Sunday, August 18, 2013

AM stations gone in Mexico

Thanks to Jim Thomas for passing along a Mexican government document listing recent broadcasting decisions. The following stations have ceased AM operations, having simulcast on FM for a year and now permanently moved to FM:
XEMG-1250    Arriaga, Chiapas
XECHZ-1560   Chapa de Corzo, Chiapas
XEUI-800     Comitan de Dominguez, Chiapas
XEFRT-890    Comitan de Dominguez, Chiapas
XEKY-1280    Huixtla, Chiapas
XEWM-640     San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
XEOE-810     Tapachula, Chiapas
XETAK-900    Tapachula, Chiapas
XEUE-580     Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
XEON-710     Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
XEIO-840     Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
XEVV-920     Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
XETUG-950    Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
XETG-990     Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
XERPR-1070   Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
XELM-1240    Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
XEUD-1360    Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
XEVF-730     Villa Flores, Chiapas
XEIK-830     Piedras Negras, Coahuila
XEYD-1410    6 de Octubre, Coahuila (105.1 FM)
XEEJ-650     Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
XELH-670     Acaponeta, Nayarit
XESL-1340    San Luis Potosi, S.L.P.
XEVZ-1210    Acayucan, Veracruz
XEID-990     Alamo, Veracruz
XEAVR-720    Alvarado, Veracruz
XEBD-1210    Banderilla, Veracruz
XEHV-1310    Boca del Rio, Veracruz
XELL-1430    Boca del Rio, Veracruz
XEU-930      Boca del Rio, Veracruz
XEOM-590     Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz
XEDZ-580     Cordova, Veracruz
XESIC-670    Cordova, Veracruz
XEAG-1280    Cordova, Veracruz
XEQO-980     Cosamaloapan, Veracruz
XEMI-1070    Cosoleacaque, Veracruz
XEAFQ-1420   Cosoleacaque, Veracruz
XEQRV-770    El Pando, Veracruz
XEBE-1160    El Progreso, Veracruz
XEGF-740     Gutierrez Zamora, Veracruz
XETQ-850     Ixhuatlancillo, Veracruz
XEOV-1240    Ixhuatlancillo, Veracruz
XEKL-550     Jalapa, Veracruz
XEJA-610     Jalapa, Veracruz
XEZL-1130    Jalapa, Veracruz
XEJH-1460    Jalapa, Veracruz
XELE-920     Los Pichones, Veracruz
XEMCA-1090   Los Pichones, Veracruz
XEHU-1300    Martinez de la Torre, Veracruz
XEHTY-1330   Martinez de la Torre, Veracruz
XEKM-1450    Minatitlan, Veracruz
XEPT-1590    Misantla, Veracruz
XEAFA-690    Nanchital, Veracruz (99.3 FM)
XEGB-960     Nanchital, Veracruz
XEGR-1040    Orizaba, Veracruz
XEPV-840     Papantla de Olarte, Veracruz
XERRR-1270   Papantla de Olarte, Veracruz
XEGN-1180    Piedras Negras, Veracruz
XECOV-790    Poza Rica, Veracruz
XEXK-1080    Poza Rica, Veracruz
XEPW-1200    Poza Rica, Veracruz
XEJD-1450    Poza Rica, Veracruz
XEVC-700     Pueblo de las Flores, Veracruz
XEKG-820     Pueblo de las Flores, Veracruz
XEYV-880     Pueblo de Santa Leticia, Veracruz

XEIK-1360    Piedras Negras, Coahuila 
has been granted permission to move to 96.7 FM as XHIK-FM.
Other stations which have received permission to move to FM but have not yet done so:
XENM-1320    Jesus Maria, Aguascalientes
XESU-790     Mexicali, Baja California         XHSU-FM 105.9
XEBCS-1050   La Paz, Baja California Sur
XERU-1310    Chihuahua, Chihuahua
XEPU-1110    Monclova, Coahuila
XEWX-660     Durango, Durango                  XHWX-FM 98.1
XEDRD-820    Durango, Durango                  XHDRD-FM 106.1
XEPI-990     Palo Redondo, Guanajuato          XHEPI-FM 99.7
XEMZA-560    Cihuatlan, Jalisco                XHMZA-FM 89.7
XELIA-1140   Morelia, Michoacan                XHLIA-FM 103.3
XEXE-1090    Queretaro, Queretaro              XHXE-FM 92.7
XEOBS-1070   Cd. Obregon, Sonora               XHOBS-FM 92.1
XETQE-1120   Tenosique, Tabasco
XECOV-790    Poza Rica, Veracruz               XHCOV-FM 105.9
XEIH-770     Fresnillo, Zacatecas              XHIH-FM 103.3

Strangely enough, two new AM stations seem to have been approved in Mexico State: XEGEM-1600 Metepec and XETEJ-1250 Tejupilco de Hidalgo.


Laurence Glavin said...

It's my understanding that when Canadian AMs go off-the-air, AM stations on their frequencies in the US can't alter their facilities to boost power or let-out their patterns at night because of treaties with Canada. Is that true of Mexico? Could stations in the western and southwestern areas of the US pretend that the Mexican frequencies no longer in use there are now up for grabs in the US?

Doug Smith said...

Yes, to my knowledge it's also true of Mexico.