request from an Ojinaga [CHIH] resident. [Wilkins-CO] XEQO Cosamaloapan, Verazruz. JAN 11 0228 - Time checks, ad for Superfarmacia Rio Verde. Announcer barely pronounced the "O" in the call letter ID. [Hall-FL3] XETU Tampico, Tamaulipas. JAN 10 1215 - "Radio Tampico" jingle, mixing with XEQO. [Hall-FL3] + 02APR02 980kHz 0659Z "Esta es Radio Tampico, eh kees eh tay oo [...] kilohertz" mixing it up with an English talk program with "down-home" anncouncer/host [KMBZ?]. XETU listed in IRCA 7ed Mexican log as 0600 s/off. No sign of this one after the ID in other recordings overnite. Perhaps now a 0700Z s/off? [Winkelman-OK] + 1215 GMT 11/25/01 VG in semilocal WITY null, music and "980 kilohertz, Radio Tampico" announcement. Not new but rare enough. [Loy-IL] UNID Radio Tampico [XETU listed] 0444Z 3/24 nice peak w/ M cart ID w/freq, no callsign, bolero mx. Besides COCO, I'm still hearing 2 other SPs on this freq, one is "La Tremenda" and the other "La Nueva 9-80" of which at least one is domestic. Other domestics which tend to dominate the freq here are WONE from Ohio, WPGA Perry, GA w/ ESPN talk, an UNID BBN outlet, and WLUS Gainesville, FL. [Crawford-FL] + 02APR02 and 03APR02 0602Z 980kHz noted a choral MxNA in the mix with nothing noted before or after IDable. XENR? [Winkelman-OK] + SP, 0658-0701 p/f on 10/12 also hrd 0712-0720 p/f on 10/13. ID as".. Ritmo 9-80, la estacion de sabor." Is this a mexican station or US's? [Watenabe-JA] + SS w/Mexican mix of music, "9-80" only thing heard between songs... 11/12/01 0000-0100. [Loy-IL] + 2359 MST - poor w/ a boys choir version of the XE anthem, then gone. I've had these guys before, but the SSE loop direction points right at some sort of noise source making them tough copy. Ordinarily I wouldn't report a vague UNID like this, but the boys choir version of the XE anthem seems unique - I haven't heard that before. Anyone have any ideas what this might be? [Hawk-AZ] XECL Mexicali, BCN. 2/10 0156. Spanish. Very good with "Rockola" slogans, call letter ID, mentioned "5 mil watts" and jingle for "Radiorama Mexicali", into musica romántica. [Knight-AZ] + Feb 25 1246 - A very nice program of romantica has been floating up above normally dominant XET at about 1240 for the last few AMs. It was back down just before TOH, naturally. It was especially strong this AM and I realized that the DJ was running a canned 'ROCKOLA!' at the close of each record.That's the slogan of XECL. Sure enough. Good to excellent level later heard complete call ID. [Bryant-OK] XEER Ciudad Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua. Feb 23 1301 - Noted MxNA at 1301, mixing with and under dominant XET, Monterrey. Did a full legal ID after the 2-minute NA, but I missed all but the 'cinco mil watts.' More announcements until 1305 when another ID rose above the muck '... XEER, Radio ... ... Chihuahua.' I had to listen to the virtual tape several times through the Timewave to be absolutely sure. Very tough copy. It was impossible to be certain, but I believe that XEER is running AN, at least on the weekend. They do play the MxNA at about 0700 and 1300, even so. [Bryant-OK] + OCT 24 0453 ­ Spanish, end of announcement, "Radio Lobo" jingle by woman, into slow ranchera song, gave call letter ID @0505: "XEER, Radio Lobo...con 5 mil watts de potencia...transmite desde Cuauhtémoc, estado de Chihuahua". New! [Knight-CO] + Noted with full ID at 0204 UTC 10/10. Good in KRKS null. [Wilkins-CO]

+ Oct 24 0453 - Spanish, end of announcement, 'Radio Lobo' jingle by woman, into slow ranchera song, mentioned 'Chihuahua' between songs, gave call letter ID: 'XEER, Radio Lobo...con 5 mil watts de potencia...transmite desde Cuauhtémoc, estado de Chihuahua' @0505UTC, very empassioned songs even for ranchera music. New. [Knight-CO] + 10 0351-0530 Signals of several stations much stronger than usual, and I could usually get two different stations at once, nulling one to hear the other... but they were all up and down and it was heard to keep a thread on each. XEER, heard for the first time here, was dominant to the west with its somewhat informal program. There was nothing I could tie to XEID this night. One station, dominant to the south, was in a primarily talk mode, with an oldsounding man speaking slowly with an occasional word from a woman. Another station on this frequency used a variation of the six-note "Fight" fanfare we hear at ballparks, and at 0355 gave production announcement "... setenta un anos... achi [soft fanfare] XE... ...." In and out, I got some good tape on XEER [though I inadvertantly failed to tape the segment with a full ID] and at 0519 I found XET in a newscast with man and woman alternating items and at the end of each, they gave a time check [on a 24-hour clock, e.g., "Veinte tres con diez-ocho, la temperatura han diez y nueve" - centigrade, obviously] by man and a minute later, the woman gave "la temperatura en Monterrey." It's the first time I've identified XET on it's night pattern here. One, maybe two, more stations in the mix, and I'll keep trying on them. [Callarman-TX] + DEC 29 0154 - Wolf howls, area ads, "R. Lobo" slogans. Think I heard a call ID, as well. Mixing with XET. [Wilkins-CO] 990 XET Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. La T Grande, OCT 25 2308+ I would like to see this station's directional antenna pattern. While it puts a powerful signal into Krum before the night pattern change [or did until KCAF's return], it was not a strong signal in many parts of the Rio Grande Valley during the weekend I was there. [Callarman-TX1] + DEC 29 0136 - Noted with "La T Grande" slogan and call ID in null of local KRKS. Mixing with XEER. [Wilkins-CO] 990 UNID JAN 12 1204 - XE anthem, ID sounded like "XEXW." [Hall-FL3] + 0558-0607 20FEB02 recording was white noise only, noticed a *large* spike in the proton flux around that time on one of the space-weather sites. 0701 20FEB02 instrumental MxNA mixing with another SS station, this version of the MxNA seemed to have some flute "flourishes" that I haven't noticed with any other version I've heard. Suspect XEHZ-BCS, the only Mexican in the MST time zone. 0800-1000 20FEB02 had WNOX with ads and ABC news at the TOH [new domestic log for me here in Tulsa]. 1101 20FEB02 had a very weak MxNA poking thru the jumble, perhaps it was XEER-CHIH s/on before Mexican log's s/on of 1132? 1158 20FEB02 another very weak MxNA in the mush 1258-1302 20FEB02 had weak SS talk by male but disappeared u/KWAM. [Winkelman-OK] + 0603Z 22FEB02 heard "Aqui...lobo... noventa" in a jumble, likely is XEER-CHIH as "R. Lobo" heard by Randy S. and John C. [and others I'm sure] but a first timer here. 0700Z time frame all three nites had an instrumental MxNA between 0701 and 0704, geographic proximity gives the edge to XEER-CHIH but I can't rule out XEHZBCS since both are MST and 0700 would be local midnite in both cities. Never have heard IDable detail before or after the anthem that I can relate to it. John B., have you heard any detail around the anthem at 0700+? 08001100 periods have been a real jumble of usually 2 different SS stns [probably XEER/XET], and traces of WNOX, KWAM and CBW with no dominant station. 1100 22FEB02 did bring a "La T Grande" and full X-E-T call. Reviewed my 0900 recording from last nite but no sign of XET that John B. reported. 1200-1300 had MxNA in progress at 1158 [when my recording started] all three mornings, best this AM [22FEB02], likely XET, and KWAM dominant by 1300. [Winkelman-OK] 1000 XEFV Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. 2/9 0001. Spanish. Good peak with full ID, "La Rancherita" slogan, "mil watts de potencia", into ranchera music. [Knight-NM1] + 28JUL02 0800Z "XEFV... La Rancherita" weakly under XEOY/KTOK for Mexican #53 from Tulsa. [WinkelmanOK] + NOV 10 0417 and on, strongest ever heard here with extremely informal, almost giddy show, featuring smoochy male announcer with female sidekick, talking to listeners on telephone, dropping in, from time to time, a "cackling crone" sound bite. At 0435, taped a production promo where "Walterio Montereno," apparently an old-style, classic baritone, would be helping XEFV celebrate an anniversary with a concert. This one is regular here, but never so strong. [Callarman-TX] 1000 XENLT Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. Radio Fórmula, OCT 27 1708 Radio Fõrmula-970 ID heard on this one, identifying, at least, which network one can expect to hear on this station. I did not try to get a TOH ID on this one. [Callarman-TX1] 1000 XEOY México, DF. Radio Mil 0210-0216 1/22. Fair signal with nx and talk. //6010 SW. [Moore] + APR 20 0230 - Poor; Radio Mil ID and recuerdos over RCN Colombia in WMVP null and slight het from 999 kHz, about even with intense lightning noise. [Conti-NH] + 28JUL02 0501Z choral MxNA on top of phased KTOK, 0503 "XEOY....cincuenta mil watts potencia..." after NA. [Winkelman-OK] + SP, 0753-0758 p on 10/11. 0756 ID"R.Mil". [Watenabe-JA] + 17 Oct 0502 UTC - Poor with canned ID; noted call letters and mention of "banda de 49 metros onda corta". XEFV allows this to get through a few times each year. [Wilkins-CO] + 11/3 1750 with R. Mil slogan. [Redding-AZ1]

1000 UNID 28JUL02 1000:30Z bits of choral MxNA mixing with KTOK and new domestic WMUF-TN. Odd time for MxNA as 1000Z is 5am CDT, none of the Mexicans in the IRCA Log on 1000 report a 1000Z s/on. Could have been XEOY again, other ideas? [Winkelman-OK] 1010 XEFM Veracruz, Veracruz. JAN 11 0232 - Male announcers with call-in show, "somos La Maquina Musical." [HallFL3] + 0501Z 12MAR02 "XEFM, La Maquina Tropical" by a slow-talking man on top of the jumble. [Winkelman-OK] 1010 XEHL Guadalajara, Jalisco. 0504Z 11MAR02 brought XEHL "La Poderosa diez diez A-M" fading up, the IRCA log lists them in "San Juan de Ocotan" which I can't find on either Mexican map here but I do find an "Ocotlan" in Jalisco on a highway map of Mexico. CIRT-Plus list has them in Guadalajara. Any Corazoners have insight on this difference and what the correct location might be? 0600Z 11MAR02 had two choral MxNA's mixing, one ended at 0601:30 revealing the other one that ended at 0602:15, SS noted very weakly after both ended but way too weak for any detail. [Winkelman-OK] 1010 XEKD Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila. La K de Oro, OCT 27 2123-2303, strong signal from Nuevo Laredo on into Ciudad Acuña, has talky male DJ with lots of dedications and talks on telephone to listeners, who do not get on the air. Strong enough to make me believe it was more than listed 500 watts. At 2303 full ID, said "Mil watts." Interchangeably used "La K de Oro" or "XEKD" calls between songs. [Callarman-TX1] 1010 XELO Chihuahua, Chihuahua. Musica juvenil 0208-0216 11/7/01; synthesized "Lobo Latino" slogans, then "conexion 4-11-15-15...energia y comunicacion"; 0217 ad for Gasolinera del Fresno on the Cuauhtemoc highway. Good signal, on top XEVK for a while, then lost steam after 0230 UTC. Enough for a good taped report. [WilkinsCO] + "Lobo Latino," NOV 10 0324 After heavy rock tune, I caught the same promo with teh 4-11-15-15 telephone number and "Lobo Latino" slogan as signal was way up briefly. Continued up and down for the next hour or so as I tuned in and out. I did not hear a call-letter ID. Another station, looping farther east, was also up and down, but I couldn't get a handle on its ID. Probably "Diez-Diez-AM." [Callarman-TX] 1010 XEVK Gómez Palacio, Durango. 0659:30Z 11MAR02 XEVK with "Esta es Eh kees eh vay kah, La Poderosa...Gomez Palcio...mas musica..La Poderosa" to "tuba-heavy" instrumental mx The rest of the 11MAR02 recordings had XEVK with alot of "Vay Kah"'s and mentions of Gomez Palacio around the top of each hour. [Winkelman-OK] + 0600Z 12MAR02 a choral MxNA down in the mud, fading up by 0601:30 to "XEVK, La Poderosa", at 0602 SS talk fading up and down but did hear a clear "Frankenstein [garble] en Chihuahua". Don't think I've ever heard a mention of Frankenstein on a Mexican station before! The rest of the 12MAR02 recordings had only XEVK with more "Vay Kah"'s and music. [Winkelman-OK] + OCT 24 0443 ­ Spanish, very good peaks with ballads, ID: "10-10 AM, La Poderosa", ad for "pappas". HET from Amarillo. [Knight-CO] 1030 XEMPM El Fuerte, Sinaloa. Mar 2 0655 - Caught this 'early' MST sign-off for two mornings in a row. I heard no call letters, but multiple forceful mentions of 'Radio Fama.' Into instrumental MxNA at 0656. Fair to good signal. [Bryant-OK] + 10/18 0600 Huge signal and big surprise here, caught sign-off with many echoed "Radio Fama" announcements and one mention of El Fuerte, instrumental anthem and off. New here. [Loy-IL] 1030 XEQR México, DF. Mar 1 0900 - This station appears to be my local 'dominant' in the phase null of KTWO, Casper, WY. Present at fair to poor levels. Formal ID at 0300. Many mentions of 'Radio Centro' throughout the night. [Bryant-OK] 1030t XEYC Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. Mar 2 1310 - Believe this the one noted peaking about local sunrise here above pest KCTS in Corpus Christi, TX. Runs MxNA well after TOH, then immediately into a pop record, followed by what seems to be local news by M+F. Multiple mentions of 'Juarez' and 'Chihuahua.'. Tough to copy. [BryantOK] + OCT 6 0200 - Canned ID "Esta Ud. escuchando Radio Formula Juarez XEYC con 1030 kHz de amplitud modulada, con cinco mil wats de potencia, transmitiendo para Ciudad Juarez ­ El Paso desde sus estudios en Jose Borlunda 1178 en Ciudad Juarez". A PSA followed, then faded. Have heard this often, but never was lucky enough to have their hourly ID coincide with a fade of powerhouse KTWO. Got it this time, though, for a new one XE #187, marching towards 200. [Wilkins-CO] 1040 XEBBB Zapopan, Jalsico. 0535 10/16 "Radio Mujer", musica romantica. [Wiseblood-TX1] 1040 XEGYS Guaymas, Sonora. 12/1 0325 using slogan "Super Banda" but wasn't playing banda, they were playing disco beat grupera. Could there be a format change along with a new slogan? [Redding-AZ] 1040 XEHES Chihuahua, Chihuahua. Jan 25 1155 - Currently the almost-dominant in the phase null of WHO at local dawn. Regularly runs 1 hour or longer programs from Radio Trans-Mundial [North American SS Trans-World Radio] in the 1100-1200+ time slot. The Trans-Mundial programs close with the RT-M office address in Miami repeated twice and a short instrumental segue. On this date, the program closed at 1203 and XEHES gave a full legal ID, followed by the 'Radio Luz' slogan. Some mornings, there is no ID between the close of RTM programming and resumption of local programming. [Bryant-OK] + 1/26 2030 caught clear call letter ID in brief WHO null/fade into vocal [religious?] mx, then quickly faded down u/WHO. [Winkelman-OK]

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+ NOV 10 0320 strongest ever heard; at times WHO completely nullable. Woman preacher noted at this time. At 0330, after the woman preacher's program ended, Radio Luz played a choral hymn in English, "I Trust In You." At 0413, had another hymn, in Spanish, "Es Amor" and at 0415 had short announcement between hymns, "Radio Luz, diez cuarenta, La Radio Christiana." Better tape than last time, but I've never heard the call letters on this one. [Callarman-TX] XEBCS La Paz, BCS. Dec 17 0300 Heard playing many live jazz recordings, especially those with piano quartets. Played "Summertime" and then at 0300 ads for local stores around La Paz, then ToH ID. A new one for me hidden in a slender null of XEG. [Redding-AZ] XED Mexicali, BCN. 11/20 0009 with ad, ID, Slogan "La Gran D de Mexicali" and into banda music. Rare. [Redding-AZ] + Nov 16 0548 - Spanish, fair signal, ID: '10-50 AM La Gran 'D' de Mexicali', into norteña music. XEG nulled. [Knight-CO] + DEC 29 1401 - M commenting on approaching year-end; then a variety of music and PSA's about sexual abuse and agrarian reform. Noted slogans "La Gran D de Mexicali" and "La embajadora musical de Mexico". QRM-free and nearly fade-free for almost 15 minutes. [Wilkins-CO] XEQOO Cancun, Quintana Roo. JAN 7 1058 - Big signal with Radio Pirata slogans. [Hall-FL1] + JAN 9 1700 Further south, this one can be logged midday. [Hall-FL2] + Oct 7 0525-0550 Surfacing in and out of XEG with EE pop and disco music, several "Radio Pirata" IDs. Fades would go from zero to atop the mix. Very different from "La Ranchera" on XEG. New and a big surprise. [Loy-IL] XEVD Ciudad Allende, Coahuila. Feb 7 1201 - Thanks to Randy Stewart's tip, finally IDed this as new on 1050, running 24 hours and using the slogan 'La Radio Viva.' Very difficult to separate this signal from the co-channel XEG flamethrower. Peaks here in OK and MO around 0200 and 1200. Station appears to have moved from previous frequency of 1380. [Bryant-OK] + 5 March. Rough copy with XEG and KTBL but XEVD was neck-and-neck at times with "Radio Viva" tags and RAN tunes. A full ID was given at 0307 UTC, only partially readable: "...XEVD, ciento cincuenta AM... Norte... Coahuila". The word[s] before "Coahuila" still doesn't sound like "Allende" to me, but hard to tell with such poor copy. More music followed the ID and eventually faded u/XEG for good. XE #182 and Coahuila #23. [Wilkins-CO] + MAR 24 0326 - "La ????ita, Radio Viva." XEG generally on top here. [Hall-AZ2] XEVUC Ciudad Allende, Coahuila. La Super Estación, mil cincuenta AM, OCT 27 2138-2200, is definitely the station here. The call letters are almost lost in heavily produced full ID at 2159, but "La Super Estación slogan is generously used. The music is more subdued than XEG's ranchera and, of course, easily distinguishable from XEQOO's disco-type sounds. XEVUC, formerly on 1520, is owned by same company that has XEVD-1380, that had been identified on this frequency as "La Viva" and "La Vida." Wonder why this station, which announces "diez mil watts" during full ID, was allowed to move here and cut into what must have been part of XEG's coverage area. See 1380. [Callarman-TX1] XEEP México, DF. JAN 20 0450 - kind of surprised to find R.Educacion running parallel to their SW outlet [6185] with hot tropical vocals... don't they usually program separately, at least in the evening? Way dominant over anything else on the frequency. [Stewart-MO] + Nov 7 0714 - Spanish, good with classical and lite instrumental music, 'Radio Educación' slogan. Local KLMO phased. Impossible catch without phasing as they are same loop bearing as KLMO. [Knight-CO] + 11/20 0013 0013 with neo-classical music. R. Educacion under KDUS in null since, thankfully for once, they went to night power. Rare. [Redding-AZ] UNID JAN 01 2350 - New Age classical music [soprano/alto duet with unusual instruments], female announcer, many mentions of "Ciudad de México", sounded like an ID at TOH, then into program with city street sounds in background. XEEP Radio Educacion? [Ponder-TX] XEANT Tancanhuitz de los Santos, San Luis Potosi. 0930 CDT on 7/7. Announcements by woman in Spanish, fiddle music "La Voz de los Huastecas", into woman talking in INDIAN language, PSA's. [Wiseblood-TX] + 1908 woman in Spanish reading messages to listeners in the local villages. [Wiseblood-TX 10/18] also heard in the morning 0832 with simple stringed instrumental strumming, man in Spanish with ID, QTH, power "5 mil watts de potencia". [Wiseblood-TX1] XEGY Tehuacán, Puebla. 2000 10/16 news by YL in SP, mentions of Tehuacán, 2005 many mentions of "Radio LOBO." [Wiseblood-TX1] XEOBS Ciudad Obregón, Sonora. DEC 19 0349 - Fair in null of KNX, with "La Norteña, Mil-Setenta" slogans and callsign ID, playing (you guessed it!) musica norteña. [Westfall-NM] UNID Just a trace of SS last night in KFI null, probably XEOBS. Was going back and forth between 1050 and 1070, trying for XEVD on 1050 and San Luis P. on 1070. One out of two - I'll take it! [Wilkins-CO] XEDY Ciudad Morelos, BCN. 2/10 0342. Spanish. Very good over KRLD/KSCO with local ad, PST and MST TCs, "Radio Gallo" slogan, into ranchera music. [Knight-AZ] + Nov 17 0423 - Spanish, fair to good signal in KRLD null with banda music, ID: 'Escuchale Radio Gallo' by man, into more banda music, another ID: 'Los Gallos estan en Radio Gallo, canal 10-80'. [Knight-CO] XEPAB La Paz, BCS. MAR 25 1049 - Interesting tape loop with trumpet ensemble theme and ID "Esta es XEPAB, La Paz, Baja California, mil watts." [Hall-AZ3]

1090 XEFC Merida, Yucatan. JAN 10 1159 - XE anthem, "Magica fiesta... Radio Comadre[?]... La Frecuencia Cordial, XEFC." [Hall-FL3] 1090 XEMCA Tampico, Tamaulipas. JAN 10 1232 - Good with ID, slogan "MCA 10-90". Noted several times this week announcing power is now 10kW. Announcer barely pronounces the "u" in "Panuco". [Hall-FL3] + "MCA Mil Noventa", MAR 12 0234-0305 Strongest signal I've ever heard from a Mexican on this frequency with nice tropical-oriented ballads [again, my musical knowledge needs honing] in clusters of two or three with production announcement between each record: "Desde Pan'co, Veracruz, MCA Mil Noventa." Live female announcer every third record or so would give time check, solicit requests and make dedications to listeners. As Tim Hall reported in January, the announcer barely sounds the "u" in Pánuco, if at all. [Callarman-TX] + $ "Estereo". 0930 CDT on 7/7. Musica ranchera. ads, promos, ID's, taking requests from listeners. This station heard in the car radio all the way up to BROWNSVILLE!!! [Wiseblood-TX] + 1158-1207Z 27SEP02 heard 3 separate MxNAs in this recording: 1158Z instrumental MxNA with nice clear ID from XEMCA-VER at 1200Z, a new one here, Veracruz #3. Also had a second instrumental MxNA at 1202Z but SS talk following the anthem much too weak and mixing with others for any detail for possible ID. Then at 1205:30Z noted a choral MxNA at a nice level but recording stopped before the end of the anthem--drat! More targets for this seaSonora. [Winkelman-OK] + 0137 UTC 12/7 in KAAY null, good with ballad sung by man with guitar accompaniment, quick semi-ID "Eh-meh say ah [M-C-A], mil noventa" between songs. Unneeded. Listed in IRCA log as 0100 s/off. [Stewart-MO] 1090 XEPRS Rosarito, BCN. SP, 0755- f/g on 9/28. regular px. [Watenabe-JA] + OCT 7 1231 - Simple call/city ID, then "Diez Noventa AM, La Radio que Habla" and into the synd. pgm "Laboratorios Mayo," which is exactly like Laboratorios Camacho, i.e. ranchera tunes, ads for miracle drugs and vitamins, etc. Generally poor here, with local KMXA unexpectedly off. [Wilkins-CO] 1090 XEWL Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. Fiesta Mexicana, OCT 27 1735-1740+ heard with commercial string, then began what appeared to be lead-in commentary from "Radiorama Deportes" for play-by-play of soccer game between Guadalajara and Veracruz. Earlier, farther east, this station and Monterrey's XEAU QRM'd each other. Both have been taped in Krum. [Callarman-TX1] 1090 UNID 0500Z 27SEP02 heard an instrumental MxNA in the mix as well but nothing heard following so may have been a s/off. [Winkelman-OK] 1100 XENAS Navojoa, Sonora. Full ID at 0302 UTC 10/10. Fair in QRM. [Wilkins-CO] 1110 XEOQ Reynosa, Tamaulipas. Noti-Gape 11-10, OCT 26 Taped good commercial string and full ID. Audio Logo is "Noti-Gape Once Diez." [Callarman-TX1] 1120 XEPOP Puebla, Puebla. 2023 10/16 lite pop/romantic music, Man between songs with slogan "PRECIOSA". [Wiseblood-TX1] + 17 Oct 0247 UTC - Fair at best in KMOX null with lite vocals and romantica; ID at 0302, just partially readable, with call letters, power, address, and mention of Grupo ACIR. I'm always impressed at how this distant 1000watter gets out. [Wilkins-CO] + 11/7 0401 with PSA, promo for sister station "H-R" on 1090 kHz, then canned ID: " XEPOP, Preciosa Once Veinte en la banda de amplitud modulada. Transmite las 24 horas el dia desde Avenida 15 de mayo 2939, Fracc. Las Hadas, Puebla. Una emisora integrante de grupo ACIR, lider nacional en radio..." First ever logging from state of Puebla and XE # 179 here. 3 new XE states in 9 days! BTW, my posting of XETR on 11/1 was actually XEPOP, after further review of that night's tape. Thank goodness for tape recorders. None of the 1120 signals are very strong here, all listed at <1000 watts at night. [Wilkins-CO] + Nov 7 0655 - Very good signal [15db o/S-9] and alone, ID: 'XEPOP, La Preciosa 11-20 AM', mentioned 'Puebla', into lite instrumental music and ballads, song called 'Ciudado Panama', QRN phased out. New! XE#79, PUE #1. [Knight-CO] + DEC 29 0105 - Possible legal ID at 0105, with mentions of "mil watts" and a partially-readable address which agrees with XEPOP's. Then, a Tropical version of "Tea for Two" and a possible "La Preciosa" slogan. Fair at best in null of KMOX. [Wilkins-CO] 1120 XETQE Tenosique, Tabasco. FEB 19 0358 - Fair in narrow KMOX null with ID by woman as "XETVH ... Villahermosa, Tabasco, México!" That's the co-owned station on 1230 kHz that they relay. [Francis-TN] 1120 XETR Ciudad Valles, San Luis Potosi. 0930 CDT on 7/7. man in Spanish with announcements, musica popular Mexicana, ID's. [Wiseblood-TX] + heard in auroral condx with ID at 0501 11/1/02 UTC: "XETR, 1120 en la banda de amplitud modulada. Transmite...mil wats de potencia...........grupo ACIR, lider nacional en radio...", then into BBD,soft ROM stuff. Fair at best; KMOX not much of a factor. SLP is a rare state here, only 2 heard from there. XETR heard only once before, in the Big Aurora of April 2001. [Wilkins-CO] 1120 UNID here in and out from 0100-0200+ UTC 11/1/02, with a variety of XE vocals, canned slogans after each: "Estereo Mexicana AM, La Tropical Ranchera" and variations thereof; CST TC's. Wouldn't seem to be XETR, unless they have totally different formats and slogans at different times. Looped due south. Nothing with these slogans listed anywhere. Anyone else hear this? Not very strong, prolly 1 kW or less. [Wilkins-CO]

1130 XEETCH Etchojoa, Sonora. Feb 2 1300 - Sign-on with an unusual 'banda' instrumental version of MxNa and into a full ID by female at 1301. In KWKH null. Fair level. As noted by Wilkins, this should be available to anyone in SW and possibly MW who can lay a null on KWKH at 1300. [Bryant-OK] + 1332-1340 DEC 4 - ID's in 2 or 3 Indian langs; must have just missed the SS ID. This was followed by the rustic fiddle music that this station plays so much of. Good signal, nearly QRM-free. [Wilkins-CO] + DEC 15 1332 - ID in Indian lang, then Xmas greetings from the stn in SS ("Felices Fiestas"); birthday greetings and saludos musicales, followed by rustic vocals. Good signal. [Wilkins-CO] 1130 XETOL Toluca, México. Radio Lobo, MAR 11 0209-0400 - Very strong and steady signal in wide KWKH null, well over S9 with usual format with a variety of music separated by jingle "Once Treinta, Radio Lobo" set to different styles of music. Short commercial strings began at 0225, 0248, and 0351 [I was off frequency at 0325] and, still needing a full ID for my tape file, I decided to hang on until "La Hora Nacional" began at 0400. I was rewarded with production ID repeated once: "Es la mas [fiera?], Radio Lobo, XETol ... todo el [baca?] de Toluca, con diez mil wats, desde ... numero 300. Radio Lobo, once treinta amplitud modulada, en Grupo ACIR, lider nacional de Radio." Similar to XETor on 670, "Tol" was one word instead of three letters. Oddly, the following night, I could get almost nothing from Mexico on 1130. [Callarman-TX] + 11/20 0029 playing tropical music then BoH ID XE-Tol. With the tropical music I thought it might be a Cuban until I heard the ID. Primera vez. #683. [Redding-AZ] 1130 UNID 0220-0305 1/22. Mix of ranchera mx and Spanish pops and very few anmts. Mention of "La Favorita", possibly in the context of a slogan. Generally mixing at a fair level with KWKH and a few other domestic [English] stations until 0258 when the signal took a nose dive, or course. Any domestic Spanish stns on this frequency? [Moore] + "Radio Once-Treinta," Coahuila [?]. NOV. 7 0057 ended a ranchera tune at good level in KWKH null, had accordian fanfare and partially loggable ID ... "Radio Once-Treinta ... en ranchera ... en Coahuila ... Aroba MF." The "Radio Once-Treinta" slogan and "Aroba MF" were heard twice. No call letters ... and there was enough time between "ranchera" and "en Coahuila" the announcer could have mentioned another estado. [Callarman-TX] + heard a strong SS here with "La Favorita" slogans..turned out to be WLBA Gainesville GA, on after s/off time11/12/01 0000-0100. [Loy-IL] + hearing the station John C. heard with "La Once Treinta" slogans, song[s] by Vicente Fernandez, requests and dedications at 0215 on 20 Nov. Thought I heard "Progreso" mentioned in a geographical context - there is a town in Coahuila by that name; loop direction from here is SSE. Didn't sound like XETOL so, as John C. surmised, may be a new one here. [Wilkins-CO] 1140 XEMR Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. JAN 19 0241 - Heard with surprisingly good signal, spot for "Los Tigres futbol" then time check at 0242 and good ID at 0248 "XEMR". [Ponder-TX] + OCT 24 0430 ­ Spanish, very good signal with Christian programming, "La M-R, La Chiquita de Monterrey" mentioned, into ranchera music, song was called "La Nueva Revolución". [Knight-CO] + heard at 8:00 PM, as strong as local stations!! Lots of "X E M R 1140" IDs. [Ponder-TX] 1140 XESOS Agua Prieta, Sonora. 11/26 2050 with full ID with power and playing some real nice old Mexican music from the 40s and early 50s with big bands, nice harmonic vocals. Uses slogan from network, Radio Uno and plays "requerdos". Nice station. I like this one. [Redding-AZ] + 2/10 0345. Spanish. Excellent signal way over KHTK with vocals, "Radio Uno, la número uno" slogan. [Knight-AZ] + MAR 25 0336 - Good with ID "XESOS... 10kW de potencia.. Agua Prieta, Sonora... Grupo Radiofonico." Also mentioned their FM station, XHNNO-99.9. Station appears to be in Agua Prieta, as opposed to Naco. [Hall-AZ3] + OCT 5 0222 - Program note for XHMMO 99.9 FM, then full ID. Good in QRM. [Wilkins-CO] + Nov 1 0148 - Spanish, very good signal, ranchera music, 'Radio Uno' slogans, QRM from KCLE, heard call letter ID at 0155: 'XESOS 11-40 AM'. New! [Knight-CO] 1140 UNID SS talker here in WRVA null, both male and female voices. Never got clear ID. Mentioned Jalisco and Monterrey 11/12/01 0000-0100. [Loy-IL] 1160 XEBE Perote, Veracruz. 2100 11/17 [on car radio driving home from work] ID "X-E-B-E" by man in Spanish, closing announcements, mention of "Perote, Veracruz", Instrumental Mexican NA to 2102* S/off. [Note: The $tereo light was lighting up until XEBE S/off at 2102*]. [Wiseblood-TX1] 1160 XEVW Acámbaro, Guanajuato. 0651 CDT 10/15 "Radio Sensacion" slogan by M in SP, Mexican pop/dance mx. [Wiseblood-TX1] 1170 XEIB Caborca, Sonora. 3/14 1410 playing tuba and horns based Banda music. Had SID "Super Banda!" sung by women. [Redding-AZ] 1170 XEMDA Monclova, Coahuila. Nov 25 0400 with PSA from the Gobierno del Estado de Coahuila and a couple of other PSA's; sung ID at 0403, heard before here: "En la mera mera de tu radio, es la XEMDA", then into soft vocal music. Signal up and down, with music, requests and dedications, mixing with XEIB. KVOO was one of the stations that was affected and was not much of a factor and easily nullable. Was looking for XEUVA, which other Corazonites have logged on 1170. [Wilkins-CO] 1170 XERT Reynosa, Tamaulipas. 1200 SEP 21 with ad or program note for "Alegria Colombiana," then canned ID at 1201 "Esta es XERT-AM 1170 kHz, cinco mil wats de potencia. La Gigante, transmitiendo desde...[garbled address]...Reynosa, Tamaulipas. Una emisora de [sung] Radiodama de Reynosa". 30 seconds later semi-local

signed on and took over. A new one here, XE #185 and only #6 from TAMA. Thanks to KJJD for late s/on! [Wilkins-CO] + Once-Setenta AM, La Gigante, OCT 25 1655+ This station uses a lot of Radio Fórmula feeds, but Continues "La Gigante" slogan. It also Continues well beyond listed afternoon sign/off time. I did not get a TOH ID on tape for this one. At 1930 OCT 26, there was a full ID here, but it was for XEDF-1500, a Radio Fórmula key station. [Callarman-TX1] 1170 XEUVA Aguacalientes, Aguacalientes. 0502 10/20 "La Rancherita" slogan & TC by man in SP, musica romantica/ranchera. [Wiseblood-TX1] 1190 XECT Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. MAR 13 0204 UTC - coming out of some highly-produced [syndicated?] program with low-voiced man in halo of reverb saying "Morena," then different guy "X-E-C-T, once noventa A-M, situa en Monterrey...", then mention of //FM XHCHL 99.1 [sounded to me at first like XH*P*HL, but checked Fred Cantu's Mexicoradio site to verify calls]. Then a bit of talk obscured by echo, finally slogan "Musica que Llega." Fair to good overall, atop frequency. New log for me. [Stewart-MO] + Mar 15 0319 - Noted with a great music program of SS 'covers' of 70s EE ballads and Mexican romantica music hosted by male. IDed using the Que Llega slogan as per IRCA-MX. Excellent level. [Bryant-OK] 1190 XEMBC Mexicali, BCN. Jan 30 1359 with call letters given alternately by male & female announcers; not much else readable in the muck. Not real common here. [Wilkins-CO] 1190 XEPZ Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. Nov 11 0310 - Spanish, norteña music, ID: 'en dos corridos, solomente La P-Z' [then another voice] '7:45', very good signal in local KVCU null. New. XE #79 from Fort Lupton. [Knight-CO] 1200t XEWT Culiacan, Sinaloa. Mar 11 0458 Talk between a man and woman, two mentions of "Radio Sinaloa". I think that was the name of the program, and not an ID. A third station was in and out, too; XE Anthem heard at 0500, which may have been XEWT. No CL's heard. [Hawk-AZ] + 0614 11/30 musica norteña, ranchera, 0617 canned slogan by woman "Ciento-y-veinte es LA LEY". Fair at best in null of Super-powered WOAI-1200. [Wiseblood-TX1] 1200 XEYF Hermosillo, Sonora. Mar 11 0457 XE Anthem followed by a string of station ID's in the network at :58, including what sounded like XEFRT-890 [Bruce's log from the other night]. No tape recorder going, unfortunately. [Hawk-AZ] 1200 UNID frustrating, 0102-0203 Nov 8 with a low-key talk show, primarily a monologue, by an ad-libbing man. Commercial string 0102-0106 and then the low-key talker began. I could not tell what the context of the conversaion was. He did monologue until a second voice, possibly a studio guest, came on at 0109, and a commercial break 0113:45 to 0115:40, back to ad lib monologue, another commercial string 0123-0125:50. More monologue, then a vocal musical selection that started at 0l27:40 and Continued through 0130:30, when the show's host talked with a woman guest. [I had to break for a phone call] and when I returned, at 0149, two men were talking in Spanish and during this segment, there appeared to be an instrumental musical selection with orchestra and a native-type flute carrying the dominant theme. By 0200:30, when another commercial string [and presumably an ID] came on, WOAI's aperture had closed. There were times when the monologist was even with nulled WOAI, and every once in awhile, it would be 80-20 ... but NOT DURING any of the commercial breaks. [Callarman-TX] + 11/16 1422 XE probably. Plays banda. LOTS of banda. Listened to 8 banda songs in a row with no id then when a slogan was being given, of course, got a fade then 3 more banda songs and blown out by KYAA. [Redding-AZ] + XE noted here with what appeared to be the R. Formula network ID, sans local ID, at 0400 on 20 Nov. Could be the listed XEYF in Hermosillo. Poor with WOAI partially nulled and another SS station, pres. XEWT, QRM'ing. [Wilkins-CO] 1210 XEBCO Colima, Colima. 1200Z 05MAR02 SS vocal mixing in/out with a choir arrangement, then "La Ponderosa voz de Colima"[!] popped up in the clear--XEBCO, Colima--to a choral MxNA at 1201. [Winkelman-OK] + 04/26, Heard this at 0640 with nice music programming. Mixed with KGYN every now and then, but basically this was dominant on the channel. [Niven-TX] 1210 XEBD Jalapa, Veracruz. 0601Z 07MAR02 a clear "XEBD R. Centro Jalapa", into the same announcement heard on 05MAR02 over a weak choral MxNA in the background, XEBD went to their own choral anthem at 0602, creating quite a mix when both anthems were playing! Could the first anthem have been XEVZ? The 0800Z TOH recording had very weak SS talk around 0803Z. I *think* I heard an XE call ID in there. A short clip has been sent to Mike Hawk for posting on the audio help page. Again, would appreciate the kind help of other Corazoners on this weak audio for a possible ID. [Winkelman-OK] 1210t XEPUE Puebla, Puebla. 1000Z 05MAR02 had a strong SS vocal ballad all alone, at 1001 a strong, clear "Mexicana" into another SS ballad. This has to be XEPUE, Puebla. Checked a couple of web sites on a google search for XEPUE. Both list the station as using only "Mexicana" rather than "R. Mexicana" or "La Mexicana". [Winkelman-OK] 1210 XEVZ Acayucan, Veracruz. JAN 12 1303 - Fair on car radio near Everglades City with TCs, mention of 5kW power. Slogan sounded like listed "La Veraz." [Hall-FL] + t 0558Z 05MAR02 2 SS stns mixing in WOAI splatter. At 0603Z very clear call ID heard for XEVZ, followed by what sounds to me phonetically as "Radio poon-tuh cuh rah buh" and caught "...mil watts potencia" briefly but that's it. I've reviewed the recording a number of times and I can't get "Radio Formula" out of it as Don Moore

described. Followed by choral MxNA at 0604, then seemed to disappear so suspect this was a s/off anncmt. Puzzle: XEBD, also in Veracruz, uses the slogan "Radio Punto" but the call ID I heard is certainly XEVZ. I'll send this sound clip for inclusion on the UNID page in the next day or two for some folks with more Spanish fluency to check out. Then at 0606, up out of nowhere: "From the beautiful Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, you are listening to KUBR 12-10 AM" into a long list of what I assume are affiliated or network stations, both AM and FM, giving calls and frequencies very rapidly. KUBR is listed as SS:REL so this may have been one of the SS stations heard but this announcement was in English. The 0700, 0800 and 0900 TOH recordings were uneventful but did hear the same listing of stations from KUBR mixing in the jumble each period. [Winkelman-OK] 1210.14 XEPUE Puebla, Puebla. SP, 0657-0705 & 0757-0807 p on 10/13 . Mexican mx. 0703 & 0803 ID"...la HR R.ACIR 1090 AM, una emisora de Grupo ACIR Lider Nacional en radio... escuchando XE-Pue, Mexicana AM nuestra musica. 1210kHz en amplitudo modulada 5 mil watts de potencia, transmitiendo desde avenida 15 de mayo 2939 Fracc. las Hadas en la ciudad de Puebla. Una estacion mas de Grupo ACIR, Lider nacional en radio. Mexicana...." [Watenabe-JA] + possibly the one briefly dominant around 0046 UTC 10/17 [7:46pm CST 10/16] with "Radio Mexicana 12-10 A-M" slogan and male vocal; causing loud low het on 1210. Eventually faded, overcome by others on the channel... no definite IDs noted around top of the hour [of course!], but at 0115 I heard a definite "Radio Centro" mention from unneeded XEBD Jalapa, VER, followed almost immediately by a mention of "Radio Unica" popping up from presumed KQTZ Tucson/Sahuarita AZ. Usual KGYN didn't seem to be there [or else actually running on their legal night pattern for once!]... though they might have been running their occasional Spanish programming as well. But I'd expect them to be stronger. Everything, including XEPUE, was best in USB to get away from monumental slop from WOAI-1200. [Stewart-MO] 1220 XEB México, DF. Mar 15 0300 - Noted mixing with KMVL in SE Texas. ID at 0300 as per IRCA Mexican Log. [Bryant-OK] + SP, 0840- p on 9/14. [Watenabe-JA] + OCT 22 0301 ­ Spanish, excellent signal with música romántica, ID: "Las favoritas en XEB", into greetings to a listener, mentioned "Instituto Mexicana de la Radio [IMER]". Local KLVZ not a problem here at night. [Knight-CO] 1230 XETVH Cunducan, Tabasco. JAN 10 1252 - Fair-good with time checks, light music, "Estereo Mexicana" slogans. A nice surprise. [Hall-FL3] 1240 XES Tampico, Tamaulipas. "Sonovida" 1402 9/8 ads with mention of Tampico, man in Spanish with ID, slogan, musica norteña. In NULL of KSOX cohannel. 280 miles is not bad for a daytime graveyard signal, eh? [Wiseblood-TX1] 1250 XESJ Saltillo, Coahuilla. 0558Z 05DEC02 instr MxNA in progress as recording started, mostly on top of freq, nice call letter ID 0604Z preceeded and followed by rooster crow. XESJ dominant on 1250 on all overnite recordings this nite. [Winkelman-OK] 1250 UNID DEC 29 0230 - Probably XESJ with mentions of Coahuila, Coke ad. Generally poor. [Wilkins-CO] 1260t XEL México, DF. 10/27/01 0540 playing romantica, much of it was banda, and other varieties or romantica. Was simulcasting with an FMer. Used R. Romantica on rare occasion and mostly La Mejor [the best] for a slogan. [Redding-AZ] 1260 XER Linares, Nuevo Leon. Radio Linares, OCT 27 1536-1605 [tuning back and forth between this one and XEXD1350] on this Sunday morning, a couple of men discussed historical topics that seemed to include music and religion, with some early 20th century music dropped in. At 1557, after a couple of PSAs, had dance-band sounding jingle with time check over, then singers: "Radio Linares." Then came a musical theme and at 1600, without ID, began a two-voice newscast called "Noti-Oro," "Multimedios Estrellas de Oro, communicaciones total, presentó Noti-Oro." At 1605 had full ID, including address of studios and offices on Carretera Nacional kilometro 256.3, Linares, Nuevo León, México." [Callarman-TX1] 1260 XESA Culiacan, Sinaloa. MAR 22 1220 - Good with PSAs for Sinaloa state government. Slogan is "La mejor", so don't confuse this with KTAE-TX which is listed with the same slogan. [Hall-AZ2] 1270 UNID This one's bugging me. Who's airing Spanish preaching on this frequency?? I'm pretty sure it's a domestic rather than an XE, but no idea who. Monitored from 0328 to about 0410 UTC 1/19, NO top of the hour ID, just a guy droning on and on and on, lots of Jesus [hay SOOS--can't add diacriticals in my email program at home], "la palabra," "aleluia," and he seemed to be trying to set the record for consecutive uses of the phrase "el nombre de Jesus"... he even said it in ENGLISH once, with a brief prayer and "in the name of Jesus, amen." Faded into the mud around 0406. [Stewart-MO] 1280 XEAW Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Jan 22 0303 - Evening talk show at fair level on K9AY. ID at 0307 as 'Radio Ah Doubl Ooo, Ah Mem-ay' New for me. [Bryant-OK] + 05/06, sitting on this channel at 0639 produced a nice id for this new Mexican for my totals. This was dominant on the channel this morning. [Niven-TX] 1290 XEAP Ciudad Obregon, Sonora. 11/3 2030 with a COL BoH ID. [Redding-AZ1] 1290 XEDA México, DF. 1/6 0644 Great fade-up with multi-station ID that included "XEDA Radio Trece...". Later at 0700, "Radio Trece presenta[sp]" New here. [Loy-IL]

1290 XEQIN San Quintin, BCN. Jan 26 1400 "usual" vocal anthem, followed by kids version of NA. Sign-on by gal in SS at 1402, then another gal with sign-on in Indian language, then man in yet another language. Back to SS at at 1405. Fair at best in QRM. This distant 2500-watter gets out rather well, never strong but often there. [Wilkins-CO] + 26 Jan 1500. XE anthem at this time [7 AM BC time - don't know if this is regular s/on time or maybe 1 hour later on weekends]. "Usual" vocal NA was followed by a kids choral rendition. Gal s/on in SS at 1502; another gal with s/on in Indian lang at 1503; then guy at 1504 in yet another Indian lang. Back to SS at 1505 with more opening talks. Soon faded. This one gets out well for just 2500 watts. [Wilkins-CO] + OCT 28 *1300 - XE anthem, followed by a bit of mariachi mx, then a bit of martial/patriotic mx, then s/on in SS at 1304 UTC. Gave call letters s-l-o-w-l-y and is definitely XEQIN, not XEQUIN. Also gave street address [per WRTH] and power [2500 W]. S/on in Indian lang followed at 1305. Generally fair. [Wilkins-CO] + with "best ever" rating on 20 Nov from 0058 past 0200 UTC. First noted at 0058 with flute version of "Unchained Melody," followed by another flute tune. Then, man ancr with low-key chat, occasional phone call up to canned legal ID by YL at 0129:20 "Ud. esta escuchando a XEQIN, La Voz del Valle, una emisora del sistema de Radifusora del Instituto Nacional Indigenista. La Voz del Valle transmite con 2500 wats de potencia desde Calle Octava No. 139, Fracc. San Quintin. Telefono 1-6-7-20-23... XEQIN," then into long program of Community Calendar anmts. Spot-checked from time to time and signal held up, with moments of QSB and QRM, of course, past 0200. All this was in SS. They also bcst in several Indian tongues. Although I like XE music, it's nice once in a while to hear a northern XE station that doesn't just play endless ranchera tunes and has a bit of culture to share. [Wilkins-CO] + 2044 SS man reading a list of peoples names, PSA "los derechos para los indigenas", promoting Indian rights in Mexico. 2112 famous ranchera ballad "Paloma Negra" sung by a woman. 2200 Mexican instrumental NA, then s/off. [Wiseblood-TX] 1290 UNID 1124 4/2/01 "Radio Trece 12-90 en Cadena Nacional", mostly SP talk. Two other SP co-ch. XE NA at 1200 probably from this one. Fair peaks thru crap. [Crawford-TX] 1299.96 XEXW Nogales, Sonora. OCT 27 0204 - Romantic vocals; canned ID at 0207 "XEXW 1300 AM, mil wats, con estudios y oficinas en Vasquez 127 altos, telefono 3-12-09-50. La Tromampa[?], Nogales, Sonora. México," then more ROM vocals. 90% sure of the address & tel no.; 0% sure of the slogan! In and out past 0230 UTC. [WilkinsCO] 1300 XELE Tampico, Tamaulipas. 1410 9/8 "Radio 13, mas cerca de ti", musica norteña, Mexican regional, ad for Tampico newspaper "El SOL de Tampico", man in Spanish with TC, "La NUEVA Radio Trece". 300 mile over GULF path on the 1kWer. [Wiseblood-TX1] + "Radio Trece" slogans, ad for the Tampico newspaper "EL SOL DE TAMPICO", Mexican pop music/musica tropical 10/16. [Wiseblood-TX1] 1300 XEP Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. 0200 Sep 17 with canned ID: "XEP Radio Trece, 1300 de amplitud modulada, con CINCUENTA MIL wats de poder musical..." and gave new address of Av. Vicente Guerrero 2329, Colonia Partido Romero. Romantic vocals preceded and followed this ID. Also noted the next morning with NA at 1159 UTC and s/on at 1201. Vy strong both times, sounding very much like the announced 50,000 watts and blowing away everything else on 1300, including KUBL in Colorado Springs, just 65 miles from here. [Wilkins-CO] +t Oct4 0804+ Fair and atop at S6 with lighter SS vocal music, "Radio Trece" between songs, no call heard yet. [Loy-IL] + Canned ID by man at 2348 UTC 11/6/01: "XEP Radio Trece con mil wats de potencia en el 1300 del cuadrante en amplitud modulada desde Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. Transmitiendo las 24 horas musica de todas las epocas...," then gave address per WRTH. Great signal, no signal of Colorado Springs. [Wilkins-CO] + big on top NOV 8 0050-0101, with segued Spanish covers of U.S. music from the late '50s. "Blue Moon" seemed to be "Luna Termidad" [yes, I know it was an older song, but Elvis sold some copies of it on his first RCA Victor album]; another familiar tune whose title I could n't remember, "Bye Bye, Love," by some Everly brothers imitators as "Ya Me Voy, Ya Me Voy Amor." And still another, title appeared to be "Una Manana, Senor." At 0100 had full ID, which I'll transcribe later, and Continued, without commercials, with similar music. [Callarman-TX] + 1300 Jan 4 with XE anthem, full s/on with street address, power (50 kW), etc. Steamrolling over everything else on the frequency. [Wilkins-CO] 1300 XESW Ciudad Madera, Chuhuahua. 1/16 0212 UTC. Was monitoring the Brownfield, TX station KKUB for a reception report and noted a not-very-strong Spanish station QRM'ing them. I ignored the SS stn for the better part of an hour, thinking it was usual pest XEP. Then after KKUB had faded for the umpteenth time, the SS faded up with the popular XE pop song "Amandote," followed by an ID at 0215: "XESW, Radio Madera" by male, then "Radio Madera" by "chipmunk" voice, then the guy again with "en el trece de...nueva...". Lite vocal music followed, with the male announcer after each tune, largely unreadable due to poor signal strength. A new one here, XE #181 and CHIH #38. Did not hear XEP until a weak ID at 0402 UTC. My old atlases show this town as either "Est. Madera" or "Madera," so maybe the "Ciudad" appendage is relatively new. Don't know what the "Est." stands for, either. Probably Estancia or Estacion. This burg is in NW Chihuahua, not too far from the border with Sonora. [Wilkins-CO] 1310 XEAM Matamoros, Tamaulipas. OCT 26 0100-0105 Audio logo heard often consisted of singing jingle "XEAM, La M Grande." [Callarman-TX1]

1310t XEVB Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. [very tentative] "Radio Trece," NOV 9 0421 Rapid-paced repetitious song [much "Ya hue-hue-hue-ya-hue-ya" over and over again] surged through Dallas null briefly, and at song's end, heard "Radio Trece" and more ... but I couldn't dig out anything specific on the tape. Kept trying, no luck. [Callarman-TX] 1310 UNID [UTC Tues. 1/8], I had two Spanish stations duking it out on 1310 around 0330-0405 UTC, both playing vocals by males with lots of accordions etc. One of them featured a couple of crazy-sounding announcers interviewing people on what sounded like a remote broadcast, with a mention of "Radio Trece"; I think I may have heard a "V-B" mention earlier as well, so this could well be XEVB Monterrey. I never could pull anything else out, though, so I'm not counting it.... The other one was a domestic--at 0404 they ran a Spanglish ID using the Austin Powers "Yeahh, baby!!" catchphrase, with "Tejano 1310, KZIP" [Amarillo]... though they're listed as DAYTIME only. [Stewart-MO] 1320 KCLI Clinton, OK. Feb 6 0140 UTC. Pretty sure this is the Spanish-speaker here - mebbe you Okies can confirm this. Heard with XE pop voclas; occasional soft-voiced M ancr. At 0152, heard what sounded like "Trece Veinte, Radio Azteca Copa" & a few seconds later, the "Radio Azteca" again. Eventually lost to KXYZ, also Spanish, so missed T-o-H ID. After a long fade, surfaced again at 0218 with with what sounded like "Somos K-C-L-I en el trece veinte AM...la mas de la musica Copa". Fair/poor; call letters are phonetically close, so suspect KCLI based on this and loop direction. Drat - was hoping for a new XE.... [Wilkins-CO] 1320 XECPN Piedras Negras, Coahuila. OCT 27 2019-2100 [off and on] New slogan, no longer listed "La Poderosa." "La Mexicana, La Mexicana" is sung to the tune of the old Mexican classic, "Guadalajara, Guadalajara," just as XEUR-1530, Mexico City, does. Full ID taped at 2100. [Callarman-TX1] 1320 UNID 11/11 1304. XE anthem, then suddenly faded u/KOLT just as the anthem ended. This, of course, goes onto the target list. [Wilkins-CO] 1340 XEAA Mexicali, BCN. MAR 21 1827 - Slogan is now "La Nueva", very easy to confuse with XECW which uses "La Zeta." XEAA gets out poorly these days. [Hall-AZ1] 1340 XEBK Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. El Sistemo Combo XEBK, OCT 27 1900+ taped call letter ID; and taped commercial string at 1916. Did not hear listed "La Tremenda" slogan. Will this be heard outside it's local area? [Callarman-TX1] 1340 XECW Los Mochis, Sinaloa. MAR 23 0101 - ID "La Zeta... siglas XECW... 10kW de potencia." A check of their web site [www.oirmochis.com.mx/laz.htm] confirms the power increase. XECU-1450 also noted nightly, announcing 10kW. [Hall-AZ2] 1340 XEDH Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila. OCT 27 2236-2300, while XEKD-1010 has gabby male DJ and ranchera/norteña type music, this Acuña station has gabby female DJ and rock. Heavy production full ID at 2300, but there's so much noise, the words and the call letters are almost lost even when heard locally. On a graveyard frequency, it would be very hard to pull this ID out. [Callarman-TX1] 1340 XEMT Matamoros, Tamaulipas. Mágia 13-40, OCT 26 1747-1808 Segues smooth jazz and romantic music, occasionally dropping in singing ID "Mágia Trece Catorce," and occasional live announcer will also drop this new slogan in. TOH ID does not use the "Mágia" slogan, but sings at the beginning and end of detailed ID, "Grupo Promo Sat" [that spelling from printed ad, but it sounds like "Somo Zhay"] and gives frequency as "mil trescientos cuarenta kilohertz," different from the construction used in the audio logo. [Callarman-TX1] 1340t XENV Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. JAN 10 1256 - TENTATIVE with song, "laser blast" sound effects, PSA, news and temperatures for Monterrey. Taken over by Cuban station after 1300. [Hall-FL3] 1340 UNID Monitoring 1340 this morning, at 0602 PST [2/18], heard a few bars of the choral version of the Mexican NA, loops toward AZ, so likely XEAA-Mexicali with 1kW, as it is the only Mexican in the Pacific time zone. A note to the "timer guys": remember that these Mexican NA's have been heard as early as 3 minutes before the hour to 3 minutes after the hour at 6am local time. [Wiseblood-CA] 1350 XELBL San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. MAR 21 1650 - Station is still here [not on 1570 yet], still "Radio Centro", and still clobbering XEAA-1340. [Hall-CA1] 1350 XETB Torreon, Coahuila. Oct 31 0520 - Spanish, good signal with ranchera music, 'Radio Laguna' jingle, call letter ID, CST time check. [Knight-CO] 1350 XEZD Camargo, Tamaulipas. La Doña de la Frontera, OCT 27 1535-1601 [tuning back and forth between this one and XER-1260] The DJ sounded like a little girl, doing dedications, gabbing one-way on phone, giggling a lot, between records and commercials. At 1549, there was a unique jingle ­ a male singer with accordion and guitar accompaniment, folk-music style: "Anda la casa ven escuchar, esta stación tan popular. He es La Doña de la Frontera, La XE-ZD." At 1601, had sounds of rounds of bullets before and after deep-voiced, echoed "XEZD." [Callarman-TX1] 1370 XEA Campeche, Campeche. 1611 Man announcer in Spanish with ID "X-E-A", ads, tropical sounding music similiar to that of Puerto Rico or Honduras, slogan "13-70 La 'A' Grande", musica tropical, one song was the tropical LAm version of "Suavecito", does anyone remember the original by Jorge Santana's group MALO from 1972? Nice signal, and for a 600 mile o'er the GULF path, I'm not complaining! Only heard on the DX-160 w/200' LW, with cochannel "Radio Formula" underneath from Monterrey. [Wiseblood-TX1] 1370 XEGNK Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. Radio Mexicana, MAR 12 0150-0157. Trying to help John Bryant identify his 0200 sign-off on this frequency, I found faint traces of this one in graveyard conditions. There were only a few words discernible but, contrary to the usual form, the words were significant. Part of a production announcement

1370 1370

1370

1380

1390 1390

1390 1410

1410 1410

1420

1420

squeezed through at 0153: "en Radio Mexicana." Then, after more undiscernible talk, a man in a very flat, nonannouncer-type voice began what appeared to be sign-off announcements. Careful monitoring of the tape dragged out " ... final ... XEGNK ... 5 mil wats ... emisora ... muy buenos noches." At 0156:30, a female chorus began to sing what may have been the Mexican National Anthem. The signal was too week to tell for sure, and a Radio Fórmula station surged atop. Will try again, because 5 kw at 421 miles should do better than that. WRTH lists sign-off at 0130; Medios Publicitarios Mexicanas lists it at 8 p.m. Central [0200]. [Callarman-TX] + OCT 27 1743-1749 "Es Radio de Verdad, Radio Mexicana, Trece-Setenta," long commercial string, "TreceSetenta, Radio Mexicana." Nice to get a good tape on this little station that squeazed through QRM in Krum at 0130 sign-off a few months ago. [Callarman-TX1] + is definitely in there ... after the production announcement from which "En Radio Mexicana" surged up, there is a rather flat-voiced announcer giving what appears to be a sign-off announcement. I was definitely able to pick out call "XEGNK" ... "final ... "con cinco mil wats" "emisora" ... and, the last words, "Muy buenos noches" ... The voice was a bit higher pitched and sounded like what used to happen at some small radio stations where I used to work when we let the chief engineer record something. What did appear to be a female dominated choral version of the Mexican National Anthem began about 0155:30. The two long pips I heard just prior to "En Radio Mexicana" were from some other station. What sounded phonetically like "Monterrey" to my naked ear was something said by the XEGNK signer-offer and was phonetically similar but I could not discern what it was specifically. Whoever it was that was relaying XERFR, it would have been grand to get that good a tape on a local ID. Dunno if it's XEMON or XEHF. [Callarman-TX] XEHF Nogales, Sonora. MAR 24 1900 - Running OC as we drove through Nogales. Station appears to run OC all day on Sunday. Had been on the air the day before. [Hall-AZ1] XEMON Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. 03/18, nice sign on announcement after National Anthem at 0558. Snagged this one via Timer using Total Recorder. I did hear another station with a NA during the sign on announcement but was fairly weak. [Niven-TX] UNID Here's another frequency [1370 kHz] with a Mexican NA. Heard last nite [2/18] at 0555 UTC, instrumental XE NA under KXTL. I've never heard a Mexican on 1370 up this way and am wondering what the guys further south are hearing on 1370? [Knight-CO] + MAR 12 0150-0202 The talker that was more discernible than XEGNK surged out of the mud for a top-of-the-hour ID that I would like to hear on 970 ... for XERFR-AM, Radio Fórmula, 970-AM Cadena Nacional. There are two Radio Fórmula stations on this frequency, XEMON in Monterrey and XEHF in Nogales. The RF website [and WRTH] say XEMON relays XEDF-1500; neither the website nor WRTH specify which of the three nets XEHF is on. [Callarman-TX] XEVD Ciudad Allende, Coahuila. 7/14 0600 with ranchera, nortena, and ballads. ToH ID given VERY FAST with calls only and no location. Back to Ranchera after ID. New #653. [Redding-AZ] + La VD, OCT 27 2303 After taping XEVUC ID on 1050, I moved here and found "desde Allende . La Ve De, Ve De, La Ve De." This slogan clearly was not "La Vida." I'll have to come back to tape full ID some time, if I can't hear this one in Krum. [Callarman-TX1] XEKT Tecate, BCN. 0729 12/31/01 with ID XEKT Tijuana, San Diego, Tecate then the same ID at 0731. Heard quite a series of ads and then programming. Appears to be some sort of a news/talk format. [Redding-AZ] XEOR Reynosa, Tamaulipas. Mix 13-90, OCT 26 1900 Taped full ID at TOH, heavy production sounds, including slogan "Mix Trece-Noventa." I had QSL'd this station nearly 40 years ago from the Panhandle, but in Krum, I hear the other Tamaulipas station on 1390. [Callarman-TX1] XEQC Puerto Penasco, Sonora. 11/28 1830 with ID and some political talk show about local dealings. [ReddingAZ] XEAS Nueva Laredo, Tamaulipas. La Tamaulipeca, OCT 27 between 1900 and 2000, taped several breaks, including full ID at 2000. Lots of "explosive" production sounds in audio logos, full IDs and commercials. This is a "Radio Rama" station. [Callarman-TX1] XEBS México, DF. JAN 11 0248 - Fair-good, "Radio Sinfonola." [Hall-FL3] + 0710 10/16 musica norteña/tejano, SP M ancr "La Perrona". [Wiseblood-TX1] XECF Los Mochis, Sinaloa. 1/30 0616 with ad for "Los Gigantes de Sinaloa" then into a banda song. [Redding-AZ] + Nov 25 0203 with balada, then long ad string from 0205-0210, including area events, grocery store, Tecate beer, and La Feria CANALCO, "la feria mas grande de la ciudad"; back to music at 0210. Fair with QSB, and occasional good peak with KIIX, 60 miles away, not heard. [Wilkins-CO] XEEW Matamoros, Tamaulipas. 5/26 1950. o/u XEH, clear and strong when on top, "R. Formula" programs, 1953 sports talk, "America es Campeon!", speaking of the futbol team fron DF. [Wiseblood-TX] + Radio Fórmula W 14-20, OCT 25 2201-2205 and various additional times during the weekend. Most of its programming during the times I listened consisted of Radio Fórmula-970 relays, but with local cut-ins at commercial breaks, identifying itself as "Radio Fórmula W 14-20." One ID was heard for Radio Fórmula Cadena Nacional 970. I taped XEEW call letter IDs at TOH. [Callarman-TX1] XEF Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. 4/1 0248 blasting in with Catholic programming, preaching and music. 0300 ToH ID and by 0302 fade out. Primera vez! [new.] [Redding-AZ]

1420 XEH Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. 5/26 1945, many ID's "X-E-H", musica colombiana-vallenata, full ID at 2000, with calls, QTH and "5 mil watts de potencia." [Wiseblood-TX] + heard at 6:45 PM with good signals, cutting through the "slop" of a local station on 1430, lots of "H" IDs and "Grupo Alegria" slogans. [Ponder-TX] + 0503Z 08DEC02 mellow SS vocal mx to nice ID "X-E-H catorce viente." Mexican #75 from Tulsa. [WinkelmanOK] 1420 XEJV Jalitpan. 05/02, Heard this one at 2005 mixed with KTJS. Nice id was given just before the hour. [Niven-TX] 1420 XEXX Tijuana, BCN. Heard this morning [10/31/01] with "...Radio Mexicana 14-20 Tijuana, México". Apparently a new slogan for XEXX, although no call ID heard. [Wilkins-CO] 1420 UNID 1800-1900 4/1/01 relay of Radio Formula Cadena Nacional, Mexico City, incl IDs as XERFR 970 KHz. Talk show w/ Jorge [?] Palacios, live from Manzanillo, Coahuila, today. No local IDs noted. Fair en route to Galveston. [Crawford-TX] 1430 XEWD Ciudad Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas. 5/26 1938. Miguel Aleman ID "X-E-W-D", ads, nortena/tejano music. [Wiseblood-TX] + Poder de la Radio, OCT 27 1923+ Promo and CL ID included some English, in an "electronic voice," with male announcers. EV: "Best music" Regular voice: Mejor Música". "XEWD Catorce Treinta" EV: "XEWD, FourteenThirty AM" RV: "Con todo el Poder de la Radio" EV: "Power Radio" RV: ". va Contigo." This announcement had continual drumbeat in background. At 1500 on OCT 27, after listening to gabby female DJ, the TOH ID was given, amid many production noises, by two female voices, with call, city, telephone and fax numbers, and again, the phrase "Con Todo el Poder de la Radio." I did not hear anything that sounded like "La Grande" in either break. [Callarman-TX1] 1450 XECU El Fuerte, Sinaloa. 11/25 2240 with ID in a big soupy mess. The ID was all I got. [Redding-AZ] 1450 XESS Ensenada, BCN. 11/25 2245 with many ads for local places around Ensenada. It was also in the same big pile up mess as XECU. I had this station dominant for about 3 minutes. [Redding-AZ] 1450 XEVH Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas. OCT 25 2128-2133 Audio logo contains new station name, sometimes given as "Radio Imperativa," sometimes simply as "Imperativa 14-50." Oddly, while giving slogan, ID's frequency as "catorce cincuenta" but in full ID uses odd construction "mil cuatro cincuenta." [Callarman-TX1] 1450 UNID 0600Z 15DEC02 instr MxNA coming thru the graveyard haze very nicely ending at 0602Z with nothing noted in SS afterward except the jumble, recording in a vain attempt to log the WILM DX test. This is the second graveyard frequency on which I've logged a Mexican anthem, the other was on 1490 in April, 2002. [WinkelmanOK] 1470 XEAI México, DF. Feb 9 1200 - Noted at about 1155 riding just atop the pre-dawn jumble. Ran the choral version of the National Anthem and then into call letter ID and slogan as 'Radio Formula A' with the A given the English pronounciation [eh]. Fair level. [Bryant-OK] + SP, 0654-0705 f on 10/11. 0657 ID"R.Formula 14-70", NA then canned ID".. 50 mil vatios de potencia XEAI-AM 1470kHz R.Formula.. Tercera Cadena Nacional de Organizacion de R.Formula." QRM/R.Unica Sp px. [Watenabe-JA] 1470 XEHI Ciudad Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas. La Reina de la Frontera, OCT 27 1149-1458 Gabby DJ and lots of commercials. Heard both "La Reina de la Frontera" and La Reina Catorce Setenta" slogans. Full ID taped at 1458. I spent a lot of time ID'ing this one from Krum a year or so ago. [Callarman-TX1] 1470t XERCN Tijuana, BCN. 2/10 0313. Spanish. Excellent signal, ad for "Supermercado Tigre", into "Radio Unica" programming, mentioned "Tijuana". Tentative. [Knight-AZ] + Nov 11 0430 - Spanish, very good signal, smooth Mexican music, ID: 'Estas escuchando La Caliente 14-70' by woman. [Knight-CO] + 11/11 1401. NA, then began s/on at 1403 with "Los discos mas calientes...." then faded. Heard a few minutes later with "La Caliente" tags and unrecognizable [to me] EE pop songs. Probably my UNID of 9/27. [Wilkins-CO] 1470 UNID While recording overnite on 1470, looking for the WLCR test [not heard, probably not on] heard a choral MxNA at 0559Z 21OCT02 as well as at 1001Z 21OCT02. Both times the anthem was buried under the jumble on frequency with no IDable details heard before or after the anthem. The Mexican anthem really cuts thru the clutter. The 1001Z anthem could have been at a 5am local s/on. Ideas? XEAI and/or XEHI? [Winkelman-OK] 1480 XEHM Ciudad Delicias, Chihuahua. Jan 21 1115 - Morning music show, mostly romantica with multiple IDs as 'AH-cheh EM-meh!' Fair level, good at peaks. [Bryant-OK] + 5/19 0300 with full ID and slogan R. Alegria announced by female. Then national anthem and fade or off air. New. [Redding-AZ] 1480 XETKR Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. 5/18 1245 playing ranchera and battling with another SS station until overcome by KVNR about 1253. New. [Redding-AZ] + Rancherita y Regional, OCT 27 1149 audio logo "Es TKR . [fanfare] Racherita y Regional" between segued songs. The fanfare was a six-note tune to which we sang, when we were little kids ages ago, "You're a dirty robber." [Callarman-TX1] 1480 XEVIC Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas. 1533 9/11 musica cumbia & norteña, man announcer in Spanish greeting listeners. Good afternooon reception! [Wiseblood-TX1]

1490 XEAQ Agua Prieta, Sonora. MAR 22-24 - Station is silent. They were an easy midday catch from Tombstone last year. Not noted on any of the three days we were in this area. [Hall-AZ2] 1490 XECJC Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. MAR 23 0159 "Esta es Radio Net 14-90, 1kW de potencia... Ciudad Juarez." [Hall-AZ2] 1490 XEMS Matamoros, Tamaulipas. La MS, La Super Estación de Matamoros/Radio Mexicana, OCT 25 2155-2201 Uses La MS etc. as audio logo during programming but at TOH full ID calls itself Radio Mexicana. [CallarmanTX1] 1490 UNID 0400Z 29APR02 [2300 CST 28APR02] TOH recording started out with a nibble from "...14-90 K * * R" in the mix at 0359Z [2259 CDT] but nothing else surfaced. 0500Z 29APR02 [0000 CST 29APR02] TOH recording had the same male voice heard at 0459 but this time he nibbled a bit more with "News Radio 14-90 ...[furball]". All quiet until 0501:45Z when up came a choral Mexican National Anthem out of nowhere!! Had to "rewind" the trotline a couple of times to make sure I heard what I thought I heard. The MxNA was getting stronger as the recording ended at 0502Z [of course!] Now... I never expected to hear the Mexican National Anthem on a graveyard frequency and this one will probably never be ID'd here. KFON and KIBL in Texas both listed as SS in the NRC log...I doubt a US station would play the Mexican Anthem but I suppose it's possible? XECH, 1kw, in Toluca-MEX is listed in both the IRCA log and CIRT list with a 0500Z s/off. My best guess is XECH but Mexico City to Tulsa on a domestic graveyard frequency?! Is this a great hobby or what? I'll set the trot-line on 1490 again tonite. [Winkelman-OK] 1500 XEDF México, DF. 04/30, Recorded this channel via the Timer and produced this station with nice music program. Nice ID was heard at 2100. [Niven-TX] + Nov 11 0310 - Spanish, end of jingle '...una una', then 'Radio Fórmula presenta las grandes personalidades de la complicación...con Lavena Jimenez..'[then woman's voice and into program promo]. [Knight-CO] + R.Formula has been showing up in Barrington from around 2030 CDT [9/10] every night this week, but things don't seem good enough for me to catch any new Mexicans so far. [Kazaross] 1510 XEQI Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. JAN 10 0526 - Announcer read weather report, giving temps across Mexico, then heard announcer talking on phone with female caller at 0537. Great ID at 0607, "Escuchando XEQI, 1510 kilohertz, en la banda de amplitud modulada... Sultana... transmitiendo desde... Victoria Leon con diez mil watts de potencia... Colonia... Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, México... telefono 83-47-...-26, fax 83-47-40-46... Sultana... un emisora sistema Radio Nuevo Leon" [Ponder-TX] + Mar 12 1158 - Noted with Mx NA followed by cocks crowing and full ID with good signal level. Also heard 1/14 at 0345 with magnificent program of almost operatic Romantico music. Full legal ID by male at 0400 with slogans exactly as per IRCA Log. [Bryant-OK] 1510 UNID JAN 06 0414 - with non-stop music [absolutely no IDs or anything!] until announcement at 0457 mentioning a "mercado" [market] in "Monterrey, Nueva Leon", but no ID. Presumed to be XEQI-Monterrey. [Ponder-TX] 1520 XEJCC Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. 11/11 1320 with M&W talking, then full ID at 1323: "15-20 de AM, en esta frecuencia transmite con mil wats XEJCC, Radio ACIR, Av. 16 de septiembre 455 [or 855] Interior...Colonia Centro, Ciudad Juarez." Addr does not agree with '00 WRTH. BTW, I'm asking Santa for the 2002 WRTH, for what it's worth. XEJCC was fair at best under a partially-nulled KOMA. [Wilkins-CO] 1530 XEUR México, DF. 2100 10/16 SP news "Nuestras Noticias de N-N", slogan "La Mexicana, la mas Picuda", ID, "con 50 mil watts de potencia", "una emisora de Radio-Rama". [Wiseblood-TX] 1530 UNID JAN 06 0402 - briefly above tremendous noise level, heard three musical selections in a row, then sharp fade back under the noise. Based on the latest loggings I've seen from other DX'ers, I'm assuming this was XEUR-Mexico City. [Ponder-TX] 1550 XEBG Tijuana, BCN. 12/10 0254 with a singing ID and then playing "Una Pagina Mas", weak and fadey. Then into a Mexican Christmas song. [Redding-AZ] 1550 XENU Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. JAN 06 0345 - with numerous "1550 AM La Rancherita" IDs, but very good ID at 0350 "Esta es XENU AM, La Rancherita, 1550 kilohertz, 5 mil watts de potencia, transmitiendo desde... Mendoza... Nueva Laredo, Tamaulipas, México." [Ponder-TX] + JAN 08 0641 - with "La Rancherita 1550" and "1550 AM La Rancherita" IDs, some splash from adjacent-channel KGBC 1540 in Galveston, TX. [Ponder-TX] + Mar 12 1201 - Noted with Mx NA and multiple 'La Rancherita slogans with good signal level. [Bryant-OK] + 03/17, Nice clear signal at 1859 on top of the channel. Id as "Esta es X-E-N-U... La Rancherita...." [Niven-TX] 1550 XERUV Jalapa, Veracruz. JAN 11 0258 - Good with ID "XERUV, Radio Universidad Veracruzana... 10kW... 1550 kcs... desde Jalapa, capital del estado de Veracruz." [Hall-FL3] 1560 XEJPV Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. 4/7 0319 with REL pgm and ad for "La Iglesia de Dios." [Redding-AZ] + 7/15 0734 with some commentary, call letters given in a jingle, ID as "R. Vida", then into contemporary SS Christian music. New one for me. [Westfall-NM] +t 1900 11/4/01 - "Radio Vida" slogan; almost sounds like "Radio Cida" or "Cinta"; had to hear it a few times and I'm still not 100% sure. [Hawk-AZ] 1570 XERF Cuidad de Acuña, Coahuila. La Poderosa, SS 0651-0655 p on 10/13. ID"La Poderosa 15-70." [WatenabeJA]

+ 15 Oct 1126 UTC - Sales Manager wanted; apply at Calle Hidalgo 349, Colonia Centro, or call 772-6720; couple more ads, then a time check at 1127 for "6:29" and canned ID. Good. [Wilkins-CO] 1600 UNID Ciudad Acuña. Coahuila. OCT 27 I wanted to clear up conflicting listings here and on 650 while in the valley, but on this Sunday, there was no signal whatsoever in Del Rio, Texas, across Rio Bravo from Ciudad Acuña. Don't know if this is a silent Sunday station of if it no longer exists. [Callarman-TX1] VERIFICATIONS 620 XEGH Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas. Received a PPC with a small "Bonita 620 AM" stapled to it in 62 days for latest follow-up. V/S illegible. Very pleased, since this was one of my better XE catches, aided by the fact that they were on 620.48 kHz when I heard them in 1997, and separable on USB, but with splatter from a local on 630. Only 4th verie from TAMA. This is the 6th XE verie received here since November 1. I take back everything I said about Mexico being poor verifiers... well, not everything. [Wilkins-CO] 850 XEZF Mexicali, BCN. Prepared card in 25 days from Miguel Vildosola L. Only 4 follow-ups required for this gem. Caught local KOA off the air one morning back in enero de 1998 and got a nice tape of XEZF. [Wilkins-CO] 920 XEHQ Hermosillo, Sonora. Frequency-only e-mail verie, 48 days after 2nd Snail Mail f-up. Wonder what they did with my SASE and prepared form letter? V/S Antelmo Palafox Peralta, Productor, Grupo Uniradio Hermosillo. Says WRTH '02 address is no longer valid but does not give new address. Have contacted him with request for current address. XE verie #90. [Wilkins-CO] 940 XEQ México, DF. Verie rec'd today via Certified Mail from XEQ-940, for a f/up and m.s. Rec'd a small [3-1/2" x 4"] f/d card ["Certificado de Sintonia"], a f/d letter, my PPC, and several small stickers from XEQ, XEWK, XEWA, and XEW. V/S Ing. Miguel Angel Barrientos V., Director Tecnico. XE verie #83. [Wilkins-CO] 1010 XELO Chihuahua, Chihuahua, PPC, 2 "Lobo Latino" stickers, and CD entitled "Las 10 mejores canciones del ano 2000" in 26 days via Express Mail on first try! V/S illegible, but is "Productor y DJ". [Wilkins-CO] 1100 XENAS Navojoa, Sonora. Received a nice tourist brochure yesterday, but NO VERIE! Funny, I thought I'd asked for a verie and included a PPC! Sigh... will try again, I guess. Address on envelope says "Mas Radio," not "Nas Radio". There had been some question as to slogan. [Wilkins-CO] 1190 XEPZ Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. Prepared Card received after only 7 tries dating back to 1983. XE verie # 82. [Wilkins-CO] 1410 XECF Los Mochis, Sinaloa. Prepared form letter in 26 days for a f/up report and SASE. V/S illegible. 4th XE verie this year and 89th overall. [Wilkins-CO] 1550 XENU Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. The Head Engineer, Serge Korlowsky [XE2XPK] sent an E-QSL, consisting of a station logo "La Rancherita", red/white/green, to which he added my name, and date/time of my logging. Gee, this QSL was free ­ if you don't count the first 4 reports to the non-responding gerencia, hi! 85th XE verie, and only 3rd from TAMA. This is turning out to be a decent year after all for XE QSL's, with 9 rec'd so far. There's still hope for us QSL'ers! [Wilkins-CO] CONTRIBUTORS [Bryant-OK] ­ John Bryant ­ Stillwater OK. Receiver: TenTec 340. Antennas: Beverages + 20x80 Super KAZAROSS + Quantum Phaser. [Callarman-TX] ­ John Callarman - Krum TX. NRD-525 and the off-the-shelf Radio Shack loop, 3-foot ferrite loop built for John Bryant by Bill Bowers. [Callarman-TX1] ­ John Callarman - Results of a "research trip" to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas Friday October 25 through Sunday October 27. Stations heard between 1611 and 2110 OCT 25 were taped off car radio rolling south on US 77 between Victoria and Brownsville, Texas. Stations between 2308 OCT 25 and 2130 OCT 26 were taped in Brownsville, either on car radio or on DX-398 in motel room. Stations noted on OCT 27 were recorded on car radio on U.S. 83 between Brownsville and Del Rio, Texas. [Conti-NH] ­ Bruce Conti - Nashua NH. R8B, MWDX-5, 15/23/15-m Ewe antennas east and southwest. E: [email protected] W: http://members.aol.com/baConti/bamlog.htm [Crawford-FL] ­ David E. Crawford ­ Titusville FL. [28.5146N 80.8342W]. E: [email protected] DX while in TX. Rx: R8, 50 m longwire to W, 40 m longwire to SE. [Francis-TN] ­ Steve Francis. [Gleason-??] ­ David Gleason. [Hall-CA] ­ Tim Hall ­ Chula Vista CA. ICF-2010, KIWA Loop, Intermatic timer [Hall-FL] ­ on the road in Florida, ICF-2010, Kiwa Pocket Loop, Delco car radio

[Hall-FL1] ­ Tampa FL [same equipment] [Hall-FL2] ­ I-75 rest area near exit 28, FL [same equipment] [Hall-FL3] ­ Naples FL [same equipment] [Hall-CA1/AZ1] ­ On the road, Ford car radio [Hall-AZ2] ­ DXing from Tombstone, AZ ICF-2010, KIWA Loop, Intermatic timer [Hall-AZ3] ­ DXing from Ajo, AZ ICF-2010, KIWA Loop [Hawk-AZ] ­ Mike Hawk ­ AZ. Drake R8B w/ Kiwa loop or 120' longwire. [Kazaross-IL] ­ Neil Kazarossaross ­ Barrington IL. [Knight-CO] ­ Chris Knight - Fort Lupton, CO. Kenwood R-1000, Kiwa Loop, 100' random longwire into a DXP-3A phasing unit. [Knight-AZ] ­ DXing from Kingman, AZ. Kenwood R-1000 and Kiwa Loop. [Knight-NM1] ­ DXing from Watrous, NM. 2002 Toyota Corolla car radio and whip antenna. [Knight-NM2] ­ DXing from Santa Fe, NM. 2002 Toyota Corolla car radio and whip antenna. [Loy-IL] ­ Eric Loy ­ Champaign IL. Drake R8, TRF 12-655, Superadio II and Quantum QX. [Martin-OR] ­ Pat Martin, Seaside OR. Drake R-8, many Beverages. [Niven-TX] ­ James Niven ­ Moody TX [Moore-??] ­ Don Moore. E: [email protected] [Ponder-TX] ­ Stephen H Ponder ­ Houston TX. Radio Shack DX-398, Radio Shack AM Loop [15-1853], Magnavox D1875, stock AM/FM/Cassette in wife's 1996 Toyota Camry. E: [email protected] [Redding-AZ] ­ Kevin Redding ­ Mesa AZ. Chris Cuff AM Stereo, Delco radio, Sony ICF-2010, Kenwood R-1000 and 85' wire, RS loop, 50-60' wire. [Redding-AZ1] ­ Kevin Redding. I went on a mini-DXpedition to the Phon D. Sutton site in the Tonto National Forest near the Rio Salado here in Arizona, with Mike Hawk and Alan Lagerfelder. It was nice and quiet and I got 9 new stations. The conditions were all favoring the south for the most part thanks to an M Class flare on Thursday 11/1. Whats nice about this site is that its well within the 25 mile circle for reporting from home. I used a Kenwood R-1000 with about 400 feet of wire or a Signal Magnet 2 and a DX 398 with the Signal Magnet 2. [Renfrew-NY] ­ Jim Renfrew ­ Byron NY. [Stewart-MO] ­ Randy Stewart ­ Springfield MO. Yaesu FRG-100B, Quantum QX Pro loop. [Watanabe-JA] ­ H.Watanabe - Japan. RX:AR7030Plus, ANT:200m Beverage. [Westfall-NM] ­ Mike Westfall N6KUY/WDX6O ­ Pojoaque NM [DM65xu]. W: http://www.gentoo.net/mike [Wilkins-CO] ­ John Wilkins ­ Wheat Ridge CO. Drake R-8, 4-foot box loop. [Winkelman-OK] ­ Bruce Winkelman AA5CO ­ Tulsa OK. Drake R8, TenTec Jupiter, Butternut HF6V, Quantum Phaser, 2-50 foot wires, 40M inv-vee, 2-130 foot wires. [Wiseblood-CA] ­ Steven Wiseblood AB5GP ­ Santa Maria CA. GE Superadio-III. [Wiseblood-TX] ­ Steven Wiseblood ­ Bastrop TX [30-mi ese of Austin]. Kenwood KT-54 tuner [455kHz ceramic filter good for AM DX, no ceramic filter for FM, oooops, I'll be looking for a more selective reciever to do any serious FM DX], car radio. [Wiseblood-TX1] ­ Steven Wiseblood ­ Boca Chica Beach TX. DX-160, GE Superadio III, DX-399, 200'/250' LW. [Wolfish-ON] ­ Niel Wolfish - Toronto Ontario. Thanks to all who contributed... keep up the good work. Questions/comments to Phil Bytheway: [email protected]

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